The Persecution I Suffered at Shayang Forced Labour Camp in Hubei Province

On the evening of September 30th, 2003, I was sitting in meditation. Suddenly a group of policemen rushed in from downstairs and frantically knocked on the door, threatening to destroy it. My husband asked, "Why are you making an arrest?" The police simply did not pay attention to him. They arrested me and another fellow practitioner and took us to a police car. After we arrived at the Sili Detention Centre, I discovered that a dozen fellow practitioners were there already.

On the third morning of my detainment, the police opened the cell door. They brutally handcuffed us and pushed us on a tour bus. "Where are we going?" A policeman replied, "To another place." We shouted loudly along the road, "Falun Dafa is Good!" "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is Good!" The police maliciously slapped practitioners' faces and mouths. We suffered for several hours on the bus and arrived at a hospital. Police shouted at us to get off the bus. After getting off, a nurse gave us injections. We asked, "What’s this?" "Vaccine," was her reply. (Actually it was a drug that impairs the nervous system). Two practitioners lost consciousness right away.

We were transferred to Shayang Women's Forced Labour Camp. The female police guard of the second division instigated the criminals to humiliate us. They used scissors to cut our hair and forced us to stand for a long time without sleeping. On the third morning at Shayang, the criminals led me to a room and tied both of my hands behind me to a stool and inserted a metal soup spoon in my mouth. They used another metal spoon to turn in my mouth for more than an hour. They didn’t stop even when my teeth started to break off. They kept torturing me like this until I fell unconscious from the pain.

In the afternoon I was transferred to Qilihu Hospital for force-feeding. I almost suffocated to death. On the fifth day, the police instigated the criminals to force-feed me with a dirty plastic bottle. Again I was almost suffocated. On the sixth day, my entire calf turned numb and I had difficulty walking. In the evening, they tried to compel me to write a "renunciation letter." I refused. They pushed my hands backward, lifted them upward and pushed down. One of the collaborators1 witnessed how a practitioner was forced to "reform2" and became a little bit awakened. "Trying to 'reform' someone is so black hearted that I quit." From then on, she didn’t do any more evil things.

After failing to "reform" me the hard way, they tried the soft way. They told me that they wanted to talk with me. I thought that I should take this chance to ask the two collaborators to write a Solemn Declaration. To my surprise, one of them grabbed the pen quickly and wrote a "renunciation letter" for me to sign. She said she had written it on my behalf. I was very angry and asked them to give me the letter. They refused. I told them, "I don’t agree with what you wrote. It is no use for you to say that I do." At that moment, I could see small, colourful flowers and plants on the ground.

What they were doing was not right. The first thing the next morning, I told Chief Wang that I needed a pen and paper. I wrote a "Declaration for Dafa" to show that the "renunciation letter" was not written by me. Chief Wang’s face changed as soon as she looked at it. They had been planning to persecute me further. The person assigned to "reform" me wickedly beat and verbally abused me. The guards outside condemned me. I simply ignored them. They did not allow me to sleep. The next day I was taken to a room that had been covered with words that slandered Dafa. There was also a paper board full of slanderous words. I was deeply hurt. They tried to compel me to read the words on the board. I refused firmly.

In the evening, several "reformers" and collaborators intimidated me and grabbed my hands to write a "renunciation letter." I used the pen tip to cut the paper and firmly refused to write a single word. In the following days, several collaborators surrounded me and threatened me. They said, "If you don’t "reform," you will be arrested, sent to jail, and sentenced for seven years.

After several days, other collaborators showed up. One of them always smiled and was very calm. I had a good impression of her at first sight. She talked a lot. Because I was not clear I began to accept her ideas. I am so regretful of that.


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

2. "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")

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