For a long time, the fourth and fifth floors in the Dalian Huanbao Guest House are what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel call the forced brainwashing centre for the "transformation1" of Dafa practitioners, and what the personnel there call "the school of ideological education." They dare not hang up a sign, fearful of being exposed. The building is located behind the Second Hospital affiliated with Dalian Medical College. This hospital has performed a large volume of organ transplant surgeries in recent years.
The first floor in the front is a legitimate hotel and restaurant, with a great deal of traffic day and night. The second and third floors are an inn, where tourists and business travellers stay. In the backyard, there is a small gate which leads directly to the fourth and fifth floors. Dafa practitioners who are arrested are sent directly to the fourth floor office by the local police, as well as the public security personnel responsible for the streets and the community. The people staying on the second and third floors have no idea what happens on the fourth and fifth floors. At the spot where the fourth floor staircase turns, there is an iron gate installed, which is usually locked. Even former practitioners who have turned against Dafa and are working for the police cannot go out without permission.
The fourth floor office is equipped with a monitor. From the office, they can see all the prison cells clearly and the staff's every move in the hallway. Dafa practitioners are sent here to have a physical examination, including blood pressure readings. Every practitioner is sent to a single room on the fifth floor. (There is a curtain on the door to block the view.) In the reception room on the fifth floor, the entrance is also equipped with an iron shutter. There is always a person on duty at the entrance day and night to guard it. It is usually locked as well.
Each room only imprisons one practitioner watched by two or three people, monitored 24 hours a day, and not allowed to go out of the room at all. The main people responsible are the leader Li Li, directors surnamed Zhou, Liu, Yan Wei, Zhuang and Li. It is said that they are all public security section leaders or higher up officials, and are extremely hostile to Dafa. They are under the direct control of the city 610 Office2. They go all out to try to force Dafa practitioners to write the "four statements3" to give up Falun Gong. They also insult Dafa, and attempt to force practitioners to turn in the names of other people who are still practising Falun Gong.
The brainwashing centre forces practitioners to watch videos and recordings slandering Dafa, and uses former practitioners that have turned against Dafa. One such former practitioner is Miao Chunyan, who has come up with all kinds of phony theories to try to confuse and drag down true practitioners. Every morning, two of the people from each room report their progress to the leaders. As long as practitioners do not write the "four statements", they are not released. If over time the practitioners still do not give in, they are physically abused, sent to prison, or sent to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. Sometimes the practitioners are sent back to the brainwashing centre to be further tortured.
Under the relentless oppression, many people who wrote the "four statements" to renounce Falun Gong. The practitioners who went on hunger strike in protest were force fed and had the feeding tube left in place for 24 hours. In order to prevent the tube from being removed, the practitioners' hands and feet were shackled.
After practitioners Wang Huiqing and Guo Zhaohua from Lushun were imprisoned in the Lushun Detention Centre for 15 days, they were sent to the Dalian Huanbao Guest House for further persecution on the morning of June 7th, 2006.
Telephone numbers for the Dalian Huanbao Guest House: 86-411-39555938, 86-411-84676714
Telephone numbers for the Guest House Office: 86-411-84676994
1. "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")
2. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
3. "Four Statements": Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write the "four statements" as proof that they have given up their belief. Created by the 610 Office, they consist of "a letter of repentance," "a guarantee" to never again practise Falun Gong, a "Dissociation Statement" to declare a dissociation with Falun Gong and promise not go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners.
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2006/10/1/139062.html
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