A Practitioner Recounts Three Years of Persecution In Masanjia Forced Labor Camp (Liaoning Province)
(Clearwisdom.net) In December 2003, someone reported me to the police and I was arrested for clarifying the truth. I was illegally detained for 17 days. The police told me to sign a paper and they would let me go home, but they lied. I want to expose the three years of persecution I suffered at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
Tiger Bench, Solitary Confinement
Four or five brainwashed collaborators were assigned to watch me when I first arrived at Masanjia, but they failed to "transform" me. They then tried physical tortures. They scratched and slapped my face and neck. They rode my shoulders and told me to sign my name to written statements slandering Falun Dafa and teacher. I refused, so they grabbed me by my hair and smashed my head into a wall. That is how firm and unyielding practitioners are treated by the collaborators.
They force practitioners to sing songs and recite regulations, but I refused to cooperate with them. I wrote, "Falun Dafa is good!, Truth-Compassion-Tolerance is good!, Freedom of Belief! and It is illegal to persecute me!" on small pieces of paper.
I later refused to follow the prison guards' orders when they put me in a workshop. The punishment for not working was to sit on a small stool for a long period of time. Then they started beating me. The guard scratched the back of my hands with his nails until I bled. I shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" He kicked me with his heavy boots. My hips hurt so much, I thought they were coming out of the sockets. He verbally abused me and asked why I wasn't working. I said, "I don't work here. If I want to work, I will work in society. Falun Dafa is good!"
The guard put me into solitary confinement. Four guards, including Zhang Zhuohui, Li Li, Zhang Xiurong and Wang Zhengli, tied me to the tiger bench. I could not stand up, sit or lie down. I ate dried up buns and preserved vegetables for 25 days. I was not given water or allowed to use the toilet. My pants were soaked in urine and feces. I was only wearing one layer of clothes, during the coldest days of 2004. I just shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!"
I refused to work after being released from solitary confinement. I would often shout, "Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa."
I was returned to solitary confinement for another 23 days. I was tied to the tiger bench. The guards did not allow me to wear winter clothes. My frozen feet turned purple and my hands were handcuffed to a hot heating pipe. My mouth was taped. They often used electric batons to shock my face, my hands, neck and forehead. The electric batons didn't shock me. The guards went crazy trying to shock me. They took away all my clothes, except my underwear. They were trying to freeze me. When I couldn't bear it, I would think, "Falun Dafa is good!" to strengthen myself.
The third time, I was in solitary confinement for 27 days. My hands were handcuffed. My feet, arms and legs were taped together. I could not move my body and my mouth was taped. They pushed me around and beat me. I fell to the ground when they pushed me. So, they pushed me toward the wall. I could only shake my head no, when the guards asked if I would "transform." They tied me to the tiger bench and continue to persecute me. I shouted, "Falun Dafa is good," non-stop. I was released from solitary confinement after 27 days.
Extra-Large Electric Baton Used to Shock Breasts
I continued clarifying the truth after I was released from solitary confinement. The guards would persecute me whenever I validated Dafa or clarified the truth. Xie Cengdong was the second in charge and led a group of guards, including Huang Haiyan. I was doing the fifth exercise one night, when they took me into an office. Xie had an extra-large baton in his hand. None of the regular size electric batons had any effect on me. Xie grabbed my hair and repeatedly punched my face. He handcuffed me to the heating pipe when he tired. He then sent everyone away and closed the door. He asked me about my family. I refused to answer. He got very angry and used the extra-large electric baton to shock my breasts. I felt a warm current flow to my feet and then felt normal. The electric baton could not shock me, but it did shock Xie. He threw the baton on the ground without turning it off. I knew Teacher was helping me. Only after midnight did Xie ask a female guard to turn off the baton. I remained handcuffed until 3:00 p.m. the next day. They put me into solitary confinement, so they could force-feed other practitioners. That time it was 27 days. I just did the exercises when they weren't persecuting me. The guards had put me back into the regular cells with all the other practitioners by 2005.
There, I would send righteous thoughts, do the Falun Gong exercises and clarify the truth. The guards tried to force me to labor at peeling garlic, but I refused. They moved me to another cell. Xie Cengdong came to visit me and asked how I was doing. I said, "Fine." I wanted to clarify the truth to him, but he turned and left before I had a chance to open my mouth.
They found another way to persecute me in May 2005, because I refused to wear the prison uniform. The guards told me I was being released. I got into the car and they handcuffed me. I realized it was a trick. They took me to ordinary cells where they told the prisoners to beat me. They pushed my hands against the wall and started kicking my hands. A practitioner shouted, "Stop beating (my name)! Release her or I will go on hunger strike!" She kept shouting and shouting until they released me.
