Inner Mongolia: Practitioners Tortured with Electric Shocks to Force them to Do Heavy Labor
(Clearwisdom.net) The Clearwisdom website reported on the persecution of practitioners from Xing'an League of Inner Mongolia and Tumuji Forced Labor Camp on February 24, 2009. The practitioners there tried to resist being forced to work overtime to make handmade carpets for export.
The job of making carpets is 7 days a week. Except for Sunday night, the practitioners have to work overtime until 8:30 p.m. every night. This year, the overtime has been extended to 10 or even 11p.m.. They don't have time to wash their clothes. The workshop where the carpets are made is very dusty, which makes it difficult to breathe. If anyone refuses to work, he or she is immediately punched, kicked, and electrically shocked. The person will be threatened with an extended sentence.
After the brutal persecution against practitioners at the labor camp was exposed on Clearwisdom.net, the labor camp received many letters and faxes from practitioners to clarify the truth. The abusers' names were also exposed on the Clearwisdom website. Since then, the labor camp has cut off all the practitioners' connections to the outside world, including incoming letters and phone calls.
On February 26, 2009, practitioners started to resist the excessive hard labor. In the afternoon, guard Chen Qiang (ID No. 1519074) from the Second Section called practitioner Mr. Song Zhiyu to the office. Chen Qiang started to curse Mr. Song immediately after Mr. Song stepped into the office. He threw the truth clarification letters in Mr. Song's face. Chen Qiang jumped up from his chair and slapped Mr. Song twice in the face, accusing Mr. Song of being the "leader." Chen said he could use violence to abuse Mr. Song anytime. Another guard, Huang Zigang, also beat Mr. Song. He is the leader of the Second Section (ID No. 1519096). Huang also abused another practitioner, Mr. Wang Zhanqing. Huang Zigang beat inmates almost every day. After Chen Qiang slapped Mr. Song twice, Huang Zigang punched Mr. Song's chest many times. He said that if Mr. Song did not agree to work overtime, he would continue to beat him. Guard Huang Zigang: 86-13948287582 (Cell), 86-482-6710474
On February 27, 2009, practitioner Mr. Song Zhiyu was handcuffed behind his back against the 4th floor water pipe by guard Chen Qiang for over 10 hours. Practitioners Mr. Ma You, Mr. Wu Nanjie, Mr. Lin Wenhui, Mr. Wang Zhanqing, Mr. Li Jianqing, and many others stopped working to protest. The guards in charge of the male inmates, including warden Wang Liwei (instructor ID No. 1519069), Huang Zigang (leader of Second Section, ID No. 1519096), and other guards, beat the practitioners brutally. The guards used rubber and electric batons to beat the practitioners until they fell to the ground. They later locked them up in small detention cells.