1. Flying (an Airplane)
This is one of the common tortures used in labor camps and brainwashing classes on Falun Dafa practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. It is called "Flying," or "Jet Plane." In this torture, the head is bent down until it cannot go down any further, while the hands are pulled up and held up at the highest point against the wall. The practitioner is forced to hold this position unchanged for a long time period (more than 10 hours). If a practitioner refuses to comply, he/she will be shocked with an electric baton or beaten to the point of losing consciousness. Police will then roughly wake up the practitioner and continue the torture.
2. Needle and Thread
This is another commonly used torture inflicted on Falun Dafa practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. The practitioner is put in heavy shackles which are locked onto the ground (making it impossible to move). Then both hands are shackled between the thighs with a "Death Cuff" (a special handcuff that is extremely tight).
This torture forces the practitioner to sit for a long time, and he/she can not take care daily needs such as walking, standing, using the bathroom, or eating. This torture typically results in muscle damage, swelling of the hands and feet, sleeplessness, uneasiness, and even mental collapse. It is very hard to endure. All persons who went through this torture found it too painful to talk about.
This torture was previously used mainly by the Chinese police on violent Death Row prisoners. This evil torture is now used on peaceful Falun Dafa practitioners in order to force them into giving up their belief in Falun Dafa. Often those practitioners who are on hunger strike are tortured this way. At the same time, police order the other prisoners to take turns watching practitioners, and to deprive them of sleep.
3. Swallow Flying
This torture is commonly used by police hospitals, detention centers, and forced labor camps on Falun Dafa practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. The practitioner's lower body is tied onto the sides of a bed, with his hands intentionally handcuffed on the sides of the bed above or below, to the extreme, so there is no way to move. Some Falun Dafa practitioners are tortured like this for one week or several weeks, with some even tortured like this for as long as four months.
This torture prevents the practitioner from changing position even a bit, let alone turning the body. After a long period of time, the muscles are damaged, the mind becomes uneasy, scabies grow, and the practitioner experiences extreme pain.
Currently in police hospitals and clinics, this torture is used to mistreat Falun Dafa practitioners who are on hunger strikes, to force them to stop the hunger strike. The persecutors deceive the world's people by saying this is to save practitioners' lives. Normally, damaging force-feeding is administered along with this torture. If practitioners refuse to cooperate, they are also shocked with electric batons.
4. Damaging Force-Feeding
This is one of the commonly-used tortures administered to Falun Dafa practitioners who hold hunger strikes.
Damaging force-feeding is not the same as the normal medical feeding procedure that is used to save lives. The persecutors in China use it as a cruel torture to force practitioners to give up their belief. Hence, this force-feeding is very brutal. According to reports, there have been up to 100 practitioners who died as a result of brutal force-feedings administered by non-professional persons (including prisoners), and a large number of practitioners experience serious side effects from these force-feedings.
Some practitioners are force-fed highly-concentrated salt solutions, chili soup, high-proof liquor, detergent, and even urine and feces. Some police instruct prisoners to torture practitioners who are being force-fed, such as forcing air into the tube, then stepping on the practitioner's stomach, which results in highly-concentrated salt solution spraying up from the stomach, burning the practitioner's eyes and nose. Some persecutors do not allow the practitioner to use the toilet, instead hanging the practitioner upside down, forcing them to urinate and defecate on themselves (see next illustration).
In order to prevent practitioners' resistance to force-feeding, body restriction torture is almost always used simultaneously. This includes handcuffing hands behind the back, using heavy shackles, helmets (to limit head movement), or Illustration 3 -- Swallow Flying.
5. Hanging Upside Down
This is one of the commonly used tortures inflicted by labor camps and brainwashing classes on Falun Dafa practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. This torture makes the practitioner's blood back-flush, and can result in loss of consciousness or even death after a long period of time. Sometimes the police forbid the practitioner to use the toilet, and hang the practitioner upside down to humiliate him or her.
6. Hung up with Hands Shackled Behind the Back
This is a very cruel torture commonly used by labor camps and brainwashing classes. With both hands shackled behind the back, and both feet off the ground or only the toes touching the ground, one is hung from a basketball support or a building beam, by the handcuffs. Both hands and arms will go numb from lack of blood circulation, and the arms can become disabled. At the same time, practitioners are often beaten with clubs and leather whips.
7. Being Pressed Under the Bed
This is another very cruel torture commonly used by forced labor camps and brainwashing classes on Falun Dafa practitioners who refuse to give up their belief. First, the practitioner's legs and feet are tied tightly together, with the arms and hands tied behind the back. Then the practitioner's neck and legs are tied together very tightly, almost causing suffocation. The whole body is then pushed under the bed (see illustration), and several people sit on top of the bed, forcibly pressing down on the practitioner's back, almost causing the spine to fracture. This torture often results in severe injuries.