The Falun Gong practitioners mentioned in this article were good people of sound physical and mental health. Because they were determined to practise Falun Dafa and wished to live by the principles "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," they refused to be brainwashed by Jiang Zemin's regime. Therefore, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tortured them until they were physically disabled or had a mental breakdown because of physical abuse or neurological drugs. Many people lost their lives after they were physically disabled or had a mental breakdown.
"The purpose is to torture you until you'd rather be dead than alive," the police told practitioners when torturing them. For more than five years, under the genocidal policy of "defaming their [Falun Gong practitioners] reputation, bankrupting them financially, destroying them physically," the police brutality has become ever more severe. Countless cases of brutal torture, sexual abuse, large fines, injections of neurological drugs, brainwashing, firings, ransacking of homes, educational and other types of mental persecution have become the norm for Chinese law enforcement agencies throughout the country. The examples listed in this article are only the tip of the iceberg.
I. Brutal persecution causes lifetime disability
The CCP has been controlling people's minds through brutal methods, and it has put these methods to use in the persecution of Falun Gong to an unprecedented extent. To try to force practitioners to give up their belief and write a statement that denounces Falun Gong, the CCP uses all kinds of extreme inhuman torture methods, resulting in huge numbers of practitioners becoming physically disabled. Some practitioners' limbs had to be amputated. Some practitioners' limbs were severely deformed and became paralyzed. Some practitioners lost their eye-sight or hearing, and some practitioners' faces were badly mangled.
Ms. Xu Fayue, a Falun Gong Practitioner from Jinan City, Shandong Province, Had Several of Her Toes Amputated Because of Frostbite
|Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Xu Fayue had to have several of her toes amputated as a result of the persecution she suffered|
On the evening of January 12, 2001, police officers from Jinan City in Shandong Province appeared at Xu Fayue and five other Dafa practitioners' residence and arrested them. They did not produce any warrants, give any reasons or identify themselves before they arrested the practitioners. On the way to the police station, Xu refused to cooperate with the police personnel's unlawful requests, so three or four policemen beat her savagely.
At Liulishan Police Station, Xu Fayue's was handcuffed with both hands behind her back and forced to sit with bare feet on the ice-cold cement floor. As soon as the leaders of the district public security bureau arrived, they, police and the Liulishan Police Station director covered her eyes with a towel and savagely kicked her in the head. This resulted in the area around her eyes, her forehead and mouth to bleed profusely. Blood soaked through the towel. After the interrogation proved fruitless, the police put a heavy steel helmet on her head and tied her onto a chair with rope and handcuffs. Her left hand was tied to the back of the chair in such a painful way that she could not sit up or bend down. The police left her in a room where the temperature was below minus 10 degree Celsius [below 14 0F]. Two policemen were monitoring her to ensure that she would not close her eyes. Xu Fayue had to endure such a terrible situation through the night. The next morning, she vomited due to the severe pain. They finally loosened the rope on her left hand. All this time, a policeman in his fifties cursed at Xu Fayue using dirty and foul language, brutally kicked her and shouted, "I'll kill you and choke you to death!"
On the afternoon of January 13, Xu and other five practitioners were sent to Liuchangshan Prison. They went on a hunger strike to protest their unlawful imprisonment. Five days later, Xu Fayue was tied to a bed to be force-fed. She almost suffocated during the process and was close to dying. She was handcuffed to the bed with her hands and legs being stretched out as far as possible and covered only with a thin blanket. Her hands and feet were left uncovered on purpose, an additional torture in the cold winter. Since she was tied to the bed and not allowed to use the restroom, her clothing and the mattress were soaked with her urine and soiled with her excrement. Her hands and feet were exposed to the icy wind blowing through the open door and she lost all feeling in her body. After having been abused and tortured this way for five days, her hands became extremely swollen and turned dark purple. Her feet were numb and ice cold. The first, third and fifth toes of her right foot turned black. Afraid of taking responsibility, the prison guards and doctors sent her to the Police General Hospital, which is also known as the Forced Labour Bureau Hospital. The doctors in the hospital diagnosed that her left foot and right hand had suffered from second-degree frostbite. Her right foot had suffered third degree frostbite, with the first, third and fifth toes completely dead and emitting a foul odour. After nearly one month, most of her big toe, all of the third toe and part of the fifth toe of her right foot were amputated. Xu Fayue still could not walk normally three months later.
Mr. Wang Xinchun, 29 years old, Is Tortured and Disabled, Losing Both Feet
Mr. Wang Xinchun, 29 years old, began to practise Falun Gong in 1998. Wang lived in Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province.
|Wang Xinchun was tortured and became disabled, losing both his feet|
On January 8, 2002, when Wang Xinchun distributed leaflets exposing the persecution in Yichun City, police saw him. Wang tried to escape but they pursued him through the night into the next morning. Wang was not familiar with the area and fell into a river. His legs up to his knees became wet and soon iced up. The police surrounded the mountain. Two days later, chief Wang Wei arrested Wang. Wang Wei ordered a policeman to put Wang's feet into a washbasin with very hot water (which is not the thing to do and will aggravate the frostbite and cause severe injury). The police forcefully pulled Wang's shoes off his feet in the hot water. Some of the flesh was stuck to the shoes because of the ice. The police even said, "See, how nice we police are, looking after you just like our own children." This was extremely cruel. When they arrested Wang on the mountain, Wang was still able to walk and his legs were not completely frostbitten. Only after the police put his feet in boiling water did the injury become irreversible.
A policeman grabbed Wang's chest, shook him back and forth and slapped his face. His feet continued to swell up and blister. His lower legs also blistered, most likely because of the boiling water. Wang was sent home at five p.m.
Later, local government officials went to Wang's house uninvited three times to videotape him. The police spread lies everywhere. They claimed, "Wang Xinchun went into the mountains and his feet got frostbite. He came home and put his feet into the hot water to melt the ice, which caused his disability."
Afterward, Wang's feet decomposed and fell off, resulting in permanent disability.
Practitioner Ms. Fu Li's Hands Are Disabled by Torture at Wanjia Labour Camp
Forty-one-year-old practitioner Ms. Fuli is from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. In 2000, her hands became disabled and her body was covered with scars as a result of torture at the Wanjia Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province.
|Picture provided by the victim of the persecution, Ms. Fu Li.|
In October 1999, Ms. Fu Li went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa for the second time. Armed police arrested her in Tiananman Square. Officials then brought her back to Shuangcheng City and held her at the No. 2 Prison. In mid-November, the Shuangcheng City Police Department sent her to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province without due cause or going through a legal process.
In the Wanjia Forced Labour Camp, Ms. Fu Li endured inhuman treatment. The police tied a rope around her thumbs and then hung her up by that rope. Her thumbs had to sustain the weight of her entire body! After being suspended like that for a long time, her thumbs became deformed and her hands disabled. She could no longer take care of herself.
Most of the practitioners incarcerated in the Wanjia Labour Camp suffer from scabies because of the humidity and physical torture. They have lesions over their entire bodies.
|Reenactment of persecution scenes|
(To be continued)
Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/2/22/95931.html
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