Jilin Province Prison Guards’ Outrageous Treatment of Practitioners: Stabbing Their Ribs, Freezing Them, and Hanging Them Upside Down

I was once detained at the Nanshan Detention Centre in Shulan City, in Jilin City’s forced labour camp, and in Jiutai Forced Labour Camp. I witnessed how, at the instigation of the Party, the prison guards ruthlessly tortured Falun Gong practitioners.

In the Nanshan Detention Centre in Shulan City in December 2000, prison guards ordered other prisoners to "transform1" those practitioners who firmly believed in Falun Dafa. They beat the practitioners until they fainted and then revived them with cold water and continued beating them. These beatings left practitioners’ faces covered with blood and their mouths filled with blood.

The cooperating prisoners used combs to scratch practitioners’ sensitive areas, including fingernails and toes. They used pointed wooden sticks to stab practitioners’ ribs. Some were stabbed until they bled. In the winter, they stripped off practitioners’ clothes, forced them to squat down on the floor of a toilet, and poured cold water on them over and over. One or two hours later, if the practitioners still refused to write "the three statements2", the guards used pieces of cardboard as fans to dry the practitioners and poured cold water on them again. Sometimes the guards handcuffed a practitioner’s ankles and hung him upside down.

In Jilin City Forced Labour Camp, the prison guards shocked practitioners’ faces with electric batons for extended periods. Some practitioners’ faces were disfigured due to the shocks. They also isolated those practitioners who firmly believe Falun Dafa in a room filled with guards who surrounded each one and beat him.

In Jiutai Forced Labour Camp, the guards prompted other prisoners to torture a newly detained practitioner. We saw that he was carried out 40 minutes after he came in the camp. His whereabouts is unknown.

The outrages that go on in those detention centres and forced labour camps are really beyond description.


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")

2. "Three Statements": Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write "Repentance Statement," "Guarantee Statement" or 'Dissociation Statement" as proof that they have given up their belief. In the statement, the practitioner is forced to admit remorse for practising Falun Gong, promise to give up Falun Gong, and never again associate with other practitioners or go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2006/6/27/131550.html

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