How Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Chen Weijun Was Tortured Twenty-Nine Times
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Chen Weijun is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Nenjiang County in Heilongjiang Province. She has been held in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison in Harbin City for about three years. The tortures she has suffered there have included the following: Forced-feedings with a tube inserted into her throat or stomach for so long that green mold grew on it; being hung up by her arms, with her toes unable to touch the floor; being forced to sit for extended periods of time, being handcuffed with one arm forced over and behind the shoulder and the other arm twisted up from behind the back; being held in a small cell, and other types of brutal abuse.
Ms. Chen was arrested in February 2000 and sentenced to Qiqihar Women's Forced Labor Camp in April 2000. At the camp, brigade leader Wang Yan shocked her with electric batons. Ms. Chen was hung up, brutally force-fed and enclosed in a small cell that was one meter wide and two meters long. She was handcuffed to a ring in the ground, with insects, rats and toads living in the cell. Criminal inmate Li Xiaoyang intentionally put a big toad in the room that Ms. Chen was kept in; when she slept, it would crouch on top of her.
In July 2001, Ms. Chen was arrested by the Harbin Police Department and held at the 7th Police Branch Detention Center for over 40 days. The police released her when it appeared that she would die from the tortures. In November 2001, Chen Weijun was delivering truth clarification materials at Nenjiang Farm, but was arrested by local police officers who detained and tortured her before sending her to the 93rd Farm Bureau Detention Center in Heilongjiang Province. After her release, Ms. Chen became homeless in order to avoid persecution and arrest at home. On May 26, 2002, Ms. Chen was arrested in Jiagedaqi City. In 2002, before the Mid-Autumn Festival, the 93rd Farm Bureau Court sentenced her to 11 years in prison.
The following is a brief account of the 29 times that Ms. Chen endured torture during this brutal persecution.
1st Time: February 2002, at Nenjiang Detention Center; a person with the family name of Zhang whipped Ms. Chen with white plastic tubes, causing bruising on her body.
2nd Time: February 2002, at Nenjiang Detention Center; Center Director Gao and others repeatedly slapped Ms. Chen's face. She was forced to stand with her legs wide apart and both hands raised above her head for half an hour.
(Note: the 3rd through the 12th times took place at the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp in Qiqihar City during the year 2000)
3rd time: May 2000; group leader Wang Yan, with criminal inmates Zhang Jing and Li Xiaoyang, beat her up and shocked her with electric batons.
4th time: June 2000; police officer Wang Hui, with criminal inmates Zhang Jing, Li Xiaoyang, and He Jie, kicked Ms. Chen, punched her and dragged her around by the hair.
5th time: Police officer Wang Yan, with criminals He Jie and Zhang Jing, forced-fed Ms. Chen after she started a hunger strike. The prison doctor said, "If you vomit on me, I'll kill you."
6th Time: June 2000; police officers Wang Yan and Zhao Xiumei, with criminal inmates Zhang Jing, He Jie, and Li Xiaoyang, kicked Ms. Chen, punched her and shocked her with electric batons.
7th time: July 2000; police officers Wang Yan and Wang Hui, together with criminal inmate Zhang Jing, beat her up, force-fed her, forced her to squat for long periods of time and handcuffed her onto a bed.
8th time: July 2000; police officer Wang Xiaojuan, the prison doctor, criminal inmates He Jie, Zhang Jing, and Li Xiaoyang, kicked Ms. Chen, punched, force-fed her and handcuffed her with her arms twisted behind her back.
9th time: August 2000; police officers Wang Yan, Wang Me, Zhao Xiumei and criminal inmates He Jie, and Li Xiaoyang, shut Ms. Chen in a one-meter-wide by two-meter-long small cell and handcuffed her to a steel ring on the ground for 7 days.
10th time: August 2000; four male police officers with criminal inmates He Jie and Li Xiaoyang, punched her face, dragged her by the hair and forced her head between the limbs of a tree while binding her to another person with the same rope.
