(Clearwisdom.net) Background: Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Lingzhi, from Tianshui City, Gansu Province, was arrested when she posted flyers about the persecution of Falun Gong. She was tortured and interrogated by policeman Feng Jitang from the Maiji District State Security Team. The following is Wang's statement to the local Procurator.

Honorable Procurator:

My name is Wang Lingzhi. I am a 53-year-old woman. I am suing Feng Jitang from Maiji District State Security Team for torturing and interrogating me for three days and three nights straight (approximately 70 hours).

I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Because I posted flyers that clarified the facts about the persecution, I was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. on February 9. I was taken to Daobei Police Station. In about 20 minutes, Feng Jitang appeared. Before he said anything, he kicked me in my back. I almost fell on the ground. Then they put us in a van and took us to the office of the State Security Team. He handcuffed me to a bedpost, cursed me and took one of his leather shoes and hit my head and ears like a madman. I was hit so hard that my mind became unclear. I heard ringing in my ears, and I couldn't see clearly. I almost passed out. Feng then handcuffed me to a railing in the hallway. After some time, he took me to the room again and used a wooden club (about 3 feet in length and 1.5 inches thick) to hit me. He also said, "I am going to beat you to death today!" He beat me so hard that he broke two clubs. He got another one and continued beating me. I cried out from the severe pain.

As my mind was fading in and out, I vomited and could not control my bowels and bladder. Inside, I felt very sad. I needed to use the bathroom, but my legs were severely injured and I could not bend my knees. The pain was intense, and I was shaking and felt dizzy and could not see things clearly. It became very difficult for me to go up and down the stairs. Since I was walking slowly, Feng pulled me with the handcuffs and yelled, "Faster, faster!" Because my whole body was injured, I had a hard time even untying my pants. After I used the bathroom, Feng took me back to the room where he tortured me, and he then began interrogating me. I couldn't remember anything. He tricked and forced me to say what he wanted me to say. Since he tortured me first and took testimony later, what I said was purely due to the torture.

While Feng was torturing me, Instructor Gao Xingzhi of the State Security Team occasionally stopped by to assist him. He cursed at me and also kicked me a few times. As daylight began emerging, I had gone through the most painful, terrifying, and difficult night of my life. For the whole day on February 10, they interrogated me. At about 10:00 p.m. that evening, Feng said that there was still one question I had not answered clearly, and he continued torturing me. Feng and Li Xiaojun forcibly removed my jacket, held me to the side of the bed with their knees, stretched my right hand over my shoulder and behind my back, then pulled my left hand behind my back from below, and handcuffed both hands together. The pain was so intense that I felt that my heart and lungs were being torn apart. My eyes and nose were both running. I felt that my life was stretched to the limit. I don't know how much time passed before I was released from that position. My mind was blurry, and I couldn't remember at all what was said.

On the morning of February 11, despite my wounds and injury, Feng forced me to do labor that was not assigned to me, such as mopping the stairwell, hallways, and bathrooms. On the morning of February 12, he ordered me to repeat the work I did the day before. Then he asked me to sign and leave my fingerprints on some records. That afternoon, they sent us to the Maiji District Detention Center. During the routine intake exams, the director of the detention center and other detainees all saw the bruises on my body, including on my head, ears, face, legs, hips, buttocks, shoulders, and wrists. The injuries were documented by the detention center. The first night after they admitted me, my wounds began to hurt severely all over my body. I felt dizzy and short of breath. My ears were ringing, and my heart palpitating. My feet were so swollen that I could not even wear shoes. My mind was at the edge of collapse. The inmates got some hot water to soak my feet in, in order to help me relieve the pain.

After two or three days (I cannot recall the dates), Li Xiaojun and others from the State Security Team asked me to sign the arrest warrant. As soon as I saw them, the image of their torturing me flashed in my mind. I removed my outer-pants to show others my wounds. Everyone there was shocked. My legs were shaking so hard that I could not stand or walk. My mind collapsed again. Two inmates took me to the medical room. I had muscle spasms all over my body and the shaking intensified. The labor camp asked the doctor to give me medication and injections. Since I began practicing Falun Gong nearly ten years ago, I had not taken any medicine and had been completely healthy. This time, Feng's severe beating caused me to take medication and injections.

Feng has inflicted tremendous physical and mental damage on me and threatened my life. My physical aches are less intense now, but I still suffer from headaches, ringing in the head, tinnitus, heart palpitations, muscle spasms, sleeplessness, and deteriorated memory. My mind continues to be in a state of extreme anxiety, and I see images of Feng beating me every minute, regardless of whether my eyes are open or closed.

I am suing Feng Jitang for the following reasons: 1. Using his position to commit violent acts, including beating and other physical abuse; 2. Using wooden clubs and leather shoes in the beating; 3. Forcing the victim of abuse to do hard labor after severe beating and injury; 4. Obtaining testimony from the victim after severe beating; 5. Keeping the victim under illegal detention even when the victim's life is in danger.

I ask the Procurator to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of this crime immediately, and to bring justice to the world's kind-hearted people.

Plaintiff: Wang Lingzhi

March 9, 2007 at the detention center

Appendix: Ms. Dong Peilan from Qinzhou District, Tianshui City, Gansu Province, Ms. Wu Lijun from Inner Mongolia, and Mr. Zhang Ping from Qin'An County, Tianshui City were followed and arrested on September 14, 2006, by Feng Jitang from the Maiji District State Security Team. Ms. Dong Peilan was sentenced by the Municipal Middle Court to four years in prison. She was scheduled to be sent to Lanzhou Women's Prison in Gansu Province on May 4, 2007. There are still five or six Falun Dafa practitioners currently being detained in Maiji District and Jinzhou District detention centers in Tianshui City. Dong's husband Zhao Lanzhou, also a Falun Dafa practitioner, is still imprisoned at the Tianshui Third Prison.