Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wu Shenghe, in her 40s, from Lanzhou City was recorded by a video surveillance camera installed in a high-rise residential building on the evening of February 11th, 2008 as she distributed informational materials about Falun Gong. The police subsequently arrested her and took her to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Centre.
Once Ms. Wu entered the brainwashing centre, Qi Ruijun instructed Mu Jun to grab Ms. Wu's hair, and Liu Xin and others brutally beat her. After the beating, they handcuffed Ms. Wu behind her back and locked her onto a bunk-bed frame. This torture method has been often used on Falun Gong practitioners held in brainwashing centres. The practitioner can't move, and if she moves a little bit, the handcuffs automatically tighten, biting into the flesh of her wrists and causing unbearable pain. This torture method prevents the practitioner from either completely straightening her back or sitting; she can only half-squat or half-kneel on the cement floor. Very soon both knees become swollen. The victims suffer unbearable pain in both the lower back and arms. Victims are usually subjected to this torture for at least three days or even longer. The victim is only released from the torture to eat or use the toilet. During the night, the victim can't use the toilet until dawn.
According to a person who accompanied Ms. Wu, being handcuffed this way for long periods of time left Ms. Wu unable to stand up when she was released from the torture to use the toilet. This person could not bear seeing Ms. Wu's suffering and she helped her by supporting her by the arm. When they returned to the cell, the torturer Liu Xin handcuffed Ms. Wu again. Ms. Wu was subjected to such torture for three days, and then taken to the second floor. Less than one month later, Song Xuan, Liu Xin, and others sent Ms. Wu to the Liugouhe Women's Forced Labour Camp in Yuzhong County.
Individuals participating in the persecution:
Qi Ruijun, in his 50s, brainwashing centre Party secretary
Mu Jun, in her 50s, former accountant at a law firm in Lanzhou City
Liu Xin, in his 30s
Song Xuan, in his 30s, police officer in the Lanzhou City Forced Labour Camp
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2010/8/29/228952.html
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