Details of How Liu Ziwei Was Tortured to Death at Changchun City's Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) On Friday, December 10, 2004, after three and a half days of continuous torture, Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Ziwei passed away. Mr. Liu had been unlawfully arrested by Baishan City police and sentenced to three years at Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp, the notorious "transformation" base in Changchun, Jilin Province.
Liu Ziwei had been on a hunger strike to protest his persecution since his arrest.
Liu Ziwei, 30 years old, was from Baishan City. On December 10, his earthshaking shouts of "Falun Dafa is Good!" echoed throughout Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp, shocking all the policemen there.
Around 9:00 p.m. on December 10, Liu Ziwei was sending forth righteous thoughts in the 01 dorm room of the 5th Division in the No.3 building. The guard assigned to monitor Liu Ziwei, Li Kehai, didn't say anything at that time. The dorm monitor Teng Haidong said it was fine as long as he did not make any noise or cause a scene. After a while, the monitor of the newcomers class Wang Pingang came in and ordered Li Kehai, Xu Gang and Teng Haidong to force Liu Ziwei down on a bed, so Liu Ziwei started shouting "Falun Dafa is Good!" to resist them. In order to silence Liu Ziwei, Wang Pingang ordered Xu Gang to gag him with socks and a towel.
At that time, Shen Jiang, Tan Dongyang and Wang Hongsheng were all present. They said, "It is the order from higher officers that Falun Gong practitioners are not allowed to do the exercises. If you have a problem with this, you should talk to the officers tomorrow, and we have plenty of methods to deal with you." Wang Hongsheng suggested that they put Liu Ziwei in solitary compartment. Then the policeman on duty Mao Chen came in with handcuffs. He said, "Didn't you shout? Didn't you make noise? I am going to jail you in the solitary compartment. The Communist Party has a lot of ways to deal with you. You will be tame after being on the "Big Hang Up" (Note: There are two forms in this torture: (1) With both hands cuffed behind the back and only the toes touching the ground, one is hung by a rope that is tied to the metal window frames; (2) One hand of a practitioner is cuffed to one bunk bed and the other hand to another bed, and the two beds are pulled in the opposite directions. It feels extremely painful as the body is pulled.). So, Yu Yi, Li Kehai, and Xu Gang dragged Liu Ziwei to the solitary compartment in the 09 dorm room of the 5th Division. Liu Ziwei didn't even have a chance to put his shoes on.
There were five steel cages in 09 dorm room, and each cage has two iron rings on the top of it, which is for the "Big Hang Up." One cannot sit down, since both hands are locked to the iron rings with the handcuffs. One has to hold his hands up all the time, otherwise the iron rings will make the hands swell and turn black. One cannot fall asleep either. This method is used to torture steadfast Falun Gong practitioners. Even a healthy person cannot endure this torture, but Liu Ziwei was locked on the "Big Hang Up" when he was too physically weak to stand up by himself. One kindhearted prisoner said, "Mr. Mao, please put him down. Look at how pale Liu Ziwei's hands are." But Mao answered, "It is none of your business. Don't worry, he won't die." So nobody else dared to say anything. (The "610 Office" passed the order issued by Jiang Zemin to the labor camp, "Defame their [Falun Gong practitioners'] reputations, bankrupt them financially and destroy them physically." and "When practitioners are killed, their deaths will be counted as suicides.") Mao ordered prisoner Liu Zhengwei to find bamboo chopsticks to force open Liu Ziwei's mouth. Liu Zhengwei told people, "This is the order from Mao Chen: 'In order to stop Liu Ziwei from shouting, open his mouth with chopsticks and insert something in it.'" Mao Chen and prisoners pried open Liu Ziwei's mouth, causing it to bleed in the process, and then gagged his mouth with a towel and dirty socks.
The monitors on duty from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on December 10 were Li Kehai and Xu Gang, the ones from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on December 11 were Fu Lianhe and Zhong Hua, and the ones from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 11 were Sun Zhenhai and Tan Dongyang. The prison doctor Li Fei came to the 5th Division at 8:00 a.m. on December 11. He tried to insert a rubber tube into Liu Ziwei's mouth to force-feed him. Liu Ziwei refused to open his mouth, so Li Fei pried his mouth open with a stick, which injured his teeth and gums. They force-fed Liu Ziwei with corn gruel with a lot of salt added. The purpose of putting extra salt in the gruel is to make the victim thirsty, therefore the person would drink a lot of water and eat food, thus breaking their hunger strike. After the force-feeding, Liu Ziwei was locked on the "Big Hang Up" again. Mao Chen claimed, "You will be released as soon as you start eating. No eating, no release." Around 10:00 a.m., the head of the labor camp, Wang Xiaoming came to the solitary compartment to talk to Liu Ziwei. The monitor on duty Sun Zhenhai was ordered to leave the room. After being hung up for the whole day, Liu Ziwei talked with the monitor on duty at 8:00 p.m., Zhang Wei, and he released Liu Ziwei from the "Big Hang Up."
After breakfast on the morning of December 12, Liu Ziwei was locked on the "Big Hang Up" again. Liu Ziwei was very weak and could not stand anymore, but the monitors still hung him up. Fu Lianhe and Sun Zhenhai dragged Liu Ziwei to the surveillance room to force-feed him. The monitor on duty on the night of December 12 was Shang. Around 10:00 p.m., Tan Dongyang released Liu Ziwei for dinner.
