(Clearwisdom.net) Several criminal prisoners detained in Heilongjiang Women's Prison had the good fortune to start practicing Falun Dafa, and they began to understand the real meaning of life since then. Though prison guards used reduced prison terms or even release from prison to tempt them, these practitioners still refused to renounce Falun Gong. Instead, they firmly insisted on practicing Falun Dafa, and therefore suffered cruel tortures such as being detaining in solitary confinement, being handcuffed with their arms behind their backs, and being injected with unknown drugs by the prison guards.

Their prison terms are all different. If these new practitioners had gotten their terms reduced according to regulations, some of them would have been home a long time ago. However, the prison guards did not reduce their terms because they insisted on practicing Falun Gong. The following describes only some of the persecution that these practitioners, who obtained Falun Dafa in Heilongjiang Women's Prison, have suffered.

Ms. Hu Guiyan was a criminal prisoner. She started to practice Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. She resisted the persecution and validated Dafa. Ms. Hu has been detained in an ice-cold confinement cell by the prison guards. She has been handcuffed with her arms behind her back to a metal ring embedded in the ground so that she could neither sit straight nor lie down. They often starved her and beat her up. They even injected Ms. Hu with an unknown drug.

Ms. Feng Shurong and her mother started to practice Falun Dafa before July 20, 1999, when the persecution began. They were criminal prisoners at that time. The prison guard slapped Ms. Feng's face and forced her to practice Falun Gong, saying that she had a bad temper and could not be managed. The guard figured that she might change after practicing Falun Dafa. However, after July 20, when the CCP started to persecute Dafa, the guard talked to her again and tried to force her to write a pledge and renounce Falun Gong. Feng Shurong said, "Before I started to practice Falun Gong, you forced me to; now I have benefited from Dafa, corrected lots of my bad characteristics, and have started to become a really good person, but now you won't let me practice. I'm telling you, I'll practice Falun Dafa until the end!" The guard didn't have anything to say. Because Ms. Feng persisted in practicing Falun Dafa, they refused to reduce her term.

Ms. Feng Haibo is also a criminal prisoner. Later she started to practice Falun Dafa in prison. Therefore, the prison guards detained her in confinement for close to two years. Two criminal prisoners were specially assigned to watch her and torture her with various tortures. The guard also refused to reduce Ms. Feng's term because she practices Falun Dafa.

Ms. Tang Yajun is over 60 years old. Since July 20, 1999, the guards tried to get her to write a pledge to renounce Falun Gong and she refused. Ms. Tang had accumulated over 200 credits (the more credits a prisoner gets, the more her term can be reduced), but the prison still refused to reduce her term. Instead, they extended her term for several years. Ms. Tang was finally released on July 8, 2006.

Ms. Song Yayun started to practice Falun Dafa in 2004. Guard Liu Hong detained Ms. Song in the ice-cold confinement cell for over three weeks because she refused to monitor other Falun Gong practitioners.

Ms. Liu Lingling was transferred from the Fifth Team to the Fourth Team by the prison guards. The guards attempted to force her to renounce Falun Gong and failed. Therefore they detained her in confinement for about three weeks. The guards refused to reduce her term because she persisted in practicing Falun Dafa.

Team leader Wu Yanjie and Tao Shuping got Ms. Jiang Jinhong's child to try to persuade her to renounce Falun Gong, and they also tempted her with a reduced term, but Ms. Jiang refused.

Individuals in Heilongjiang Women's Prison responsible for persecuting practitioners:

Prison Wardens: Xu Longjiang, Liu Zhiqiang
Secretary of the Political Committee: Chu Shuhua
Team Leader of Focus Administration Team: Tao Shuping
Team Leader of the "Attack Team:" Cheng Xiuyan
Team Leader: Wu Yanjie
Guards: Yu Yongcheng, Wang Xing, Yang Libin
Criminal inmates who persecute Dafa practitioners: Li Mei, Liu Wenge, Wang Yubo