Clearwisdom Collection: Portrait of Tortures (Graphic Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) In July 1999, an open cruel persecution of tens of millions of Falun Gong practitioners who believe in principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerances began in China...
The genocidal policies used against this group of kind people are:
"Damaging Falun Gong practitioners' reputation, bankrupting them financially and destroying them physically"
"No one will be held responsible if Falun Gong practitioners are beaten to death, just count them as suicide"
"No investigation is needed, just have them cremated."
More than a hundred methods of ruthless torture:
Long period of continuous electric shock with high-voltage electric batons, handcuffing with "wolf teeth cuffs", forced feeding, tying practitioners on the "Dead person's bed", sexual abuse, "pressing bed board", water dungeon, merciless beating, freezing, exposing practitioners under the scorching sun, "Tiger Bench", injecting large quantity of drugs to damage central nerve system, piercing iron nails into practitioners' fingertips, forced abortion, tying a practitioner to the rear of a vehicle and driving the vehicle fast, slave labor, depriving practitioners of sleep for several weeks in a row, electric needle with extremely high intensity and so on and so forth...
Tortures are commonly used against Falun Gong practitioners, especially those who refuse to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. Even senior citizens, teenage girls and breastfeeding mothers are not able to escape from the tortures.
A practitioner demonstrating "electric shock" suffered by fellow practitioners in China
Electric batons are most commonly used by police officers and jail guards in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. They use electric batons that carrying voltages as high as 300,000 volts to shock practitioners' sensitive areas and private parts including: mouth, root of the ear, center of the palms, center of the bottom of the feet, genitals, and breasts. Sometimes they even use several electric batons to simultaneously shock practitioners.
Ms. Gao Rongrong suffered from a 7-hour continuous electric shock and her face was disfigured
Ms. Gao Rongrong, 36 years old, was a staff member in the financial division of Lu Xun Art College in Shenyang City. She was shocked with electric batons for 7 consecutive hours and her face was seriously disfigured. Now her life is at the verge of death.
Burning Practitioners Bodies With Red Hot Objects
The torture "burning": This torture is extremely cruel. Many practitioners have been burned by police officers or jail guards with cigarettes, which left their faces full of burned black scars. What extremely cruel was that some vicious police officers even deliberately burned young pretty female Falun Gong practitioners to disfigure their faces.
This form of torture includes using cigarette lighters to burn practitioners' faces (even to burn their eyebrows off), their chins, hands, thighs, or private parts.
At other times, specially made iron bars are heated in burning charcoal until they become red-hot. They are then used to burn practitioners' chests and thighs.
Guangdong Practitioner Mr. Tan Yongjie Suffers from 13 3rd Degree Burns, Injuries Reaching Deep into the Muscles
Mr. Tan Yongjie, a Falun Gong practitioner from Guangdong Province was tortured and suffered from more than 10 burns on his legs. He fled to the U.S. and is saved from death. Doctors in Houston diagnosed that his13 wounds were 3rd degree burns. The injuries reached deep into the muscles. Even two months later after the torture he suffered, his wounds were still too grisly to look at. Doctors placed a skin graft on the wounds that were too big and too deep to heal themselves.
Force-feeding that Is Devastating in Nature
Force-feeding is a brutal torture method in the name of humanitarianism, aiming at coercing practitioners who suffer from this torture to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. Practitioners are force-fed with concentrated salt water, sticky corn syrup, pepper juice and water, Irritant medicine, high-proof liquor, detergent, urine, and excrement, and so on. In order to prevent Falun Gong practitioners from resisting force-feeding, almost all practitioners on hunger strike are tightly tied with different kinds of torture instruments to restrict their bodies' movement. For instances, practitioners are tied with ropes, heavy shackles, or their hands are cuffed from their back, and they wear "Tank hats" on their heads to restrict the movement of their heads.
