Some Thoughts From a Practitioner in China After Seeing a Report about Anti-torture Exhibitions
(Clearwwisdom.net) Reports about anti-torture exhibitions outside China reminded me of my experiences in a forced labor camp. I want to make some additional explanation: I think the most serious and brutal torture in the labor camp is the mental terror and pressure applied by the persecutors on practitioners. The mental torture surrounded the practitioners inside with horror all the time.
The guards in the labor camp are very good at creating a terrifying atmosphere. For example, they beat practitioners in front of other practitioners, forcing them to watch or listen, they play with their electric batons in the hallway, so that practitioners can hear the crackling noise clearly. I was wondering if the terrifying noises were explained in the anti-torture exhibition.
It's easier to endure pain for a short time than for an extended time. Many of the tortures last a long time, making one suffer continuously for extended durations. For example, forcing one to stand seems to be not such a brutal torture, yet hand-cuffing one to a cage and forcing one to stand like that for several days and nights is a severe torture, which normal people won't be able to stand.
There are still some differences between the exhibition and real life. People who watch the exhibition are not actual victims, so they cannot truly feel the mental pressure and horror in jails or labor camps. In most cases, the injuries are on practitioners' bodies, not on their faces, so it's hard to see. The persecutors hurt the practitioners on parts of the body not easily seen in order to cover up their crimes. Quite a few guards purposefully torture and injure practitioners' private parts, so that the practitioners are reluctant to show their injuries as evidence of the crimes committed against them.