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Ms. Cheng Hanbo Died at 49 as a Result of Torture at Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province (Photo)

January 09, 2007 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Since the beginning of the persecution in July 1999 and over the past seven years, Ms. Cheng Hanbo, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, was subjected to inhuman torture by the local 610 Office, police, and guards at the detention center and forced labor camp. Her family members were implicated under the Chinese Communist Party's "implication policy," and the local persecutors extorted more than 10,000 yuan from her family. Mrs. Cheng was tortured at Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp. She suffered cruel mental and physical torture, and she did not recover. To avoid further persecution, the family had to move. During the past several months, Ms. Cheng had difficulty eating. She died on December 17, 2006, at the age of 49.

Ms. Cheng Hanbo

Ms. Cheng left the following description of her suffering:

My name is Cheng Hanbo. When I returned from a trip to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in 2000, police from the Yonghong Police Station deceived me into meeting with them. They took me to the Jiamusi Detention Center. I was illegally detained for 27 days. The police, primarily officer Shi Xiuwen from the Yonghong Police Station, extorted more than 10,000 yuan from my family before releasing me.

In 2001, I was reported while distributing truth clarification materials in Tulong Town, Huanan County. Police from Tulong Police Station arrested me and reported the incident to police at Huanan County Police Station. Director Li Jun from the Huanan County Police Station and his policemen tried to gather information about other practitioners and the truth clarification materials site. I did not tell them anything. Therefore, Li Jun, Deng Hongbin, and several police officers from that station beat me mercilessly. I was detained at the Huanan County Detention Center for 40 days. I was released after police officer Li Jun (phone: 86-454-6239981, cell: 86-13946435900), Deng Hongbin, and others extorted more than 10,000 yuan from my family.

At the Huanan Detention Center, a guard refused to give me the comforter that my family bought for me. When I left the detention center, I had about 130 yuan left in my account. I asked guards Zhao Jiajun and Zhang Ying (female, in charge of the center's accounting section) to give the money to another practitioner, but they did not.

In August 2001, I distributed truth clarifying materials at Wuqi Tree Farm, Huanan County and was reported. Police officer Li Jun and others arrested me. I was taken to Huanan County Detention Center. They beat me since I did not cooperate during an interrogation. My family no longer had money to bribe them, so they took me to the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp. They first took me to the Jiamusi 610 Office, where they did not accept me. Then Jiamusi City police officers Chen Wanyou, Li Jun, and others took me to the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp. I was sentenced to two years of forced labor without any legal process. During the initial physical exam, a doctor said that my heart was not healthy, and they needed to do more tests. However, Chen Wanyou said that my health was fine and that no more tests were needed.

I was forced to stay in bed for a couple of days. Then, guards at the labor camp asked former practitioners who went astray to "transform" me. They did not succeed, so they took me to the "strictly controlled division." We were forced to watch videos with messages that slandered Falun Dafa and verbally abused.

In September 2002, they tortured those who refused to be "transformed" more severely. They told us to wear the labor camp uniform, but we refused. They brought in more than ten male guards and then the women beat us with rubber clubs and forced us to put on the clothes. Then they handcuffed us from behind to low iron beds. We were forced to sit shackled to the beds on the cold brick floor from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our hands were swollen, and our legs were beaten until they were blue with bruises. During one night they locked my hands from behind to an electric wire spool, which went on for seven days and nights. Guards who participated in torturing me included Hong Wei and Yin Hong, and some others whose names are unknown to me.

In October 2002, police took us to the third floor. We were forced to sit on a electric wire spool. Each person had to sit on one of the bricks and was not allowed to cross the lines or they would be beaten. We had to keep our eyes open. If one closed the eyes, the sitting torture would be extended for another ten minutes. We were forced to sit like that from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., while watching videos with messages that slandered Falun Dafa. The guards monitored us every minute during that time. After 20 days, we were taken to the second floor and tortured with the "carrying the sword in the back" method [one hand is pulled over the shoulder to the back, the other hand is twisted behind the back near the waist. The hands are handcuffed together and a bottle or board is inserted between the arms and back, which tightens the handcuffs against the skin and causes bleeding]. Their goal was for us to write the three statements, renouncing Falun Gong. Guards Liu Yadong, Lin Wei, and Zhang Xiaodan participated. I was tortured like this three times. Guard Liu Yadong even took off my clothes. They brought a piece of paper with words slandering Dafa written on it and held my hand to forcibly "sign" it.

A few days before 2003, they again tried to force me to write the three statements. I refused, so I was tortured with that reverse handcuffing method two more times. I suffered excruciating pain and was soaked in sweat. I could not move, even after they unlocked me. They had to carry me to the bed. Li Xiujin and Sun Limin participated in this.

On June 25, 2003, guards attempted to have us do "homework" -- slandering Dafa. We refused, so they beat us about the head, face and eyes. All of our faces were swollen. Then they locked me to the side of an iron bed for fifteen days. I was sitting on a brick floor and was not allowed to brush my teeth or wash my face. They also extended my term by another month.

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin's followers used inhuman methods to persecute practitioners, but I bear no hate. I only wish those people who don't know the truth would wake up soon, including the guards and police who are still helping the evil.

I am calling on you to stop participating in the persecution. This is beneficial to yourself and your descendants. I ask you to withdraw from the CCP and their affiliated organizations. Choose a beautiful life for yourself!