"Behind the Stick" Torture Method Used in First Detention Center of Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province (Illustration)
(Clearwisdom.net) Daqing City Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Cuiling was tortured on September 15, 2002 in the First Detention Center in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province. She was forced to wear an instrument of torture called "behind the stick." Fetters weighing 19kg (about 42lb) shackled her feet and her hands were cuffed behind her back. Guards chained the handcuffs and fetters together, making her unable to stand, sit, or lie down. Because of hunger striking, guards removed Ms. Wang's handcuffs after 50 hours and released the fetters after 13 days.