Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008
He Xianggu, an operating room nurse in the Women and Children Health Care Hospital of Hunan Province in China, has been detained in the Hunan Province Brain Hospital for over three months, just because she is a practitioner of Falun Gong. On October 10, she was forcibly injected with psychotropic drugs.
Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has illegally sent thousands of Falun Gong practitioners to mental hospitals. Many practitioners have suffered serious damage to their central nervous system after various psychotropic substances treatments received at these hospitals. In fact, mental hospitals have become one of the tools that the CCP uses to torture and persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
Below is the transcript from a phone message received from He Xianggu. In the transcript, she states her wish that her message be released to the international community. Ms. He hopes that her words will help to expose the evil actions committed by the Hunan 610 Office (610 Office is an agency specifically crated and organized by the CCP to persecute Falun Gong) and her workplace, the Women and Children Health Care Hospital of Hunan Province. Both organizations were primarily responsible for her illegal detention and unlawful treatment at the mental hospital.
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“My name is He Xianggu, I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I was working at the outpatient operation room of the Hunan Province Women and Children Health Care Hospital. On April 23, I was kidnapped by the Wujialing Police and illegally detained in a detention center. I went on a hunger strike for 17 days to protest my illegal detention. Following the two-year sentence of ‘re-education through labor,’ I was sent to the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp.”
“Because I was diagnosed with coronary heart disease, Baimalong Labor Camp initially refused to accept me as an inmate. Under pressure from the local 610 Office and from my place of work, they finally agreed to accept me. I went on a hunger strike for two months while in the labor camp. As a result, my older brother signed the paperwork which allowed me to leave the camp to receive outside hospital treatment for my coronary heart disease. However the 610 Office arrested me and sent me to the Psychiatric Department of the Hunan Province Brain Hospital (formerly known as the Hunan Province Mental Hospital).
“I gave up the hunger strike when I arrived at the Brain Hospital. I was hoping to be regarded as a normal person and released when they realized that I was not mentally ill. Three months later, Luo Zhaoping, director of the Psychiatric Department asked my workplace to sign the papers that would allow me to leave the hospital. However, my work unit refused.
“Luo asked for instructions from the president of the Hospital and decided that I was to be treated as “psychotic.” They injected me by force with risperidone, which is used to treat schizophrenia. Four or five attendants pushed me onto a bed and gave me the injection. I asked the name of the medicine from Luo, but he refused to tell me. I asked Dr. Chen Zizhen who was the physician-in-charge, but she also refused to tell me. Dr. Chen said to me, ‘Why should we let you know everything?’ She added, ‘If we do not give you the injections we will lose our jobs.’
“Many of the other patients were indignant after seeing the doctor’s behavior in forcing me to accept the injection. Several nurses said they did not want to treat me like this but they had no choice. In order to protest their immoral behavior, I again went on a hunger strike. The hospital staff, however, hooked me to an intravenous drip to provide me with “so-called” nutrition.
“I have said all that I want to say. I am hoping that my words will be heard by the international community and justice will be done on my behalf.
‘Thank you everyone.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 4:04 am