(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) employs a wide range of tactics to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief, including torture and other abuses.

Guards at Futian Detention Center shaved Ms. Zhong Ping’s head and paraded her around each cell with her hands and feet shackled. She was brutally beaten because she refused to sign an interrogation record or have her fingerprints taken. She has been on a hunger strike for a month and was subjected to force-feeding.

Ms. Zhong was arrested when she was visiting another Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Hu Liwen, in July 2018. Police ransacked both of their homes and took them to the Nanshang Detention Center.

Beaten by Her Husband

Ms. Zhong is from Guangdong Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1999, and her health and character improved as a result.

When former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, her husband feared being implicated and ordered her to give up her belief, but she refused.

When Ms. Zhong was detained at the local police station, her husband told the officers to leave, shut the door, and started beating her up. At one point, he threw an ashtray at her. The officers waiting outside were worried that he might kill her, so they burst into the room and stopped him. With no alternative, Ms. Zhong had to divorce him.

Previous Detentions in a Brainwashing Center and Forced Labor Camp

In June 2006, Ms. Zhong was taken to the Lixi Brainwashing Center (officially known as a “legal education school”) in Shenzhen.

One day, Ms. Zhong noticed that the soup had a strong medicinal smell. She asked the inmate who brought it in why the soup smelled that way. The inmate seemed lost for words and didn't say anything.

Another practitioner, Ms. Zhang Fuying, was poisoned and died in this brainwashing center. Ms. Zhong recalled that she still felt very weak and awful a few months after she was released.

Ms. Zhong was given two years of forced labor in 2008 and held in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp in Guangdong Province.

Highly Regarded by Manager

Ms. Zhong spent two years in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp in Guangdong Province.

After her release in 2010, she found a job as an administrative assistant. The job was tough, and she had to work weekends. The pay was low, but she didn't complain. She always asked to work weekends so others could have the weekends off.

Part of her job included collecting the rent every month from market stall owners. Some stall owners didn't pay the full amount, while others said they needed more time. Whether the rent could go into the company's account accurately and on time all depended on the payee's responsibility.

After a while, Ms. Zhong's manager said, “As long as Zhong Ping is here, there will be no problems.”

When Ms. Zhong bought things from the market, she always paid the full amount and didn't take advantage of the stall owners, unlike many others in her role. The stall owners and her colleagues held her in high regard.