(Clearwisdom.net) I was sent to Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp after 2000 for persisting in my practice of Falun Gong. On the first day I arrived at the No. 3 Division, the head of the division organized certain people to "help and educate" me. They were former practitioners and had been brainwashed under fiendish persecution. These collaborators tried to get me to accept their ridiculous logic and give up my belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." When they failed, additional people from other divisions were assigned to "help me." When they all failed, they began to torture me, depriving me of sleep, forcing me to stand straight for long periods of time, forcing me to squat military style, scolding me, forcing me to do heavy labor and shocking me with electric batons.
To poison students' minds in middle schools and elementary schools, the Education Department printed many books that slander Dafa and Master. Practitioners were forced to bind these books in forced labor conditions. Several practitioners firmly resisted. They were forced to stand or squat outside for long periods of time, even in the rain, and were bitten by countless mosquitoes. During the hottest days they were forced to cut grass, remove garbage, or stand still outside; once they were brought inside, they would be forced to sit in front of the air conditioner and have the cold air blowing directly on them in order to make their bodies suffer the drastic temperature change. Division head Yin Kuansong often had meetings with non-practitioner inmates, to teach them and assign them tasks to persecute practitioners. He often discussed with those whom they thought to be thoroughly "brainwashed" about brainwashing tactics and methods. He personally urged inmates to persecute practitioners.
Practitioner Sun Zhigang from Beijing persisted in his belief and was forced to sit in the hallway for long periods of time with no walking, no standing and no talking to anyone. He was often not allowed to sleep for 24 hours straight. Sometimes a prison guard would pour cold water down his neck when he was about to fall asleep, soaking his cotton-padded clothes and underclothes. Yin Kuansong instructed the team leaders Zheng Gang, Wu Deming and others to watch him closely. Sometimes when they saw that he had fallen asleep, they would open the door so the cold air would wake him up. Sun Zhigang was forced to sit in the hallway and was continuously abused for over half a year.
Practitioner Li Qiaosong from Guangzhou City refused to write the "guarantee statement" (1) The guards incited prisoners to brutally beat him for a long time and then, to cover up the truth, claimed he had a heart attack. Because Practitioner Qian Shiguang from Gansu Province called out "Falun Dafa is good" on the sports field, Yin Kuansong compelled the "personal cangues" (2) to sadistically kick him and handcuff him. He was forced to stand straight and also at half-squat for a long time. He was pushed under the bed and was not allowed to get out for a long period of time. Trapped under the bed with no water and no restroom, in time he was covered with excrement and urine. This 60-year-old man was tortured so much that he became a mere skeleton. During the SARS period, practitioner Liu Quanwang from Jinzhou City said something to advise people to be kind, which was exaggerated and reported to Yin Kuansong. A class meeting was held immediately and Liu Quanwang was criticized, berated and savagely beaten. He was punished by having to stand straight for a long period of over two months. The "personal cangues" were assigned to monitor him. He was not allowed to go to the restroom for long periods of time, not given enough food and often suffered beatings. The police used the same methods to persecute other practitioners, including Wei Shutan, Liu Wei, Xiao Yanming and Liu Jiansheng.
After SARS, Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp set up the No.1 Division that was formerly called "fortification team." Yan Xiaoxin (female) was the head of the division and the deputy heads were Liu Xincheng, Liu Guoqi and Huang. They selected "personal cangues" from other divisions and incited them to cruelly persecute practitioners. In order to cover up their crimes and to deal with outsiders' investigation, they required every "personal cangue" to be able to recite the ten prohibition rules. The "personal cangues" were first brainwashed through propaganda and threats. They were threatened that if they did not do as they were required, they would not have their term reduced or would even be returned to the original division to be punished. They were clearly instructed that if practitioners refused to be "reformed," they could use inhumane torture methods. If some "personal cangues" were not willing to persecute practitioners, the guards would retaliate against them by reducing their food rations, berating, extending their training sessions and increasing their amount of work in order to force them to participate in the persecution. Some "personal cangues" who had been brainwashed did many bad things in persecuting practitioners.
In the name of "standardizing the standing posture," cruel police arranged "personal cangues" to take turns monitoring practitioners, forbidding them to sleep or move throughout the night. During the hottest summer days, the doors and windows were closed tightly and it was so hot and stuffy that one found it hard to breathe. Practitioners' clothes were soaked with sweat and were covered with thick layers of sweat stains.
The four heads of the division ordered the team leaders to separate practitioners from each other and isolate them. The doors and windows were closed and the windows were covered with paper with only one observation hole that was used to view the inside from outside to see how "personal cangues" tortured practitioners. If the "personal cangues" did not do what they were instructed, they would be called out and be scolded or threatened, and were forced to do things against their will.
Because practitioners were forced to sit for long periods of times, many of them developed ulcerous boils on their buttocks. Even in such a condition, they were still forced to sit still and if they moved a little bit, they would be beaten or harshly scolded. Practitioner Liu Quanwang from Jinzhou City was threatened and scolded many times. He suffered brutal beatings for a whole night and was not allowed to sleep. Yan Xiaoxin incited the "personal cangues" to beat him with wooden poles. After the wooden poles broke, they used the broken poles to poke him. They often stabbed him with sharp pencils. During the winter days, they would open the door and window and poured water on him, and then turned on the fan to blow cold air on him (several "personal cangues" fell ill due to the cold). They even urinated on him. Because of sitting for a long time without moving, Liu Quanwang developed large ulcerous boils on his buttocks. Team leader Zhao ordered the "personal cangues" to apply liquid medicine to the boils to irritate the sores and cause more pain. He told them privately to poke at the scars deeply with a stick. Seeing the extreme pain Liu Quanwang suffered, the police praised the "personal cangues" with a big thumbs-up. Liu Quanwang was not allowed to go to restroom for a long period of time and had to relieve himself in his clothing.
In the labor camp, those who persisted in practicing Falun Gong were put in C-level supervision, where, according to the regulations, they should be given two steamed corn buns per meal. Nevertheless, they were given only one steamed corn bun per meal. The guards would dry the steamed buns to make them too hard to bite. Later, practitioners were given only half of a bun per meal and finally they were given nothing but a little bit of vegetable broth. The guards would conduct force-feeding on practitioners that were on hunger strike and demanded 80 Yuan (3) for each force-feeding. The division would be awarded with a large bonus for each practitioner they "reformed." I heard this with my own ears when a patrol team leader was congratulating Yan Xiaoxin for having received a large bonus.
Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp follows Jiang's regime's orders closely and implements the evil policy of "Destroy their reputation; ruin them financially; eliminate them physically." They still continue to inhumanly torture and persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
I call on all people with a conscience and righteousness in China and around the world to take actions to expose and stop the persecution of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in China and to stop the persecution of kind-hearted cultivators.
June 13, 2004
(1) The so-called "Guarantee Statement" is a written statement promising not to practice Falun Gong, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and not to distribute information about Falun Gong.
(2) Cangue, the name of an instrument of torture, is now used to indicate the person who was designated to supervise the behavior of practitioners.
(3)Yuan is the unit of currency in China, where the average monthly salary of an urban worker is 500 Yuan.