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Ms. Chen Weijun Brutally Tortured in Harbin Women’s Prison

July 25, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Chen Weijun is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Nenjiang County in Heilongjiang Province. She was illegally sentenced to eleven years in 2002 solely because she cultivates Falun Gong. She is currently being held at the Number 2 Section of Heilongjiang Province Women’s Prison in Harbin City. In June 2005, she was released when she was on the verge of death. Although she hadn’t yet recovered, in November she was arrested again by the Nenjiang County Police Department and sent to prison for further persecution.

In August 2003, Ms. Chen Weijun, Bi Yunping, Wang Shuxia and Liu Yongjuan were confined in a small cell for not cooperating with the evildoers. The environment of a small cell is harsh and the persecution more brutal. The four practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest. Police officers Xiao Lin, Wang Xing, Chu Shuhua, Yang Libin, Zhao Yingling and criminal inmate Shang Xiaomei, barbarically force-fed practitioners. The male police officer, Yu Yongcheng, pulled Ms. Chen Weijun’s hair and forced fed her by prying her mouth open with a metal mouth-opener and extended it as far open as possible. Weijun persisted in her hunger strike, and Zhao Yingling ordered a criminal inmate, Shang Xiaomei, to insert the tube into her throat. She suffered a sharp pain and was short of breath. Zhao Yingling asked her fiercely "Do you want to eat?" Ms. Chen Weijun shook her head with sharp pain. Zhao Yingling ordered Shang Xiaomei again to insert the tube in and out of her stomach and asked again and again if she wanted to eat. Weijun still refused. Zhao Yingling was furious and ordered Shang Xiaomei to "use force to insert the tube in and out of her stomach." Ms. Chen Weijun breathed deeply, felt weak and limp, and almost fainted, then Zhao Yingling said stop. The criminal inmate took the tube out but inserted a new one into her stomach. She was forced fed by the guards with a mixture of steamed corn bread and a large amount of salt.

Bi Yunping, Wang Shuxia and Liu Yongjuan also suffered the same persecution. When Ms. Weijun last saw Bi Yunping, she didn’t even recognize her. Her mouth had been forced open with a metal mouth-opener, she had a plastic tube inserted in her nose and her head was covered with a lot of adhesive bandages. Due to severe physical and mental persecution, she suffered a mental collapse, and passed away a short time afterwards.

After being tortured in a small cell, Ms. Chen Weijun and more than ten other practitioners were imprisoned in a bathhouse for further persecution. Practitioners were not allowed to go out while other prisoners used the toilet and the washroom to wash their faces or take baths. They slept on a wet, cold floor at night, and their trousers were always wet. It had made some prisoners uncomfortable to see the torture and one of them gave a cushion to Ms. Weijun.

After the torture in the bathhouse, practitioners were locked in a warehouse for more persecution. Because many practitioners were imprisoned in the small warehouse, Ms. Chen Weijun leaned against the fire door when she slept in the evening. In the dead of night it gets pretty chilly, and she was shivering. She was woken up from time to time by the cold northwest wind. Ordinary people are unable to imagine the pain that practitioners suffer. After more than a month, the police let practitioners sleep on beds.

In July 2004, Ms. Weijun was transferred from prison zone No. 7 to the second team of prison zone No. 1 where practitioners are even more brutally tortured. There she was hung up by her handcuffed wrists during the evening of the second day. Director Cui Hongmei also ordered a number of prisoners, including Wang Botao, Bai Xiaoli and Tan Hongwei, to beat her. Late in the same year, prisoners Han Jianying and Zhang Xiuyuan tied her feet, forced her arms into the "carrying the sword position" and hung her up for three hours. (This is a very painful form of torture in which one arm is reaching down the back behind the head and the other hand meets it from the lower back. The two hands are cuffed together to cause unbearable pain). Prisoner Zhang Xiuyuan pushed her, causing the handcuffs to cut into her wrists. At the same time, 22 other practitioners were also tortured by this brutal method.

During 2003 and 2004, Ms. Chen Weijun and the other practitioners held hunger strikes to protest the confiscation of Teacher’s recent articles. The evildoers’ left feeding tubes in their stomachs for seven days, and moss grew on them. One practitioner’s lung was seriously damaged due to the long-term persecution. She passed away a few days after being bailed out.

In early 2005, Ms. Chen Weijun was again locked in a small cell. According to prison regulations, confinement in a small cell should not exceed fifteen days. However, practitioners locked in small cells were always detained in them for several months. In July, after she was released from the small cell, two prisoners monitored her. She was not allowed to study the Fa or do the exercises. Due to long-term savage persecution, she was bleeding and lost consciousness. She was sent to the Harbin Hospital for medical treatment. The doctor diagnosed her with late stage cervical cancer that was inoperable. She was released after the doctor said that she would only live for three months.

She returned home for four months. Then in November 2005, she was arrested again by Nenjiang County Police Department and sent to Harbin Women’s Prison. At this time, she is in critical condition and very weak. Her face is swollen, and her legs show signs of severe edema. However, during an examination, the director of the prison hospital Zhao Yingling said, "It’s normal." she was again locked in the prison and subjected to brutal persecution. Her life is in danger.

We urgently appeal for the plight of Ms. Chen Weijun, and request help for Falun Dafa practitioners who suffer serious persecution in China and help stopping the evil persecution.