(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Shi Zhongling from Jiawang District, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province was brutally tortured at the Suining County Brainwashing center, and died on March 22, 2005. Before she passed away, the doctors found two fractured ribs, dislocated shoulders, an accumulation of fluid in her chest, and many bruises on her body. The details have yet to be investigated.

Ms. Shi described some of her persecution experiences in the Suining County Brainwashing Class:

After seven months at the Luzhuang Brainwashing Class, on July 26, 2001, more than ten officers from Jiawang District 610 Office abducted another practitioner and me to the Suining County Brainwashing Center. In the Suining County Brainwashing Center, firm practitioners were locked up individually, not allowed to leave the room at all, and were beaten and cursed at will. I refused to do morning exercises or wear the uniform, hence, I was put in solitary confinement many times, including one period lasting five months.

I went on a hunger strike to protest the brainwashing. At the Suining County 610 Office, Tang Taibin (male) and Yang Shuguang (male) ordered their subordinates Zhang Xinmin (male), Wang Yue (gender unknown), Wang Gang (male), Wan Li (male), Gua Ya (gender unknown), and Wang Guangpin (male) to brutally beat me. When I fell to the floor, they pulled me up then beat me again. They used thin bamboo rods and whipped my whole body, face, fingers, chest, even after many bamboo rods were broken. My whole body was covered with bruises. I passed out many times, but they poured cold water on me and then resumed the beatings.

At last, they handcuffed my hands behind my back and onto the floor rings inside the solitary compartment. My body was twisted, and I could not move at all. I was in there for seven days in the hot summer, and the cell was very small. When they opened the door after seven days, the air gushing out was so hot and unbearable that they dared not walk in. Other fellow practitioners witnessed that even the poisonous chemical "666" had been sprayed into my cell.

I still refused to be brainwashed after being tortured for18 months. They then started to attack me more viciously. More than twenty people took turns beating me. I suffered immensely in both mind and body, and was thin as a rail. They still would not let me go, and ordered me to stand up for 48 hours without sleep. When I was totally exhausted both physically and emotionally, they coerced me to sign my name on four prepared statements.

The above was only part of the torture I endured at the Suining County Brainwashing Class.

The "Big Truth" program of Jiangsu Province TV Station depicted the Suining Brainwashing Class as heaven, where people could play badminton, poker, and chess, and where employees treated practitioners like family. The real truth was that we had to pay two thousand yuan each month, while we got less than one hundred yuan worth of food. We had very little to eat every day. That place was truly a living hell, and the employees were savages. The reports in the "Big Truth" were all lies created to deceive the general public who did not know the truth.

I am an early retiree of the Xuzhou City Public Transportation System. My employer has withheld more than two years of my pension. My current physical condition is a direct result of the torture I received. Xuzhou City 610 Office Head Liu Yuanqin (female) and Li Jian (gender unknown), Jiawang District 610 Office Head Fan Shuyou (male) and Gao Guihua (female), Suining County Brainwashing Class Head Tong Taibin and Yang Shuguang are all responsible.

Ms. Shi Zhongling

March 1, 2005

(1) "Being confined in a solitary compartment" refers to locking up a single detainee in a solitary cell, which contains a basin and a pair of handcuffs. The basin is used for both washing the face and relieving the urine and bowels. One end of the handcuffs fastens the wrist and the other end attaches to the door railing. The handcuffs can be fastened onto the door railing at three different heights. In the highest position, the detainee has to extend his/her arm upward. The middle position is at waist level. In the lowest position, the detainee has to sit on the ground.