Illustrations of Torture Methods Used to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners (Part III)
Torture Illustration 19: Brutal Beating
The police officers persecute female Falun Gong practitioners shamelessly. They strip off the female practitioners' clothes and then beat them. After the beating, there are cuts and bruises all over their bodies. A large number of the female practitioners are elderly women. Many female practitioners were beaten to death; however, the police told their families that they died from heart attack or made up some other stories. Sometimes, the police cremated the bodies without allowing the family members to see them.
Torture Illustration 20: Hanging Up in the Air
This is a very cruel torture. Practitioners' hands are tied with thin ropes and then they are hung up for several hours, or even several days. Sometimes, the rope was so tight it broke; and sometimes the rope cut into the flesh. Some practitioners lost consciousness while being hung up. In many cases, the practitioners were hung by their handcuffs, which caused broken bones. After the torture, some practitioners suffered injuries to their hands and arms. As a result they had difficulty using their hands and arms for a long time. Some suffered severe injury to their arms and hands, and thus became disabled.
Torture Illustration 21: Handcuffing Behind the Back with One Hand Crossed Over a Shoulder
Practitioners' hands are handcuffed behind their backs with one hand crossed over a shoulder. First, the police push practitioners down to the ground on their stomachs and then step on their backs, then pull the two handcuffs to lock them together. This causes extreme pain.
Torture Illustration 22: Sitting on a "Small Stool"
This is not an ordinary stool. There are very small squares carved or molded on the surface. The police tie the practitioners so that they can't stand up. After sitting on the stool for a while, the small squares cut into the practitioners' flesh, causing the buttocks to bleed and fester. This is a very cruel torture.
Torture Illustration 23: Deprived of Sleep, Forced to Stand
The police order criminal inmates to watch practitioners 24 hours a day. Practitioners are deprived of sleep for several consecutive days or even half a month. However, the inmates take turns resting. When practitioners are sleepy, the inmates poke them with needles. Some practitioners were stabbed so often that it resulted in severe trembling.
Torture Illustration 24: Force-Feeding with Human Feces
The police force-feed practitioner feces, and they even put feces on practitioners' bodies and on their faces.
Torture Illustration 25: "Human Pin Cushion"
Police of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, have inserted more than 100 push pins on practitioners' bodies.
Torture Illustration 26: Exposed to Extreme Weather
In temperatures of -4 to -20oF in winter, practitioners are allowed to wear only underclothes while being forced to stay outdoors for an extended period of time.
Torture Illustration 27: Water Dungeon
Practitioners were stripped naked and put in cells full of dirty water up to their chests. The cells are dark without any sunlight. The torture time is entirely according to the police officers' mood. Some practitioners were tortured to death and some practitioners' skin festered from prolonged torture.