On March 13th, 2008, 610 Office1 personnel in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, took Ms. Zeng Xiumei to a brainwashing centre in Chikan District, Zhanjiang City. They also took her young son, traumatizing him mentally and physically. Ms. Zeng was sent to the Hainan Province General Bureau Forced Labour Camp, where she was beaten and force-fed. She was beaten black and purple, and one of her lungs was badly damaged. On April 30th, Zeng Xiumei, who by then was just skin and bones, was released. The police dropped her off at the curb and quickly left.
|Zeng Xiumei after being persecuted|
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel detained Zeng Xiumei and her son and tried to forced her to give up her belief in Falun Gong. Zeng Xiumei refused to cooperate. When they saw they could not "transform2" her, they transferred her to the Hainan Province General Bureau Forced Labour Camp. Her son was released and her husband took him home.
CCP personnel instructed "teaching assistants" to bombard Falun Gong practitioners with a teaching called "The Sutra of Ti-tsang Bodhisattva" and to read it to them every day. The assistants quoted out of context to suit their purposes and twisted Falun Gong principles, attacked Falun Gong, and pressured Zeng Xiumei to give in. Because she did not yield to them, they hit her on her head, eyes, face, and chest every day with Falun Gong books, and fiercely kicked her legs. She was beaten until she was black all over. They feared her blackened wounds would attract attention, so they stated that she had bad blood circulation.
Ms. Zeng went on a hunger strike for about 10 days and was force-fed. Her lungs were damaged in the process, and she had a fever as high as 42 degrees centigrade. On April 9th, she was taken to the Hainan Province Frontier Defence Hospital, which is affiliated with the Chinese People's Armed Police Force. The X-ray report regarding the extent of Zeng Xiumei's injuries is below:
Diagnosis: Lung infection. Left side of the chest has small to middle amount of pleural effusion.
Date: April 9th, 2008 Signature of X-ray doctor: XXX
The "teaching assistants" went to the hospital to tell Zeng Xiumei that Falun Gong was bad and told her not to practise. She disregarded them. They kept watch at her door in turns 24 hours a day.
Ms. Zeng Xiumei knew that the purpose of treatment was to continue to persecute her, so she refused to cooperate and pulled out the needle for the drip, refusing all medicine. They tied up her hands and feet and abused her brutally.
Zeng Xiumei was tortured until she was skin and bones and could not talk. When they realized that she was on the verge of death, they released her on April 30th. They did not dare to take her to her doorway, so they pulled her out of the car and drove off. They were afraid her family would recognized them and hold them responsible.
Before the persecution, Ms. Zeng weighed over 40 kg but now weighs only 20 kg. The CCP squanders untold human resources to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Zeng Xiumei was detained for over two months, and was beaten and injured. The nation also lost money--as much as 26,800 yuan3--on her medical treatment.
1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
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")
3. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2008/5/9/178106.html
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