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Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured and Murdered at the Suihua Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province  
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Victims:

 

1. Yan Xiuzhong, male, resident of Boli County, Heilongjiang Province

2. Yang Zhonghai, male, resident of Suiling County, Heilongjiang Province

3. She Huaizhong, male, an employee of Jiansanjiang Agriculture Administration Bureau, resident of Jiansanjiang County, Heilongjiang Province

4. Liu Yan, male, resident of Qingan County, Heilongjiang Province

5. Li Baohua, male, resident of Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang Province

6. Cai Yong, male, resident of Sunwu county, Heilongjiang Province

7. Wang Zhiqian, male, resident of Jinshantun District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province

8. Zhou Zhaoxiang, male, resident of Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province

9. Lu Wenbiao, male, resident of Heilongjiang Province

10. Zou Bolin, male, resident of Heilongjiang Province

11. Yan Hongjie, male, resident of Heilongjiang Province

12. Qin Yunfeng, male, resident of Heilongjiang Province

13. Dong Guangwen, male, resident of Qingan County, Heilongjiang Province

14. Li Lihua, male, resident of Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province

15. Yin Zhongliang, male, resident of Suiling County, Heilongjiang Province

16. Wang Dehai, male, resident of Sunwu County, Heilongjiang Province

17. Guo Yuchun, male, resident of Anda City, Heilongjiang Province

18. Feng Ridong, male, resident of Qingan County, Heilongjiang Province

19. Zhang Zhilin, male, resident of Anda City, Heilongjiang Province

20. Pan Xingkun, male, resident of Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province

21. Sun Tinghai, male, resident of Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province

22. Yu Jingchun, male, resident of Anda City, Heilongjiang Province

23. Gao Wanyou, male, resident of Jixian County, Heilongjiang Province

24. Zhang Lijun, male, resident of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

25. Zheng Shuzhong, male, resident of Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang Province

26. Wang Shuhai, male, resident of Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang Province

27. Li Shuwen, male, resident of Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province

28. Lin Yusen, male, resident of Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province

29. Ouyang Bei, male, resident of Longzhen Farm, Heilongjiang Province

30. Wang Changhai, male, resident of Youhao District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province

31. Sun Jiadong, male, resident of Tangwanghe District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province

32. Liu Zhipeng, male, resident of Bayan County, Heilongjiang Province

33. Gao Sheng, male, resident of Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province

34. Tao Yongchun, male, resident of Fulaerji District, Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province

35. Huang Yaoji, male, resident of Boli County, Heilongjiang Province

36. Xu Hongming, male, resident of Jixian Town, Heilongjiang Province

The Suihua Labor Camp in Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province has detained many Falun Gong practitioners since July 1999. The practitioners are suffering long-term brainwashing, sleep deprivation, and various means of torture. To date, practitioners known to have been tortured to death at the Suihua Labor Camp are: Mr. Liu Yan; Mr. Yan Xiuzhong, who died from torture on October 29, 2001; and Mr. Yang Zhonghai, who died from torture on May 19, 2002.

 

Most of the practitioners who refused to give up Falun Gong suffered the following tortures.

 

Beatings and Torture with Tools

 

1. Mr. She Huaizhong, Mr. Liu Yan, and other practitioners were forced to sit on a narrow stool in one position facing the wall for an extended period of time. As a result, their skin on their buttocks became broken and bleeding.

2. The guards often curse, beat, and use torture tools to persecute practitioners. In the spring of 2002, Mr. Guo Yuchun was beaten by officer Fan Xiaodong and others because he said “Falun Gong is good”. As a result, his body was black and blue all over.

3. Because Mr. Feng Ridong went on a hunger strike to protest the tortures and resisted the force-feeding, guards force-fed him with fluid, which poured into his underwear. Officer Fan Xiaodong beat him until Mr. Feng had bumps on his face, his skin was black and blue, and his eyes were red and swollen.

4. Mr. Zhang Zhilin was locked in solitary confinement because he told others the truth about Falun Gong and the propaganda.

