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Up to 190,000 may have died as a result of China’s weapons tests

Posted by Author on April 20, 2009

Michael Sheridan, Times Online, April 19, 2009 –

The nuclear test grounds in the wastes of the Gobi desert have fallen silent but veterans of those lonely places are speaking out for the first time about the terrible price exacted by China’s zealous pursuit of the atomic bomb.

They talk of picking up radioactive debris with their bare hands, of sluicing down bombers that had flown through mushroom clouds, of soldiers dying before their time of strange and rare diseases, and children born with mysterious cancers.

These were the men and women of Unit 8023, a special detachment charged with conducting atomic tests at Lop Nur in Xinjiang province, a place of utter desolation and – until now – complete secrecy.

“I was a member of Unit 8023 for 23 years,” said one old soldier in an interview. “My job was to go into the blast zone to retrieve test objects and monitoring equipment after the explosion.

“When my daughter was born she was diagnosed with a huge tumour on her spinal cord. The doctors blame nuclear fallout. She’s had two major operations and has lived a life of indescribable hardship. And all we get from the government is 130 yuan [£13] a month.”

Hardship and risk counted for little when China was determined to join the nuclear club at any cost.

Soldiers galloped on horseback towards mushroom clouds, with only gas masks for protection.

Scientists jumped for joy, waving their little red books of Maoist thought, while atomic debris boiled in the sky.

Engineers even replicated a full-scale Beijing subway station beneath the sands of the Gobi to test who might survive a Sino-Soviet armageddon.

New research suggests the Chinese nuclear tests from 1964 to 1996 claimed more lives than those of any other nation. Professor Jun Takada, a Japanese physicist, has calculated that up to 1.48m people were exposed to fallout and 190,000 of them may have died from diseases linked to radiation.

“Nuclear sands” – a mixture of dust and fission products – were blown by prevailing winds from Lop Nur towards towns and villages along the ancient Silk Road from China to the West.

The victims included Chinese, Uighur Muslims and Tibetans, who lived in these remote regions. Takada found deformed children as far away as Kazakhstan. No independent scientific study has ever been published inside China.

It is the voices of the Chinese veterans, however, that will reso-nate loudest in a nation proud of its nuclear status but ill informed about the costs. One group has boldly published letters to the state council and the central military commission – the two highest government and military bodies – demanding compensation.

“Most of us are between 50 and 70 and in bad health,” they said. “We did the most hazardous job of all, retrieving debris from the missile tests.

“We were only 10 kilometres [six miles] from the blast. We entered the zone many times with no protective suits, only goggles and gas masks. Afterwards, we just washed ourselves down with plain water.”

A woman veteran of Unit 8023 described in an interview how her hair had fallen out. She had lost weight, suffered chronic insomnia and had episodes of confusion.

“Between 1993 and 1996 the government speeded up the test programme, so I assisted at 10 underground explosions,” she said. “We had to go into the test zone to check highly radioactive instruments. Now I’m too sick to work – will the government help me?”

The price was paid by more than one generation. “My father was in Unit 8023 from 1967 to 1979, when his job was to wash down aircraft that had flown through the mushroom clouds,” said a 37-year-old man.

“I’ve been disabled by chronic immune system diseases all my life and my brother’s daughter was born with a heart defect,” he said. “Our family has spent thousands of yuan on operations over the decades. Two and three generations of our family have such illnesses – was it the nuclear tests? Does our government plan any compensation?”

In fact, the government has already responded to pressure from veterans’ groups. Last year Li Xueju, the minister of civil affairs, let slip that the state had started to pay “subsidies” to nuclear test personnel but gave no details of the amounts.

Such is the legacy of the decision by Chairman Mao Tse-tung, in 1955, to build the bomb in order to make China a great power.

Mao was driven by fear of the US and rivalry with the Soviet Union. He coveted the might that would be bestowed by nuclear weapons on a poor agricultural nation. Celebrations greeted the first test explosion on October 16, 1964.

The scientists staged a total of 46 tests around the Lop Nur site, 1,500 miles west of Beijing. Of these tests, 23 were in the atmosphere, 22 underground and one failed. They included thermonuclear blasts, neutron bombs and an atomic bomb covertly tested for Pakistan on May 26, 1990.

One device, dropped from an aircraft on November 17, 1976, was 320 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

The last explosion in the air was in 1980, but the last underground test was not until July 29, 1996. Later that year, China signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and, once again, only the sigh of the winds could be heard in the desolation of the Gobi desert.

