The Persecution I Witnessed in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp

January 12, 2013 | By a practitioner in Liaoning Province

(Minghui.org) The Third Team of the First Division in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province is an evil place that specifically persecutes male Falun Gong practitioners. I would like to share the brutal torture I witnessed when I was detained at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to let the world’s people know about the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and to call for justice.

Three guards including Gao Hongchang and Yu Jiang used 800,000-volt electric batons on a practitioner with the surname of Yu on the night of October 1, 2008. In great pain, the practitioner crawled around on the ground. The guards shouted as they shocked him, “Do you agree?” The practitioner screamed in pain. His head and face were covered in blood, and blood stains were left on the ground wherever he crawled. Afterward he was locked up and tortured in a cell for several months. Later, when I saw him again he was doing forced labor.

When practitioners refused to write a guarantee statement, the guards used 800,000-volt electric batons to shock them or hang them up with only the tip of their toes touching the floor. They would be hung up for several days and nights.

After a while, the guards gave out a survey that slandered Dafa and forced all detained practitioners to answer. After they collected the survey, if they found someone still said Falun Dafa is good, they immediately tortured him. Not long afterward, we would hear the practitioner screaming from the torture. For the newly detained practitioners, the guards immediately used electric batons to force them to sign to give up their belief. If they refused, they would be shocked.

One day, when three newly arrested 50- to 60-year-old practitioners shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” guard Yu Jiang and several others immediately shocked the practitioners’ mouths and faces with electric batons, leaving them covered in black marks. Afterwards their mouths were swollen and they could not close them for several days.

Practitioner Mr. Sun Yi was forced to stand in the hall facing the wall for over ten hours every day for over a month. Another practitioner named Li Hailong suffered a mental collapse after several rounds of torture and urinated in his pants. A practitioner with the surname of Wang was locked in a dark cell for several months and also collapsed mentally. A practitioner named Sun Shushen became crippled after several rounds of torture.

In 2012, there were over 158 practitioners detained in the Third Brigade who were all forced to do slave labor. When they could not finish the work, their work hours were extended. At night, after finishing their tasks, they were forced to sit on hard boards for three hours and read out loud the CCP’s slander of Falun Dafa.

Practitioners were not allowed to use the toilet between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. As a result, many practitioners suffered from urinary disorders.

One day, guard Li found that 60-year-old practitioner Mr. Li Zheng was wearing a pair of cloth shoes his family had sent him instead of wearing the prison shoes. He came up immediately and slapped Mr. Li in the face. The guards force practitioners to buy things from their own prison stores so they make money from practitioners.

The most evil guards that persecute practitioners are Gao Hongchang and Yu Jiang. Gao Hongchang used to be the team leader and instigated other guards and inmates to torture practitioners. In 2010, he was promoted to the head of the First Division of the camp with more power and became even more fierce in instigating other perpetrators to torture practitioners.

This is what I witnessed of the brutal persecution of practitioners by the guards. This is only a drop in the ocean of the persecution that takes place at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.

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CATEGORY: Imprisonment & Forced Labor

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