Ms. Liu Hefang's Life Endangered for Three Months at Chongqing Forced Labor Camp
Name: Liu Hefang (刘和芳)
Occupation: Employee of Jialing Corp (重庆嘉陵集团员工)
Most Recent Arrest: August 18, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Chongqing City Shabao Forced Labor Camp (formerly called Maojiashan Labor Camp) (重庆市沙堡女子劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, sleep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, forced injections/drug administration, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, dismissal from workplace, physical incarceration, interrogation, and unlawful detention.
Ms. Liu Hefang was illegally detained in a dark room at the Chongqing City Women's Forced Labor Camp for more than three months. She was physically tortured, and with her hands handcuffed behind her back, she was hung up. She was force fed with poison which made her senseless. She became emaciated very quickly, could not open her eyes, and was beaten until her legs were broken. Two strong, tall inmates who monitored her around the clock lifted her up by shoulders and dragged her out during visiting hours. Her family members tried to talk to her and awaken her but she didn't raise her head or speak at all. She was unconscious during the whole visit and her family was dumbfounded, angry and broke down in tears.
Liu Hefang started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. She recovered from many illnesses she previously had in a short period and became healthy. In early 2002, she was illegally arrested when she was in Xiaoquan, Nanan District, Chongqing. She was sentenced to two years of forced labor at the Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp, and was not able to return to her previous job after she was released, rendering her unemployable.
In 2005 Huang Hui, Party secretary of the Dashiba Residential Committee of the Jialing Factory Chongqing, called Ms. Liu and asked her to come to the committee. As soon as she entered the door of the committee, Ma Daying and Zhang Man arrested her. She shouted "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." They sent her to the Geyueshan Brainwashing Center in Chongqing City. She didn't cooperate with them by signing the guarantee statement and refused to be "transformed." She was tortured and beaten, causing bruises all over her body.
When the police had persecuted Ms. Liu for three months and were unable to "transform" her, they became afraid of meeting with karmic retribution for their crimes. They took her out of the brainwashing center and dropped her off on the side of the road. Some kind-hearted people picked her up and carried her home. Her neighbors and family members were very angry when they saw that her whole body was covered with bruises. They said, "We want justice. Good people are persecuted. This a disgrace!" They went to Dashiba Residential Committee where Party secretary Huang Hui said, "This is not our problem. It is the police at the station who arrested her so go there." Then a kind-hearted person carried Ms. Liu on his back and went to the police station. They questioned the police station director, "Liu Hefang didn't do anything against the law. Why has she been persecuted so miserably? You are responsible for this matter." The director said, "The Residential Committee submitted us with a written report that she is a Falun Gong practitioner so we went to arrest her."
On August 18, 2009, Ms. Liu and another eight practitioners were in front of the Cultural Building chatting and enjoying the cool evening when Liu Xueru, director of the Zhanjiaxi Police Station, led more than twenty police officers from the Sha District Domestic Security Division to come to arrest them. Ms. Liu began telling everyone the true facts about Falun Gong and the unlawful persecution. Many people expressed their anger and some good people gave the thumbs up, encouraging practitioners to resist the persecution.
Ms. Liu was detained at the Baihelin Detention Center for fifteen days before she was sent to the Shabao Women's Forced Labor Camp. She was sentenced to one year of forced labor. She clarified the truth to inmates there and told them, "Falun Dafa is good! Heaven will eliminate the CCP," and "Withdrawing from the CCP is the only way to secure a safe future." The officials in the forced labor camp were very afraid of her and didn't allow her to shower or sleep. They punished her by forcing her to walk like a duck and made her drag a cart like an ox. Ms. Liu didn't listen to them. She was then handcuffed and her feet shackled, then locked in solitary confinement.
Ms. Liu began a hunger strike to protest. Chen Yanyan, team leader of the fourth team (badge number 5032193) instigated inmates to put unknown drugs in her food. Inmates said to her, "It's a vitamin," but she knew what it was, and refused to eat it. The inmates then force-fed her. When she vomited the food back up they beat her until they got tired. She was locked in a dark room for over three months where they physically punished her, tortured her, hung her up by her handcuffs and force-fed her with harmful drugs. As a result she became senseless and her feet were broken. She lost much weight and finally fell unconscious.
Ms. Liu's mother is in her nineties and is sick. Since learning that her daughter is being physically persecuted so badly at Shabao, she often cries and awakens from terrible dreams. She asks Heaven for help, "Please God rescue my poor daughter." My granddaughter is only twelve years old and keeps saying, "Mom, please come home!"
We hereby appeal to kind-hearted people and people with conscience to be aware of this matter and extend your helping hands to end the persecution together with us. Please help to rescue Ms. Liu Hefang and all illegally detained Dafa practitioners, and let them reunite with their families as soon as possible.
Address of Chongqing City Women's Forced Labor Camp
Shabao Women's Forced Labor Camp
Shimahe, Jiangbei District, Chongqing City 400021
Directors: Luo Chuanmei, Tuan Qingyue
Leaders of the Fourth Team: Chen Yanyan, Su Chang
Squadron leaders of the Fourth Team: Zhao Yuanyuan, Hu Xiaoyan, Yang Qian
Guards: Zhao Hong, Li Lingling, Fan Linlin
Phone at the door of the guard room: 86-23-67549131
On-duty room: 86-23-67549185
Team leader of the Fourth Team: 86-23-67549181
Written on January 23, 2010