Hubei Woman Recounts 94 Days of Abuse in Detention Center
(Minghui.org) Ms. He Guihong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Jiayu County, Xianning City, Hubei Province, has been persecuted repeatedly since July 1999.
In June 2015, she was illegally arrested and held at a local brainwashing center for 94 days before being transferred to a local detention center on September 10.
Ms. He was brutally tortured in the brainwashing center, and her condition further deteriorated at the detention center. Unwilling to be held responsible in the event of her death, the detention center released her when a medical exam revealed that she was in critical condition.
After she was released, she recounted what she endured.
Another practitioner and I were arrested on the evening of June 1, 2015, while posting information about crimes committed by Jiang Zemin in the persecution of Falun Gong. Our electric bikes, mobile phones, and cash were confiscated at the local police station.
The officers took us to the police station first and then to Xianyang Detention Center. A week later, on June 9, we were taken to a brainwashing center, publicly known as “Hubei Legal Education Center,” where I suffered all kinds of torture.
Dragged by My Hair to Brainwashing Lectures
On June 13 and 14, team leader Jiang Lili, deputy leader Hu Gaowei, and others dragged me upstairs to listen to slanderous lectures delivered by center director Chen.
Soon I began to feel dizzy and suffer from a stomachache, abdominal distention, and weakness. Every day I had to be helped to the second floor, where Hu Gaowei or Jiang Lili would grab me by the hair and pull me across the floor to the lecture room. This went on for over 20 days, and clumps of my hair were torn out each day.
Hu Gaowei shocked me with electric batons for three days in a row. He would force me into a plastic chair, then start to shock me. My body would convulse when the electric current ran through my body, and I fell to the floor.
Hu continued to shock me while holding me down with his feet. When he got tired, he would tell Jiang Lili or others to keep an eye on me while he took a rest. A little while later, he came back and asked me if I would write a statement to denounce Falun Gong. When I said I wouldn’t, he continued to shock me.
As if that was not bad enough, Hu inserted two lit cigarettes into my nostrils and covered my mouth with his hands so that I would be forced to inhale the smoke. I choked, tears streaming from my eyes, while Hu grinned with pleasure. I was shocked all morning long for three days in a row.
More Electric Shock
Before my injuries healed, Hu came to torture me again. He forced me to sit in a big wooden chair and tied me to it tightly. He then shocked me with an electric baton for a long time. I passed out several times. He poured cold water on me. When I came to, he grinned and said, “So you are still alive, huh?”
When he got tired, he sealed my mouth with a piece of cloth and inserted two lit cigarettes into my nostrils, suffocating me with smoke. When I almost passed out, Hu asked, “How do you feel? How about we continue with the electric shock after you finish smoking?”
I passed out again when he shocked my palms, and again he poured cold water over me to wake me up. When I refused to denounce Falun Gong, he continued to shock me until all his batons ran out of power. My legs were red and swollen, and so was my back. A few days later, six big blisters appeared on my palms. Even today, nine months after the ordeal, I still have unhealed injuries.
After I was in the brainwashing center for about six weeks, deputy director Peng Gang, who worked in the administration office, came to see me one day with a slice of watermelon. He said an assistant had given it to him, and he wanted me to have it because he was concerned about me. I tried to give it to the other assistants present, but they both refused it. Peng Gang said, “Don't try to give it away, just eat it.”
After I took the watermelon, I noticed Peng Gang sneaking a peek at me by the door. I heard the two assistants whispering outside my room. “See, she has become a guinea pig,” one said. “Yes, she shouldn't have eaten it,” said the other.
After that, I often felt dizzy and suffered symptoms of irregular heartbeat, stomachache, numbness, and stiffness.
Hu Gaowei and assistant Ji slapped my face almost every day, until my face was a mess.
Hu often punched and kicked me for no reason and stomped on my knees. Once I passed out from the pain, but the center doctor said, “It's nothing. She's just dehydrated.”
I was often forced to stand still for over 20 hours at a time.
In Critical Condition
I was taken to Xian'an District Detention Center on September 10, 2015, by Fan Zhong, captain of the local Domestic Security Division and a female officer.
In January 2016, I developed pain in my stomach, chest, and abdomen, and by February I could hardly eat and became extremely weak. I was near death.
At around 8:00 a.m. on February 24, Wu Zongbin, director of the detention center, ordered a couple of armed police officers, two assistants, doctor Zou, and Fan Zhong to take me to Xianning No. 1 People's Hospital. Doctors there discovered that my liver, lungs, stomach, kidneys, gallbladder, and uterus were badly diseased and that I had blood in my urine and an abnormally fast heart rate.
The Xianning City 610 Office, the local Domestic Security Division, and Xian'an Detention Center didn’t want to be held responsible for my condition, so Min Jian from the Domestic Security Division called my family on the evening of February 26. My younger brother rushed from out of town and took me home the next day.
Parties Involved in the Persecution of Ms. He Guihong:
Hubei Legal Education Center (Hubei Brainwashing Center): +86-27-8792473Duty Office: +86-27-87924870, +86-13971687602 (Cell)Zhang Xiuming (张修明), deputy director of Hubei Legal Education CenterJiang Lili (江黎丽), female, team leader at Hubei Legal Education Center
Xianning City:Tu Bin (涂斌), director of the Xianning City 610 Office: +86-715-8126506, +86-715-8129098, +86-13508649762 (Cell)Yao Xiong (姚雄), director of the Xianning City 610 Office: +86-13886509329 (Cell), +86- 715-9126789 (Home), +86-715-8126179 (Office)
Xian'an Police StationFan Zhong (樊忠), Xian'an District Domestic Security Division: +86-18995827182 (Cell)
Xian'an District Detention Center: +86-715-8302322Wu Zongbin (吴宗斌): +86-18995827211 (Cell)
Jiayu County of Hubei ProvinceWang Furong (王芙蓉), director of the Jiayu County 610 Office: +86-13972817523, +86 -18907247101 (Cell)Ye Kunshan (叶坤山), director of the Paizhouwan Township 610 OfficePaizhouwan Police Station (嘉鱼县牌洲湾水陆派出所): +86-715-6526339
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