Inside the Labour Camps

  • Forced Labour Camps in Shanghai Enslave Inmates to Produce Toys for Export

    Shanghai Hali Toys Ltd is a large enterprise in China that produces toys. A subsidiary of The Haixin Group, the company exports some of its products to Europe and U.S. The company specialises in producing and selling stuffed toys. For some of the "Made in China" products that are exported, the production base are forced labour camps in Shanghai. In order to reduce costs and meet fast delivery deadlines, the company violates international trade laws. It colludes with the forced labour camp to enslave Falun Dafa practitioners and other inmates, forcing them to work extra long hours and do extra harsh labour work.
  • How Wanjia Forced Labour Camp Persecuted Us

    On March 16th, 2002, my daughter and I took a train to Beijing. After we arrived in Tiananmen Square, as we walked, we called out, "Falun Dafa is good! Restore the good name of Dafa! Restore the good name of our Teacher!" A group of police officers tried to drag us into a police vehicle as they beat us. We tried to get away, but they pushed us into the vehicle and beat us. My head swelled up. When we explained the facts about Falun Dafa to them, they pounded on my chest and covered my mouth. They sprained my arms and cut my hands. My property was seized, I was fined 10,000 yuan, and three months' worth of my salary was confiscated. Eventually, I was sent to Wanjia Forced Labour Camp for three years.
  • Practitioners Tortured in the Third Ward of Shandong Province Second Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Gao Wenmei was hung in the air for seven days and seven nights straight. Ms. Che Cui was subjected to unknown methods of torture. Ms. Xu Youfang suffered physical punishment for over 30 consecutive hours because she forgot to announce herself when she entered a room. So far, we have learned that Ms. Cui Guifen, Ms. Zhang Ximei, Ms. Yu Xiuhua and Ms. Sun Yongling are among the many female practitioners incarcerated in the camp. There are many imprisoned practitioners whose names are yet to be revealed, and who are facing physical and mental torture from the prison guards.
  • Torture of Practitioners at the Seventh Team of Xinkaipu Forced Labour Camp in Hunan Province

    Section A is a high security area, where practitioners who are not cooperating with the guards are detained. There is no break for lunch. Apart from basic needs like eating, drinking, use of the toilet and sleep, practitioners are forced to sit on small benches for as long as over 10 hours a day without moving. The guards beat and verbally abuse the practitioners if they move their limbs even a bit. Sometimes practitioners are deprived of normal sleep and kept awake until 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning.
  • A Non-practitioner Describes the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in the Women's Forced Labour Camp in Jiangsu Province

    I noticed that Falun Gong practitioners received even worse treatment. Guard Hong Ying made me monitor practitioners and compelled me to report practitioners' activities, including making a list of who practitioners made eye contact with or smiled at. Two drug addicts would not let practitioner Ms. Gong Jinxiu sleep. At night they made her kneel by a barrel full of urine. When she nodded off, her head would drop into the barrel. Her hair and clothes were wet with urine.
  • Witnessing Atrocities in Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province

    From 2001 through 2004, the periods of forced labour in the camp were especially long and the work was especially intensive. Wake-up time was 5 a.m. We worked until midnight. Once we worked with dyed bird feathers. To keep the feathers from flying about, they had us close all the windows in the middle of summer. The temperature in the room was so high that it was like being in an oven. he dye from the feathers was toxic and irritated people's throats and harmed their health. We used the feathers to make handcrafted birds for export. On the boxes were American logos and dollar signs. The guards stayed next door and watched us work. They did not care how unbearable it was.
  • Sanshui Forced Labour Camp in Guangdong Province Torturing Falun Gong Practitioners with Electric Batons and Brutal Force-Feeding

    In the later part of July 2007, "the Special Monitoring Brigade" at the Sanshui Forced Labour Camp inhumanely tortured Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Zeng Yong, Mr. Li Shengyu, Mr. Luo Honglin, and Mr. Xia Changfu. The practitioners were tied up and shocked with electric batons, were deprived of food, prohibited from using the toilet and taking baths, confined in a room, and forced to perform heavy labour. On July 26th, from 1:00 to 3:00 am, guard Zheng (surname) tied Mr. Zeng Yong's hands and feet to a chair, and shocked him with four electric clubs until he foamed at the mouth and lost consciousness. The police revived him with cold water and continued to shock him. This torture lasted for two hours.
  • Wangcun Women's Forced Labour Camp Officials in Shandong Province Harms Practitioners in Order to Fulfil "Reform" Quotas

    In order to reach their reform quotas, the camp's guards have adopted all kinds of abuses against the practitioners. The methods most commonly used include: 1) Sleep deprivation; 2) The use of several collaborators to indoctrinate the steadfast practitioners with fallacies and propaganda; 3) Long-term forced standing, making practitioners' legs and feet swell; 4) Prohibition of toilet use, compelling practitioners to relieve themselves into their clothing; 5) "Strict Control" team punishment, confining practitioners in small cells; 6) Handcuffing and beating practitioners and forbidding them to do the Falun Gong exercises; 7) Hanging practitioners up with only their toes touching the ground; and 8) Trying to force practitioners to sign or leave their fingerprint on the three statements.
  • Ms. Zhu Guilin Persecuted in Baimalong Forced Labour Camp, Hunan Province

