Facts That Should Never Be Forgotten (Part 1) (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) The Falun Gong practitioners mentioned in this article were good people of sound physical and mental health. Because they insisted on practicing Falun Dafa and wished to live by the principles "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," they refused to be brainwashed by Jiang's regime. Therefore, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tortured them until they were physically disabled or had a mental breakdown because of physical abuse or neurological drugs. Many people lost their lives after they were physically disabled or had a mental breakdown.
"The purpose is to torture you until you'd rather be dead than alive," the police told practitioners when torturing them. For more than five years, under the genocidal policy of "defaming their [Falun Gong practitioners] reputation, bankrupting them financially, destroying them physically," the police brutality has become ever more severe. Countless cases of brutal torture, sexual abuse, large fines, injections of neurological drugs, brainwashing, firings, ransacking of homes, educational and other types of mental persecution have become the norm for Chinese law enforcement agencies throughout the country. The examples listed in this article are only the tip of the iceberg.
I. Brutal persecution causes lifetime disability
The CCP has been controlling people's minds through brutal methods, and it has put these methods to use in the persecution of Falun Gong to an unprecedented extent. To try to force practitioners to give up their belief and write a statement that denounces Falun Gong, the CCP uses all kinds of extreme inhuman torture methods, resulting in huge numbers of practitioners becoming physically disabled. Some practitioners' limbs had to be amputated. Some practitioners' limbs were severely deformed and became paralyzed. Some practitioners lost their eye-sight or hearing, and some practitioners' faces were badly mangled.
Ms. Xu Fayue, a Falun Gong Practitioner from Jinan City, Shandong Province, Had Several of Her Toes Amputated Because of Frostbite
(Captions of two pictures) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Xu Fayue had to have several of her toes amputated as a result of the persecution she suffered
On the evening of January 12, 2001, police officers from Jinan City in Shandong Province appeared at Xu Fayue (a 1997 graduate from the Shandong Mine Collage) and five other Dafa practitioners' residence and arrested them. The officers came from the Political Security Unit of the Jinan City Public Security Bureau and Liulishan Police Station. They did not produce any warrants, give any reasons or identify themselves before they arrested the practitioners. On the way to the police station, Xu refused to cooperate with the police personnel's unlawful requests, so three or four policemen beat her savagely.
At Liulishan Police Station, Xu Fayue's was handcuffed with both hands behind her back and forced to sit with bare feet on the ice-cold cement floor. As soon as the leaders of the district public security bureau arrived, they, police and the Liulishan Police Station director covered her eyes with a towel and savagely kicked her in the head. This resulted in the area around her eyes, her forehead and mouth to bleed profusely. Blood soaked through the towel. After the interrogation proved fruitless, the police put a heavy steel helmet on her head and tied her onto a chair with rope and handcuffs. Her left hand was tied to the back of the chair in such a painful way that she could not sit up or bend down. The police left her in a room where the temperature was below minus 10 degree Celsius [below 14 0F]. Two policemen were monitoring her to ensure that she would not close her eyes. Xu Fayue had to endure such a terrible situation through the night. The next morning, she vomited due to the severe pain. They finally loosened the rope on her left hand. All this time, a policeman in his fifties cursed at Xu Fayue using dirty and foul language, brutally kicked her and shouted, "I'll kill you and choke you to death!"
On the afternoon of January 13, Xu and other five practitioners were sent to Liuchangshan Prison. They went on a hunger strike to protest their unlawful imprisonment. Five days later, Xu Fayue was tied to a bed to be force-fed. She almost suffocated during the process and was close to dying. She was handcuffed to the bed with her hands and legs being stretched out as far as possible and covered only with a thin blanket. Her hands and feet were left uncovered on purpose, an additional torture in the cold winter. Since she was tied to the bed and not allowed to use the restroom, her clothing and the mattress were soaked with her urine and soiled with her excrement. Her hands and feet were exposed to the icy wind blowing through the open door and she lost all feeling in her body. After having been abused and tortured this way for five days, her hands became extremely swollen and turned dark purple. Her feet were numb and ice cold. The first, third and fifth toes of her right foot turned black. Afraid of taking responsibility, the prison guards and doctors sent her to the Police General Hospital, which is also known as the Forced Labor Bureau Hospital. The doctors in the hospital diagnosed that her left foot and right hand had suffered from second-degree frostbite. Her right foot had suffered third degree frostbite, with the first, third and fifth toes completely dead and emitting a foul odor. After nearly one month, most of her big toe, all of the third toe and part of the fifth toe of her right foot were amputated. Xu Fayue still could not walk normally three months later.
