Police Torture Ms. Chi Yan Even After Prior Abuse Left Her Critically Ill

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Ms. Chi Yan from Tonghua City, Jilin Province, was a very healthy person before she was persecuted. However, under Chinese Communist Party rule, she was subjected to such brutal treatment mentally, physically, and financially that she developed an incurable illness. The labour camp guards intentionally delayed her treatment and now her health has deteriorated.

Ms. Chi Yan, 53 years old, was originally a teacher at the Experiment Elementary School of Tonghua City. She started practising Falun Gong in 1995 and achieved great improvements in body and mind. The illnesses she had suffered from for many years, such as neurosis, heart disease and arthritis, all disappeared and her irritable temperament also completely changed. Falun Gong gave her a new life.

However, the the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong unjustifiably in July 1999. In July 2000, Ms. Chi went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She was arrested and sent to Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp in Changchun City by officials of the Political Security Section, Dongchang District Police Department of Tonghua City. She was sentenced to one year of forced labour. Personnel in the labour camp forced her to undergo brainwashing sessions. They also tortured her with electric batons, forced her to do hard labour and brutally tortured her mentally in an attempt to force her to give up her belief.

One day, Chi Yan suddenly discovered a lump in her breast. The lump was later diagnosed as breast cancer. Cultivating Falun Gong had given Ms. Chi health and happiness. However, such intense abuse took its toll on her body and mind until she finally developed cancer.

In 2001, personnel from the police department in Jilin Province arrested her again right after the Changchun City's TV signal was tapped into and videos exposing the persecution were broadcast on March 5th. The police restrained her on an iron chair1 and tortured her while interrogating her. The police used four high voltage electric batons to shock her simultaneously for long periods of time. They poured water on her, soaked her, and shocked her with high voltage electric batons. The intense blue sparks of high voltage electricity made her go into convulsions. The guards shocked her legs, underarms, eyes, inside the mouth, neck, and breasts for a long time and the interrogation room was filled with the smell of burnt flesh. When she told the guard that there was a tumour in her breast, the guard said, "I will then shock the tumour." He then started shocking her relentlessly. After several days of torture, Chi Yan had wounds all over her body. Layers upon layers of wounds from the electric shocks covered her underarms and turned into a hard shell. Her breast swelled so badly that it frightened those who saw her, and her neck swelled as big as her face with bloody blisters all over it. Her legs were covered with densely distributed wounds. Her teeth were loosened, and her mouth swelled badly. Her hands were terribly swollen from being handcuffed, and she lost feeling in her fingers. Her two little fingers did not recover for six months. When she was sent back to the detention centre, her condition frightened several dozen people in the cells and they all cried.

In May 2001, Chi Yan was sent to a forced labour camp. The sixth production team head, Li Tong, knew that she had a tumour in her breast, but he did not allow her to see a doctor outside the camp and repeatedly delayed taking her to a doctor. At that time, Chi Yan had severe swelling in her underarms and she could not sleep well through the night. She was emaciated, but was still forced to do hard labour. The labour camp did not let her to go to an outside hospital until November. When she was escorted to the provincial cancer hospital, after the examination, the doctor said, "It is too late to do anything." Then the personnel at the labour camp finally started to process her bail for medical treatment. Team head Li Tong said to others, "She can probably last for only a few weeks."

After Chi Yan went home, she did not go to work because of her illness. In 2005, personnel of the Dongchang District 610 Office2 in Tonghua City held brainwashing sessions. The heads of the school and the Bureau of Education looked for her everywhere and tried to make her to go to the brainwashing sessions. They threatened her, saying that if she refused to go they would stop her salary. In November 2005, because Ms. Chi refused to go to the brainwashing session, the Bureau of Education stopped her salary, claiming falsely that she had left her job voluntarily.


1. Iron Chair: The "Iron chair" is made of iron pipes. Victims are restrained on the iron chairs with both arms and legs tied for a long period of time, see illustration at http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/1/9/17577.html

2. "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.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2008/2/21/172860.html

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