Personnel at Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan, Hebei Province Tortured Me with Various Methods Attempting to Force me to Give up My Belief
(Clearwisdom.net) I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa on October 1, 2000. I was arrested and held in No. 2 Detention Center in Tangshan City. Two months later I was sentenced to three years in a labor camp and transferred to Tangshan Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp. I suffered all sorts of inhumane torture there.
I was sent to No. 6 Battalion, which is known as the "strictly monitored" class. I was forced to sit on a board every day. The small bench is 20 centimeters high, 30 centimeters long and less than 10 centimeters wide. I was forced to sit with my back straight, with both legs at the same distance apart as my shoulders, and with my hands on top of my legs with palms up. If at anytime I did not sit as they instructed, they hit me with a board. I only had 10 minutes for breakfast, lunch and supper each day and a five-minute bathroom break in the morning and afternoon. For over one month, I was forced to sit. My buttocks became very sore by the end of the month.
The perpetrator during that time was named Li Weiping. He was the battalion leader (Police #: 1350097). He began persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in 2000 and formed the so-called strictly monitored class in June 2001.
They used several methods to torture Dafa practitioners, including high voltage electric batons (30,000 volts) and "tightening ropes". Practitioner Han Yuechun was once tortured with these methods. Three practitioners were tortured to death, Li Shuli from Changlu among them. Many practitioners were disabled, such as Zhao Huanzhen and Sun Zhangzhu from Qinghuangdao.
No. 6 Battalion: 86-315-5931139; Battalion leader: 86-315-5931157; Li Weiping: 86-315-2990926. He lives at Tangshan Road Beixingfuhuayuanxiaoqu.
I was sent to the No. 5 Battalion after one month and began slave labor. I was forced to wrap sanitary chopsticks. Each person had to finish a box each day If anyone could not finish by the end of regular work hours, he would be forced to work until 9 or 10 p.m. The slave labor lasted from January 2001 to June 2001. Wang Yong was the leader at No. 5 Battalion and later became the warden of the labor camp.
In May of 2001, some guards and inmates used the "tightening rope" torture on me because I asked to do Falun Dafa exercises. It is one of the most brutal tortures. The guard named Wang and several inmates worked together to apply this torture. The rope came down from my neck and wrapped around my arms. When the rope reached my wrists, it was tightened. They pulled my hands behind my back and pulled upward to my head. The rope cut into my skin and caused excruciating pain. In order to add to my misery, they used a wooden club to tighten the rope to its limit. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., they tortured me nine times with this method, each time asking me whether I would practice again. Each time I replied, "yes." After the tightening rope, they tortured me with sitting boards again.
Electric Baton Shock
In June of 2001, the labor camp set up a special class where intensified persecution was in place to reform Dafa practitioners. They forced practitioners to watch videos slandering Dafa and held them in a white building at night. This building was far away from the dormitory; it was used exclusively for torturing practitioners. Initially, they would attempt to "talk" to you. If it did not work, they would apply electric shock baton torture. The guard from the 4th Battalion, Zhang Xiaofeng, shocked me on my head, chest and neck for over 15 minutes. One hour later, I was covered with huge blisters. It took two weeks for the swelling to subside and left burn scars. I was tortured for one month in the special class.
Several years of persecution also caused tremendous trauma to my family members.
I abide by the principles of "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance" and want to be a better person, but was brutally persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. Most of the practitioners held in the labor camp experienced the same as me.
In order to stop the eight-year-long brutal killing of Falun Gong practitioners, in order to stop the persecution of kind citizens, in order to let Tangshan local folks understand the nature of the Chinese Communist Party and withdraw from the evil party and choose their bright future, I hope all the victims will pick up their pens and write their stories to expose these atrocities.