Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Crimes against Women

Heinous Crimes against Women Falun Gong Practitioners at the Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp

( I am a Falun Gong practitioner sentenced to forced labor. When I was sent to Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp I saw the words, "Rescue, Educate and Influence [through love and care]," the slogan the labor camp brandishes. While being held at Division 3, however, I experienced various tortures in this hell on earth! The guards use base and cruel methods to "reform" Falun Gong practitioners. The administrators of the labor camp don't hold back on their barbarism.

Practitioners held in Group 3 are elderly and weak, yet they are forced to work between 15 hours and 17 hours a day. They are not allowed to take a break, even if their legs and feet are severely swollen. Some group heads order drug-addicted inmates to torture the practitioners. They ordered three such inmates to beat one practitioner. I get chills down my spine when I recall the brutal scenes at that labor camp. I want to expose a few cases so people can recognize the true, dark face of the labor camp.

Some practitioners suffered from high blood pressure and severe heart disease and had difficulty walking due to the conditions at the labor camp. They were unable to run or perform the morning exercises that the guards require. They were dragged upstairs where two inmates twisted their arms and a third inmate kicked the practitioners' private areas with hard-soled shoes until blood dripped and the practitioners were in extreme pain.

One 47-year-old practitioner was dragged upstairs by inmates because she was not sitting up straight. The inmates stripped her naked and tied her up with a rope. They stuffed her vagina with dirty dishcloths until they could not fit in anymore. Then they kicked her private area and stabbed her vagina with a toothbrush. The inmates use various means to torture the practitioners, encouraged by the division heads. One practitioner refused to curse Master or to attack Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. She was stripped naked and hung from a metal window frame. The inmates took turns torturing her. They grabbed her breasts and violently yanked them, until blood dripped from her nipples. They didn't allow her to use the restroom before tying her up; they put feces on a used sanitary napkin, and taped it to her mouth.

A 60-year-old practitioner was numb throughout her body and could not keep up with the group when running in the morning. She was taken upstairs and beaten, but she was not allowed to sleep at night. The next day she was forced to sit on the legs of an upside-down stool for six hours.

Another 60-year-old practitioner was a little slow in responding to a "look to the right" order; she was dragged upstairs and tortured for 40 days. The perpetrators put a quilt over her head and only removed it when she had lost consciousness. There are countless torture cases similar to these.

I call for people of conscience to come and investigate the true situation at the Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp. Help stop the brutal persecution there.

Torture Experiences of a Dafa Practitioner in the Guye District of Tangshan City

( Dafa practitioner Mr. Dang Aimin, from the Guye District in Tangshan City, Hebei Province, has been arrested, detained, sentenced to forced labor, subjected to brainwashing and brutally tortured several times since July 20, 1999, merely because he believes in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." He once was almost tortured to death. Presently, 610 Office agents are still detaining him inside the Zhao Mine Hospital for an unlimited time.

In October 2000, Mr. Dang went to Beijing with a dozen other practitioners to appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the truth. Guye Liaison Office officials in Beijing arrested him and took him home. After that, he was held in the Guye Detention Center.

Mr. Dang believed that it was right for him to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the truth, so he went to Beijing again. Once more he was arrested and deprived of his freedom in the Guye Detention Center, where he was tortured. He held a hunger strike to protest. The guards then ordered criminal detainees to use three-inch-long needles to stab his body and face. He was stabbed over 100 times. He was bleeding badly, yet the guards kept asking, "Do you still practice Falun Gong? If you still do, we will keep stabbing you."

In addition, the guards put him in shackles and handcuffs. Once some criminal detainees covered Mr. Dang tightly with a cotton quilt, and six or seven of them pressed down on him until he could not breathe. The criminal detainees would not let him sleep on a bed. He had to sleep on the ice-cold floor.

Mr. Dang was beaten almost daily in the detention center. Some criminal detainees used a wide toothbrush handle to grind his fingers until his bones were exposed. The scars are still visible. The guards also used shoe soles to hit his buttocks and caused severe injuries. During the hot summer days he was not allowed to take a shower. Hence, the wound on his buttocks became infected and had a bad odor. Afterwards, the scabs were huge and covered a large area.

Dang Aimin was then sentenced to forced labor and imprisoned at the Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan. The environment in the labor camp was extremely vicious. First of all, he was subjected to one month of "strictly disciplined" torture and forced to sit on a small stool for 12 hours daily with his back straight. While sitting, he could not move at all. Sitting like this for such a long time, a small move would cause his bones to abrade the skin. A mixture of blood and flesh stuck to his underwear, which caused enormous pain. Scabs would form overnight and be rubbed and broken open again the next day, repeating the process. Dafa practitioners are suffering from such kinds of inhuman atrocities every day.

One day guard Li Xiaozhong found Mr. Dang practicing the Falun Gong exercises. The labor camp then started the "roping" torture. One of the guards gripped Mr. Dang's forehead with his legs, pulled Aimin's arms behind his back and crossed them to the maximum limit. Another guard used a finger-thick nylon rope to tie Mr. Dang's hands up. The rope was forced into his flesh. His shoulders hurt severely, making his shoulders and arms completely numb. He could not raise his arms due to the numbness. The guards then pulled his arms straight and shook them. The more they shook his arms, the more they hurt. After being subjected to this brutal torture three times, people normally vomit, their hearts palpitate, and they get short of breath and pale. Yet, the guards repeated this torture on him seven times.