The financial cost remains secret, but the price of the first bomb was roughly equal to more than a third of the entire state budget for 1957 – spending that went on while at least 30m Chinese peasants died of famine and the nuclear scientists themselves lived on hardship rations.

Rare was the outsider who gained a glimpse of this huge project. One was Danny Stillman, director of technical intelligence at Los Alamos, New Mexico, home of America’s nuclear weapons. He made 10 visits to secret Chinese nuclear facilities during a period of detente and information exchange from 1990 to 2001.

“Some of the videos they showed me were of PLA [People’s Liberation Army] soldiers riding on horses – with gas masks over the noses and mouths of both the horses and the soldiers – as they were riding towards the mushroom cloud of an atmospheric surface detonation,” Stillman recalled.

“It was strange because the soldiers had swords raised above their heads as they headed for the radioactive fallout. I have always wondered how many of them survived.”

Stillman was also allowed to see the lengths to which the Chinese scientists had gone to experiment with annihilation in the desert.

Like the Americans, the Chinese placed caged live animals, tanks, planes, vehicles and buildings around test sites. Such were the remains gathered by the men and women of Unit 8302.

“The surprise to me was that they also had a full-scale Beijing subway station with all supporting utilities constructed at an undefined depth directly underneath,” said Stillman.

“There were 10,000 animals and a model of a Yangtze River bridge,” recalled Wu Qian, a scientist.

Li Yi, a woman doctor, added: “Animals placed two kilometres from the blast centre were burnt to cinders and those eight kilometres away died within a few days.”

China had borrowed Soviet blueprints and spied on the West, according to The Nuclear Express, a book by Stillman and Thomas Reed, the former US air force secretary.

It explains how China then exploited its human capital to win technological parity with the US for just 4% of the effort – 45 successful test explosions against more than 1,000 American tests.

“The Chinese nuclear weapon scientists I met . . . were exceptionally brilliant,” Stillman said.

Of China’s top 10 pioneers, two were educated at Edinburgh University – Cheng Kaijia, director of the weapons laboratory, and Peng Huan-wu, designer of the first thermonuclear bomb. Six went to college in the United States, one in France and one in Germany.

For all this array of genius, no Chinese scientist has dared to publish a study of the human toll.

That taboo has been broken by Takada, a physicist at the faculty of medicine at Sapporo University, who is an adviser on radiation hazards to the government of Japan.

He developed a computer simulation model, based on fieldwork at Soviet test sites in Kazakhstan, to calculate that 1.48m people were exposed to contamination during 32 years of Chinese tests.

Takada used internationally recognised radiation dosage measurements to estimate that 190,000 have died of cancer or leukaemia. He believes 35,000 foetuses were deformed or miscarried, with cases found as far away as Makanchi, near the Kazakh border with China.

To put his findings in perspective, Takada said China’s three biggest tests alone generated 4m times more radioactivity than the Chernobyl reactor accident of 1986. He has called the clouds of fallout “an air tsunami”.

Despite the pall of silence inside China, two remarkable proofs of the damage to health have come from official Communist party documents, dated 2007 and available on provincial websites.

One is a request to the health ministry from peasants’ and workers’ delegates in Xinjiang province for a special hospital to be built to cope with large numbers of patients who were “exposed to radiation or who wandered into the test zones by mistake”.

The other records a call by a party delegate named Xingfu for compensation and a study of “the severe situation of radiation sickness” in the county of Xiaobei, outside the oasis town of Dunhuang.

Both claims were rejected. Residents of Xiaobei report an alarming number of cancer deaths and children born with cleft palates, bone deformities and scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.

Specialists at hospitals in three cities along the Silk Road all reported a disproportionate number of cancer and leukaemia cases.

“I have read the Japanese professor’s work on the internet and I think it is credible,” said one. No cancer statistics for the region are made public.

Some memories, though, remain indelible. One man in Dunhuang recalled climbing up a mountain-side to watch a great pillar of dust swirl in from the desert.

“For days we were ordered to keep our windows closed and stay inside,” recounted another middle-aged man. “For months we couldn’t eat vegetables or fruits. Then after a while they didn’t bother with that any more.”

But they did go on testing. And the truth about the toll may never be known unless, one day, a future Chinese government allows pathologists to search for the answers in the cemeteries of the Silk Road.

