(Minghui.org) Ms. Dai Lixia, a 59-year-old Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested seven times, sentenced to three years of forced labor, and to a three-year prison term. She recounts her persecution history:

Sitting on a Small Stool Torture

I was sentenced to 3 years in prison and taken to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison in November 2011.

Photo: Heilongjiang Women's Prison

Besides brainwashing, I was forced to sit on a small stool from 5 a.m. to midnight or 1 a.m. daily for 5 months.

Torture Re-enactment: Sitting on a small stool for long hours

Inmate Fu Bo, assigned to monitor me, made sure that I did not fall asleep and took a portion of my food.

Although I was transferred to a different team in the same ward after five months and to another ward after one year, I still had to constantly sit on the small stool.

Ms. Dai's buttocks was injured from sitting on the stool for long periods, and her legs were still numb one year after her release from prison.

I was released on June 9, 2014.

Tortured in Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp

I was sentenced to three years of forced labor at the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp on January 6, 2003.

Guard Liu Yadong and Zhang Xiaodan shocked me with electrical batons. They made a great effort to have me give up Falun Gong. Liu tied my hands behind my back with one hand crossed over a shoulder and one hand down, for about 40 or 50 minutes. He also verbally abused me.

Torture Re-enactment: Handcuffing Behind the Back with One Hand Crossed Over a Shoulder

Guards demanded that I write statements that slander Falun Gong in June, 2003. Since I refused, I was beaten for over an hour and then tied to a metal bed around the clock for 26 days.

I was not allowed to groom myself, such as wash my face or brush my teeth for over two weeks

Torture Re-enactment: Cuffed to metal bed

Key Summaries of Ms. Dai's Persecution

February, 2000:I was sentenced to more than two months at a detention center for going to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. I was released after police extorted 6,000 yuan from my family.

June, 2000:I was told by officer Li Zhong to go to the Jiamusi Police Department Xiangyang Branch. On arrival, I was arrested and detained for 25 days in a detention center.

Fourteen days later:I was arrested for talking to a practitioner by a police officer from the Changsheng Police Station and detained for 23 days.

Seven days later:I was arrested during a wave of arrests of practitioners and detained in a detention center for 17 days because Jiang Zemin was expected to visit Jiamusi City.

December 12, 2002:Six practitioners and I were arrested and my home was ransacked. I was tied to an iron chair for one and a half days in the Police Department, and hen taken to a detention center. I was transferred to the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp 26 days later.

Torture Re-enactment: Tied to an iron chair

April 6, 2008:I was arrested for distributing Falun Gong materials and released after they extorted 2,000 yuan from my family.

June 10, 2011I was arrested when preparing food for students at Jianxin Middle School, Shuangyashan City. After being detained in the Jiamusi Detention Center for five months, I was sentenced to five years in prison and taken to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison.

Participants in the persecution of Ms. Dai:Chen Wanyou (陈万友), officer from the Jiamusi Police DepartmentZhang Hongyu (张宏宇), officer from the Jamusi Police Department Domestic Security DivisionWang Yujun (王玉君), political commissar from the Jamusi Police DepartmentFu Bo (付博), inmate in the Heilongjiang Women's PrisonCui Rongli (崔荣利), officer from the Jiamusi Police Department Xiangyang BranchLiu Yadong (刘亚东), Zhang Xiaodan (张小丹), Gao Xiaohua (高小华), Heqiang (何强), Mu Zhenjuan (穆振娟), guards from the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp