On a Hunger Strike for More Than 200 Days, Mrs. Meng Guiqiu was Denied Family Visits
(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Mrs. Meng Guiqiu was illegally arrested by the local police in April 2004 and sentenced to three years in a labor camp. She's been on a hunger strike for more than 200 days in protest of the persecution. The authorities denied her right to family visits. Her family is deeply concerned about her current condition.
Mrs. Meng Guiqiu, 51 years old, is from Goubangzi, Nongjiyuan. She is known as a kind, generous and open-minded person. For a long time she has suffered persecution because she practices Falun Gong.
On April 16, 2000, several practitioners from Goubangzi County went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa. Mrs. Meng Guiqiu didn't go at that time, but the local government officials still extorted 2,000 yuan from her, claiming that they were going to set up a brainwashing center. On December 20, 2000, she set out for Beijing, but the local police caught her and sent her to a detention center. The police only released her after her family paid 5,000 yuan.
On April 2, 2004 the Public Security Bureau in Beijing, working with the Goubangzi Police Division, dispatched a large detail of officers, who surrounded Mrs. Meng Guiqiu's home, kept it under surveillance for three days, and then raided the home, arresting her and her husband.
The police later released her husband but held her in the detention center. Mrs. Meng Guiqiu initiated a hunger strike in defiance of the unjustifiable persecution. The police instigated the other inmates to savagely force-feed her, and they knocked out two of her front teeth. After 20 days on the hunger strike, she was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp.
At the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp she has suffered brutal persecution, including brainwashing, group attacks and torture. The officials in the labor camp have been arrogant and unreasonable, and they have used all sorts of excuses to deny her family visiting rights. Warden Su Jing handcuffed her because she refused to wear the inmate's uniform and let the other officers grab her by the hair and hit her head against the bed. Su Jing told her threateningly, "I'm going to fix you."
After one torture session, she had a seizure, and someone suggested they send her to the hospital, but officer Xie Chengdong, male, age 50, refused to do it. She was finally sent to the hospital when her condition became critical.
Officials at the labor camp have denied Mrs. Meng family visits since April 28, 2005. They have told her family that she is still on a hunger strike. It's been more than 200 days, and her family is in agony over her situation.
Practitioner Li Biaojie from Panjin died of force-feeding. Mrs. Meng has already lost two of her front teeth. What we've written about her condition is only the tip of the iceberg. Officials at the labor camp have sealed her records, so nobody knows how much she's been suffering there.