(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Shi Yan, a practitioner from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, was arrested and sentenced to forced labor. She was brutally tortured to the point that hospitals refused to accept her. Currently, she is still suffering tremendous pain.

Ms. Shi Yan was a check-out clerk at the Hualian Shopping Center in Jiamusi City. She started to practice Falun Gong in August 1998, and the practice gave her a healthy body and a harmonious family life. She could not understand why the government decided to ban the practice in July of 1999. When the officials at her job learned that she persisted in practicing Falun Gong, the Finance Section Chief Li Guifen talked to her and tried to pressure her into renouncing the practice.

On May 17, 2002, when Ms. Shi was working at her job, Li Guifen, her deputy Hao Shuyuan, and two policemen went to Ms. Shi's counter and started to search it for evidence they could use to trump up charges against her, but were not able to find anything. However, they still forced her to get into a waiting police car.

Along with several other police officers, they drove to Ms. Shi's home and ransacked her apartment. They confiscated her Falun Dafa books and took her to the detention center. Seven days later, she was transferred to Xigemu Forced Labor Camp in Jiamusi City, where she was brainwashed and tortured.

Ms. Shi was tortured both physically and mentally. The camp guards told her lies about Falun Gong and brought in other practitioners who had been successfully brainwashed (collaborators) to try to cause her to change her mind as well. After having to endure physical and mental tortures for a long time, she became sick and developed swollen lumps in her breasts. Doctors diagnosed them as tumors and recommended an operation. When her family heard the news, they got very worried and tried to find ways to get her out of the labor camp.

After Ms. Shi had been detained for ten months, the section chief in the Judicial Bureau in charge of labor camps extorted 15,000 yuan from her family and released her on medical parole.

After she got home, the labor camp still dispatched officials to harass her brother. They also told the local residential committee to monitor her activities. As a result, Ms. Shi continues to live in fear everyday. Her family also worries about her, and her health has further deteriorated.

It is our hope that the international society, media, human rights organizations and all righteous people will get to know the truth of the persecution, stop the killing and torture of Falun Gong practitioners, and stop the CCP's crimes against people who believe in "Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance." We want to expose the facts about the seven-year persecution of Falun Gong practitioners to the world.