Sang Chunlian, a female resident of Shouguang City, Shandong Province in eastern China, was abducted by local police in September 2007. The police subjected her to torture, including sexual abuse, to force her to give up practicing Falun Gong. NTDTV reporters interviewed Nie Zuokun, the director of the Public Security Bureau, about this matter.
Sang Chunlian was abducted by Shouguang City police on September 24, 2007. According to her account, in the police office, two policemen pressed her on the ground and forcibly pulled her hands behind her back, and then violently pushed her chin and wrung her neck backward. They continually slapped her face on both sides, wringing her ears in between. The policemen also stomped on her thighs and legs with their heavy leather shoes. They burned her elbows and hands with lighters and seriously blistered them. They burned her for so long that they used up the lighter and had to find a new one. The policemen adjusted the flame to the highest level, and used it to burn the most sensitive parts of her body. Sang was soon covered with blood and blisters. While carrying out these atrocities, the policemen exclaimed, “Tonight, we won't stop until your skin is all burnt off.” One of the policemen even stripped her naked, and said to others, “All of you get out of here now, and let me burn her private parts.”
When interviewed, Nie Zuokun, director of the Shouguang City Public Security Bureau, denied all of these allegations. Below is an excerpt of the telephone interview between the NTDTV reporter and Nie Zuokun.
Nie (shouting): “If you are not out of your mind, would you believe what you alleged is true?”
Reporter: “I have photos and other evidence in my hand, and your atrocities have been exposed overseas. Aren't you afraid?”
Nie: “What should I be afraid of? If I were afraid, how could I do these things.”
Shouguang is under the administration of Weifang City. Weifang is the most notorious region in mainland China for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Over 40 types of torture methods have been reported to be employed in Weifang. The number of Falun Gong practitioners tortured and abused to death in Weifang is the highest among all third tier cities in China. At least 121 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death in the city by end of 2006. The first known death of Falun Gong practitioners also happen in Weifang when a 59-year-old woman, Chen Zixiu, died after three days' continuous torture in February 2002. Numerous Falun Gong practitioners in Weifang have been forced to pay fines, jailed in detention centers, labor camps and prisons without legal proceedings, and their properties confiscated.