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Torture of Women at the Shibalihe Female Forced Labor Camp: Strait Jackets Used to Break Arms, Shoulders, Elbows, Spines and Cause Agonizing Death

June 24, 2003 |  

June 18, 2003

(Clearwisdom.net) June 19th report: on June 15, 2003, it was reported that beginning on April 22, 2003, the Shibalihe Female Labor Camp in Henan Province began using forced "reform" methods on determined Dafa practitioners. They have created specially constructed strait jackets for use as extremely brutal torture devices. The abuse of strait jackets, which are normally used to restrain violent mental patients, originated in the No. 3 Male Labor Camp in Xuchang City, Henan Province. Made of fine canvas, they are put on the victim from the front and tightened from behind the back. The sleeves are about 10 inches longer than the victim's arms, with straps on them.

They force determined Dafa practitioners to wear this jacket, and then cross and tie their arms behind their backs. Then they pull their arms up over their shoulders to the front of their chest, tie up the practitioners' legs and hang them up in the air from the windows. At the same time, they gag practitioners' mouths with cloth, put earphones in their ears and continuously play messages that slander Dafa. According to an eyewitness account, people who suffer this torture quickly sustain broken arms, tendons, shoulders, wrists and elbows. Those who endure this torture for a long time have completely broken spines, and they die in agonizing pain.

On May 22, a female Dafa practitioner around 40 years of age was tortured this way for one day and one night. When she was released from the strait jacket on May 23, her body was cold. In order to conceal their crime, the police ordered drug addicts, and criminals Yan Ping and Fu Jinyu to carry her body to a nearby hospital for an injection. Afterwards they claimed she died from a sudden illness and hastily cremated her body.

Since April 22, six Dafa practitioners have been tortured to death this way, including Zhang Yali, Zhang Baoju, Guan Ge. Their ages range from 40 to 60.

The arms of 53-year-old Dafa practitioner Wei Guirong from Zhenzhou City were permanently disabled. During this time, several Dafa practitioners on the top floor of the labor camp died from being hung up in the air.

Around 2:00 a.m. on June 4, Dafa practitioner Zhang Xiuhua from Zhenzhou City was hung up, and her neck sustained a deep cut mark that is still visible. Right now, Dafa practitioners are still being tortured.

It was learned that the guards at the No. 3 division ordered drug addicts Yan Ping and Fu Jinyu to force Dafa practitioners to wear this strait jacket which caused the death of six practitioners. The thugs secretly locked the two drug addicts in a room on the ground floor and didn't allow them to see anyone. On June 15, the authorities released the two criminals two months before their full term. Before their release, the No. 3 division chief Jiang Meili threatened the drug addicts, "Don't you dare divulge information about this death to anyone, or your families won't escape our severe punishment."

Since June, chief Liu of the Forced Labor Education Bureau in Henan Province has showed up frequently at the Shibalihe Female Labor Camp. He is in his 40's, with medium stature and large eyes. On June 14, he praised the two murderers and drugs addicts.

In order to forcibly "reform" Dafa practitioners, currently the labor camp has stopped normal operations and dispersed determined Dafa practitioners into different sections. They order criminals to maximally monitor and follow the practitioners, or they drag out the individual practitioners and brutally torture them. The information blockade is strict, and we cannot find out the names of the persecuted practitioners. Right now, more than 100 Dafa practitioners are being detained at the Shibalihe Female Labor Camp, and more than 20 are being tortured with the strait jacket. Their lives are constantly at risk. We call on the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong to please help rescue these Dafa practitioners. Dafa practitioners abroad, please make phone calls to clarify the truth and suppress the evil in other dimensions that is behind this outrage.

Phone Numbers: (country code: 86, city code: 371)

Shibalihe Female Labor Camp in Zhenzhou City: 6802210

No. 3 Division: 6752159

No. 4 Division: 6802195

Wu Hongru, male, 50 years old, labor camp head

Zhou Xiaohong, female, in her 30's, labor camp head in charge of persecuting Falun Gong

Gao Mingxu, male, labor camp head

Wang Yan, female, labor camp head

Zhang Xiuhua, female, labor camp head

Jiang Yanling, female, No. 2 Division chief

Min Yumei, female, team leader

Ying Meiling, female, team leader

Chen Lanying, guard

Zhang Nan, guard

The No. 3 Division is where many determined Dafa practitioners are being persecuted.

Jia Meili, female, 33 years old, No. 3 Division chief, head criminal for persecution

Hu Zhaoxia, female, in her 30's, No. 3 Division chief, head criminal for persecution

Zhen Yufeng, production team leader of No. 3 Division, head criminal for persecution

Ren Yuanfang, No. 3 Division political chief, head criminal for persecution

Guo Hongyan, female, in her 40's, administration section chief, head criminal for persecution

Chen Lanying, female, in her 30's, police equipment section chief, head criminal for persecution

Vicious guards of No. 3 Division: Wang Lan (team leader, 40 years old), Han Jixin (team leader, in her 40's), Wang Yulin, Mao Yuzhen; Cui Ying, Zhang Hui, Ma Lan and Hu Lina are around 20 years of age;

Henan Province People's Congress Standing Committee: No. 5 Weier Road, zip code: 450003

Office/secretarial division: 5953271

Office for the secretarial division head: 5956330

Administration division office: 5906175

Office for the Administration division head: 5909286

Appeals division office: 5958879

Office for the Appeals division head: 5900657

Government Party Committee: 5900630

Henan Province government: No. 10 Weier Road, Zip code: 450003

General Bureau, officer on duty: 5954622, 5908241, Fax: 5954897

Office of Comprehensive Division head: 5908013

Secretarial division office: 5907651

Office for the Secretarial division head: 5908302

Office for Disciplinary Inspection Division head: 5906236

Office for Residential Administration Division head: 5908421

Henan Province Judicial Bureau: No. 8 Jingsi Road, Zip code: 450003

Bureau main office: 5909600

Bureau Appeals Office: 5909607

Attorney's Association: 5900672

Attorney's affair office: 5900671

Law Academy: 5906303

Henan Province Notarization Division: 5934433 (fax)

Henan Province Legal Assistance Center's office: 5966855

Legal Assistance Center's Reception office: 5957891

Henan Province Labor Reeducation Administration Bureau, office on duty: 5900250

Office: 5900252

Disciplinary Committee Secretary for Labor Reeducation Administration Bureau: Chen Jingxi

Henan Province Public Security Bureau: Jinhui Da Dao

Main switchboard: 5991155

Reporting hotline for the criminal investigation division: 5942424

Henan Province National Security Bureau: 5961100

Henan Province Prison Administration Bureau: No. 3 Jingsi Road, Zip code: 450003

Main switchboard: 5957812, Fax: 5953147

Zhenzhou City Judicial Bureau: South Tongbai Road

Main switchboard: 7627960

Office: 7624714, 7618000, and 7624723

Judicial bureau head office: 7639000, 7624703

Labor reeducation division: 7624730, 7624724, and 7624694

Office on duty: 7633451

Office for division head: 7633496

Zhenzhou City People's Government: Zhongyuan Road

Mayor's phone number: 7447146

Mayor's office: 7974883

Main switchboard: 7447715