Practitioner Ms. Bo Gendi, 50, Walks Out of Shanghai Women's Forced Labor Camp With Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) Fifty-year-old practitioner, Ms. Bo Gendi, is from Leshan New Village, Xuhui District, Shanghai City. On February 5, 2005, 3 years after she was put into the Shanghai Women's Labor Camp for the second time, she walked out of the labor camp with righteous thoughts.
In 1999, Bo Gendi was illegally sentenced to 2 years of forced labor for the first time. She is the first practitioner who was sentenced to forced labor in the Shanghai area. At the labor camp, she did not cooperate with any requests by the evil forces. With her righteous thoughts, she left the labor camp. One month after escaping the various tortures of the forced labor camp, she was arrested for the second time. In April 2002, she was sentenced to 3 years of forced labor.
In April 2002, the Shanghai Procuratorate held a seminar in the labor camp to spread rumors created by the 610 Office to slander Falun Gong. Bo Gendi shouted at the seminar site, "Don't fabricate rumors." The guards were outraged. Bo Gendi was put through the "riding an airplane" torture (1) by the head of the 3rd Brigade. She was handcuffed and hung in the "riding an airplane" position for over 10 hours, with her feet not touching the floor, causing her hands to lose all feeling.
Bo Gendi was later transferred to the 5th Brigade, which was set up to monitor practitioners more closely. When the brigade showed inmates videotapes that slandered Falun Dafa, Bo Gendi shouted the truth and resisted the evil. The guards didn't know what to do so they transferred Bo Gendi to the 3rd Brigade to separate her from other practitioners and to single her out for more persecution.
Bo Gendi spent the three long years at the labor camp in the 3rd Brigade under second-level strict monitoring. The food there was terrible. Even in such a harsh environment, she firmly resisted the guards' requirements so she was able to practice Falun Gong and send forth righteous thoughts in the labor camp.
Each month the labor camp would pay inmates a tiny, symbolic salary for their work. Bo Gendi never took the money since she never considered herself an inmate.
(1) "Riding an airplane" torture: In this torture, the head is bent down until it cannot go down any further, while the hands are pulled up from behind and held up to the highest point.