Mr. Wang Xinchun, 29 years old, Is Tortured and Disabled, Losing Both Feet
Mr. Wang Xinchun, 29 years old, began to practice Falun Gong in 1998. Wang lived in the Fengmao Tree Farm in Jinshantun District in Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province.
Wang Xinchun was tortured and became disabled, losing both his feet
On January 8, 2002, when Wang Xinchun distributed truth-clarifying flyers at the Tree Farm, the chief of police Wang Wei and policeman "A" saw him. Wang tried to escape but policemen Wang Shoumin and Min Changchun pursued him through the night into the next morning. Wang was not familiar with the area and fell into a river. His legs up to his knees became wet and soon iced up. The police surrounded the mountain. Two days later, chief Wang Wei and policeman "A" arrested Wang. Wang Wei and Director of the police Cui Yuzhong ordered policeman "A" to put Wang's feet into a washbasin with very hot water (which is not the thing to do and will aggravate the frostbite and cause severe injury). The police forcefully pulled Wang's shoes off his feet in the hot water. Some of the flesh was stuck to the shoes because of the ice. The police even said, "See, how nice we police are, looking after you just like our own children." This was extremely cruel. When they arrested Wang on the mountain, Wang was still able to walk and his legs were not completely frostbitten. Only after the police put his feet in boiling water did the injury become irreversible.
At noon, only policeman A was watching Wang. Policeman A grabbed Wang's chest, shook him back and forth and slapped his face. Wang's feet continued to swell up and blister. His lower legs also blistered, most likely because of the boiling water. Wang was sent home at five p.m.
Later, the district police of Jinshantun, the "610 Office," and local government officials went to Wang's house uninvited three times to videotape him. The police spread lies everywhere. They claimed, "Wang Xinchun went into the mountains and his feet got frostbite. He came home and put his feet into the hot water to melt the ice, which caused his disability."
Afterward, Wang's feet decomposed and fell off, resulting in permanent disability.
Practitioner Ms. Fu Li's Hands Are Disabled by Torture at Wanjia Labor Camp
Forty-one-year-old practitioner Ms. Fuli is from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. In 2000, her hands became disabled and her body was covered with scars as a result of torture at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province.
(Caption of two pictures) Picture provided by the victim of the persecution, Ms. Fu Li.
In October 1999, Ms. Fu Li went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa for the second time. Armed police arrested her in Tiananman Square. Officials from the Shuangcheng City 610 Office then brought her back to Shuangcheng City and held her at the No. 2 Prison. In mid-November, the Shuangcheng City Police Department sent her to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province without due cause or going through a legal process.
In the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Fu Li endured inhuman treatment. The police tied a rope around her thumbs and then hung her up by that rope. Her thumbs had to sustain the weight of her entire body! After being suspended like that for a long time, her thumbs became deformed and her hands disabled. She could no longer take care of herself.
Most of the practitioners incarcerated in the Wanjia Labor Camp suffer from scabies because of the humidity and physical torture. They have lesions over their entire bodies.
Reenactment of persecution scenes
Ms. Zang Yuxia, a Practitioner from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, Is Persecuted Until Her Face Is Disfigured
In April 2002, several police broke into the home of Ms. Zang Yuxia, a Falun Gong practitioner in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province and ransacked her home without a warrant. After the police found nothing, the police forced Zang Yuxia into the police car without even giving her a chance to put her shoes on. They also kidnapped her child, a non-practitioner who was home for the weekend. The police persecuted Zang and in just one month, Zang's face was disfigured from the torture. She also suffered a fever (over 112oF) and was unconscious for a very long time.
