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Liu Zhaoqin’s Life is in Danger after More than Three Years of Torture  
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Liu Zhaoqin, female, 58, is a retired doctor from the No.334 Hospital of Hongdu Corp,

Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, resident of Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

Ms. Liu went to Beijing twice in September 1999, to appeal to the government to stop persecuting Falun Gong. She was sentenced to one and a half years at the Jiangxi Province Women’s Labor Camp. To protest her detention, she went on a hunger strike for over five months. The guards force-fed her through her nose, causing her nasal cavity to fester and bleed. They purposely left the force-feeding tube in her stomach for more than ten hours some times. They often inserted the tube incorrectly into her trachea, causing a lack of oxygen, which made her whole body turn dark and put her life in great danger.

 

During the day, she was handcuffed to the ceiling with her toes barely touching ground; at night, she was handcuffed to the bed with her limbs stretched out. She was only covered with a piece of cloth. She was not allowed to wash or use bathroom. Instead she was forced to urinate on the bed. During her detention, the Deputy Division Chiefs Li and Xu, Section Chief Deng and Doctor Hu took turns shocking her with electric batons. As a result, she lost consciousness many times, and she and developed large purple bruises all over her body. Inmates were ordered to torture her. They forced her to kneel down on the ground with a towel in her mouth. Then they slapped her on her face and beat her with metal hangers, especially on the infected parts of her body. Guards often grabbed her hair to pull her to the ground, slam her against the wall, or drag her by her feet. Once guards monitored Ms. Liu’s blood pressure, while they were beating her, to see how close to death they could beat her. Ms. Liu was held for a long time in a wet, damp solitary compartment. Both of her knees swelled up so badly that she could no longer walk.

 

In September 2001, Ms. Liu was bailed out for medical treatment due to strong requests from her family. Three months later, policemen from the Hongdu Police Station arrested her again, and ransacked her home. In the police station, they tortured her for three days and nights. Ms. Liu went on a hunger strike again. After ten days on the hunger strike, she began to vomit blood and was sent to a hospital. That same day, she was taken back to the labor camp. Sixteen days later, because her blood pressure could not be measured, she was sent to the hospital again, and this time the family was informed. Her family members couldn’t even recognize her.

 

The authorities the police station and “610 Office” tried to send her to the Qingyunpu Detention Center. However, the detention center refused to take her because of her weak condition. Under because she was on the verge of death, the police finally agreed to send her back to the hospital. Later, Ms. Liu managed to escape from the hospital. One month later, Ms. Liu was arrested again, and detained in the Qingyunpu Detention Center. None of her family members or friends is allowed to visit her. No one knows what her condition is.

 

Ms. Liu’s daughter, Xiaojie, is also a Falun Gong practitioner. She has been forced to leave home with her school-age child in order to avoid further persecution.

type=Case,Torture; type=Case, Religious Intolerance; type=Labor Camp, Jiangxi Province Women’s Labor Camp; type=Detention Center, Qingyunpu Detention Center; type=Case,Women; location=Jiangxi, Nanchang


     
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