Psychiatric Hospital Used as a Tool for Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) The Jiujiang City Fifth People's Hospital in Jiangxi Province, a psychiatric hospital, detains Falun Gong practitioners in order to persecute them. This kind of illegal detention defies conventional wisdom that psychiatric hospitals offer nurturing care.
Ms. Jiang Xiaoying, who is in her fifties, is a nurse practitioner at the Fifth People's Hospital. The hospital administration first colluded with officers from Jiujiang City 610 Office, and imprisoned Ms. Jiang at a forced labor camp for her belief in Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance, the principles of Falun Gong. After she was released from serving a full term in the labor camp, Ms. Jiang was "hospitalized" in the Second Ward of the Fifth People's Hospital, and is still being detained there. Hospital officials believed that their economic and political interests would be strengthened by persecuting Ms. Jiang. Ms. Jiang has had her arms and legs tied, and she has been injected with nerve damaging drugs and other unknown drugs. Psychiatric patients have been instigated into attacking and insulting her, and family visits have been denied for several years. Ms. Jiang has protested against her illegal detention on many occasions. Ke (male, first name unknown), an employee from the hospital's security office, threatened her by saying, "We will send you to forced labor if you protest again."
Ms. Wang Ying, middle-aged, is an employee of Jiujiang City Civil Administration Company. Ms. Wang was sentenced to forced labor for practicing Falun Gong. Upon her release the company ordered her to resign and proposed a set amount of severance pay. However, Ms. Wang rejected the "offer." Long (male, first name unknown), the company manager, ordered others to take her to the Fifth People's Hospital. When asked if Ms. Wang was ill, Long said, "If she agrees to quit her job under our terms, we will get her out of the hospital immediately." Long's cell number is: 86-13607926250.
Ms. Zhang Guangfeng, a young single woman, is employed at the Jiujiang City Chihu Aquatic Farm. She had been harassed by Hong Xuquan (male), the manager of the farm, for many years. After she filed a complaint to upper management, the City Aquatic Bureau and Hong had her "hospitalized" in the Fifth People's Hospital on August 11, 2006. In early July 2007, Ms. Zhang discovered that there was a credit of more than six thousand yuan on her hospital bill. She said, "It looks like I will have to stay in the hospital another four or five months. But it is hard to endure even four or five days."
Ms. Liu Qiuying, a single middle-aged woman, was an employee of Jiujiang City State Secondary Cotton Factory. A manager of the factory wanted to trade his house for hers. Ms. Liu rejected the proposal and was "hospitalized" in Fifth People's Hospital. Ms. Liu died in the hospital in July 2007.
All four victims mentioned in these cases are not psychiatric patients. They are Falun Gong practitioners who believe in protecting their civil and human rights. They are mentally and physically healthy people. There is a difference between a psychiatric hospital under the control of a communist power and those in democratic nations. The communist-controlled hospitals are also used as prisons to eliminate from society and persecute those who are seen as dissidents, and anyone they choose to label as "unstable factors."