(Minghui.org) During the World War II, Japanese invaders implemented a policy of “burn it all, kill them all, loot it all” in China. The policy is well known to Chinese as Sanguang (“three things completely gone”). The nationwide persecution of Falun Gong employed a similar mantra: “Ruin their reputations, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically.”

All kinds of torture were used on Falun Gong practitioners, attempting to force them to give up their belief. One of them was a different kind of Sanguang : pulling out the beard, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Sometimes that also included pubic hair.

Dr. Shao Chengluo, an elderly Chinese medicine doctor from Liuting Street in Zhao Village in the Chengyang District of Qingdao City, Shandong Province, is well respected for his kindness and superb medical skills. For practicing Falun Gong, Dr. Shao was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was subjected to 150 kinds of torture in Shandong Prison.

Qi Dongxing, an inmate convicted of murder, ordered inmate Xue Aisheng to sit on Dr. Shao and ordered several others to pull out Dr. Shao's hair. They ended up pulling out all of his whiskers, eyebrows, and eyelashes and a third of the hair on his head. One of them yelled, “The Chinese Communist Party also has a Sanguang policy! We are giving you a taste of it!”

Similar torture was carried out in other prisons, although it was given no particular label. For example, Mr. Liu Xifeng, a Falun Gong practitioner and middle school teacher in Shenzhen, was interrogated by police officers on April 10, 2002.

One officer slapped Mr. Liu in the face repeatedly, and then wrapped his head up with sticky tape, leaving only a little slit so that he could breathe. They ordered Mr. Liu to answer their questions. When he refused, they yanked off some of the tape, which pulled off Mr. Liu's hair, eyebrows and whiskers by the roots. It was very painful. They repeatedly wrapped his head with sticky tape and tore it off.

Pulling someone's hair out is not only a brutal physical torture, but also a form of humiliation.

In Shandong Prison, inmates pulled out Dr. Shao Chenluo's whiskers and his pubic hair.

Mr. Tang Xuexian in Lanshan County, Hunan Province, has been arrested seven times and sentenced to five years in prison for practicing Falun Gong.

Peng Chunsheng and Wu Hongwei, both guards in Wangling Prison in You County, had Yuan Yang, a big inmate, drink a lot of alcohol and ordered him to torture Mr. Tang at night. Yuan assaulted Mr. Tang in bed and tortured him for two hours.

He got on top of Mr. Tang and leaned his elbow on his chest, making it painful and difficult for Mr. Tang to breathe. He pulled off Mr. Tang's underwear, pressed his knees against Mr. Tang's thighs, and pinched and pulled Tang's penis. Then he pulled out all of Mr. Tang's pubic hair and forced them into Mr. Tang's mouth.

Mr. Yun Fuqi, a Falun Gong in Fangzheng County, Heilongjiang Province, was taken to the First Detention Center of Fangzheng County in May 2008. Inmates kicked Mr. Yun to the floor in front of the jailers. One of them pulled off Mr. Yun's underwear. They pulled out his pubic hair and armpit hair, and forced him to swallow it.

Mr. Zhang Qingshu, a Falun Gong practitioner in Shiba Village, Hesheng Township, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was held in Xinhua Forced Labor Camp in Mianyang. He was forced to sit straight and still with his hands on his knees for extended periods of time. Inmates pulled out his whiskers, armpit hair, and pubic hair, and stuck them on the the backs of his hands. They also pounded Mr. Zhang's fingers with metal rods.

Female Falun Gong practitioners were also tortured like this. For example, Ms. Ren Ping from Langfang City, Hebei Province, was held in Kaiping Women's Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan for 13 months. Guards Yan Hongli, Wang Yuhua, Jia Fengwei, and Liu Xiujuan broke into Ms. Ren's cell and beat her until her nose bled. They pulled out a lot of her hair. Head guard Yan Hongli ordered other guards to strip Ms. Ren naked and ordered inmate Chen Yanru to pull out all of Ms. Ren's pubic hair.