Ms. Fang Min Tortured to the Verge of Death at Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) Forty-something-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Fang Min from Qijiang County, Chongqing City, was severely persecuted at the Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp and her life was in danger. She had symptoms of cancer, her four limbs were swollen and she was not able to speak. The forced labor camp issued a notice for her to be released on bail for medical treatment on June 8, 2009. The local police station came to take her back on June 9 and she was sent home the same day.
Fang Min is a former employee of the Chongqing Smelter Trading Service Company in Sanjiang Town, Qijiang County. She was well known at her work unit for her kindness and good temper. Because she practiced Falun Gong, she had been sent to forced labor camps twice and was sentenced once in the past ten years. She had been detained for eight years altogether. She had been arrested, detained, beaten, tortured, handcuffed and hung up, force fed with poisonous drugs and locked up in a dark solitary cell numerous times. She was so severely tortured that she was at the brink of death. Even then police still didn't let her go.
In 1996 Fang Min was in bad health and suffered from severe insomnia and back pain all year round. She searched everywhere for treatment for years and still didn't get any better. She was only in her thirties then. Around that time her friend introduced her to Falun Gong. She required of herself to behave according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and completely gave up the bad habit of playing mahjong. Whenever there was a conflict, she did not get upset and treated it with compassion. Soon her chronic diseases disappeared.
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party launched the brutal suppression of Falun Gong. Police often went to her home and workplace to threaten and harass her. On December 20, 2000, policemen Li Chengmeng and Hu Shaomin, and some other policemen from the Sanjiang Town Police station in Qijiang County, burst into Fang Min's work unit and forcibly took her to the Sanjiang Town Police Station. She was detained there for one month. Police Leader Zhang Kaifu openly intimidated her family members and tried to extort them out of five thousand yuan for her release. They refused. Failing to get the money, Zhang Kaifu then sent Fang Min to the county drug rehabilitation center where she was further persecuted.
On June 23, 2001, Zhang Kaifu led more than ten policemen including Zhou Deming, Hu Song, Hu Shaomin, Li Chengmeng and Chen Wei, to arrest Fang Min again and take her to the police station. They didn't allow her to sleep at all for two days. She was handcuffed and forced to stand for long hours. More than ten policemen interrogated her in turn with coercion and torture. After one month of torture at the detention center, the authorities then sent her to the Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp in Jiangbei, Chongqing City. Guard Zhang Yongqing tried to force Fang Min to slander Dafa. If she didn't say it, he forced her to stand for twenty hours a day from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. the next day before she could rest. The guards forced drug addicts Li Hemei and Shen Tingying to force feed Fang Min poisonous drugs. They told her that the drugs were vitamins. After being forced fed, Fang Min kept yawning every day, sometimes to the extent that she yawned one after another so that she was not able to close her mouth or open her eyes. She felt extremely tired. She bled, had a pale face and couldn't think properly. She was tortured so severely that she was heavily dehydrated and disfigured. She was extremely emaciated. The guards laughed at her and asked her if she wanted to die and that if she did want to die, they would find a rope to hang her.
On June 13, 2003 Fang Min's family members were astonished when they saw her in such a miserable state when she lay in bed unable to move with only a breath left to indicate she was alive. After she was released, Fang Min started to practice Falun Gong again though she had to go through a lot of physical pain. Gradually she recovered and she was able to think again. Her family members and relatives once again saw the power of Falun Dafa through her recovery.
In 2004 Fang Min was arrested again while she was telling people the truth about Falun Gong. She was sentenced to four years in jail and was detained in the Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp in August 2005. The guards tortured her with various methods because she refused to give up her belief. Guards often woke her up at 2 or 3 a.m. and ordered her to clean the toilets. She was forced to stand for extra long hours and was force fed drugs. Eventually she was detained in the division for new inmates for a year and was then transferred to the First Division. She was forced to do slave labor for over ten hours a day. While other inmates could rest after work, she continued to be tortured by being forced to stand and undergoing brainwashing for one or two hours. She then had to get up with the others at the same time in the morning.
On July 4, 2008, Fang Min was reported to the police again for her belief in Falun Dafa. Police from the Sanjiang Town Police Station in Qijiang County came to arrest her and searched her house. On the 18th, her family members went to ask for her release and were told that she had been sent to the Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp. She was released from the labor camp a year later, on June 9, having been tortured to the verge of death.