Burned by Lighters, Soaked in Water from the Toilet, Head Banged Against the Wall
I refused to report to them or work in the workshop, when the guards gave me orders. They kicked me in the lower part of my body and broke my ischium (a section of the hip bone). I passed out several times. The police tied me up to make me sit on a little stool. They tore my clothes off and left me in only my underwear. They dragged me around on the cement floor for at least 20 minutes. Bones could be seen at my knees and blood streamed down to my legs. They dragged me by my hair, and slammed my head into the wall. The evil police who participated in this round of abuse were Zhang Yu, Nie Lijuan, Yu Na and Xu Qiuxia.
They dragged me to a so-called hospital (a place which treats practitioners while allowing the police to continue persecuting prisoners and demand money from their families). I did not cooperate with them. I refused to take any medicine or injections. They told me, I had to put my fingerprint on a form saying that it's not their fault if I die. At that point I hurt badly everywhere, but my one thought was, "I don't care about life or death. It's worth it to give everything I have for Dafa."
Prisoner Wang Yibin burned me with a lighter every day. Many times she tied up my hands, covered my eyes and threw water from the toilet on me. She left me to soak for hours. She often beat me with towels and brooms, left me standing naked in cold weather, and carried out other methods of persecution. Sometimes I was covered with blood and my body felt like it was being fried in boiling oil. But I don't care about life or death. I'm determined to cultivate and nothing can change that.
Ribs Broken Again and Again
Female guard Yu Na kicked me and broke one of my ribs. I sent righteous thoughts non-stop day and night without sleep. During the days, I kept clarifying the truth. The broken rib was healed within one week, but I could feel a bump there. Two weeks later the bump had disappeared. It was miraculous.
Every day I was validating the Fa. I refused to dress like a prisoner. Guard Wang Fengping kicked me and broke my rib again. It was healed in two weeks. Teacher was helping me.
They wanted to send me to a mental hospital in the fall of 2005 for further persecution. They took me to Shenyang Neurosis Hospital. They found no neurosis during the checkup, so I was returned.
Frozen in the Snow for Nine Days Without Clothes
They again ordered me to work. I refused and kept clarifying the truth. They took off all my clothes, except my underwear. They opened the windows wide and locked the door. It was freezing cold. This went on nine days in a row, from dawn until 10:00 p.m. every day. It was winter and snowing outside.
On February 5, 2006, guard Zhang Yu beat me. I shouted "Falun Dafa is good." They dragged me to the restroom, took my clothes away and froze me for another nine days. Prisoner Wang Yibin said, "I'm going to beat you every day until you are dead or I'm released to go home." (Wang's behavior cost her karmic retribution. She suffered from multiple diseases afterward.) I clarified the truth every day and every day they tortured me. They taped my mouth shut to stop me from clarifying the truth. Wang Yibin used countless methods to torture me.
Steel Wires in Mouth, Force-fed Intoxicants
One day during the summer of 2006, five guards showed up. One called Pei Feng grabbed my hair, and two others held my arms, and another two held my legs. They dragged me upstairs and my back kept hitting the stairs. They dragged me to a storage room and locked me in. I was handcuffed so tightly that I could not move. Pan Guihou said they would let the mosquitoes sting me to death and she slapped my face with a flyswatter. I was shouting, "Falun Dafa is good." They locked me in there for four days and nights.
On July 1, 2006, police officer Wang called me over to a van. Six men jumped out and violently dragged me inside. I was taken to Liaoning Province Women's Forced Labor Camp. There they tortured me using all kinds of methods. They handcuffed one of my hands and dragged me around the floor, then handcuffed both hands and forcibly stretched them. They also force-fed intoxicants into me and taped my mouth shut. They took me into a room where many sentences slandering Dafa and Teacher were written on a board on the floor. They tried to force me to step on it, but I refused. They forced me to kneel down. They put on loud tape recordings slandering Dafa and Teacher. I sent righteous thoughts and recited, "Falun Dafa is good" repeatedly in my heart. The tape recorder went quiet.
At 5:00 p.m. that evening, the guards took me into a room. Seven men forced a prisoner's uniform on me. One of the men, whose name is Ma Qishan, put steel wires into my mouth and knocked out four of my teeth. Blood was everywhere. Ma threw away one of the teeth. I licked the other three with my tongue and they grew back instantly. I knew that Teacher did it for me.
Afterwards, the evil people force-fed me some drug that usually caused severe stomachaches and vomiting. Then the victim would feel fuzzy-headed and do whatever they were told. I kept strong righteous thoughts and the drug did not work on me at all. Ma Qishan broke my wrist. I thought, "I don't care about life or death. I'm validating the Fa." Then, I stretched my wrist and it healed right away. Teacher helped me again.
Not Allowed to Sleep For Eight Days
I was dragged into another room by the guards where they continued to torture me from July 5 to August 11. The used all kinds of methods. Some of them are beyond what words can describe. They did not allow me to sleep for eight continuous days. I kept clarifying the truth and sending righteous thoughts. They put me on the tiger bench for 25 days. I thought, "Put down life and death," when I felt I could not bear it any longer. I just kept thinking, "Falun Dafa is good." They released me from the tiger bench on August 11.
