Ruthless Reform Methods in Heizuizi Women's Prison in Changchun City

Well-known for its extended periods of forced "reform1" of Falun Gong practitioners, Heizuizi Women's Prison in Changchun City, Jilin Province, has been favourably recognized numerous times. The Chinese Communist Party designated it a "model work unit." However, few people know that behind the "shiny facade of the good model," officials in Heizuizi Women's Prison use dark and unspeakable gangster-like tactics to torture Falun Gong practitioners.

Case 1: Ms. Zhang Shuqin is a resident of Shandong Province. She was imprisoned in the 8th Division. Two criminals watched her constantly as she underwent brainwashing. She was locked in confinement for several months. Seriously traumatized, she suddenly broke out of the confinement one day, and her four limbs were shaking constantly. From then on, she spoke unintelligibly and had blank stares. She would forget what she had just said. She always complained about headaches and looked pathetic. After that, the prison guards moved her to the prison's Education Ward, but her physical condition still did not improve. Having suffered from severe mental torment and physical torture, she was diagnosed with depression.

Case 2: Ms. Li Juan has been one of the main "reform" targets in the Education Ward since her arrival at the prison. The guards prohibited her from sleeping and used all personnel possible to torture her. They applied all kinds of tactics including verbal abuse, threats, and lies. Afterwards they locked her up in a small cell on the top floor. The guards used this cell to physically torture practitioners. They tightly tied practitioners' four limbs to a bed and then pulled their limbs apart like an "X," a torture that is extremely difficult to endure. The practitioners were not untied when they needed to relieve themselves. Their limbs were swollen and blue, and their physical health was poor. Ms. Li also suffered from the same kind of torture. Many practitioners are being tortured in the Education Ward. Some practitioners have been held in that small cell twice or three times. To achieve their "reformation" goal of practitioners, the guards used these inhuman and notorious tactics to torture steadfast practitioners.

Case 3: Another female practitioner (name unknown) is a resident of Yanji City. While in the 8th Division, her legs and hands were tied to two beds. Then the guards kicked the beds apart, leaving her suspended in mid-air. After several times the ropes cut into her flesh, and her limbs were swollen. The excruciating pain made her lose consciousness. When she was untied, her feet were infected and she had to limp.

Case 4: In the 12th Division for the elderly and disabled, a practitioner in her 50s was held in confinement where she suffered from similar torture for an extended period of time until she became mentally disoriented. She was then moved to the Education Ward, where she was abused daily by several evildoers at the same time.


1. "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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