More than a thousand Falun Dafa practitioners have been detained in Wuling Prison in Changde City, Hunan Province, since 2003. They have all laboured like slaves and been tortured. There are still over 10 practitioners detained there.
Wuling Prison is located in Baiheshan Township in the northern suburbs of Changde City. The prison managed by the Changde City Bureau of Justice.
Guards force the practitioners to labour more than 12 hours a day. They curse and beat them, and torture is a daily routine. They often use truncheons, electric batons, wooden sticks, or bamboo sticks to beat practitioners, breaking open their skin and flesh and even injuring bones and joints. Another torture is to suspend them by handcuffs. Practitioners are hung either with both of their hands together, or one hand in a higher position and the other hand in a lower position, so that the practitioner cannot straighten up. Both feet are suspended or only the tips of the toes are allowed to touch the floor, so that wrists bear the weight of the entire body. After 10 minutes, the handcuffs cut deeply into the wrists, breaking the flesh and causing bleeding. The hands swell, bruise, and numb, and often remain that way even for several months.
Practitioners are often beaten. On January 1st, 2006, guard Liu Yongwen (male) in the Fifth Ward slapped practitioner Mr. Zhang Peng's face more than 10 times in front of more than 100 detainees at the cell gate. On January 26th, 2006, Guard Hu Wei beat practitioner Mr. Zhou Zixian, who went on hunger strike to protest such torture. On February 11th, 2006, guard Xie Ying encouraged other prison inmates to hang up Mr. Gu Zhihui by his handcuffs on the metal gate of the Strict Monitoring Ward, then open and close the gate for more over 10 minutes. Both of Mr. Gu's hands swelled, and his body was covered with bruises. On May 1st, 2006, several guards beat Mr. Zhou Zixian, injured him, and made him fall onto the floor of the ward office.
Torturing practitioners like this is a daily routine in Wuling Prison.
Strict-monitoring Ward Head Xie Ying, male: 86-736-7201792
Guard Liu Yongwen, male: 86-736-7716606
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2006/5/27/128929.html
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