Due to Severe Torture at Shijiazhuang Forced-Labor Camp, Hebei Province, Practitioner Ms. Li Huiqi Becomes Paralyzed
Ms. Li Huiqi was born in 1967. She was a former employee in a paint factory in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. On December 2, 2001, she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong and someone turned her in to the police. Officials from the Weiming Street Police Station of Shijiazhuang City (formerly the Xinghua Street Police Station. Practitioner Mr. Zuo Zhigang was murdered there) arrested her. Ms. Li was illegally imprisoned in the first detention center in Shijiazhuang City for two months. On February 2, 2002, she was sent to the Second Squad, in the Fourth Brigade of Shijiazhuang Forced-Labor Camp to serve a one-year unlawful sentence. During the illegal imprisonment, she was in critical condition on several occasions. Her family requested to see her several times and asked the camp to put her on medical parole, so she could see a doctor. The request was denied every time.
Caption of two pictures: Li Huiqi suffered in pain
On April 9, 2002, Li Huiqi's life was in danger as a result of torture. The labor camp had to send her to the Peoples' Hospital of Hebei Province for urgent treatment. Li's family members were finally able to see her. Li was emaciated and her life was in danger. Li was diagnosed with "Guillain-Barre Syndrome" and transferred to the Hebei Province Third Hospital. During that time, Li's life was many times in danger and her family bought her funeral clothes three times. Li was paralyzed and often unconscious. Her urinary tract and lungs were severely infected. Her bronchial tubes had to be opened to insert a tube, which she relied on to breathe. She constantly went into convulsions.
On December 3, 2002, when Li was still in dire shape, the captain of the fourth brigade of the camp and officer Zhou Yilin used the excuse of "Li's term was served" and discharged her from the camp. He left her in the hospital. The police persecuted a person until she was paralyzed and then expected her family to take over her care. Li's family tried to negotiate with the director of the forced labor camp, Zhao Jinlong, to reach an equitable solution. Zhao would not accept responsibility and the family had to take Li home.
Ms. Zhai Fengci Is Tortured in the Forced Labor Camp and Her Knees and Hands Became Deformed
Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhai Fengci was 50 years old, and an employee of Xinghuo Machine Tool Factory of Tianshui City, Gansu Province.
After being tortured in the forced labor camp for two years and two months, Ms. Zhao Fengci's knees and hands were deformed
Before Zhai practiced Falun Gong, she had many health problems, which mainly stemmed from a heart condition. After she began to practice Falun Gong, her illnesses disappeared. She even was no longer nearsighted. In spite of the evil persecution, Zhai traveled to Beijing twice to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong.
A cruel torture called "squat on the back" was used to torture Zhai Fengci. Zhai was forced to kneel and squat down on the ground under a bunk bed. The lower bed is only 60-70 centimeters from the ground. Ms. Zhai's arms were pulled behind her to opposite corners of the bed, with about 3 feet between her arms, and her hands were cuffed together on top of the bed. She could not straighten her back, lift her head, or rest her feet fully on the floor. Her toes sustained her entire weight. She felt excruciating pain in her shoulders, as if they had been broken. If she moved any part of her body a little bit, the handcuffs cut into her wrists. For 7 days and 7 nights, she was engulfed in extreme pain. The pain from the torture caused her to vomit and she was near death. Her shoes were torn and her toes became deformed.
Two years and two months of torture in the labor camp left both of Ms Zhai's knees and hands severely deformed and swollen. She is now unable to take care of herself. Meanwhile, her daughter Zhai Rongxuan was expelled from college for going to Beijing to appeal with her. She is currently homeless. Ms. Zhai's older brother, who was 70 years old, was brutally beaten and fined tens of thousands of yuan for appealing for Falun Gong. Her older sister was unlawfully detained, and has been beaten and fined several thousand Yuan.
Guangzhou City Dongshan District Policemen Blind Ms. Wang Haiyan's Right Eye When Beating Her
In November 2002, Ms. Wang Haiyan was sent to the Third Brigade of the Chatou Forced Labor Camp in Guangzhou City. As a result of the physical abuse she received, Ms. Wang lost her eyesight. Her right eye socket was sunken and her eyeball had shrunk. Even the black pupil of her right eye turned white. She had great difficulty walking and was unable to look after herself.
