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Published on 11/23/2001 Practitioners are tied up and beaten with electric batons, rubber tubes, and "wolf teeth" sticks. The insults and beatings given to female practitioners are often even more brutal.
Published on 11/23/2001 Practitioners who are on hunger strike are tied to the "Dead Person’s Bed" so that their hands and feet can’t move, and they are brutally force-fed through the nose. Many practitioners have lost their lives from this torture.
Published on 11/23/2001 Practitioner is fixed to a chair with the bead bent back, the nose pinched, and the teeth pried apart so that food is forced into the body through inhalation.
Published on 11/23/2001 Illustrations of Torture Methods Used in Chinese Detention Centers and Forced Labor Camps. The foot shackle is combined with handcuffs. One hand is handcuffed to the other hand between two legs. The shackle weighs over 20 pounds. The policemen torture determined practitioners this way for a long time. The practitioners who are tortured this way cannot go to sleep, walk, stand, use the bathroom, or eat a meal. They have to walk in a half-squatting and bowing position.
Published on 11/23/2001 With both arms tightly tied behind the back, both feet off the ground or only the toes barely touching the ground, one is hung from a high place with rope. When the rope is tightly fastened, the rope will cut into one’s flesh, which is extremely painful.
Published on 11/23/2001 In order to prevent practitioners from doing the exercises, the prison guards handcuff practitioners behind their backs for a long time. Practitioners handcuffed in this way cannot use the bathroom, eat or sleep.
Published on 11/23/2001 Practitioner is locked in a cage shorter than a person’s height and of a width and length that make it difficult for a person to stand straight nor lie down. Except for a small barred door, all openings are tightly sealed. No light comes in. Sometimes they are locked up this way for 120 days.
Published on 11/23/2001 After being beaten until unconscious, practitioners were dragged away by the feet, displaying horrifying wounds and injuries from the beating to onlookers.
Published on 1/28/2002 According to those who have escaped from Chinese labor camps and detention centers prison guards have commanded guard dogs to attack Falun Dafa practitioners!
Published on 1/28/2002 Practitioners who have already been beaten are further tortured with a hand-crafted shocking device.
Published on 1/28/2002 Guards use plastic bags to suffocate Falun Dafa practitioners in forced labor camps.
Published on 10/9/2002 In the winter, Falun Dafa practitioners are stripped and drenched with cold water, or tied to a chair next to a cold air vent, and  splashed with icy water.
Published on 5/21/2004 Practitioner’s legs and feet are first tied tightly together, with the arms and hands tied behind the back. Then the practitioner’s neck and legs are tied together very tightly, almost causing suffocation. The whole body is then pushed under the bed and several people sit it.
Published on 5/21/2004 Practitioner is hung upside down by his feet, causing his blood to flow to his head. After a long time, it can result in loss of consciousness or even death.
Published on 6/7/2004 One practitioner is suspended in the air for long periods of time and the other’s head is forcefully immersed in a chamber pot.
Published on 6/7/2004 With several men standing on a board, heavy pressure is applied to the lower abdomen of young women practitioners.
Published on 6/7/2004 Practitioner is forced to walk around outside in the wind and snow without shoes or any warm clothes.
Published on 6/7/2004 Practitioner is forced to sit on the "Tiger Bench" and his knees are forcefully pressed down while his feet are elevated on several bricks.
Published on 6/7/2004 Practitioner is burned with lit cigarette and hot iron.
Published on 6/7/2004 Practitioner is suspended in the air and beaten for long periods of time.
Published on 6/7/2004 Several prison guards and criminals tied my hands and feet and forced me down on a board. Then they inserted the tube into my month, and held my mouth open by using a steel expander in order to pour in a corn gruel. They placed the container over six feet high to create the pressure necessary for the feeding.  Steadfast Falun Gong practitioners were force-fed with concentrated salt, irritating chemicals and hot chili pepper mixed with water.
Published on 6/7/2004 Long sharp bammboo sticks are inserted under the fingernails.
Published on 6/7/2004 Two assailants force the legs apart while two others physically assault the practitioner.
