1. Methods of Torture Used May to September 2004
In their attempt to force Falun Dafa practitioners to give up
their belief, the officers at Duyun Prison in Guizhou Province use all kinds of torture methods to
torment and brutalize them. They have given these methods nicknames and compiled
an assortment of tortures into what they call a "menu."
"Biscuit with Filling" A prisoner smashes a practitioner's back
with his elbows while others strike the victim's chest with their knees.
"Stir-Fry Kidney" One or two prisoners raise the practitioner's
arms and strike at the waist and kidney area with their elbows until the victim
"Kungpao Chicken" Prisoners lift the practitioners up and punch
them in the chest.
"Stabilizing Pill" Shove the practitioner against a wall and
punch him in the chest.
"Washing the Ears" Prisoners standing behind the practitioner
pinch the base of the ears.
"Knock on the Walnut" Prisoners use their knuckles to rap the
"Relaxing the Big Muscle" Prisoners use their fists, elbows or
feet to strike at the practitioner's thighs.
"Stir-Fry Liver" Prisoners strike the practitioner's back with
"Two-in-One" Two prisoners pull the practitioner's arms into
the shape of a cross and then kick the practitioner's back and chest
simultaneously. When they don't have enough people to do it, they just kick the
practitioner in the back.
"Flat Shoot" Prisoners spread the practitioner's arms, hold him
or her against the wall, and fiercely kick the chest.
"Pulling up the Sapling" Prisoners spread the practitioner's
arms while another prisoner hooks the practitioner's neck and kicks him in the
"Eating Garlic" A prisoner lifts a practitioner's chin with his
thumbs and forces the mouth and nose closed, cutting off the practitioner's air.
"Plucking Chicken Wings" The practitioner's hands are cuffed
behind the back and then he's hung from bunk beds, or the arms are stretched and
cuffed between bunk beds.
2. Methods of Torture Used Between October 2004 and March 2, 2006
- Knees struck with rubberized wooden clubs; the torture is applied at
intervals, causing constant swelling.
- Boiling water and cigarette butts are used to burn the skin on the arms or
other parts of the body.
- Practitioners are forced to sit on small stools without moving from
morning till night; the practitioners are beaten if they move.
- Many prisoners are kept on duty in shifts, interfering with practitioners'
rest or preventing them from sleeping altogether.
- A practitioner's wrists are cuffed to a bed in the shape of a cross, all
the windows and doors are closed, and DVDs that slander and defame Falun
Dafa are played with the volume turned up all the way.
- Practitioners are prevented from using the toilet or forced to stop going
before they finish, causing kidney problems.
- Practitioners are shocked with electric batons on the face and neck until
the smell of burnt flesh fills the room.
- Electric batons are used to force practitioners to watch TV from two
- Guards wrote words on practitioners' clothes mocking Teacher and the Fa
and made a tall pointy paper hat for practitioner Xu Shiwen with words
written on it defaming Teacher and the Fa.
- Guards wrote Teacher's name on pieces of paper that were put in
practitioners' shoes while they slept, insulting Teacher.
- Practitioners were forced to live in close confinement for long periods of
time and forced to observe imaginary borders near the windows and doors.
They weren't given enough food and were only allowed to buy essential
toiletry items from the commissary and nothing else. (Used between October
2004 and 2005)
- Practitioners are bound with ropes at the ankle and hung from the bunks.
- Newly confined practitioners were beaten as a demonstration of the guards'
- Officers threatened practitioners with statements like: "You must
"transform", and if you don't we'll stomp you to death."
- Guards glued thick white paper over the doors and windows or covered them
with cloth so that no one could see what went on inside, allowing the
officers to do whatever they wanted unobserved.
- Guards set up prisoner "transformation" classes and subjected
practitioners to brainwashing.
- Guards forbade practitioners from speaking to each other.
