Appreciating Artworks from the Exhibit, "For a Higher Truth: A Photographic Tale of Falun Dafa's Principled Resistance" (Special)


PureInsight | July 11, 2005

[] We selected only three to four photographs illustrating China's torture and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. One of the selections is the photographs of Ms. Gao Rongrong, who has recently passed away as the result of China's appallingly brutal tortures of Falun Gong practitioners there. Ms. Gao was alive when the preparation committee chose this photograph. The practitioner on the committee responsible for selecting photographs was heartbroken when she saw that the depraved policemen had ruined Ms. Gao's beautiful face by subjecting her to many hours of electric shock with electric batons. The practitioner combined the photographs of Ms. Gao before and after the torture into one photograph as a sharp contrast to tell the audiences that the Chinese Communist regime has disfigured the faces of many beautiful young Falun Gong practitioners such as Ms. Gao Rongrong. It came as a terrible shock that Ms. Gao had been tortured to death before the photograph exhibit even began! This composite photograph containing her beautiful smile and her tragic story will forever leave a deep impression to every single person who views the exhibit and make them understand the cruelty of the Chinese Communist Party.

This is the complete caption of this photograph:

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong was an accountant at the Luxun Fine Arts College in Shenyang City. As soon as Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party started to openly persecute Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999, Ms. Gao become a major target of their persecution. At first, she was fired from her job because she refused to give up her belief in Falun Gong. Then she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. After the police illegally arrested her, she was brought her back to her hometown and illegally detained for several months. She was abducted by lawless officials in July 2003, and taken to Longshan Forced Labor Camp. On May 7, 2004, two prison policemen chained Ms. Gao Rongrong to the radiator and hit her with high-voltage electric batons for about seven hours. Ms. Gao's face became severely disfigured and covered with blisters. Her burned skin was stuck together with her hair and blood, and her eyes were barely visible due to the intense swelling of her face. Her mouth was so severely swollen that the prisoners in the same cell could hardly recognize her when she was returned there. While inside Longshan Forced Labor Camp, she was subject to many other types of torture. Her liver was injured. She suffered from severe abdominal pain, dry heaves, loss of appetite, and ongoing fevers. She lost the hearing of one ear because of repeated slapping on her face. Eventually Ms. Gao had no choice but to jump from the second floor of the camp's building to flee from further persecution. The fall fractured her pelvis, hip and thighs. The doctor could not even operate on her to fix the fractures because she was too weak to undergo any operation. A beautiful, healthy, young woman was severely disfigured, injured, paralyzed and then murdered.

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