11th time: September 2000; police officer Wang Mei, with criminal inmates He Jie and Li Xiaoyang, handcuffed Ms. Chen's hands to the top of a bunk bed after twisting one arm back over her shoulder and down, while the other arm was twisted back and up from the waist, leaving only her toes touching the ground.
12th time: August 2000; police officer Wang Mei and criminal inmate Zhang Jing force-fed Ms. Chen after prying open her mouth with steel spoons. They cut her mouth and injured her teeth in the process.
13th time: July 2001, at Guxiang Detention Center in Harbin City; Ms Chen was force fed for three consecutive days by the director of the center, Wang. The dentention center doctor punched her face with both fists and criminal inmates kicked and punched her.
14th time: In late September 2001, at Guxiang Detention Center in Harbin City; the police doctor, with criminal inmates Yang Lu and Li Wan, beat Ms. Chen up during the force-feeding process until she was vomiting blood from internal bleeding.
15th time: In late November 2001, at the 93rd Farm Detention Center; police officers Yang Xiaoming, Wang Qingjun and Zuo Ke, kicked and punched Ms. Chen, and handcuffed her arms to her back with one arm pulled from over the shoulder and the other up from the waist. A broom was bound to her and she was not allowed to use the bathroom.
16th time: In early 2001, at the 93rd Farm Detention Center; the head of the detention center, some police officers and doctor Wang Jixiang, force-fed Ms. Chen while they handcuffed and shackled her feet to a ring on the ground beside the bed.
17th time: From May to June of 2001, at the 93rd Farm Detention Center; the police chief, some police officers and a doctor force-fed Ms. Chen while leaving the feeding tube inserted into her mouth all day long. They forced her to sit on a steel chair every other day for 53 days. Such a chair has an open weave and no pad.
18th time: On the Mid-August festival day in 2002, in the small cell at Harbin Women's Prison; police officer Yang Liwei beat her repeatedly.
(Note: the following tortures, 19 through 29, all happened at various locations inside the Harbin Women's Prison)
19th time: At the end of September 2002; in the small cell, five police officers and one criminal inmate kicked and punched Ms. Chen (among them were police officers Xiao Lin, Wu Xuesong and criminal inmate Wang Shurong).
20th time: In late October 2002; in the small cell, police officers beat Ms. Chen and force-fed her. The head of the prison, Zhu Shuhua, ordered her arms handcuffed to her back, and then inserted a tube into her trachea three different times while male police officers pulled her hair, causing her to faint. After she awoke, the officers inserted the tube again. Police officers Zhu Shuhua, Yang Libin, Zheng Jie, Cong Xin, Tao Dandan, Lu Jinhua, Wang Xiaoli, Wang Xing, Zhao (head of the prison hospital) and criminal inmate Shang Xiaomei were among them.
21st time: May 2003, in the 7th Prison Area; police officer Cui Yan, Wu Xuesong and criminal inmate Shang Xiaomei, force-fed Ms. Chen by inserting tubes back and forth in her stomach.
22nd time: May 2003 in the 7th Prison Area; police officers Kang Yazheng, and Cui Yan, with criminal inmates Yang Shuhua and Fu Xiuling, beat Ms. Chen up and handcuffed her arms to her back. The handcuffs were only unlocked at meal times.
23rd time: October 2003, in the 7th Prison Area; police officers Cui Yan, Jiang Xiaoli, Lin Jia, Xiao Lin, Wu Xuesong, Kang Yazheng and criminal inmates Yang Shuhua, Cui Xue, Fu Xiulin, and Zhang Yu forced Ms. Chen to suffer outside in the cold from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 7 days. They also beat her.
