(Minghui.org) A horrific scene unfolded on the night of January 28, 2004, in the basement of the No. 1 Criminal Investigation Division of the Yongnian County Police Department in Handan City, Hebei Province. Chief Yang Qingshe hammered thin, sharpened bamboo sticks under the fingernails of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Cheng Fengxiang. As if that were not enough, deputy chief Liu Boying hit Mr. Cheng with a wooden club, and officer Xu Zhaoliang kicked Mr. Cheng so hard that he broke his 11th rib on the right side.

Torture reenactment: Hammering Bamboo Sticks under the Fingernails

An ongoing genocide

This was just one of many torture episodes Mr. Cheng was subjected to during his detention. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, similar torture sessions have occurred each and every day. Many people are shocked to learn of the CCP's atrocities, yet there are also those who have a hard time believing that an ongoing genocide of Falun Gong practitioners exists. The doubters can’t bring themselves to face the cruel and monstrous behavior of the CCP, but what has occurred and is still occurring is undeniable.

During the past 14 years, the communist regime has been exercising its total control over the state media to attack Falun Gong and mislead the nation with fabricated lies. Former CCP head Jiang Zemin dreamed of annihilating Falun Gong in three months and launched his notorious policy of “ruining practitioners’ reputations, financially bankrupting them, and destroying them physically.”

Coldblooded automatons

For thousands of years the Chinese people have followed traditional values, such as “benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and faithfulness.” And they always emphasized virtue, modesty, and tolerance. However, since the CCP came to power some 60 years ago, there has been a decline in morality and the loss of these core values. With its constant brainwashing, the CCP has turned so many Chinese into immoral, coldblooded automatons that cannot tell good from evil. Countless regime agents, especially law enforcement personnel, are turned into virtual demons whose hearts are filled with hatred and who feel no guilt whatsoever when harming Falun Gong practitioners.

Agents in the Cheng’an County Police Department of Handan City, Hebei Province launched a mass arrest of practitioners on August 31, 2002. When the 68 arrested practitioners shouted in unison “Falun Dafa is good,” police chief Li Zhide flew into a rage and yelled, “I am a vampire, and I am going to suck the blood out of you!” He then ordered his subordinates to brutally beat them. In the end, many of the victims were sentenced, sent to labor camps, had funds extorted from them, were detained, or were forced to attend brainwashing sessions.

Mr. Xun Ruilin tortured to death

Li Zhide and about four of his officers savagely beat Mr. Xun during the arrest. Mr. Xun’s white shirt was soaked in blood. He was covered in blood. After taking him to Chengguan Detention Center, the police interrogated and tortured him.

When his family finally got permission to see him at Linzhang Hospital on September 8, Mr. Xun was already dead. His eyes were still open. There were bruises and bloodstains behind his left ear and white fluid around the corners of his mouth. It was hard to look at him.

Unprecedented viciousness

My heart was heavy while compiling these cases. The brutality gave me chills. The above-mentioned were just a few from Handan City in Hebei Province. If we covered the entire country, it is beyond imagination how many there have been. The viciousness of the CCP is unprecedented, and the crimes it has committed are countless.

Falun Dafa is cultivation of the Buddha law, and its cultivators are required to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since its introduction to the public in 1992, hundreds of millions of people have benefited tremendously. At present, Falun Dafa has spread to more than 110 countries and is enjoyed and adored by people from all walks of life.

China, however, presents a totally different picture. During the past 14 years, someone harmed every moment for believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Labeling the healthy as mentally ill

In order to make practitioners give up their belief, the regime agents often resort to extremely despicable means. Labeling mentally healthy practitioners as mentally ill is an often-used method to damage them.

Mr. Liu Yong from Handan Steel Group has been held in Baoding Mental Hospital since June 2001. Even after 12 years, the police still refuse to release him. Moreover, the local authorities have used various means to cover up their crimes.

Mr. Liu was forced to take drugs every day that damaged his central nervous system. The doctors also forced him to open his mouth to make sure he had indeed swallowed the pills. They told him bluntly, “We know you are not mentally ill, but we still have to do this to you because of pressure from higher-ups.” In order to make him appear psychotic, they injected him with unknown drugs. Mr. Liu had to endure excruciating pain, both mentally and physically. Many times he was on the verge of death with only a trace of consciousness left.

What is absurd is that Mr. Liu’s mother refuses to learn the truth about Falun Gong (as opposed to the CCP's propaganda) and does not believe that Baoding Mental Hospital is responsible for the deaths or disabilities of dozens of local practitioners. Sadly, she is misled by the CCP's lies and naively thinks her son is mentally ill. She thinks he is receiving “tender care and kind treatment” from the government.

Encouraged to hate

The regime uses lies and fabrications to push people to hate Falun Gong. Many people, be they law enforcement officers, government officials, or average citizens, turn a blind eye to the persecution and remain indifferent to the ongoing torture of practitioners. They seem numb to it, and some even work hard to assist the CCP in the persecution. They have become demons in the human world.

Guard Zuo Tao of Handan Forced Labor Camp is a typical example. He irrationally boasted, “The CCP is a scoundrel, and so am I. The CCP is shameless, and I am too. If you have never seen a shameless person, then just take a look at me! I make no apologies for being shameless!”

The sharp contrast between Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and the CCP's rule of Deceit-Evil-Strife during the past 14 years makes it crystal clear to the world that the communist regime is nothing but evil. Those that follow the CCP to commit unpardonable crimes will be purged when the CCP is eliminated. We are confident that day is not far away.