The dead of Dunhuang lie in a waste ground on the fringe of the desert, at the foot of great dunes where tourists ride on camels. Tombs, cairns and unmarked heaps of earth dot the boundless sands.

By local tradition, the clothes of the deceased are thrown away at their funerals. Dresses, suits and children’s garments lie half-buried by dust around the graves.

“People don’t live long around here,” said a local man who led me to the graveyard. “Fifty, 60 – then they’re gone.”

– : Revolt stirs among China’s nuclear ghosts

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Protests Spread From Tibet to Western China, Many Shot to Deaths

Posted by Author on March 18, 2008

Radio Free Asia, 2008.03.16-

KATHMANDU— Violence spread from Tibet through neighboring parts of China on Sunday as anti-Chinese protesters took to the streets in Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai provinces, with large crowds of Tibetans marching on government buildings.

In the Ngaba [in Chinese, Aba] prefecture of Gansu province, witnesses reported clashes near Kirti monastery and deaths from gunfire. “Just now eight bodies have arrived in Kirti monastery,” an eyewitness inside the monastery said in an interview.

Another Tibetan who joined the Ngaba protests reported seeing Tibetans killed by gunfire from inside a police post after the Tibetans attacked police buildings.

“Four Tibetans were killed by gunfire while they were marching near Kirti monastery… Then a little later, another three were killed. They were shot from a distance. Before they were shot, the protesters had smashed the windows at two police posts,” the protester said. “There looked like 5,000 to 6,000 protesters….The names of the three people killed later are Tsezin, Norbu, and Lobsang Tashi.”

Many remote areas of the Sichuan, Gansu, and Qinghai plateau are home to large Tibetan populations, many of whom are nomads.

Tibetans in Ngaba confirmed the reports of clashes to RFA’s Mandarin service: “The reports you have heard are all true. This is all happening. Some things that have happened I can’t talk about because it is not convenient.”

Another Tibetan living nearby also confirmed reports of protests in Ngaba, saying they were still going on late Sunday.

Repeated calls to the Ngaba prefecture police headquarters and local government offices met busy signals. An employee at the county hospital declined to comment on the reports of casualties. “We don’t know. We don’t know right now,” the employee said.

In Gansu, Tibetan students at Lanzhou’s Northwest National University staged a peaceful demonstration on the university grounds.

“Hundreds of Tibetan students took part, and Tibetan students from other departments tried to join in but were blocked. They declared that their protest was peaceful, and they urged the Chinese authorities to stop their crackdown on Tibetans in Lhasa and other Tibetan areas,” a witness said.

“They also expressed solidarity with those Tibetans who protested in Lhasa, Labrang, and others outside Tibet. They had a banner that read, ‘We stand together with Tibetans, for glorious democracy and life.’”

In Machu county, Gannan, also in Gansu province, hundreds of Tibetans, mostly lay people, marched to county government buildings shouting “Long live the Dalai Lama!” and carrying a portrait of the Dalai Lama.

In Sichuan, “the situation is very tense,” said one Tibetan resident.

“On March 15, there were protests in Kham Tawo [in Chinese, Daofu] in Ganzi prefecture. Suddenly 10 armed police trucks arrived…Kham Sershul monastery was surrounded. They are patrolling streets and randomly checking identification,” the source said……. (more details from Radio Free Asia)

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Harsh life for China’s hill farmers

Posted by Author on December 16, 2007

BBC News, Dec. 15, 2007-

As China prepares for the 2008 Olympics, we hear a lot about the economic boom which has transformed the big cities. But BBC Business presenter Peter Day discovers that for villagers, life has not changed that much.

The farmer Ma Yu Bao is an old man.

He and his wife have seen many winters in their cave-like home carved out of a hill in the Ningxia autonomous Hui region in the middle of China.

But this coming winter will be one of the worst in his scattered settlement of Go Jong, or “Deep Ditch” village.

For the past two years, there have been no spring rains in these dry hills, mainly populated by members of a Muslim minority.

Twice in succession, the harvests have failed.

No wheat, no maize, just a handful of sheep for the Ma family to live on, plus help from relatives and a government welfare payment of 200 yuan (£13) a month which only the very poorest are eligible for.

“Life is very hard,” say the Mas, in a fatalistic way.

But their little farmyard looks out on one of the wonders of the world: a mountain landscape that is breathtakingly, picture-book China.

Their cave in the hillside is carved out of loess, the silt dumped by the desert winds over vast areas of the country to a depth of hundreds of feet.