A Successful Businesswoman Suffered from Brutal Force-feeding
Ms. Wang Yuzhi was a successful businesswoman. Her stubborn illnesses were completely cured from her practice of Falun Gong. Because she refused to give up her practice of Falun Gong and refused to stop clarifying the truth of Falun Gong, she had been illegally imprisoned three times. During her detention at the Wanjia Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province, she received brutal force-feeding. The cruel torture almost made her lose her eyesight and her life was on the verge of death.
About 100 Falun Gong Practitioners Died from Force-feeding
|Wang Xiuying ¨C Heilongjiang Province||Yang Mei ¨C Hebei Province||Gao Xianmin ¨C Guangdong Province|
|Duan Shiqiong ¨C Chongqing||Chen Aizhong ¨C Hebei Province||
Wang Xuzhi ¨C Had been force-fed with urine and excrement. He died from the persecution
According to available statistics, about 100 Falun Gong practitioners have died from force-feeding. They are: Xiao Liya, Gu Xiuxian, Liu Xiaoling, Wu Baowang, Liu Guiying, Tan Chengqiang, Guo Meisong, and Kong Deyi from Heilongjiang Province; Han Yuzhu, Wang Xianyou, Han Cuiyuan, Li Shuqin, Jiang Shulan, and Liu Hong from Jilin Province; Liu Xuguo from Shangdong Province; Gao Xianmin from Guangdong Province; Mei Yulan from Beijing; Zhao Dongmei and Li Huiwen from Shanxi Province; and Li Weihong from Shanghai and so on...
"Dead Person's Bed"
A practitioner demonstrating the torture of "Dead person's bed"
"Dead person's bed" is also called "stretching bed". It is used to torture Falun Gong practitioners who are on hunger strike or those who refuse to give up their practice of Falun Gong. When practitioners on hunger strike are tightly tied on the "dead person's bed", their hands and legs are unable to move. Then the jail guards and criminal inmates surround practitioners to force-feed practitioners through their noses. Many practitioners died from this torture.
Yoko Kaneko Had Once Been Tied on "Dead Person's Bed" for Consecutive 20 Days and Endured All Kinds of Inhuman Tortures
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yoko Kaneko, wife of a Japanese man had been cuffed on a "dead person's bed" for as long as 20 days in a row. Her hands and feet were so tightly cuffed and shackled, that her wrists bled. She was force-fed and was not allowed to use restroom. Instead, a catheter was forcibly inserted into her urethra. When she was released from the bed, she was already on the verge of death. Her entire body felt numb and was unable to move. The skin on her back was festering. The sleep deprivation and forced brainwashing caused her blood pressure to rise and she nearly lost her eyesight.
Torture aiming at female practitioners: Sexual insult
One of the torture methods against young female practitioners: Press with force their lower part of body.
The inhuman persecution of female Falun Gong practitioners makes people boil with anger. The vicious police officers use electric batons to shock their breasts, nipples and private parts. They even inserted an electric baton into female practitioners' vaginas, and don't let off unmarried female practitioners. Police officers or jail guards raped and gang raped female practitioners. They stripped off female practitioners' clothes and threw them into male cells. Some practitioners were raped on streets...
Female Falun Gong Practitioners Were Stripped off Naked and Threw into cells with male inmates
In June 2000, at Masanjia Force Labor Camp in Shenyang City, 18 female Falun Gong practitioners were stripped off naked and threw into cells with male inmates.
Drawing above illustrates that a female practitioner is stripped off all clothes and she is hung and beaten.
Female Graduate Student Was Raped by Police Officers in front of Other Inmates
On the evening of May 13, 2003, Ms. Wei Xingyan, a graduate student from Chongqing University was raped by a police officer in front of two other inmates in Baihelin Jail (detention center) of Shapingba District.
Drawing above illustrates that police officers rape or gang rape female Falun Gong practitioners.
A Female Practitioner Was Raped by a Police Officer on the Street
A female Falun Gong practitioner from Beijing was beaten up by a patrolling plainclothes police officer and raped publicly. The police officer sat on her body and used all of his strength to insert a plastic baton into her vagina. The above three photos were taken nine days later after the incident.
A practitioner demonstrating being tightly tied and then put under a bed which is pressed down by heavy objects or by people who sat on it and exerted forces.
