Accounts of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Brutally Torturing Practitioners (Reenactment Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) The Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province has persecuted thousands of practitioners, closely following Jiang Zemin's evil criminal group since the persecution against Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999.
The following are accounts of the persecution of several Falun Gong practitioners. Although these represent just a small amount of the countless persecution cases, they bear witness to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp's monstrous crimes.
Ms. Li Hongshu, a practitioner from Panjin City, Liaoning Province, was illegally sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2002. She remains in the Liaoning Women's Prison. At the end of 1999, Ms. Li, about 30 years old, was detained in the First Group of the Second Women's Detention Center of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. During that time, to protest the persecution, she refused to go out for calisthenics and insisted on practicing the Falun Gong exercise. She was therefore taken away, and the police guards stripped off her warm cotton-padded jacket and trousers. It was deep into winter and Ms. Li only had on one set of underclothes, but the guards bound her legs with rope, forced her to sit on the cold cement, and shocked the soles of her feet with electric batons. [See reenactment photographs, below.]
Ms. Zou Guirong, a practitioner from Xinbin County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was persecuted to death. The following is an account given in her own words before her death: "In August 2000, at age 34, I was detained in the second group of the Second Women's Detention Center, where, incited by the director of the detention center, six or seven criminal inmates physically punished me with brutal beatings behind closed doors. The people involved included Su Jing, the leader of the group, Wang Naimin, Zhang Xiurong, and the leader of the subdivision of that group, Qiu Ping. In the detention center dormitory, the criminals hung me upside down from the upper bunks for a long time. When I couldn't endure the pain any more, I fell down and was promptly beaten with broom handles by inmates or guards. [In the following photo, the person re-enacting Ms. Zhou is wearing the red sportswear assigned to practitioners in the forced labor camp.] This type of torture forced the victim to prop both legs firmly against the upper deck of a bunk bed and to straighten the waist, abdomen and chest with great effort, with her head facing downwards. The victim had to endure excruciating pain, so much so that she was often covered in sweat. Besides this torture, inmates and guards also forced me to half-squat for extended periods of time. If I couldn't remain absolutely still, I would be beaten." [See picture below.]
Ms. Jiang Jie, over 30 years old, a practitioner from Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was detained in the second group of the Second Women's Detention Center during the summer of 2001. She was often beaten black and blue by criminal inmates, who were urged on by Shao Li, the vice-director, Lu, the director, and Dai Yuhong, the leader of a subdivision of that group. Even under these conditions, during the day Ms. Jiang was still forced to do heavy physical labor. At night, she was deprived of sleep and taken to the bathrooms to be beaten by the people listed above. Once in the bathroom, the criminal inmates joined in the beatings. They also straightened out her body and then stood on her shoulders, crushing her body below them. This brutal torture resulted in Ms. Jiang being so badly injured that she couldn't walk by herself. [Even the reenactment below cannot fully show the cruelty of this abuse.]
Ms. Zhao Shuhuan, 46 years old and a practitioner from the Shenhe District of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was detained in the first group of the Second Women's Detention Center in May 2001. Wang Xiaofeng, the leader of the first group, and others ordered criminal inmates to severely pinch the inside of her thighs with their fingernails. The abuse turned her legs black and blue, and the bruises can be clearly seen even today. One day in the bathroom, four or five inmates seized her by her hair and bashed her head against a white ceramic tiled wall with such force that the ceramic tiles split. [See photo below.] Afterwards, she said that her head was buzzing, and she didn't know where she was. Ms. Zhao now lives in Taiwan.
Practitioner Ms. Cao from the Huanggu District of Shenyang City, is now dead. When she was 65 years old, the police guards handcuffed her to the radiator in the hallway. She was handcuffed at a level where she could neither stand nor squat. After being forced to stay there for long periods of time, the guards still shocked her with electric batons. When they tired of shocking her, they ordered inmates to continue the torture. [See photo below.] At the end of 2002 and 2003, several practitioners who firmly believed in Falun Dafa were handcuffed by the guards this way to radiators in the hallways or confined in "small cells" (1), enduring extreme pain.
(1) "Small Cells" ¡V The detainee is locked up in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners in a fixed position, in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served to detainees locked up in a small cell. During the night, rats are running around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.