(Clearwisdom.net) The guards at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, located in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, brutally torture female Falun Gong practitioners to try to force them to renounce their belief in Falun Gong.

A Falun Gong practitioner recently released from Masanjia Forced Labor Camp wrote that a detained Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Miao Fenglan from Benxi, who is over 60 years old, was subjected to the stretching torture. On December 6, 2010, guard Zhang Danhui and three other guards dragged her by the hair and forced her to squat. They dragged her with her head down and cuffed her hands to the ends of two beds. The four guards then stood on both sides and pulled the beds apart, stretching Ms. Miao's arms until she fainted. The skin on her hands flaked off, and she had very little control over her arm as a result of this torture.

Ms. Du Yuhong, a practitioner from Shenyang, had been persecuted at the Donggang facility, an isolated section of the labor camp designated for Falun Gong practitioners, for about two weeks. She was subjected to the stretching torture and other torture methods. The guards used the stretching torture as a first attempt to “transform” her, and she had very little control of her arm afterward. She was also injected with drugs that damaged her central nervous system, causing her to have headaches and other symptoms. The guards referred to the forced drug injections as “the 'transformation' needle.”

More information about Ms. Du Yuhong can be found at


Ms. Liu Ronghua, a practitioner from Dalian, suffered a heart attack during torture, as the guards attempted to “transform” her. She was bedridden for more than a month as a result of the torture. She was beaten and kicked by guard Zhang Huan. After New Year’s Day, the guards said that they would send her to Donggang for additional persecution.