High School Teacher Shocked with Electric Baton and Beaten
Name: Zuo Xianfeng (左仙凤)
Occupation: Teacher at Sandaogang Township High School, Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: April 8, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Qianjin Forced Labor Camp, Harbin City (哈尔滨市前进劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, sleep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, beatings, hung up, torture, force-feedings, denial of restroom use
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zuo Xianfeng was illegally arrested on April 8, 2009. In June 2010, she was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, where she has endured brutal torture. Recently, Ms. Zuo Xianfeng was sent to a hospital and her term of detention was extended by one month. Details are to be investigated.
Ms. Zuo Xianfeng was distributing truth-clarification DVDs during the Yilan County fair on April 8, 2009. She was arrested by police officers from the Yilan County Domestic Security Division and later sent to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp. In the camp, Zhang Aihui, Wang Min and other guards and assistants incited inmates to beat her, shock her with electric batons, force her to squat or stand still, freeze her, starve her and force-feed her. Ms. Zuo's legs were swollen and she was skin and bones. She thus had difficulty walking. She suffered from an internal injury and had a difficult time drinking water, as well. Ms. Zuo once lost consciousness and was on the verge of death. The camp had to send her to a hospital twice.
Practitioners Ms. Jiang Shuyuan, Ms. Zhang Kai, Ms. Lu Shuzhen, Ms. Yu Zhenying, Ms. Shi Shuzhi, Ms. Yao Jinxian, Ms. Li Jie, Ms. Han Binying, Ms. Zheng Yanfang and Ms. Fu Hui were also persecuted at Qianjin Forced Labor Camp.
Ms. Zuo Xianfeng Tortured
Ms. Zuo Xianfeng was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp at the end of June 2010. Guard Liu Chang shocked her with an electric baton, and her upper body was severely injured. Zhang Aihui, the political instructor, forced her to squat down for a whole day. Ms. Zuo Xianfeng lost consciousness and trembled all over.
Ms. Zuo was getting thinner each day. The guards brought her to a hospital in the city in July, and she was hospitalized for half a month. After returning to the labor camp from the hospital, she was emaciated. Other practitioners said that she could not even open her eyes. She was relying on an oxygen pack. Ever since then, she has been separated from other practitioners.
When Ms. Zuo was about to recover, she was allowed to go back to her cell; however, the guards did not allow her family to visit her. Ms. Zuo went on a hunger strike, so the guards brutally force-fed her, the blood that gushed out of her mouth spattering the guards' clothes. During the forced-feeding, people could hear her screaming from upstairs.
Ms. Zuo Xianfeng was forced to stand outside for the whole afternoon on December 11 when the temperature dropped to 30 degrees below zero. At breakfast time the following day, Wang Min, head of the section, found that Ms. Zuo was not wearing her name tag, so he forced her to stand still and did not allow her to have any meals. She had to stand still from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 10 days.
Wang Min left Ms. Zuo Xianfeng outside on the evening of January 19 until 6:30 the next morning.
The Suffering of Ms. Zuo Xianfeng Wins Sympathy of Kind-hearted People
When Ms. Zuo Xianfeng was brutally tortured, a kind-hearted 18-year-old girl gave her own cushion to Ms. Zuo and gave her good food. When a guard found out, the girl was badly beaten. Her howling from upstairs could be clearly heard.
Another kind non-practitioner sent Ms. Zuo some water and food in January, but it was discovered by a guard, who described her as one of the practitioners. Liu Chang, the section leader, made up some excuses to beat her. She was hit in the face until it was deformed and her eyes turned dark purple.
Other Practitioners Who Were Tortured at Qianjin Forced Labor Camp
1) Ms. Han Binying, 43, from Harbin
Ms. Han Binying was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in March 2010. Wang Min used an electric baton to shock her legs, leaving a scar. The guards also forced her to stand still for long periods several times. One day when Ms. Han Binying was copying Teacher's new articles, she was reported to the guards. Wang Min slapped her in the face in front of a lot of other practitioners.
2) Ms. Yao Jinxian, 38
Ms. Yao Jinxian was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in August 2010. Liu Chang shocked her with an electric baton, and Zhang Liyan slapped her in the face until she passed out. Ms. Yao suffered from a heart attack as a result of the torture. She was forced to take Kyushin heart tonic pills. The following day, Zhang Yanli verbally abused Ms. Yao Jinxian.
3) Ms. Lu Shuzhen, 62, from Harbin
Ms. Lu Shuzhen was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in July 2010 and was forced to stand still for a long time.
4) Ms. Shi Shuzhi, 65
Ms. Shi Shuzhi was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp on August 2010. She was very frightened at the camp. Liu Chang ordered her to carry a very heavy flower pot that weighed about 50 kilograms. The following day she was ordered to carry an even heavier table upstairs. Ms. Shi twisted her ankle and it caused her much pain. However, the guards still forced her to do calisthenics. She could not do them because of her twisted leg, but the guards threatened to extend her detention term.
As a result of the ongoing torture, Ms. Shi Shuzhi felt dizzy one day when going to the canteen and she needed other people's support to go downstairs. After reaching the ground floor, she could not walk any more and fell to the ground, breathing heavily. She was carried to the clinic for emergency treatment. However, two days later all the detainees were ordered to sweep the snow. Ms. Shi was forced to go outside. The guards said that even if she could not sweep the snow, she must stand out in the open. As a result, Ms. Shi was shivering with cold.
5) Ms. Jiang Shuyuan, 60, from Tonghe County, Harbin City
Ms. Jiang Shuyuan was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in May 2010. Guard Wang Min dragged her upstairs, where she was punched and kicked. Ms. Jiang was thin and petite. Wang Min carried her downstairs and then threw her to the ground. Ms. Jiang could not get up, and she was unable to get up for the next few days.
6) Ms. Du Xiuying, 48
Ms. Du Xiuying was sent to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp on October 1, 2010. Her husband Mr. Yu Huaicai was also a practitioner. He died in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp on April 22, 2007 as a result of brutal torture. Ms. Du was very upset upon learning of his death. Since then, her hands have trembled so much that she could not work. However, Zhang Yanli forced her to work and used an electric baton to shock her.
7) Ms. Zheng Yanfang, 53
Ms. Zheng Yanfang was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in December 2010. The guards ordered her to sit in a squatting position. Since she was unable to stay in the position for long, the guards shocked her with an electric baton.
Now, the forced labor camp has been turned into a drug rehabilitation center.
The main responsible persons who have led the persecution:
Wang Min, Head of the No. 1 Section, Police ID Number 2343072:
0451-86953257, 13945190070 (Cell)
Zhang Aihui, Political Instructor of the No. 1 Section, Police ID 2343046
Liu Chang, Deputy Head of the No. 1 Section, Police ID 2343105: 0451-86953257
Ye Yun, Head of the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp, Police ID 2343006: 13945666688 (Cell), 13936139139 (Cell for work)
Qianjin Forced Labor Camp: 0451-84115086