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How the Baoding Forced Labor Camp Brutally Persecutes Dafa Practitioners

August 30, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Since 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Dafa, Baoding Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province has been brutally torturing Falun Dafa practitioners. The guards in this labor camp have used barbaric physical means to torture those practitioners who are steadfast in their belief in Dafa. The torture methods they have used are very cruel. These methods include: electric shocks, forcing practitioners to face the wall for a long period of time, sleep deprivation, brutal beating while the practitioners are hung up, locking practitioners up alone, forcing them to sit on the edge of stools, excessive hard labor, deception and brainwashing. Every day, all of the practitioners who are illegally detained suffer from extremely painful physical and mental torture.

In April 2006, Baoding Forced Labor Camp intensified its persecution against those practitioners who refused to be "transformed." The practitioners were pressured to write the four statements (similar to the three statements). If they refused, they were forced to stand for a long period of time and were not allowed to sleep for 24 hours. The labor camp also transferred in some former practitioners who had enlightened along evil paths to help persecute practitioners.

During the period of intensified persecution, Baoding Forced Labor Camp did not allow practitioners to sleep, but rather forced them to stand for a long period of time, or to squat down while holding their hands. They also handcuffed practitioners and shocked them with electric batons. The guards used criminal inmates, including Liu Wenping, Zang Wantong, and Liu Huifang, to monitor the practitioners who refused to be "transformed." The head of the team that is responsible for "transforming" the practitioners instigated the inmates to beat practitioners. They squeezed and pinched practitioner Zhang Huiling from Xushui, whose body then turned blue and purple. The chief of police used electric batons to beat practitioners, and as a result, their bodies were covered in wounds and burns. Some administrators from the labor camp asked the inmate Liu Wenping, "Does the head of the 'intensified persecution' team beat up the practitioners? Does he tie the practitioners to a Big Board? Does he treat those practitioners who refused to be 'transformed' nicely?" Liu did not answer, in order to hide their crimes.

At about 4:00 a.m. on June 14, guard Bai Jie tied practitioner Zhang Xiaoli up onto a bed frame. After that, Bai shocked Zhang Xiaoli with electric batons. Desperate screams woke up people throughout the labor camp. Zhang Xiaoli has suffered from a nervous breakdown as a result of the torture.

Ms. Zhao Yuehong, a Dafa practitioner from Anguo, has been detained in the labor camp for more than two years now. Because she remained steadfast in Dafa and refused to be "transformed," she was frequently forced to stand for a long period of time, and to eat and live with the criminal inmates. The team head instigated the inmates to monitor her. She was always beaten and verbally abused.

The guards at the labor camp forced the practitioners to start working right after breakfast, and then to do extra work in the evenings. The practitioners were even forced to work on weekends. The labor camp withheld the document from the province which requires the labor camp to reduce the terms of the practitioners. They instead extended the period of imprisonment for practitioners. They would not release the practitioners when their terms were due. They imprison Dafa practitioners arbitrarily.

Practitioner Mr. Zhang Weijin is from the Culture Center of Changli County in Qinhuangdao City. He refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, and suffered torture many times. Guards Zhang Zhanqiang, Liu Qingyong, and Wang Lei threw Zhang Weijin onto the ground and used electric batons to shock his legs, abdomen, back and shoulders. They randomly poked their electric batons onto all parts of Zhang Weijin's body. The areas that were shocked became blue and purple. Once they became tired, the guards instigated the inmates to continue shocking Zhang Weijin. Zhang Weijin was bruised all over and his legs were all swollen. He was unable to walk and could not take care of himself.

Dafa practitioner Mr. Chang Lizhong works in a hospital in Qinhuangdao City. He remained steadfast in his belief in Dafa, and refused to write the five statements renouncing Falun Gong. To protest the illegal persecution, Mr. Chang went on a hunger strike for over 20 days. The guards Zhang Zhanqiang and Liu Qingyong used high-voltage electric batons to shock the insides of his legs and his arms. As a result, Mr. Chang was bruised all over his body. The guards then handcuffed Mr. Chang onto a bed board and forced him to stay awake for several days in a row. They also instigated former practitioners who had enlightened along an evil path to brainwash Mr. Chang. They poured cold water on him as soon as he closed his eyes.

Dafa practitioners from Baoding District, Wang Chunde, and Yang Shengli, were both brutally beaten, shocked with electric batons, made to stay awake for a long period of time, and had cold water poured on them just because they refused to renounce Dafa. Guard Zhang Zhiqiang also used clubs to hit Wang Chunde's calf bones, severely injuring Mr. Wang's legs. Consequently, Wang Chunde was disabled, but Zhang Zhiqiang still forced him to stand facing the wall, and to sit on the edge of a stool.

Some practitioners requested to have the four statements or five statements back after they realized that writing them was wrong. They also publicly claimed that the statements were void. The guards then tortured the practitioners with electric batons and extended their imprisonment terms. The guards also forced the practitioners to write criticism statements every two weeks, to "control" the practitioners' thoughts.

Baoding Forced Labor Camp lied to the authorities who sent people to come and investigate. At the entrance of the stairway of Division Two, there is a clearly-marked list of the six things that are banned, which includes no physical punishment, no use of electric batons, etc. However, severe physical punishment occurs there daily. Whenever someone comes to investigate, the labor camp hides the practitioners who are steadfast and who are on hunger strikes. They arrange certain people to go talk with the investigation team, but those people are not real Falun Dafa practitioners. Because many people's minds have been poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party, some investigators simply pretend to not see anything. They do not do anything to stop the abuses taking place. Baoding Forced Labor Camp: 86-312-5939039

Labor Camp Reception Office: 86-312-5939048
Administration Office: 86-312-5939011, 86-312-593902

Police Officers in Baoding Forced Labor Camp:
Zhang Zhanqiang, male, Team 2
Zhang Haisheng, male, deputy head of the teamZhang Lei, maleWang Lei, maleZhang Li Shengxi, male
Female Team Office: 86-312-5939048, 86-312-5939040, 86-312-5939021
Chief of the Female Team: Yan Qingfen
Squadron Head: Zhang Guohong, Zhu Man
Small Team Head: Dong Qing, Bai Jie, Liu Ziwei, Chen Na, ZhangYanxin
Production Team Head: Li Xiuqin