The labor camp in Shuihua City, Helongjiang Province has done much to harm Falun Gong practitioners in recent years. On September 14, 2004, the Railroad police department in Jiamusi city sent Mr. Li Shaotie from Fujin city to the Shuihua labor camp. Within two days they began to torture him. They prevented him from sleeping by beating and cursing him whenever he closed his eyes. They made other prisoners beat him and they forced him to work. The guards ordered other prisoners to beat Mr. Li while he worked. Because Mr. Li would not renounce Falun Dafa, the guards often beat him very badly. Four or five of them dragged Mr. Li to an empty room. After they sealed his mouth with tape, No.2 group leader, Cong Handong, said, "Do you need me?" The officer with the last name Diao replied, "No, we will take care of him." The middle group leader Long Kuibin shocked Mr. Li with a high voltage electric baton. Officer Shi Jian slapped his face, alternating hands, until his face was misshapen and bruised. Diao Xuesong took over when Shi Jian felt tired. Mr. Li's mouth was injured and his teeth were knocked out. His blood seeped through a slot in the tape that was sealing his mouth. He bled so profusely that his blood washed away the tape, and spurted out heavily. The men also kicked Mr. Li in his legs over 100 times, from top to bottom, using their military shoes. Gao Zhonghai asked him, "Do you still want to practice?" Mr. Li replied, "Yes." Gao Zhonghai then ground on Mr. Li's toenail with the heel of his shoes. Fresh blood spurted from his foot and two of his toenails were torn off. Mr. Li fainted. When he woke up, the prison doctor was rescuing him and measuring his blood pressure.
After nearly a month of torture, Mr. Li Shaotie's firm cultivation heart remained unshaken. He further developed a deeper understanding of what was truly good and what was truly bad. On October 11, the guards transferred him to a determination team. Two prisoners monitored the practitioners there day and night. He had no freedom. He could not see his family on visiting days. His family came three times and could not see him. The fourth time, they reluctantly let his family visit. Four family members went there but only Mr. Li's brother was allowed to see him. He was allowed 10 minutes and was strongly told to persuade Mr. Li to give up his belief in "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance." Mr. Li's brother saw that he looked totally different from before, because, before coming to the camp, Mr. Li had been known for his strong and healthy body. The hell in the human world in Shuihua labor camp has bitterly hurt people.
This is just one example of how the persecution means in Shuihua labor camp are extremely evil. Five or six hundred practitioners have been detained there.
March 8, 2005