Non-Practitioner: I Witnessed the Torture of Practitioners at the Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province
(Clearwisdom.net) The Deyang Prison is located in Huangxu Town, Deyang City, Sichuan Province. I witnessed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crimes against Falun Gong practitioners there.
When I was sent to the prison, I stayed with the "training unit" of the Second District. There, I met a dozen Falun Gong practitioners. Among them, three were graduate students from universities, and one was an attorney who made the judge speechless during the court hearing. Falun Gong practitioners
were singled out to be individually monitored by several inmates. They were not allowed to talk to others, especially amongst themselves. If they did, they would face various punishments.
After the "training," I was sent to the Fourth District of the prison. The Fourth District had five Falun Gong practitioners. They were honest, kind and tolerant of others. They never cared how much they got from others. Many people said, "How come these good people are put into the prison? The CCP is really blind."
There were a couple of times where I was able to talk to the Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioner Mr. Cao Junjian told inmates about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong on many occasions, and thus was put into solitary confinement several times. After I listened to him, I had a dream that night. In it, I saw that I was saved just when I was about to drown. I knew that Falun Gong practitioners were saving people, including me.
In early 2001, when the staged Tiananmen self-immolation occurred, the prison forced all inmates to watch the self-immolation video program repeatedly. Later, a Falun Gong practitioner explained to me the facts of the case. I then realized the viciousness of the CCP, including fabricating events to deceive people, encouraging people to fight against others, slandering Falun Gong, creating hatred against Falun Gong, and using all of that to justify the persecution of Falun Gong. During the forced "transformation" period, the wardens ordered many inmates to beat Falun Gong practitioners. The section chief, Rong Feng of the Fourth District, said at the inmates meeting, "If you don't sign the 'transformation' statement, I will let you walk in but be carried out."
The next afternoon, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Cao Junjian was first called to the factory room by Warden Wang Zhiguang. Mr. Cao Junjian refused to sign the guarantee statement and was beaten by Wang Zhiguang and section chief Liu. We saw inmates carrying him out to a confined area, where several inmates monitored him around the clock.
That evening, for each Falun Gong practitioner, the district arranged several inmates to forcibly "transform" them. Practitioner and teacher Mr. Jiang Hong from Shuangliu County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province lost consciousness after being beaten by inmates under the order of Warden Wang Zhiguang. That evening, the screams of pain could be heard down the hall.
At the same time, the Second, Fifth and Sixth Districts also used violence to "transform" Falun Gong practitioners. The inmates said that many Falun Gong practitioners had been disfigured by the beatings. Under the orders of warden Li Weidong of the Sixth District, the inmates beat the practitioners and did not allow them to call out. They fiercely beat the practitioners, punching their throats and stomachs so that they were not able to yell.
Because of their "achievements" of forced "transformation," Ma Aijun, the head prison warden, the deputy head warden Shi, who was in charge of Falun Gong practitioners, and head wardens and section chiefs of the Second, Fifth and Sixth Districts were all given merit citations class II by the Sichuan Province government. Warden Wang Zhiguang and Section Chief Liu from the Fourth District were also given merit citations class II.
Later, more Falun Gong practitioners were put into the prison. Several practitioners were sentenced to over ten years in prison for merely distributing truth-clarifying fliers. The longest term was eighteen years in prison. Practitioners who refused to be "transformed" or awakened after being "transformed" were put into a "special district." That district was managed by the Prison Political Section. Every practitioner was monitored and persecuted by two inmates there. Falun Gong practitioners were beaten and tortured viciously. These tortures included being forced to stand for days, doing intensive labor and drills, going to drills during the day and facing the wall at night, being denied visits from their family members, and being forced to watch videos or read books that slander Falun Gong, etc.
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jiang Heping was the most steadfast in the prison. He refused to yield, even while being tortured to near death. Practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaosong was also tortured to near death because he refused to be "transformed."
A practitioner was beaten to death in the Second District. Other practitioners held hunger strikes to protest these vicious tortures upon hearing about them. Many inmates praised Falun Gong practitioners privately, saying that no one is stronger than them. Inmates called the wardens the "villains with official badges."
Practitioner Mr. Cao Ping, who was held in the Sixth District, was said to be from Linshui County, Sichuan Province. Before he was sent to the prison, the local police beat him and broke the bones in his arms and feet. They did not give him any medical treatment, and the broken bones remained in their poor condition. Mr. Cao Ping was tortured many times at the prison as well. Soon, his condition was critical. Since the prison was afraid of being held responsible for his death, they released him. We heard that Mr. Cao Ping died at his home shortly after.
After I came out of the prison, the torture of Falun Gong practitioners continued and became even worse at the Deyang Prison. I was fortunate to read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party on the web. It helped me understand the evil nature of the CCP and appreciate the wonderfulness of cultivating "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance" in Falun Gong. Now I have quit the Young Pioneers and wrote about what I witnessed at the prison, hoping that this will alert those people who are still fooled by the CCP. I hope more people can read the Nine Commentaries so that they can quit the CCP and have a good future.