5. Mr. Sun Tinghai was locked in solitary confinement for refusing to sing the camp’s song.

6. Mr. She Huaizhong was locked in solitary confinement for one month because he told the truth about Falun Gong to others.

7. Mr. Yu Jingchun, Mr. Gao Wanyou, and others were shocked with electric batons because they refused to wear prisoner uniforms and refused to respond to roll-call. As a result, their bodies were covered with bruises and cuts.

 

Forced Brainwashing

 

In April 2002, the labor camp held an extended brainwashing class, in which practitioners would be persecuted, as long as they were not in a life-threatening condition, until they give up Falun Gong.

 

1. Officers Fan Xiaodong and Liu Wei beat and shocked Mr. Wang Zhiqian with electric batons because he refused to be brainwashed. As a result, his body was covered with bruises and cuts.

2. On September 18, 2002, Mr. Pan Xingkun was locked in solitary confinement and tortured on a “tiger bench”. After the torture, he lost control of his legs. Then Deputy Division Chief Fan Xiaodong and police team leader Hao Liangui ordered inmate Zeng Lingjun to beat Mr. Pan in the cell. The labor camp Director, Ji Feng, ordered a guard to turn a radio to its highest volume to make sure that Mr. Pan couldn't sleep. Mr. Pan's meals were only half as much as a regular ration. There was only grain and no vegetables or meat. They locked him up for three days. Shortly afterwards, since Mr. Pan refused to watch the TV program slandering Falun Gong, officers Fan Xiaodong, Jia Yupeng, and Jin Qingfu beat him. As a result, Mr. Pan’s body was black and blue all over.

3. On October 10, 2002, since Mr. Lin Yusen refused to participate in the brainwashing, Officers Gao Zhonghai and Fan Xiaodong beat him for 30 minutes. His body became black and blue all over. The camp also extended his term by a month. Mr. Lin was threatened that his term would be extended again if he refused to give up Falun Gong. Once, guard Liu Zhongwei hit and kicked him.

                   

From November 25, 2002 to December 10, 2002, more than 20 practitioners were forcibly brainwashed around the clock. They were greatly damaged physically and mentally. To prevent others from hearing the practitioners’ screams from torture, assistant instructor Gao Zhonghai of the camp ordered guards to torture practitioners in a shower room. Guards first cuffed the practitioners’ hands, stripped them naked, and stuffed towels into their mouths. Then, six guards took turns beating practitioners one by one. They held the practitioners by hair and banged their heads against the wall. If practitioners still refused to give up their belief, the guards would start another round of electric baton shocks. Then guards would douse the practitioners with cold water from a hose until they passed out. Some practitioners were sent to solitary confinement even after they passed out. One practitioner was tortured until he had a heart attack and was sent to a hospital to receive emergency treatment for a week.

 

1. Officers Gao Zhonghai, Fan Xiaodong, and Yang Bo beat Mr. Zhang Lijun and shocked him with electric batons for a whole night. As a result, Mr. Zhang’s body was bruised all over, and he lost control of his bowels and bladder. Then he was locked in a solitary confinement cell for six days, where he was tortured on a “tiger bench”. As a result, he had difficulty walking.

2. Mr. Zhou Zhaoxiang, who is currently being detained at the Suihua Labor Camp, was beaten for three to four days and shocked with electric batons for a long time. As a result, his body was bruised and cut all over, and he still has difficulty walking even now.

3. Mr. Li Lihua was beaten for a whole night. Guards did not stop the beating until he defecated in his pants.

4. Mr. Li Shufang's face turned blue and purple after the torture. His face swelled beyond recognition.

5. Mr. Liu Zhipeng was shocked with electric batons until his whole body was covered with blisters. His chest and arms were badly burned. His wounds were not fully healed even a month later.

