Incidents of Violence in Qinghai Province Women's Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) Below is a Falun Gong practitioners testimony based on her personal witnessing of inhuman tortures that took place in the Women's Forced Labor Camp of Qinghai Province. It is published to expose the criminal conducts of the guards in the labor camp and to appeal to all to help end the ongoing persecution in China.
Qinghai Province's Women's Forced Labor Camp (also called Women's Drug Rehab Labor Camp) is located at No. 62 Bayidong Street, Xining City, Qinghai Province. Xiang Jianmei is the camp supervisor and under her direction, camp guards brutally tortured Falun Gong practitioners. So far, four female practitioners have been tortured to death.
1. Ms. Li Guixiangs Lower Jaw Dislodged by Forced Feeding
In September 2003, Li Guixiang, a practitioner in her thirties, was taken on stage at the labor camp by female guards Xiang Jianmei, Zhang Wenjing, and Duan Hairong, along with Chen Qinghua, the camp doctor. They had planned to set an example of Li Guixiang to intimidate other practitioners by publicly torturing her. The guards ripped out Lis hair and shouted at her, "Are you Falun Gong practitioner or not?"
When Li Guixiang replied firmly, "Yes," the guards used several electric batons to shock her in different places. Not long after, Lis clothes were scotched and her exposed skin was burned and sizzling. The air was filled with odor from the burns. The meeting site was like a scene from hell and the grim guards who were jumping back and forth were like ghosts in hell. Many detainees silently shed tears. Others buried their heads and could not stand to watch the inhuman scene.
Li Guixiang, unable to bear the torture and humiliation, jumped out from the second floor (Note: her action was not in accordance with the teachings of Falun Gong. Fellow practitioners please do not harm yourself or commit suicide while facing any torture or humiliation). Lis lumbar spine was shattered. The guards ordered several female inmates to carry Li Guixiang back to her bed without any medical care. Li Guixiang kept doing the Falun Gong exercises and her health miraculously recovered. After some time, she could walk slowly leaning against the wall. The guards still cursed and humiliated her regularly.
To protest the persecution, Li Guixiang went on a hunger strike, so the guards started force feeding her. When Li refused to cooperate, camp doctor Chen Qinghua dislodged her jaw. The cruel act was unbearable to watch.
2. Grinning While Torturing
Female guard Zhang Wenjing once cuffed sisters Miao Maolin and Miao Qing together, back to back. Zhang Wenjing kicked them, when they weren't stable standing. The two of them fell to their knees. Then several female guards shocked their necks and backs with electric batons, and their heads hit the floor from the electrical shock. The two sisters lost consciousness and vomited foam. Satisfied, the guards burst into laughter.
3. Ms. Ji Guangxiu Wounded by Electric Batons
Practitioner Ji Guangxiu, 64, is from rural Qinghai Province. She was illegally arrested while clarifying truth about Falun Gong in Qinghai Province and was sentenced to forced labor camp. She was shocked with electric batons when she refused to wear name tags associated with the camp. Female guard Xiang Jianmei shouted "If you do not transform, you are not allowed to use the bathroom and you will have urine and feces in your pants. You will be given only one small steamed bun for each meal."
Xiang Jianmei ordered other female guards to punish the practitioners who refused to give in by forcing them to stand in military training position for long periods of time. The practitioners were forced to march in military style and to sit on small wooden benches in a rigid position without moving for long periods.
4. Ms. Rong Xianglians Skin Burned by Electric Baton
One evening, female guard Xiang Jianmei summoned over-60 year-old Rong Xianglian, to "chat" in her office. Ms. Rong ignored Xiang Jianmei's defamation of Falun Gong, and instead Rong Xianglian clarified the truth about Falun Gong. Xiang became furious and dumped a cup of boiling water on Rong Xianglians face, then slapped her over forty times. Rongs face and nose bled and her face became swollen.
Xiang Jianmei did not stop there. She took off her coat and asked the labor camp doctor Chen Qinghua to "talk" to Rong Xianglian. In the presence of the camp director Xiang Jianmei, Chen Qinghua took the electric baton and shouted, "Tonight I will find out whether you are made of incorruptible material or not." It was winter at the time, and Rongs clothes were ripped into rags, with holes left from the electric baton shocks. Her exposed skin was burnt everywhere, including ears, face, hands and arms.
5. The Female Guard Used a Knife to Threaten a Practitioner
Once a female guard ordered practitioner Li Yueping to her office. The guard took out a knife and walked around and threatened Li Yueping, who paid no attention. The guard became angry, knowing it was useless. She took out an electric baton and shocked Li Yueping.
Practitioners who refuse to give in were treated with "special help, care and chatting."
6. Female Guards Without Any Sense of Humanity
Once at lunch time, after the Women's Forced Labor Camp killed practitioner Tan Yingchun, guards stood in front of the gate to the dining hall to admonish the camp detainees, "Although a Falun Gong died, it wont make a difference. Killing a Falun Gong is just like stepping on an ant. We will still enjoy normal salaries and our bonuses "
When physical torture failed, the guards refused family visits, instigated drug-addict and prostitute inmates to watch practitioners around the clock, forbade practitioners to talk with others, cuffed them behind their backs, locked them up in solitary cells, forced them to do intensive long-hour manual labor, disallowed use of the toilet, and deprived them of sleep. They also forced Falun Gong practitioners to kill poultry, knowing that killing is against Falun Gong teachings. Any practitioners who refused to kill fowl had their detention terms extended.