Ms. Liu Lihua Tortured to Death in Wuhan City
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Lihua from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, had been tortured multiple times. She was tied to the Death Bed, tortured with the big hang up (1) in a detention center, and was locked in a small dark cell (2) in Wuhan City's Hewan Forced Labor Camp. She became as thin as a skeleton and died on June 9, 2006.
Ms. Liu Lihua, 50, was the Hongshan District Farming Technology Service Center Director in Wuhan City. She went to Beijing to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa on July 22, 1999, and in December 1999. She was detained for two years in Haogou Brainwashing Center, Wuhan City First Detention Center, and Hewan Forced Labor Camp. In the detention center, she was tied on the death bed and tortured with the big hang up (1) for doing the Falun Dafa exercises. Later she was sent to Hewan Forced Labor Camp for one year of forced labor. While there she was locked in a small dark cell (2) for refusing to accept the brainwashing. There were two prisoners who served as "personal cangues (3)." Ms. Liu was brutally force-fed because of her long-term hunger strike to protest the persecution. She was also tortured with four months of sleep deprivation, causing her to become as thin as a skeleton.
On April 3, 2003, her employer and the district 610 Office workers arrested her and took her to the notorious Hubei Province Tangxun Lake Brainwashing Center, which is located in a deserted resort. The building has a glass ceiling in the middle, and the whole place is sealed off with metal wire. CCP propaganda materials defaming Falun Gong were posted everywhere. There were two "educators" in each room. In her room they were her colleagues. She was not allowed to study the Fa or do the exercises. Then Ms. Liu shouted "Falun Dafa is great! Truth-Compassion- Forbearance is great! Falun Dafa is righteous!" they stuffed her mouth with tape, and she lost her voice, She was also deprived of her visitation rights. Starting in September 2005, Ms. Liu Lihua was extremely uncomfortable, and she died on June 9, 2006.
(1) There are two forms in this torture: (1) With both hands cuffed behind the back and only the toes touching the ground, one is hung by a rope that is tied to the metal window frames; (2) One hand of a practitioner is cuffed to one bunk bed and the other hand to another bed, and the two beds are pulled in the opposite directions. It is extremely painful as the body is being pulled apart. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/11/17/54624.html
(2) The detainee is locked up in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners behind their backs in a fixed position in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to perform their bodily functions in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served to detainees locked up in a small cell during the daytime. During the night the rats run around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.
(3) There are "open cangues" and "secret cangues") [Note: "Cangue," the name of an instrument of torture, is now used to indicate the person who is designated to supervise the behavior of practitioners.]