The dry crumbly loess is shaped by occasional rains into fantastic gorges and spectacular cliffs.

And the ingenious Chinese, always short of farmland, have spent generations slicing terraces out of the fragile mountains by hand, making tier above tier of land cultivable to the very top of the hills.

Farmable, maybe, but not very productive in these arid conditions.

Two vicious droughts are merely the latest nasty reminder of the hardship of life in the hills, so far away from the new luxury in China’s booming cities……. (more details from BBC News)

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China Leader Admitted for First Time Regime is Facing Crisis

Posted by Author on January 16, 2007

By Luo Bing, Chengming Monthly Magazine (Chinese), Hongkong, Jan. 1, 2007-

Chinese President Hu Jingtao admitted recently that the Chinese Communist PartyCover, Chengming Monthly, Jan. 1, 2007 (CCP) regime is facing three unprecedented crises: A political crisis, a crisis revolving around social infrastructure, and a crisis concerning overall governance within the regime. Among them, the crisis of governance is the most threatening.

CCP is Faced With Three Unprecedented Crises

It was at the Annual Conference of the 12th Central Committee Political Bureau of 2006 that Hu admitted to the enormous pressure that the ruling party is facing. This pressure comes in the form of three unprecedented crises. These are: a political crisis, a social infrastructure crisis, and a crisis concerning governance. All three of these crises are triggered by and amplified by one another, creating a very difficult situation.

Among the three crises, the one revolving around governance of the regime is most serious. Hu wasted no time in pointing out that the most serious and urgent issue the CCP is facing is the implementation of the party’s principles and policies to the entire country. This is critical in that it is needed to check, reverse, and ultimately solve the crisis. It is directly related to the country’s fate, the interests of 1.3 billion people, and the vitality of the party as a ruling party.

Vice Premier Wu Banguo said at the meeting that the escalation of the governance crisis at the local level had all but destroyed the stability of society, economic development, financial order, and any potential for a harmonious relationship between the people and the government.

Disclosures: 200 to 250 reports regarding political issues, social stability, or accidents submitted by local governments account for half of the various reports every day.

A new trend has appeared recently, which is, more reports are about superstructure, democratic parties, and appealing events in religious circles. For example, legal proceedings against various party committees and government departments are used to put the heads of the respective government departments and legal departments into a passive state.

Premier Wen Jiabao said, “Lawsuits against the party or its government organs from all circles reflect not only the progress in the legal system and its law-making procedures, but also the administrative gap between the party, government organizations, and the law, which serves to worsen the crisis in governance.”

Summary of the 31-Province Questionnaire on CCP and its Organizations

The assessment questionnaire of CCP and its organizations of the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and the municipalities directly under the central government are summarized below:

(1) None of them are listed as Category 1 (good, very good, very satisfied), or Category 2 (good, satisfactory).

(2) Category 3 (normal) consists of: Beijing City, Tianjin City, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region. Ningxia Muslim Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Hainan Province.

(3) Category 4 (unsatisfactory, bad) consists of: Liaoning Province, Jilin Province, Guangdong Province, Fujian Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Shanghai City, Shandong Province, Sichuan Province, Guizhou Province, Gansu Province and other provinces.

(4) Category 5 (very dissatisfied, poor) consists of: Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Heilongjiang Province, Anhui Province, Jiangxi Province, Henan Province, Hubei Province, Hunan Province, Chongqing City, Shaanxi Province, Yunnan Province and Qinghai Province. Among them, Henan, Anhui, Shanxi, Hunan received very low points. In the provinces (autonomous regions) which are classified as Category 5 (very dissatisfied, poor), city government, police officers, and the legal system are going through judicial darkness and collusion with the business sector. The society is chaotic and wide gaps have developed between the rich and the poor, resulting in fierce, often violent protests.

The Central Committee of the CCP dispatched teams to 19 provinces (autonomous regions) in light of the current situation.

Central Authorities Have Introduced New Plan For Dealing with Social Gatherings

The Central Committee and State Council of the CCP recently promulgated a number of regulations detailing ways to strictly deal with group activities.

It includes five topics in total. It stresses that the accidents resulting from local governments’ violation of regulations and policies made by the Central Committee of the CCP would be investigated for dereliction of duty. If large-scale protests occur and cause casualties and economic losses, the corresponding people in the local government must be held responsible for serious misconduct and receive criminal prosecution.

