I was Tortured by Methods of the Tiger Bench, Electrocution, "Dragged by Five Horses" and Hanging

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I am a 64-year-old resident of Yi'an County, Heilongjiang Province. I practise Falun Dafa and live according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," so I have been arrested, detained and tortured on numerous occasions ever since the Jiang Zemin regime began the brutal persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999. These torture methods include being "dragged by five horses1" in five different directions, electrocution, tiger bench2 and being hung by the handcuffed wrists for long periods of time,,,,,,,, etc. The following is a brief summary of the persecution that I have suffered due to the evil regime.

1. Arrested Numerous Times for Practising Falun Dafa

Immediately after July 20th, 1999, I was detained for fifteen days because I practised Falun Dafa. On October 6th, 2000, I was detained for another fifteen days for participating in activities to appeal for Dafa.

On August 15th, 2001, I went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested and taken to the Beijing Inspection Station. I was verbally abused by the police and beaten. I was also shocked with electric batons. My righteous thoughts helped me to escape and I was forced to live away from home for a year to avoid further arrest.

In 2002, I was arrested once again in Daqing City while explaining the true situation of Falun Dafa. I was tied up using metal chains and handcuffed by the police. The magnificence of Falun Dafa manifested when the handcuffs, metal chains and windows miraculously opened. I jumped down from the second floor and walked out of the evil den, unscathed.

2. Officers from the Tiefeng Police Department Pulled Me By Using the Five Horses Torture Method and Subjected Me to Electrocution

On the 17th of a certain month in 2002, I was once again arrested by the police from the Yi'an County Political Protection Section and taken to the Yi'an Public Security Division Bureau. Two policemen from Tiefeng District Police Department in Qiqihar City subjected me to physical interrogation. On the second day, I was taken to the First Team of the Criminal Police in Tiefeng District Police Department. They started torturing me to obtain their so-called evidence. My hands were handcuffed behind my back. A leather belt was hooked onto the handcuff and I was hung up in the air with the tip of my toes barely touching the ground. I was also made to sit on the tiger bench and subjected to the torture method of being "dragged by five horses" in different directions - both my hands were inserted into the metal hole at one end of the tiger bench and handcuffed. Eight or nine policemen then pulled my body in different directions with brute force, causing severe pain. In the afternoon, I was subjected to electrocution. Both my hands were cuffed behind my back and I was tied to a chair. Two wires were tied to my thumb and connected to the power supply and I was shocked with a strong electric current. The policemen also slapped my face countless times and both my eyes turned purple with bruises.

3. Police at Anshun Road Precinct Force Fed Me Alcohol and Subjected Me to the Tiger Bench Torture

On the 19th, the police took me to the First Police Station in Qiqihar City to force me to submit to their physical interrogation. The criminals persecuting me included the Station Chief Yan as well as people from the Tiefeng Public Security Bureau's Political Protection Section. Less than two days later, policemen from the Anshun Road Police Station in Longsha District, Qiqihar City took me out of the room and interrogated me. I was handcuffed upside down and tortured with the tiger bench while two policemen force fed me with alcohol. There were also loud noises from the policemen torturing other Falun Dafa practitioners from inside the room.

4. I Was Hung Up by Police Officers From the Longsha Police Department

The following day, three police from the Fourth Criminal Police Team of the Longsha Public Security Division Bureau took me out of the room and hung me up. My hands were handcuffed and I was suspended from metal rings attached to the wall. My legs were tied up with rope and then three policemen pulled up the rope and I was left hung up like this for an entire day, until around midnight, after which I was returned to the detention centre. Due to this barbaric torture, I was unable to hold anything with my hands or tend to my daily activities for six months.

I do not know the names of the policemen who have persecuted me. However, I would be able to recognise their faces if I saw them again.


1. "Dragged by five horses" - Similar to "Five horses splitting the body" - The limbs are pulled in four directions until very tight, then the practitioner is beaten, making him feel pain like body is being split into parts. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/3/9/58287.html.

2. "Tiger Bench": Prisoners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall with their knees tied together. With their hands tied behind their backs or sometimes placed on their knees, they are forced to sit straight up and look straight ahead without movement for long periods of time.

Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/5/30/129164.html

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