Cruel Torture Received by Mr. Gao Shulin

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Gao Shulin is 47 years old and an employee of the Xuanhua Steel Company in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. Once he pushed a bike onto the street, with the bike holding a sign that read, "The Tiananmen Self-Immolation Was Not Done by Falun Gong." For this action he was detained in the Xuanhua Detention Center, where guards encouraged prisoners to nail matchsticks under one of his fingernails, causing his finger to swell and turn purple-green in color.

Mr. Gao was detained in the East 1-5 Cell in the Xuahua Detention Center. About ten cellmates took turns beating or kicking him, which caused injuries all over his body and led him to suffer a nervous breakdown. His right leg suffered blows that created two huge swollen bumps that were very hard. He was unable to sit comfortably. Mr. Gao was released after suffering a mental breakdown.

One and half months later, Mr. Gao Shuin was detained in the detention center again. His finger now appeared milk-white in color after the nail had fallen off. After being detained for 45 days, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor.

Mr. Guo Zhengqing Inhumanly Tortured

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Guo Zhengqing is 43 years old. On April 25, 2001, he unfurled a 2.3 foot wide banner that read, "Falun Dafa is Good!" from a bus passing through Tiananmen. The crowd cheered for his courageous act. After being arrested and locked inside a police vehicle, he shouted through the window to the people outside, "Falun Dafa is good!" A policeman beat him on the face with a three foot long baton, causing his nose to bleed profusely. Seven to eight young policemen tried to tie him up with a thick rope, but the rope was broken in two pieces, and they could not cuff him no matter how they tried. He was brutally beaten many times after having been escorted to Xuanhua Detention Center, and he once passed out for three hours due to the beatings. He would only be able to fall asleep for about one hour at a time due to the severe pain all over his body.

In November 2002, at the time when Mr. Guo Zhengqing was transferred to Hebei Province's Shijiazhuang Fourth Prison, his legs and feet were deformed. His feet were twisted outward, making it impossible to wear shoes and difficult to walk at all; his hands were also injured and deformed. He continued to be beaten in the Fourth Prison. In March 2003, he was tortured at an "attacking class," where resolute practitioners are tortured. He was not allowed to sleep for eight straight days, and he passed out for several hours on the last night.

Although his right leg is now disabled, his solid faith in Falun Dafa has never changed. He said, "The government beats healthy people to disability. Falun Dafa is saving disciples from countless calamities. Without Master and Falun Dafa's salvation, human beings could not withstand such a disaster."

Mr. Guo Zhengqing reported that a female Falun Dafa practitioner employed by Xuahua Steel Company, 41 years old, name unknown, went on hunger strike in a detention center in Beijing. She was later transferred to Xuanhua Detention Center and killed during force-feeding within several days, between the end of March and the beginning of April 2003.

Another Falun Dafa practitioner who did computer printing was detained in the Wei County Detention Center. The thumb, middle, and ring fingers on his left hand were inflicted with the "Digging in Bamboo Sticks" torture (1), and his lower chin was broken after being kicked.

(The police hammer sharp bamboo sticks into the fingers of the practitioner through the tips of the fingernails. In the process of the hammering, the fingernail will be completely torn off. As one's exposed fingernail beds are extremely sensitive, the hammering process causes excruciating pain. The police begin by hammering the bamboo stick into just one finger. If the practitioner still refuses to allow his will to be bent, the police will then hammer bamboo sticks into more and more fingers until they have brutally mutilated all ten fingers.)