Torture of Women

In the persecution of Falun Gong in China, far from being shielded from the violence because of their gender, women have often been singled out for even greater brutality than men.

Of the 3,294 confirmed death cases, over half (53.4%) are women. Women are routinely beaten, shocked with electric batons, and subjected to other extreme types of physical torture just like the men, but in addition to that, they are also frequently sexually assaulted by the police and labor camp guards. Against these assaults, the women have little protection, for there is no law or justice in China's penal system for those who have been targeted for eradication by the Communist Party.