(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Xinguang, a practitioner from Nanyang City, Henan Province, was arrested on March 6, 2007, by the Wolong Public Security Bureau of Nanyang City. After being detained in the Nanyang City First Detention Center for two weeks he was transferred to the Third Forced Labor Camp of Xuchang City, Henan Province.

Mr. Li has been abused to the point that he is almost unrecognizable. His stomach has hemorrhaged and he had blood in his stool. He cannot eat any food and so has become extremely emaciated. Although he is on the verge of death his family is not allowed to visit him.

Four other Falun Gong practitioners were sent to the forced labor camp with Li Xinguang.

Henan Province Third Forced Labor Camp is also known as Xuchang City Third Prison. Like Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, it is known as a hell-on-earth because Falun Gong practitioners are treated so brutally. Most of the male practitioners arrested in Henan Province are sent to the Xuchang City Third Prison for "transformation." The guards there use all kinds of inhuman, brutal, evil, and obscene methods to make Falun Gong practitioners renounce their faith.

1. Instigating Criminal Inmates to Torture Practitioners

The authorities assign three to five criminal inmates who are drug addicts, thieves, etc., to specifically watch each practitioner's every word and deed. The criminal inmates receive bonuses, term reductions, or punishment, depending on how well they monitor the practitioners. When the guards are satisfied, the inmates' sentences may be reduced. If not, they may be beaten, cursed, or have their terms extended. These inmates are not rational to begin with, and the evil method of bonuses or punishment just makes them worse. Thus the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners becomes even more inhuman. The inmates beat practitioners for no reason, force them to write the so-called three statements, and deprive them of sleep even when the inmates themselves change shifts. In summer, the inmates force practitioners to run for long periods of time in the scorching sun. On winter nights, they force practitioners to stay outdoors without protective clothing to suffer from the cold.

2. The Police Are Obscene and Morally Inferior to Animals

When practitioners are steadfast in their cultivation, the guards use several electric batons to shock them for hours every day, or use rubber clubs, table or chair legs to beat their lower bodies. Many practitioners have become paralyzed as a result of the beatings. The guards also force practitioners to do slave labor for 18 hours per day. For practitioners who refuse to write the three statements, five or six inmates will hold them to the floor, strip off their clothes, tie nylon strings to their penises, and then yank the strings. The practitioners scream and pass out from the excruciating pain. Such torture causes the penis to swell to the size of a fist, and urinating becomes very difficult. What is even more inhuman is when several inmates hold a practitioner down, and push a hard-bristled toothbrush into his anus, and then move it in a circular motion and push it back and forth. The practitioner will pass out in extreme pain. But they do not stop there―they put the tooth brush, now covered with blood and feces, into the practitioner's mouth and brush his teeth with it.

3. The "Straitjacket" Torture Method

It is said that the "straitjacket" torture method was used first at the Henan Province Third Forced Labor Camp.

The straitjacket is made of fine canvas. The sleeves are about 10 inches longer than the victim's arms, and have buckles on the ends. The jacket is put on the victim from the front and the sleeves are tied in the back. After putting the straitjackets on the practitioners, the guards then pull their arms up over their heads and bring them to the front of the chest, tie up the practitioners' legs, and suspend them from the iron window frames. At the same time, they gag the practitioners' mouths with cloth, put earphones in their ears and continuously play messages that slander Falun Gong.

The arms of the victims tortured by this method are immediately disabled, as the tendons of the shoulders, elbows, and wrists are torn and permanently damaged. If applied for a long time, the victims can die in excruciating pain. No one can tell exactly how many Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to this torture, which is used by the guards and rewarded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).