(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Du Ting is still being force-fed, and he is very weak. His family is very worried about his health. He has said that he cannot end the hunger strike, otherwise he would be forced to go through endless brainwashing sessions. Another practitioner on a hunger strike is Ms. Cao Hongru, a senior engineer in her 50s. She is nearly deformed from having been severely tortured. Practitioner Mr. Zhou Bin has also been tortured, which resulted in his loss of hearing, damaged eyesight, and his body being covered with bruises.

Mr. Du, 36, a university graduate, lives in Xifeng City, Gansu Province. On February 16, 2001, the police from the Minhang District Department in Shanghai arrested him and sentenced him to eight years in prison. He was on a hunger strike for more than a year. He was deceived by the CCP once and "transformed". As a result he interfered with other detained practitioners. He enlightened to his mistakes, came back to cultivation, and declared all his promises to the CCP were null and void. He started another round of hunger strikes to protest the persecution and is now detained in the Second Ward of Tilanqiao Prison.

During Mr. Du's hunger strike in 2001, the guards locked him in a small cell (1), handcuffed him, and forced him to sit on the bed board (2), despite the fact that he had been on a hunger strike for a year and was very weak. When the guards force-fed him, they directed prisoners to press his head down on the floor (there are no beds in the cell), and some stepped on his body, trying to force open his mouth. They force-fed him rice porridge. Some prisoners were encouraged by the guards to beat Mr. Du Ting from behind. Supposedly they are not allowed to beat people, but the guards said as long as they did not beat them to death, the prisoners could beat practitioners to reach the goal of brainwashing them. Mr. Du refused to cooperate with the force-feedings and frequently shouted "Falun Dafa is good! Return the reputation of Falun Dafa! Return the reputation of my Master!"

Shanghai Prison Management Bureau Head Qiao Yesheng (male), Deputy Head Tai Xun (male), CCP Secretary Zhang Ling (male): 86-21-35104888
Shanghai Tilanqiao Prison Head Qiao Liguo (male)
Tilanqiao Prison: 86-21- 35104888, ext.-6601, address 147-Cahgnyang Street, Hongkou District, Shanghai City, zip code, 200082
Eighth Ward of Tilanqiao Prison: 86-21-35104888, ext-6601
Shanghai Prison Hospital (Tilanqiao Prison Hospital), address 147-Cahgnyang Street, Hongkou District, , Shanghai City, zip code, 200082, phone: 86-21-65375446, 86-21-65419233--6000
Shanghai Prison Hospital (Tilanqiao Prison Hospital) Director Wei Wei (male), Vice Director Fu Jianxin (male)

(1)The small cell torture- The detainee is locked up in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners behind their backs in a fixed position so that they can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served during the daytime. During the night, rats run around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.

(2)The bed board torture- Everyday, practitioners put their hands on top of their laps, with their backs straight and sit on benches 18 hours per day. This continued for over 50 days. The authorities even limited practitioners' uses of the restroom. Because of the long time spent sitting on hard benches, practitioners' buttocks grew big sores that were very painful. Practitioners could not even urinate normally because of the pain. Because the labor camp was very wet, the police would not allow practitioners to have air ventilation or the chance to get some sunlight, and practitioners were locked up for so long, countless red scabies grew all over their bodies, making them incomparably itchy and painful. See case on: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/7/29/24631.html.