(Clearwisdom.net) I witnessed severe persecution in the No.7 Division of Shandong Province No. 2 Forced Labor Camp in 2006.

The guards did not allow Falun Gong practitioners to fall asleep or to speak. In addition, toilet usage was restricted, and they were forced to sit on tiny stools as punishment. Furthermore, they cut their food rations and kept practitioners hungry as a means of persecution. All the practitioners under "strict control" were not allowed to see their relatives or make phone calls. The guards blocked information and did not allow them to buy extra food or share food with each other. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Dong Xinhai and two other practitioners refused to slander Dafa. As a result, for a time the guards only gave them a steamed flour bun for each meal. Moreover, they were forced to stay up until 4:00 a.m., and the guards beat and abused them at will.

The guards used deceitful means to force practitioners to watch video programs that slandered Dafa. They incited criminals to monitor Falun Gong practitioners. The criminals often beat and abused the practitioners, and even burned the practitioners' noses and fingers with lighters.

Practitioner Dong Xinhai is 42 years old and from Guan County, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province. He was illegally detained at the forced labor camp, and later was transferred to the No.6 Division, which was also called the "severe treatment team" to be placed under strict control. Liu Quanyi is 38 years old and from Wuli County, Binzhou City, Shandong Province. Later he was transferred to the No. 8 Division and then the "severe treatment team" to be persecuted. Dong Xinhai and Liu Quanyi were both burned by a criminal named Liu Mengchao with cigarettes and lighters. Li Aimin is 35 years old and from Dongying City, Shandong Province. Because he exposed the criminals' violent acts and demanded action from the guards, he was singled out by the guards and inmates. The inmates and the guards of the Administration Section put him into an iron cage in the guardhouse. They cuffed his hands and shocked him with three electric batons. Later he was transferred to the No 4 Division to do forced labor, and his term was extended by three months.

The inmates often slandered Dafa at the guards' direction. In the strict control rooms, the practitioners were beaten while their noses were pinched and they were spat upon. When they wanted to do anything, they had to get permission from the guards, and sometimes they had to sit or stand silently in the same position throughout the day. When the guards wanted to make trouble, practitioners were not allowed to use the toilet. The Falun Gong practitioners were only permitted to go to the toilet one at a time, and even when one hundred and forty or fifty people were on the same floor, they had to get permission from the guards, and then go to the toilet one by one.

Mr. Liu Bingyou is 38 years old and from Weifang City, Shandong Province. He did not request permission to use the toilet once, and guards Li Gongming and Wang Xinjiang stopped and pushed him into a room, which led to his soiling his trousers. Some people urgently needed to go to the toilet, but when they wanted to get permission the guards ignored them. One practitioner had a bladder problem from not being allowed to go to the toilet. The guards had to take him to the infirmary for treatment. This illegal restriction lasted for more than six months in 2006.

Yang Ming is 35 years old and from Weihai City, Shandong Province. He was arrested on August 18, 2006 and was sentenced to two years of forced labor with no evidence. He was abused because he left toilet paper on the ground. The guards Li Gongming, Wang Xinjiang and Songnan often searched the bodies of practitioners with the excuse of searching for contraband and Dafa articles. Guards Jing Xusheng, Li Gongming and Gao Chengwei and guards from the Education Section and the Administration Section shocked practitioners with electric batons because they refused to cooperate with the guards. In June 2006, over 30 practitioners did not take a test that included contents slandering Dafa, and many guards of the Administration Section took electric batons to threaten the practitioners of the No.7 Division. Except for some resolute practitioners who were given permission to miss the examination, twenty-four practitioners handed in blank examination papers and refused to answer the questions, and eight practitioners used the oral examination to promote Dafa. The guards then placed forty or fifty practitioners under "strict control" and forced them to sit on tiny stools as a means of punishment.

In July 2006, at what the authorities called the "Semi-annual Reward and Punishment Meeting", political head Xin ordered guards to encircle the meeting place while holding electric batons, and read out a list of those whose terms were extended for three months. The list consisted of ten practitioners, nine of which were from the No. 7 Division. They were as follows: Mr. Li Guangyan, about forty years old; Qin Haijie, twenty-three years old, from Weihai City; Li Aimin; Wang Yuting, fifty-two years old, from Liangshan County, Jining City; Xue Yujun, about thirty-eight years old, from Mengyin County; Lin Yongshun, Changyi District, Weifang City; Li Zuoqing, about forty-three years old, from Qingdao City; Shen Xiaoyuan, sixty years old, from Shengli oil field, Longkou City. The list did not include the practitioners whose terms were extended for two weeks to three months.

The forced labor terms of Falun Gong practitioners were already very long. The majority of Falun Gong practitioners' terms were three years. However, a few non-practitioners were sentenced to more than two years. While the list was being read of those whose terms were extended, Mr. Lin Yongshun, 48, who came from Changyi County, Weifang City, stood up to shout "Falun Dafa is good." Later the guards imprisoned and cuffed him in the guardhouse. They shocked him with many electric batons and forced him to stay in the guardhouse for seven or eight days. Liu Ruping, 45, came from Jinan City. He was a lawyer of Jinan City's Lixia District Shuntian Law Office. Because he refused to watch video programs slandering Dafa, guards Li Gongming and Wang Yonggang beat him so severely that blood was gushing out from gashes on his ankles. Later, Li Gongming forced him to enter his office in order to beat him. Liu Ruping shouted loudly that someone was beating him. Head guard Jing Xusheng came into the room and cuffed Liu Ruping's hands together with help from several others . Jing Xusheng put electric batons into Liu's mouth and shocked him. As a result, the skin around his mouth was burned and his lips bled. Later he was cuffed in the basement (guardhouse) of the Teaching Building. The guards of the Administration Section tortured him with eight electric batons. As a result, his thumbnail was nearly torn out. At that time, the toilet of the basement was very dirty and it was summertime, so there were a lot of mosquitoes and bugs. He was kept handcuffed there day and night, and his injuries were covered with flies and mosquitoes, and his mouth dripped blood and was distorted due to the swelling. He could not eat and did not eat for five days.

Feng Dexing, 53, is from Juye County, Heze City. Yang Ming, 35, is from Weihai City, and went on a hunger-thirst strike to protest the cruel persecution. Guards Li Gongming and Wang Yonggang cuffed Feng Dexing and Yang Ming's hands to the back of chairs, and twisted their feet around the legs of the chairs. They stepped on the cuffed hands, causing their wrists to bleed. The guards pried open the practitioners' mouths with tools so that their jaws were nearly dislocated. In addition, the guards lengthened the time of persecution in order to try to force the practitioners to give up their beliefs.

Practitioner Zhang Feng, 32, an English teacher of Liaocheng City Experimental Middle School, went on a hunger strike for nearly three years at Liaocheng Hospital, and later he was transferred to the No.7 Division of the No. 2 Labor Camp of Shandong Province. In 2005, guards Jing Xusheng, Sun Fengjun and Song Nan used cruel means to try to force Zhang Feng to give up Falun Gong using both physical and mental abuse. Later the guards made him do forced labor like other Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners were forced to use toxic glue to put together glass in the closed, suffocating workshop. The glue contained sodium nitrate, and each practitioner was forced to finish his quota. Zhang Feng's eyes were sensitive to the glue, and he was already myopic. His eyes were so affected by the glue that his right eye shrank and became distorted. Furthermore, his right eye became smaller and smaller until it was nearly blind. The Zibo No.82 Hospital and Zibo City Center Hospital identified his illness and drew a conclusion that his illness fully met the condition for medical parole. In addition, they showed a state certificate of illness, but the guards still did not release him.