Cases of Persecution of Practitioners from Xinhua Forced Labor Camp, Mianyang, Sichuan Province
Xinhua Labor Camp in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province is an evil place especially designed for persecuting male practitioners from Sichuan Province. Since July 20, 1999, countless Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted at the camp. They have endured many different tortures such as serious beatings, being bound by a police rope, shocked by electric batons, beaten by spiked batons, sitting on the tiger bench, standing facing the wall for long periods of time, being hung up, two practitioners shackled together, wearing cotton coats in the summer, being forced to do long-term labor without sleep, being force fed, being forced to take drugs, being injected with unknown drugs, being locked in a small cell, having a dirty cloth stuffed into one's mouth, not being permitted to talk, not being permitted to move, and having one's forced labor sentence illegally extended.
In 2003, at the so-called exposure and criticizing meeting organized by the authorities, seven practitioners, including Mr. Wei Lang, Mr. Li Ming and Mr. Li Hong, shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" For this, the police tortured them with some of the above methods. A practitioner (unknown name, unknown address) died due to a beating in the bathroom in the Mianyang City Hospital. The police lied to his family, saying that he died from illness. Mr. Zhao Haitao could not walk due to the torture. Because Mr. Li Ming tore down a painting that slandered Dafa from the wall, he was cruelly tortured with many different methods, and his sentence was extended for several months.
In 2004, the police guards extorted money from practitioner Wang Huaifu's family, saying that Wang Huaifu would therefore be released earlier. However, Mr. Wang Huaifu, nearly 60, refused to write the application letter for reducing the labor term, so guard Pu Jing beat Mr. Wang's chest severely. Practitioners Mr. Wei Fengming and Mr. Gu Zhiguan did not write the three "guarantee statements," so the squadron leader, Fu Weidong, badly beat them, forced them to stand for long periods of time, and prohibited them from sleeping. When practitioners Mr. Xian Jianxiong and Mr. Zhang Yao refused to drink the so-called "heatstroke medicine", nearly 20 prisoners pressed Mr. Xian Jianxiong down on the dining table, pried his mouth open with a chopstick and force fed him. After Mr. Zhao Yao protested with a hunger strike for over 10 days, the policemen force fed him with food and drugs, shocked him with electric batons, severely beat him, tied him up with police rope, and locked him in a small cell.
Because practitioner Mr. Jing Changxu wrote down some facts in a so-called "idea report," squadron leader Li Changjun, deputy group leader Zhang Xiaogang, and Shen Rui cursed at him, threatened him, and tortured him. One day, prisoner Sun Lechang reported that Mr. Jing Changxu talked to somebody, so they forced him to stand in the same position for long periods of time. Guards Li Changjun and Zhang Xiaogang called over 10 security guards to come in and hold Mr. Jing Changxu down so they could shock him with electric batons. They also knocked him down on the ground, stepped on his back, tied his legs up with police rope, and forced him to take off his clothes and wear only a single layer for several hours in the chilly winter. Even now Mr. Jing still has the marks on his face where he was shocked and carries bruises on his neck and his chest.
When practitioner Mr. Ma Zhigang finished his labor term and was about to go home, the police officers asked him, "Is Falun Dafa good? Will you practice it after you go home?" Mr. Ma replied, "Falun Dafa is good. I will practice it after I go home!" The police then prohibited him from leaving the prison and tortured him for two more months.
Practitioner Mr. Tiao Xu, originally from Anyue County, Sichuan Province, was persecuted for three years. He was on a hunger strike for 15 and a half days in the detention center and then was sent to the hospital in the labor camp. He was badly beaten, forced-fed food and drugs, and injected with an unknown drug. Later, he was detained in a specially-monitored squadron. When he refused to wear the labor uniform, guards Li Changjun and Zhang Xiaogang called over 10 guards and a few prisoners to help. They shocked his whole body for long time, severely beat him, tied him up with police rope and tortured him until he was at his last gasp. At the meeting that night, police guard Li Changjun instructed over 10 prisoners to force him to put on the labor uniform and beat him. When Mr. Tian Xu shouted, "Falun Dafa is good," a guard stuffed his mouth with a cloth and dragged him out to torture him.
The cases mentioned above are just a fraction of what goes on. In Xinhua Forced Labor Camp, many Falun Gong practitioners have been cruelly tortured until they are on the verge of death.
February 16, 2006