Psychiatric torture is one of the more terrifying methods the Chinese regime uses to rein in those classed as “seriously interfering with public order” and who “disrupt social stability.” Falun Dafa practitioners, political dissidents, and citizens who dare to protest government policies frequently have these labels slapped on them to justify confining them in psychiatric hospitals, even though they are not mentally ill.
The number of mental hospitals was increased across the country after the persecution campaign against Falun Dafa practitioners began in 1999. In these facilities and other detention centres, authorities forcibly administer psychiatric drugs to practitioners to destroy their will through causing great mental and physical suffering, thereby forcing them to “transform” (abandon the practice).
Part 1 outlined seven cases of people who were disabled or died as a result of forced administration of psychiatric drugs, which has been condemned by the World Psychiatric Association and other such organizations. In part 2 we present more cases.
Psychotropic Drugs Leave Woman Suffering from Many Side Effects
Kong Qingmei, 60, was in and out of mental hospitals four times over a period of 15 years. Though perfectly healthy, the Falun Dafa practitioner was treated as a mental patient and given forced injections which left many side effects.
At one mental hospital in 2005, she was given psychotropic drugs against her will, which damaged her mentally and physically. She began to look haggard and older than her age. She was released after three months but was soon arrested again and sent to the Zutangshan Mental Hospital, where she was detained for four years. There, Kong was given psychotropic drugs three times a day. The nurses sat on her to restrain her and forcibly poured drugs down her throat. She experienced severe headaches, along with dryness of the mouth and esophagus, and she had trouble speaking due to her tongue being stiff and swollen. Her eyes also became severely itchy. She could barely walk by the time she was released.
Kong was re-arrested twice more and sent back to the same mental hospital where she continued to be forcibly administered unknown drugs. The last time she was released, she was unable to walk and also suffered from severe headaches.
Woman Shackled to Iron Bed and Forcibly Injected with Drugs, Causing Paralysis
Falun Dafa practitioner Dong Jingzhe, 32, was abducted from her workplace on May 24, 2001 and sent to the Longshan Labor Camp. Close to death from torture, she was released the following December.
Dong was abducted again on March 5, 2005, and sent to the Masanjia Labor Camp, where she endured brutal physical and mental torture. The guards shackled her to an iron bed and injected her with over 70 vials (five 500 ml. vials) per day of an unknown drug. The drug caused paralysis in her legs. Many practitioners held in Masanjia became paralyzed after being forcefully injected with the same drug at the same rate of 70 vials per day.
Man Loses Memory, Dies Due to Forced Drug Injections
In December 2001, Zhu Hongbin was arrested at his workplace and sentenced to seven years in prison for keeping Falun Gong books at home. While detained at Hongweixing Prison, Zhu was injected with an unknown drug which caused him to pass out. When he regained consciousness, he experienced severe memory loss, including his short-term memory.
Zhu was also subjected to brutal physical torture at the prison, including deprivation of food and sleep, force-feeding that damaged his lungs and led to heart trouble, and tied up and hung from a wall for three days.
When Zhu was released on December 29, 2008, he was severely emaciated and too weak to walk. He died six months later.
Unknown Drugs Cause Woman to Lose Memory, Ability to Think
After Song Yanqun was released from Jilin Women’s Prison on medical parole on Jan. 20, 2014, she weighed only about 66 pounds, and many of her organs were malfunctioning as a result of various kinds brutal torture. She had served almost all of a 12-year sentence for practicing Falun Dafa.
While in prison, 44-year-old Song once went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution campaign against Falun Dafa practitioners in China and was forced-fed. During force feeding she was given unknown drugs while several inmates held her. The drug not only rendered all limbs numb, she also lost her memory and her ability to think normally. She was also forcibly injected drugs, which caused bleeding and left numerous needle punctures in her skin. She was on the verge of death when she was released.
Regularly Drugged for Years, Man Becomes Severely Mentally Impaired
Yang Baochun was so badly tortured in Handan Forced Labor Camp in 2002 that his right leg had to be amputated. To shirk their responsibility, labor camp officials sent him to a mental hospital three times. Drugged regularly over the course of five or six years, Yang became severely mentally impaired. By the time he was released in 2009, his behavior was no different from a patient with advanced mental illness.
32-Year-Old Woman Dies Day After Forced Injection
On May 11, 2001, Rong Fengxian was arrested and taken to a brainwashing centre where she was detained in solitary confinement. Later, she was transferred to Baoding Mental Hospital, where she was injected with an unknown, toxic drug. Rong, just 32, died in the hospital the next day. The hospital paid her family 7,000 yuan as compensation.
Injected with Unknown Drugs, Man Suffers from Long-term Memory Loss
Falun Dafa practitioner Fu Yao was taken to a psychiatric hospital in Harbin City on April 24, 2004, where he was injected with unknown drugs. He lost consciousness and suffered from memory loss for seven years.
He recalled being in a hospital for 21 days, and remembered being injected daily with unknown drugs that made him feel lightheaded. He drooled, hallucinated, and couldn’t sleep.