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Prison Guard Reveals How Falun Gong Practitioner Bi Wenming Was Tortured to Death in 30 Minutes

July 04, 2005 |   By a guard at Gansu Province Dingxi Prison

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Bi Wenming, a Falun Gong practitioner in Longxi County, Guansu Province, was tortured to death at the Dingxi Prison on September 3, 2004. He died from a brutal beating and electric shocks. The following is the statement of an official at the Dingxi Prison.

On September 3, 2004, the guards of the Fourth Division at Dingxi Prison brought Mr. Bi Wenming into a room and tied his limbs and neck onto a homemade tiger bench. Beginning at noon, five or six guards took turns shocking Mr. Bi's limbs and head with electric batons.

Each time the guards shocked Mr. Bi, he twitched painfully again and again. They started the next round of electric shocks before he recovered from the previous one. At first, Mr. Bi gritted his teeth in pain and endured the torture in silence, but after about ten minutes of torture, he could not hold back his voice. He shouted in agony with each round of shocks.

In order to keep other prisoners who were working outside from hearing, the guards covered Mr. Bi Wenming's mouth with a towel and pressed the towel down with their hands so that he could not shout. Mr. Bi could not breathe and tried to shake his head to throw off the towel. However, his limbs and neck were tied and he could not move. The more he struggled, the harder the guards pressed. Mr. Bi gradually stopped struggling and breathed with difficulty in the gap of the towel.

After the guards saw that Mr. Bi had stopped shouting, they loosened their hands. They again took turns shocking Mr. Bi's exposed hands, feet and face. By about 12:30 p.m., Mr. Bi Wenming's face turned dark and his eyes opened wide. He had stopped breathing.

A 36-year-old man was tortured to death in less than 30 minutes by the guards of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It was written on the death notice to his family that Mr. Bi Wenming committed suicide because he practiced Falun Gong. What a shameless lie!

However, as a guard in the prison, although I knew the truth, I dared not speak out. It was to protect my family, as I still live here. Now, I am speaking the truth. I hope that everyone will learn the truth and not simply believe the CCP's propaganda.

For more reports about Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bi Wenming, please refer to:

A Family Tragedy: Mr. Bi Wenming is Tortured to Death, His Parents-in-law Die from the Stress of Relentless Persecution

Remembering Bi Wenming, a Dafa Practitioner in Gansu Province