Harbin Women's Prison Continues Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) The Harbin Women's Prison, also known as Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Prison, has ruthlessly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. Torture has maimed many practitioners here, but the guards are still not satisfied and thus continue to persecute these practitioners. This report describes some of the cases.
Torture Caused Cao Yingchun to Contract Fatal Illness
Mrs. Cao Yingchun, 52, is from Mudanjiang City. In 2002, officers Chen Xianrui and Chen Guang of the Mudanjiang Police department arrested and tortured Mrs. Cao. She sustained several broken ribs and fractured bones. Mrs. Cao's health has not improved since her release.
In October 2004, police arrested Mrs. Cao again and illegally sentenced her to eleven years of imprisonment. At that time Mrs. Cao was unable to take care of herself.
Torture began as soon as Mrs. Cao arrived at the Harbin Women's Prison. Guards shackled her wrists to her ankles. Fifteen days of continuous torture put Mrs. Cao in critical condition. She was sent to the prison clinic. At that time she could not even move her jaw. Whatever the nurse fed Mrs. Cao all leaked out. Her condition did not improve in two months, so the prison sent her to the Harbin Second Hospital.
Diagnosis indicated that Mrs. Cao had contracted myasthenia gravis, a fatal disease that is practically incurable. Mrs. Cao had this disease prior to practicing Falun Gong, and had spent over 100,000 yuan on related medical bills. Her health improved significantly by practicing Falun Gong.
In the prison, Mrs. Cao continued to study the Fa and do the exercises. Under orders from the authorities, an inmate named Xiu Shufen frequently beat and swore at such steadfast practitioners. Once time Xiu even stuffed a wet towel into Mrs. Cao's mouth to silence her.
Practitioners Guan Shuyun, Li Yushu, and Liu Shufen Hunger-Strike in Protest
Falun Gong practitioner Guan Shuyun was tortured by suffocation four times. She went on a 21-day hunger strike to protest. During this time the guards suffocated Guan again. Currently Guan is in solitary confinement.
Falun Gong practitioner Li Yushu is illegally detained in the Harbin Women's Prison. She held a hunger strike for over a year, during which time she was frequently force fed via a stiff rubber tube inserted through her nose into her stomach.
Falun Gong practitioner Liu Shufen, 32, held a hunger strike for seven months. She was transferred from prison zone No. 4 to solitary confinement in the prison clinic. Inmates Li Guixiang and Wang Xin constantly monitor Ms. Liu.
Inmate Xiu Shufen does evil deeds
The inmate named Xiu Shufen, originally the leader of the so-called transformation team in the Harbin Women's prison, enthusiastically persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners who refused to submit to the persecution were deprived of sleep. Practitioner Wu Yulan was almost tortured to death by Xiu. Xiu is now in charge of torturing practitioners in the prison clinic.