Tears and Blood of Dalian: The Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Sun Yan (Photos) (Part 3)
After enduring inhumane physical tortures and mental torment, Sun Yan still persisted in her Falun Gong practice.
On November 16, 2003, Dalian Forced Labor Camp authorities illegally extended Sun Yan's sentence by 50 days. They secretly transferred her and two other practitioners, Yang Chunhua and Zhang Xiaoli, to the Longshan Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City to further persecute them. Sun Yan was illegally held at Division 2 of the Longshan Forced Labor Camp.
The Longshan Forced Labor Camp is nothing more than a concentration camp, used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The guards at the labor camp boasted, "We won't release them until they 'reform'." Since March 2004, the authorities at the labor camp have done everything possible to whitewash their crimes while at the same time escalating the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
On March 22, 2004, a Dafa-slandering meeting was held at Division 2. Practitioner Gao Rongrong refused to attend the meeting. Deputy division head Tang Yubao dragged Gao Rongrong off the upper bunk, squeezed her neck, dragged her outside and beat her. Practitioner Sun Yan tried to stop the beating. Tang Yubao immediately punched Sun Yan near the eyes. Her eyes became red and swollen and later turned black and blue. Several guards pinned Gao Rongrong in a chair. Gao Rongrong had been severely persecuted. She was suffering from liver pain, stomach pain and vomiting. She could not eat and was having fever on and off, and was skin and bones. The guards did not spare her, despite her condition. Tang Yubao ordered two guards to carry Gao Rongrong to the Administration Section and handcuff her to a heating pipe. They hit and kicked her. Tang Yubao shocked her head, face, neck, hands and feet with electric batons repeatedly, for about 30 minutes.
Many guards were present in the room. Gao Rongrong asked to see the head of the labor camp. The guards left the room. Later, Li Fengshi, head of the labor camp, entered the room and tried to force Gao Rongrong to give up the Falun Gong practice. He said, "This is a coercion agency! What do you think the electric batons and handcuffs are for? I just don't believe they can't 'fix' you, little Gao Rongrong." Gao Rongrong could not straighten her back after the beating. Her arms were numb for many days, and her face and neck were scorched from electric shock. The guards forced her to sit in the workshop.
Two days later they sent her to Division 1, where a group of people from Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp subjected her to brainwashing. They didn't allow her to sleep for a long time, until 3:00 a.m. During those days, Gao Rongrong suffered physical and mental abuse. She confronted Yang Min and Yue Jun, heads of Division 1, but they refused to acknowledge the persecution. They even shamelessly scoffed, "The tortures are for your own good" and threatened her with sentence extension, more electric shock and other torture.
In early April, Gao Rongrong was sent back to Division 2. She was even thinner by then, ran a constant fever and she also coughed. The guards took her to a small hospital in Zhujia Town to have a physical examination, but division head Wang Jinghui refused to let her see the results and didn't notify her family. Wang Jinghui lied and told Gao Rongrong that all the results were within normal range. Later, Jiang Yubo, head of the Administration Section, threatened Gao Rongrong, "I don't want to beat you, but there is a limit to my patience." He ordered someone to carry Gao Rongrong to the workshop and ordered her to do slave labor. It was hard for Gao Rongrong to even sit up, as she was very weak.
Sun Yan and Gao Rongrong were held in the same cell at the Longshan Labor Camp. Gao Rongrong's face was left disfigured when the guards shocked her with electric batons. Sun Yan's face was also shocked with electric batons. Perpetrators included guards from the Administration Section and Jiang Zhaohua, a division guard.
Gao Rongrong, before her face was disfigured
Gao Rongrong, after her face was disfigured with electric batons
On March 22, the day Gao Rongrong's face was disfigured, Tang Yubao suspected practitioner Su Weihuan was doing the Falun Gong exercises. He verbally and physically abused her in the office. The next day Su Weihuan refused to work and was taken to the Administration Section. She was handcuffed to a radiator and someone shocked her head, face, hands, back and other parts of her body with electric batons for over 30 minutes. Tang Yubao shocked her and Wang Xuetao helped him. Wang Wei was present and didn't do anything to stop the atrocities.
In the evening of March 22, practitioner Feng Guifen suffered from high blood pressure, tachycardia and narrowing of the esophagus. She did not report to roll call. The guards dragged her to the office. Division head Wang Jinghui slapped her face and shocked her with electric batons. Labor camp head Li Fengshi said, "Now you can forget about getting out of here when your sentence expires." Feng Guifen's original sentence would expire in April. Her sentence was extended by one month, and the guards extorted 3,000 Yuan from her family. In the following days, Feng Guifen was carried to the workshop and was forced to sit there. We saw that she was having difficulty eating after being shocked with electric batons. She could hardly turn her head and her condition was getting worse, yet the guards said she was faking an illness.
Beginning in April 2004, the Longshan Labor Camp authorities tried to take pictures of all the detainees (the pictures were supposed to be taken a long time ago) in order for the camp to be promoted to a provincial-level labor camp. Many practitioners refused to cooperate with the scheme. On April 5, practitioner Sun Yan refused to have her picture and fingerprints taken. Guards Ma Wei and Zeng Xiaoping and Administration Section official Bi Yinhong took her to the Administration Section. Bi Yinhong and a guard shocked her head with two electric batons; they handcuffed her hands to a chair and Bi Yinhong pinched her arms and tried to force her to provide her fingerprints. Section head Jiang Yubo was present but didn't do anything to stop the atrocity. Sun Yan was shocked with electric batons. Blisters appeared on her head, and she was beaten until her head bled.
Even more cruel is fact that the perpetrators sent Sun Yan and other Dafa practitioners to brainwashing classes where they deprived practitioners of sleep for eight days and eight nights, or even longer. The collaborators mentally torture them around the clock. Many practitioners lost consciousness as a result of the persecution.
In order to cover up the persecution, the guards unreasonably deprived the practitioners of their right to meet with their families.
Deeply physically and emotionally traumatized, Sun Yan was released from Longshan Labor Camp in June 2004.