Male Prison Guards at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Persecute and Humiliate Practitioner Ms. Zhao Shuyun
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhao Shuyun was imprisoned in the First Division of the Second Brigade of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province because she practices Falun Dafa.
Ms. Zhao felt she should not be detained at the labor camp, as it was not a crime to practice "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," and refused to wear the prison uniform. On July 7, 2005, Ms. Zhao was told to go to Captain Zhang Xiurong's office. Over two and a half hours later, Ms. Zhao left the office wearing a prison uniform and with bruises all over her body. She also had lost a lot of her hair and her regular clothes, including her underwear, were torn.
Ms. Zhao was severely traumatized both physically and mentally after being violently abused and humiliated. She was at the edge of collapse. She ached badly all over and felt dizzy.
On July 8, while Ms. Zhao was resting in bed, prisoner Qi Ximin saw her and asked, "Why are you in bed?" Ms. Zhao replied, "Because you tortured and beat me." Prisoner Wu Qiang then walked up to her and ferociously said, "Who beat you? Did anyone see it?" Ms. Zhao got up and said, "You! It is not the first time you beat people." Wu replied, "So what if I beat you? You deserve it." Then Wu slapped Ms. Zhao twice. Next, Wu tried to hit Ms. Zhao in the head, but other people stopped her. Instead, Wu ended up beating whoever tried to stop her. Without orders from the prison guards, Wu wouldn't dare to beat Falun Gong practitioners so blatantly.
After this incident, Ms. Zhao wrote a letter to Su Jing, Director of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Below is the letter.
"At 8:25 a.m. on July 7, 2005, Captain Zhang Xiurong of the Second Brigade ordered prisoner Zhang Yinghui to tell me to go to her office. Immediately after I walked into the office, Captain Zhang asked why I didn't wear the prison uniform. I told her that I wasn't a prisoner, that I was a Dafa practitioner. Forcing me to wear a prison uniform was equivalent to restraining and stomping on my basic human rights. Captain Zhang wrote down what I said and then told prisoner Wu Qiang to find a prison uniform and gather several other prisoners to come to the office. I told her it didn't matter whether she shut the door or not. She told me, 'Since I am beating you, I am not afraid if you talk. Who doesn't talk and report it on the Internet after he or she gets out of here? So what!'
"Prisoner Wu Qiang was only able to find the top part of the uniform, a short-sleeve shirt. Captain Zhang called in a prison guard and four prisoners also came in. Wu threw the shirt at me and told me to put it on. I refused. Captain Zhang then ordered Wu to grab my hands while the other prisoners removed my clothes. Captain Zhang covered my mouth and called in a male guard to 'help me get dressed.' After they removed my shirt and ripped my vest and underwear, the male guard forcibly put the prisoner's shirt on me. At the same time, Wu covered my mouth and pulled my hair. Captain Zhang told the other prisoners to pull me up from the ground and handcuff me behind my back. Zhang then ordered the prisoners to leave. The male guard, whose last name is He, 52 years old, left soon after.
"After 20 minutes, Zhang ordered Wu Qiang to find a pair of prisoner's pants, and several prisoners and a male guard to put the pants on me. Later, Wu covered my mouth with one hand and pulled my hair with the other. Zhang and a female secretary each wrapped tape around my head and covered my mouth and nose. The tape circled around my head, mouth and nose almost 10 times, until I couldn't breathe. Then they hung the two rolls of tape behind my head. While other prisoners were pulling my pants down, a male guard from another division continued to step on my feet and knees. My feet were injured and my shoes came apart. My nose hurt and handfuls of my hair were all over the ground. Captains from the Second, Third and Fifth Divisions and another guard witnessed the persecution. After Yang Kuili came in, they continued the torture for another 20 minutes. Two minutes after Wang Naimin came into the office, they removed the tape and handcuffs.
"Wang Naimin told me, 'One cannot break a rock with an egg' and that I had to obey the rules once I entered the labor camp. He left before I could tell him what happened. It was 11 a.m. when I was allowed to leave the office.
"Why was a male guard asked to come to the female section of the labor camp to put a prison uniform on me? This was done to purposely humiliate me.
"I strongly request the relevant departments to look into and handle this case and give me a reasonable answer.
"Zhao Shuyun at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp on July 9, 2005"
This violent abuse against a practitioner happened right inside the captain's office in the "Ideology Education School" that is actually a brainwashing center in Liaoning Province. What Ms. Zhao Shuyun experienced is only a small part of the brutal persecution occurring in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. More violent physical and mental abuses of Falun Gong practitioners have been uncovered or are still ongoing.