Rujiang Men's Forced Labour Camp Uses Convicted Drug Abusers As Personal Monitors To Harass Practitioners

Since Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong practitioners on July 20th, 1999, more than one hundred practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured in the Rujiang Forced Labour Camp, Fujian Province.

In the camp, a newly arriving practitioner is imprisoned in a single cell with an electric monitor and is monitored by 2 to 3 personal monitors (drug-offence prisoners) 24 hours a day. From the start, the personal monitors threaten to make the practitioner's life more difficult if they do not follow their orders. Practitioners can not leave the room without their consent. Even in the toilet or the shower, personal monitors watch from the door.

During the day, guards force the practitioner to read material which defames Falun Gong, or to recite the camp's regulations, etc. In evening, the guards force the practitioner to talk to them, or to write words that attack Falun Gong. If the practitioner refuses, the guards deprive him of sleep until 3 a.m. or 4 a.m even though the practitioner is required to get up at 6 a.m.

At the same time, the guards use the personal monitors to carry out their plans to intimidate and make the practitioner's lives more difficult, such as restricting the number of times that the practitioner may use the toilet, not allowing the practitioner to move around inside the cell, and force them to stay in the centre of the cell by not allowing them to stand near the door or window, etc. They intentionally make it a dreadful and isolated environment for the practitioner by treating him as an enemy and making no voice contact.

If the practitioner does not give up his beliefs, the guards punish him by forcing him to stand facing a wall, depriving him of sleep, etc. If the practitioner does not give up even after 1 to 2 months of such torture, the guards deprive him of further rights and continue to have the personal monitors monitor him 24 hours a day. The practitioner is not allowed to speak with other practitioners, or shop downstairs (at a prison owned store that overcharges for prisoners' daily needs), or visit other cells, or leave his cell. He has to get permission from the personal monitors before he can use the toilet, wash, or shower, and must be accompanied by the personal monitor throughout the entire process.

Personal monitors are convicted drug addicts from other sections in the camp. In the sections that they come from, they are forced to do hard labour with heavy work loads, and are treated like trash by the guards. In order to become a personal monitor, and have "better life" in the camp, they bribe the guards. The guards then force them to mistreat practitioners by threatening to send them back their old sections or extend their prison terms. Personal monitors seek to ingratiate themselves with the guards and reduce their prison terms by following the guards' every order of in persecuting practitioners. With the guards' encouragement guards, personal monitors give practitioners an extra hard time. At the while, the guards threaten practitioners to follow the personal monitors' orders, claiming that it is the "regulations."

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2008/12/30/192531.html

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