Summary of Other Articles and News - August 23, 2005
Facts of the Persecution
1. More Than 50 Female Practitioners Still in Taihang Prison
Falun Dafa practitioners held in the Taihang Prison in Hebei Province are being subjected to prolonged torture. Methods of torture include being locked in the small cell (1), handcuffed behind the back, shocked with electric batons, forced to stand facing the wall, deprived of sleep, beaten brutally, and other vicious, inhuman practices. The prison guards attempt to destroy practitioners' firm faith by torturing them mentally and physically. There are still more than 50 female Falun Dafa practitioners held at the prison. One of them is Ms. Liu Jinying, in her thirties, from Shijiazhuang City. She is suffering a mental collapse from being tortured in the small cell, having her hands cuffed behind her back, shocked with electric batons, and brutal beatings.
2. Practitioners Mr. Lu Quanzeng and His Wife Li Yuyan Both Sentenced to Three and a Half Years in Prison
Practitioners Mr. Lu Quanzeng, 68 years old, and his wife Li Yuyan, 69 years old, were arrested on January 8, 2005, because they were producing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. They have been detained almost eight months in the Xuhui District Detention Center and inhumanly tortured. Both were sentenced to three and a half years in prison in their second trial in the Xuhui District Court on August 17, 2005.
3. Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Chen Jianzhan from Gansu Province Has Been Exiled Far Away from Home
Mr. Chen Jianzhan is 36 years old. He has endured numerous hardships because of his belief in Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. On May 18, 2004, he was arrested and detained by the police, who injected him with unknown drugs and brutally beat him. The police released him on September 15, 2004, fearing that he might die in their custody. The police closely monitored him at his home after he was released. They are prepared to torture him again if he recovers from the initial torture. Mr. Chen had no choice but to leave his home to avoid being arrested at his home. The police are searching everywhere for him, including his home, which they have ransacked. He is living under enormous stress, and his family is also suffering many difficulties because of the persecution.
(1) In the "small cell" torture, the detainee is locked alone in a very small cell. The guards handcuff the victim behind his or her back in a fixed position, in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp with minimal lighting. Detainees must urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half a regular meal is served to detainees locked in a small cell during the daytime. During the night, rats move freely through the cells. The stench is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.
Category: Accounts of Persecution