Two Older Practitioners in Jiangsu Province Died After Being Subjected to Cruel Torture

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Chen Juan, 72, a physician at the Yancheng City Wine Factory in Jiangsu Province, was arrested when she was exposing the persecution at the Yancheng City Third People's Hospital in the summer of 2005. When she was detained, she was brutally tortured by guards. She was tortured on the tiger bench1 for 28 days. Also, guards continuously berated her, and did not allow her to eat.

After Ms. Chen Juan was tortured both mentally and physically, she did not recover. She died on May 15th, 2006.

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhu Guiliang, a physician at the Yancheng City Cement Factory, was over 60 years old. On October 19th, 2005, he was taken to a brainwashing class. He was deprived of sleep and brutally tortured. He was released on November 9th, 2005, and died a week later.


1. "Tiger Bench": Prisoners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall with their knees tied together. With their hands tied behind their backs or sometimes placed on their knees, they are forced to sit straight up and look straight ahead without movement for long periods of time.

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