Published on 6/7/2004 After being tortured to the point of passing out, practitioners are revived by pouring cold water on them.
Published on 6/8/2004 In this torture method, practitioners are dragged away at night and thrown into a pit dug by guards. While blinded by a flashlight and shocked with electric batons, the victim is buried up to his chest.
Published on 6/10/2004 This painful torture method involves handcuffing the practitioner’s hands to a bed frame and and swinging him or her back and forth by ropes tied to his feet.
Published on 6/10/2004 Practitioners fingers are squeezed or pounded with ard objects inserted between the fingers causing injury to the ligaments, which was extremely painful and crippling.
Published on 6/16/2004 Labor camp guards tie practitioners to the back of a vehicle, then drag him at high speeds, resulting in tragically deep, bloody flesh wounds that sometimes expose the bones.
Published on 6/17/2004 Water Dungeon is a torture method in which practitioners were stripped and put in dark cells full of dirty water up to their chests for an arbitrary duration of time. Some practitioners died and others suffered from rotting skin.
Published on 6/17/2004 Police of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province fastened over 100 push pins on practitioners’ bodies.
Published on 6/17/2004 One policeman, or a group of policemen, rape women practitioners.
Published on 6/30/2004 Death Frame is a rectangular metal frame with a thick metal cuff at each corner used to secure the victim’s hands and feet, forcing him or her to bend in a painful position, unable to straighten the body or sit down.
Published on 7/18/2004 Several guards gang up to beat elderly practitioner.
Published on 7/18/2004 Practitioner is locked in a cage and emersed in a pool of dirty water up to his or her neck.
Published on 7/18/2004 Falun Gong practitioners on hunger strike are force fed in a brutal and dangerous manner.
Published on 8/25/2004 The body is bent forward with the head hanging downward, the legs spread apart, and the arms are pulled up from behind.
Published on 8/25/2004 Several practitioners are lined up and pushed together tightly, with the first person’s legs together against a wall, and the last person’s legs spread wide apart, for six to eight hours.
Published on 9/2/2004 Demonstration of Torture Methods Used on Falun Gong Practitioners in Shenyang City’s Longshan Forced Labor Camp (Photos). Torture Method: Brutal Force-Feeding. At the end of June 2001 in the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp, practitioners Wang Hong and Zhang Lirong were savagely force-fed. (Longshan Forced Labor Camp was the party behind the persecution). Several police fixed Falun Gong practitioner on a chair with the head bent backward, the nose pinched and teeth pried apart with a metal spoon. Then, half of a piece of crumbled cornbread was put into a soda drink bottle, with the addition of salted water. Since the nose was pinched, the practitioner could only breathe through the mouth. Food was fed with each inhalation of a breath. Sometimes, they choked on the mixture and it went everywhere. The practitioners who suffered from force-feeding said afterwards, "I don’t know what they put into my body. The only sensation was bitter and salty." This kind of painful torture happened three times a day.
Published on 9/2/2004 Several guards pushed the practitioner to squatting position, with the head forced between the legs until the ittouched the ground and the upper back leaned against wall. The practitioner was fixed in this position for several hours.
Published on 9/13/2004 A guard rubs female practitioner on the face and the mouth with police batons, insults her by putting his legs on her shoulders and pulling her forward and beats practitioners on the face and hands with an electric baton.
Published on 9/13/2004 A male policeman rides on a female Falun Gong practitioner.
Published on 9/16/2004 With his hands tied behind his back, the practitioner is shocked by several electric batons simultaneously.
Published on 9/16/2004 Shocking a practitioner by inserting an electric baton into his mouth.
Published on 9/16/2004 Assailants stab the soles of the practitioner’s feet and shock his body with an electric baton.
Published on 9/18/2004 Prison guards insert needles connected by wires to an electric baton into the victim’s acupuncture points or other sensitive areas. At high voltages, the victim is jolted into the air causing the entire body to convulse. Those with heart problems often died.
Published on 9/30/2004 In this brutal torture method, a rough rubber tube is forcefully inserted through the nose, sometimes causing death by suffocation or forcing food into the lungs.
