(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Wen Huiying. I'm a retired worker from the Taoyuan County Shipping Company in Changde City, Hunan Province. Because I believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, I was unjustly and brutally persecuted by Jiang's regime. I have been arrested and detained many times since the persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999. Twice I was sentenced to a forced labor camp. Now I am homeless and have to move from one place to another in order to escape the persecution.
1. Falun Dafa is Experiencing the Greatest Injustice of All Time
I had numerous illnesses before I practiced Falun Dafa. These included brain arteriosclerosis, asthma, uterine cysts, irregular heartbeat, duodenum inflammation, stomach disease, ice-cold limbs, and pain. I was tormented by these conditions for many years.
I learned about Falun Dafa by chance, and was fortunate enough to get on the path of Falun Dafa cultivation. Through studying the books and practicing the exercises I have improved my mind-heart nature and moral character and eliminated my illnesses. Consequently, I am free of illness and my health has been restored.
Out of his jealousy, Jiang Zemin began a full-scale suppression of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. Since then, different levels of government and various agencies forbid us from going to the park or even practicing at home. They forbid us to study Falun Dafa books and have forced us to turn in our books. They unjustly deprive us of the right to become good people and to foster good physical and mental health.
2. Persecuted for Remaining Steadfast in My Belief and Clarifying the Truth
In order to create an environment to freely study the teachings of Falun Gong and to practice the exercises, Falun Dafa practitioners have taken the path of Fa-rectification [clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution to the world's people]. Below are my Fa-rectification experiences and an account of the persecution I have suffered during the past five years.
A. Why Did I Go to Beijing to Appeal?
One night in January 2000, I studied a Falun Gong book at home with about a dozen Falun Dafa practitioners. As a result, we were arrested by policemen from the Political Security Section of the Taoyuan County Police Station and the Zhangjiang Town Police Station. We were illegally detained in different detention centers. I was detained for twenty-six days and my family members were extorted of three thousand Yuan (1). After being arrested, out of compassion we clarified the truth to the police and explained to them that we cultivated "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" to become good people, which is not wrong. They said that it was the Central Government's decision to suppress Falun Gong and that they were just carrying out their orders. After I was released, I again went to my supervisors and the County Political Law Committee, all of whom said that they were just carrying out their supervisors' orders, and there was nothing they could do. Because I reflected the situation to supervising officials, the County started pressuring me and my family. The County Economic Committee, the County Traffic Bureau, the Shipping Company, and China Unicom (my husband's employer) all worked to cause me to denounce my belief. They also sent for my husband so he could express his position in the matter, and they pressured him as well. Since the local authorities did not allow me to speak out, I had no choice but to go to Beijing to appeal and tell the leaders in the central government that it is wrong to suppress Falun Gong.
B. Going to Beijing Twice to Appeal
On July 19, 2000, fellow practitioner Liu Dongxian (a doctor in the Taoyuan County Red Cross Hospital) and I went to Beijing to appeal. However, before we even reached Yoyang City in Hunan Province, we were questioned and monitored by the police. As soon as we arrived at the Beijing West Station, we were sent to the Hunan Province Changde City Liaison Office in Beijing. The next day, we were handcuffed and extradited back to the County Detention Center. The one-thousand Yuan we had with us was confiscated. I was transferred to a detention center where I was held for a month. After I returned home, I was under constant surveillance.
Before New Year's Day in 2000, fearing that I might go to Beijing to appeal, the authorities tricked me into leaving my home and sent me to the Changde Drug Rehabilitation Center, where I was detained with fifty to sixty Falun Dafa practitioners. I held a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. I was on the verge of dying before being released. After returning home, fellow practitioner Liu Dongxian and I again went to Beijing to appeal. We were arrested in Beijing and detained in the Bejing Haidian District Detention Center on New Year's Eve. That night, the policemen shocked us with electric batons and the inmates beat and kicked us. They grabbed us by our hair and threw us against the wall. We were stripped naked and had cold water poured over our bodies.
On the second day, personnel from the Hunan Province Changde City Liaison Office in Beijing took us away. On the third day, supervisors from the Taoyuan County Red Cross and my work unit, along with my brother (who was there on the request of my work unit's supervisor to pay them ten thousand Yuan from my family), came with handcuffs and again extradited me back to the County Detention Center. We held a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. On the eighth day of our hunger strike, the Detention Center sent us to the Red Cross Hospital for intravenous infusions. They sent me home, only because I continued my hunger strike without water. Personnel from the police station and my work unit kept me under constant surveillance. After I recovered somewhat from the hunger strike after a week at home, I was again taken back to the detention center. I continued my hunger strike and they again sent me home and put me under twenty-four-hour surveillance. A week later they sent me to the Zhuzhou Baimalong Female Forced Labor Camp.
