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Chongqing City Maojiashan Female Forced Labor Camp Hangs Up Dafa Practitioners by their Handcuffs for Extended Periods (Illustration)

July 27, 2004 |  


Explanation of the illustration:

In July 2000, Qiu Cuixiang, from Chongqing City, was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor. She escaped using the power of her righteous thoughts, and since then, she has lived in exile to avoid further persecution. In May 2001, police abducted her again and once again put her in a forced labor camp. Two camp policemen wearing steel helmets tied her up with ropes after kicking and beating her. They taped her mouth shut and dragged her to a field to expose her to the elements. They then stomped on her back and shoulders. Qiu Cuixiang lost consciousness on the spot. The police then dragged the unconscious Qiu Cuixiang through every division and every team, exposing her like that for several hours.

After Qiu Cuixiang was dragged back to her division, she was unconscious for an unknown period of time. The policewomen, led by Yang Ming, cut Qiu Cuixiang's hair short and bundled her hair into several clusters to humiliate her. They tried to force her to give up the practice of Falun Dafa. They handcuffed her and hung her from an office window metal railing. Her whole body was suspended in the air with only her big toes touching the ground. They also deprived her of sleep around the clock for 30 days.

During the night, after 11:30 p.m., they hung Qiu Cuixiang from the head of Tang Xiaoyu's bed (a drug addict inmate) and instructed Tang Xiaoyu to watch her. Qiu Cuixiang was beaten and kicked any time she closed her eyes. Qiu Cuixiang was hung from May 24, 2001 to June 24, continuously for 30 days before the head of the labor camp, Wang Rengao, allowed her to sleep. She was still cuffed during sleep. Qiu Cuixiang was handcuffed and hung for a total of 119 days. After Qiu Cuixiang was released from the labor camp, she was taken to the Third Military Hospital for a physical examination. The examination found that one of her lumbar vertebrae had a compression fracture, and was curved and ruptured.