Female Practitioners Tortured at Longquan Women's Prison
(Minghui.org) The Longquan Women’s Prison in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, is notorious for its torture and violent treatment of Falun Gong practitioners, while trying to force them to give up their beliefs. The prison staff continually persecutes Falun Gong practitioners, but do so secretly to prevent exposure of their misdeeds to the public.
The limited information which follows was acquired despite strict controls in the prisons:
Ms. Peng Shiqiong from Huaying City was arrested on May 9, 2017, and sentenced to three years of imprisonment in November 2017. She is currently imprisoned at the No. 4 Division of Longquan Women’s Prison and being brutally tortured for persisting in following her belief in Falun Dafa. She was forced to stand in the hallway for a long time every day, causing her legs to swell badly. She fell to the ground and fainted at least once.
The guards asked some prisoners to sleep during the daytime so they could deprive Ms. Peng of sleep at night. As soon as Ms. Peng fell asleep, a prisoner would wake her up. Prisoner Yu Longzhen was sent to watch Ms. Peng and she accidentally dropped a bottle of pills she was suspected of giving to Ms. Peng. Yu panicked and quickly hid the bottle.
Ms. Liu Hui, a teacher from Chengdu City, was illegally sentenced to three years of imprisonment by the Qingyang District Court in July 2017. She was imprisoned on March 21, 2018, at the No. 4 division of Longquan Women’s Prison. Ms. Liu was force-fed for over two months, and her nose became badly swollen from the frequent feeding tube insertions, making it hard for her to breathe. Two prisoners are currently monitoring her in the prison cell.
Ms. Tang Yunxia from the Chenghua District of Chengdu City was illegally sentenced to five years of imprisonment on June 6, 2016, and has since been in the prison’s No. 4 Division. She was forced to stand for long periods of time for refusing to give up her belief in Falun Gong.
Ms. Ding Hui, an accountant from Chengdu City, has been imprisoned in the No. 4 Division for a few years. She was tall and strong when first imprisoned, but after a few years of torture, she became very thin and frail. She now has to use the restroom over 70 times a day. The torture has also caused severe memory loss. She no longer remembers the names of things, for example, or incidents that recently happened.
Ms. Lan Xiaohua is imprisoned in the No. 4 Division of the prison. She has been drugged every day and is often dizzy and sleepy. The prison staff claims she has epilepsy.
Ms. Liu Xiaolin is a former teacher from Hejiang County Elementary School in Sichuan Province. He was sentenced to a five-year prison term in November 2015 for suing Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party dictator who initiated the persecution Falun Gong.
While in prison, Ms. Liu had cold water poured over her during the winter. She was also made to stand outside in the winter and deprived of food and sleep. She became very thin and absentminded due to the maltreatment. The persecution has also caused her to fear having any water on her, and she is now afraid of going to the shower room and becomes frightened when she sees water being poured.
Ms. Zhong Junfang, who is in her sixties, is from Jianwei County, Leshan City, in Sichuan Province. Ms. Zhong was detained in a forced labor camp for two years and has been sentenced to prison three times. She has spent a total of 17 years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. When she went on a hunger strike to protest the torture and mistreatment, the guards ordered two prisoners to tie her legs together and drag her around. Two prison guards then force-fed her.
The prison has continuously changed the prisoners who watched Ms. Zhong and required them to submit daily written reports of her activities.