Female Practitioner from Beijing Taken to Hubei Province to Serve One-Year Forced Labor Term
Name: Lu Fulian (卢富莲)
Address: Xiangying Township, Yanqing County, Beijing
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May, 2008
Most Recent Place of Detention: Hubei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp (湖北省女子劳教所)
City: Wuhan City
Province: Hubei Province
Persecution Suffered: Imprisonment, force-feedings, forced injections/drug administration, torture, denial of restroom use, food deprivation, sleep deprivation, beatings, solitary confinement, physical restraint
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent in Beijing) Practitioner Ms. Lu Fulian was arrested and sentenced to forced labor prior to the Olympic Games in Beijing. She was tortured at the Beijing Forced Labor Administrative Office and the Women's Forced Labor Camp. On July 9, 2008, she was transferred to the Hubei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp, where she was tortured until she became emaciated and was on the verge of death.
From late 2000 to late 2001, Mr. Lu Fulian was detained and tortured in forced labor camps for not giving up her practice of Falun Gong.
In early May 2008, as Ms. Lu was shopping at the Yanqing County Department Store, police officers followed and arrested her. She was held in the Yanqing County Detention Center for three days, and later taken to the Beijing Forced Labor Administrative Office.
At the Beijing Forced Labor Administrative Office, Mr. Lu shouted "Falun Dafa is good," refused to wear the inmate uniform, and didn't report for the guard's roster call. She went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Several policewomen and drug addict inmates stripped off her clothes, held her on the ground, and force-fed her buns soaked in water along with unknown drugs. Ms. Lu was held in a solitary cell blindfolded, and forced to urinate and defecate in her pants. The torture lasted for several days and nights, and the policewomen did not allow her to change clothes until they could not stand the odor themselves.
After over twenty days of torture, Ms. Lu had suffered severe weight loss, to the degree that her appearance was beyond recognition, and she was transferred to the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. Since she refused to write the guarantee statement promising to give up Falun Gong, the camp authorities deprived her of food and water. Ms. Lu continued to shout "Falun Dafa is good." Periodically, the authorities provided her with water mixed with an unknown drug, which made her feel sleepy. To protest the mistreatment, she refused any food or drink for over twenty days, during which time the authorities asked her family to pay extra money to buy milk and juice. The camp guards then took the extra money for themselves.
Prior to the Olympic Games, Ms. Lu was transferred to the Hubei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp, where the abuse continued. The guards deprived her of sleep and forced her to stand upright day and night, which caused her legs to swell. When she fell asleep while standing, the drug addict inmates beat her. The standing punishment lasted for about a month, after which they forced her to lie down while physically restrained for another month. Drug addict inmate Ye Lihua arbitrarily beat and cursed at Ms. Lu, injuring her all over her body. Drug addict inmates Zhou Qiong and Yu Yanhong used a toothbrush to pry open her mouth, knocked out two teeth, and then stuffed a dirty mop into her mouth. The inmates once tied her up such that her head and feet were touching, and kept her in that position for an extended period of time, to inflict the most pain. When Ms. Lu tried to tell the inmates about Falun Gong, policewoman Wang Qin and other inmates dragged her to the toilet and brutally beat her while sealing her mouth with tape.
Despite the great amount of torture she endured, Ms. Lu kept shouting, "Falun Dafa is good." During the one year and one month detention period at the forced labor camp, Ms. Lu was subjected to many forms of torture, and guards used the excuse that she had diabetes to force drugs into her. Eventually, she became emaciated and lost control of her bowels.
Inside the forced labor camp, Falun Gong practitioners are closely monitored by the guards and drug addict inmates. They are forbidden from speaking or other forms of contact with other practitioners. If practitioners don't cooperate or don't give up practicing Falun Gong, the inmates lock them up in dark rooms, beat them, strip off their clothes, hang them up, squeeze their nipples, grab their pubic hair, curse Falun Dafa and Teacher, write slanderous words on their bodies, coerce them to write guarantee statements promising to give up their practice of Falun Gong, and physically force them to sign and fingerprint documents. Many practitioners were tortured to the point of emaciation and acquired various diseases due to the unsanitary conditions and their weakened states.