    On October 8th, 2004, Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Zhu Guilin, 43, was arrested for practising Falun Gong by police. Ms. Zhu was sentenced to two and a half years in Baimalong Forced Labour Camp. Every day, inmates tried to force Ms. Zhang to "transform." In January 2005, she was forced to stand continually for five or six days. She was not allowed to sleep, close her eyes, or move. Her legs were swollen so badly that her trousers no longer fit. Ms. Zhu began a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The warden stomped on Ms. Zhu with high heels. An Inmate kicked Ms. Zhu in the head. Every day she was force-fed. She was tortured to the brink of death.
  • Recent Brutal Treatment of Practitioners in Masanjia Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Masanjia Forced Labour Camp carried out the cruellest forms of persecution on Falun Gong practitioners from March 31st, 2005 to November 15th, 2006. Guards kicked Xie Dewen and Sun Shuxiang's faces and eyes. Xie Dewen's face was beaten until it was black and blue, and Sun Shuxiang was nearly blind in her right eye. They hung up Xin Shuhua and shocked her with electric batons. The practitioners were forced to eat mildewed corn buns and pickles covered with mouse excrement. The perpetrators did not allow them to drink water. The practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest these atrocities. As a result, they took the practitioners out one by one from the cell, pinned down them on the ground, and stepped on their arms to force-feed them.
  • Ms. Dang Huiying Disabled from Persecution at the Balizhuang Forced Labour Camp in Baoding City

    Ms. Dang Huiying is in her fifties. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted her many times during the past eight years. The authorities sentenced her to three years of forced labour in 2004, to be served at the Baoding City Balizhuang Forced Labour Camp. Her prison term expired in May 2007, but the forced labour camp officials declared that Dang Huiying had not cooperated with them [because she refused to renounce Falun Gong] and thus extended her term for three more months and refused to release her. Now she has become disabled from torture and walks with a limp.
  • Ms. Bai Jialing Persecuted in the Shibalihe Forced Labour Camp in Henan Province

    In spring of 2006, someone reported practitioner Ms. Bai Jialing to the authorities because she was clarifying the facts to people about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. As a result, she was sentenced to one year of forced labour and taken to the Shibalihe Forced Labour Camp in Henan Province. While detained, she suffered from both physical and mental torture. In the hot summer, Ms. Bai was handcuffed and her head was covered with a plastic bag with only the nose and mouth area cut open to allow her to breathe. She was only allowed a little water to drink in the evening. Within two days, her mouth was full of sores. After just two months of severe torture at the Shibalihe Forced Labour Camp, Ms. Bai Jialing's hair all turned white.
  • Eyewitness to the Brutal Treatment of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Li Xiuying at Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp in Changchun City

    I saw a woman lying on the ground. Her shirt was unbuttoned, and her bra was ripped loose and barely covering her breasts. Her trousers were also pulled loose, and she wore no shoes. It looked like she had been dragged on the ground for a long time. She was lying on her back, motionless, with her pale face turned to one side. Her hair was a mess. We could tell that she was still alive only from her slightly moving abdomen. Several guards were making dirty jokes and laughing at the practitioner on the ground. Liu Hu even kicked her and cursed, "Fake death." According to a prison guard, the woman was a Falun Gong practitioner from Tonghua City. I saw her name on a bulletin board: "Ms. Li Xiuying."
  • Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhao Meiling Tortured at the Wangcun Women's Forced Labour Camp in Shandong Province

    On September 30th, 2005, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhao Meiling was taken to the Wangcui Women's Forced Labour Camp. From July 2006 to March 2007, Ms. Zhao Meiling was confined to a damp toilet that was less than 50 square feet in size. Camp officials ordered some of the inmates imprisoned for drug abuse to watch Falun Dafa practitioners day and night, slandering, cursing, and torturing practitioners. Ms. Zhao was constantly monitored by someone and was beaten by ward leader Zhao Wenhui. Ms. Zhao Meiling was tortured for a long time by having her arms stretched, her wrists tightly shackled, and her legs constrained in painful positions. She could only stand up or squat down. She was also tied to a metal pipe and force-fed. As a result, her health became very frail and she became hypertensive at times.
  • Jin Fanlong, a Practitioner of Korean Ethnicity, Died as a Result of Torture Received in the Jiutai Forced Labour Camp in Jilin Province

    Jin Fanlong was persecuted for two years in the Yinmahe Forced Labour Camp. As a result he was bed-ridden. He passed away on May 11th, 2006. The methods used to torture Falun Gong practitioners in Yinmahe Forced Labour Camp include: deprivation of sleep, sitting straight on a plank for a lengthy period, lying on a bed with hands and feet handcuffed to the headboards, hands cuffed and hung up with feet off or barely touching the ground, inmates pinching practitioners' genitals and eyes, inmates pricking practitioners with needles, and the most often used, beating. Police and inmates forcibly tied determined practitioners to the bed with their hands and feet tied to the four corners of the bed using handcuffs and ropes. The practitioners' bodies were outstretched and they couldn't move. They were kept in this position for a long period and were in extreme pain.