On August 12, the guards took me to a workshop where some "transformed" practitioners were working. The police watched as I started to clarify the truth. Police officer Liu Yong stopped me. I said, "Falun Dafa is good." He said, "Shut up." I said, "I won't shut up. Falun Dafa is a righteous way." He took three flyswatters, held them together and beat my mouth. I kept talking until the flyswatters were broken. He kicked me, slapped me, punched me in the chest, handcuffed me to heating pipes and locked me up until 5:00 p.m.
"Stretching" - An Extremely Cruel Torture
At one point, I was persecuted to the point that I could not take care of myself, but I refused to be "transformed." They took me to another room for new methods of torture. Guard Liu Yong hung me up for several days. One day he said, "Let's do some physical exercises." He pulled on my arms until he dislocated the joints. They burned my nose and my hair, and used cigarettes to burn my hands. They used wires to hold my mouth open and inserted cigarette butts and dirty papers into it. They used needles to puncture my back, hands, arms and head. They hung me by my hands and tied my legs and feet. They used iron wires to tie my knees. It was an unbearable torture, but I withstood it. I was thinking, "Send righteous thoughts and clarify the truth. I can't always ask Teacher to help. I should make the future myself. Let go of life and death and you are a God. Human beings and evil lives cannot persecute a God. So they cannot persecute me, since my life is made of Fa. I will never agree to the arrangements of the old forces. I will not cooperate with them. There is Teacher and Fa. I only listen to Teacher." In this way, I made it through.
Police Tried to Get Me to "Donate" My Heart
In September they took me to Sujiatun. They told me, "You want to be a good person, then donate your heart." At that time I did not know that the evil Chinese Communist Party was removing organs from living practitioners and selling them for high prices. I thought they were trying to trick me, so I ignored them. Then I realized they really meant to take me somewhere, so I sent strong righteous thoughts: "Destroy all evil lives who are controlling and persecuting Dafa practitioners by forcing them to 'Donate their heart.' May all the evil at the Sujiatun Hospital that is removing hearts from Falun Dafa practitioners enter the Gate of No-Life." Falun Dafa practitioners are here for spreading the Fa and helping human being receive blessings. Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. We are not here to "donate hearts." The evil phoned the hospital several times, but there were always excuses - no car, off work, or no driver. I knew that Teacher saved me one more time.
I was sending new righteous thoughts during those last three months and nine days. These are the thoughts I sent forth: "From my dimension, I am sending countless Faluns and Gong energy to immediately destroy all evil spirits and all 'unsaveable' evil lives. Protect Falun Dafa practitioners from harm to their surface bodies." After I sent this thought, the evil people stopped persecuting me. Since it was so effective, I started sending righteous thoughts to protect all Falun Gong practitioners that were illegally detained here. The persecution of other practitioners diminished after that. The rest of the time I spent clarifying the truth, sharing with practitioners who were not diligent, doing the Falun Gong exercises and sending righteous thoughts with others. The guards said, "Forget about this old lady (I'm not 60 yet)."
Persecution Every Day for Three Years
Three whole years and nine days passed. There was no sign that they would release me. I thought it was not right and I sent another righteous thought, "Destroy all the evil lives and elements who try to extend the sentences of practitioners." Ten minutes later they told me I would be released. They let me go home the same afternoon. Before that, they had called my son and said, "Your mother died in the forced labor camp." My son went to the labor camp and asked for me. He was told, "Your mother is seriously ill." They said they paid my medical bill, and forced my son to pay them 600 yuan before letting him see me.
I had Teacher and Fa with me these three years. I was never sick, not even with a cold. I constantly sent righteous thoughts. Even when I lay down to sleep, I was still sending righteous thoughts, clarifying the truth and shouting, "Falun Dafa is good."
Above is only a part of the persecution I suffered. In fact, I was persecuted and tortured every day of those three years. Many prisoners started learning the Fa and understanding the truth from my truth clarification. I used the wisdom that comes from the Fa to help them understand the truth. It is proof of the power of Fa.
Right now my body is recovering. My hands, arms, back and legs have not completely recovered, but progress is fast. I know Teacher is helping me. My life is given by Teacher. I will study more Fa, read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, clarify the truth, save sentiment beings and do what a Falun Dafa practitioner needs to do.
The evil people who took part in persecuting me during those three years include: Su Jing, Wang Naimin, Han Kai, Liu Yong, Zhang Jun, Zhang Jun (female), Gao Yanzhong, Wang Yanping, Ma Qishan, Liu Hui, Li Mingyu, Li Mingdong, Zheng Xiaogang, Huang Haiyan, Dai Yuhong, Wang Zhengli, and some others whose names I don't remember.