Schoolteacher Ms. Dong Xiuqin Suffers Mental Collapse From Torture at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Dong Xiuqin taught at the Chaoyang Street Elementary School in Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province. She was subjected to inhuman torture at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and has suffered a mental breakdown. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and all those who have persecuted her should be held fully responsible for their actions that resulted in her mental collapse.
Ms. Dong Xiuqin started practicing Falun Gong in the spring of 1998 and benefited greatly both physically and mentally. Many of her diseases disappeared in less than a year after she started practicing Falun Gong, and she became generous and happy. She took the initiative to make up with her colleague with whom she had not been on good terms for many years. Everyone realized that she would not have been able to do this if she were not practicing Falun Gong. She worked hard, took on work with no complaints, and got along very well with everyone. Both her mental and physical changes were tremendous, and many people saw the beauty and goodness of Falun Dafa through her.
Even the persecution of Falun Dafa that began July 20, 1999, did not shake Dong Xiuqin's determination to practice. In October 2000 she went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested by officers from the Lingyuan City Police Station. She was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor and inhumanly tortured in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. After less than a year of torture she became skin and bones, although she had weighed 165 pounds before she was sent to the camp. Her mind became confused, and she finally suffered a mental breakdown. Since no one at home could take care of her, she had to stay with her sister who could watch over her. During that time, her family took her to many doctors. She improved after half a year of treatment.
Gradually Ms. Dong returned to normal. She returned to the practice again and her health recovered rapidly. She resumed her duties at school.
At the end of 2002, the Public Security Office and local police officers went to her house to harass her. They threatened to arrest her and extorted money from her family. At that time she was not totally free, and she thought that she would be sent back to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp if she were arrested again. She really could not tolerate the torture at Masanjia. Under such extreme stress, she had a relapse and suffered another mental breakdown. She thought that the police were everywhere and that everyone was watching her. She was convinced she was going to be arrested, and she even thought that her family was not trustworthy and was very dangerous. She always wanted to escape from home. In the end she could not go to work anymore. Under such extreme pressure, Ms. Dong lost a lot of weight in just in a few days. Her family said that her problem was much more serious this time. After medical treatment during the winter vacation, she basically recovered.
In October 2004 when Lai Caijun, another Chaoyang Street Elementary School teacher, was arrested, the Public Security Bureau claimed that Ms. Dong Xiuqin was also reported. Under pressure, the school terminated Ms. Dong Xiuqin's job although they continued to pay her salary. At the same time, the director of the Public Security Bureau summoned Ms. Dong's husband. The director told him that someone had reported Ms. Dong and that, if she did not "transform," they would arrest her.
When Ms. Dong heard the news, she remembered how horribly she had suffered at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and once again she broke down. She stopped drinking and eating, did not feel hot and cold, sometimes ran about naked and spoke incoherently, and screamed and yelled uncontrollably. Her condition was much more serious than the previous two times. After medical treatment, she improved somewhat. Although she gradually calmed down, her consciousness was still not clear and she still said things incoherently. Because of her poor mental state, she did not act like a Dafa practitioner anymore.
Ms. Dong Xiuqin was persecuted until she suffered a mental collapse. Because of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party, Ms. Dong has become a mental patient. Those who have persecuted her should be held fully responsible for her condition.
September 15, 2005