Experiences of an Older Practitioner in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) I am an older woman who lives in the country. I am truthful and do not lie. I have been practicing Falun Gong for nearly nine years. In my cultivation I follow Teacher's requirements, continually correct myself, and treat others kindly in all matters. Through practicing, I have obtained a healthy body and an open mind. Throughout China, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) does not allow kind people to practice Falun Gong and has sent many practitioners to prisons or forced labor camps, extorted money from them, arrested them, searched their homes, and sentenced, detained, and tortured them. Several thousand people have been tortured to death.
Although I am very old, I am just one of many people being persecuted. In order to validate to people around the world that "Falun Dafa is great" and expose the truth of how the CCP is persecuting practitioners, I would like to tell everyone what I saw and heard in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp as guards brutally persecuted female practitioners and those who remain steadfast in practicing Dafa despite being persecuted. The steadfast practitioners are resisting the vile persecution.
1. Inhuman Brutal Torture, Horrific Hooligan Acts
In the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, I often saw and heard guards torturing steadfast practitioners and using obscenities to insult female practitioners.
Female guard Zhang Qiurong often tortured practitioners. She also frequently found male guards to help her. They tied practitioner Ms. Chen in a spread-eagle fashion and tortured her. A guard pointed at Ms. Chen's private parts and said, "You are not even worth touching." Then he stepped on and kicked her insteps with his leather shoes, causing her feet to bleed.
Guards also tied practitioner Ms. Xin spread-eagled and punched her chest until her chest and breasts were covered in purple-black bruises. The guards also beat practitioner Ms. Lin with a wooden plank for over four hours.
The guards forced practitioners to stand against a wall for long periods of time and deprived them of sleep and use of the toilet. I also suffered this torture and was forced to stand until midnight. Female practitioners were barbarically force-fed. When one practitioner felt unwell and did not eat, the guards claimed she was on hunger strike. They held her down and force-fed her while they beat and cursed her every day for a week.
Guards feared that others would hear the practitioners' cries of pain during the brutal tortures, so they often broadcast very loud music to cover the sounds of their crimes. However, all practitioners who have suffered persecution in Masanjia know that when the dogs in the labor camp courtyard start barking, it means the guards are torturing practitioners again. There were also practitioners locked up in the "small cells" for extended periods of time. When they were let out, I saw that they could not walk, were unable to stand straight, and had to be supported by others. Seeing their condition grieved many people.
In Masanjia, if a practitioner said, "Falun Dafa is great," she would be tortured. Practitioners who did not do physical exercises were punished, and those who refused to wear prison uniforms were tortured. If practitioners spoke one word to each other (the guards called it "communicating in secret"), they would also be tortured. In conclusion, the guards act without reason as they unrestrainedly torture and persecute good people.
In Masanjia, especially on sensitive dates or during festivals, the guards wantonly and randomly search the clothing sent to practitioners by their relatives, and even carefully search practitioners' bodies. The guards search and touch female practitioners at will.
2. "Falun Dafa is Great" Resounded in Masanjia
It has been over six years since the CCP initiated the brutal persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. The practitioners have not been beaten down. They have instead become more and more steadfast, and more and more people have awakened and joined the Dafa practice.
The camp once held a convention for a thousand people. During the convention, a practitioner stood up and shouted "Falun Dafa is great!" The words, which represented the thinking of all Dafa practitioners, resounded through the meeting place and shocked the thousand people in attendance.
Another time, a practitioner ran into the courtyard and shouted from the bottom of her heart, "Falun Dafa is great!" Hearing her voice in that evil, dark den, practitioners were all very happy. At the same time, her heroism increased practitioners' determination and resolve to resist the persecution and steadfastly practice their beliefs.
One after another and group by group, steadfast practitioners straightened their backs and stepped out to clarify the truth to people and validate that Falun Dafa is good! Copy after copy, one after another, solemn declarations were handed over to the guards, put into letterboxes and delivered to everyday people.
When the guards in Masanjia hear "Falun Dafa is great" they react like they have just received an electric shock. When they see a solemn declaration, they are so frightened that they tear it off the wall immediately. When they see practitioners with their eyes closed and silent, they fear that the practitioners are sending forth righteous thoughts, so they quickly stop them, as they are scared they will receive immediate retribution for their crimes.
In more than six years of brutal persecution, I have seen and heard many Dafa practitioners' righteous thoughts and actions move and awaken many people, who then become practitioners. After everyday people see clearly the evil nature of the CCP, they withdraw from the CCP, the Chinese Communist Youth League, and the Young Vanguard League. These people have chosen a bright and wonderful future. The awakened people recognize the true nature of the CCP, no longer believe its fabricated propaganda, understand practitioners, and even support them.
I hereby tell those guards who are still persecuting Dafa practitioners, "You should wake up and leave a way out for yourself. Earnestly reconsider what you have done to these people who do not fight back when they are beaten or cursed at. You should listen to what they say and notice how they steadfastly practice Falun Dafa and kindly advise others. Then, leave Masanjia to see and hear the Chinese people's just voices and the recognition given to Falun Dafa practitioners. Look on the Internet and you will see how people around the world revere and support Falun Dafa practitioners who suffer persecution in labor camps. Stop persecuting Falun Gong!"