(Minghui.org) Ms. Xu Zhaoling from Wulian County, Shandong Province was illegally sentenced to nine years in prison for her faith in Falun Gong. She is currently held in Shandong Women's Prison, where she has experienced ongoing abuse.

Ms. Xu, in her 40s, has been locked in an abandoned bathroom, once in the summertime and once in the wintertime. The bathroom door was tightly closed in the summertime, causing the room to become very humid and hot. She was forced to sit motionless on a small stool for a long period of time.

Xu Yumei, deputy warden of the prison, ordered four inmates to monitor Ms. Xu when she was forced to sit on the small stool. The inmates would kick her if she made any movement.

Illustration: Sitting on a small stool.

Ms. Xu was also given very little food, sometimes only a small steamed bun and a bowl of thin soup with tiny bits of vegetables.

After two months, Ms. Xu became so emaciated that she was unrecognizable. Her buttocks also bled and developed painful scabs from sitting on the small plastic stool for extended periods of time.

In the winter, there was no heater in the bathroom. She was only allowed to sleep two to three hours each night with only a blanket on the cold floor.

Ms. Xu was not allowed to wash her face, rinse her mouth, or wash her hands after using the toilet. The inmates tormented her relentlessly since the guards didn't monitor the bathroom.

Partial list of participants in the persecution of Ms. Xu:No. 11 Prison Ward: +86-0531-88928103, +86-0531-85838310, +86-0531-88928103, +86-0531-88928203Li Huiju (李慧菊), ward headXu Yumei (徐玉美), deputy ward headSun Ping (孙萍), deputy ward head (has transferred out)Inmates with criminal records: Xiao Sijuan (肖四娟), Ma Hongyun (马红云),Wang Shuyan (王淑燕), Wang Wenli (王文丽)