Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured at Heilongjiang Women's Prison Hospital
(Minghui.org) Heilongjiang Women's Prison has sent healthy Falun Gong practitioners to its prison hospital in order to torture them physically and mentally. The prison orders inmates, especially those serving long sentences, to torture Falun Gong practitioners. Such inmates will go far to abuse and torture practitioners in order to please the prison authorities. Since Zhao Huihua was appointed as the warden of the tenth division in 2008, she has used term reductions as bait to instigate Wang Xinhua and other inmates to brutally torture practitioners.
1. Ms. Li Yushu's Throat Injured by Forced Feeding; Head Injury Requires Five Stitches
Ms. Li Yushu was a secretary for the Education Committee of Amuer Forestry Bureau in Daxinganling. After she started to practice Falun Gong in 1996, many illnesses she had suffered disappeared. She became very healthy. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Jiagedaqi in May 2002. In January 2003, she was transferred to the training division of Heilongjiang Women's Prison. In March 2003, she was transferred to the first division. Now she is being detained in the tenth division, which is the sick inmate division.
Ms. Li has been detained for ten years. During that time, she has gone on hunger strikes to protest the persecution and been inhumanly tortured. She was confined in a cold “small cell” one Chinese New Year. Inmates often beat her because she studies the Fa or practices the exercises. One day, Xing Guohui, Li Yingli, and other inmates beat her because she did the exercises. Her chest and arms were injured. Wang Xinhua once grabbed her hair and hit her head against the wall several times, until other inmates finally stopped her.
One day when Wang Xinhua force-fed Ms. Li, she used chopsticks to push food into her mouth and down her throat. When Wang Xinhua yanked the chopsticks out, they broke and stabbed into Ms. Li's throat, which started to bleed. Wang Xinhua often did not wash the utensils used for force-feeding. Buns used for force-feeding were soaked for several days. She often bound Ms. Li with a rope, stuffed her mouth with a rag used to clean toilets, and left her on the floor alone in a room that did not have a monitoring camera.
Wang Xinhua also beat and tortured other Falun Gong practitioners. She died in her 50s of leukemia in 2011.
In the middle of July 2012, warden Zhang Huihua, team leader Dai Ying, and other guards instigated Zhang Fangjing and over ten other inmates to force feed Ms. Li Yushu and Ms. Li Peixian, who had been on hunger strikes for a long time. They searched their belongings and hacked off their hair. They also hit and kicked the two practitioners and printed the character for “prisoner” on all their clothes as well as their bed sheets and quilt covers. To protest this indignity, the two practitioners did not wear the clothes with “prisoner” printed on them. They had to go to the bathroom in just their underwear. The inmates laughed at them.
On August 23, 2012, Ms. Li Yushu was transferred to Room 308 in the prison hospital. The prison ordered Li Tongtong and Hao Danjun to torture her both physically and mentally. The two inmates followed Ms. Li everywhere and often hit and kicked her. Ms. Li often shouted: “Falun Dafa is good!” and “Someone hit me.” Later on, Mo Li replaced Li Tongtong.
As a result of this torment, Ms. Li had symptoms of a heart attack, so the guards sent her to the prison hospital for treatment. She was given an intravenous injection against her will and drugs were added to the food that she was force-fed. Ms. Li developed edema. Inmate nurse Zhang gave her more injections, and Ms. Li got worse and worse. Finally, Ms. Li was transferred back to the Tenth Division from the hospital at the end of December 2012, some four months later.
On December 30, 2012, Ms. Li was pushed down on the floor in the bathroom by Liu Yanping and other inmates because she talked to another practitioner in the bathroom. The crash when she fell was very loud. Even people in the cell heard it. Ms. Li fainted and did not regain consciousness for some time. The back of her head was cut and bleeding, so she was taken to the hospital. Five stitches were needed to close the wound on her head.
2. Ms. Hu Aiyun Beaten Until She Fainted
Ms. Hu Aiyun was born in 1966 and lived on Xuanhua Street in the Nangang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had severe heart problems and easily fainted. She also had a short temper. After she started to practice Falun Gong in 1997, her illness symptoms disappeared, she was full of energy, and she began to treat others kindly. She made a complete change. Ms. Hu was arrested by the Harbin Police Department on June 21, 2003. She was sent to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison on May 12, 2004. The following is an account of persecution she has suffered recently.
On November 15 and 16, 2012, when no guard was present, inmates Wang Wei, Sun Xiaodi, and Li Dandan put a prison uniform on Ms. Hu against her will. They tied her hands and feet with ropes and stuffed her mouth with toilet paper. Wang abused Ms. Hu and hacked off her hair with scissors. She also punched Ms. Hu in the head and face and stomped on her ankles. Ms. Hu was then left on the cold floor. Wang shouted that she could leave Ms. Hu tied up as long as she wanted. Ms. Hu was tortured until 9 p.m. She had symptoms of a heart attack and her hands cramped.
On November 21, 2012, Wang Wei and Li Kun grabbed Ms. Hu's hair and beat her because she refused to be force-fed. She fainted, so Wang Wei stabbed her with a needle and woke her up. Ms. Hu could not get up for two days. Wang Wei said, “This is the sick inmate division. It is normal if a couple of inmates die.”
On December 6, 2012, Bai Yingxian, warden of Heilongjiang Women's Prison, and Zhao Huihua went to the prison hospital for an inspection. Ms. Hu managed to escape from her cell to tell them what was happening and submitted written documents. She was transferred to a big group on the third floor in the Tenth Division that day. The room held about 20 people.
As another example of persecution, inmate Li Jingfu often tortures Falun Gong practitioners. She has stripped off their clothes and written the character for “prisoner” on their bodies. She also beats them. She now has late-term uterine cancer. Her hair all fell out within a few months.
These are just a few examples of how Falun Gong practitioners are tortured in the Prison Hospital of Heilongjiang Women's Prison. The hospital still instigates inmate nurses to torture practitioners.
This is what is happening to Falun Gong practitioners in Heilongjiang Women's Prison. Please help to stop this prison and its hospital from committing crimes.
Heilongjiang Women's Prison:
Bai Yingxian, warden: +86-451-86639099
Shi Genghui, deputy warden: +86-451-86639066
Zhao Huihua, warden of the Tenth Division: +86-13904613227(Cell)
Please refer to the original Chinese text for more names and telephone numbers.