Ms. Zhou Zi Has Been on Hunger Strike for Two Months to Protest the Torture of Practitioners at Beijing Women's Prison
(Clearwsidom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhou Zi is detained in the Beijing Women's Prison. She has been on a hunger strike for 73 days, from February 26 to May 9, 2007, to protest the guards' torturing the detained Falun Dafa practitioners.
Ms. Zhou protested against Warden Zheng Yumei (female), who beat practitioners at will, while Deputy Prison Head Zhou Ying (female) refused to stop Zheng's brutality. Prison Head Li Ruihua (gender unknown) recently spoke on a Beijing television station in a program called "Civilized Management with Humanity." The speech was filled with lies.
Guards in Beijing Women's Prison violate the law at will and torture Falun Dafa practitioners at will. They do not allow practitioners any basic human rights. Anyone who dares to reflect the cruel tortures of the guards to the upper level are subjected to more severe mistreatment.
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Xu Na wrote a letter revealing the guards' brutality toward practitioner Ms. Dong Cuifang, who was tortured to death. Her letter was withheld by the prison administration. Ms. Xu Na was punished by being locked in a small cell (1).
On May 20, 2004, practitioner Ms. Yuan Lin stood up in a meeting of over a thousand people. She loudly revealed, "The guards in the Tenth Ward beat people, and deprive them of sleep." Another practitioner, Ms. Gong Ruiping, also stood up and said loudly, "I can prove it." As a result, Ms. Yuan Lin was punished by being subjected to "concentrated training."
One practitioner revealed a bit of information about Ms. Dong Cuifang being tortured to death. The guards searched practitioners throughout the entire ward and put these practitioners in the "strict control" ward.
Ms. Zhou Zi is holding a hunger strike, requesting that the Prison Administration investigate and punish Guard Zhou Ying, who fabricated the investigation of the cruel mistreatments toward her. This fact reflected the true condition of a "civilized management with humanity."
(1) Small cell - The detainee is locked up in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners behind their back in a fixed position, in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served to detainees locked up in a small cell during the daytime. During the night, the rats run around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.
May 10, 2007