Illustrations of Torture Methods Used to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners. Illustrations by Lu Jing.
1. Brutal Beating
The police tie practitioners' hands and then hang them up. They then proceed to beat practitioners with spiked clubs. Sometimes the beating lasts for several hours.
The camp guards order the inmates to beat practitioners, and reward the inmates by reducing their prison terms.
The police officers persecute female Falun Gong practitioners shamelessly. They strip off the female practitioners' clothes and then beat them. After the beating, there are cuts and bruises all over their bodies. A large number of the female practitioners are elderly women. Many female practitioners were beaten to death; however, the police told their families that they died from heart attack or made up some other stories. Sometimes, the police cremated the bodies without allowing the family members to see them.
2. Hanging Up in the Air
This is a very cruel torture. Practitioners' hands are tied with thin ropes and then they are hung up for several hours, or even several days. Sometimes, the rope was so tight it broke; and sometimes the rope cut into the flesh. Some practitioners lost consciousness while being hung up. In many cases, the practitioners were hung by their handcuffs, which caused broken bones. After the torture, some practitioners suffered injuries to their hands and arms. As a result they had difficulty using their hands and arms for a long time. Some suffered severe injury to their arms and hands, and thus became disabled.
3. Handcuffing Hands Behind the Back with One Hand Crossed Over a Shoulder
Practitioners' two hands are handcuffed behind the back with one hand crossed over a shoulder. First, the police push practitioners down to the ground on their stomachs and then step on practitioners' backs, then forcefully pull the two handcuffs to lock them together. It causes great pain to the practitioners.
4. Sitting on a Small Stool
This is not an ordinary stool. There are very small squares carved or molded on the surface. The police tie the practitioners so that they can't stand up. After sitting on the stool for a while, the small squares cut into the practitioners flesh, causing the buttocks to bleed and fester. This is a very cruel torture.
5. Deprived of Sleep, Forced to stand
The police order criminal inmates to watch practitioners 24 hours a day. Practitioners are deprived of sleep for several consecutive days or even half a month. However, the inmates take turns resting. When practitioners are sleepy, the inmates poke them with needles. Some practitioners were stabbed so often that it resulted in severe trembling.
6. Forced-feeding Feces
The police force-feed practitioner feces, and they even put feces on practitioners' bodies and on their faces.
7. Tacked with Push Pins
Police of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province have fastened more than 100 push pins on practitioners' bodies.
8. Exposed to Extreme Weather
In temperature of -20 -- 30oC (-4 -- 18oF) in winter, practitioners are allowed to wear only underclothes while being forced to stay outdoors for an extended period of time.
9. Water Dungeon
Practitioners were stripped naked and put in cells full of dirty water up to their chests. The cells are dark without any sunlight. The torture time is entirely according to the police officers' mood. Some practitioners were tortured to death and some practitioners' skin became rotten.
10. Injected with Drugs
Some practitioners were sent to mental hospitals, although they were mentally very healthy. The practitioners were injected with drugs that damage the nervous system and some suffered mental breakdowns as a result of this torture. When practitioners asked the officials of the mental hospitals why they were doing this, they replied, "We have no choice, Jiang ordered us to do so."
11. Sexual Abuse
The police shock female practitioners' breasts and genitals with electric batons, and they even insert electrical batons into the practitioners' vaginas to shock them. Even unmarried female practitioners have suffered this torture.
12. Rape or Group Rape
One policeman, or a group of policemen, rape female practitioners.