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Photo: China Modern Torture Methods (6)- Savage beatings

Posted by Author on January 16, 2007

The Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group

Evidence has surfaced of over 100 torture methods being employed against Falun Gong practitioners in China’s labour camps, detention centers, and mental hospitals.

Torture Methods (6) – Savage beatingsSavage beatings

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been routinely beaten while in police custody for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. Police frequently beat practitioners with plastic truncheons, wooden boards, belts, and spiked batons, to name just a few.

( Picture at right: Painting: Savage beatings )

Many practitioners have had their bones broken or have incurred internal bleeding as a result of these beatings, and dozens – if not hundreds – have died.

In most cases, their bodies are hurriedly cremated to destroy evidence of abuse in custody.


1. 25-year-old female worker extremely beaten in custody

Liu Aiqing, female, 25, employee of the Shouguang Phosphate Fertilizer Factory, resident of Sunjiaji Town, Shouguang City, Shandong Province. (in east China)

Injury on Ms. Liu Aiqing's leg (1) On June 4, 2001, Ms. Liu Aiqing was arrested in Majia Village of Sunjiaji Town.

The police grabbed Ms. Liu by her shoulders and arms, punched her fore-head, and slapped her face repeatedly. As a result, Ms. Liu was covered with bruises, and her forehead, face, and lips became swollen.

On the evening of June 6, six drunken policemen dragged three Falun Injury on Ms. Liu Aiqing's leg (2)Gong practitioners, including Ms. Liu, to a room and started another round of savage beating. The policemen grabbed the practitioners’ hair and took turns beating the them on the torso or the legs with metal batons. They also used high-voltage electric batons.

During the torture, a group of policemen beat Ms. Liu with leather belts, “Billy Clubs” (an iron or lead bar covered by rubber), and electric batons. When she passed out as a result of the extreme pain, the police poured cold water on her to re-vive her, and then resumed beating her.

The torture continued for several hours.

The next day, Ms. Liu was near death and was sent to the hospital. A medical examination revealed many serious injuries including hematuria, hypotension, and dehydration. Many blood clots were pumped out of her swollen legs.

Several days’ later, surgical drainage was performed leaving her right leg with two large holes.

One morning at the hospital, Ms. Liu was forcibly given an injection. Shortly afterwards, she lost consciousness When she awoke at around 4 p.m., she noticed that plastic surgery had been performed to re-place the damaged skin on her legs. (photo above).

This surgery was performed to cover up the evidence of the extreme torture Ms. Liu had endured.

2. 19-Year-Old Girl Beaten to Death while in Police Custody

Mr. Chu Congrui Chu Congrui, female, 19, resident of Xujia Village, Tiande Town, Shulan City of Jilin Province. (in Northeast China)

On December 1, 2000, Ms. Chu Congrui went to Beijing to appeal to the government to stop persecuting Falun Gong. She was arrested and detained at the Haidian District Police Substation.

She died at the substation on December 13, 2000.

On December 17, 2000, the Haidian District Police notified Ms. Chu’s family to come and claim her body.

The police claimed that Ms. Chu died from fasting, but a doctor disagreed. The doctor told Ms. Chu’s family that her nose was broken, her face and lips were severely swollen, her body was bloody all over, and both ears were plugged with blood-soaked cotton swabs. These signs indicated that Ms. Chu had suffered horrific physical pain and mental anguish while being violently beaten before she died.

On December 18, 2000, she was cremated in Changping County in Beijing.

Ms. Chu’s parents have suffered enormous sorrow and grief. When Ms. Chu’s fiancé and her mother returned to Shulan City from Beijing, the local policeman tried to arrest them simply because they knew the truth of Ms. Chu’s death.

In order to avoid arrest by the local police, they have both been forced to flee their homes and go into hiding.

3. 32-year-old female teacher beaten to death

Ms. Zhao Xin (photo at right), female, 32, resident of Beijing, a faculty of the Beijing University of Business and Industryms. zhaoxin

Ms. Zhao Xin was arrested on June 19, 2000, when went to Zizhuyuan Park to do Falun Gong exercises. She was sent to the Qinghe Detention Center of the Haidian Police Department.

In the detention center, the officers, led by Bai Gang, severely beat and tortured Ms. Zhao because she refused to renounce Falun Gong. They kicked her and punched her face violently, injuring her head and left eye.

Ms. Zhao went on a hunger strike to protest the maltreatment. Responding in violence, the police force-fed her and beat her with a heavy object. The beating fractured her neck vertebrae, and Ms. Zhao became paralyzed from the neck.

On June 22, 2000, Ms. Zhao was sent to the Haidian Hospital while still in shackles and handcuffs. The police ordered the hospital to perform surgery on her without informing her family.

Ms. Zhao remained paralyzed after the surgery.

Ms. Zhao died on December 11, 2000, after another six months of suffering.


more savage beating cases can be found from here, here and here .

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China: 2508 Family Members’ Open Letter Expose Torture, the Epoch Times, Dec 11, 2006
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5 Responses to “Photo: China Modern Torture Methods (6)- Savage beatings”

  1. Alexis Malzers said

    China is a horrible place :( How can they just keep on beating and force feeding people without feeling guilty? Its terrible!!

  2. […] Methods- – Mechanics of Persecution – Torture Methods Savage Beatings Photo: China Modern Torture Methods (6)- Savage beatings Status of Chinese People Dying Zhao Xin suffering with neck vertebrae smashed as the result of brutal beating One of […]

  3. little ducky said

    i agree with stan.

  4. Stan Kabrt said

    You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

  5. joseph conley said

    why may i ask, is this religion being persecuted? please respond to my personal mail at-

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