How the 202nd Squadron at the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province Persecutes Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) I was illegally arrested by local policemen during the time I was homeless in 2003. I was then transferred to the 202nd Squadron of Team 2 in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp after they detained me in a detention center for one month. (The 202nd Squadron was later re-named the Special Control Squadron of Division 3.) During my two years in the labor camp, other practitioners and I suffered the following torture:
The 202nd Squadron was the center for detaining and torturing practitioners. Those primarily responsible were: Bian Shuqiang, Zhang Li, and Dong Guoxin. They utilized various methods to fiendishly torture us, such as repeatedly airing anti-Falun Gong propaganda and information slandering Teacher's programs, forcing us to view drawings slandering Teacher and Dafa, using sleep-deprivation, forcing us to squat for long periods of time, shocking us with electric batons, hitting us with sticks, barbarically force feeding us, and forcing us to overwork so as to damage our health.
Guards Bian Shuqiang and Dong Guoxin brutally tortured practitioner Mr. Zhang Zenglou, because he tore up a "criticism," which the guards had assigned to him previously. As a result, the guard beat him, knocking out one of his teeth, and causing three other teeth to become loose. Also, Mr. Zhang was forced to stay in the same room with prisoners for a long time and was forced to sit on a small plastic stool and face a wall from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In May and June of 2005, the practitioners came together to practice Dafa and resist the torture. But those ones who had been deceived by the propaganda reported them. Bian Shuqiang ordered the team leader of the 202nd Squadron to transfer other the prisoners so that they could close off, handcuff, and brutally torture the practitioners. Many practitioners had their buttocks beaten until they were black and blue. They had to sleep face down at night and couldn't sit in the daytime. Wang Jianhui, Lu Feng, Liu Yudong, and Wang Huajian were tortured most severely.
From then on, the guards tortured the practitioners more severely. Guard Zhang Li gave a speech every day slandering Falun Gong. He fabricated and forced practitioners to write "reformed" sharing reports, and forced them to answer questions. He forced practitioners to march for a long time and stand in a marching pose. Practitioner Guo Xin, over 60 years old, felt faint.
Practitioners Duan Qisheng and Yin Zhizhang, around 50-60 years old, were slapped, beaten with sticks, isolated, guarded, not allowed to speak, and brainwashed by guard Bian Shuqiang, only because they voluntarily led others to practice Falun Gong. This assault on their minds and bodies caused them to become emaciated.
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Sanxing, 70 years old, was beaten and forced to sit on a plastic stool until she was released because she announced that she was canceling her previous agreement to sign the Four Guarantee Statements (similar to the Three Statements). When she was released, she was beaten from her dormitory to the main door because she resisted the torture.
Mr. Sun Yuqiang, over 60 years old, was tortured and his teeth were knocked out.
Bian Shuqiang beat Mr. Huang Wenjiang, who was over 50 years old. As a result of the beating, Mr. Huang's teeth were loosened, he could not chew his food, and he could hardly hear anything.
Practitioner Zhang Haituo and another practitioner (name unknown) refused to be "reformed" and persisted in their belief in Dafa. They were put in the same room as the prisoners and forced to sit on stools, facing a wall from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. They were tortured in this way for as long as three years.
Practitioner Mr. Wang Shengbiao refused to cooperate. He suffered brainwashing and sleep deprivation and was forced to squat for over a 40-day period. He even suffered hallucinations. His leg became disabled. He was even not allowed to go to the washroom and had to use a bedpan. He ate and used a toilet in the same room. They made him live without any dignity.
When 610 Office personnel inspected the forced labor camp, they asked to interview practitioner Mr. Wang Jiangang. When they discovered that Mr. Wang still firmly believed in Dafa, guard Bian Shuqiang realized that his efforts to "reform" Mr. Wang had been unsuccessful. This made him angry and ashamed, so he tortured Mr. Wang even longer.
This article contains only a few of the details of the torture endured by the compassionate practitioners in the 202nd Squadron of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.