Ongoing Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Tianjin Women’s Prison
(Minghui.org) Tianjin Women’s Prison has been participating in the persecution of Falun Gong since the Chinese communist regime launched a nationwide campaign against the mind-body practice in 1999.
The second floor of the prison is a location reserved for torturing imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to renounce their faith. The prison workshops are also located there, and the running machinery covers up the screams and noise from the torture.
The prison also holds quarterly sessions to slander Falun Gong. The inmates are ordered to monitor and torture practitioners. A few practitioners have been tortured to death, including Ms. Chen Ruiqin, and a number of other practitioners have been persecuted to the verge of death, or to mental collapse during the past years, including Ms. Xu Xueli, Ms. Yang Jian, and Ms. Zhang Yulan.
Ms. Yao Shilan, 73, from Wuqing District, Tianjin, has been watched by three inmates for a long time. She is sometimes taken out of people's sight for a while and then shows up later with bruises all over her face and body.
Prisoner Xue Lian, a murderer, was ordered to monitor Ms. Liu Ying, a U.S. Citizen in her 50s, and often scolded and bullied her. She became so weak that she had to visit the prison hospital often for treatment.
Ms. Zhao Shuzhen, in her 70s, from Wuqing District, Tianjin, was arrested on April 20, 2019 and sentenced to five years in prison in early 2020. She was taken to Tianjin Women's Prison several months ago. Two inmates closely monitored her and often severely beat her if she did not do as they wished.
Other practitioners currently held in the prison include Ms. Wang Shumin, Ms. Li Shanshan, Ms. Wang Shuyan, Ms. Dong Shuxiang, Ms. Li Jianmin, Ms. Sun Shuzhen, and Ms. Ma Shuhua.