3. Two Additional Tortures
"Noise Therapeutics" Practitioners were cuffed by their wrists
and ankles to a bed with their limbs outstretched, and speakers were placed on
each side of their heads and played at the maximum volume, or prisoners shouted
through megaphones directly into the practitioners' ears. Cao Jun, Yu Hongbing,
and Yi Siheng were among those who suffered this torture.
"Bacteriotherapy" A prisoner mixed a tuberculosis patient's
phlegm into the practitioners' food, and five people were infected with
pulmonary tuberculosis (Wang Shougui, Zhou Shunzhi, Hu Dali, Song Binbin and
- On May 5, 2003, after Mr. Wang Shouming refused to give up his belief, Yu
Wenli, the head of the Shaocheng Prison Area, stomped his genitals twice and
then dragged him to the office, beat him with a rubber club until his face
was bruised and swollen, and finally forced him to renounce his beliefs.
- From March 10 until April 8, 2004, Wang Huachuan, chief of the Education
Section, was so angry and ashamed for failing to "transform"
practitioner Ms. Wang Meihua that he slapped her face repeatedly.
5. Evidence of Crimes (1)
- Beginning February 9, prior to a 40-day "transformation"
campaign that lasted from February 24 to April 5, 2003, Zang Dongsheng, Zhu
Xinbi and Bao Jianwei were brainwashed and subjected to beatings and sleep
deprivation for more than ten days. All of the practitioners resisted the
persecution by writing letters to the warden and clarifying the
truth to the guards.
- Eight or nine prisoners took turns preventing Mr. Li Lin from sleeping for
five days and nights. Mr. Li was hospitalized after they smashed his head
against the wall to force him to "transform."
- Four pairs of handcuffs and one pair of foot shackles were used to
restrain Mr. Yi Siheng to a wood block bed with the mattress removed in a
confinement room. Wang Huachuan personally put the handcuffs on him. Mr. Yi
conducted a hunger strike in protest. The weather was very cold, and the
small cell was cold and damp. After more than 20 days, Mr. Yi was paralyzed
by the cold; he couldn't even move his eyeballs. Only then was he taken to
the prison hospital.
- From August 2003 to March 2004, the prison kept all of the practitioners
in Prison Area 1 because the prisoners there were willing to do whatever the
officers asked of them. They held Wang Meihua in solitary confinement for 15
days and then in strict discipline for three months. They kept Zhang
Shougang, Zang Dongsheng, Zhu Xingbi, Mo Qi, Chen Zhongquan in confinement
for 45 days, Lin Jian for 15 days and Xu Shiwen twice for more than 20 days.
- From March 10 to April 8, 2004, Ma Tianjun, Chen Zhongquan, Wang Meihua
and Zang Dongsheng tore cartoons that slandered Dafa off the walls, for
which they were tortured with electric batons by deputy area head Zhong
Shan, until the flesh on their faces and necks was burned. They were cuffed
to their beds in the shape of a cross and forced to watch videos that
slander Dafa for nearly 40 days. Ma Tianjun was held in solitary
- Starting on March 15, 2004, the following practitioners were cuffed to
their beds in the shape of a cross and forced to wear criminal identity
cards: Xu Shiwen (for more than 20 days), 61-year-old Zhang Shougang (seven
days), Shi Dengling (seven days), Zhao Echuan (six days), Zhou Hengyuan (40
days), and Mo Qi (four days).
- For s70 days from May to August 2003 Shi Dengling was held in an isolation
- From May 20 to September 20, 2004, prison and 610 Office
personnel formed a "transformation" persecution team. Yu Wenlin
(Yu is extremely vicious and has developed many persecution methods) was the
team leader and set "transformation" goals for each prison area.
