(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Zhao Yuhong has suffered ruthless persecution in the Women's Prison of Shandong Province. Her two thumbs and forefingers were disabled, she was unable to speak for a long time, and was unable to take care of herself. A few days ago, prison doctors injected her with unknown drugs. As a result, Ms. Zhao's legs were severely injured and she is unable to walk. Her physical condition is deteriorating rapidly and her life is in danger.

On March 8, 2005, Ms. Zhao's 74-year-old mother went to visit her at the prison. When the elderly woman visited her daughter a few months ago, her daughter was able to walk on her own. This time, however, with the help and support of another person, her daughter walked very slowly to meet her. Each step was taken with painstaking effort. Ms. Zhao's face was pale and emaciated, with a dull look in her eyes. She was extremely weak and fragile. Zhao Yuhong's mother felt unbearably sad seeing her like this. She asked her daughter tearfully, "Why have you come to such a state?" Ms. Zhao told her that the staff in the prison recently escalated the persecution of practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. In spite of the spiritual torment, Zhao Yuhong has endured, and because she perseveres in practicing the Falun Gong exercises, the doctors in the prison injected an unknown drug into her, making her weak all over and unable to move her legs. Her physical condition is deteriorating rapidly and she is on the brink of death.

Ms. Zhao Yuhong, 50 years old, was arrested in March 2002 for distributing Falun Dafa truth clarification materials. Later, she was sentenced to four years in prison and sent to the Women's Prison in Shandong Province. As of today, she has been incarcerated in that prison for over three years. Because Ms. Zhao refuses to be "reformed" and perseveres in practicing the Falun Gong exercises, the police in the prison cruelly torture her. Her thumbs and forefingers were disabled and now she is unable to take care of herself. She is also mentally traumatized. For a long time, Ms. Zhao could not speak and could not sleep. When her family went to visit her in the prison and discovered her tragic condition, they requested several times that the prison release Ms. Zhao, but the prison staff refused their request.

Ms. Wang Shupei, 49, is another Falun Dafa practitioner from Zhaoyuan City. She was sentenced to six years in prison for her perseverance in Falun Dafa cultivation. She is being held at the Women's Prison of Shandong Province. Recently, when her family visited her, they found that she was in extremely poor health. They were able to talk only briefly. From the short conversation, her family members learned that the prison has escalated the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners with the focus on spiritual persecution. To achieve their coercive brainwashing, a group of collaborators surrounded practitioners day in and day out, and used all kinds of tactics to confuse their logic and to threaten practitioners.

It has been reported that the Women's Prison of Shandong Province, under the name of "Xingye Development Limited Corporation of Shandong Province," produces large quantities of goods for export. The detainees in the prison assemble a variety of clothing and tools to be exported to the U.S.A, Japan, South Korea, Russia and Germany. The prison has assembled several million toy owls for Germany through a contract with South Korea. The staff in the prison force detainees, including detained Dafa practitioners, to perform slave labor in order to make money for them. Detainees are forced to work long hours. Sometimes the work continues overnight, even without sleep for several days in a row. Practitioners are not even allowed to take a short break to wash their faces or brush their teeth. Detainees have worked for as long as eight days and eight nights continuously. They work such an inhumane schedule 365 days a year.

The guards order criminal inmates to fiercely beat Falun Dafa practitioners, without any concern that practitioners may lose their lives from the savage beatings. They also incite collaborators to abuse practitioners verbally and otherwise humiliate practitioners, and to torture them at will with physical punishment. These collaborators take turns forcing practitioners to stand or squat for a long time, beat and kick them, deprive them of sleep, and commit other atrocities.

Related Telephone Numbers:
Women's Prison of Shandong Province: 86-531-8936691, 86-531-8936692, 86-531-8936693, 86-531-8936694, 86-531-8585200, 86-531-8585454
Address of the prison: No. 93 Gongye South Road, Jinan City, 250100, P.R.China