Ms. Liu Yanming Tortured at Liaoning Women’s Prison and Pressured to Renounce Her Faith
(Minghui.org) The Liaoning Women’s Prison has actively participated in the persecution policy against Falun Gong since the campaign was launched in 1999. The prison authorities devised a series of torture methods to force practitioners into giving up their beliefs.
Ms. Liu Yanming, 64, a resident of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, is serving a four-year term in the prison. She was arrested on August 31, 2017 and sentenced to prison in April 2018.
After being transferred to the prison's “Correction Ward” in October 2018, Ms. Liu was subjected to the following tortures aimed to break her will.
1. Stripped and Humiliated
Two guards ordered three inmates to strip off her clothing, and then took photos of her. They claimed that they would upload the pictures to the Internet, show them to her son, and label her as being mentally ill.
2. Denied Use of Restroom
Ms. Liu was monitored by three inmates, who verbally abused her around the clock and didn't allow her to use the bathroom. She was forced to relieve herself in her pants.
3. Force-fed with Unknown Drugs
The guards force-fed her with unknown drugs, using the excuse that she had high blood pressure. They used a bamboo plate to pry open her mouth. Her teeth were damaged and loosened during the force feedings.
4. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation is another torture she was subjected to. The inmates woke her up every few minutes at night, leaving her unable to sleep.
5. Exposure to Cold
Ms. Liu was given only a very thin layer of clothing when the average temperature in Liaoning in October was 50-60°F.
Forced to Renounce Belief Against Her Will
After 40 days of intense persecution, Ms. Liu was in a delirious state and was forced to sign a prison-prepared document renouncing her belief. She is now being held at the prison's No. 4 Ward.