Cruel Torture in Zhaoyang District Detention Center, Beijing
(Clearwisdom.net) In the beginning of 2001, I was arrested and sent to Zhaoyang District Detention Center for the fourth time. While in prison, the unit guard punched my face for being on a hunger strike and many more kicked and struck me in the field. I shouted, "Good will be rewarded with good; evil deeds will be met with evil returns." The prisoners in the unit stood up and expressed their support. The guard Sun Weijia, who was responsible for the death of Falun Dafa practitioner Mei Yulan, heard me. He came over to take me to the office, where he smacked my face. He pulled me by my hair toward the force-feeding (1) area and said, "Another dead practitioner is no big deal." Sun Weijia was later diagnosed with lung cancer.
They pulled in a door plank with snow on it. A person lies on the door plank, legs bound with ropes threaded through two holes in the plank, arms stretched out to the sides and tied to the long piece of wood underneath the plank. Bare upper arms are bound together with the long piece of wood using plastic tape. The person cannot move at all when they are force-fed. Practitioner Mei Yulan died from this kind of torture. I shouted, "Falun Dafa is good; Falun Dafa has been unjustly maligned" when they tied me to the plank. Ms. Zhang, the new head of the prison unit, used a toothbrush to force open my mouth and stuff a pair of socks in it. She taped my mouth shut, and I almost suffocated. They tried to stop me from shouting, but they could not force-feed me. They left me in the cold wind. I was not allowed to relieve my bowels or urinate. I heard that they did the same thing to a female practitioner who was left tied up for two and a half days. She urinated and wet all her clothes and could not walk afterward. This is how they treat practitioners who are on a hunger strike. At that moment, I saw the sky full of Falun turning around me. The night guard covered me with a cotton quilt, and I fell asleep. The next day, another kind-hearted unit head in the prison transferred me to her unit. She declared to the 20 plus people in the unit that the people she sheltered were all good people. One of them was an older doctor who was severely struck for going to Tiananmen Square to appeal. He had lost a tooth and had black eyes from the beating. We were highly regarded with a good reputation by the others in the unit. We took the opportunity to clarify the facts and spread the beauty of Falun Dafa to them.
In the Beijing Zhaoyang District Detention Center, practitioners who refused to tell their names were lashed with wet towels, one end of the towel tied into a knot. Some practitioners' bodies were blue and purple. Sometimes, they would pour cold water down the practitioner's neck and back and then leave them outside in the freezing cold. Sometimes they stripped practitioners' clothes off in public. I personally experienced and witnessed some of these tortures, and the victims described others to me. I also witnessed the preliminary interrogations the guard conducted, where women's sensitive areas were shocked with an electric baton. One of the culprits was Zhou Changwang. The 610 Office was responsible for most of the practitioners who were illegally sentenced in Zhaoyang District. There were many practitioners unlawfully confined in the District Detention Center. Wang from the 610 Office and Bai Xinjie will not escape the judicial process.
Preliminary Interrogation Guard Zhou Changwang: 86-10-85953559, 86-10-65475638.
 Force-Feeding: This is a torture commonly used by police against practitioners, and it is the number one cause of practitioner-deaths. Almost every practitioner who has gone on a hunger strike in detention has suffered from force-feeding. Many practitioners not even on hunger strikes have also been tortured using this method. The purpose of police force-feeding is never to nourish, but rather to punish practitioners and to cause so much pain that they will renounce Falun Dafa practice. To that end, the police have used many different means to cause excruciating pain and injury including inserting and withdrawing the feeding tubes repeatedly, leaving the feeding tubes in the stomach, knocking out teeth, tearing apart practitioner's lips, or poking holes in practitioner's cheeks in order to insert feeding tubes, force-feeding saturated salt-water, vinegar or liquor, hot pepper oil, mustard oil, or boiling water, and urine or feces.