Name: Dong Xinzhen (董信珍)
Address: Dong St., Yamenkou Village, Shijingshan District, Beijing
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 11, 2011
Most recent place of detention: Shijingshan District Lockup
Persecution Suffered: Detention, home ransacked, extortion, force-feedings, beatings, drug administration, brainwashing
(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of January 11, 2001, policemen from the Lugu Police Department of Shijingshan District in Beijing broke into Falun Gong practitioner Dong Xinzhen's home. Her personal belongings were confiscated, and she was detained for one and a half months. Ms. Dong has suffered serious physical and mental persecution.
On January 12, Dong Xinzhen was sent to the Shijingshan District Detention Center. During her detention, she was humiliated and cursed at by the inmates and guards. She started a hunger strike on the second day after she arrived there, but the detention center refused to release her. On January 26, she started a second hunger strike. On January 29, she was transferred to the Shijingshan District Lockup and continued the hunger strike. On the evening of February 25, she was finally released.
When Dong Xinzhen held the first hunger strike, the director of the detention center ordered collaborators to hold her down so that the center's doctor could force-feed her with soy milk and unknown drugs. The doctor even punched her during the process. The force-feeding caused Ms. Dong to lose teeth and vomit blood. The second hunger strike lasted for about one month. The doctor ordered the guards to hold her in order to force-feed her through her nose. She was force-fed with unknown drugs, causing a burning feeling in her stomach. In addition, she was forced to have blood drawn twice while she was extremely weak. As a result, both her mental and physical condition declined.
Dong Xinzhen was often monitored and persecuted by her local 610 Office, police department, and neighborhood association. On November 5, 2002, three policemen, including Zheng Kaihong and Guo Renchen, four security guards, and two workers from the neighborhood association arrested her and imprisoned her in a brainwashing center for nine days. The guards at the brainwashing center violently punched and kicked Ms. Dong. They even grabbed her hair and slammed her head against a wall, which later caused chronic headaches. On June 16, 2009, Tian Baogui from the Yanan Neighborhood Association, Yang Jianfei from the 610 Office, and two policemen (one with badge number 043855) broke into Dong Xinzhen's home. They took away her belongings and forced her to admit that she was still practicing Falun Gong.
Torture re-enactment: Hitting the head against a wall