The Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp, Changchun City
(Clearwisdom.net) Zhang Guimei, director of Changchun City's Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp Division No. 4, is known as a "National role model for reforming Falun Gong practitioners." She isolated all the Falun Gong practitioners sent to the labor camp to be "Reformed", not allowing them to see anyone, depriving them of sleep, and using former practitioners who enlightened along an evil path to help force practitioners to give up their beliefs. Collaborator (1) Wang Baolan slammed practitioner Ms. Zhao Shuqin's head against the wall, and also pulled Ms. Zhao's hands until they were swollen. When Ms. Zhao was extremely sleepy after over three months of continual abuse, Wang pressed her fingerprint onto a pre-written statement denouncing Falun Dafa. When Ms. Zhao became clearheaded and asked for the statement back, Wang refused to return it. The collaborators were offered reduced sentences in return for forcing practitioners to sign Denunciation Statements.
Collaborator Wu Yunhua brutally abused 67-year-old practitioner Ms. Shi Yazhen, shocking Ms. Shi with electric batons, forcing her to stand for long periods of time, and forcibly injecting unknown drugs into her.
Wu also persecuted practitioner Ms. Zhu Xiyu, forcing Ms. Zhu to drink urine. Wu taped Ms. Zhu's mouth shut because she cried out, "Falun Dafa is good." Wu forced Ms. Zhu to sit on a little bench for a long time with her hands tied behind her back. Ms. Zhu became mentally traumatized due to the abuses she suffered. She was sent to the labor camp on November 5, 2003, and went on a hunger strike for over three months to protest the illegal detention and abuse. As a result, she was handcuffed even when sleeping. On July 2, 2004, a group of Party members from a provincial Party training school came to visit the labor camp. Ms. Zhu cried out "Falun Dafa is good" at a meeting and was immediately dragged out of the meeting. She was then tied to the "Dead Person's Bed"(2) torture device for over a week.
Guard Liu Zhiwei tied Ms. Zhu Xiyu's feet with plastic rope, handcuffed her hands and shocked her with electric batons. Also, Liu Zhiwei shocked practitioner Ms. Wang Yuxiang, and slapped her face because she refused to sign a "Guarantee Statement."
Zhang Guimei tried to reform practitioner Ms. Wang Huilian by manipulating her human emotions. Ms. Wang is a lecturer at the Northeast Normal University. Zhang called Ms. Wang's parents to the labor camp, and let them cry in front of Ms. Wang, and beg her to give up Falun Gong, falsely promising them that if Ms. Wang signed the Denunciation Statement she would be released. When Ms. Wang refused to sign, she was confined to a small cell, and no one was allowed to visit her. Zhang Guimei often called collaborators to the labor camp to have them help "reform" practitioners, often employing techniques of sleep deprivation.
(1) Collaborators: former practitioners who have turned against Dafa due to brainwashing and torture.
(2) Dead Person's Bed: The four limbs of the practitioner are stretched out and tied to the four corners of an icy-cold metal bed. The practitioner cannot move at all. Neither is he allowed to get up to eat, drink, or go to the bathroom. This treatment would last from several hours up to more than a dozen days. This type of cruel torture causes severe damage to the practitioner both mentally and physically.