A Bloody Scene at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

I suffered persecution for doing Falun Gong exercises and was eventually sent to the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. There, I saw with my own eyes and personally experienced the torture of [Falun] Dafa practitioners.

Starting from October 31, 1999, Dafa practitioners from various cities, counties and regions in Liaoning Province were sent to the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. Practitioners were split up and sent to various cells to be watched over by criminal inmates who would beat and swear at practitioners at will. In the face of such unjust treatment, practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest. On November 2, they wrote to the provincial leadership, requesting their unconditional release. As a result, the police, together with criminal inmates, attacked practitioners brutally. Camp chief officer Su Jing attacked practitioners with a 2-foot long electric baton, which gave off inch high blue sparks when turned on. Criminal inmates recruited by the guards would also mercilessly beat practitioners. Their vicious cries and the sound of the beatings created a chorus of terror. In order to safeguard the Fa [the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance expounded in the book Zhuan Falun], practitioners persevered with justice and righteousness even when being treated so violently. The incident ended with an appeal letter signed by all Dafa practitioners in the camp. Whether the letter was delivered or not is unknown.

On the morning of November 3, practitioners were doing Falun Gong exercises and studying the Fa [principles of Falun Dafa] in a group. All of a sudden, a group of plainclothes police arrived, all strong and well built. As soon as they arrived, they started to beat and kick practitioners who had been on a hunger strike for the last 3 or 4 days. Arm in arm, the practitioners loudly recited Teacher Li's articles. The police could not break them apart. Enraged, they savagely punched practitioners in the head. Practitioners did not hit back when being beaten, nor did they swear back when being sworn at. The police tried to drag the practitioners out, but the practitioners stood up to them as a group and pulled back those being taken. They protected each other regardless of the threat to themselves. Among the practitioners who had been on hunger strike, some were beaten so badly that blood covered their faces. Some had their clothes torn and five of them, Li Guiying, Du Guiqin, Zhao Yonghua, Lin Yueqiu and Wang Chunying, were locked up in newly created solitary cells for 14 days.

There is no heat in the solitary cells in the winter, nor is there any sunlight. Those sent there are denied bedding. Furthermore, they are forced to pay a fine of 10 Yuan per day [Note: the average monthly income of an urban Chinese worker is about 500 Yuan] on top of the many other sufferings they must endure. Chen Li was chained to a bed with her hands cuffed. Li Yaxuan was beaten unconscious and her body was covered with wounds. Tian Miao was shocked with 4 electric batons on the central points of her soles and palms simultaneously. When she screamed in pain, rolling on the ground, they stuffed her mouth with a dirty rag. Wang Yanxia had been beaten to such an extent that her whole face turned black with bruises. Her deformed face was a terrifying sight. Li Chunyu was shocked around the mouth, causing huge blisters and terrible swelling. Wang Fenglan and a few others were forced to squat, to bend over or to stand up straight and still for long periods of time, and some were also forced to stand outside in the snow to freeze. When practitioners went on a hunger strike, they were brutally force-fed. A few police would hold them down [for force-feeding] while they were still handcuffed. Sometimes, we were forced to watch. What was especially cruel was that when practitioners were in such a fragile condition after being on a hunger strike for 6 or 7 days, the ruffians would force them to do the more labour-intensive chores, such as unloading coal and other goods, shovelling snow, and so on. However, the practitioners did not fall in the face of such persecution.

The abusive guards at the Masanjia Labour Camp use every cruel means of torture they can imagine. When they failed, they even tried changing their tactics and pretending to be kind, trying to take advantage of practitioners' kindness.
The most abominable means the guards used was creating conflicts and then compelling their "helpers" [Note: the helpers are usually former practitioners who have given up practising Falun Gong and gone astray due to brainwashing and torture by Jiang Zemin's regime] to take turns attacking practitioners, tormenting them with beating, harassment and various forms of punishment. This is the real truth behind the Masanjia Labour Camp's facade of having "first class merit."

Source: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/1/9/17560.html

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