Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).
On July 4th, 2000, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Mingzhen from Miyi County, Sichuan Province went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. She was arrested and detained in a police station near Beijing. On July 9th, she was transferred to the liaison office of Panzhihua City of Sichuan Province in Beijing, and was picked up by her relative. After Ms. Wang was back home, she was forced to attend a brainwashing session and was further persecuted. The party secretary, Yan Jiqing, and the mayor of the town, Wang Zhengming, ordered Chen Youjun to handcuff Wang Mingzhen, and kept her standing without sleep and food overnight. The next day, Ms. Wang had to pay a fine of 200 yuan1 before she was released.
On January 3rd, 2001, while Wang Mingzhen was working at a farm, she was arrested by Yang Zihua, Zhou Lin, Li Xuesong, and another police officers from the Political Security Section of the Panlian Town Police Station. Her home was also ransacked. Wang Mingzhen was detained for 16 days and was fined another 200 yuan.
On September 9th, 2002, Wang Mingzhen was arrested by police officer Gang Qin from Panzhihua City and Xianwen Rao from Miyi County, near the Miyi Train Station. She was sent to the Political Security Section and was forced to "confess". Yang Zihua and Zhou Lin from the Political Security Section took turns interrogating and beating Wang Mingzhen. Ms. Wang was handcuffed for five consecutive days and was not allowed to sleep. On September 13th, in the afternoon, she was transferred to the Detention Facility of Miyi County and was subjected to more persecution there.
Ms. Wang started a hunger strike on the third day of detention, to protest the persecution. Then they forced Ms. Wang onto the death bed2, and her hands, head, and feet were all restrained by two inmates named Bao and Zhao. Prison Doctor Chen Qingqiang injected her with unknown substances.
Yang Zihua, Zhou Lin, Li Xuesong, and Yao Xianwen took turns interrogating Ms. Wang. She refused to talk and was beaten mercilessly.
In January of 2003, Ms. Wang was forced to stand still because she was practising the Falun Gong exercises. Zhu Chenglong, the head of the detention facility, used a fang-like baton to hit Wang Mingzhen's buttocks and thighs mercilessly. Ms. Wang suffered great pain but continued to do the exercises. The on-duty supervisors (Zhu Chenglong, Lin Hai, Fu Wenhui, He Wanfa, and Peng Yongchun) then handcuffed Ms. Wang with her arms behind her back and hung her up in the air under a steel door by the handcuffs. Only her toes could reach the floor. She was hung in this position around the clock, and finally her body became totally numb. In addition, Ms. Wang was not allowed any food or water, and she was not allowed to use the toilet. This torture went on for five consecutive days.
In March, 2003, Wang Mingzhen was force-fed with a feeding tube while on a hunger strike.
Ms. Wang has been detained in the facility for eight months.
1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
2. "Death Bed" torture: A practitioner is tied to a bed with his hands handcuffed above his head to the bed rails, and his legs tied with thin nylon ropes. The rope is then tightly wrapped around the practitioner's body and the bed, from his legs to his chest. The rope is wrapped so tightly that the practitioner has difficulty breathing and eventually loses consciousness.
Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/5/28/129003.html
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