Update on the Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners at Masanjia Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) In the past, Clearwisdom has repeatedly reported the brutal persecution Masanjia Labor Camp has imposed on Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. Here we provide an update with some recently revealed persecution facts.
In order to resist the persecution, Falun Dafa practitioners have carried out hunger strikes to protest for a long time. Since the establishment of the "Tight Control Brigade" in April 2005, practitioners who were on hunger strikes were violently force-fed. After winter arrived, the guards locked practitioners who were on hunger strikes in "freezing rooms" that did not have heat (the room temperature was below zero centigrade). The rooms with heat were all left empty in an attempt to force the practitioners to submit through this kind of inhuman treatment. Every day, practitioners were also forced to sit on bricks on the ice-cold ground. Initially practitioners were allowed to sit on small cloth cushions, but when the deep winter season came, the guards snatched away all practitioners' cushions. The practitioners were forced to sit on the ice-cold ground for over 10 hours every day. Recently Xu Jing, Wang Huinan, and Hu Yuyuan all developed problems with their kidneys because of these abuses, resulting in the need to urinate frequently. Even more practitioners had symptoms such as stomachache and groin pain. The labor camp completely ignores their suffering.
The guards not only tortured practitioners with physical abuse, but the mental abuse was even more serious. Under the excuse of conducting body searches, the guards groped and exposed female practitioners' bodies at will. They threw female practitioners' underpants and bras all over the place when checking the jail cells. When practitioners started a sit-in to protest the guards' vile behavior, they dragged practitioners Gao Fuling, Liu Zhenwen, Yin Wei and others into empty rooms and handcuffed them for several days without letting them sleep.
The first day after the vacation of the October 1 National Day was the date when Falun Dafa practitioners at the Third Brigade were allowed to take a bath. The labor camp administration secretly turned on the monitor in the public bathroom where the female practitioners took their baths to let the guards watch the entire process of practitioners bathing.
Just because practitioner Wang Manli moved her lips once, the brigade chief said she was reciting Falun Dafa teachings and forcefully dragged her to an empty freezing room where she was handcuffed and left for three days. Ms. Sun Shuxiang urged the guards not to persecute practitioners and was also handcuffed for three days by the brigade chief without being allowed to sleep. Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Geng Li from Dalian has been on hunger strike for a very long time and has become extremely weak. However, the guards still have not stopped persecuting her. After Geng Li shouted "Falun Dafa is good" to resist the persecution, Guan Liying violently shoved a small pad into Ms. Geng's mouth, almost suffocating her.
Ms. Liu Guiyuan is being persecuted very seriously because she refuses to give up her belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. Presently, her term has been illegally extended by one year after having been already imprisoned for nearly 6 months past her original term.
January 30, 2006