NEWS – July 20, 2004 Falun Dafa Information Center, www.faluninfo.net
Photos Reveal Electric Shock Torture Commonly
Used on Falun Gong in China
High-voltage Electric Current Burns and Disfigures Woman’s Face
NEW YORK (FDI) – Photos of 36-year-old Ms. Gao
Rongrong, whose face was severely disfigured from seven
hours of electric shock torture, were obtained from sources
inside China last week. (photos at www.faluninfo.net)
WARNING: These photos contain graphic content.
The photos offer a glimpse of the systematic beatings and
torture of Falun Gong practitioners in police custody and
inside labor camps throughout China. This type of torture is
widespread under Jiang Zemin’s regime, but rarely
documented on film because officials closely guard any
evidence as “state secrets”.
Accountant’s Face Burnt, Disfigured
Ms. Gao was an accountant at the Luxun Fine Arts College in The face of 36-year-old Ms. Gao
Rongrong, an accountant at a local fine
Shenyang City. Because she persisted in her practice of Falun
arts college, was severely disfigured by
Gong, she lost her job shortly after former Chinese leader torture with high-voltage electric shock
Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. batons. (photos at www.faluninfo.net)
Gao made peaceful appeals in Beijing to call for an end to the WARNING: These photos contain
persecution and was detained by authorities for several graphic content.
In July 2003, Gao was sent to the Longshan Forced Labor Camp. During her detention, Gao had been
beating by camp officials, according to sources familiar with her case.
At approximately 3:00pm on May 7, 2004, Tang Yubao, the deputy head of the No. 2 Brigade along
with team leader Jiang Zhaohua, called Gao to the duty office and began to torture her with electric
batons for 7 hours, according to these sources. Those detained with Gao in the labor camp say she
sustained burns on her face, head and neck, which caused her face to swell and become disfigured. Her
face was covered with blisters, and her hair was matted with pus and blood. Gao could only open her
eyes a crack because of her swollen face and her mouth was severely swollen and deformed.
In a desperate attempt to escape her torturers, Gao jumped from the 2nd floor office window,
fracturing her pelvis, thigh and legs.
Gao was hospitalized for her fractures making it possible to secure photos of the scars on her face,
neck and body.
According to sources familiar with the Longshan Forced Labor Camp, the camp director Li Fengshi
often personally participates in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
According to an investigation by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong
Practitioners (WOIPFG), in late 2001, the Longshan Labor Camp received a 400,000 Yuan reward for
its “achievement” in persecuting Falun Gong – a bonus often handed down to labor camps who exhibit
a proficiency for forcing Falun Gong practitioners to sign statements renouncing their faith.
In April 2004, sources reported that 52-year-old Ms. Wang Xiuyuan was detained in the Longshan
Forced Labor Camp and tortured to the brink of death. Fearing she would die in the labor camp,
officials released her, and she died from her injuries 7 days later on April 27, 2004.
There are over 30,000 documented cases of severe abuse and torture of Falun Gong practitioners in
China. Most reports come from eyewitnesses who were detained in labor camps and then later released
or escaped, while some originate from information provided by family members who, on rare
occasions, are able to capture photos of their injuries or in cases of those tortured to death, the corpse.
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NEWS – July 20, 2004
Falun Dafa Information Center, www.faluninfo.net
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa (about), is a practice of meditation and exercises with teachings based on
the universal principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.” Practiced in over 50 countries worldwide,
Falun Gong has roots in traditional Chinese culture. With government estimates of as many as 100 million
practicing Falun Gong in China, China’s then-Communist leader, Jiang Zemin, outlawed the peaceful practice in
July 1999 (report). Since that time, Jiang’s regime has intensified its propaganda campaign to turn public
opinion against the practice while imprisoning, torturing and even murdering those who practice it. The Falun
Dafa Information Center has verified details of 1,006 deaths (reports / sources) since the persecution of Falun
Gong in China began in 1999. In October 2001, however, Government officials inside China reported that the
actual death toll was well over 1,600. Expert sources now estimate that figure to be much higher. Hundreds of
thousands have been detained, with more than 100,000 being sentenced to forced labor camps, typically without
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