(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Wu Renhui. I was unlawfully arrested and incarcerated in the Zhongba Forced Labor Camp in Guizhou Province on April 26, 2004, simply because I believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." I was held at the No. 1 Section of the Fifth Division.

In less than one and a half years, I was taken to the so-called "Intensive Assault Unit" three times, where I was tortured and was forced to write "reports on being "transformed"" (including ideological understanding, a guarantee statement and confessions) against my will. I was kept in the Intensive Assault Unit the first time from April 26 to May 17, 2004. Political instructor Huang Xianyue, in an attempt to make me renounce Falun Gong, forced me to write some statements. They ordered the inmates, Yang Tingdong, Sun Hongwei and Wang Hao to be my "personal cangues" (1) and to monitor me. They forced me to stand in a military posture for a long time and deprived me of sleep. The physical abuse lasted for 15 days. My calves were swollen to the size of my thighs. Once, they beat me from the evening of May 16th until the morning of the 17th. Before the beating, Yang Tingdong talked to me alone. He said, "If you still refuse to renounce Falun Gong, we may do you bodily harm." Political instructor Huang told us, "The process is not important, what we care about is the result. We can't drag on with him like this forever." After this, they turned violent, physically assaulting me as well as coercing me to write the "five statements" (2). Afterwards, I suffered from back pain for more than two weeks.

On October 26, 2004, I was transferred to the section's Intensive Assault Unit for the second time. Wang Gan told me, "The leaders of the section decided after a discussion to employ Wang Hao, Zhang Bo, and Gong Qiang to help 'transform' you. You must follow their orders." During the nine days from October 26 to November 3, they forced me to read their slanderous books every day, to stand in a military posture and they did not let me go to bed. They beat me and threatened me every day. They said that only when I wrote a statement saying that I was "transformed" would I be allowed to rest, sleep and be spared the physical abuse. The various tortures were too much for me to bear, so I was finally forced to compromise and write the "five statements." I had pain in the left side of my chest from the torture for nearly a month.

In January 2005, Dafa practitioners were ordered to write a summary of our thoughts for the year 2004. To expose their atrocities, I wrote about the abuse I suffered during my two detentions in the Intensive Assault Unit. The head of the section, surnamed Long, forced me to rewrite my statement because he said I did not write any "understanding" on Falun Gong.

In March 1, 2005, I was taken to the Intensive Assault Unit for the third time. Since I held firmly to my belief that Falun Dafa is good, expressed my strong will to practice Falun Gong and made it clear that under no circumstances would I give up Falun Gong, I was tortured once again. They forced me to stand in the military posture all day. Every day I was allowed only three to four hours of rest and sleep. They hung a placard with the words "Strike the diehard" in front of my chest. They put a pillowcase on my head and a bowl on top of my head. They threatened me loudly. About a week later, they refused to let me sleep. The prison guards also incited inmates Chen Bin and Wang Hao to beat me up. On March 8, political instructor Huang was on duty. Wang Hao came to the Intensive Assault Unit to urge Huang to go and have lunch. After Huang left, Wang Hao punched and kicked me. Since I could not bear the physical pain any longer, I was forced to write "transformation" statements. The physical assault they used to reach their goal injured me severely, both mentally and physically. I had pain in the left side of my chest again for nearly one month. I also suffered from insomnia, headaches and absent-mindedness over a long period of time.

In the past I suffered from chronic illness and bad headaches which affected my work and study. After practicing Falun Gong I changed from being a sick person to a healthy one. I experienced the miracles of being illness-free and healthy from practicing Falun Gong. I believe that Falun Gong is able to achieve what modern medicine fails to achieve. Falun Gong is also able to help people change from being hurtful people into kind people, and to help people improve their moral standards. This is why I am determined to practice Falun Gong. Because of this thought and understanding, I was inhumanly tortured at the Intensive Assault Unit of the No. 1 Section of the Fifth Division of the Zhongba Forced Labor Camp. The physical and mental damage from being tortured and forced to "transform" on three different occasions is beyond description.


(1) Personal cangues - "Cangue" is the name of an instrument of torture. In this case it is used to indicate the person designated to supervise the behavior of practitioners.

(2) Five statements - practitioners are forced to write statements promising not to practice Falun Gong, stating regret over practicing in the past, declaring separation from Falun Gong, and denouncing Falun Gong.