Yu demanded results with no regard for the safety of the practitioners. The
leaders of each prison area selected the most vicious prisoners to join the
"transformation" persecution team, especially the prisoners of
Area 3 and 4. Shaocheng Area and Shipping Area exchanged information and
selected prisoners who had been convicted of violent crimes as many as five
times. They employed many of the above mentioned torture methods. The prison
rewarded the criminals who participated by excusing them from work. Those
who "transformed" one practitioner would receive a single merit
and a three-month sentence reduction. Practitioners who couldn't be
"transformed" in other prison areas were transferred to Prison
Area 4 because the prisoners there were selected from a group of 400 for
their propensity for violence and willingness to participate in the
persecution. Area head Zheng Jiajun and deputy head Zhong Shan were
They detained practitioners in four prison areas and focused on Prison Area
4. Their assignments were: Prison Area 1: Ma Tianjun, Yang Maojun; Prison Area
2: Tang Runchun, Du Guilin; Prison Area 3: Mo Qi, Wang Guojue, Xu Shiwen;
Construction Area: Zheng Gang, Zhou Shunzhong; Shipping Area: Chen Zhongquan,
Shi Dengling; Production Area: Xiao Zhifei, Zhao Echuan, Zang Dongsheng;
Baking Production Area: Wang Meihua, Mei Guinan; Prison Area 4: the rest of
- From October 2004 to March 2, 2006, practitioners from each prison area
who didn't "transform" were eventually returned to their original
areas for further persecution. Starting in June 2005, they tried to
"transform" Xiao Zhifei, Ma Tianjun, and Yang Maojun with the help
of collaborators Yu Hongbing and Zhou Kuangjian. The following
events occurred during this time:
- On August 9 at 4 a.m., Mr. Wu Guozhong (this may be a fake name given by
police), a 71-year-old resident of Anshun, died from persecution in Prison
Area 8. Area head Zheng Jiajun and clerk Ying Xu carried him to the
hospital, where he was given an IV, and then they carried him out of the
prison. Though he was already dead, they pretended to give him emergency
medical treatment. His mattress was soaked with blood.
- On the night of August 2, newcomer Mr.. Wang Limeng was violently beaten
by four or five prisoners. Wang Limeng's mouth was stuffed with socks and
his face was bruised and swollen.
- Practitioners Li Lin, Zheng Gang, Wang Xiaodong, Wang Limeng, Yang
Xiumin, Yao Junjing, Liu Shukang, and Chen Zhef were beaten many times.
- d. In a blind corner on the second floor, Ma Tianjun, Chen Zhongquan,
Xiao Zhifei, Wang Limeng, Tang Runchun, Lin Yuzhong, and newly jailed
practitioners are still being persecuted. (Xiao Zhifei nearly gave up his
belief in August and made some mistakes, but is now awakened).
6. Evidence of Crimes (2) (May 20, 2004 to September)
A police officer ordered prisoners to beat practitioners. Education section
officer Wen Yong failed to "transform" Ms. Wang Meihua from May 25 to
the end of June 2004 and angrily ordered prisoner Wang Wupeng, who worked on
prisoner records in Shaocheng Prison to "torture her to death and clean her
up." Prisoner Wang Wupeng viciously slapped Ms. Wang Meihua's face and
prisoner Xiong Qianli hit her with a shoe. Prisoner Li Xianyou put his knee on
Ms. Wang's back to hold her down and force-fed her with boiling water. Prisoner
Ke Xing suggested that they use drugs to destroy Ms. Wang's will. Seven
prisoners took turns talking to her and wouldn't let her rest, use the toilet,
or sleep. Ms. Wang was forcibly "transformed" and contracted
tuberculosis, which spread to her chest cavity, heart, and lumbar vertebra.
After four months, she was extremely weak. Mei Guinan encountered the same
Mr. Wang Guojue was tortured by prisoners Chen Yuanlong, Zhang Shihong and
Qin Zhaoxi of Prison Area 3 with the "Two-in-One," "Eating
Garlic," "Knocking on a Walnut," "Washing the Ears,"
and the "Stir-Fry Kidney" methods from July 10 to the end of the
month. When Mr. Wang Guojue used the toilet, three prisoners shoved him to the
ground and stepped on his chest and stomach. They deprived him of sleep for a
long time and forced him to give up Falun Gong.
