June 12, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Heilongjiang Province, China
(Minghui.org) Ms. Liu Shufen, 39 years old, was detained at the Heilongjiang Women’s Prison for 11 years, where she experienced extensive torture. After the detention term expired, however, 610 Office agents sent her to a brainwashing center to continue mistreating her.
Ms. Liu, who worked at Shengfeng Shopping Center in Ranghulu District, Daqing City, was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment in May 2002 for telling others about Falun Gong. She was detained at Heilongjiang Women’s Prison. Because of her belief and determination, she suffered severe mistreatment and torture. The following are some of the abuses she was subjected to.
Handcuffed behind the back and hung up: The handcuffing was very tight and tore open her flesh, making it bleed. Because her flesh had been torn open, the handcuffs were right up against Ms. Liu’s bones. It was so painful that she lost consciousness several times.
Hung up high: The bones in her entire body felt as if torn apart. A victim of this torture would lose all feeling in her body and would lose consciousness after a few hours.
Handcuffed to a bed and dragged: Ms. Liu’s hands were cuffed behind her back and fastened to a bed. Guards then ordered her to drag the bed forward and walk. It was very painful.
Tied up: Hands were cuffed behind the back with legs and feet tied up with ropes. Guards then forced her to sit on a concrete floor for several days, from 4 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day. In addition to mental pressure, guards slapped her in the face with books. As a result, her face became bruised and swollen.
Detained alone: Both hands and feet cuffed. Legs were stretched straight and tied up.
Solitary confinement: Ms. Liu was subjected to this for several months. Hands were cuffed behind the back 24 hours a day, with legs hung up and stretched. It was so painful that she could hardly sleep. Washing and toilet use were prohibited. Because Ms. Liu could not use the toilet when she needed to, she frequently had abdominal pain.
Force-feeding: Ms. Liu went on hunger strike for more than one year to protest the mistreatment. Inmates forcibly inserted thick, hard rubber pipes into her esophagus and stomach. This caused her esophagus to bleed and she had stomach pain. They also used hard tools to injure her teeth, mouth, upper jaw, and tongue. This often caused bleeding.
Denied family visit: Ms. Liu is the only child of her parents. Her father was nearly 80 years old and missed her very much. Once he traveled to the prison. Because of illness and inability to walk, he climbed into the prison and begged guards to allow him to visit his only child. The guards refused his request and dragged him out of the gate. Seven years ago before he passed away, he often asked the people around him, “Do you know when my daughter will come back?”
Ms. Liu’s mother is 76 years old. She was forced to jump out of the building in April 2008 because she was chased by police, and broke several ribs. She was looking forward to seeing her only child, as Ms. Liu’s release date was approaching. She traveled at 4 a.m. on May 11, 2013, to pick up Ms. Liu and was devastated to hear that Ms. Liu had been taken away at midnight by her workplace 610 Office and the Daqing Petroleum Administration 610 Office. With tears and sobbing, she asked around and in the end learned that Ms. Liu was sent to the Qinglongshan Brainwashing Center in Jiansanjiang, Heilongjiang Province. She was disappointed and upset, and misses her daughter very much.
Earlier reports:“The Persecution I Experienced at Heilongjiang Province Women’s Prison”
“Ms. Liu Shufen in Critical Condition after a Seven-Month Hunger Strike ” http://en.minghui.org/emh/articles/2006/1/7/68764.html
“Liu Shufen Holds Hunger Strike – Her 78-Year-Old Father Longs for Her Release (Photos)”
Personnel responsible for this:Zhang Liangjun, workplace party head: +86-459-5796332 (Office), +86-459-5093868 (Home), +86-13329596998 (Cell)
Fang Fuxing, workplace company president: +86-459-5693999 (Office), +86-459-5925885 (Home), +86-13304698885 (Cell)
Liu Donghua, workplace security officer: +86-13634591458 (Cell)
Liu Xiping, Daqing Petroleum Administration 610 Office: +86-459-5973166 (Office), +86-459-5988028 (Home), +86-13936772469 (Cell)
Liu Jianjun, 610 Office manager: +86-459-5993351 (Office), +86-459-6854538 (Home), +86-13936732459 (Cell)
Fu Wei, 610 Office deputy officer:+86-459-5982575 (Office), +86-459-5763068 (Home), +86-13936772723 (Cell)
(For more perpetrators’ contact information, please refer to the original Chinese article)
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