Before and after the Beijing Olympics, Over a Hundred Falun Gong Practitioners Were Transferred to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) According to an investigation, before and after the Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party transferred more than 100 Falun Gong practitioners and secretly took them in five groups to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City. In order to try to force them to give up their faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the guards and inmates in Masanjia use torture, forced hard labor, and other means. This report exposes one of the largest-scale rounds of persecution.
Around 3 a.m. on July 14, 2008, more than 50 practitioners illegally detained in Beijing Tiaoqianchu 9th and 10th Brigade and Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp were gathered together in an open area surrounded by cars and armed policemen wearing helmets and carrying batons. A police officer said, "We have orders to take you elsewhere. You are not to speak, raise your head, or look out the car windows. Violators will face severe penalties."
The doors and windows of six vehicles were covered. Every two practitioners were handcuffed together. The mouths of some practitioners were sealed with tape. After eight hours of driving on the highway, the cars stopped. (Note: Around one o'clock the same day, another group of about 50 practitioners were taken from the 9th Brigade to other areas. The police officers were in white uniforms wearing face masks.)
From early 2008 to the end of 2009, five groups of practitioners were sent from Beijing to Masanjia: about 30 on April 28, 2008, 10 on June 15, 2008, 50 on July 14, 2008, over 20 in March 2009, and over 10 in November 2009.
The names of some of the Beijing practitioners: Wang Shuxian, Tao Yuqin, Zhang Yinying, Zhang Lianying, Wang Lijun, Wang Lixin, Lang Dongyue, Wang Aimin, Peng Xiuqing, Wang Meixin, Wei Shuqin, Ma Shihua, Lian Shuyin, Zhang Wenqin, Gao Shuyun, Zhao Shuling, Xia Xiuyun, Gao Qingxiu, Li Ren, An Ping, Liang Qiuzhan, Bai Yanfen, An Yaling, Liu Guijin, Liu Yuehong, Sun Xiaoxiang, Chen Manping, Zhang Yuyun, Zhao Wenzhen, Zhang Shuhou, Yang Xiuzhi, Xing Rumin, Li Li, Qiu Shuqin, Su Wei, Jiao Fengwen, Mao Guizhi, Li Deping, Sun Huilan, Niu Xiulan, Feng Xiulan, and Liu Shuzhi.
Pressured to "Reform"
Upon arriving at the fourth floor of the East Gang building in the forced labor camp, the practitioners saw tables and people wearing helmets and brightly colored clothes. They required all practitioners to squat on the floor and write the three statements. A female practitioner, Lang Dongyue, shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" She was immediately removed. Next day she returned to the prison seriously injured and was not able to walk.
In the afternoon, practitioners noticed that the staff members' name tags indicated that they were working for Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. This was how they found out where they were.
Within a week, six to seven practitioners were tortured like Ms. Lang was. Every night one could hear screams of pain. The use of the "hanging bed" torture caused serious injury to the hands, feet, and back, and afterward the victims are unable to walk.
Starting from the second day, every morning more than ten practitioners would be required to attend brainwashing sessions in the West Gang building.
Persecution by the Strict Management Team
By July 28, 2008, more than 50 practitioners who refused to give up their practice were sent over to the East Gang building, where a "Strict Management Team" with more than 20 male and female police officers from the 610 Office was in place. They tortured these practitioners day and night.
A. Partial list of Beijing practitioners tortured by the Strict Management Team:
Ms. Lang Dongyue was severely beaten and tortured with the "hanging bed" on July 14, 2008, when she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" During the latter part of July, she announced solemnly that she was forced involuntarily by police to put her fingerprint on the three statements and hence it was not valid. Later, she was beaten again by police officers Liu Yong and Ms.Li and sustained additional injury.
Ms. Zhang Lianying was brainwashed and tortured with the "hanging bed" torture. She was not able to walk normally for a month. She was beaten many times with electric batons on the inner parts of her thighs and on her abdomen. Her prison term was extended by four months because she said, "Falun Dafa is good." On July 7, 2009 Ms. Zhang was transferred to the Special Management Team. She returned to the Strict Management Team in the East Gang building on October, 2009. Ms. Zhang was chained to the frame of her bed because she refused to wear prison clothes. She gained some freedom by April 2010.
