Two Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's First Women's Penitentiary
(Clearwisdom.net) Si Qin is a female Falun Gong practitioner around 30 years old. She is a middle school teacher at QuPing Village, Yuanbaoshan District, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. On August 4, 2001, Si Qin was abducted by police while she clarified the truth about Falun Gong; they unlawfully detained her and persecuted her. Si Qin continued to practice and clarify the truth wherever she was detained. The policemen feared her determination, so they tortured without remorse. Sometimes both her hands were cuffed and she was suspended for many hours, even until midnight. Because Si Qin refused to give in, she was frequently relocated. Police sent her from the custody center at Yuanbaoshan (of Pinezhuang Town), to the custody center in Aohanqi, then to Chifeng City's custody center, and finally returned her to Yuanbaoshan. No matter where they put her, Si Qin never succumbed to her persecutors. Since they could not do anything with her, they illegally sentenced her to three years of imprisonment. On October 15, 2002, Si Qin was sent to Huhhot City's First Women's Penitentiary to be persecuted further.
At the First Women's Penitentiary, Si Qin was locked in a single room on the first floor. The police covered the window with newspaper, claiming that a sick prisoner was staying there. This made it easier to hide their persecution of Si Qin
On April 13, 2003, during a new wave of brainwashing sessions for Falun Dafa practitioners, the penitentiary escalated the persecution of Si Qin. Police locked her inside a dark room for brainwashing and torture. They deprived her of sleep, and forced her to stand for so long that her feet and legs became swollen and she couldn't fit into her shoes. She was often forced to stand barefoot on cold cement all night. There were only a few days of rest for every 17 to 18 days; then the next cycle of persecution began, and she was forced to stand without sleep again.
These cycles went on and on. Warden Ni Rongxiang, head guard Wu Guiqin and policewoman Wang Yanwen (who specialized in persecuting practitioners) went to the torture room every day. The cursing and yelling from that room could even be heard from the third floor. Si Qin was tormented this way for almost six months.
Female Falun Gong practitioner Yu Fengjie is in her thirties. She is a coalmine worker living in Hongmiaozi District, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She was kidnapped and unlawfully sentenced to four years in prison for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong She was transferred in 2002 to the First Women's Penitentiary, in Xiaoheihe, outside of Huhhot City, where she was severely persecuted. In the summer of 2002, because she would not stop practicing, head guard Xiao Jie Yu Fengjie shocked her with an electric baton.
On May 10, 2003, the penitentiary suddenly began the brutal persecution of Yu Fengjie, locking her in a tiny room with no sunlight. Six or seven inmates took turns guarding her, not letting her sleep at night. It was during the time of SARS. The police were not allowed to go home, so they also lived at the penitentiary. Specialized in brainwashing and persecuting Dafa practitioners, policewoman Wang Yanwen, head guard Wu Guiqin and several other police would stay up all night to take turns threatening, cursing and yelling at Yu Fengjie. They showed VCDs that slandered Falun Dafa continuously, with the volume very high. The whole facility could hear it, and no one could rest well. Inmates didn't dare to say anything, so some of them vented their anger on Falun Dafa practitioners. The perpetrators persecuted and attempted to brainwash Yu Fengjie for a few months. She was allowed to go outside, but there were always inmates watching her. She was not allowed to get food from the cafeteria, take personal belongings from storage, or dry her clothes in the sun. There was even someone watching her while she used the bathroom or washed her clothes, and she could only do it in the laundry when no one else was around.
In November 2003, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's First Women's Penitentiary was relocated to Shuaijiaying area outside of Huhhot City. Because the new jail lacked a dark room, Yu Fengjie was put into a cell on the north side away from the sun. Its toilet was like that on a Chinese train, with only enough room to squat down. The tiny sink in the "bathroom", only trickled a little water, making it hard to even fill a cup to brush her teeth, yet this was the only means for Yu Fengjie to brush and do laundry, as ordered by the police. She was not allowed to go outside to dry her clothes in the sun, and she couldn't use the public bathroom where the other Falun Dafa practitioner prisoners went. She was provided with only a bed and a blanket; with all other necessities removed from the cell. Other inmates could go to storage to retrieve their belongings several times a day, but not Yu Fengjie. If she needed something, it had to be obtained through another person. She was basically confined to this very small cell.