The so-called “scale” criterion means above 5000 people in the provincial cities and above 2,000 people in other cities are involved in an accident, or above 20 people wounded, including five or more death in an accident, or with economic losses( direct and indirect) of more than 20 million yuan (about U.S. $ 2.5 million).

Chengming Monthly Magazine (Chinese) is the most widely read political magazine published in Hong Kong.
– This Article translated from Chinese by the Epochtimes

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Photo: China Modern Torture Methods (4)- Psychiatric & Drug Abuse

Posted by Author on January 6, 2007

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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 (3) – Psychiatric and Drug AbuseDrug abuse

Judicial psychiatry against religious or political dissidents is emphatically prohibited by internationally agreed-upon standards of legal and medical ethics.

The exposure of political and abusive psychiatry in the former Soviet Union was once a major human rights concern. It eventually forced the withdrawal of the Soviet All-Union Society of Psychiatrists and Neuropathologists from the World Psychiatric Association. ( Picture right: painting: drug injection abuse )

Since July 1999, however, many Falun Gong practitioners have, at great risks to their own lives, been sending into psychiatric hospitals by the Chinese government.

In addition to turning mental hospitals into veritable brainwashing institutions and torture camps, the Chinese government also seeks to incriminate Falun Gong for the tragedies that the Chinese government itself has caused. There have been more than a few reports on how the heartless police and “doctors” shouted at practitioners: “We are going to make you lose you mind, make you commit suicide, and publicize your cases as examples of ‘Falun Gong’ insanity.”

Daniel B. Borenstein, President of the American Psychiatric Association, wrote a letter to the New York Times entitled “Jailed in China: Confront the Abuse” published March 27, 2001, in which he stated: “The WPA [World Psychiatric Association] Committee on the Use and Abuse of Psychiatry has moved too slowly in the face of serious accusations about psychiatric imprisonment of Falun Gong members, union and student leaders, and others who are diagnosed as “political maniacs” and subjected to shock therapy and psycho-tropic medications.”


1. Ma Yanfang Died from Psychiatric Torture

Ms. Ma YanfangMa Yanfang (photo left) , female, 33, from Xingshigou Village of the Darenhe Region of Zhucheng Town, Weifang City, Shandong Province ( in East China).

In May 2000, Ms. Ma Yanfang was detained in Beijing for appealing to the government to stop its the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

When she went on a hunger strike to protest her illegal detention, the authorities took her to the Zhucheng Mental Hospital in Zhucheng Town. Though she was a healthy person, she was treated like a mental patient.

Under direct orders from the Weifang City Government Officials, the staff in the hospital forced her to take drugs intended for the mentally ill. Soon, her health deteriorated.

After being kept drugged for two months, in September 2000, Ms. Ma died in the hospital.

The officials from her factory threatened her parents, advising them not to inquire any further into the circumstances surrounding their daughter’s death.

2. Shi Bei Tortured to Death in the Mental Hospital

Ms. ShibeiShi Bei ( photo left) , female, 49, lived and worked in Fuyang City, Zhejiang Province

Location: The Seventh Hospital of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province (in South China)

In May 2000, because Ms. Shi Bei practiced Falun Gong, the Police Department of Fuyang City sent her to the Seventh Hospital of Hangzhou City (a mental hospital).

Although Ms. Shi was healthy both mentally and physically, she was treated like a mental patient.

In the hospital, the basic necessities for living and sanitation were neglected. The ward was no different from a jail cell. The “bed” was just planks laid flat, and covered with straw.

The hospital staff, under pressure from the police, gave Ms. Shi injections of large doses of sedatives, causing her health to deteriorate. To force her to renounce Falun Gong, she was not given any food for a whole week.

On September 10, 2000, Ms. Shi died from the torture and psychiatric abuse.

3. School Vice Principal Died from Overdose of Psychotropic Drugs

Lu hongfengLu Hongfeng (photo left ), female, 37, vice principal of the No. 1 Elementary School, Lingwu City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region ( in Northwest China)

Location: The Lingwu Mental Hospital, Lingwu City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

In March 2000, the Education Bureau of Lingwu City suspended Ms. Lu Hongfeng because she signed a letter of appeal requesting an end to the the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. On June 7, 2000, the authorities and her husband took her to the mental hospital.

In the hospital, she was tied to the bed and forcibly injected with large quantities of drugs. In order to make her renounce Falun Gong, she was given eight times the normal dosage.

