Shanghai Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Bai Gendi Persecuted
Name: Bai Gendi (柏根娣)
Address: Leshan 45, Xujiahui, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Occupation: Former manager at Shanghai Petroleum (state-owned enterprise)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 10, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Caohejing Detention Center (漕河泾拘留所 )
Persecution Suffered: Interrogation, detention, imprisonment, electric shocks, sleep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, injections/administration of drugs, beatings, hung up, solitary confinement, force-feedings, denial of restroom use, physical restraint, job loss, home ransacked
(Minghui.org) Shanghai Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Bai Gendi and Ms. Yao Yuhua were arrested by Caohejing District police when they went out together on September 10, 2012. The police detained them for a month. It was the sixth time Ms. Bai has been arrested. She has been imprisoned for a total of nine and and a half years.
Ms. Bai was first arrested for doing the Falun Gong exercises at Shanghai Stadium on the morning of July 24, 1999, and was detained for 48 hours.
On October 20, 1999 Ms. Bai was taken to Qingsong Women's Forced Labor Camp in Shanghai for two years and again in the same labor camp for three years from February 5, 2002 to February 5, 2005.
During her first two years in the labor camp, she was forced to work 18 to 19 hours a day. She had to make colored lights with a heat tool while the temperature was above 40 degrees Celsius on hot summer days. At one point she wasn't allowed to take a shower or change her clothes for nine days. She refused to wear an inmate's uniform.
Intensive labor and hunger made her look like a bag of bones. Her family was not allowed to visit her, send her anything, or write to her. She was usually even denied toilet paper, toothpaste, and soap.
Ms. Bai and Ms. Yao Yuhua were seized at a subway station by Xuhui District police on June 16, 2005, and were detained for 29 days in Xuhui District Detention Center. Ms. Bai went on a hunger strike with no food or water for 12 days. As a form of torture, day in and day out, she was kept tied up to a bed board with a hole in it. Her lower body was stripped naked. She was forced to relieve herself through the hole in the board.
Because a nurse feared Ms. Bai might die, throughout her hunger strike she was not force-fed. A doctor drew several tubes of Ms. Bai's blood on the ninth day of her hunger strike and questioned her in great detail about her and her family's medical history. When Ms. Bai started eating on the twelfth day, the doctor became furious when he heard about it. He raged, “Who gave her food?” She was surprised by the doctor's reaction. However, when the crime of organ harvesting was exposed, she realized the doctor was waiting for her to die so he could harvest her organs.
Ms. Bai was detained in the Xuhui District Detention Center for ten months starting on May 23, 2006, until she was formally sentenced to four and a half years in prison on March 24, 2007.
During her term in Songjiang Women's Jail, Ms. Bai resisted the persecution and refused to wear an inmate's uniform. As a result, she was put in solitary confinement for four years. She wasn't allowed to take a shower for four and a half years. Practitioners who were put in solitary confinement could not use the washroom or restroom. They were not even provided with drinking water. Practitioners were beaten and cursed every day. Jailers and monitors often wrapped cloth strips around her mouth and left her that way for days or shoved short wooden sticks into her mouth and encased her head with tape for days. She was tortured repeatedly with a “straight jacket” for three to seven days at a time. Victims of this torture method cannot take a deep breath. Their hands are cuffed in front of their chests or behind their backs. On winter days when the temperature dropped to six degrees below zero Celsius, she was drenched with cold water and had to sleep in a wet blanket. She has also been locked in a “box cell” with an inmate. Due to the lack of oxygen, they had difficulty breathing and their hair fell out.
Police Department of Xuhui District of Shanghai: +86-21-64868911
Xuhui District Detention Center: +86-21-64868911, +86-21-58430022, +86-21-54356492
Xuhui District Political and Legal Affairs Committee, 610 Office: +86-21-64872222-6000
Ma Dengshan, deputy director of the 610 Office: +86-21-64875108, ext. 6000
Security Office of Shanghai Jiaotong University: +86-21-62932352, +86-21-62823307
Shanghai Prison Administration Bureau: +86-21-35104888
Shanghai Songjiang Women's Jail: +86-21-57615998, ext. 2202
(For more perpetrators' contact information, please refer to the original Chinese article)