Heizuizi Labor Camp in Jilin Province Uses Physical and Psychological Abuse on Those Who Refuse to Renounce Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) The Heizuizi Labor Camp in Jilin Province has been using different kinds of tactics to persecute Falun Gong practitioners who uphold their belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, including term extensions, forced labor, brainwashing, and torture.
Since early 2001, the No. 5 Division of the Heizuizi Labor Camp has been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners by extending their forced labor terms. Those being persecuted this way include Gao Jinying, Ma Zhirong, Wang Weixiu, Sun Juping, and others. Among them, Wang Pingrui and Wang Weixiu's terms have been extended the most, over two months and 140 days, respectively.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Weixiu has been refusing to do forced labor work, so she has been shocked with electric batons several times by Wang Limei, the police division head. Once Wang Limei poked the electric baton against Ms. Wang Weixiu's breast, and shocked her for an extended time. Another time, Wang Limei told Ms. Wang Weixiu to carry the bed for her, but Ms. Wang Weixiu refused. Thus, Wang Limei poured a basin of water over Ms. Wang Weixiu's head, and started shocking her with an electric baton. After a few electric shocks, she stopped and told Ms. Wang Weixiu to carry the bed again, Ms. Wang Weixiu again refused. She then started a second round of electric shocks on Ms. Wang Weixiu. Liu Huiying, another police division head, was also involved in persecuting Ms. Wang Weixiu.
Falun Gong practitioner Liu Wei, about twenty-three years old, refused to write a Guarantee Statement. Thus, she was tortured several times with electric shocks by policewoman Liu Huiying, Xiao Aiqiu, and the criminal cell leader of the No. 4 Division. She was later sent to the No. 1 Division for further persecution.
The police in the No. 5 Division coerced Falun Gong practitioners' family members to write guarantee statements on behalf of the practitioners who refused to write them themselves. They show the "guarantee statements" to the newly detained Falun Gong practitioners, and ask them to write the same thing. This often confuses newly detained practitioners into compliance and their statements are also used to confuse others later. The police also lie to Falun Gong practitioners' family members, saying that Falun Gong practitioners do not care about their families. They claim that Falun Gong practitioners are free to go home, but that the practitioners refuse to leave. This is to defame Falun Gong practitioners as being heartless and uncaring toward their families, although it is not true at all, since the police fail to mention that the precondition for leaving is that the practitioner renounce his or her belief. They also pretend that they are so kind to Falun Gong practitioners. In this way, they incite the family members to hate the practitioners. Some family members even beat practitioners angrily, and some divorce their wives because of the persecution. Such tactics are intended to intensify the pressure on the detained Falun Gong practitioners with the goal of forcing them to quit the practice.
In the labor camp, the police force Falun Gong practitioners to work overtime, thirteen hours a day from 6 am to 7 pm. Wang Limei, head of the police division, and all the criminal cell leaders sometimes force Falun Gong practitioners to work until 9 pm. Policewoman Liu Huiying forces Falun Gong practitioners to watch TV programs produced by the Chinese Communist Party to defame Falun Gong. The brainwashing usually lasts until 8 or 8:40 pm. During the brainwashing, practitioners are required to sit on plastic stools, which they have to pay ten yuan for.
For practitioners who are steadfast in their belief, the police don't allow them to see their families, or to receive any food or toiletries from their families.
All the detainees must buy necessities in the labor camp shop. The prices there are several times higher than those in the market. The police pocket the profits from the labor camp shop.
The above is only a small portion of what goes on in the labor camp. There are many Falun Gong practitioners in this camp who are still suffering from various kinds of torture. The labor camps have severely blocked this information, so not very much has been exposed to the public.