On June 29, Dalian Television Station broadcasted "New Focus," a fake program meant to cover up the brutal persecution of Dafa practitioners detained at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp. Let's observe some of the horrifying acts carried out by the police at this labor camp:
Near the end of 2000, one of the officials of the "610 Office,"* Hao Baokun, and the Deputy Chief of the labor camp, Zhang Baolin, were relentlessly persecuting Dafa practitioners. Due to their actions, more than eighty Dafa practitioners went on a hunger strike together to protest. During this period, the practitioners were not only beaten and cursed by the police, but were also force-fed. Plastic tubes thicker than chopsticks were inserted into practitioners' noses and throats. Many practitioners suffered inflammation and bleeding from their mouths and noses. On March 19, 2001, under the instructions from Hao Baokun, Zhang Baolin started an inhuman persecution of Dafa practitioners. Female practitioners were forced to hold their heads with both hands, while male practitioners were to stretch their arms backward. They were all forced to bend down 90 degrees facing the ground, keeping this pose from that evening to the next afternoon. Whenever they found someone's leg bent even a little bit, they would shock him or her with an electric baton. That night in the hallway, the camp police used deafening, highly-amplified speakers to threaten and verbally abuse Dafa practitioners. The popping sound of electric batons and cursing of the police lasted until the next afternoon.
That night, the persecution of male practitioners got even worse. Division Chief Qiao Wei, along with Jing Dianke, Sun Jian, and Jiang Tongjiu, all behaved like ruthless killers. They physically dragged practitioners outside for a beating one after another. Mr. Liu Yonglai, Mr. Cong Wei, and other Dafa practitioners were stripped of their clothes, their hands were tied behind their backs, and they were pressed to the ground. Their mouths were stuffed with pieces of cloth. They were held down with two chairs, with the police guards sitting on the chairs. The police then shocked them with six to seven electric batons, and at the same time poured cold water on them. The police especially shocked their sensitive body parts such as the underarms, crotch, penis, neck, vertebra, etc. The practitioners were tortured for more than six hours continuously. Their bodies were covered with burns. The two sides of Liu Yonglao's mouth were torn apart as a result of being gagged with a cloth, which made him unable to open his mouth to eat until he died. The ferocious tortures on March 19 alone caused two deaths at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp, caused another practitioner to become disabled, and severely hurt many practitioners both physically and mentally.
There were additional cases:
Ms. Wang Qiuxia, 48 years old, was beaten to death because she refused to give up her belief in Falun Gong. Her body turned black and blue, and her head became deformed. Due to continuous queries from her family, the labor camp authorities paid 70,000 Yuan** in compensation, but that money was actually extorted by Hao Baokun from another practitioner's work unit.
Ms. Sun Lianxia, who was in her 50's, went on a hunger strike for almost a month to protest the persecution. Even though she was extremely weak, team leader Sui Ziqiang still forced her to go out to do the so-called exercises, and forced her to sit on the ground for more than two hours continuously. This torture directly led to Ms. Sun Lianxia's death.
Mr. Zheng Wei was a disabled Dafa practitioner. He was tortured to death because he was so steadfast that he didn't give up his belief to the very end.
Ms. Gong Xueqin, Ms. Li Hua, and Ms. Yang Ming were all tortured so badly that they suffered mental breakdowns.
Ms. Sun Yan, who was in her 30's, was tortured to death because she refused to give up her belief.
Ms. Chen Hui, 26, was tortured with the "Stretch Punishment" (a person is made to hang in an iron cage and his or her body is stretched to the limit until it begins to tear apart).
Ms. Zhong Shujuan, in her 40's, was beaten with a rubber baton by Division Chief Han Jianmin. She was physically tortured for three days and nights while in a forced "plane" pose. Because she was firm in her belief she was stripped of her clothes by Han Jianmin and hung in an iron cage for more than 17 hours. Her private parts were tortured with a mop handle, causing her to lose control of her bodily functions.
Mr. Li Zhongke was shamelessly insulted by policeman Jing Dianke from the Eighth Division. His mouth and throat were poked with chopsticks. Blood spilled everywhere. The ferocious behavior of Jing Dianke even shocked the general instructors present.
Policemen used boiling water to burn practitioners' palms and arches; they inserted pepper and mop handles into their private parts. Their ways of torturing Dafa practitioners were shocking. Of course, such acts were tightly covered up. Only the perpetrators and those who were abused in person knew of these incidents. The criminals who directly participated in the persecution were Zhang Xiujuan, Ge Hong, Gao Bingling, Zhang Yang, and others. These criminals were enticed to do this to reduce their prison terms.
Before the reporter arrived, the police hid the steadfast Dafa practitioners in a place that received no sunshine, then opened the restricted library door and arranged for an actor to perform. They said that Hao Wenshuai made the practitioners only do light labor. The fact is that the practitioners were forced to work from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm or even 10:00 pm without a break. What the reporters heard were not the facts, but outright lies. Those rooms were decorated for the TV show. And the people who were interviewed were either swindled or forcibly brainwashed under the high pressure.
Why didn't they allow the news reporter interview the practitioners who suffered 2 to 3 years of torture without giving up their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance?" Why did they not let the Division Chiefs Han Jianmin and Wan Yalin take the reporter to interview practitioners such as Sun Yan, Man Chunrong, Wang Binhua, Wang Lijun, Chen Liyan, Hua Caixia, Chang Xuexia, etc., who had been detained in separate cells and suffered inhuman tortures? Why did they not report on the male team? They had scabies , which were the result of severe persecution. Their trousers were stuck to their legs. The flesh on their legs would drop off if their trousers were taken off. Some had their hands and feet forcibly cuffed, and had been wearing safety caps for a long time. They were not even allowed to take a bath, brush their teeth, or change their clothes. The policemen, Sui Ziqing, Yong Mingjiu, Wang Jun, Wang Jun Jr., Lin Yi, Sun Youfa, etc., are all murderers who brutally beat Dafa practitioners.
The staff that made the "New Focus" program was very clear that the labor camp staged a show for them. However, they totally abdicated the independence and fairness that is required for news reporting, and served as an accomplice for the labor camp. They will also be punished by the law and Heaven.
* 610 Office is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
** Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.