The Persecution Other Practitioners and I Experienced at Yushu City Detention Centre and Heizuizi Labour Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province

After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20th, 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested and sent back to Yushu City Detention Centre. Director Wei Fucheng and his guards forced us to recite prison rules, sit on benches, do physical exercises and perform hard labour. When we refused to follow orders, they beat us with plastic tubes. Later, they transferred us to a jail, where we were kept in damp, cold and dark cells. I was tortured constantly. Director Guo once put shackles on me. I was also hung up and beaten. Guard Li slapped me repeatedly, causing my nose to bleed and I saw stars. My ears were also deaf for a short time.

Later we were taken back to the detention centre. Once when I was reciting the Falun Dafa teachings, Gao Yong and Zhang Fuxue hung me up and put shackles on my feet.

After I was released, I was arrested again when I was found practising Falun Gong exercises in the park. Eight of us practitioners participating in the group exercise were brutally beaten by Zhang Fuxue, Sun Jingfu, Zhang Zhijun and Han. They then took us to the detention centre, where they forced us to remove our pants and freeze in the deep winter. A fellow practitioner and I lost consciousness due to the extreme cold. Still, guard Xu Jiu did not allow us to go inside, saying that there was an allocation of three deaths for them, so it didn't matter if one of us died. In the end my legs and buttocks turned black and purple, and I couldn't bend my legs or squat down. When we did the Falun Gong exercises while in detention, we were brutally beaten and were forced to stay outside with our jackets removed for several days in a row.

In March 2000, I was sent to Heizuizi Labour Camp, where inmates convicted for drug dealing, prostitution and fraud were asked to monitor us. Whoever practised the Falun Gong exercises would be beaten by these inmates. We were also forced to do labour for up to 16-17 hours a day. Once guard Zhang Xuesong summoned three of us practitioners to the office and shocked us with stun guns. Liang and Yang were his accomplices in torturing us. Yang shocked me on my head and body. I felt as if my heart was going to stop, and that excruciating pain was beyond description.

Another practitioner defecated in his trousers during the electric shocking. The third practitioner had big blisters on his face and body.

At other times we were tied to a bed for a long time, unable to move. When we were untied, we couldn't move our arms and legs. Sometimes we were kept in small isolation cells.

After I was released, local police officer Fan Yan often came to my home to harass me. I refused to follow his order to write a guarantee statement. The street committee staff also came to ask if I had gone to appeal again. I said, "Why do you monitor me? Am I violating any law? Aren't you in fact violating my human rights?" From then on they stopped bothering me.

One day in March 20002, at around 11:20 at night, six police officers came to ransack my home and attempted to take me away. I refused to go with them and my husband said, "What are you guys doing here? You came to turn my home upside down in the middle of the night. Tomorrow I'll go sue you guys! You want to take her away? Let me go with you. I can answer any questions you ask!" Then he began to put on his clothes. Unable to find anything incriminating, the police left one by one. The next day I heard that after leaving my home, the police took away two practitioners who are father and son. They were detained for one month and weren't released until their family spent several thousand yuan1 to get them out.

In order to avoid further persecution, I was forced to leave home and go from place to place. Even so, the local police still came to my home frequently to check on me.


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

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