On the afternoon of June 13, 2002, Wang Haiyan was followed and reported by someone when she was clarifying the truth of Falun Gong and handing out truth-clarifying materials near the Wangfujing Department Store in the Dongshan District in Guangzhou City. Policemen and plainclothes officers from the "610 Office" dragged Wang to an alley and threw her into a ditch. After she was taken to the Nonglinxia Street Police Station in Dongshan District, her clothes were soaked with rain and blood. Her head, eyes, and other parts of her body were seriously injured. She requested to be sent to a hospital for medical examination and treatment. Although she was vomiting, they threw her into a small dark room. She was hungry and thirsty, and she felt extremely cold. She went into convulsions. The excruciating pain made her vomit and she fainted.
Wang was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment. When she woke up, the police threatened her. They told her that she could not tell the truth to the doctor. A doctor told her that the tissue of her eyeball and optic nerve were damaged, and there were several bruises on her brain. Additionally, her left eardrum was damaged. She lost the hearing in one of her ears. There were black and blue marks and blood all over her body, and she was bruised badly. The doctors wanted to know more about her injuries, but the police dragged them away. Her injuries got worse and she suffered daily severe headaches and eye pain. She often felt such excruciating pain that caused her to convulse. She could not sleep all night long. Eventually her right eye became blind, and the eyesight in her left eye declined very quickly. She requested medical treatment several times, but it was denied.
Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong's Face Is Severely Disfigured After Seven Hours of Electric Baton Torture in the Longshan Labor Camp
The police at the Longshan Labor Camp in Shenyang City shocked 36-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong for nearly seven hours with electric batons. Her face was severely disfigured.
Gao Rongrong worked in the finance division of the Luxun Fine Arts College in Shenyang City. In July of 2003, Gao was taken to the Longshan Forced Labor Camp. On May 7, 2004, Tang Yubao, deputy head of the No. 2 Brigade, team leader Jiang Zhaohua, called Gao to the duty office and cuffed her to the warm air pipeline. Tang and Jiang shocked Gao with electric batons for 6-7 hours, from 3:00 p.m. to after 9:00 p.m. Her face became severely disfigured, swollen and covered with blisters. Her hair was matted with blood and pus dripped from her scorched skin. She could only open her eyes a little because of her swollen face. Her mouth was severely swollen and deformed. Even inmates who had lived with her day and night for a long time could not recognize her. Picture 2 shows her burned face after the blisters had dried up. One can still see the scars. The scars in some areas of her face are thick, which shows the severity of the electric shocks. The perpetrators shocked many parts of her face repeatedly; many blisters and burn scars have overlapping layers. Her face was not treated, nor was she given any medication.
Ms. Gao was inhumanly tortured while detained at the Longshan Forced Labor Camp. Her body was severely injured from the torture. She reported pain in her liver and abdomen. She suffered intermittent fever and persistent nausea, and she could no longer eat. Deputy head Tang Yubao of the No. 2 Brigade slapped her face until she lost hearing in one ear. Yue Jun, head of the No. 1 Brigade, ordered inmates to humiliate her by cutting her hair until it was close to her scalp on the top of her head. Picture 3 was taken when some hair had grown back.
Picture 3: Gao Rongrong suffered humiliation; the hair on top of her head was cut very short
Dalian Port Cargo Clerk Mr. Qu Hui Was Paralyzed during Four Years of Torture in a Forced Labor Camp
Falun Dafa practitioner Qu Hui lives in Zhongshan District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province. Because he remained steadfast in his belief in Falun Dafa, he was imprisoned in the Dalian City Forced Labor Camp, where he suffered severe torture. His genitals were injured from electric shocks, his cervical vertebrae were fractured, and he has been paralyzed for four years.
Mr. Qu Hui, 35 years old, lives at No. 41, Yihe Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian City. Qu and his wife went to Beijing in January 2000 to appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the facts. Mr. Qu was beaten by police on Tiananmen Square and taken back to Dalian. The authorities extorted 9,700 yuan from him. Afterwards, he was discharged from his job and detained in the Dalian Port Prison. After one month, Qu was transferred to Pulandian City Mental Hospital for further persecution. On April 13, 2000, Mr. Qu was imprisoned in the Dalian City Forced Labor Camp, where he had to do hard labor and suffered brainwashing and torture. His genitals were injured from electric shocks. His cervical vertebrae were fractured, and he became paralyzed. Finally he was tortured so cruelly that he could no longer walk. He was carried on a stretcher out of the forced labor camp. Over the past four years, Qu Hui has been bedridden because he was paralyzed. He cannot turn his body by himself. His wife has to take care of all of his physical needs.
