March 14, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Liaoning Province, China
(Minghui.org) At Masanjia Women’s Forced Labor camp in Shenyang, Falun Gong practitioners are continually tortured and subjected to brainwashing in order to force them to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Ms. Luo Jinyu from Dalian, who has been detained at Masanjia for six months, lost the sight of her left eye as a result of the “stretching” torture.
Sisters Arrested at the Same Time
On July 6, 2012, more than 70 Falun Gong practitioners in Dalian were illegally arrested and their houses ransacked by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police. It was learned that the 610 Office and higher government levels had been planning this action for a long time. Among those targeted were practitioners who installed satellite dishes to receive programs from NTD television, an independed overseas television station that broadcasts uncencored news and programming.
On July 6, at around 6 a.m., five or six officers, including Jiang Feng from the Huanghailu Police Station in Dalian Development District, arrested Ms. Luo Jinwei, her sister Ms. Luo Jinyu, and Mr. Xu at Ms. Luo Jinwei’s home. Much of their personal property was confiscated in the arrest.
At 10 a.m. on August 23, Ms. Luo Jinwei, Mr. Xiao Guilan, Mr. Hao Qiujing, and Ms. Luo Jinyu were sent directly from the Dalian Detention Center to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Luo Jinwei and Mr. Xiao were not admitted because they did not pass the physical examination, but Mr. Hao Qiujing and Ms. Luo Jinyu were placed in the Third Team at Masanjia.
The Stretching Torture
Many steadfast female practitioners from Dalian have been detained at Masanjia’s notorious Third Team. Their family members tried to visit Mr. Hao Qiujing and Ms. Luo Jinyu but were refused by the labor camp authorities, who told them that they could not visit until the practitioners gave up Falun Gong.
In October, the practitioners incarcerated at Masanjia were subjected to an intensified round of persecution. All were required to write the Three Statements and to sign and fingerprint them. Those who refused were subjected to the “stretching” torture. Practitioners who were tortured by this method included Ms. Wang Tan, Ms. Zhang Lina, Ms. Lv Li, Mr. Zheng Juxiang, Mr. Hao Qiujing, Ms. Luo Jinyu, and others from Dalian. In this brutal torture, the guards shackle the victim’s arms to an iron bed, and two guards pull the arms for an extended period. They place benches under the legs and stretch them hard. The torture causes excrutiating pain and many practitioners have become disabled after being subjected to the stretching torture. Ms. Luo Jinyu lost the sight in her left eye as a result of this torture.
A number of guards, both male and female, worked in two shifts torturing practitioners. The guards who directly participated in this torture are Ren Hongzan, Yu Huijing, team leader Zhang Huan, assistant team leader Zhang Lei, and Zhang Lili. Zhang Huan is known to be especially brutal. Zhang Lei is also known for her brutality, becoming enraged and slapping practitioners. Ren is known to cruelly insult practitioners.
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