Seven More Torture-Related Deaths Recently Verified in February, 2007
In February 2007, sources in China verified the torture related deaths of seven more Falun Gong practitioners. Three deaths happened between October and December 2006, and one in January 2007. Five of the deceased were women over 50 years old.
Three of the deceased practitioners were from Hunan Province and the others were from Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Sichuan Provinces and Beijing. Since July 20, 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Gong, 3,018 deaths due to persecution have been verified by reliable sources in China. The sources were able to break through China's information blockade to deliver it to the Minghui website. This is only the tip of the iceberg of atrocities that have been committed during the last seven plus years.
The deaths alone, not to mention the thousands sent to labor and concentration camps, prisons, detention, brainwashing centers and other such places, demonstrate that the CCP has availed itself to the most depraved torture methods ever known in the history of the world. And what for? To force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief and stop clarifying the truth about the persecution.
Practitioners endured excruciating pain physically and mentally before they ever suffered a mental collapse or died in agony. Practitioners endured lies and inhuman torture methods including repeated brainwashing, yet none wiped Falun Gong from the face of the earth. Besides the torture, staff at the CCP prisons, forced labor camps, brainwashing centers under the control of the 610 Office and mental hospitals even injected practitioners with unknown drugs, and put unknown medicine into their food. These are examples of the Jiang Zemin regime's genocidal policy towards Falun Gong practitioners: "Defame their reputation, bankrupt them financially, eliminate them physically."
Chang Yongfu was Tortured to Death
After Chang Yongfu from Heilongjiang Province had passed away, those looking at his corpse saw dried blood at the corner of his mouth, inside and outside his nose and inside his mouth.
Mr. Chang Yongfu, 44 years old, was a practitioner from Mulan County in Heilongjiang Province. On July 26, 2004, he hung up Falun Gong truth-clarification banners and handed out truth-clarification materials. Two police officers, Jiang Yan and Er Jinzi, from Mulan County No.1 Police Station broke into his home, arrested him and took him to the Harbin Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. There Mr. Chang suffered cruel and inhuman beatings at the hands of guards and inmates many times.
On October 11, 2004, guards from Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp, police officers from the Education and Administration section, and guards from other labor camp teams gathered at the No.4 Team area. Some were holding electric batons and some held belts. First, Wang Yiou, the Manager of the Education section, delivered a speech about "Disciplining No.4 Team and Reform Orders." Then, Warden Niu Tiejun told everyone to study the labor camp policies.
After the speeches, inmates dragged practitioners Yao Shiguo, Chang Yongfu, Na Zhenxian and He Qinghui and another 8 practitioners inside. It was clear that they had already arranged beatings for the practitioners, claiming that. these practitioners didn't read the policy loudly enough. The practitioners suffered bruises all over the face, lost mobility of arms and legs and some were beaten so cruelly that they no longer could stand up. He Qinghui suffered a skull fracture so severe that some brain matter spilled out. He went into a coma and still has not woken up. Na Zhenxian was brutally beaten and became handicapped. He passed away on September 16, 2005.
Staff from the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp claimed that Mr. Chang had mental problems and took him to the 610 Office in Mulan County. Then he was taken to the Harbin City Jiangbei Puning Mental Hospital, where Chang was injected with medication used only for people who suffered from psychosis.
In October 2006, the mental hospital ordered Chang's sister to take him home quietly. At that time, Chang was mentally disoriented, his face and nose were swollen, and he was on the verge of losing his eyesight. At home, Chang did not sleep at night and shouted incoherently. After Mr. Chang regained consciousness, he told his family that he didn't know what medication he was given at the mental hospital. His entire body was in pain. His head, nose and eyes were in constant pain. Later, Mr. Chang's nose became more and more swollen and bled constantly. He also lost his eyesight.
Mr. Chang died at 5 a.m. on January 18, 2007. His ears and eyes were bleeding, and his nose and mouth were filled with blood.
After Mr. Chang passed away, his elder and younger sister went to the County 610 Office. Members of the 610 Office teamed up with the Civic Administration Bureau and attacked the two sisters verbally. Mr. Chang's corpse was then taken secretly by his family to the funeral home for cremation.
Cao Jingzhen and Cao Sunyuan Were Tortured to Death at Baimalong Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City
Every practitioner who was detained at Baimalong Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City of Henan Province was tortured and suffered forced brainwashing.
Ms. Cao Jingzheng, over 50 years old, was a practitioner from the rural area of Yuanjiang in Hunan Province. She weighed 60kg [132 pounds] until her detention in the forced labor camp. After suffering cruel and inhuman torture, she weight only 47 kg [100 pounds]. Guards under the orders of Xiao [surname] punched and kicked her, and broke three of her ribs. Ms. Cao's internal organs were severely damaged and there was pus in her vomit and bowel movements. She couldn't eat, so guards force-fed her. They also forced her to watch videotapes defaming Falun Dafa. The camp did not release her until she was paralyzed, bed-ridden and near death. Her family took her home to Yuanjiang to die.
Practitioner Ms. Cao, over 50 years old, was a teacher at Hunan Normal University. Cao Sunyuan was shocked with electric batons, cruelly beaten, handcuffed, detained in solitary confinement, and beaten while being hung up and during forced-feeding. She had a chronic nose bleed. After Ms. Cao suffered a mental collapse, her family was allowed to take her home. She passed away soon after.
Ms. Bai from Liaoning Province Died from Cruel Torture and Injections of Unknown Drugs
Ms. Bai Shufen, 59 years old, was a resident of Andi Town in Fuxin County of Liaoning Province. Ms. Bai had many diseases before she began to practice Falun Gong. Her entire body was swollen because of liver cirrhosis. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1998, and all of her illnesses were subsequently cured. She became mentally and physically healthy and could do housework and work in the field.
After the Jiang Zemin regime began to persecute Falun Gong, Bai Shufei used her own experience to clarify the truth about Falun Gong. She went to appeal to the government, as allowed under the Chinese Constitution. She was arrested and detained at the Fuxin County Detention Center. Her family was blackmailed by CCP members. At Fuxin County Detention Center, she was forced to sit on a board, put in solitary confinement, handcuffed behind her back and suffered the tiger bench. She suffered mentally and physically. Then, she was transferred to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp for further torture. She was shocked with electric batons, tied up with a rope and suffered other cruel torture for more than one year. She was also injected with unknown drugs. She died on November 15, 2006 as a result of all the physical and mental abuse she suffered.
Because Ms. Bai's husband supported her in her practice of Falun Gong, he was viciously harassed by the head of the police station He Xiaodong from Pengandi Town Police Station and Lu Dianjun, who was the former head of the police station. Ms. Bai's husband passed away over one month ago.
During this most cruel and evil persecution of the past seven years, Falun Gong practitioners have persistently clarified the truth to the world with great compassion and tolerance. They have exposed the evil and called for people's conscience to awaken. They want to tell people: "During this important historic period of the battle between righteousness and evil, each one of us can avoid danger and obtain a bright future by supporting Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, by supporting the cause of these innocent people, and by upholding justice. Therefore, clarifying the truth is to stop the persecution against practitioners who believe in 'Truth, Compassion, Forbearance,' which is also to stop the persecution by the CCP against all living beings."