Name: Ma Yunhua (马蕴华)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown

Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2001
Most recent place of detention:
Shaanxi Provincial Women's Prison (陕西女子监狱)
City: Xi'an
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, illegally sentenced, hung up, sleep deprivation, denial of restroom use, beatings, brainwashing, torture.

( My name is Ma Yunhua, and I was arrested by Shaanxi police in 2001. I was illegally sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and was sent to Section Six of Shaanxi Province Women's Prison. From November 2006 to February 2008, in order to force me to give up practicing Falun Gong, the prison used various brainwashing and torture methods on me.

The wardens handcuffed me to and hung me up on a tall metal rack, day and night. They deprived me of sleep and use of the washroom. I had no choice but to excrete in my pants. The wardens did not allow me to change clothes until they could not stand the odor any longer. Then they dragged me to the washroom, sprayed water on me with a hose after having stripped all my clothes off me, and scraped me with toilet brushes.

When they were beating me, they focused on my private parts and abdomen because injury to those areas was less noticeable. They shoved my head into water for a long period of time and jabbed my body with needles. In order to force me listen to the Chinese Communist government's lies defaming Falun Gong, they immobilized my body and then stuck earphones in my ears and fastened them with duct tape.

To stop me from shouting during the torture, the wardens taped my mouth shut with duct tape. As I was forbidden to maintain even the most basic personal hygiene, my teeth became stained, my hair was caked with sweat and dirt, and my clothes and bedding were full of excrement.

After having handcuffed me to a metal rack for a long period of time, the wardens switched the torture method and forced me to stand still around the clock for many days straight. They would beat me severely if I fell down when I had reached my limit. My legs became badly swollen. Then they assigned three inmates to take turns to watch me and abuse me. The inmates were told to beat me without mercy.

Zheng Dongli, the Head of Section Six of Shaanxi Province Women's Prison, and Wang Yuling, a warden, were the primary persecutors.