Pressing bedboard is a method of torture used in brainwashing classes and forced labor camps against Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. This method of torture is extremely brutal. Police officers or jail guards first tightly tied a practitioner's feet and legs and tied his/her hands behind the back. Then they tightly tied that practitioner's neck and legs together, which almost choked the practitioner. After that, they shoved the practitioner under a bed and sat on the bed or used forces to press down the bedboard, which forced down on the practitioner's back and could almost crush the practitioner's bones. Long period torture of this kind can severely injure the victim.
Mr. Chen Gang who was rescued from China and came to the U.S. is accepting interviews.
Chen Gang, was the logistic manager at the Carlsberg Brewery in Beijing. He was subjected to the torture of "pressing bedboard". Jail guards ordered more than 10 criminal inmates to beat him, until his face was unrecognizable. After they beat him up, they tied his legs and feet tightly, and his arms were tied behind his back. Then the criminal inmates tied his neck so tightly to his legs that it almost suffocated him. After they tied him up, they shoved him under a wooden bed and had more and more people sit on top to press down his back. He felt his bones close to breaking. After this torture, he couldn't walk for two weeks. Another practitioner Lu Changjun suffered the same torture and became paralyzed.
Water dungeon: Practitioners are stripped off clothes and dunked into dirty water which is as high as the practitioner's chest. Practitioners subjected to this torture are unable to see the sunshine for a long period of time. Police officers or jail guards determine at will how long the torture lasts. In the worst case, practitioners died from the torture. In the less severe case, practitioners' bodies were soaked festered.
Ms. Ding Yan Was Tortured to Death in Chengde Prison
Ms. Ding Yan, 32 years old was from Shijiazhuang City. She was tortured to death in Chengde Prison where she was confined in a water dungeon.
Practitioners demonstrating "hung and beaten up"
A Female University Instructor Was Beaten up Which Caused Her 3 Vertebrae Fractured
Ms. Zhao Xin was a young instructor from the Beijing University of Industry and Commerce. While being detained in the jail (detention center) attached to the Haidian Police Substation in Beijing, she was severely beaten up which caused the fracture of her three neck vertebrae. After six months of suffering from the extreme pain, she died on the evening of December 11, 2000.
Honest and Upright Senior Gentleman Liu Yufeng Was Beaten to Death
Liu Yufeng, male, 64, was a retired worker from Xiaozetou Village of Songcun County, Wendeng, Shandong Province. He was an honest and upright man. He was openhearted and publicly recognized as a good person. After practicing Falun Dafa, his diseased body regained health. He suffered tremendous tortures in the Wendeng Jail (Detention Center) and died from the torture. Autopsy by legal medical experts showed that, extravagated blood was discovered in his right eye-lid. There were cuts and bruises on his face, and black and blue marks left by electric shocks on his throat, chest, and legs. The skin had begun to separate from the body, and the soft tissue below the skin was damaged. It was discovered that the second, third, and forth ribs on both the right and left sides were fractured. The upper one-third of the sternum was broken. His whole body was covered with bruises and injuries.
Young Man Was Beaten to Death
Li Zhongmin, male, 31 years old, was tortured to death on March 3, 2003. When he died, some witnesses saw numerous wounds on his body, with bloodstains on the back of his head and a big area of bruises on his inner thighs. There were many red marks on his backs, and his eye sockets were deeply sunken in. The above photos were taken in May 2001, one week after he was beaten at the Harbin Road Police Substation in Dalian Kaifa District. At that time, his wounds gained some recovering.
Tsinghua University Graduate Was Tortured to Death
Yuan Jiang, 29 years old, graduated from China's most prestigious university, Tsinghua University. He was kind, simple and had brilliant talents. Before he practiced Falun Gong, he suffered various kinds of illnesses. He had once taken one year sick leave from school. After practicing Falun Gong, his physical and mental health dramatically improved. He was the Vice General Manager of the Information Technology Engineering Co., an affiliate to the Telecommunications Bureau in the city of Lanzhou. In September 2001, he was arrested in Dunhuang, Gansu Province and had since been severely tortured for two months. A full truck of torture instruments were used on him. His entire body was covered with wounds and scars and it was too horrible to look at. Later, he passed away.
