Practitioner Mr. Liu Fujiang Suffers Abuse in Beijing Qianjin Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) The majority of male practitioners in the Beijing region who have been sentenced, are currently illegally jailed in Qianjin Prison in Beijing. Instructor Chen Jun of Division 12 of the prison, incited inmates to torture Mr. Liu Fujiang and put him in a "small cell".
Practitioner Mr. Liu Fujiang was arrested in 2003, and was sentenced to six years in prison by the CCP. He was first put in Division 1 of the prison. Mr. Liu Fujiang refused to give up Falun Dafa, and was put into a small cell by instructor Liu Jingshan of Division 1. He was not allowed to contact anyone else except for the criminal inmates who agreed to monitor him and torture him. Mr. Liu Fujiang was beaten and kicked by those inmates, and had to sit on a bench for over twenty hours every day. If he moved, the inmates would insult him, beat him, and they didn't let him sleep. Mr. Liu once went on a hunger strike to protest the brutal treatment.
In March 2006, Mr. Liu Fujing was put in the Intense Training Team of the prison and was persecuted even more inhumanely. The police in the Intense Training Team treats everyone as a machine, and forces them to do 108 movements repeatedly. Even when they shower and dress, they have to do the movements also. They have to follow the order of the person on duty even when they eat, and cannot finish their meal. They will also suffer electrocution if they make any movements that are not standard. In addition, they have to suffer physical abuse such as sitting on a bench for over ten hours every day. They are also not allowed to cover their feet when they sleep at night.
After suffering severe torture in the Intense Training Team for six months, Mr. Liu Fujiang was transferred to Division 12 of Qianjin Prison in September of 2006. The police placed him in a situation again with four inmates who functioned as monitors. Those four inmates followed him everywhere, even when he brushed his teeth or used the bathroom, they didn't allow him to contact or talk to anyone else in the division. Every day he was bombarded with berating and insults from the inmates. The police intended to force him to give up his beliefs with these methods.
The instructor of Division 12, Chen Jun, participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners since 2000, and used this to gain a higher position. During the past few years of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, he has accumulated many evil tricks to torture practitioners.
The following are some of the cruel torture methods suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in Division 12 of Qianjin prison:
1. Isolation in Small Cells
There is a special isolation room (also called small room or small cell) in every division of Qianjin Prison. It is only five or six square meters. Those who are new, or have declared to practice Dafa again, or do not obey orders according to the police, are isolated immediately in the small cell. Dafa practitioners are put into the cell alone, sleep and eat there, and are monitored 24 hours by four inmates (criminals who have committed actual crimes) who take shifts. Practitioners cannot have contact with anyone else, and suffer insults, beating and berating from the inmates. When there are not enough isolation cells, practitioners will be put in rooms with even worse conditions, such as a storage room or a water room, some of them are only two square meters with no windows, making them extremely hot in summer and bitterly cold in winter.
2. Sitting on a Small Bench
Every Dafa practitioner in Qianjin Prison has suffered this torture. The police forces practitioners to sit on a small plastic bench that is only a dozen centimeters tall, with the upper body straight, looking forward, two legs together with the lower legs perpendicular to the floor, both hands on the knees, eyes open, no looking sideways, and no talking at will or standing up. Practitioners have to keep this posture from when they get up in the morning at five o'clock to when they sleep at night. The time for sleep is after twelve o'clock midnight at the earliest. They have to sit like that for nineteen hours or more a day, and can't do anything while sitting on the bench. The muscles and bones, where one sits are in close contact with the hard bench, and develop blisters within a few days. It is extremely painful to sit. Later on, the blisters break and develop ulcers, making clothing very difficult to remove as pus absorbs into it. Some practitioners who refused to give in were treated like this for four months. Their bottoms were severely injured, blood stained their underclothes, and they still have to suffer the torture for over twenty hours a day.
3. Sleep Deprivation
This is the most common torture method used on Dafa practitioners. A practitioner can only sleep two or three hours a day and sometimes is not allowed to sleep at all for several days and nights continuously. The rules in the prison say that rest time is from nine o'clock at night to six o'clock in the morning. The basic right of sleeping is taken away from practitioners. They always have to sit until two or three o'clock in the morning before they can go to sleep, and are woken up before five o'clock in the morning. Due to lack of sleep and being in a very small space, the practitioner sometimes is absent-minded, can't think well, or can't concentrate. The police then take the opportunity to cheat and deceive Dafa practitioners.
Details of how practitioners are persecuted in Qianjin Prison can also be found in other Clearwisdom articles ("The Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Division 12, Beijing Qianjin Prison" http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/3/27/83963.html).
Currently, police instructor Chen Jun of Division 12 incited his associates and other criminals to put Mr. Liu Fujiang in a small cell. They tortured him and tried to force him to give up his beliefs.