Eyewitness to the Brutal Treatment of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Li Xiuying at Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City
(Cleawisdom.net) The article posted on the Clearwisdom website (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/7/8/87462.html) titled "The Persecution of Ms. Li Xiuying in Tonghua County, Jilin Province" reminded me of how Ms. Li Xiuying was tortured. Although I only witnessed five days of her detention personally, the brutality and Ms. Li Xiuying's polite manner and compassion formed a strong contrast. Even today, I still have a vivid memory of the events.
In the fall of 2003, the weather was hot and dry. Right after lunch, practitioners detained in Division Seven in the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp were called back to do forced labor. At about 3 p.m., guard Qiang Tongqin forced the steadfast practitioners to go downstairs. A few minutes later, some 'not completely "reformed"' practitioners were also forced to go downstairs. The guards told the practitioners "to have a good look."
Once downstairs, I saw a woman lying on the ground. Her shirt was unbuttoned, and her bra was ripped loose and barely covering her breasts. Her pants were also pulled loose, and she wore no shoes. It looked like she had been dragged on the ground for a long time. She was lying on her back, motionless, with her pale face turned to one side. Her hair was a mess. We could tell that she was still alive only from her slightly moving abdomen. Several guards, including division leaders Liu Hu and Hou Zhihong, and female guards Zhang Yunxue, Zhao Jing, and Jian Ping, were sitting under a tree, making dirty jokes and laughing at the practitioner on the ground. Liu Hu even kicked her and cursed, "Fake death." According to a prison guard, the woman was a Falun Gong practitioner from Tonghua City. She was very weak, so the police had dragged her to this place. From upstairs, we could see the long trace her body made on the ground as the guards had dragged it.
At dinnertime, I saw her name on a bulletin board: "Ms. Li Xiuying." She was assigned to Group Two. According to the prison guards, this was her second time at the labor camp. The previous time she was also in Group Two. I should clarify something here: The mission of forced labor camps is to "reform" all practitioners, and each group has to assume all the responsibility for failing to achieve this goal. So if a practitioner returns a second or more times, she would be assigned to the same group of guards. These guards would then have their bonuses reduced for their failure to "reform" the practitioner. As a result, the guards intensified the torture to these practitioners to ensure their own rewards. In their words, the practitioners should "go through enough pain, so they do not come back again." The local police stations and 610 Office staff all have close connections with the forced labor camp guards. When the practitioners are released, some local police stations record detailed information about the guards who were in charge of the detained practitioners. This is another technique used by the Chinese Communist Party to push the police to commit more crimes.
On that day, Ms. Li Xiuying did not eat anything. In the evening when others stopped working, she was carried back to her room at the end of the hallway. Several guards took turns watching her. In the same room, practitioner Wang Kefei (who had died from torture) and several others who were persecuted severely were once detained there. The next morning, after the guards were on duty, Ms. Li Xiuying was carried to an interrogation office. Liu Hu, Hou Zhihong and Zhang Yunxue once again verbally assaulted Ms. Li Xiuying. Because of her feeble condition, they did not dare to torture her. Later, she was moved to a small storage room next to the toilet. Three persons watched her around the clock.
The next day, Ms. Li Xiuying would be carried back again. This went on for five days. She could not eat. She was not allowed to use the toilet, not allowed to see a doctor, and just remained in bed all the time. Every time she was carried around, we could hear her soft but firm voice: "Falun Dafa is good!" Then the guards would shout profanity and try to drown her out. But we all heard her.
"Falun Dafa is good" were the only words I heard her say. From In my impression, she seemed to be a very tall woman with a mild and kind demeanor. I also heard that she was a doctor and that the local police had illegally arrested her from the hospital where she worked.
Above is my eyewitness account of the persecution of Ms. Li Xiuying.
July 28, 2007