(Clearwisdom.net) According to an incomplete estimate, the cruel tortures at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in the past seven years have resulted in at least five deaths of Falun Gong practitioners. Seven practitioners suffered a mental collapse, and many practitioners sustained permanent disabilities.

According to some of the persecution reports on the Clearwisdom website, we compiled nearly 100 torture methods used at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp on Falun Gong practitioners. Due to limited time and resources, we will only show here the 20 most commonly used torture methods and other acts of physical abuse.

Torture Names

Torture method 1: body folding
Torture method 2: torturing the arms
Torture method 3: handstand (standing upside-down)
Torture method 4: hanging upside-down
Torture method 5: sealing the mouth
Torture method 6: tie-up
Torture method 7: handcuffing
Torture method 8: sitting with arms raised
Torture method 9: split legs and head against the floor
Torture method 10: sitting on a small stool
Torture method 11: sitting in a basin with cold water
Torture method 12: savage beating
Torture method 13: electric shock
Torture method 14: sitting on metal chair in solitary confinement cell
Torture method 15: sitting on metal chair inside "sardine can"
Torture method 16: force-feeding
Torture method 17: force-feeding through the nose
Torture method 18: handcuffed in "dead person's bed" while naked and receive force-feeding through the nose
Torture method 19: "golden dragon in the ocean"
Torture method 20: freezing

Torture Reenactment Photos and Illustrations

Torture method 1: body folding

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The Falun Gong practitioner's upper body and legs are forced to form a 45-degree angle; his legs are kept straight and his head points downward. His arms are raised straight up from behind his back to the maximum extent, or down reaching his heels. Many practitioners were dragged to the restroom and tortured this way. Staying in this posture for a long time results in cramps, soreness and pain in the arms and legs. Falun Gong practitioners Zou Guirong, who was tortured to death, and Ge Chunling were tortured this way.

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Torture method 2: torturing the arms

The Falun Gong practitioner is forced to raise both arms without letting them down. He is forced to stay awake 24 hours a day, with guards watching him. If he relaxes a little, the guards shock him with electric batons or beat him. The guards also pinch the practitioner's body until it turns black and blue. The practitioner feels sore and painful from holding the arms up for a long time; his body trembles and he is soaked in sweat.

Torture method 3: handstand (standing upside-down)


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The practitioner is forced to do a handstand next to a wall, with his hands supporting his body and his legs pointing straight up. The inmates and guards hold the practitioner's legs and feet while some other guards shock the practitioner's chest near the heart. Most of the victims suffer dizziness and have bloodshot eyes. Their hearts speed up and they have difficulty breathing from the electric shock and upside-down position.

Torture method 4: hanging upside-down

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The practitioner's legs are pulled through the bottom railing of a bunk bed with his head pointing downward in mid-air. His arms are tied behind his back. As a result of being positioned upside down, the practitioner usually experiences blood rushing to the head, which causes severe swelling of the head. Several minutes later he suffers from shortness of breath and dizzy spells. Guard Wang Xiuju tortured practitioner Zhang Xiuling this way and ordered collaborators to hit her head until her eyes turned black and blue. They even burned her face with a lit piece of paper.

Torture method 5: sealing the mouth

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The practitioner's mouth, face and head are wrapped in tape with only the eyes exposed. The practitioner's arms are pulled behind his back and immobilized with tape, and then the evildoers brutally beat him. Guard Ren Hongzan gagged practitioner Liu Dianqin with a sanitary napkin and then fixed the napkin in place with several rounds of tape. Ren Hongzan then loudly read a Dafa-slandering book next to Liu Dianqin's ear.

Torture method 6: tie-up

Form A: whole-body tie up

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The practitioner's body is kept straight and tied up all over with rope(s). He is prevented from lowering his head and is forbidden to sleep. If he nods off, he will receive electric shocks to his neck and chin, as well as other sensitive body parts.

Form B: legs tied up and hands cuffed behind the back

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The practitioner's legs are tightly tied with a thin rope with his legs in the double-crossed position; his arms are forced behind his back and handcuffed. There are two ways of handcuffing, as illustrated in photos 17 and 18. The victim is tied in these positions for several hours or sometimes more than ten hours at a time. The captors place foul-smelling shoes and other filthy things underneath the victims' noses and sometimes they tape the practitioner's mouth shut. This is a commonly used form of torture when the perpetrators try to "reform" Falun Gong practitioners. In December 2002, practitioner Wang Fang, around 40 years of age, from Jinzhou City, was tortured this way for more than four hours by Dong Shuxia who ordered the collaborators to carry out the torture. Wang Fang lost the feeling in her left leg and cannot walk; she lost the muscle tone in her left arm and as a result cannot move it. The handcuffs cut into the flesh and the scars still remain to this day.

Form C: tie-up in the shape of ball

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The practitioner's hands are tied behind his back with a thick rope. The torturers force the practitioner's legs into a tight double-crossed position and tie them up. Then they tie the practitioner's head and legs together, which forces the practitioner into a shape of a ball. The victim first experiences tremendous pain, then loss of feeling in his legs. His legs swell severely because of lack of blood circulation. The practitioner is unable to walk for months after the torture and walks with a limp for years. Sometimes this torture results in permanent disability of both legs. To increase the practitioner's suffering, some guards sit on the practitioner, ignoring the practitioner's painful cries. Practitioner Wang Wenjun, from Jinzhou, who was tortured to death, was tortured this way for nine hours in December 2003. Some practitioners were "tied into a ball" for five days and their legs were permanently disabled after being untied.

(To be continued)