Ms. Xie Xiulan's Personal Testimony of the Persecution She Suffered at Dalian Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) I was arrested at approximately 7:00 p.m. one evening in June 2000. The very next day, I was taken to Dalian Detention Center where I was held for 42 days. I was then transferred to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp where I was tortured for two years. Later, I was transferred to Dalian Forced Labor Camp where I was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor. When Dalian Forced Labor Camp was closed down, I was returned to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp for further persecution. I believe in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," the principles of Falun Dafa, and I did not do anything wrong, yet I was brutally tortured in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and Dalian Forced Labor Camp with small cell internment, brutal beatings, being hung up with handcuffs, the Tiger Bench, and my nose was broken from the torture.
In Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, I had to get up at 5:00 a.m., and go to bed at 11:30 or 12:00 at night. In March 2000, I did not accept the persecution imposed on me. I did not do their exercises, and did not participate in their activities. The guards locked us practitioners inside an iron gate. The guards played recordings of materials that slandered Master and Dafa. We shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" The guards handcuffed one of my hands, and tied up my other hand and hung me up. I sat on the floor, and the collaborators were told to use some cloth strips to fasten my mouth closed. As a result, my teeth and mouth were bleeding.
I saw the posters on the wall that slandered Master and Dafa. In the evening, I said, "Falun Dafa is good!" The guards then locked me up on the fourth floor, and tied me to a tiger bench, cuffing one hand to it. For three meals a day, I was only given coarse corn bread, and salt water. I was only allowed to use the toilet twice a day, at 7:30 in the morning, and 8 o'clock in the evening, and each time I was only given 5 minutes.
One morning at 6 o'clock, I said, "Falun Dafa is good!" A prisoner who was assigned to watch me covered my mouth with her hands, and took me to the chief-on-duty's office. The chiefs Zhang Chunguang and Qi Fuying were present. Zhang hit my face and he rode on my body and hit me. He also spat on my face.
At 8:00 a.m., the guards took me to an empty room on the first floor. They cuffed me to an iron bed. Prisoner Yu Xiaoqin, who was assigned to watch me, ordered me to squat, but I refused. She grabbed my hair and threw my head against the cement floor. My head was slammed until it was black and blue. Then, I was cuffed to a heat radiator for 8 days and nights. My feet were swollen, and the bottoms of my feet had blisters. The handcuffs were so tight that my wrists were bleeding
In the morning of May 13, 2002, for shouting, "Falun Dafa is good," I was once again taken out. The team leader asked Yu Xiaoqin to hit me. They stopped me at the corner of two walls and hit my face and head with her fist. Then suddenly I heard a cracking sound from my nose, and my nose started to bleed. My shirt was soaked with blood, and there was blood on the floor. Only then, did they let me wash my clothes and return to my room. I was unable to go downstairs to eat for 5 days. I felt dizzy when I turned my head. My entire face was purple and swollen, and so was my nose. Actually the bone of my nose was broken, but I did not know it at the time when I was hit. It still hurt one month later.
On July 1, 2002, for shouting, "Falun Dafa is good," I was locked up in the small cell for a month. During the daytime, I was not given any water to drink, and was handcuffed to a tiger bench. My arms and legs were swollen and became deformed, and I could not put on shoes. I could only wear slippers. I lumbered, and had to have others to help me walk. I was not permitted to wash my hair or take a shower.
Once, because I refused to do their exercises, the team leader ordered the prisoners to drag me to the washroom. Since there was water on the floor, they threw me down and forced me to stay there. They ordered people to watch me. I lay there the whole day. My back still hurts even now.
The law enforcement personnel here use very cruel methods against Dafa practitioners. They either extended the jail terms for practitioners who refuse to be "transformed," or they lock them up in small cells.
On August 22, 2002, they held a so-called "Discipline Conference." In the track field, there were many male and female guards who started using suppression against Dafa practitioners. When they transferred Li Liming, Sun Caihong, and Li Dongqing to Dabei Jail, we shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" They extended our jail terms for as long as six months. My term was extended five months. Two male guards held my arms at my back, clutched my hair and pulled me inside the iron gate on the first floor.
The first floor room was packed with Dafa practitioners. Nine practitioners in my cell were very steadfast. The police sealed our mouths with tape, and would not let us talk. They would not spare the practitioners who have heart problems.
On November 5, 2002, three of us shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" We also held our palm up to send forth-righteous thoughts. The guards locked us up in small cells. In winter, the temperature went down to below -20 0C (about -5 0F). My feet suffered from frostbite and were swollen so bad that I could not even take off my shoes. My feet were full of blisters, and I was unable to walk.
On November 27, because I refused to recite the "30 rules," the police locked me up in the "triangle room" where they tied my hands with ropes behind my back. They did not allow me to sleep. I had to stand. I did not listen to them, and untied the rope. At 5:00 a.m., they found out that the rope had been loosened, so they got four people to come and hit me. They clutched my hair, and covered my mouth. When I refused to let them, they called for the team leaders. When the four team leaders came, deputy team leader Wang Shuzhen made all the other practitioners leave the room. Then, she started to hit me. Zhang Chunguang clutched my hair, and hit my face. He also kicked my stomach. I was hit so hard that I rolled on the floor. Finally someone said stop the beating, and then they all stopped. I was dizzy, and unable to breathe. Then, the guards returned me to the small cell for 10 days.
In the evening of January 22, 2003, division head Wang Xiaofeng sent me down to the first floor. He then called the "transformed" to tie up my feet and hands and asked me to meditate. In March, because I refused to do Tai Qi as the guards requested and nor would I be "transformed," they took me to the first floor where there was a hallway. They tied my hands up onto two iron rails. I shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" Wang Shuzhen hit my face. Yet, no matter how hard she hit me, I continued shouting, "Falun Dafa is good!" Finally the evil guards stopped hitting me. My left hand sometimes still feels numb.
On April 4, because I refused to be "transformed," I was dragged to the warehouse on the first floor where four people tied me up. Huang Dianqin stood on the window rails and hung me up. My feet were six inches above the ground. I was hung like this for more than three hours. I even urinated in my pants. By then, some practitioners found the team leader who then let me down.
I remained steadfast with one thought: that I would follow Master. At that time, my heart and blood pressure had some problems. The division head and doctors came. Only then did they stop hitting me, but they extended my jail term for further persecution. Before I was imprisoned in Masanjia Labor Camp, I was very healthy. Yet, presently I have heart disease, my head is dizzy, and I have stomach problems. On December 6, 2002, my jail term was over. But, Masanjia Labor Camp did not release me until November 17, 2003.
On March 30, 2004, I went to visit a relative, but I was abducted again and locked up in Dalian Forced Labor Camp where I was illegally detained for two years. On April 29, when I was in the hospital for a check up, they found a 5.4 cm. x 4 cm. lump on the left side of my abdomen. I was unable to eat. However, they still forced me back into the Labor Camp. Dalian Labor Camp uses very cruel and brutal methods to persecute steadfast Dafa practitioners. (Death Bed, being hung up, inserting shoe brushes and cleaning mops into practitioners' private parts until they bleed). In minor cases, the guards frequently instigated female criminal inmates to hit and kick Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners were also forced to stand day and night and were not allowed to sleep. Later, when Dalian Labor Camp was closed down, I was transferred to Masanjia Labor Camp for continued persecution.