Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Jinfeng Recounts Persecution at the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

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My name is Wang Jinfeng. I am 40 years old and live in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. On May 23rd, 2002, I was sentenced to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp for two-and-a-half years. During this period I witnessed the guards beating and torturing Dafa practitioners. They tied the practitioners' legs, shocked them with electric batons, slapped their mouths, forced them to squat, didn't allow them to sleep for days on end, forced them to stand on a small brick and detained them in solitary confinement, among other methods.

On May 23rd, 2002, I went to Group 5, Division 1. The division head was Wang Xiaofeng and the group head was Zhang Chunguang. Although I had not eaten for three days then, they tied me up so I could not move, injected me with unknown drugs and force-fed me. I know that Falun Dafa is great and Falun Dafa is the righteous practice. I therefore refused to "reform1" and held a four-month-long hunger strike. I was extremely weak.

In November 2002, the labour camp authorities started to "reform" Dafa practitioners through torture. At first, they forced me to squat for seven days until I was dizzy and nauseous. I vomited but was still tied to a heating pipe. In December 2002, many practitioners were dragged downstairs, tied and hung up on the first floor. They were not allowed to sleep and were later sent to forced brainwashing.

Group head Fang said, "Those who think 'reform' is wrong, step forward and leave this room." I left the room. In the afternoon, group head Zhang Chunguang hung me up in midair for a whole night, during which time I vomited repeatedly. The next day they hung me up again for another night. I couldn't take it anymore and lost consciousness. I experienced terrible chest pain, more than I could endure. On the third day they sent me to forced brainwashing. Zhao Yonghua asked, "Is Falun Gong a [slanderous words omitted]?" I said, "No! Falun Dafa is a righteous practice!" I was dragged to the stairwell and my legs were tied for several hours. The following day group head Zhang Chunguang tied my legs in my dorm room for another 12 hours. The pain was excruciating. Zhang Chunguang coerced me into cursing Teacher Li, and I said some filthy words against my better judgement. I regretted it so much and I felt I did not deserve to live anymore.

After my husband and I were married we fought constantly because of our different personalities. Our parents were heartbroken because of our nonstop "warfare." My husband was an alcoholic and also gambled. Once he got into a fight and smashed the windows at his parents' home. He also coerced me into agreeing to a divorce. After I studied Falun Gong, however, I got along with my husband and my family was very happy for us. My friends envied me because my family became so harmonious. I took care of my parents and stopped doing bad things, and I no longer cursed or hit people; yet the government decided that a good person must be sent to a labour camp to be abused. Where is justice? The government is using cruel torture to rob people of their independent thinking and freedom of belief. Where are the heavenly principles?

In June 2003, the labour camp authorities organised a Tai Chi teaching session. I didn't learn it and I just stood there. Zhang Chunguang dragged me to the office and slapped my face about 50 times until my face swelled and I was seeing stars. He also used other corporal punishment on me. He detained me in the office for seven days and in the toilet for twelve days, during which time he didn't allow me to sleep. I was severely traumatised. Even now, I still suffer dizzy spells and chest pain.

In November and December 2003, the labour camp authorities again coerced us to "reform." They would not let us sleep if we refused to "reform." I was not allowed to sleep for one month and was sent to the Comprehensive Building where Dafa practitioners are persecuted. A "collaborator2"' team from Shenyang City whacked my head with thick books. The books bounced off because they used so much force. My head sustained numerous wounds. Several collaborators took turns slapping my mouth and kicking me. After I was "reformed" under pressure and torture, I was sent to Group 3 of Division 3.

After I went to Group 3, head Dong Suxia sent me back to the Comprehensive Building. The Collaborators' Team was using all kinds of tactics to abuse Dafa practitioners. They would yell at Dafa practitioners; after each sentence they would beat and kick the practitioner. They also forced the practitioners to squat and didn't allow them to sleep. I was held at the Comprehensive Building for 15 days. I vomited and lost consciousness, but they still tried to brainwash me.

In March 2004, group head Dong Suxia forced me to stand for three days without sleep. Then she placed me under "strict control" for 50 days. I vomited and trembled. I was weak and often lost consciousness. I could barely walk.

In 2005, the authorities made us clean corn. I fainted and did not have the strength to do the work. The group head cursed me, saying, "Why didn't you die from the hunger strike?" They took me to the Masanjia Hospital and spent 300 yuan 3 on medical treatment. I had been to the Masanjia Hospital three times and was once sent to Shenyang City. They knew that I was not strong and often suffered dizzy spells; yet they continued to torture me. I had not committed any crime. I have my belief, and no one has the right to persecute me.

Dong Suxia forbade the practitioners to speak and said to me, "Just think of yourself as a dumb person." Yesterday, practitioner Zhang Suxia was taken to solitary confinement and tortured. Torture of Dafa practitioners is very common here at the labour camp.

The guards are unscrupulous. They would do anything to "reform" Dafa practitioners. They coerced us to learn Tai Chi and forbade us to practise Dafa. Practitioners Zhang Chunmei, Su Ming and Hu Ying from Division 1 demanded the right to do the Dafa exercises and, as a result, were tied to benches all year long. The authorities would let us practise anything but Falun Gong. They want to completely destroy Dafa practitioners' freedom of belief.

Guards Zhang Chunguang, Dong Suxia and others severely violated Dafa practitioners' human rights. They ruthlessly tortured and abused Dafa practitioners. They dragged them out, mistreated them and didn't allow them to eat. They claimed, "If you don't write "guarantee statements4" today, tomorrow you'll be labelled a 'counter-revolutionary'." Dafa practitioners are tortured until they are skin and bones and many are on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

I am a Chinese citizen. I did not commit any crime. I will safeguard the law of the universe. I appeal against the perpetrators and guards, and I strongly call for them to be brought to justice. Give me health and give me freedom!

Note

1. "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")

2. "Collaborators": Former practitioners who have turned against Falun Gong under brainwashing and torture. They are then made to assist in brainwashing and torturing practitioners.

3. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

4. "Guarantee Statement": A statement to declare that one is remorseful for practising Falun Gong and guarantees not to practise Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.


Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/11/20/114893.html

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