Torture Methods Adopted in Jiangxi Prisons Aim to Force Falun Gong Practitioners into Giving Up Their Faith
This report looks into Jiangxi Province Women’s Prison and Jiangxi Province Men’s Prison, where the authorities use every means possible to try to “transform the imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners,” meaning to torture them into submission and renouncing their faith.
A Falun Gong practitioner imprisoned for his faith became incapacitated after suffering a stroke in 2019. The prison didn't send him to the hospital until August 2020. He was shackled during the entire month of hospitalization. His family has been given the runaround while applying for medical parole for their loved one.
According to information collected by the Minghui.org website, 463 Falun Gong practitioners were arrested and 721 harassed for their faith in the month of August 2020. Sixty-six of those targeted were between 65 and 86, including 42 arrested and 24 harassed. Twenty-three were in their 80s. The practitioners came from all walks of life, including engineers, teachers, and government employees.
"The persecution of faith is very inhumane. It deprives people of their freedom of expression and freedom of belief.”
Falun Dafa practitioners recently held activities to clarify the facts in downtown Vienna. They set up a tent and a photo exhibition to introduce Falun Dafa and expose the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution.
Once imprisoned and tortured for seven years, a 74-year-old retired middle school teacher in Shanghai is again facing trial for his faith in Falun Gong.