Hong Kong: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Anti-Torture Exhibition on International Day to Support Torture Victims (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) June 26 is the United Nations Internal Day to Support Torture Victims. Falun Gong practitioners held an anti-torture exhibition in Kowloon, which caught the attention of many passers-by. Some residents walked nearer to take a detailed look and practitioners would give explanations of the exhibit. Some said in surprise, "So cruel!" "So vivid!" "So painful!"
At 4:30 p.m. on June 26, Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners held a anti-torture exhibition and demonstrated three torture methods used in China to torture Falun Gong practitioners. It was reported that Chinese police use over 100 torture methods in jails, labor camps, mental hospitals, and detention centers to torture Falun Gong practitioners and force them to give up practicing Falun Gong. If they do not give up, the practitioners are tortured to coma or even death.
Passers-by said the exhibition was very vivid and many took photos.
Raising conscience and ending torture
Mr. Kan Hung-cheung, Hong Kong Falun Gong spokesperson, said that they believe that this exhibition reveals the tortures correctly according to those from China who have experienced the tortures and international media reports. Mr. Kan went on to say, "Of course we avoid causing an over shocking effect to those who don't know the facts of the persecution. However, this shock of seeing the torture methods can also awaken people's conscience to pay attention to Falun Gong practitioners being tortured in China and help end the persecution."
Residents attentively viewing the anti-torture exhibition
It was pointed out that to reduce viewer's uneasiness, the Falun Gong practitioners did not demonstrate the most bloody tortures and violent scenes. Actors demonstrating the persecution had light make-up: bruises on the face and body, a little blood and a couple of cuts. Actors of police demonstrated the whipping gently.
Jiang Zemin Should Be Sued
Mr. Kan Hung-cheung said that if some residents are shocked or terrified by the exhibition, they should know that the terrifying scenes come from the Jiang Zemin regime's persecution of Falun Gong. Thus, the residents should file complaints to charge Jiang and his followers who conducted the torture.
The exhibition is only a small portion of the real situation. More cruel tortures were not demonstrated to avoid causing uneasiness. On exhibitor said, "People with conscience will protest Jiang after learning about the cruel torture means."
Many spectators took photos of the anti-torture exhibition scenes
Words from passers-by:
A businessman from the U.S. said that it was a good thing to demonstrate the torture means if they were facts and that those who thought the scenes terrifying were probably unable to face the facts. Seeing the demonstration is a good thing.
A resident said that since there was no chance to experience the torture, it was a good thing to experience the demonstration to get a better understanding of the situation.
A mother with two children watched quite a while and listened attentively when Falun Gong practitioners explained each torture method. When asked about the anti-torture exhibition, she said, "It is just too cruel." She said that she heard about the Jiang regime's torture of Falun Gong practitioners but she never thought it could be so cruel.
Several tourists from mainland China took photos while watching. One of them said, "I heard about the regime's torturing Falun Gong practitioners. But I never thought it was so cruel."
The first torture method demonstrated was "Lock in a small cell."
The second one was "Tiger bench."
The third one was "Digging bamboo sticks."
For more information about these torture methods, visit http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html.