The Persecution of Group 5 in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners have been imprisoned and persecuted in Group 5 of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp since 2000. Those in charge have used violence in brainwashing practitioners and tortured them both mentally and physically. The so-called "transformation" by the Chinese Communist Party is, without exception, violently forced on practitioners. In order to encourage wardens to be more violent, an internal policy that awarded the wardens a minimum of 800 yuan for each practitioner they "transformed" was enacted. For transforming the "focused" practitioners, the award can be over a thousand or even over ten thousand yuan each. The following are some examples of how practitioners were ill-treated between 2004 and 2006.
During March and April 2004, practitioner Ms. Ma Suping, who was a farmer from Pingshan County, was subjected to the torture "flying eagle" by group heads Qi Honghong and Lu Hongguo, and wardens. Ms. Ma was deprived of sleep every day for more than three weeks, during which time she was beaten, tortured, and forced to write slanderous things about Teacher and Falun Dafa. She became more and more steadfast during the persecution, and the brainwashing failed. On May 1st, she was secretly transferred to Group 4 in the camp and imprisoned there until the spring of 2007. Ma Suping is now weak and in poor health and her hair has turned white although she's only in her 40s.
During April and May 2004, Ms. Qie Lili was on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. When her blood pressure dropped to zero and she was near death, Lu Hongguo, a female warden from Group 5, brutally force-fed her. She opened Qie Lili's mouth with a chopstick and poured in conjee (rice soup) mixed with a high concentration of salt, which caused Ms. Qie to become unconscious. Then they inserted an IV by binding her to a bed. The medical staff tortured her by piercing her toes and fingers with needles. Afterwards, they extorted 600 yuan from her in so-called "treatment fees." Within one week after Ms. Qie was forced to eat, Group 5 subjected her to the "flying eagle" torture and deprived her of sleep for 10 days.
In May 2004, four practitioners imprisoned at Group 5 rescinded their forced denouncements of Falun Gong and said that they wanted to continue to practice. They were locked up and tortured in separate cells. Among them, Ms. Li Shuqin, who was an employee of a bank in Shijiazhuang City, was brainwashed by a group of wardens. When the "transformation" didn't work, they locked her in a small cell and arranged drug-addict inmates to monitor her until her release at the end of the year.
In October 2004, Qie Lili was tortured and brainwashed again with the "flying eagle" torture. She was deprived of sleep for 10 days and at the end she showed the symptoms of a heart attack. After that, she was locked alone in a small cell and monitored by criminal inmates. She went on hunger strikes several times to protest the persecution but was brutally force-fed every time.
From March to May 2005, practitioner Mr. Zhang Qingxi, a farmer from Yuanshi County, was brainwashed with the "flying eagle" for over a week. The torture ended when he went on a hunger strike in protest. After that, Mr. Zhang was put in a small cell, but he went on hunger strikes several times to protest. He became very weak and emaciated and was released in July.
In June 2005, practitioners Zhang Limin, who was a judge, and Ms. Liu Yulan, who was a small business owner, were transferred from Kaiping Forced Labor Camp of Tangshan City to Group 5, and they were both brainwashed with "flying eagle" until Zhang Limin had a heart attack and Li Yulan went on a hunger strike. After that, they were locked in small cells. They went on hunger strikes several times to protest the persecution. Liu Yulan was tied to a bed and forced to lie in her own waste. Liu Yulan was weak and emaciated when she was released in the spring of 2006.
In October 2005, Ms. Liu Suran, a nurse with the No. 3 Hospital of Hebei Province, was subjected to the Flying eagle torture for five days because she had rescinded her forced denouncement of Falun Gong. After that, she was locked in a small cell for two weeks and brainwashed for ten more days.
In the summer of 2005 and from October to November of the same year, practitioner Li Huiyun, who was a lecturer at Hebei Machinery and Electronics Institute, was forcefully sent to a mental hospital twice because she had rescinded her forced denouncement of Falun Gong. She was detained there for at least two months in total. At the end of 2005, practitioner Zhao Xueping from Ren County of Xingtai City was locked in a small cell twice because she rescinded her forced denouncement of Falun Gong.
In May and June of 2006, Qie Lili and Zhang Limin were brainwashed with the flying eagle and both showed symptoms of heart attacks. They were not only deprived of sleep, but were hung up handcuffed, forced to stand still for a long period of time, and at the end forced to sit with both legs crossed for more than ten hours, nearly causing them to be permanently crippled. Qiao Xiaoxia, the deputy head of Group 5, and Wu Yuxia, a former practitioner, were the main perpetrators of this abuse.
In August and September of 2006, the Flying Eagle was used on practitioner Mr. Zhang Yun, a warden and accountant of Luquan City Prison, for ten days, until he went on a hunger strike in protest. Afterwards, he was locked in a small cell. He has been on hunger strike to protest the persecution and is now very weak
In November 2006, Zhang Xiucun, a practitioner in her 50s from Hejian City, was subjected to the Flying Eagle for one week until she had symptoms of a heart attack. In November 2006, practitioner Ms. Xia Aixiang, an architect from Handan City, was locked in a small cell for two weeks because she had rescinded her forced denouncement of Falun Gong.
Practitioners who are brainwashed under intense pressure are forced to sing the Chinese Communist Party's songs, recite the principles for forced labor camp prisoners, work as slaves, and become perpetrators to brainwash other practitioners. Those who have gone through this kind of brainwashing show symptoms of great stress even after they are released. Young practitioners' hair turned from black to white, and elderly practitioners passed away earlier than they should have. For instance, Liu Shujuan, a practitioner in her 50s from Sanhe, Langfang City, was illegally detained in Group 5 for 11 months and went home with a sick body in January 2007. She died three month later.
Contact information for those responsible:
Zhao Yunlong, Deputy Director of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp, in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners
Group 5 of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp: 86-311-87754007 ext.78452
Di Manlin, Director of Group 5, in charge of the Hebei Provincial Brainwashing Center since the fall of 2001 when it opened; moved back the Group 5 in 2002 and has been at the position of director ever since. Qiao Xiaoxia, Deputy Director: 86-13013230210(Cell). She was a warden at Group 4 of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp and later a head of a branch in Group 4; promoted to be the deputy director of Group 5 and in charge of brainwashing.
Qi Honghong, head of a branch in Group 5, male, in charge of brainwashing at Group 5, retired in 2007, but still persecuting practitioners at the Hebei Provincial Brainwashing Center.
Lu Hongguo, female, in charge of force-feeding at Group 5. She force-fed practitioner Bai Yuzhi. Later she was promoted to be the head of a branch due to her "achievement" in force-feeding.
Wu Yuxia, collaborator/former practitioner: 86-13932112251(Cell). She was illegally imprisoned at the Group 4 of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp and brainwashed and later became a follower of the Chinese Communist Party. She has been working at the Hebei Provincial Brainwashing Center since she was released in 2002. In 2004, she wrote a book to extol the evil forced labor camp and defame Teacher Li and Falun Dafa.
Group 4 of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp:
Liu Xiumin, head: 86-13930457181 (Cell)
Liu Junling, instructor: 86-13673236378 (Cell)
Hao Yanping, guard: 86-13673236348 (Cell)