Human Resources Section Head Mr. Piao Guifeng Recounts the Torture Inflicted on Him
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Piao Guifeng. I am a 51-year-old Falun Gong practitioner in Yanji City, Jilin Province. I began my cultivation in 1994 after attending Master Li's Fa-teaching seminar on August 20 that year. Prior to my detention I was the Human Resources Section director for Division 605 in the Jilin Province Non-Ferrous Metal Geological Exploration Bureau. After the persecution began, I went to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong. Each time I was arrested and detained. I am now exposing the persecution to which I was subjected.
I was in a meeting on the afternoon of April 6, 2004, when six agents led by policeman Chen Runlong from the Chaoyang Police Station descended on my workplace. Claiming that they wanted to verify something with me, they deceived me into going to their police station. They told me someone had reported me, and they ordered me to disclose so-called criminal evidence. I refused to say anything. They informed the Yanji City Police Department Domestic Security Division of my response.
They next went to ransack my home, but found nothing. When they returned to my office they discovered Falun Gong informational materials. Chen Runlong immediately called Domestic Security Division deputy head Xia Bin to show off his "accomplishment."
The police tied me up on a specially made bench and tortured me that night. Two people on each shift took turns interrogating me all night.
The interrogation continued the next morning. Song Lihai and Shi Dezhi from the Yanji City Domestic Security Division also joined Chen Runlong and other policemen in the attempts to extort a "confession" by torture from me.
When I refused to answer Song Lihai's question about the source of my informational materials, he and Chen Runlong brought in two ladder-back chairs with which they tortured me. First they sat me up in one chair and tied my legs to a horizontal bar on the back of another chair. They next pressed a metal club against my abdomen and secured it to the chair I was sitting in. At the same time they twisted my arms backward through the horizontal bars on the chair's back and tied my hands to the chair. To make me suffer even more, they inserted several wooden planks through the space between my arms and the chair back, until no more would fit. Shi Dezhi kept pushing my head, while Chen Runlong and another policeman rubbed my ribs with the bottom of lighters. The pain was so intense that I couldn't stop shaking. The torture lasted the entire morning and left numerous blisters on my ribs.
At around noon a few more people walked in. One of them hit my head with a water bottle. When I looked up I saw it was Chaoyang Police Station head Liu Xinwen that hit me.
The police subjected me to another torture in the afternoon. They covered my head with a black plastic bag and didn't remove it until I almost suffocated. But as soon as I caught my breath they put the bag over my head again. They kept doing this until I felt my heart was about to explode.
It was still very chilly in April in the north, but Chen Runlong poured cold water into my clothes to make me suffer. Seeing that nothing worked, Chen Runlong and another policeman whipped my toes and the soles of my feet hard with a piece of bike tire. I still did not succumb. They then switched to a 60-cm-long and 4-cm-wide bamboo plank to beat my toes and soles. My feet turned black and purple right away. They were exhausted from beating me but still exclaimed, "We will not stop! We could make a murderer give up, and we don't believe you can get the best of us!"
After torturing me for one day and one night, the police drove me to the Yanji City Detention Center where the guards refused to accept me after noticing my condition. To get the detention center to accept me, the police took me to the Yanji City Hospital and forced a doctor to issue a fake diagnosis, "proving" that I was fit for detention. After two months at the detention center I was sent to the Jiutai Forced Labor Camp, where I was imprisoned for one year and four months.
Under the directives of Gao Jie (Yanbian Autonomous Region Political and Legal Committee secretary), the Yanji City 610 Office, Yanji City Police Department Domestic Security Division officials and the Chaoyang Police Station dispatched numerous agents and arrested more than ten practitioners on January 16, 2010. I managed to escape the arrest. The police however have been harassing and intimidating my elderly parents and my ex-wife over the past nine months. They also forced my workplace to stop paying my salary.
Gao Jie, Yanbian Political and Legal Committee head: 86-433-2751850 (Office)
Ren Zhiqi, Yanbian 610 Office head: 86-433-2516311 (Office), 86-433-2556280 (Home), 86-13894389168 (Cell)
Yue Xitian, Yanbian Police Department head: 86-433-2242001 (Office), 86-433-2265961 (Home), 86-13944395691 (Cell)
Xu Xiaofeng, Yanji City Domestic Security Division head: 86-433-2521388 (Office), 86-433-2623155 (Home), 86-13904438836 (Cell)
Piao Haizi, Yanji City 610 Office head: 86-433-2518661 (Office)