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Practitioners Suffer Cruel Treatment in the Jinzhou City Detention Center

August 13, 2014 |   By a Minghui correspondent from Liaoning Province, China

(Minghui.org) Far away from the city, in a quiet area is the Jinzhou City Detention Center, where cruel treatment of Falun Gong practitioners is secretly committed.

I. Torture of Ms. Zhou Yuzhen and Ms. Wang Yanqiu

Practitioners Ms. Zhou Yuzhen and Ms. Wang Yanqiu were arrested on July 23, 2013 for distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs in front of the Jinzhou City Children's Park. They were taken to the Jinzhou City Detention Center.

They were tortured with a method called “big hangup.” Both of their hands were tied to a window bar, with their toes barely touching the ground.

Torture illustration: Big hangup

When visiting the two practitioners, their families found them in poor health. Ms. Zhou had developed high blood pressure, while Ms. Wang not only developed high blood pressure, but was also diagnosed with a tumor in her uterus (leiomyoma) and severe anemia.

Ms. Wang’s lawyer visited her in the detention center on November 5, 2013. He noticed that her face was very pale. Therefore, he and her sister went to see judge Pan Lili at the Guta Court. The judge agreed that if the detention center was willing to write a letter stating that Ms. Wang was indeed very ill, she could delay her trial or release her on medical parole. The detention center authorities refused to write a letter when contacted by Ms. Wang's sister, claiming that there were people who were in worse condition than Ms. Wang in the detention center.

Illegal Sentencing

Ms. Zhou Yuzhen and Ms. Wang Yanqiu were illegally sentenced to four years at the Liaoning Women's Prison by the Guta Court during January 2014.

On arrival at the prison, both practitioners were diagnosed with being below the basic prison health standards for acceptance. Therefore, the prison authorities refused to accept them.

The families of both practitioners tried to have them released on medical parole. However the detention center, the Guta Court, and the 610 Office refused to release them. They are still being held at the Jinzhou Detention Center.

II. Torture of Mr. Wang Lin and Ms. Wang Guixia

Mr. Wang Lin and Ms. Wang Guixia were arrested at a residential area for distributing materials about the persecution of Falun Gong on October 18, 2013. They were taken to the Jinzhou Detention Center by officers Bai Ning and Li Meishan from the Jinzhou City Police Department.

The guard demanded that several practitioners, including Ms. Wang, take a blood test on October 21, 2013. Ms. Wang, who is in her 70’s, refused. She told the guard that she was a practitioner. Therefore, the guard slapped her twice. On the way to her cell, Ms. Wang talked to a guard about Falun Gong. The deputy director of the detention center, Wu Yan, in return slapped her four times.

Torture illustration: Tied up in four directions

Ms. Wang was locked in a small cell for eight days. Her hands and feet were cuffed to the bed rail and stretched in four directions for about eight days. Her legs became stiff and numb and her arms were in great pain. She also had abdominal pain and felt dizzy. Her mouth was dry and she could barely talk. Her body began to twitch and she could not walk. The police demanded 50,000 yuan for her release. She was carried home by her son.

Mr. Wang Lin, refused to be labeled a criminal by not wearing the prison uniform. He was first beaten with an electrical baton and then was cuffed in the stretching position on the bed for at least 40 days. Inmates were assigned to catch his urine and stools with plastic bags.

Mr. Wang’s family went to the Supervision Department of the Jinzhou City Procuratotate to sue the detention center. However, Luan, the director, said that the torture method used on Mr. Wang was routinely used on people who do not cooperate.”

Mr. Wang is still being held at the detention center and forced to perform hard labor.