Mr. Bao Wenju Recounts the Torture He Suffered
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bao Wenju was arrested in October 2013, and taken a brainwashing center. He has since been subjected to torture, including being force-fed with chili water and mustard oil through his nose and having cigarettes inserted into his nostrils. The police have even threatened to remove his corneas. The following is his own account.
Two vehicles, one black and one silver, both without license plates, arrived in front of my house at 8:00 a.m. on October 18, 2013. A few men got out of the cars, and claimed that they were from the Jilin City Police Department. Without showing any identification, they handcuffed me, put me in a car, covered my head with a black bag, and took me to the Zhihe Police Station, in the Chuanying District of Jilin City.
I was put on an iron chair torture device, and interrogated by two men claiming to be from the Domestic Security Division. They wanted me to reveal the names of other practitioners in my area. I was locked up in the Shahezi Brainwashing Center in Jilin City at about 6:00 p.m., and several men took turns torturing me.
Iron chair torture device used by the Chinese regime on Falun Gong practitioners
I was handcuffed, shackled and blinded before being put in a car and transferred to an unknown place at 7:00 p.m. on October 23, 2013. Two men came, one claiming to be from Domestic Security and the other from the Criminal Police. They told me that I was being interrogated. Two other men wearing white robes came in with syringes in their hands.
The police asked me if I knew what the advanced punishments were. He then said, “It's to ruin your internal organs while causing no superficial damage. If you don't tell me what I want to know, I will run an electric current through your genitals. You will be ruined and the hospital won't know why.”
Torture re-enactment: Sticking two lit cigarettes into a practitioner's nostrils and covering the mouth.
They lit seven or eight cigarettes and inserted them into my nostrils. I couldn't open my eyes and the tears came pouring down. They call this torture the “awakening.” I still didn't tell them anything, so they wrapped my head with a plastic sheet and secured it with a belt around my neck. They filled the syringes with chili pepper water and mustard oi, and injected them into my nose. Two men held my head so I couldn't move.
They told me that they wanted it to be worse than death for me. One of them pried open my eyelid and said that he wanted to take a look at my cornea. I said, “So taking body parts from living Falun Gong practitioners is true?” He told me, “I am not joking. The cornea in your left eye looks fine.” The torture continued for another two hours.
I was transferred to the Jilin City Detention Center on October 25, 2013. There I had to work from 6:00 a.m. to after 6:00 p.m. I only got to rest during mealtime. I had to do heavy work with tin, which is a heavy metal that is toxic. I sat on my bed, and my hands barely stopped working. It was extremely exhausting and I only got a bowl of porridge at noontime.
I was transferred to the Shahezi Brainwashing Center on November 22, 2013. Each day I had to watch videos that defamed Falun Gong with two people sitting next to me, watching me. They tried to force me to write five guarantee statements to slander Teacher and Falun Dafa, or I would be given a long sentence and could not go home.
Other Falun Gong practitioners tortured in the Shahezi Brainwashing Center include Ms. Han Fenghua from Jilin City, Mr. Lin Songtao from Yushu, Mr. Fu Hongwei from Shulan, He Lichong from Huadian City, Jin Zhixin, Ms. Zhang Yan, Ms. Gao Defen, Ms. Qin Cuiping, Chu Fanwen, Ms. Wang Guilan, and several others.
Parties involved in the persecution: Bai Yan (白岩), head of Jilin City 610 Office Wang Honghai (王洪海), head of Huadian City 610 Office, 86-15124451588 (Cell)