(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Guo Huailin, 60 years of age, from Taiyuan Village, Fengle Township, Jixian County, Heilongjiang Province, was forcibly taken away from his home by local police officers in March 2002 and illegally detained in the Jixian County Detention Center. There, the prison guards tortured him with the "Big Hang Up" (1) for eighteen days. The guards also damaged Mr. Guo's teeth with a tool. Guo Huailing was sent to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province in June 2002, where he suffered appalling persecution.

While Mr. Guo was detained in Team Two, Division Two of the detention center, prison guard Diao Xuesong (later promoted to Deputy Division Head) viciously beat him. Later, Guo Huailing was sent to Team Three of Division Two for strict control and forced to do heavy labor. The "personal cangues" (2) often beat and cursed at him. During dinnertime one evening in April or May 2003, Mr. Gao suddenly fell on the floor and lost consciousness. The personal cangues kicked him and said that he was pretending.

It is said that doctors attempted to rescue Mr. Guo for three days after he was sent to the hospital. Guo Huailing died in Suihua City Hospital on July 18, 2003.

(1) "Big Hang Up": There are two forms of this torture method. In one variation, with both hands cuffed behind the back and only the toes touching the ground, one is hung up by the arms by a rope; in the second variation, one hand of a practitioner is handcuffed to one bunk bed and the other hand to another bed, and the two beds are pulled in the opposite directions. It is extremely painful as the body is pulled in this way.

(2) Cangue, the name of an instrument of torture, is now used to indicate the person designated to supervise practitioners around the clock.