Freezing and Exposing Practitioners under Scorching Sun
2. Practitioners' demonstration of the torture
Freezing: In winter, in temperatures of minus 20 to minus 30 degrees Celsius, police officers or jail guards forced practitioners to stand outside with only underwear so as to coerce them to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.
Exposing under Scorching Sun: In hot summer, police officers handcuffed steadfast Falun Gong practitioners outside under the hot sun for a long period of time, which often caused practitioners to faint, left burns on their skin and made them lose body fluids. In some brainwashing classes, in order to cover up what they were doing, the police officers adopted even more malicious way. In midsummer, they locked practitioners in a small airtight room and opened the heat system to its maximum to stifle practitioners for a long period of time.
59-year-old Lady Was Forced to Climb Barefoot in the Snow and Was Tortured to Death
Ms. Chen Zixiu's all bloodstained clothing left by the police officers in the yard.
Chen Zixiu, 59 years old, was from Xujiaxiao Village, Beiguan, Weicheng District, Weifang City, Shangdong Province. She was beaten with rubber and electric baton and rods with thorns. On the day before she died, after suffering another round of beatings with batons and she almost lost her consciousness, she still did not give up her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. On the day when she passed away, she was forced to climb in the snow with her bare feet. She finally collapsed, fainted and died.
Practitioners demonstrating the torture of "Tiger Bench".
Mr. Liu Chengjun Was Tied to a Tiger Bench for 52 Days in a Row in Tiebei Jail (Detention Center)
Liu Chengjun, 32 years old, was tortured to death.
He was arrested because he used TV network to clarify the truth of Falun Gong to the public. After Liu Chengjun was handcuffed and shackled, police officers shot twice in his legs, which severely injured him. The photo provided by the Chinese News Agency showed that Liu Chengchun who had suffered all kinds of tortures did not have the energy to maintain a natural sitting posture.
Injecting Drugs Damaging Central Nerve System
In order to force practitioners to renounce their belief, steadfast practitioners who resolutely persist in their belief of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance are often injected drugs that damage their central nerve systems. Some were thus tortured to become mental abnormal. Some were even tortured to death.
Death Caused By Injecting Large Quantity of Unknown Drugs
Lu Hongfeng, female, 37, was Deputy Principal and Educational Administration Director of the Lingwu City No. One Elementary School in Ningxia Province. She was a senior teacher and an excellent teacher in her district. In a local psychiatric hospital, she suffered various tortures by means of drugs and died.
Zhang Fangliang, 47, was the Deputy County Magistrate of the Rongchang County, Chongqing City. He was an honest and incorruptible official. He was injected with some unknown drugs during his detention in the Tongliang Jail (Detention Center) and died from torture on July 9, 2002.
Xu Guiqin, 38, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Taian City, Shangdong Province. During her one-year imprisonment in the Shangdong Province No. One Forced Labor Camp for Women, she was brutally tortured. Two days before she was released, because she refused to give up her belief, she was once again beaten and injected with some drugs that damaged central nerve system. After she returned home, she appeared to be mentally abnormal. Nine days later, she passed away.
Zhang Dezhen, 38, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Xie Village, Jiuzhai Town, Mengyin County and shangdong Province. She was unlawfully arrested by the Mengyin County's "610 Office" and local police bureau. Under the situation that she was extremely weak, she was injected with large quantity of drugs, which caused her death from heart failure.
Digging Bamboo Sticks
Practitioners demonstrating the torture method of "digging bamboo sticks" into their fingertips under fingernails.
Digging bamboo sticks: The long bamboo sticks were forced into practitioners' finger tips through their fingernails, which caused extreme pain for victims.
- Falun Gong practitioner Cheng Fengxiang from Yongnian County, Hebei Province had suffered this torture of "digging bamboo sticks".
