(Clearwisdom.net) On March 12, 2002, policemen from Liaoyuan City, Liaoning Province
destroyed a Dafa truth-clarifying materials production site. Falun Gong practitioners who were
making Dafa truth-clarifying materials, Ms. Yang Guiqin, Yang Guijun and Zhang Weixi were arrested.
Zhao Zhenqi, Secretary of the Liaoyuan City Committee, led the police chief and forty other
policemen. They surrounded the materials production site and made off with printers, thousands of
copies of truth-clarifying materials and an undetermined amount of cash. Practitioners Yang Guijun
and Zhang Weixi clarified the truth about Falun Gong to them and told them the universal law that
"Good is rewarded with good and evil is met with evil." The practitioners also told the
police officers that those who persecute practitioners would not avoid karmic retribution. The
policemen did not take the kind advice from Dafa practitioners; instead, they said the practitioners
were cursing them. After the Dafa practitioners were arrested and taken to the police station, all
- Police used books and other objects to hit the practitioners on their faces so severely that the
books were torn and tattered and practitioners' faces were covered with blue and black marks, badly
swollen and full of wounds and cuts.
- Tiger Bench Torture: Practitioners were forced to sit on a small iron bench that was
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 were forced to sit straight up and look
straight ahead. They were not allowed to turn their heads, close their eyes, talk to anyone or move
at all. Several inmates were assigned to watch over the practitioners and force themáto remain
motionless while sitting on the bench. Some hard objects were 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
- Applying high voltage electric batons. The police shocked practitioners with electric batons
all over their bodies, which filled the room with the smell of burned flesh.
- Cuffed and hung up. In this torture method, the practitioner has both hands cuffed behind
the back, both feet off the ground or only toes touching the ground; one was hung onto the
basketball support or house beam with handcuffs. Both hands and arms will soon lose sensory
perception and go numb from lack of blood circulation.
- Imperial Court Needle. In this torture method, the abusers use a needle to stab a person's
fingertips, the tips of the toes and the area around the neck. The needles are extremely thin and
they don't leave any marks on the flesh after injecting it into the skin, no blood is drawn, but
this is extremely painful, and most people cannot withstand this torture.
- Using cigarette smoke to suffocate. Lit cigarettes would be inserted into the Dafa
practitioner's nostrils. The police would light several more cigarettes, cover a practitioner's head
with a plastic bag or plastic flowerpot, and enclose an ashtray with the burning cigarettes. The
police also used cigarettes to burn practitioners' feet. The socks of one practitioner were burned.
The practitioner's feet were burned so badly that the practitioner could not walk.
- Continuous deprivation of use of toilet facilities, deprivation of sleep and withholding food
Responsible persons who persecute Dafa practitioners in Liaoyuan City:
Secretary of the City Committee: Zhao Zhenqi
Longshan Branch: Chief Zhao
Xi'an Branch: Chief Pei
Person in charge of the persecution in Liaoyuan City: Xu Jun
Supervisor of the "610 Office" in Liaoyuan City: Pi Fuguo
Telephone number of the "610 Office" in Lianyuan City: 86-437-3311714
February 4, 2003