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Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners in the Jianyang Municipal Detention Center

September 17, 2008 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) I was detained for almost eight months at the Jianyang Municipal Detention Center in Sichuan Province for practicing Falun Dafa. Here I would like to recount the persecution of the practitioners in the detention center.

The practitioners detained at the Jianyang Detention Center endured brutal torture. The guards and inmates beat, assaulted, cursed and humiliated the practitioners without mercy.

In February 2002, Ms. Zhong Fangqiong went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The guards and the prison doctor ordered the inmates to tie her onto a death bed and force-fed her twice a day. Her trachea was bleeding, but she still refused to cooperate with them. The director of the detention center, surnamed Zhong, and a guard surnamed Huang ordered inmates to step on her and kick her lower abdomen. Lin Fang, an inmate, used her handcuffs to hit Ms. Zhong's head until it bled. Lu Linying, another inmate, use her fist to hit Ms. Zhong's chest and step on her abdomen. After 18 days of hunger strike, Ms. Zhong was released.

In February 2002, Falun Dafa practitioners Liu Yongqing and Shu Wenyu also went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. A guard surnamed Huang, a prison doctor surnamed Yang, and several inmates force-fed them. They tied Liu and Shu's limbs to a bed and forced tubes into their nostrils. Both their tracheae and esophagi were bleeding. The material being force fed to them was corn congee with unknown drugs. They also forced Liu and Shu to work on the night patrol shift and do hard labor overtime. Liu and Shu were forced to clean the floor, the bathroom, and even use their hands to clean the toilets. During the night, they slept on the damp floor. Whenever any inmates were unsatisfied, they would beat or curse Liu and Shu. Liu and Shu's feet and hands were all swollen from the torture.

Falun Dafa practitioner He Yan also went on a hunger strike. Encouraged by the director of police surnamed Zhong, a number of people tied Ms. He to a bed and forced a tube down her nose to force-feed her. Ms. He resisted and refused to tell them more information about other practitioners. The guards told the inmates to punch, kick, and slap her, and forced her to sleep on the damp floor. While hand-copying Master's lectures, she was found out by an inmate. Guard Huang ordered two male inmates to interrogate her. They dragged her out the cell door with heavy handcuffs and shackles weighting 20 to 30 pounds. She was also tied to a bed and tortured. She was forbidden from going to the bathroom. When she had her period, she was not allowed to change her sanitary pads.

There are many other ways that the Jianyang Detention Center persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners. I am not able to list all of them at this time.