(Minghui.org) Ward 9 of Xinxiang City Women's Prison in Henan Province has specifically been set up to detain and persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Yang Aiqing is the captain of the ward. Yang and the guards use various torture methods in attempts to force practitioners to renounce Falun Gong.

Ms. Wang Wanrong Locked in Solitary Confinement

Ms. Wang Wanrong, over 60, used to work at Nanyang City Oil Field. She was sentenced to five years in prison and transferred to Ward 9 in October 2013.

To protest her illegal arrest and sentencing, Ms. Wang refused to wear the prison uniform or to have her hair cut. Yang Aiqing then ordered five or six inmates to hold her down, cut her hair and put the uniform on her.

Ms. Wang after that was locked in a small cell for three months and tortured. When she went on a hunger strike, the guards ordered inmates to hold Ms. Wang and shove tubes down her nose and into her stomach to force-feed her. They did this three times a day until Ms. Wang's nose was too swollen and her esophagus was damaged.

Ms. Wang, even in her condition, was still locked in solitary confinement for 20 more days. On one of the days, six or seven inmates were sent to her cell to beat her.

Ms. Wang was later locked in solitary confinement whenever it was a “sensitive” day. (Sensitive days are days that the Chinese regime believes protests and resistance will be higher, such as the anniversary of a large protest.) She was locked in a small cell again in September, with her arms and legs cuffed together and a helmet over her head so that only her mouth was exposed.

Ms. Wang Yumei Tortured

Ms. Wang Yumei, 69, is from Zhengzhou City. She was sent to the prison's hospital for a checkup and diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. The guards then had inmates force-feed her drugs. Their rough treatment injured her arms.

Ms. Wang went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and they knocked her teeth out while force feeding her.

The guards once tried to force Ms. Wang to sign a document. When she refused, she was locked in solitary confinement for a week.

Ms. Fan Jinping Fed Unknown Drugs

Ms. Fan Jinping, 60, is from Nanyang City. She was taken to Ward 9 on August 29, 2013. She was forced to watch programs that slandered Falun Gong all day.

The guards also had inmates put unknown drugs into Ms. Fan's meals, making her always feel weak and have headaches. She discovered what they were doing and exposed it, and the guards finally stopped the drugging.

Parties involved in the persecution:Zhang Chuansheng (张传胜), warden of Xinxiang City Women's PrisonYang Aiqing (杨爱青), captain of Ward 9 of the prisonZhao Yuchun (赵玉春), deputy captain of Ward 9 of the prisonYang Yuanyuan (杨缓缓), team leader of Team 2Du Mei (独梅), guard of Team 2Tong Guorong (仝国荣), director of the Jail Cult Office