There are four divisions in Shanxi Women's Forced Labour Camp. Most practitioners are detained in the Third Division. The camp guards instigate the inmates to force-feed practitioners, beat them and take turns torturing them.
Practitioners who arrive at the labour camp are detained in the First Division and held among the regular inmates. The camp guards require that each practitioner memorise the labour camp rules within a certain time. Those who can not or do not recite the rules are not allowed to sleep between midnight and 2:00 a.m. Instead, they are forced to stand for those two hours and do the regular forced labour work the next day. Every day, they have to start work right after breakfast and work from 7:00 a.m. to noon. Then they are forced to stand until 2:00 p.m. Afterwards, they have to resume work again until 10:00 p.m. and sometimes until midnight.
Most of the practitioners are detained in the Third Division. The inmates there do not need to work. Their "job" is to constantly monitor and torture practitioners. They help the guards force-feed the practitioners who hold hunger strikes, and beat practitioners at will. Practitioners are not allowed to talk to each other and some are deprived of sleep for long periods of time. Some practitioners are not given enough food, and there are always scars and bruises on practitioners' faces, necks, and hands.
The inmates take turns torturing practitioners and trying to force them to give up their belief. The collaborators1 have a very bad influence on practitioners and try to shake their righteous thoughts. Since some practitioners are deceived by their hypocritical kindness, they are "transformed2" when they could no longer bear the abuse.
Ms. Li Xiuliang is a practitioner from Datong City, Shanxi Province, who is being detained in the forced labour camp for the second time. She was sent to the labour camp after she held a ten-day hunger strike in the detention centre. She continued with the hunger strike in the labour camp. Inmate Liu Huifang and another inmate were assigned to "look after" her. One time when they force-fed her, she resisted. The food spilled onto Liu's clothes, so Liu brutally slapped her. The inmates and camp guards frequently tortured and humiliated Ms. Liu Taojiang and Ms. Ma Riying as well.
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")
Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/8/30/161759.html
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