Persecution Intensified as Hundreds of Practitioners at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Declare Their Resolve to Continue Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) At the end of 2004, most illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp submitted a statement to the center, denouncing the center's "transformation" tactics and declaring null and void the previous statement they signed under high pressure to give up the practice of Falun Gong. The detention center was very frightened and carried out a policy of "Separate Management" to persecute the practitioners more severely.
The Masanjia Forced Labor Camp is a concentration camp used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The guards there randomly bring steadfast practitioners into small wards and brutally torture them, using methods including: fierce beatings, handcuffing practitioners to metal chairs for 24 hours, leaving the windows open in freezing winter temperatures which causes injury and disability, putting high-volume loudspeakers beside practitioner's ears, sleep deprivation, and not allowing practitioners to use the toilet more than 2 or 3 times per day.
Huang Haiyan, a guard (female), once beat Falun Gong practitioners with a steel rod. The practitioners had lumps all over their heads as a result. Even though the evil is so vicious, it could not move the steadfast practitioners.
At the end of 2004, most Falun Gong practitioners submitted a statement to the center, condemning the brutal "transformation" attempts and declaring null and void the previous statement they signed under high pressure to give up the practice of Falun Gong. They refused to participate in hard labor. With improved understanding of the Fa principles, practitioners came to realize that they needed to completely negate the persecution and not even wear the detention center uniforms. Their righteous thoughts and actions frightened the authorities. The guards decided to employ new methods - "Separate Management" - and divided the more than 600 practitioners in the detention center into three large teams. About 130 people were put in the "Severe Management" team, and about 200 people were put in the "Normal Management" team. These two teams were for determined practitioners. The remaining 200 people put in the "Loose Management" team were practitioners who had been brainwashed and given up Falun Gong.
Determined practitioners under "Severe Management" are given only corn flour buns to eat. They are monitored 24 hours a day, including the time they spend using the toilet. They only have five minutes to wash and brush their teeth, and are not allowed to dry their clothes outdoors. They sleep in a 40-square-meter room, where an 80-watt light bulb is on all through the night. During the daytime, the TV and radio are played constantly at high volume. The practitioners' pens and paper are all taken away. The guards also conduct brutal force-feedings on practitioners who go on hunger strike to protest the persecution. Four policemen will stand on the practitioner's arms and legs, force a tube into the practitioner's nose, and administer force-feeding with corn flour porridge saturated with salt.