Inside the Labour Camps

  • Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp Has Kept Ms. Li Xiuhong Constantly Tied-up for Eight Months

    In Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province, the wardens have had Ms. Li Xiuhong tied up around the clock for eight months in order to prevent her from practising the Falun Gong exercises. The wardens also ordered her family to try to persuade her to stop practising Falun Gong because her health has declined rapidly due to the torture (the labour camp won't stop the torture unless she gives up her practice). Her family insists that her poor health is caused by the torture in the labour camp rather than her practising, so the family has refused to do what the wardens want.
  • Henan Women's Forced Labour Camp Establishes "Small Cells" to Torture Practitioners

    The Third Division at Shibalihe Women's Forced Labour Camp in Henan Province is a facility that was established for mistreating practitioners. On February 3rd, 2009, the Third Division established seven small cells to be used specifically for brainwashing practitioners. Each cell holds one practitioner. The head of the labour camp, wardens, and guards are responsible for the brainwashing. Two drug addict inmates are assigned to monitor and torture each practitioner. The practitioners are forced to sit on small narrow stools from early morning until midnight for one month. If practitioners refuse to give up their belief, they are transferred to the Xinxiang Women's Prison in Henan Province.
  • Products Produced in Handan Forced Labour Camp Using Forced Labour

    Xiao Dong, who was forced to package chopsticks in the Handan Labour Camp, said, "I will never use the supposedly sterile chopsticks when I am released. During the hot summer when we work, we sweat all over. Some people intentionally scratch themselves with the chopsticks and then put the chopsticks covered with sweat into the bags. One time I caught a cold and had a runny nose. I know I dripped on the chopsticks, which were then packaged. Some inmates wear slippers and insert the chopsticks between their toes before packaging them into the bags."
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Brutally Persecuted at Yinmahe Forced Labour Camp in Jilin Province

    When Mr. Zhang Guosheng first entered Yinmahe Forced Labour Camp on April 29th, 2008, he was subjected to various forms of torture including electric shock, being hung up by the handcuffs, and severe beatings by multiple people for long periods of time. One evening, chief Zhao Yunfu of the "Strictly Disciplined Team" asked several inmates to help force steadfast practitioners to give up their beliefs, starting with Mr. Shao. Two inmates brutally attacked Mr. Shao for more than six hours, using their knees, elbows, and fists to strike him repeatedly.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp Tortured During the Olympics

    Guards in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp used electric batons, hung practitioners using handcuffs, physically abused them, and made them to stand for long periods of time. They employed a military management style, forcing practitioners to stand in lines under the burning sun. The practitioners were ordered to practise yelling slogans, sing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and labour camp songs, and recite the thirty labour camp rules before and after each meal. If practitioners didn't cooperate, they were left in the burning sun or tortured. Some practitioners were tortured until they lost the ability to take care of themselves, became mentally unstable, had heart attacks, or were no longer able to stand.
  • Practitioner In Her Sixties Persecuted at the Liaoning Province Women's Prison

    In 2001, I was arrested while distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. The following year I was sentenced to a three-year prison term and incarcerated in Liaoning Province Women's Prison. The prison enforced starting work at six in the morning, stopping at ten in the evening, and going to sleep at eleven. Prisoners were frequently forced to work overtime to create more income for the prison. I was allowed only three to four hours of sleep each night. Every week the prison provided only two meals of fine flour and rice in limited quantities. The rest of the meals were all coarse bread.
  • Exposing the Persecution at Wangcun Forced Labour Camp

    After extensive investigation, we have learned of the following incidents of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners at Wangcun Forced Labour Camp: Mr. Li Gang was hung by his handcuffed wrists in a toilet for seven consecutive days. The guards didn't allow him to close his eyes during this period. Mr. Gao Hong was forced to sit on a narrow bench, and not allowed to blink for six days. On the seventh day, the guards turned the bench upside down and forced him to sit on the tips of the bench legs. Mr. Xue Cunlin was handcuffed and hung up for several days. During this period, guards used sticks to forcefully jab into his rib cage for two hours.
  • Crimes Committed in the Zaozihe Forced Labour Camp in Shaanxi Province