- Liu Jinfang from Henan Province was beaten to injured by the police officers from the political and security department of the Xiangcheng City. After she endured various kinds of tortures, police officers pricked through her fingertips and toes with bamboo sticks. She was in such a huge pain that she lost her consciousness. The police then once again plunged bamboo sticks into her fingers or toes to wake her up.
- Zhang Zhigang was a Falun Gong practitioner from Deyang, Sichuang province. The police officers first beat him up and then dug baboon sticks into his fingertips and threw red and hot cigarette stubs into his underwear.
Practitioners demonstrating the method of forced-abortion.
Forced abortion: In order to transform the pregnant Falun Gong practitioners in labor camps, jail guards forced them to have abortion disregarding how long their pregnancy was and whether that would risk their lives.
- Giving Injection to Induce Abortion, Policemen Watch a Practitioner Having an Abortion: Evil deed done by policemen of Mengzhou City, Henan Province. In order to send practitioner Ms. Geng Juying to a forced labor camp, policemen forced her to have an abortion. They gave her abortion-inducing injections against her will. When she was in unbearable pain, several policemen looked at her and laughed cruelly, and as they watched her abort, they said lewdly, "Aren't you pretty' We just want to watch you have an abortion." Thus Geng Juying lost the baby under the malicious eyes of these wicked policemen. Afterward, Geng Juying was put into a brainwashing center in Jiaozuo City, Henan Province.
Tying a Practitioner to the Rear of a Vehicle and Driving the Vehicle Fast
Dragging practitioners by vehicles: Policemen also tied Falun Gong practitioners who do not give up their belief and peacefully resist the persecution to the rear of a police vehicle or a motorcycle and then wildly drove the vehicle, which dragged practitioners on the ground and made their bodies full of cuts and bruises, and badly mauled. Bones could be seen at where their bodies touched the ground. It was too horrible to look at.
Evildoings of Police Officers from Baiguo Town, Macheng City: Set a Practitioner Who Was still Alive on Fire and Drag Practitioners on Grounds by a Fast-driving Motorcycle
Practitioners demonstrating slave labor
Slave Labor: Over the past five years, tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been illegally imprisoned and forced to do intense slave labor without any payment. The working environment was extremely bad. Their products include packed chopsticks, give-away toys for fast food restaurants and hair products for Henan Rebecca Hair Product Inc., a major company that bring in foreign exchange income for Xuchang City.
- Producing "Sanitary" Chopsticks : The Department of Dispatch of Beijing's City Labor Education Bureau forced people in the labor camp to work excessive long hours to make "sanitary" chopsticks, from 6:00am to 9:00pm or sometimes even past midnight. Not only Falun Gong practitioners are forced to pack the chopsticks, other inmates including those who abused drugs, patronize prostitues, and robbers and thieves are all forced to pack the chopsticks. The chopsticks made there were far from being "sanitary". With dozens of inmates squeezed into one small room, the chopsticks to be packed were piled on the floor arbitrarily and often stepped on by workers. Many of them had skin diseases, scabies outbreaks, and some were drug addicts or diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases. Some inmates are hostile toward the society and therefore deliberately nip dirty stuff on the tips of the chopsticks. Some even rub the chopsticks on their feet or other dirty parts of their bodies. The payment for the contracted forced labor became income for the policemen at the labor camps.
- Producing wax candles that emit strong chemical odors : Since July 2001, the Longshan Labor Camp officials have forced Falun Gong practitioners to process wax candles in various colors. Many practitioners looked pale, became dizzy and sick and lost their appetite from inhaling these toxic odors emitted by the candles.
- Producing flax cushions for car seats : Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp forced Falun Gong practitioners to produce flax cushions for car seats from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. nonstop. This kind of flax produces a lot of particles and dust, which is harmful to one's health, irritates the respiratory system and causes an itchy throat and difficulty in breathing. There were no safety measures in place in the production area.
