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Fengrun Police Chief: "When We Torture You to Death, We Will Burn You with Gasoline, and then Say You Committed Self-immolation."

December 17, 2001 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) In the summer 2001, the old evil force had a haunting presence in the Fengrun detention center, Tangshang City, Hebei Province. Whenever the police from the Department of Politics and Legislation interrogated Dafa practitioners, they always tortured them. Usually, they used a wooden baton to hit practitioners on their toes or knees, or put thick clothing on practitioners and tied up their hands behind their backs. They would hang them up and then beat them fiercely. The thick clothing can prevent skin from breaking even as the internal tissues are severely injured by the beating.

Zhang Guizhi, a 57-year-old female elementary school teacher, was tortured in this manner for three days, and as a result she experienced incontinence. Black and blue bruises from injured deep tissues covered her whole body. Now, Zhang has been sentenced to three years of "education through forced labor" without proper legal procedures.

Yue Weifang is another female practitioner in her 50's who suffered similar torture. Before Yue was sent to the detention center, she was tortured to the point of delirium. However, the police did not release her, but rather continued to torture her. They carried her to the cell where they beat her, hoping to extract the words they wanted her to say. The head of the police even shouted, "When we torture you to death, we will burn you with gasoline, and then say you committed self-immolation."

Under such inhumane torture, more than ten practitioners began a hunger strike to protest the police's criminal actions and ask for their unconditional release. The director of the detention center remained heartless and callous. He ordered guards to beat and force-feed practitioners despite the fact that they were quite weak as a result of the hunger strike. Several officers held each practitioner on the floor. Some held the head, and some the arms or legs, and some even sat on the practitioner's stomach. They repeatedly tried to insert a tube into a practitioner's nose with such brutality that it caused blood to gush out. Then they would insert the tube directly from the mouth into the esophagus.

They used iron tools to pry their teeth open. Zhang Guizhi, mentioned above, had three teeth broken off. They were fed highly concentrated milk with an extreme amount of salt. Watching as practitioners were suffering from the forced feeding, the director and his fellow officers laughed and said, "See, this is our humanitarianism."

The director also instructed criminal inmates to torture practitioners. When practitioners kindly told them that they were breaking the law by doing so, they said, "Law? What law? There is no law that applies to Falun Gong practitioners."

These practitioners were inhumanely tortured simply because they told others that Falun Dafa is good, because they wanted to help others to understand the truth of Falun Gong, and because they insisted on protecting the universal principle, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance."

People with kind hearts, when you read about these experiences, will you understand who is right or wrong, and who is kind and who is evil?