    The "transformation class" in Zaozihe Forced Labour Camp is a brainwashing class, and its chair Yang Jun, is the general chief for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the camp. Under his guidance, guards mentally torture practitioners who refuse to recant their beliefs. Practitioners are forced to stand all night long. They are deprived of the right to sleep, hung up with rope tied through handcuffs,and locked up in small cells. The guards cruelly beat practitioners, and even soak them in a big water vat to freeze them in the winter. The guards also arrange prisoners convicted on drug charges to beat practitioners after covering their heads with cotton blankets.
  • Ms. Qi Jinling Persecuted at Wanjia and Qianjin Forced Labour Camps

    Despite the pressure of the persecution, Ms. Qi Jinling, 43 firmly practises Falun Gong and follows the principle of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. She was captured by the police in August 2006 and sent to a forced labour camp and suffered brutal persecution for over two years. In November 2006, guards ordered Ms. Qi to come to the office. They beat her on the head and back, swearing at her all the while. Then the guards tied her hands behind her back and ordered her to squat with her legs pressed together. Ms. Qi refused to comply. Guards beat her again and pushed her to the floor. After midnight, Sha Yujin grabbed her by the hair and dragged her around on the floor, twisting her around. Ms. Qi's hair was left all over the floor.
  • Rujiang Men's Forced Labour Camp Uses Convicted Drug Abusers As Personal Monitors To Harass Practitioners

    In the camp, 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. 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, or visit other cells, or leave his cell.
  • New Chief of Changlinzi Forced Labour Camp Applied Pressure to Intensify the Persecution

    Changlinzi Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City is one of the principal camps where the Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong practitioners. For a long time practitioners have been subjected to inhumane tortures in this camp. Particularly when the new warden, Zheng Yunfeng, arrived, he used "restructuring" as an excuse to apply pressure to all the guards to make them intensify the persecution of practitioners. When the new warden arrived, the forced labour hours were extended, and inmates must now work from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those that refuse to work or are unable to finish their quotas are labelled "not-reformed" and their jail terms are extended. Practitioners are prohibited from talking arbitrarily or moving about, and they are only allowed to use the toilet at designated times.
  • Recounting the Persecution at No. 2 Women's Forced Labour Camp in Shandong Province

    The guards at Shandong Province No. 2 Women's Forced Labour Camp used different methods to persecute practitioners. Some were physically punished by being forced to stand facing a wall from day to night. They were not allowed to move or sleep in order to overtire their minds and bodies. Some guards took advantage of practitioners' kindness to lie to them. Because the practitioners were frightened, they mistook the guards' words and persecutory acts as beneficial to them. Some guards used family, social relations, the threat of divorce or getting fired from a job, and other means to pressure practitioners to make the wrong decision. The guards also used people who had been "transformed" to deceive practitioners with deviated logic.
  • Cruel Torture in Wangcun Forced Labour Camp: Brainwashing with "Stew the Eagle" and Electric Shocking in Water Dungeon

    Mr. Zou Songtao was tortured to death in Wangcun Labour Camp through shocking him with a dozen high voltage electric batons. In the beginning of 2001, guards in Shandong Province labour camps deprived practitioners their right to sleep unless they accepted the brainwashing. They call the method "Stew the Eagles". Under such cruel brainwashing, some practitioners could not bear the sleepiness, turned away from Falun Gong, became collaborators, and in turn, started brainwashing other firm practitioners. Guards also locked practitioners in a water dungeon around the clock and ran a low electricity current in the water to shock them.
  • Practitioners Resolutely Resist the Persecution in Wangcun Forced Labour Camp

    The guards at Wangcun Forced Labour Camp committed huge crimes against practitioners, and the methods they used were extremely cruel. They carried out atrocities of unparalleled savagery. Ms. Zhu Huizhen and Yang Shuping were blinded as a result of inhuman torture. When Ms. Zhu's son went to visit his mother and found she was blind he choked up with tears. The guards claimed that Ms. Zhu was pretending to be blind, but a hospital examination confirmed that she was blind. Ms. Zhang Min, Ms. Wang Xumei were locked up in a small room, where they were subjected to inhuman torture beyond the imagination of people.
  • Accounts of Forced-feeding at Jiutai Forced Labour Camp and Jilin City Detention Centre

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Wenjun held a hunger strike to protest his persection and was tied to an iron chair commonly known as a tiger bench. Mr. Li was then fed through a rigid naso-gastric tube with a concoction of corn flour gruel mixed with salt and unknown drugs. He was force-fed once or twice per day, depending on the decisions made by the Section Chief, Yu, the prison doctor, or the prison manager, Lei. Mr. Li Wenjun experienced great pain and once told his mother, "My body is in a overwhelming amount of pain!"