Ms. Zhang Yinying was brainwashed, tortured with the "hanging bed," and beaten with electric batons many times. The severe beating caused dizziness and vomiting. She vomited up black clumps of dried blood.
Ms. Su Wei was brainwashed, tortured with the "hanging bed", and beaten with electric batons causing her arms and legs to become numb. She was not able to get up to her bed (which was the top bunk of a bunk bed) and fell onto the floor. She suffered dizziness, vomiting, and a mild concussion. Ms. Su was not able to walk for a month.
On September 14, 2008, Ms. Qiu Shuqin's son came from Beijing to see her and give her money, but he was not allowed to visit her. On September 9, 2008, she shouted words supporting Falun Dafa in a cafeteria. As a result, she was severely beaten by police officers Zhang Jun, Zhang Zhuohui, and Zhang Xiu; and suffered a concussion. In the evening she was vomiting blood and was taken to a hospital. Ms. Qiu returned home after that.
Ms. Lili was tortured, and subjected to brainwashing.
B. Twenty-one practitioners from Liaoning Province were held in the Strict Management Team. They refused to recite the "30 lines" of prison regulations and be brainwashed. All of them were tortured with the "stretching bed" and brutally beaten with electric batons. A partial list of the 21:
Ms. Liu Shijing was beaten badly twice--on November 8 and December 7, 2008. She was struck more than 50 times on the face with slippers and was subjected to the "stretching bed" torture, because she refused to write the three statements.
Perpetrators involved in using the "hanging bed" torture were Mr. Peng Tao and Mr. Zhang Liang. Female police officers involved in beatings were Zhang Zhuohui and Zhang Jun.
Ms. Liu Yanqin was tortured and brainwashed because she refused to sing communist party songs. She was beaten with an electric baton and forced to face the wall. Injury to her arms was so severe that she was not able to participate in activities for months.
Ms. Du Qingxiu was beaten with electric batons and brainwashed because she refused to sing communist party songs.
Ms. Wu Juan refused to recite the "30 lines" and was beaten with an electric baton by a male police officer.
Ms. Jia Yahui had her breast struck with an electric baton by a male police officer when she shouted words supporting Falun Dafa.
Ms. Zhang Min was tortured and beaten because she refused to be brainwashed. She ended up being suspended between two bunk beds. Her back was so severely injured that she could barely walk.
Ms. Xia Ning was force-fed and chained to a bed for conducting a hunger strike protesting the persecution.
Ms. Sheng Lianying was on a hunger strike and was chained to a large metal gate by the hallway.
Ms. Wang Chaiyun was severely beaten many times in the West Gang building. She was forced to put her fingerprints on the three statements and was forced to do hard labor.
Ms. Wang Xiaoyun refused to be brainwashed. She was tortured for four days with the "hanging bed" and forced to sleep on the floor for six days. She was beaten by the team leader and sustained injury to her arms, legs, and back. She could hardly walk.
Ms. Liu Guifeng was severely beaten many times and tortured with the "hanging bed."
C. Those who participated in persecution
During the 2008 Olympics, male police officers in the Strict Management Team who participated in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners were: Liu Yong and policemen surnamed Li, Yan, Fan, Chen, another Chen, and Li.
Female police officers in the Strict Management Team who participated in the persecution included: Zhang Jun, Zhang Zhuohui, Dong Bin, and an officer surnamed Pan. Altogether there were about 10 people.
In October 2009, other police officers who participated in the Strict Management Team included: Zhang Huan, Zhang Lei, Li Lili, Zou Xiaoguang, Zhang Xiurong, and several others.
In January 2010 all the practitioners newly arrived in the forced labor camp were tortured and sustained injuries.
Perpetrators and their police ID numbers:
Pan (female): 2178142; Zhang Huan: 2108455; Zhang Lei: 2108456; Zhang Jun: 2108050; Zhang Zhuohui: 2108469
Others who participated in the persecution:
Yuan Shuzhen, a former practitioner who gave up her practice after being brainwashed. Her entire family moved to Shenyang and has become part of Masanjia's unofficial staff. Yuan's job is to force other practitioners to give up their practice.
Zhao Yonghua is a collaborator like Yuan Shuzhen. She uses coercion, enticement, extension of prison terms, and physical abuse to persecute practitioners.