After fifty days of torture in the hospital she had became very weak, as the drugs destroyed her central nervous system.

In July 2000, she was sent home, but her husband continued to give her large doses of drugs to further damage her nervous system.

On September 6, 2000, she died from the psychiatric abuse.

4. Associate Professor Tortured Twice at the Mental Hospital

Ms. Wu XiaohuaWu Xiaohua (photo left) , female, 47, an associate professor of the Environment Art Department at Anhui Civil Construction Engineering College, Hefei City, Anhui Province ( in East China)

Location: The No.4 People’s Hospital, Yellow Mountain Road No. 316, Hefei City, Anhui Province.

In July 2001, Professor Wu Xiaohua was arrested for practicing Falun Gong and secretly detained at the No. 4 People’s Hospital of Hefei City in Anhui Province (a mental hospital) without her family or her university being informed. Her illegal detention there was disclosed only after the hospital asked her family to pay the patient care fee.

At the hospital, she was given injections and was force-fed drugs. She was not released until March 2001.

At the end of April, Prof. Wu was again arrested while working at the university.

She went on a hunger strike to protest her illegal arrest. As a punishment, her hands and feet were tied down and she was brutally force-fed. Her college also terminated her teaching appointment.

In October 2001, during the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting held in Shanghai, Prof. Wu was placed under house arrest. She was arrested again and sent first to a labor camp, and then sent to the No. 4 People’s Hospital again.

The police from the labor camp affirmed that Prof. Wu could be discharged as soon as she renounces Falun Gong. Currently she is still detained in the hospital and forced to receive infusions of drugs every day.

5. Six Army Falun Gong Practitioners Drugged in the No. 261 Mental Hospital of the Liberation Army

Location: The No. 261 Hospital of the Liberation Army, Beijing

Mr. Zhao Xinli(1). Zhao Xinli (photo left) , male, 37, an in-service military officer, Lieutenant rank, the 89605 Army Equipment Headquarters

In February 2000, Lieutenant Zhao Xinli was arrested and detained at the No. 261 Hospital of the Liberation Army, a mental hospital.

Lieutenant Zhao was injected daily with drugs that harmed his nervous system, leaving him weak and confused. The doctor also beat him and verbally abused him.

Lieutenant Zhao was given excruciatingly painful shocks with an electric probe.

(2). Li Qiuxia, female, 52, an in-service military officer, and a pharmacist at the Navy Headquarters Hospi-tal.

On June 2, 2000, the authorities sent Ms. Li Qiuxia to the No. 261 Hospital of the Liberation Army. She refused to take the drugs, so the nurses tried to pry her mouth open and insert a tube into her stomach.

Once, the nurses tied her to a post and inserted two electric needles in her temples. As the needles penetrated her flesh, her muscles twitched. The painwas excruciating.

She was also forced to take drugs that affected her central nervous system.

Nobody was allowed to visit her.

(3). Wang Ning, female, 46, an employee of the Navy Headquarters Hospital

On May 30, 2000, Ms. Wang Ning was also committed to No. 261 Hospital of the Liberation Army in Beijing. Three other Falun Gong practitioners from the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) were also incarcerated in the hospital during this period.

None of them had any history of mental illness.

6. Wang Jiqin, 29, killed by a lethal drug

Ms. Wang JiqinThe Chongqing City Police arrested Ms. Wang Jiqin ( photo at left) because she refused to renounce Falun Gong.

On July 29, 2000, she was unlawfully taken to the Chongqing City Maojiashan Female Forced Labor Camp and sentenced to two years of hard labor.

There, she was subjected to the cruelest mental and physical tortures. As a result, her health deteriorated daily, her weight dropped, and she could no longer look after herself.

In the name of treating her “illnesses,” the camp police ordered seven or eight inmates who were drug addicts to force-feed her with an unknown drug, causing her to lapse into a coma.

Seeing that Ms. Wang was near death, the labor camp sent her home in order to avoid responsibility.

After returning home, Ms. Wang remained in critical condition, spitting up blood and passing blood in her stool. Her limbs became extremely weak. She also had difficulty breathing, coughed, vomited, and had diarrhea. She felt sharp pains in her abdomen due to ascites [accumulation of serous fluid in the abdomen], and she could not sleep at night.

She died on September 23, 2002.


Learn more about Psychiatric and Drug torture to Falun Gong practitioners from The Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group‘s report at here and here

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