(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province started to illegally detain Falun Dafa practitioners in November 1999, the camp guards, including He Qiang (male), Wang Xin (female), Yu Wenbin (male), Hong Wei (male), Liu Hongguang (male) and Guo Gang (male) put their full efforts into persecution every time the Jiang Zemin/Luo Gan regime sent them orders.
The methods they have been using to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners include the following brutal tortures: "Carrying a Sword on the Back" (1), hanging up from the upper bed (2), pouring freezing water over people (3), "Dead Person's Bed" (4), electric baton shock (5), hammering nails into practitioners, sleep deprivation, sitting on a "Small Tiger Bench" (6), inciting criminals to brutally beat practitioners and over-strenuous forced labor.
There have been more than ten Falun Dafa practitioners tortured to death at the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp. They are: Ms. Tang Hong, Ms. Fang Cuifang, Ms. Yin Ling, Ms. Wu Lingxia, Ms. Zhao Fulan, Ms. Men Xiaohua, Ms. Wang Shujun, Ms. Wang Dongxia, Mr. Zhang Changming, Mr. Wu Chunlong, Mr. Zhou Yiongliang, and Mr. Bi Jiaxin.
Many Falun Dafa practitioners were tortured until they were disabled. They are: Ms. Wang Yuhong, Ms. Li Shuqin, Mr. Li Guoyun, Ms. Chen Pingzhen, Mr. Wang Xiaolei, Mr. Kang Aimin, Ms. Tong Li, Ms. Niu Yuhuan and others.
At present, the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp continues to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. The previous openly brutal torture by the camp guards now has shifted into using criminals to persecute practitioners and forcing practitioners to do over-strenuous forced labor. More than fifty Falun Dafa practitioners illegally detained in the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp are being forced to sit on the small tiger bench every morning and every night. Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Guan Shuli was kicked by the chief of the camp division Wang Xin (female) so severely that her feet are swollen and it is hard for her to walk. Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Qi Xiulan has been tortured severely and now has serious illness symptoms. Even so, guard Hong Wei (male) still forces her to participate in strenuous labor. Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Chunjing from Huanan County has been experiencing lower back pain for several months. The guards Wang Xin (female) and Hong Wei (male) refused to acknowledge the doctor's diagnosis and have prevented Ms. Liu from having a physical examination. Although Falun Dafa practitioners are forced to do overly strenuous labor every day, the soup they are given is not nutritious and doesn't even have one drop of oil in it.
(1) "Carrying a Sword on the Back"
The practitioner's hands are tied behind his or her back with one hand over the shoulder and the other hand pulled up from the lower back. The guard then applies a great deal of force to pull the two hands toward one another and then handcuffs the hands together. See illustrations on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/1/17/56649p.html
(2) "Hanging up from the upper bed"
The practitioner's hands are handcuffed behind the back and then the practitioner is hung from the upper frame of a bunk bed by the handcuffs, with his or her feet not touching the ground.
(3) "Pouring Freezing Cold Water over People"
In the freezing cold winter, the police instigate criminals to keep pouring cold water on practitioners, causing them to be frozen, suffer numbness and frostbite. Sometimes part or all of their body becomes paralyzed. Some people even suffer loss of speech and memory from this torture. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/6/11/49032.html (10th in article of 12 tortures)
(4) "Dead Person's Bed"
The four limbs of the practitioner are stretched out and tied to the four corners of an icy-cold metal bed. The practitioner cannot move at all. Neither is he allowed to get up to eat, drink, or go to the bathroom. This treatment would last from several hours up to more than a dozen days. This type of cruel torture causes severe damage to the practitioner both mentally and physically. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/12/15/55600.html
(5) Electric Baton Shock
Electric batons of high voltage--30, 000 volts--are used to shock practitioners' sensitive and private places, like the mouth, the root of the ear, the central part of the sole of the foot, center of the palm of the hand, private parts including the penis and nipples. Sometimes, multiple batons are used together to torture practitioners. See pencil illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html, 6th in article of 12 tortures
(6) "(Sitting on) Small Tiger Bench"
Victims are forced to sit on a cable reel as stool, which is about one foot high. The victims are forced to keep the lower backs straight, calves forming a straight angle with the floor, both feet closely together. If the posture does not meet the perpetrators' requirements, the victim is brutally beaten.