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Approximately 2,000 Dafa Practitioners Face Extreme Tortures in Wangcun Labor Camp in Shandong Province

March 21, 2003 |  


Zhuang Qi, a male of 50 years of age, was a chauffeur for the Chunliang Oil Extraction Factory in Boxing, Shandong Province. Since he refused to follow the demands of his captors to recant his belief in Falun Dafa, he was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor. In the first half of 2002, Zhuang was taken to the Wangcun Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province (also known as No. 2 Labor Camp in Shandong Province). Persistent in his faith in Falun Dafa in the labor camp, he suffered cruel tortures and persecution from Jing Xucheng, Sun Fengjun, Song Weizhong, Liu Hongdong, Song Changrong, and other policemen. These tortures included long periods of handcuffing behind the back, the tiger bench (a kind of torture, see illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html), punching the ribs, sleep deprivation, and smashing wooden stools against his chest and back. Zhuang Qi is presently still detained in the labor camp and suffering persecution.

Zhang Lianbin, a male 28 years of age, was a business owner from Laiwu City, Shandong Province. He was caught distributing Falun Dafa truth clarifying materials and illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor. He has been incarcerated in Wangun Labor Camp since the first half of 2002. Because he refused to write the so called "thoughts and understandings" that denigrate Falun Dafa, he suffered cruel torture and persecution from Jing Xucheng, Sun Fengjun, Song Weizhong, Jiang Ning, Liu Hongdong, Song Changrong, and other evil policemen. These tortures included having soft parts of his body brutally beaten (this torture is extreme: it causes excruciating pain but leaves few marks behind, making it look like the beating was not severe), being denied warm clothing in even the coldest weather, secret torture while in solitary confinement, and sleep deprivation. Presently, Zhang Lianbin is forced to sit on a "strict control stool," which is less than 2.5 inches wide, in the piercing cold wind everyday. He is then forced to endure brainwashing until very late at night.

Zhao Youqiang, a male of 30 years of age, from Taian City, Shandong Province, graduated from a technical secondary school and is a Top Tier Cook (a certification granted by the country). Because he participated in clarifying the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong to people, he was illegally forced to three years in a labor camp. In December 2001, he was sent to Wangun Labor Camp. Since Zhao announced that he would not give up Falun Dafa, he suffered from cruel torture by policemen and collaborators (people who used to practice Dafa, but who succumbed to brainwashing and torture and joined in the persecution). Some of the persecution he suffered consisted of having soft parts of his body beaten, hanging by handcuffs, sticking thumbtacks into the fingers, torture in solitary confinement, etc. Zhao Youqiang is still detained in the labor camp suffering extreme persecution.

Note: The labor camp practices an isolation tactic. Dafa practitioners do not have the freedom to interact with one another. Their every action is watched, including eating, sleeping, and even using the restroom. The lens of the security camera is ever present, always targeting the practitioners. This is why detailed information of Dafa practitioners is so difficult to obtain. For some practitioners, we know only their names, and for other practitioners we only know their ages or places of residency. For some practitioners, we only know what persecution they have suffered from but do not know their names or other information. Some practitioners, when brought to the labor camp, were immediately locked up in windowless cells. People outside can only hear their grisly, bloodcurdling cries.

Some practitioners were shocked with eight electric batons at the same time. Some had their clothes ripped off and then were forced to stand in the cold. It is not known where some were sent after they were "pronounced insane." Some were beaten so badly that they could not control their bowels and bladders. Some were deprived of sleep for more than a week and were almost on the brink of mental breakdown. Some were forced to labor until they would faint and fall down on the ground from exhaustion. Some were thrown onto the ground and then hysterically punched and kicked. Some had their meals taken and were not allowed to eat. Some had their teeth knocked out during force-feeding.

Listed below are some practitioners whose names and addresses are the only things we know. Their overall circumstances are not very clear. They have all suffered, or are suffering the tortures mentioned above, or other unknown, evil methods of torture.

They all are from Shandong Province except Zheng Zhongqi, who is from Hebei Province.

Zhang Guangbao -- Guan County

Xia Binquan -- Xiaan Village, Zhifang Town, Jiaxiang County, Jining City

Ji Xizheng -- Shu Village, Xingcun Town, Haiyang City

Li Wenlong -- Nanbeishan Village, Yuli Town, Rushan City,

Zheng Junbo -- Zhengjianian Village, Taitou Town, Shouguang City

Sun Zhonghua -- college teacher, Zaozhang City

Feng Xiaoyu -- Mashigou Village, Chucun Town, Huancui District, Weihai City

Niu Anying -- Dakouxiexiang, Shizhong District, Zaozhuang City

Tan Yewen -- Wanerkou Village, Bolingzhuang Town, Laiyang City

Li Xuesi -- police officer of Cangshan County

Liu Peijian -- employee of Sea Affairs Bureau, Yantai City

Wang Chunsheng -- Wangmazi Village, Xiaozhuang Township, Renping County

Lu Guoyu -- employee of beer factory, Laiwu City

Zhang Changlu -- Xufang Village, Yancheng Town, Qihe County

Zheng Zhongqi -- Dingzhai Village, Zaoyuan Township, Wei County, Hebei Province

Zhao Liming -- Shouguang City

Presently, approximately 2,000 practitioners (male and female) are being detained in No. 2 Labor Camp in Shandong Province. They are suffering many different levels and types of torture.