(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Ms. Sun Zhouying is nearly 60 years old. In the year 2000 Ms. Sun was illegally detained and kept in custody for the next four years. Because she refused to renounce Falun Dafa, the authorities of the Special Control Team in the Fifth Division at the Songjiang Women’s Jail tortured her by forcing her to stand or sit for long periods of time. She was constantly dizzy due to sleep deprivation and suffered severe beatings at the hands of the jailers and their lackeys. Ms. Sun was forced to clean the public restroom but forbidden to use it. She had no privacy and was only allowed to relieve herself and bathe in her cell, and the guards made trouble for her with the other prisoners by refusing to allow her to empty her bedpan. They also severely limited the amount of water she was given for bathing, and she developed skin problems.

Ms. Sun suffered in a myriad of ways during her four years in jail. Just after she was released, the authorities illegally arrested her and subjected her to brainwashing for the next two months. In April 2005 the authorities again illegally sent her to a forced labor camp for a year and a half. She was to be released in October of this year, but still hasn’t been told when she can go home. According to reliable sources, the reason for the delay is her refusal to renounce Falun Dafa or acknowledge the legitimacy of the persecution, and because she shouted "Falun Dafa is good!"

Sun Zhouying’s son is also a Dafa practitioner. He was detained at a forced labor camp (Dafeng Farm in Jiangsu Province), but was released because he developed a mental disorder due to the persecution.

The officers at the women’s jail torture Falun Dafa practitioners in an effort to force them to give up their beliefs. Fifth Division Team Leader Hou Ruiqin and Mid-Team Leaders Su Lei and Qiu Mingyin use promises of sentence reductions to recruit prisoners to mentally and physically abuse Dafa practitioners. The means they utilize are despicable and dirty. They prevent the practitioners from sleeping and prohibit them from using the restroom or bathing. They punish practitioners by forcing them to sit or stand for long periods of time, torture them with handcuffs and electric batons, and use any excuse to extend the practitioners’ prison sentences.

All of the illegally detained Falun Dafa practitioners have suffered physical and psychological torture to varying degrees. The authorities have tortured the practitioners who refuse to give up the practice of Falun Dafa, often causing severe injuries and death. Those practitioners have been medicated and drugged against their will, placed in solitary confinement and deprived of adequate nutrients while being forced to perform slave labor.

Recently the Fifth Division has returned to its original building in order to accommodate the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners, because cells are only located on one floor at the labor camp. In an effort to make the environment even worse, they’ve changed the cells in one of the Second Division buildings. Each cell, which measures less than three square meters, is painted a different color. Red, black, and gray paint each represent a different degree of persecution. The persecutors have covered the tiny cell windows, leaving only one small opening in the thick steel cell doors. The walls are thick and padded, muffling sound and causing the prisoners to feel cut off.

Fifth Division Deputy Team Leader Jiang Qiqiong always puts steadfast practitioners in confinement. The practitioners who were placed there include Yan Fumei, Zhou Yazhen, Li Xueqin, and Lu Meiying, among others. Practitioners Gu Jihong, Yang Manye, Sun Zhouying, and Li Jinyu were placed there, and their prison sentences were extended because they shouted "Falun Dafa is good!" Li Jinyu has always opposed the persecution, and the authorities have subjected her to nearly constant beatings.