Inside the Labour Camps

  • How Fuxin City Labour Camp Treats Practitioners

    Policewomen are equally vicious when forcing female Falun Dafa practitioners to give up their cultivation. They brutally tortured practitioners by depriving them of sleep for several nights and forcing them to work as usual during the day.
  • Practitioner Paralyzed in Tuanhe Labour Camp Where Zhao Ming Continues to Be Held Illegally

    These vicious beings tied a practitioner's legs to a small iron ladder, forced him to bend down and then pressed his face toward his legs. They also gagged a practitioner's mouth with rags, and tied his hands to his back. They then forced him into a space underneath a bed that is less than 40 centimetres high. Only his feet remained outside that tiny space. They then tied his feet to a campstool, took off his shoes and socks, and struck the arches of his feet with a plastic shoe sole until his feet turned blue.
  • How Practitioners Have Resisted the Awful Persecution in Chongqing Women's Labour Camp

    The detainee is locked up in a very small cell. The guards handcuff practitioners behind their backs in a fixed position in which they can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and without sunshine. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served to detainees during the daytime. During the night the rats run around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe. Practitioners are tied up by their hand and feet, their mouths are taped shut, and other prisoners are incited to brutally batter them.
  • Drug Addicts, Criminals and Prisoners who Used Bribes to Secure their Release Form the Labour Education Team in Xi'an Women's Camp

    After the beating, they checked the practitioners' wounds one by one. For those practitioners whose injuries were not so serious, they beat them more until every practitioner was full of wounds.
  • Survivors of the June 21 Atrocities at Wanjia Labour Camp Have Been Confined to "Small Cells" for Four Months

    Being confined in a "small cell" refers to locking up a single detainee in a solitary cell, which contains a basin and a pair of handcuffs. The basin is used both for face washing and relieving the urine and bowels. One end of the handcuffs fastens the wrist and the other end attaches to the door railing. The handcuffs can be fastened onto the door railing at three different heights. In the highest position, the detainee has to extend her arm upward. The middle position is at waist level. In the lowest position, the detainee can sit on the ground.
  • Practitioners' Bodies Covered in Skin Ulcers and Open Sores From Being Locked in Damp Rooms

    These practitioners have stated that continued imprisonment amounts to inhumane torture. We sincerely appeal to kindhearted people to please extend their timely assistance.
  • Urgent Rescue Needed of the Practitioners on Verge of Death in the Fuyu Forced Labour Camp

    In mid October, the practitioners requested to be released unconditionally. They practised in groups and started a hunger strike to protest their illegal detention. So the officials began to suppress the practitioners with great fury. They called in a large number of policemen from the Fuyu County Police Department and ordered many criminal inmates from other brigades to beat the practitioners doing the exercises. The situation is severe.
  • Suihua Labour Camp Uses 24 Hour Ultra-Violet Light to Monitor Practitioners Despite Dangers of Such Exposure

  • The Bloody Violence at Pingantai Labor Camp in Lanzhou, Gansu Province

    The team leader and the inmates watched me in turns and did not allow me to sleep or even to use the toilet. They only gave me one bun a day to eat. After several days of torture like this, they forced me to write a statement to give up practicing Falun Gong. I refused, so the guards and the inmates beat me with electric batons and stuffed my mouth with their dirty socks. I still refused to write it. They then handcuffed me from behind, hung me up, slapped me, and shocked me with electric batons. They only gave me half a bun to eat every day. I became lightheaded and fainted from hunger.
  • Kaiping Labor Camp Brutalities: Additional Detailed Information about the Persecution against Falun Gong Practitioners in Tangshan City, Hebei Province

    They shocked practitioners with electric batons. The tragic cries heard from practitioners was heart-breaking. On that day, when thug Wang Xueli led other male policemen to shock practitioner Fu Weiping, they were so brutal that the electric baton didn't leave her face and mouth and they continuously shocked her. They pulled off her cotton gloves and shocked her fingers, one by one. After they shocked her on the exercise yard, they dragged her to the meeting room and forced her to kneel down. Wang Xueli shocked her face, head, and neck for a long time. Vicious thug Wang Xueli was in a murderous looking state and shouted vicious words, like a demon. Until they dragged in another practitioner, Xu Youlan, Wang Xueli shouted to other two policemen, "Drag Fu Weiping outside." Then they made her stay outside in the freezing weather.
  • Falun Dafa Practitioners on Hunger Strike at Chaoyanggou Labour Camp: Their Current Condition Is Unknown

    ...the vicious guards and some prisoners cruelly force-fed the practitioners that were hunger striking. Several of them held down the practitioners' arms and legs and used a metal shovel to force open the practitioners' mouths and teeth. They force-fed them with dirty water and corn gruel. Some of the practitioners' mouths and lips were ripped or torn off.
  • Chongqing Falun Dafa Practitioners Remain Steadfast after All Kinds of Tribulations

    There's no sunlight in the water dungeon at any time, and the water in the cell is as high as one to two feet. The water dungeon cell has many mice, snakes and sewage. The prisoners who are detained there are handcuffed to the ceiling of the cell; the person can neither straighten up nor sit down, and excrement and urine have to be passed while wearing clothes. Every period of water dungeon detention punishment lasts 7 to 15 days.
  • Exposing the Atrocities of Masanjia Labour Camp (Part IV)

    Some of them [team leaders] even said such evil words, "Just don't practise Falun Gong. You can even go home and become a prostitute, we won't interfere." Some said, "We know you are good people too, but the higher authority will not let you go, we can do nothing about it."
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  • Exposing the Atrocities of Masanjia Labor Camp (Part III)

    In March 2001, the word got out that there were reporters coming to Masanjia to conduct interviews. So Masanjia started to prepare for it. On the morning of March 16, team leader Zhang came in with a list, saying that we were to be divided into two groups. Those of us who were beaten badly and still firm in practicing Falun Dafa were called out to form a line, each of us was monitored by one specific person. Then we were all forced into a van and sent to the Junior Discipline and Education Center. Almost all those left in Masanjia were those brainwashed practitioners who had been forced to stop practicing Falun Dafa and even helped in the persecution. What exactly was such an arrangement for? In the Junior Discipline and Education Center we just sat there for the whole morning. It was not until dawn that we were sent back to Masanjia. By then, all the reporters had already left. I couldn't help asking, why were we sent away? Why were we not allowed to see the reporters?