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Practitioner Ms. Su Kezhen from Jingmen City, Hubei Province, Tortured Until She Was Unconscious for Three Days, Remains Seriously Ill

July 31, 2005 |   By a Falun Gong practitioner in Hubei Province

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Su Kezhen is from Jingmen City, Hubei Province. She is a retired worker in her fifties. She suffered various diseases for many years until she began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, after which she completely regained her health. However, during the brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, Su Kezhen has been arrested and subjected to cruel torture many times. Ms. Su was tortured repeatedly until she fell unconscious and was carried home by her family.

In early December 2004, Ms. Su Kezhen went to the Jingmen City First Detention Center, where she had been repeatedly detained, to clarify the truth to the police and to ask them to release all the innocent practitioners detained there. The police not only ignored her request but also attempted to arrest Ms. Su. As a result, Ms. Su was forced to leave home for many days in the cold winter to avoid further persecution. As soon as she returned home, the police, who had waited for her outside her house, arrested her. Su Kezhen was taken to the Wuhan Women's Prison. About 160 female practitioners are presently detained there.

During her detention at the Wuhan Women's Prison, Ms. Su went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal arrest and persecution. She consequently suffered various tortures. Several of her teeth were broken as a result of severe beatings. Her hands were so severely swollen from being handcuffed that the handcuffs could no longer be fastened. The police then tightened the handcuffs on her swollen wrists using wires. In addition, they hung her up by her arms from time to time and then let her fall to the ground.

After ten days of such brutal torture, Ms. Su's life was in great danger. When her family visited her in prison, they saw that she was bruised all over and was unconscious. She was barely breathing. Her family requested that the police release her, but they refused. They wanted to wait until she was dead. Her family had to rent an apartment nearby and fight with the police every day in order to secure her release. As a result of their emphatic and persistent requests, the police finally let her family take her home.

Ms. Su was black and blue all over. She could not control her bowels. She was too weak to breathe properly. Her family cared for her intensively. They put Q-tips soaked with water on her dried lips. After remaining unconscious for three days, Ms. Su miraculously regained consciousness.

Even after Su Kezhen had been tortured to such an extent, the authorities in the Jingmen 610 Office frequently sent police officers to harass her. They called her constantly, causing tremendous mental pressure for her family. On June 21, 2005, a group of people from Wuhan Women's Prison, along with officials from the Jingmen City 610 Office, came to Ms. Su's home. They attempted to take her to Wuhan, saying that her "medical leave" would soon end. Seeing that she had difficulty walking, against her will they took her to the Jingmen Second Hospital for a physical examination. The results showed that her blood pressure was 190/120 and that she had edema and kidney failure. Fearing that she would die on the way to Wuhan, the authorities ordered her family to take her home again.

The address of Wuhan Women's Prison: #81 Baofeng Rd, Wuhan City