6. Mr. Pan Xingkun, who is still being detained at the Suihua Labor Camp, was beaten by officers Gao Zhonghai, Fan Xiaodong, Yang Bo, Li Jian, and Zeng Lingjun for four hours. The officers then stripped him naked and shocked him with three electric batons simultaneously. Fan Xiaodong shocked his foot for a long time until his foot smoked. His foot still has scars from the torture. Mr. Pan’s body was black and blue and covered with bruises and cuts.

7. On December 5, 2002, guards Liu Zhongwei and Yuan Jihui instigated Liu Xikui and Cheng Li to use all kinds of torture methods to persecute Mr. Li Shuwen and Mr. Lin Yusen because they refused to renounce Falun Gong. Mr. Li and Mr. Lin were hurt so severely that they could not stand straight, nor could they squat. When they slept at night, they could not even turn over. Inmate Liu Xikui even poked Mr. Lin's head with a sharpened chopstick to prevent him from sleeping. Another time, since Mr. Lin refused to curse Falun Gong’s founder, a dozen inmates beat him in a restroom; as a result, his body was black and blue all over.

 

Other practitioners who also suffered this persecution are: Mr. Zheng Shuzhong, Mr. Wang Shuhai, Mr. Li Shuwen, Mr. Lin Yusen, Mr. Ouyang Bei, Mr. Wang Zhiqian, Mr. Wang Changhai, Mr. Sun Jiadong, Mr. Yin Zhongliang, Mr. Gao Sheng, and Mr. She Huaizhong.

 

Extended Terms

 

The labor camp extended practitioners’ terms if they refused to give up Falun Gong. Mr. Dong Guangyi had his term extended by 20 days; Mr. Lin Yusen had his term extended by one month; Mr. Liu Zhipeng had his term extended by 50 days; etc.

 

Right now, the practitioners who are still being detained at the Suihua Labor Camp after serving their full terms include: Mr. Wang Zhiqian, Mr. Yin Zhongliang, Mr. Li Lihua, Mr. Tao Yongchun, Mr. Huang Yaoji, Mr. Xu Hongming, and etc.

 

Forced to Perform Long-Term Group Drills

 

1. The authorities forced practitioners to perform group drills, especially in the hottest summer and coldest winter, for an extended period of time. Practitioners were forced to maintain the goose step posture for a long time; many passed out on the spot, and this drill even triggered some illnesses. Mr. Li Baohua passed out on the spot due to lack of strength.

2. During late 2001 and early 2002, some practitioners were dragged to the drilling ground when they went on a hunger strike to protest the tortures. Mr. Cai Yong, Mr. Wang Zhiqian, and others were forced to stand in the freezing wind for a long time.

 

Forced to Do Heavy Labor

 

1. Practitioners were forced to do high-intensity physical labor. In the early half of 2001, the camp forced practitioners to knit ropes. Since Mr. Lu Wenbiao, Mr. Zou Bolin, Mr. Yan Hongjie, Mr. Qin Yunfeng, and others refused to work, they were cursed and beaten by guards. Their bodies were black and blue after the beating.

2. In April 2002, practitioners were forced to make lollipop sticks. Guards beat Mr. Dong Guangwen, Mr. Li Lihua, and Mr. Yin Zhongliang because they refused to do the labor. Their bodies were black and blue after the beating. They were then locked in solitary confinement cells; Mr. Yin was locked there twice for half a month, and he had difficulty walking after release. Officers Fan Xiaodong and Liu Wei beat Mr. Wang Dehai because he protested the forced labor. As a result, his body was black and blue all over.

 

The camp forced practitioners to finish their quotas every day, or to work until midnight to finish. Meanwhile, practitioners were forced to load and unload trucks, which was extremely heavy labor.

 

In early December 2002, four practitioners who were transferred from the Mudanjiang Labor Camp to the Suihua Labor Camp also suffered a series of tortures. One of them was severely injured from the torture. The camp authorities not only encouraged the guards to beat practitioners, but also instigated the practitioners’ families to beat the practitioners during their visits.

type=Case, Torture; type=Labor Camp,Suihua Labor Camp; location=Heilongjiang, Suihua; location=Chongqing


     
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