- Producing Give-Away Toys for Fast Food Restaurants : officials at the Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City have for a long time forced detainees to make give-away toys for fast food restaurants outside China, including an eagle toy and a bear toy. The workshop starts the day at 6:00 a.m. and stays open until 2:00 a.m. the next morning.
- Producing Traffic Control Batons and Toothpicks : Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp forced Falun Gong practitioners who have better eyesight to weld together traffic control batons used by traffic police. The batons are exported to South Korea. Practitioners with worse eyesight are forced to make toothpicks. The labor camp forces them to work 16-17 hours a day. Those who can't work as fast end up having to work day and night. Corn noodles and bread are the only food ever available. Practitioners receive electric shock torture and beatings all the time.
Because of their practice of Falun Gong, their lives had been full of vigor. However, because they would not give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, they are subjected to suppressions and tortures and some of them have even been tortured to death...
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ma Xuejun, an official from the Railway Bureau of Jiamusi City has been tortured so badly in prison that he is now on the verge of death.
|Mr. Ma Xuejun, a healthy and happy man after practicing Falun Gong||
Mr. Ma Xuejun, after one-year suffering from the persecution
Before Ma Xuejun practiced Falun Gong, he suffered from aplastic anemia and hepatitis B. His doctor said that he would not survive. In the end of 1994, he started practicing Falun Gong and he fully quickly recovered from all illness. Mr. Ma has been acknowledged as a good person who works hard and conscientiously. He has never been corrupted.
Just because Ma Xuejun firmly upheld his practice of Falun Gong, over the past more than four years, he had twice been unreasonably detained for as long as six months, respectively. He was once sentenced to 3 years in a forced labor camp. He was sent home until his health was in a critical condition after one year and six months imprisonment, during which he had been severely tortured using various means including shocking him with electric batons and electric chairs, hitting his toes with chair legs, kicking him with leather shoes on his lower back and chest, and suffocating him with plastic bags...
Falun Gong Practitioner Wu Lingxia from Heilongjiang Province Was Tortured to Death
Photo of Wu Lingxia and her son
Ms. Wu Lingxia, 37 years old, had suffered tremendous tortures physically and mentally during her detention in the Shuangyashan Jail (Detention Center), which caused her to suffer from liver cirrhosis induced ascites. She was sent home and died in July 2002.
Ms. Chen Xingtao from Yueyang City, Hunan Province Became Crippled as a Result of the Persecution and Was Tortured to Death Later
Her sacrum was festered and a big hole appeared
Ms. Chen Xingtao, born in 1963, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Xinzhuang Group, Guqiao Village, Yanglin Town, Yueyang City, Hunan Province. In January 2001, she was illegally imprisoned in the Baimalong Female Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou city, Hunan Province. During her imprisonment, she was ruthlessly tortured. As a result, her lower body was paralyzed and numb and she suffered incontinence of the bowel. She was released from the labor camp in May 2001 and after more than one year of suffering, she passed away.
According to available statistics, up to August 29, 2004, at least 1032 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death.
More than 6000 practitioners have been illegally sentenced to prisons.
Over 100,000 practitioners have been sent to forced labor camps.
Several thousands Falun Gong practitioners have been forcibly held in psychiatric hospitals and injected with drugs that damage their central nerve systems.
Numerous Falun Gong practitioners have been abducted and held in "brainwashing" centers at different places where they are subjected to mental tortures. More people have been beaten, physically punished and even economically extorted.
Tens of Millions of Falun Gong practitioners' family members, colleagues and friends have been implicated and brainwashed to different degrees.
Because Jiang group's tight blockade of information regarding the brutal persecution, large quantity of persecution facts have not been exposed. In addition, some of the tortures are too cruel to be demonstrated by neither paintings nor live re-enactment, therefore, what we exhibit here are only a tiny part of the persecution in terms of depth, scope and severe degrees.
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Anti-torture exhibitions move people's hearts. People are shocked and indignant at Jiang group's brutality.
People express their sympathy and shed tears for the kind Falun Gong practitioners
People solemnly signed their names on the petition book condemning Jiang group's inhuman persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. People asked, "What can we do to help?"
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The end of killing
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