Methods of Torture Used on Falun Gong Practitioners at the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center (Photos)
(Minghui.org) The Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center is where many female Falun Dafa practitioners were illegally detained in 2002. During the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the camp guards, devoid of conscience, subjected practitioners to intense torture and brainwashing in order to meet the “transformation” quota set by their superiors. All practitioners who refused to renounce their belief in Falun Gong were sent to the basement and brutally tortured.
The camp officials and guards employed more than 100 different types of torture, including the death bed, hanging up by handcuffs, ground shackles, beating with electric batons, dumping urine and feces over the victim, putting live mice into their clothes, striping them naked, and shackling them to a metal gate with electricity running through it.
Hand hanging by handcuffs
Half squatting with both hands cuffed behind the back
Hanging with both hands cuffed behind the back
Torture re-enactment: Freezing. Victim is cuffed behind the back and hung outdoors during the coldest months of the winter, with only her toes touching the ground, for long periods of time. Cold water is poured over the person beforehand.
Hung on a beam
Shackled to a metal gate
Tied up and beaten
Torture re-enactment: Iron Chair. The victim is taken to a small cell and bound to an iron chair, her body held in place by a metal bar reinforced with chains.
Shackled to the ground
Shackled to the ground and shocked with electric batons
Torture re-enactment: The death bed, also called “high space.” The victim is shackled to a metal bed and striped naked. The guards sometimes shock victim in the breasts and private parts with electric batons.
Electrified while hanging. The victim is hung by both hands, her feet touching the floor, which is wet with water. An electric circuit sends electricity through her body.
Carrying a water basin on the head. The victim is shackled to the ground with a basin full of water on her head. She is beaten if she spills any water.
Putting mice inside the clothes. The victim is chained in her bare feet to a mat with spikes. Live mice are put inside her clothes and she is beaten if she screams.
Covered with urine and feces. The victim is shackled to the ground while the guards dump a bucket full of urine and feces over her head. The bucket is left on her head while she is shocked with multiple electric batons.
Ghost Haircut. The victim is given an uneven haircut with shaved patches showing her scalp.
Stepping over the head. Guards and criminal inmates, with either one or both legs, step over the victim's head. This is extremely insulting.
List of camp officials and guards (from 2002):
Chen Guiqing, deputy director
Zhang Ping, team lead
Zhao Wei, lead of Squad No. 1
Liu Wei, assistant lead of Squad No. 1
Ning Lixin, political director of Squad No. 1
Li Quanming, lead of Squad No. 2
Wang Limei, assistant lead of Squad No. 2
Zhang Li, political director of Squad No. 2