(Clearwisdom.net) The Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province is violating Chinese law by imprisoning Falun Gong practitioners who are suffering severe illness without giving them treatment, and to make the situation worse, the labor camp is inflicting torture upon these practitioners. Ms. Zhao Shuying and Ms. Chen Aihong's experiences are some examples of this.

Zhao Shuying, thirty-eight years old, is from Wei County, Hebei Province. Before practicing Falun Gong, she suffered from severe rheumatic arthritis and was crippled. Her health condition changed for the better after her cultivation. On January 6, 2005, she was illegally detained in Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp. As soon as she arrived in the labor camp, police Zhao Yuan, Li Weizhe, and Niu Lijun stripped off her clothing forcibly and gave her a body search, all the while swearing at her with dirty words.

Before the Spring Festival, Zhao was moved to a dark room. She only has her mother, who is in her 70's, and 8-year-old daughter for family, so she had nobody to bring clothes for her. She only wore an undershirt, underpants, and a work suit in the winter. Zhao was forced to search for and gather grass to feed ostriches on the snow-covered ground, which caused the joints of both of her legs to ache and deteriorate to the point where she could barely walk. After the Spring Festival, she was forced to work in a carpet factory. Because of the pain in her legs, she could not walk much and was verbally abused by the head of the group. On April 10, she suddenly passed out on the way back from work and her whole body twitched. She was carried back. On April 25, when the director of Administration of Justice in Hebei Province came to inspect the labor camp, the head of the group hid the people who suffered from severe illness. On the way to the hiding place, Zhao constantly moaned due to unbearable pain, and was beaten and kicked by Fang Bao. Zhao was taken to a vegetable field and left on a pile of dung under the scorching sun until she was on the verge of death. She was later brought into a room with a sign out in front that said "Kennel, no admittance".

On June 22, the head of the group and the women's group leader conducted a search. All of the Falun Dafa practitioners were driven into the yard under the scorching sun. Zhao Shuying could not withstand the heat and fell to the ground. Soon her whole body was twitching, but the police did not allow her to go inside. On another occasion, Zhao was crying in pain. Upon seeing this, police Zhang Jia and Li Weizhe laughed and swore at her for over one hour and would not stop until she fell unconscious. At around 6:30 p.m. on July 3, after seeing Zhao Shuying and several other patients lying in bed, the head of the group Li Yanji let loose a torrent of verbal abuse. Because of the extended period of physical and mental abuse, Zhao is suffering from several illnesses. She feels constriction in her chest, cannot eat normally and is suffering terribly.

Ms. Chen Aihong, fifty-three years old, lives in Zhangjiakou City. She was illegally taken to Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp for imprisonment on March 15, 2005. The physical examination showed that she suffered from severe heart disease. Her heart rate was 137 times per minute. The electrocardiogram showed that her heart muscle was seriously short of blood and she should not do heavy labor. After hearing this, the head of the group Wei Hongling often verbally abused her.

One night in the middle of June, Chen Aihong was meditating. Police Tian Zili pulled the bed sheet out from under her, whipped her face and head violently and beat her down to the bed. After a while, she called over inmates You Yanxiao and Tian Zili, who violently kicked Chen Aihong's chest and abdomen. After getting tired from kicking Chen Aihong, Tian Zili started to shout at her, "If you meditate again tomorrow, I'm going to kill you on the spot.' As a result of the persecution, Chen suffered from a relapse of heart disease and incontinence.

On June 22, Yang Zemin lead police to search the cells. All of practitioners were driven into the yard under the scorching sun. Because the weather was too hot, Chen Aihong's heart started beating too fast and she passed out on the stairs in front of the door. But the head of group Wu Chendong shouted, "Chen Aihong is fine. She is just pretending." Zhao Yanping then started kicking Chen. In the evening of July 3, Li Yanji and Zhang Jia verbally abused Chen again. In the past several months, Chen has been living in a severe environment, and she has been badly hurt both physically and mentally.

Written on September 4, 2005