Weining Forced Labor Camp in Benxi City, Liaoning Province Uses the "Stretching Bed" to Torture Dafa Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Weining Forced Labor Camp in Benxi City, Liaoning Province has illegally detained more than 1,000 Dafa practitioners. Owing to its strong-handed tactics, it has maintained a rather high ratio of "transforming" Dafa practitioners, and thus became an "advanced model" within the Ministry of Justice. The practitioners detained there are from Liaoning Province, as well as other areas, yet the steadfast practitioners from Liaoning are the ones being being treated the most severely. From 2005 to 2006 the CCP built a building specifically for torturing Dafa practitioners.
Under the CCP's direction, Benxi Forced Labor Camp uses "stretching beds" to force Dafa practitioners into giving up their beliefs. First, the guards take off the practitioner's clothes, and then they tie their limbs onto a specially-designed double bed using strips of cloth, with the legs split to the extreme, and both arms stretched out on either side. In this way, the whole body is immobilized, with only the head and neck being able to move a little. The practitioners are also not allowed to get up to relieve themselves. All urination and defecation occur on the bed. The Dafa practitioners are bound onto this bed around the clock for more than a month at a time, causing severe damage to their tendons and muscles. The unbearable pain sometimes brings about mental collapse. Many practitioners have been left maimed as a result of this torture.
This kind of cruel persecution has indeed taken place and is still happening today. We sincerely call for all who care about their fellow citizens of the world, along with all the human rights organizations, to pay attention to this dehumanizing cruelty toward peaceful Dafa practitioners in the Weining Forced Labor Camp in Benxi City, Liaoning Province, China.