(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhou Yongliang, 51, lived in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. On April 28, 2002, he was arrested from his home by policemen from the Songjiang Station, and illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor. He was tortured with fire and deprived of sleep in the Xigemu Labor Camp in Jiamusi City. When he was released on April 28, 2004, he was very pale, his legs felt numb and icy cold, and he had difficulty breathing. Police from the Songjiang Station came to his home twice to harass him. They threatened him and asked if he still practiced Falun Dafa. He became very tense, weaker and weaker, and died on January 6, 2006.

Below are some of the witnesses' testimonies about how Mr. Zhou Yongliang was tortured in Jiamusi Labor Camp.

In November 2002, the camp held a brainwashing session. Guard Guo Gang directed prisoner Du Hongjun (male, employee of Jiamusi City Chinese Herb Medicine Factory) and prisoner Wang Hongwei (male) to force Mr. Zhou Yongliang to sit on a hard edged plastic stool. When Mr. Zhou refused, Wang Hongwei and Du Hongjun punched and kicked Mr. Zhou, and did not allow him to use the toilet.

In June 2003, guard Ge Hongbo (male) put on boxing gloves and used Mr. Zhou Yongliang as a punching bag.

Once Mr. Zhou Yongliang was forced to go through a brainwashing session while both hands were cuffed to the legs of the bed and he was forced to sit on a hard edged plastic stool; he was only allowed to sleep for 2-3 hours per day. Mr. Zhou was tortured like this for several days until he passed out. The camp doctor asked how long per day they had forced him to sit on the stool, and Guard Guo Gang lied and said, "Not long."

While forced to sit on the torture stool, prisoner Cheng Yu (male, employee of Tangyuan Grain Storage) burned Mr. Zhou's face with a cigarette lighter. He first made the lighter burn until it was very hot, and then pressed it against Mr. Zhou's face, causing many scars to form. He also electrically shocked Mr. Zhou and pinched his nose and ears with metal clippers. He also pulled Mr. Zhou's mustache out hair by hair, causing extreme pain.

Guards He Qiang, Wang Xin, Yu Wenbin, Hong Wei, Liu Hongguang, and Guo Gang have been inhumanely torturing Falun Dafa practitioners. They mainly used "hanging up (1) with hands cuffed behind the back, hanging up in the air (2), pouring on cold water, putting on the dead person's bed, electric baton shocks, nail piercing into flesh, sleep deprivation, sitting on a small ridged stool for a long time, beating, and extra heavy labor.

We have learned that more than ten Falun Dafa practitioners have been tortured to death in the Jiamusi 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. Zhao Changming, Mr. Wu Chunlong, Mr. Zhou Yongliang, and Mr. Bi Jiaxin.

(1) With both hands cuffed behind the back, both feet off or only toes touching the ground, one is hung onto the basketball support or house beam from one's handcuffs. Both hands and arms will soon lose sensory perception. In addition, both hands will go dead from lack of blood circulation. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/8/31/51910.html.

(2) Practitioners' hands are tied with thin ropes and then they are hung up for several hours, or even several days. Sometimes, the rope is so tight it breaks; and sometimes the rope cuts into the flesh. Some practitioners lose consciousness while being hung up. In many cases, the practitioners are hung by their handcuffs, which causes broken bones. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/7/5/49890.html, or http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/7/27/50708.html

(3) 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, nor 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