Ms. Xu Guixian Tortured in Liaoning Province Women’s Prison

Ms. Xu Guixian, a 60-year-old Falun Gong practitioner in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment by the Linghe District Court in early March 2019. She was sent to Liaoning Province Women’s Prison in April 2019 and has been tortured since.

The perpetrators in the prison began another round of torture of Ms. Xu on June 1, 2020. The torture included beating her with electric batons, denying her use of the restroom, depriving her of sleep, and pouring boiling water on her.

During the day when the other detainees went to work, inmate Lou Shuang brought Ms. Xu to a warehouse and shocked her with electric batons when no one else was around. Lou would stop the torture and cover the electric batons with a towel when people came in.

Between June 1 and 3, Ms. Xu was kept in a food storage room in the fifth prison ward and not allowed to use the restroom. She had to relieve herself in her pants. She was beaten and scolded by some criminals from the sixth team during the day. Li Jingchun and Wang Yan were assigned to monitor and torture Ms. Xu at night. Both Li and Wang were transferred from the twelfth ward to the fifth ward a few months ago, for their experience in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. They forced Ms. Xu to stand in a fixed posture, and beat her when she fell asleep or her posture changed slightly.

By June 4, it was reported that Ms. Xu could not recognize anybody as a result of the torture.

At 8 p.m. on June 4, after taking Ms. Xu back to her cell, inmates Xiao Miao and Song Lanjie burned Ms. Xu’s back with a beverage bottle filled with boiling water, while Li Feifei held down Ms. Xu so that she could not move. Later, many people in the prison ward saw the severely burnt area of 4 by 8 inches on Ms. Xu’s back.

Although the prison authorities later took Ms. Xu to the prison hospital to treat her burns, they forced Ms. Xu to promise not to seek legal action against the perpetrators.

In addition to above-mentioned inmates, Niu Jingjing, team lead of the sixth team of the fifth prison ward, and Wang Hongyun, the head of the prison ward, were also involved in the persecution of Ms. Xu.

By a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province, China