Torture Suffered by Ms. Li Chunxiao, Teacher from Dalian City
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Chunxiao is a teacher in Dalian City, Liaoning Province. She was illegally arrested in December 2004 and sentenced to three years of imprisonment. When she was first brought to the local police station, officers promised that she would be released if she provided her e-mail account. When she did so, however, the police hacked into her e-mail account and detained her on the charge of having Falun Gong truth-clarification content in her e-mail. Her mother and sister appealed for her release, but to no avail.
In the Liaoning Women’s Prison, Ms. Chunxiao was brutally tortured through sleep deprivation, having freezing water poured on her, being restricted in a small box for long periods of time, and other methods.
Ms. Chunxiao went on a hunger strike twice in order to protest the persecution, but was force-fed by prison officials and criminal inmates. During her second hunger strike, guards and four inmates opened her mouth with such force that her jaw was dislocated. At that time, Jia Ling was the head of the prison.
The guards in the No. 8 Section of the prison instigated criminal inmates to torture Falun Gong practitioners on a regular basis. Because Ms. Chunxiao refused to give up her belief, inmates Zhang Lina and Zhang Huaping tied her hands to her back, sealed her mouth and put her in a wooden box that measured 60 x 110 x 40 cm. She was restrained in this box with a bent neck, back and legs for the whole day.
After all the other inmates fell asleep, Ms. Chunxiao was frequently brought to an isolated room to be tortured. Her eyes and face were covered with black-and-blue bruises due to the beatings. She was stripped of all clothing, stabbed with needles, tied to furnace pipes and kicked in the lower part of her body. She also had dozens of buckets of freezing water poured on her in the winter. The torture lasted for many hours, often from 9 p.m. until midnight or from midnight until the early morning.
Ms. Chunxiao was released in December 2007.
Guards in the Liaoning Women’s Prison who tortured practitioners with electric batons on a daily basis include:
Zuo Xiaoyan, usually in charge
Li Fen, assistant
Gu Yaxing, assistant specializing in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners
Li (surname), in charge of textile production
Gao Nan, in charge of the 1st squad
Jiao Lingling, in charge of the 2nd squad
Meng (surname), in charge of the 3rd squad
Guo Yujie, in charge of the 4th squad
Liu Yuli, in charge of the 5th squad