Published on 10/1/2004 Four prisoners stripped the practitioner and forced him to the bathroom, where they taped up his hands and feet and put him into a water basin, with only his head above water, then sprayed water into his nose and mouth for more than ten minutes.
Published on 10/1/2004 Four prisoners stripped the practitioner,taped up his hands and feet, placed him in a full water basin with only his head above water, then dunked his head in the water for several minutes, until he was forced to accept brainwashing.
Published on 10/1/2004 Four prisoners stripped the practitioner and carried him to the bathroom, where they held him upside down and lowered him headfirst into water for several minutes in order to make him accept brainwashing.
Published on 10/1/2004 Four prisoners stripped the practitioner, taped up his hands and feet, soaked him in a full water basin with only his head above water, then dunked his head in the water for several minutes, until he was forced to accept brainwashing.
Published on 10/1/2004 Four prisoners stripped the practitioner and carried him to the bathroom, where they pressed his head into water for several minutes in order to force him to accept brainwashing.
Published on 10/1/2004 Triangle belts used to beat practitioners easily inflict open wounds.
Published on 10/1/2004 The practitioner’s hands are shackled to an upper bunk, then one foot is hung up so the other foot barely touches the ground. Some practitioners endured this painful position for 15 days.
Published on 10/14/2004 Two prisoners press the practitioner on the floor and secure his feet. Then they pull his arms up and bend them backwards The practitioner can hardly breathe and his arms feel as if they are breaking off.
Published on 10/14/2004 Practitioner is tied with strong ropes in the shape of a ball, bent at the waist, and hung from the wrists for 20 minutes to over an hour.
Published on 10/15/2004 Assailants stand on the practitioners’ legs, stomping on them with force, while violently beating and kicking him.
Published on 10/15/2004 Guards beat the practitioner with a bamboo baton until the baton is broken. They then use a new bamboo baton to continue the beating.
Published on 10/27/2004 Several nurses from Shuangyang Hospital tied Falun Dafa practitioner Chen Xiangfen to a bed and injected her with harmful drugs.
Published on 10/28/2004 Perpetrators shock practitioners with electric batons, kick their faces with leather boots, and flogged them with hard rubber hoses.
Published on 11/5/2004 Guards used the "small white dragon" (a white plastic tube about one inch in diameter and about 8 inches long) to drill into practitioner Huang Yuedong’s armpits and on the inner sides of his thighs. Four fist-sized holes were dug out and a rib was fractured. They also twisted the plastic tube until they had made two holes in his chest. Each hole was about an inch in diameter. They then put salt in the holes and brushed them with a toothbrush. They also inserted electric batons into the holes and shocked him.
Published on 11/11/2004 Guards hung bricks around elderly practitioner’s neck and she was also handcuffed and suspended in the air for up to 40 hours, with only her toes touching the ground.
Published on 11/19/2004 Practitioner’s mouth was taped and she was hung up by ropes for a long time, causing her to sweat and vomit in a puddle below her feet.
Published on 11/19/2004 Practitioner was hung by her thumbs, placed in solitary confinement, and tortured in many others ways. After being suspended like that for a long time, her thumbs became deformed and her hands disabled.
Published on 11/24/2004 The victim is forced to bend his body at a right angle to the legs, and raise his arms behind his back. The guards even pushed the victims’ heads under the table. The torture is so painful that the victims’ sweat soaked a large area of the cement floor.
Published on 11/25/2004 Practitioners head is forced between his legs and tied so that he faced forward, nearly suffocating him.
Published on 12/11/2004 Guards instigated criminal inmate in labor camp to beat practitioner with a shovel, breaking his leg and cutting into the flesh.
Published on 12/24/2004 Ms. Li Xiuzhen was deprived of sleep for 28 days. When she was very sleepy, prison guards used a small piece of hard wood to keep her eyes open.
Published on 12/24/2004 Ms. Li Xiuzhen was deprived of sleep for 28 days. Her eyes were kept open by taping the skin above and below the eyes.
Published on 12/24/2004 Ms. Li Xiuzhen was tied and forced under a chair. After enduring this torture for a long time, her weight was reduced to a little over 40 pounds.