Hebei Woman Force-fed Feces in Detention, Recounts Ordeal in Criminal Complaint Against Former Dictator
(Minghui.org) A Ren County resident filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin in June 2015, accusing the former Chinese dictator of initiating the persecution of Falun Gong that resulted in her suffering over the past 17 years.
Because Ms. Zhang Junxiao refused to renounce her faith and resisted the persecution, she was arrested six times between 1999 and 2011, incarcerated for a total of four-plus years, tortured to near death multiple times, and fined a total of 14,000 yuan. What follows are details of what she endured.
First Two Arrests
Ms. Zhang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, the day the persecution began. The police arrested her and detained her for 70 days. In September the police arrested her and incarcerated her for three months. She was fined a total of 5,000 yuan for the two arrests.
Third Arrest Followed by Forced Labor
Ms. Zhang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong again in July 2000. She was arrested by police and put in a Ren County detention center. When she refused to memorize the rules in the center, she was forced to kneel on concrete for hours under the scorching sun. When she studied the teachings of Falun Gong, the guards beat and kicked her.
The police interrogated her by hitting her with a broomstick until it broke, and then continued with a belt. The police put her in a forced labor camp.
The day she got to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp, the guards handcuffed her to the ground and tortured her for three days. Several of them took turns shocking her with electric batons. She was then handcuffed to a bed frame and not allowed to use the toilet. The cuffs cut into her flesh and damaged her nerves.
The guards locked her in solitary confinement and force-fed her. Her nose constantly bled due to the feeding tube being roughly inserted. To humiliate her, the guards jammed used tissue paper with menstrual blood into her mouth. It didn't stop there. They also smeared feces in her mouth with a stick. One time a guard and a prisoner held her down, pried her mouth open, and poured feces into her mouth.
Not surprisingly, Ms. Zhang constantly had diarrhea and fever. The guards still forced her to watch videos slandering Falun Gong from 4:00 a.m. to midnight, sitting still on a small stool.
After all these tactics failed to change Ms. Zhang's mind about her belief, the guards had her carry a heavy bag of dirt in and out of the labor camp during the day and stand still holding 40 pounds of dirt in a bag in the evening. At night, she was not allowed to sleep, and had to stand shirtless on a lawn swarming with mosquitoes.
Released on the Verge of Death
One day a practitioner wiped off slanderous words from a wall. The guards beat all the practitioners with batons and jammed towels dipped in excrement into their mouths. The practitioners then went on a hunger strike. The guards, believing that Ms. Zhang had instigated the strike, dragged her into an isolated room and shocked her with electric batons.
The endless tortures took a toll on Ms. Zhang's health, and she was on the verge of death. The camp authorities, not wanting to be held responsible for her death in the camp, released her in November 2001.
Fourth Arrest Leads to More Torture
A little more than a year later, in October 2002, the police tried to arrest Ms. Zhang at her home late at night. She escaped and was forced to live with her relatives for a few days. The day after she returned home, the police came again at night, arrested her, and took her straight to a forced labor camp.
The guards beat her and deprived her of sleep for days because she tried to do the Falun Gong exercises. One day two guards fastened her hands to two metal rings anchored to the ground and had several inmates stand on her so that she couldn't move. A team lead surnamed Wang then wrapped a hand-cranked telephone cord around her toes. They cranked the phone and shocked her with two electric batons at the same time. They didn't stop until the phone quit working.
On an extremely cold day, after torturing her for the entire day, six guards took Ms. Zhang to a graveyard at around midnight. They handcuffed her to a tree and left her.
Seeing that she wasn't afraid, two guards came and threatened to throw her into a nearby river. Ms. Zhang still refused to renounce her practice. The guards began hitting her with tree branches. When she was back in her cell, the guards poured cold water on her and left a fan on to freeze her.
The guards routinely tortured Ms. Zhang by burning her with cigarettes, sticking burning cigarettes into her mouth, and smashing her knee caps with wooden batons. When she went on a hunger strike to protest the abuse, the guards tied her down and force-fed her every day until she was too weak to take care of herself.
The guards then called her family to take her home, not wanting her to die in the camp. She was released in January 2003.
Most Recent Two Arrests
The police arrested Ms. Zhang and two other practitioners five years later, in April 2008. They were tortured in Xingtai Brainwashing Center for two months. Ms. Zhang was released because she was unable to take care of herself.
Ms. Zhang's most recent arrest was in October 2011, when she was tortured in Xingtai Brainwashing Center. She was fined a total of 9,000 yuan for the last two arrests.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners during the past 17 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.
Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.