24th time: During November and December of 2003 in the 7th Prison Area; police officers Kang Yazheng, Wu Xuesong, Lin Jia, Jiang Wei, and criminal inmates Yang Shuhua, Hu Xiaoli, and Fu Xiulin, handcuffed Ms. Chen inside the bathroom with her arms twisted behind her back, and force-fed her there for about a month. They forced her to stand 24 hours a day, but Ms. Chen Weijun fainted several times. Then she was made to sit on the wet floor in wet clothes and shoes.
25th time: January 2004, in the 7th Prison Area; police officers Kang Yazheng, Wu Xuesong and Cui Yan, with criminal inmates Yang Shuhua, Fu Xiuli, Guo Guangying, Tao Hua, Hu Xiaoli and Wang Xuan Li, handcuffed Ms. Chen in a warehouse for one month. Other Falun Dafa practitioners were also there and were forced to sleep on the ground for a few months.
26th time: February 2004, in the 7th Prison Area; police officers Kang Yazheng, Wu Xuesong and Cui Yan, with criminal inmates Shang Xiaomei, Ren Haiyan, and Fu Xiulin, force-fed Ms. Chen. They left the feeding tube in her mouth all day long, handcuffed her and left her to sleep on the ground for a few days.
27th time: March 2004, in the 7th Prison Area; police officers Kang Yazheng, Wu Xuesong, Cuiyan, Lin Jia and criminal inmates Yang Shuhua, Fu Xiulin, Hu Xiaoli, Shang Xiaomei, Ren Haiyan, and Guo Guangying, force-fed Ms. Chen by inserting the feeding tube into her mouth. They left the tube in and changed it every 7 days. She was still living in the warehouse at that time.
28th time: On July 10, 2004, in the First Prison area, police officers Cui Hongmei and Zhou Ying, with criminal inmates Wang Botao, Bai Xiaoli, Zhang Xi, Tan Hongwei, Guan Hongying and Han Jianying, hung Ms. Chen up at the highest point of the second level bunk bed with her arms twisted and handcuffed behind her back. Only her toes touched the ground. After she fainted, they released her, and then they tied her up on the ground for another 24 hours.
29th time: On December 29, 2004, in the First Prison Area; police officers Cui Hongmei, Xia Fengying, Yu Li, Lu Cuijun, Lu Ming, Lu Heng and Yue, with criminal inmates Han Jianying, Wen Cui, Li Yanping, Zhang Xiuyuan, Sheng Qiaomei, Man Yunyue, Sun Xiuyun, Feng Xiaobo and Li Yanjin, tortured her in the same way as the 28th time.
Relevant phones numbers of the Harbin Women's Prison:
Operator: 86-451-86684001, 86-451-86684002, 86-451-86684003
Zhao Yinglin, director of the prison hospital: 86-451-86684001-8053
Xu Longjiang, director of the prison: 86-451-86684001-8001
Zhu Xiuhua (female), Chinese Communist Party Secretary of the prison: 86-451-86684001-3003
Zheng Jie, head of the 8th Prison Area: 86-451-86358314
Zhang Xiuli, head of the 9th Prison Area: 86-451-86359539
Xiao Lin, chief of the prison Detective Section: 86-13845193360 (mobile phone)
Address of the prison: Xuefu Road # 389, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang 150069
Prison director's reception day, Friday, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Tel. 86-451-86684002-3009, 86-451-86694053
Deputy director of the prison, Cong Xin, Zhu Shuhua, Liu Zhiqiang (in charge of handling medical bail cases)
Yang Libin, chief of the prison management section: 86-451 86684001-8142
Xiao Lin, chief of the educational section: 86-451-86684001-8130
Resident procurator at the prison: 86-451-82030982
Report phone number of the Binjiang Procurator: 86-451-86663178
Office number of the Binjiang Procurator: 0451-82359148
Resident procurator from Binjiang Procurator at the prison: 0451-86663178
Address of the Heilongjiang Province Prison Bureau: Hanguang Street #79, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang 150080. Tel. 86-451-6335924
Director's reception day:
Tel.: 86-451-86316442, 86-451-86342238, 86-451-86342139
May 31, 2005