C. Barbaric Forced-Feeding at the Zhuzhou Baimalong Female Forced Labor Camp
The Zhuzhou Baimalong Female Forced Labor Camp is a living hell. Since 2000, they have mobilized armed policemen, special police squads, and many disciplinary policemen and inmates to use all means to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. They mainly used the so-called "exhaustion tactic" by alternating Falun Gong practitioners between persecution by the "Transformation Team," the "Strict Discipline Team," the "Steadfast Team," the "Production Team" and the "Closed and Isolated Team."
By June 2000, when they saw that Falun Dafa practitioners refused to yield to them, the authorities decided to escalate the persecution. Director Zhao from the Provincial Forced Labor Camp personally took the post of Assistant Director of the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp. Zhao Guibao and instructor Ding Cailan had organized and formed a team to brutally persecute Falun Dafa practitioners--the so-called "Fortified Fight Team," which was led by a team leader named Zheng Xia. From then on, the persecution continually escalated. Over the course of four years, in this labor camp six Falun Dafa practitioners were killed by the persecution, many have been maimed, and thousands of practitioners have been subjected to severe mental and physical abuse.
The persecution imposed on me included the following: Sleep deprivation, making me stand for long periods of time, handcuffing, severe beatings and kicking, shocking my lips and legs with electric batons, making me sit on a small board for prolonged periods of time, force-feeding me salt water, cold water, or rice gruel using a bamboo tube or a leather nose tube. They barbarically force-fed us, not for the sake of preserving life, but to abuse and even murder Falun Dafa practitioners. I lost two teeth because they pried open my mouth open to force-feed me. In March of 2003, Falun Dafa practitioners held a group hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. Practitioners were brutally force-fed on the floor as punishment. Zho Shuchun, a practitioner from Changsha City, died on the spot from the brutal force-feeding. Afterwards, the authorities spread a rumor claiming that she died from an illness.
When I was on a hunger strike to protest my illegal detention, I was subjected to force-feeding twice a day. It was always carried out by seven to eight special task force police officers (both male and female) and inmates who were drug addicts. They forced me onto the floor or handcuffed me to a bed. Then, they pinched my nose tightly and pried open my mouth--that's how I lost my teeth. They inserted a bamboo tube which was six to seven inches long and one inch wide down my throat. They filled it from a disposable plastic bag with rice gruel and emptied the entire contents into the tube. My nosed was pinched so tightly that I could not breathe, which caused my chest to tighten, and with dizziness, numbness, and weak limbs, I felt that I was about to die. I remember once in August 2001, a policewoman, Fang (given name not known, only 18 at the time), fastened my limbs tightly with belts to a bed and force-fed me concentrated salt water, rice gruel, and cold water. She fed me seven cups in a row. The liquid kept spilling out, yet she still kept pouring more in. She said, "I intend to make you suffer." I was not allowed to use the restroom, and I suffered with my body full of salt water and rice gruel, and my bladder full of urine.
One time in November 2002, in the Zhuzhou Chemical Engineering Plant Hospital (Baimalong Forced Labor Camp's designated hospital), special forces policeman Pan (given name not known), the Chief Nurse, and drug-addict inmates used a leather tube inserted into my nose to force-feed me. They tied my limbs to a bed and immobilized me in order to insert the tube, which caused me to bleed profusely. They wouldn't stop, even after making eight attempts. They said, "We must get this done. Let's see if you are tougher than we are!" They inserted the tube nine times in a row and I continued to bleed profusely. At 3:00 p.m. they again continued their efforts. That's how I was persecuted at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp for one year and nine months.
I suffered inhuman torture day and night. It wasn't until I was in critical condition that the forced labor camp notified my family to go through the procedure to pick me up. They did this because they were afraid to take the responsibility for my death. My family took the release notice with them to the Taoyuan County "610 Office" (2) to sign some paperwork. However, the "610 Office" refused to let them take me home. Instead, they told them to go to my work unit to pay some money. It wasn't until my family went to both my work unit to pay them three thousand Yuan, and then to the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp to pay two thousand Yuan, that they were able to take me home on November 22, 2002.
