Give them credit for their creativity, again this from Josh Muravchik’s book:
Several thousand Party members had been arrested, and many had been executed,” charged with being members of an antiparty conspiracy, a label borrowed from Stalin’s purges. “Supposed conspiritors were persecuted to devilish cruelty,” continues Salisbury. “One group of local Party leaders was paraded through a village street, each man led by a rusty wire that penetrated his testicles. At the village square, all were shot.”
All in an effort to get some real Communism underway of course. Those darn obstinate reactionaries make it so hard.