Images of the injuries sustained by Mr. Qu Hui due to torture while in detention. He is now paralyzed and bedridden.
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In the afternoon of March 19, 2001, the special team that detains Falun Gong practitioners in Dalian City Forced Labor Camp had readied a great number of police, torture instruments, and ambulances with oxygen tanks. One by one, practitioners were brought into a room. Inside this room, the police attempted to have practitioners renounce Falun Gong. The police also tried to have practitioners sign a "Guarantee Statement." They attempted to make practitioners slander and curse their respected Teacher and Dafa. If a practitioner refused to do so, he or she would be brutally tortured. The sound of screaming from practitioners and curses from police filled the building. Practitioners who had been tortured were lying all over the hallway. Some were spitting or drooling, and some groaned from pain. It was a terrible scene.
At 9:00 p.m., Qu Hui was also dragged into that torture room. The police tortured him until 8:00 a.m. the next morning. No one knew how many electric batons the police used. Qu's body was covered with wounds caused by rubber clubs. His buttocks were beaten so severely that the flesh caved in. His knees were swollen from being hit, and his cervical vertebrae was broken. He spat blood and lost consciousness several times. Once Qu regained consciousness and overheard doctor Han Qiong, who monitored him, say, "He's all right. You can continue beating him." Han Qiong currently is the chief of the Dalian Forced Labor Camp Hospital. He once told Qu's wife, "It's better if Qu Hui dies." While hitting Qu, police officer Qiao Wei grinned and said to the observers, "For many years my cravings have not been satisfied as much as they are now."
The next day, the forced labor camp authorities saw that Qu Hui was dying, so they sent him to the City Hospital. Because Qu could not get the medical treatment he needed immediately, his condition deteriorated and his life was in critical condition. Due to strong demands by Qu's family, Qu's wife was released on bail from the labor camp to take care of Qu. (Qu's wife went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa in October 2000. She was sentenced to 3 years of forced labor and imprisoned in Dalian City Forced Labor Camp.)
Qu's wife saw him after he had been hospitalized for 20 days. Qu was extremely weak and his heart rate was up to 160 beats per minute. Qu's lungs were failing and he was unable to breath on his own. His trachea was cut open and a breathing machine was inserted. His kidney also failed and an urine tube was inserted. In the meantime, Qu had severe diarrhea and was depending on intravenous injection to survive. Qu had bedsores all over, especially on his buttocks. The largest one was nearly 10 centimeters, stretching down to his pelvis. His vertebrae was black, exposed to the outside and exuded a very bad smell.
Qu's family pictures before he was persecuted
Mr. Zou Yanjie's Feet Amputated Due to Persecution
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zou Yanjie, 30 years old, lived in the Railroad Workers Residential Community at the Halahai Town in Nong'an County of Jilin Province. The persecution against Falun Gong had disabled a strong young man.
At 8 p.m. on December 20, 2001, when police from Halahai Town Substation knocked on Zou Yanjie's door, Zou didn't open the door. The police then climbed over the wall from Zou's neighbor's yard and broke into his home. Officers Wang Shiquan, Zhang Enfeng, and a person with the surname of Zhai broke into the house. They ransacked his home and left a total mess. The police arrested Zou, his mother and his wife. Zou had been imprisoned in a forced labor camp before, and he ran away to avoid going through it again. Zou got lost and was trapped in the dense woods because he panicked. Zou was afraid that the police would catch him and decided to stay in the woods for a couple of days. It was during the cold of winter and Zou had nothing to eat or drink for several days. He became too weak to walk out of the woods later and his hands and feet suffered severe frostbite. Someone found Zou after 18 days of suffering hunger and cold weather in the woods and saved him. By the time, Zou was extremely weak and skinny; even his older sister couldn't recognize him. Zou lost the ability to work. His wife gave up Falun Gong due to the persecution and divorced him. Zou's parents are taking care of him now. The family does not have a permanent place to stay because they are hiding from the police.
(To be continued)