D. My Husband was Unjustly Detained and I was Again Sentenced to Forced Labor
On March 25, 2003, I was tipped off, while distributing truth-clarification materials, that Wen Chengguang and others from the National Security Section of the Taoyuan Police Station were following me. The next day I was arrested while distributing truth-clarification materials. My husband was also arrested at the same time, without cause. After beating and kicking us, they forced us into a car and drove us to the detention center. They tried to get a statement from my husband, and forced him to admit that he distributed the materials. My husband did not practice Falun Dafa and was not aware that I distributed truth-clarification materials. The policemen then extorted one thousand Yuan from him without even giving him a receipt. I was detained there for further investigation. To forcibly obtain a statement from me, Wen Chengguang poured cold water all over me, then stepped on my bare feet with his leather boots, which caused my toenails to be ripped out. On the seventh day of my hunger strike to protest the illegal detention, I was in critical condition, so they released me and sent me home. In April 2003, they again illegally sentenced me to one and a half years of forced labor in the Zhuzhou Baimalong Forced Labor Camp. My physical exam indicated that I had heart disease and a degenerated liver, therefore the forced labor camp refused to take me in. The authorities then detained me at the County Detention Center. They released me after I went on a hunger strike for three days.
My days were not peaceful after I returned home. The Chief of the Taoyuan "610 Office," Zhou Guicheng, and Zheng Yunqing from the same office, the Chief of the National Security Section in the Taoyuan Police Station, Wen Chengguang, a Luo from the Traffic Department, and Chen Yuanjiang from the Shipping Company came to "talk" to me from time to time, putting pressure on me to renounce my belief. The County National Security Office also put me under constant surveillance. Sometimes they barged into my home at midnight to harass me, causing chaos in my home and also disrupting the peace in the employee dormitory for the Taoyuan County Postal Office, where my apartment is located.
E. Subjected to Force-Feeding Again in a Brainwashing Class in Changde City
At 7:00 a.m. on November 20, 2003, the Chief of the Taoyuan "610 Office," Zhou Guicheng, along with Zheng Yunqing from the same office, and Chen Yunjiang from my work unit, sent me against my will to a brainwashing class in Changde City. The brainwashing class was conducted by the Changde City Political Law Committee and the "610 Office." While I was there, they did not allow me to sleep or sit down. They forced me to stand for long periods of time. I held a hunger strike to protest. They responded by force-feeding me. Every time they fed me, they had to use a dozen people to pinch my nose, pry open my mouth, and tie me down. Someone also pushed his body against my legs to prevent me from moving. They forced the top of a plastic bottle into my mouth and punched a hole on the bottom of the bottle. They first put the "ten-drop liquid" (a drug to treat nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and gastro-intestinal diseases) into the bottle, followed by rice gruel. One time they force-fed me four bottles of "ten-drop liquid," which exceeded the normal dosage by three times. They claimed that it was good for the stomach and good for me. I was tortured to the point of death, yet they still would not release me. They insisted on detaining me for the designated period of one month, plus two extra days, after which time they released me. Later I found out that the reason that they made such a great effort to persecute me was because my employer had given the "brainwashing class" several thousand Yuan as an incentive to "reform" me.
F. Eventually Forced to Leave Home for Remaining Steadfast in Falun Gong
On the morning of April 20, 2004, while going home, I ran into Zhou Guicheng and Zheng Yunqing from the County "610 Office," two policemen from the County Police Station's National Security Section, and Chen Yunjiang from my work unit, all of whom had waited for me in the employee dormitory of the Taoyuan County Postal Office. At that time I yelled loudly, "Falun Dafa is good! Practicing cultivation is not a sin! Restore my Teacher's name!" I clarified the truth to the bystanders. Zheng Yunqing was so furious that he slapped me on the face. Another policeman tied my hands behind my back. The crowd of people could not bear to see it and stepped forward to stop them. These perpetrators then hit me, dragged me into a car, and drove me to the detention center. I held a hunger strike to protest and was released on the third day using righteous thoughts. Now, I am unable to go home. I have been moving from one place to another to avoid being persecuted and arrested. At home, I have an eighty-year-old father-in-law who needs my care. My husband has several dislocated vertebrae and has problems taking care of himself. My son is working out of town and my family needs my care. But I'm forced to drift from one place to another and cannot return home.
Several of the persecutors' names in Taoyuan County, Hunan Province:
Zhou Guicheng, Head of the "610 Office;" male, in his forties.
Zheng Yunqing, staff member from the "610 Office;" male, in his fifties.
The County "610 Office" phone: 86-736-6633610
Wen Chengguang, Head of the National Security Section, County Police Station; male, in his thirties.
National Security Section Phone: 86-736-6622312
Chen Yuanjiang, County Shipping Company's Party Secretary; male, in his fifties.
County Shipping Company Office: 86-736-6623493
(1) Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.
(2) The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.