Practitioner from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province Recalls Being Mistreated Five Years Ago
(Clearwisdom.net) In late July 2000, I traveled to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa. I was arrested while riding on the bus from Tianjin to Beijing, and was interrogated for an entire day. I was then detained in Tianjin Detention Center with four fellow practitioners from other places.
Inside the Tianjin Detention Center, we were not allowed to do the Falun Gong exercises. When we did do the exercises, the guards beat us. There was no bedding, only rough wooden boards for sleeping. We were forced to eat moldy steamed corn bread and a piece of dried vegetable. We are kind people and yet we were treated worse than criminals. To protest our illegal detention, we went on a hunger strike. The guards force-fed us, which caused my teeth to become loose due to my mouth being forced open.
After one week of being detained in Tianjin Detention Center, my employer sent security officer Hou (male, very active in the persecution) to take me home. Officer Hou extorted 400 yuan in cash from me, and withdrew 4,000 yuan from my six-month salary. He spent 4,400 yuan of my personal money. He did not notify my employer of these transactions.
Upon returning to Jiamusi City, the policemen in the Qianjin District Department interrogated me, took my photo, and detained me for an additional month.
During this detention I was inhumanly tortured. I slept near the chamber pot, which was very smelly and damp. I could not move during sleep. I could only sleep on my side, and my feet were very painful and itchy due to such severe conditions.
I was arrested again in 2001 while passing out truth clarifying materials. The policemen in Chaoyang District Department interrogated me. Chen Wanyou, a notorious policeman from the City Police Department, had journalists videotape me. The police shackled me to the iron chair for an entire day. I was then detained for fourteen days.
The iron chair is made of iron pipes. Victims are restrained on the iron chairs with both arms and legs tied for a long period of time. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/1/9/17577.html.