Hunan Provincial Women's Penitentiary Tortured Tao Fangzhi, Who Became a Dafa Practitioner While in Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Tao Fangzhi, 46, lived in Huarong County, Hunan Province. She was detained at the Huarong County Detention Center, serving a life sentence for manslaughter. During her detention, she started to practice Falun Dafa after a practitioner named Li Lianchun told her about Dafa. After she became a Dafa practitioner, Ms. Tao recognized from her heart the previous mistakes that she had made, and truly realized the purpose of life.
In the first half of 2000, Tao Fangzhi was transferred to the Hunan Provincial Women's Penitentiary. She was tortured in the prison because she continued practicing Dafa and telling the facts about Dafa to other inmates. In the beginning, the prison authorities tried to forcefully "convert" her by putting her into the "Transformation Group," where most Dafa practitioners were placed. Later, they transferred her to the Changfeng 2nd Brigade because there were just too many Dafa practitioners being jailed. While in the Changfeng 2nd Brigade, Fangzhi was harassed and tortured by the prison guard Dai Jiangli, who was responsible for the manufacturing operations in prison. Dai prohibited Fangzhi's family from visiting her and barred her from buying daily necessities. Dai did not allow other inmates to get close to her and illegally stripped her of her rights. Dai ridiculed Ms. Tao as "phony Falun Gong" and threatened to have "a few murder convicts to take care of you!"
Dai Jiangli also took extra initiative in torturing Dafa practitioners detained in other brigades. In April 2004 Dai saw Dafa practitioner Xiao Guiying speak to another practitioner, Jia Cuiying, who was detained in the "Elderly and Disabled" brigade. She immediately took Xiao Guiying to the brigade leader's office and searched her. After she found some Dafa articles, she ordered a 5-day solitary confinement for Ms. Xiao.
Xiao Guiying was a Dafa practitioner from Huaihua City, Hunan Province. She was first abducted in December 1999 and sentenced to three years at the Hunan Provincial Women's Penitentiary. After she served out her sentence in December 2002, Ms. Xiao was abducted again in February 2003 because of her active involvement in exposing the persecution and producing Dafa information pamphlets. This time, she was sentenced to 8 years in prison and sent to the Hunan Provincial Penitentiary at the end of 2003. In the Changfeng 5th Brigade, the prison guard ordered three inmates to constantly monitor Ms. Xiao.
The Changfeng 2nd Brigade also severely violated the prison regulations and legal statutes, forcefully ordering all Dafa practitioners to work overtime every day, for as long as 16-17 hours.
Changfeng 2nd Brigade guards' office: 86-731-2323132
Changfeng 2nd Brigade guards included Dai Jiangli, Xue Le, Xu Qing, and others.
Changfeng 5th Brigade guards' office: 86-731-2323135
Changfeng 5th Brigade guards included Tang Jun, Lu Rong, Wang Zuoling, Chen Renliu, Guo Hongyu, and others.
Changfeng Factory General Manager's office: 86-731-2323138
Changfeng Factory General Manager: Luo Jian; Instructor: Xiao Julan; Assistant General Manager: Zheng Peixian, Ou Xiangyang
Changfeng 1st Brigade guards' office: 86-731-2323131
Changfeng 3rd Brigade guards' office: 86-731-2323133
Changfeng 4th Brigade guards' office: 86-731-2323134
Hunan Provincial Women's Penitentiary address:
P.O. Box 2
Hunan Provincial Women's Penitentiary
Changsha City, Hunan City, 410004