Ordered by the prison guards, nine prisoners gripped Mr. Dang's hands and used toothbrush handles to grind his fingers until the flesh on his fingers fell off, and the bones were exposed. After that, the prisoners asked him, "Do you still practice Falun Gong?" He said, "Yes!" They then used a rolling pin to grind on his legs until the bones were exposed.

Mr. Dang Aimin was constantly beaten in the labor camp. Once, the guards used electric batons to shock him, and he fainted right away. In addition, he was forced to stand still until his legs turned black.

After ten months, Mr. Dang was reduced to skin and bones as a result of the tortures. He almost died once. After that, the labor camp decided to let his work unit take him back, but the employers would not let him go home. They transferred him to the Zhao Mine Hospital, where he was further persecuted.

According to inside information, while Mr. Dang was in the hospital, the guards put something in his food causing him to have diarrhea. He became very weak after that.

After escaping from the hospital, Mr. Dang went to Beijing again but was once more arrested. Agents from the Zhao Mine 610 Office locked him inside an iron cage. He was tied up. He suffered once again from the "roping" torture carried out by deputy chief Li Xiangpu. He was not given any food or water. Mr. Dang's whole body swelled as a result of the torture. He was unable to eat because he would vomit everything he ate. He was locked inside the cage for more than a month.

The Zhao Mine Police then locked Mr. Dang up inside the Tangshan City Textile University Brainwashing Center. Once he shouted out, "Falun Dafa is great!" Because of that, police officers Wang Zhijie, Tian Lianfeng and Meng dragged him outside. Wang beat and kicked him, Tian stepped onto his face with leather shoes, and Meng hit his head with a hard plastic club and broke his head open. It kept bleeding. In the winter, Mr. Dang was imprisoned in an empty room. He had to sleep on a piece of newspaper on the floor. Later this piece of newspaper was taken away. On the coldest days of winter, when police officer Tian had layers of clothes on and still felt cold, he forced Mr. Dang, who had on only a sweater, to stand outside in the coldest spot for the entire day.

Mr. Dang also suffered from random beatings by the so-called "aides." He was not allowed to sleep for 24 hours. His every move was restricted, including going to the toilet. At the end of 2003, two guards from the Zhao Mine injured him. Tufts of his hair were pulled out, and his eyes were bruised. His head was full of blisters. He could not stand straight and had to lie on the floor.

Mr. Dang spent 270 days under these appalling conditions. When there was no place to go to appeal, he started a hunger strike to protest the persecution. He was physically weak. He was later transferred to the Zhao Mine Local Police Station and eventually to the Zhao Mine Hospital.

Mr. Dang's prison sentence expired long ago, but the Communist Party Committee from the Zhao Mine, 610 Office agents, and personnel from the local police station still will not release him. They are detaining him under the guise of providing him with medical treatment in the Zhao Mine Hospital.

Zhao Mine Party Committee Deputy Secretary Gao Xiaode

Unemployment Office Party Secretary Chen Zhimin

Head of the Zhao Mine 610 Office Ni Anli

Zhao Mine 610 Office Deputy Head Fu Xiuhua: 86-315-3505539 (Home), 86-315-3051493 (Office)

Public Security Office Deputy Chief Li Xiangpu: 86-315-3506220 (Home)

Police from Beijing Arrest Family of Four, Ransack Their Home, and Force Landlord to Evict Them

( Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Yandong was arrested by police from Chaoyang District Department in November 2005. The police ransacked her home and forced her landlord to stop renting to her, her husband, and two children. They also told her husband that they would send her to a forced brainwashing center.

On the morning of November 8, 2005, police from the local station deceived Ms. Liu into going there and registering for her rental property. After several hours, during which her family could not reach her on her cell phone, she finally returned with a group of police who ransacked her place without showing any legal documents. The police took away her Falun Dafa books, and some truth clarifying materials, her company-owned computer and printer, and other valuables. One police officer tried to steal a new cell phone that was on the table, but he was stopped by Ms. Liu's colleague.

Ms. Liu Yandong was interrogated many times in the station, but she refused to cooperate with the evil. The police finally let her husband bail her out at around 3 a.m. because her three-month-old baby needed to be nursed.

Ms. Liu's company and rental housing is in the area of Wanjing District under the jurisdiction of the Huajiadi Police Station. Police forced her landlord to kick her out, falsely accusing her of having "committed crimes against the CCP and being engaged in anti-revolutionary activities," so she could never appeal for justice. In order not to bother her landlord, Ms. Liu moved her family of four to her mother's house, and stored her company's property in her friend's house. Her company's business had to be stopped completely.

Soon after she finished moving, a 610 Office member of the Wangjing District Neighborhood Administration told her husband that they were preparing to hold a brainwashing session for her.

Wangjing District Neighborhood Administration address:

225 Building, Nanhudong Garden, Chaoyang District, Beijing, zip code, 100000

610 Office Head Sun's phone number:

86-10-64703110, operator, 86-10-64703114