Summary of Other Articles and News - 10/17/2003
Truth about Persecution
All Dafa practitioners illegally detained at the Shuanghe Labor Camp in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province had to endure brutal torture, both physically and mentally. Among the torture methods most often used on them are the Tiger Bench* and solitary confinement. Some practitioners suffered mental breakdowns from the inhuman torture. Some practitioners' hands were cuffed behind their back all day and all night. They could neither stand nor squat, and their hands were deformed and disabled. The lawless guards also often shocked the practitioners with electric batons, and beat and kicked the practitioners. When practitioners held a hunger strike, the guards would force-feed them. During the process, they pushed the force-feeding tube in very hard, as if they were unclogging a sewer line, just to cause the maximum pain.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
My thoughts regarding the fact that the authorities at the Longshan Labor Camp in Shenyang City still force Dafa practitioners' family members to step on Master's picture: We Dafa practitioners are trying to offer salvation to more people, yet our family members are forced to step on Master's picture before they are allowed to meet with Dafa practitioners. The persecutors are directly destroying our families! I suggest that Dafa practitioners and their family members who are free directly appeal to the Longshan Labor Camp authorities and to their superiors, and to condemn them for such a villainous and malicious scheme. Also, we should widely expose this crime and put it on truth clarification flyers, so people will learn about the shamelessness of Jiang's political villain group.
Dafa practitioners' families should also resist the persecution. Don't do anything you will deeply regret forever just for the privilege of seeing your beloved family members!
News From China
Officials from the National Security Bureau and Police Department in Shijiazhuang City put aside important criminal cases and conspired to persecute Dafa practitioners who believe in Truth-Compassion-Tolerance. The perpetrators from the National Security Bureau have been monitoring the Internet and telephones in the city. They also dispatched many plainclothes police to follow and monitor "important" Dafa practitioners. Many material sites have been destroyed and dozens of Dafa practitioners abducted. At least ten of those practitioners were sentenced to more than ten years in prison.
National Security Bureau in Shijiazhuang City: 86-311-7820049, 86-311-7820042, 86-311-7820043, 86-311-7810041, 86-311-7820041, 86-311-7810047, 86-311-7820047, 86-311-7810048, 86-311-7820048, 86-311-7825314, 86-311-7838247.
*Tiger Bench - Practitioners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall with their knees tied together. With their hands tied behind their backs or sometimes placed on their knees, they are forced to sit straight up and look straight ahead. They are not allowed to turn their heads, close their eyes, talk to anyone or move at all. Several inmates are assigned to watch over the practitioners and force themáto remain motionless while sitting on the bench. Usually some hard objects are inserted underneath the practitioners' lower legs or ankles to make it harder for them to tolerate this abuse (see illustration on <http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html>
Category: Accounts of Persecution