Beatings and Torture in Gansu Province Women's Prison
(Minghui.org) The following Falun Gong practitioners have been brutally beaten and tortured in the Gansu Province Women's Prison since 2011. Inmates were instigated by the guards to carry out the abuse.
Ms. Liu Guihua: Beaten Viciously
Ms. Liu Guihua from Dunhuang City, was not permitted to use the toilet and thus soiled her pants. Prisoner Lu Yan punched her eyes and prisoners kicked her stomach. While torturing her, they stuffed a towel into her mouth to keep her from making a sound.
She was injured from the torture, yet she was made to work overtime.
Ms. Zhou Shufang: Stripped of Clothes
Guard Ding Haiyan ordered prisoner Fu Cai to strip Ms. Zhou Shufang of her clothes to humiliate her. The inmates demanded that she curse the founder of Falun Gong and the practice. She refused and the inmates slapped her face.
Ms. Han Zhongcui Beaten
Ms. Han Zhongcui was tortured because she refused to give up her belief. About six inmates beat her, did not allow her to use the restroom and deprived her of sleep for more than 20 days. The prisoner who was the most vicious tormentors of Ms. Hanwas Yang Lin.
Ms. Zhang Caiqin: Dirty Water Poured Over Head
Ms. Zhang Caiqin was sentenced to a four-year prison term. Inmate Mei Ju in her cell was very vicious, beat Ms. Zhang with her shoes and kicked her chest and lower body. The inmates also poured water they used to wash their feet over her head. Once, Mei Ju kicked Ms. Zhang's waist.
As ordered by guard Luo Yaqin, inmate Yuan Xueying demanded that prisoner Liu Lifang torture Ms. Zhang. Liu kicked Ms. Zhang's mouth and other parts of her body. Ms. Zhang's teeth were broken and her mouth was full of blood.
A sympathetic inmate gave Ms. Zhang some hot water, but prisoner Yuan Xueying stopped Ms. Zhang from drinking it.
Inmate Lu Haiyan demanded that Ms. Zhang memorize a book in one month although Ms. Zhang is illiterate. Lu pinched and beat her because she could not recite the book.
The prison provided better food than usual on October 1, 2012, and Ms. Zhang took a little more food. Inmate Lu told inmate Bi Zhiye to beat and kick her private parts. In the evening, prisoner Ma Guofang poured some liquid on Ms. Zhang's bed, which she claimed to be urine. Ma, Mei, and Lu beat her again.