- From the end of July to early September, Mr. Xu Shiwen was tortured and
persecuted by Chen Yuanlong, Zhang Shihong and Qin Zhaoxi of Prison Area 3.
As a result, Mr. Xu vomited blood, food and a clear liquid. He conducted a
hunger strike to protest. They pried Mr. Xu 's mouth open with chopsticks
for force-feeding. The three prisoners even put their genitals on Mr. Xu's
mouth, head and neck. His mouth was injured and he couldn't bear it. He was
forced to give up Falun Gong.
- Shipping Area deputy head Liu Shimin failed to transform Mr. Chen
Zhongquan, so starting on May 20 he had prisoners Chen Yuanlong and Zhang
Shihong torture him with the above mentioned methods. They wouldn't allow
Mr. Chen to close his eyes for several days and nights, forced him to stand
facing the wall, and tied him to the bed during his two hours of sleep. Mr.
Chen's entire body was bruised, and his feet were severely swollen.
- Shi Dengling was cruelly beaten on the orders of Shipping Area head Yu
Xinzhong, and wasn't allowed to move while sitting. On July 15, 2004 Shi
Dengling was covered with blood from a beating and sent to the hospital for
a month for emergency treatment.
- Mr. Zhang Shougang (61 years old) was hospitalized from persecution on May
22. Young prisoners in their 20s assigned to supervise him had beaten him
for three months. The prisoners told Wang Jianjun, deputy chief of the
Education Section, that they were shorthanded, so they had to do it. (Prison
- Mr. Huang Lei was hit in the knees with wooden clubs by
"supervising" prisoners in Prison Area 4, causing his knees to
swell up. He wasn't allowed to sleep and was forced to "transform"
after a month.
- Between June 16, 2004 and the 2005 Chinese New Year, Mr. Wang Xiaodong of
Prison Area 4 was forced to stand by a brick wall without moving every day
until as late as 4 a.m.. When he fainted, the prisoners poured cold water on
him. In the winter, he was forced to shower every three days. The prisoners
would burn him with hot water and then rinse him with cold water. After he
rinsed the soap off and got ready to dress, the prisoners would torment him
by soaping him up again. When he went back to the cell, they would open all
the windows and pour cold water on the floor and turn the fan on.
Disgustingly, they frequently broke wind toward his mouth.
- Mr. Mo Qi's hands were cuffed behind his back and he was hung from bunk
beds. Du Guilin was handcuffed to the bed. Clerk Wang Shijun and some
prisoners beat Tang Taiguo.
7. The Prison Examination Section Colluded with Duyun Prison
When practitioners wrote to the warden, the procurator, and the court to
complain, one section chief told a practitioner, "If you want justice, wait
till he dies." Wang Huachuan said, "You've caused a serious
international incident, and you should be killed." Zhong Shan, deputy head
of Prison Area 4, said, "If you sue the prison, you're suing me."
After current Education Section Chief Wang Huachuan's cruel torture tactics
were exposed, he said in an assembly, "Duyun Prison has been smeared for
persecuting Falun Gong." Then he said to a fanfare of applause, "We
must fight Falun Gong till the end!" Under his leadership, the prison
officials carried out many campaigns against Falun Gong practitioners and used
every perverse method they could come up with. "Dragon in China" came
to conduct interviews and invited everyone to attend. Before I left, they
conducted most of the persecution in a blind corner on the 2nd floor.
Long term sleep deprivation and sitting on the Tiger Bench were
their favorite methods of persecution. There are nine people on the 2nd
floor and eleven people on the 4th floor at the moment; the other
"transformed" practitioners are all on the 3rd floor.
Currently they are redecorating the area around the blind corner on the
second floor. After reading about the organ harvesting from living practitioners
in Sujiatun, I remembered that some supervising prisoners said they wanted to
transfer practitioners from the north to Duyun Prison, so I made a sketch of the
floor plan of the prison. Wang Huachuan is the current head of Prison Area 4,
and Zhong Shan is the deputy head.
Duyun jail schematic drawing