Of all labor camps in the entire country, Gaoyang Labor Camp in Hebei Province ranks "Number 1" in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Here are some actual examples.

The No. 5 women's team in Gaoyang Labor Camp continually conducts high-pressure brainwashing. All steadfast Falun Dafa practitioners who have been abducted into other labor camps in the province are sent to Gaoyang. In order to win the distinction of being "Number 1 in Transfer Rates" and thereby earning huge bonuses (as much as 8,000 Yuan* reward for successfully breaking one Falun Dafa practitioner), the police stop at nothing. They electric shock, beat, twist, and pinch. They force practitioners to do the "Sitting Squat," use hot chili peppers, and mercilessly degrade them, hoping that they will give up their cultivation.

The "Sitting Squat" is a very cruel torture. Police handcuff practitioners' hands onto something high, then force the practitioner to squat for a long period of time. The flesh on the wrists will be cut by the cuffs, the legs and feet will become swollen, the person will have difficulty standing, and his or her back will experience intense pain. On April 8, 2001, Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Haiqin, Vice-Director of Handan City Hall Financial Department in Hebei Province, who is approximately 40 years old, was subjected to this torture because she refused to give up her faith in Falun Dafa. Liu had been on a hunger strike, and more than 20 police officers attacked her like wild animals. Some used electric batons to shock her, creating huge blisters around Liu's mouth, which police broke open as they beat her. Other officers kicked and slapped her. They continued to torture Liu for 72 hours. Other Dafa practitioners who were subjected to the "Sitting squat" also endured the same torture.

Cui Xiuzhen, female, is 61 years old, and a resident of Shenze County, Hebei Province. She was brutally tortured by the Gaoyang Labor Camp police. Regularly, over a period of one month, police dragged her out of her cell at 7:00 p.m. into a nearby field or isolated room, where they tortured her ruthlessly. Besides the "Sitting Squat," they used two electric batons together, shocking her ears, mouth, nose, hands, feet, neck, and the insides of her legs. They put nails between her toes and then used an electric baton to electrify the nails. Police also took burning hot chili peppers and stuffed them into her nose and mouth. This caused her nose and mouth to form blood blisters. Police used willow sticks to whip her feet, zigzag surface appliers to twist her toes, two-inch nails to cut the bottoms of her feet, and firecrackers to burn her feet. Police ordered drug-addicted and prostitute prisoners to twist her nipples, breasts, and private parts. She was dragged across the snow-covered ground and made to lie or sit on top of ice and snow. These inhuman police even made her smell fresh excrement. If the piles were frozen, the police would pour hot water on them to revive the stench. The police tortured her 3 times each night until as late as 2:00 a.m., then dragged her back to her cell. She endured this torture 10 times in one month. She has lost so much weight that she is now only 40 kg (about 88 lbs). While she was on a hunger strike with four other practitioners, police force-fed them feces. As a result, all five of them developed stomach infections and low blood pressure.

Kind hearted people, please show your concern, and help stop such evil torture, and let us create a beautiful future together!

* Yuan -- Chinese currency. 500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.