Guards at Guangshui City Detention Center Violently Force-Feed Ms. Wang Yanfeng, Resulting in Her Death
(Clearwisdom.net) On September 24, 2008, Ms. Wang Yanfeng, a practitioner from Anlu City, was dragged into a room by guards at the Guangshui No. 1 Detention Center. They violently force-fed her a mixture of flour and water, which made her choke. The force-feeding blocked her esophagus and respiratory pipes, and she passed out immediately. By 9:00 p.m., when her family rushed to the detention center, Ms. Wang had died and been left in a refrigerator cabinet. Her body was in a struggling position before she passed away.
On September 4, 2008, officers from Anlu City, Jieguan Township and Guangshui City plotted to detain Ms. Wang Yanfeng and Ms. Sheng Cuilian. Ms. Sheng was working on her farmland. Her husband tried to stop the police from taking her away, but the officers pushed him aside violently. The two practitioners were taken to the Guangshui No. 1 Detention Center. Ms. Wang kept shouting, "Falun Dafa is great!" along the way. Fang Hong, a male police agent, kept beating her head. Ms. Wang's face and eyes were bruised.
In the Guangshui Detention Center, the guards cursed Ms. Wang and Ms. Sheng as they refused to respond to roll call or wear prison uniforms. On September 9, 2008, the two practitioners went on a hunger strike. On September 16, 2008, Ms. Wang started to pass blood, and the criminal inmates in her cell reported the practitioners' condition to Fu, director of the detention center. The officials simply ignored their condition. When the two practitioners became extremely weak, Fu said it didn't matter and threatened to force-feed them.
At around 5:00 p.m. on September 24, 2008, Director Fu and an inmate brought two bowls of flour and water mixture. They force-fed Ms. Sheng a mouthful of the mixture, and she threw up immediately. Fu ordered two inmates to drag Ms. Sheng to another cell, where they threw Ms. Sheng onto a wooden-planked bed. Director Fu came in and dragged Ms. Sheng to the ventilation opening. The director and several inmates forced her to sit against the wall. One inmate stepped on her left knee. Another inmate stepped on her right knee. The other two inmates pulled each of Ms. Sheng's arms, and Director Fu grabbed Ms. Sheng's nose and held her chin up. Another inmate poured food into Ms. Sheng's mouth. After Ms. Sheng was taken back to her cell, she threw up everything that was fed to her.
The guards then dragged Ms. Wang Yanfeng away to intensify the force-feeding. The mixture of flour and water choked her esophagus and respiratory pipes. Ms. Wang passed out immediately.
At around 9:00 p.m. when Ms. Wang's family rushed to the detention center, she had been placed in a refrigerator cabinet. Her arms had stiffened. Her left hand was positioned on the left side of her chest and her right hand was positioned at the abdomen. Her fingers were close together and curled up. This indicates that she was put into the refrigerator cabinet while she was unconscious but still alive. Her fingers and hands were in a struggling position when she momentarily regained consciousness before she died.
Early on the morning of September 25, 2008, a physician in the detention center tried to take the pulse of Ms. Sheng Cuilian, but was unable to detect it. Ms. Sheng was taken to the hospital and given oxygen and an infusion. She was then taken back to the detention center.
On September 26, 2008, Ms. Sheng was taken to the hospital again for an infusion. A tube was inserted into her stomach to force-feed her rice soup. She was taken back to the detention center at around 9:00 p.m.
On September 27, 2008, Ms. Sheng was taken to the hospital for emergency rescue. Oxygen was supplied to her while she was in the hospital.
On September 28, 2008, Ms. Sheng was given an infusion. The tube had been inserted into her stomach for over 48 hours. It was taken out only after she started throwing up.
On September 29, 2008, a tube was again inserted into her stomach. It was left in for over 72 hours. Ms. Sheng threw up some gray substance. When the tube was pulled out, it also turned gray with blood. After days of inhuman torture, Ms. Sheng was not able to take in any food. She couldn't even drink water. The doctors said she could no longer tolerate the tube that was in her stomach. The detention center guards ordered a dozen or so people to rotate shifts so they could monitor her around the clock.
It was not until the afternoon of October 4, 2008, that Ms. Sheng's family received notice that they should come to take her home. When they found Ms. Sheng on the verge of death in the hospital, they scolded the guards, "She was working in the farmland before you took her away. Now she is about to die. Do you have any human nature left? We're not taking her home." The guards were worried about being held responsible and insisted that her family take her home.
Individuals responsible for the crime:
Tang Jianguo (male), head of the Anlu City Domestic Security Division
Zhang Wu (male), director of the Fucheng Police Station in Anlu City
Sheng Yong (male), director of the Jieguan Police Station in Anlu City
Fu (gender unknown), director of the Guangshui Detention Center
October 16, 2008