At 8:00 a.m. on December 13, Liu Ziwei was put on a bed in the 01 dorm room. The monitors gave him some daily necessities such as toothpaste and a brush, because they heard that Liu Ziwei's family was going to visit him that day.
His family did come to visit him that day. After dinner, his family saw Fu Lianhe and Li Kehai drag Liu Ziwei to the bathroom. Liu Ziwei did not have any strength and his head hung down over his chest. Around 6:00 p.m., Sun Qunying went into the 01 dorm room and saw Liu Ziwei lying on the bed. Fu Lianhe and Li Kehai were prodding his lower back with their feet. Fu and Li claimed that Liu Ziwei was pretending, and said to him, "If you don't move, your muscles will atrophy, and you won't be able to walk later." The team leaders on duty on December 13, He Jianxin and Wang also cursed at Liu Ziwei, accusing him of pretending to be weak.
Around 10:30 p.m. on December 13, Liu Ziwei died in the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp.
Yang Quanguo was on duty. When he reported to He Jianxin, He Jianxin still thought Liu Ziwei was pretending. When he found that Liu Ziwei was not breathing, he called the prison doctor Li Fei. Li Fei inserted some heart attack pills into Liu's mouth and said, "Tell people he died of a heart attack when they ask."
Around 10:40 p.m., the monitor of the 2nd Class in the 5th Division Wang Yadong carried Liu Ziwei away. He Jianxin lied, saying that they took Liu to the emergency room. Around midnight, they came back without Liu Ziwei. Then policeman Wang told Yang Quanguo to destroy all the duty records and make up some fake ones. The people who were involved in creating the fake records were Teng Haidong, Tan Dongyang, Fu Lianhe, Li Kehai, Liu Zhengwei, Wang Pingang and other monitors. They worked on it until the next morning.
Around 10:00 a.m. on December 14, several people from the labor camp sawed off the iron rings on the steel cage in the solitary compartment to eliminate the evidence of their crime. All the witnesses that the investigator from the Judicial Bureau talked to were prisoners, and they provided false testimony. The Bureau did not dare to talk to Falun Gang practitioners to find out the truth. Finally they concluded that Liu Ziwei died due to a heart attack and claimed that it was a result of natural causes.
Liu Ziwei's death also proved what Gao Zhilu, the division leader of the 4th Division, said, "The government proclaimed labor camps are free of any legal responsibility if prisoners die in them. If someone was beaten to death in the labor camp, then we will find some prisoners to give the false testimony, burn the dead body, and then everything will be fine. The Communist Party will not have any legal responsibility and they have a lot of methods to deal with you. We are free to beat you to death. You will not find justice anywhere."
List of persons who are responsible for Liu Ziwei's death:
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The 5th Division: The monitor of the first class Wang Pingang, monitors on duty Teng Haidong and Shen Jiang. Other monitors: Tan Dongyang, Li Kehai, Sun Zhenhai, Xu Gang, Fu Lianhe, Zhong Hua. (currently, Fu Lianhe, Wang Pingang, Teng Haidong, Tan Dongyang and Shen Jiang are in the 5th Division. Xu Gang and Li Kehai work in the cafeteria. Sun Zhenhai and Zhong Hua are in the 4th Division.)
Policemen from the 5th Division
Division head Zhu Dechun, Team head He Jiangxin 13500882150(Cell)
Policemen: Mao Chen, Zhang Wei 13944009133(Cell)
Prison Doctor: Li Fei
Director of the labor camp: Wang Xiaoming
Address of Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp: Chaoyanggou, Changchun City, Jilin
Phone number of switchboard of the camp: 4835680
Phone number of director office: 4835680-8001 4835680-8002
Changchun City Labor Camp Inspection Section Phone number: 4666751-3418
Labor Camp Inspection Office in Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp: Gao Jinqing, Liu Hongyin 4835680-607
Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp director's office phone number: 4833900
Extension: Director's office : 4835680-8001, -8111
Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp reception office: 4835680
Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Director office: 4839135
Vice Director Office: 4835680-8003, 8004
Political Head Office: 4835680-8002
Disciplinary Inspection Office: 4835680-8005
Management Section Office: 4835680-8090 Management Section Chief Office: 4835680-8091; 8095
Labor Camp Office Director: 8080
Vice Director: 4835680-8081, 8082
Phone number of each division:
Division head of the 1st division: 8011 police office: 8012
Division head of the 2nd division: 8021 police office: 8022
Division head of the 3rd division: 8031 police office: 8032
Division head of the 4th division: 8041 police office: 8042
Division head of the 5th division: 8051 police office: 8052
Division head of the 6th division: 8061 police office: 8062
Division head of the 7th division: 8071 police office: 8072
Disciplinary Inspection office of Jilin Provincial Department of Justice:
Changchun City Labor Camp Bureau: 2799874
Changchun City Bureau of Justice: 8692170
Director: Li Lin 5805858(Office)
Deputy Director: Lang Lin 5805865(Office);13804326844(Cell)
Yu Guilan: 5805859(Office)
Zheng Sikuan: 5805855(Office)
Liu Hanxing: 5805869(Office)
Ge Baoquan: 5805825(Office)
Liu Ximing: 5805818(Office)
Zhang Jianhua: 5805881
Jilin Province Political and Judiciary Committee: 8942508, Jilin Province 610 Office: 8904870