Inside the Labour Camps

  • Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured in Heizuizi Labour Camp in Changchun City

    Practitioner Ms. Bai Yun, 61, was taken to the labour camp on February 25th, 2011. Liu Ying and four other guards tortured her on February 28th. They beat her, swore at her, slapped her in the face, kicked her in the abdomen, and electrically shocked her naked body. As a result, Ms. Bai had severe pain in her abdomen and her back was severely injured. She also had a lump on her forehead the size of an egg. After Ms. Bai screamed in pain, guards sealed her mouth with tape and tied her onto the so-called "death bed". She was put on the death bed again on March 9th, and her limbs were stretched out. Because of this torture, Ms. Bai had severe pain in her abdomen and back and could not stand up straight.
  • The Persecution of Practitioners in the No. 10 Ward of Liaoning Province Women's Prison

    The inmates and practitioners in the No. 3 Team at Liaoning Province Women's Prison were forced to make clothes. They were divided into two groups, one to prepare the fabric, the other to operate the sewing machines. Everyone was assigned an unreasonable workload. For example, the one operating the sewing machine had to work 620 minutes per day. If she was unable to, she was verbally abused and punished, such as being shocked with an electric baton, kicked, or slapped. Every day the inmates in the No.10 Ward started to line up at 6:40 a.m. for the workshop. They would finish, at the earliest, at 7:00 pm. They sometimes worked overtime, until 9:00 p.m. Everyone was so exhausted when they returned to their cells that some had difficulty climbing the stairs. Some were not allowed to eat dinner or go to the toilet if they didn't finish the daily quota.
  • Persecution of Falun Gong in Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp in Jilin Province

    To prevent Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Jin Zhengshu from speaking or doing the Falun Gong exercises, her mouth was taped shut for more than a week. Guards tied her on the "death bed" at night. She staged a hunger strike to protest. To further torture her, the labour camp doctor left force-feeding tubes fed through her nose and into her stomach in place all day and night. Guard Wang Zhufeng tied her legs to the legs of the bed, and kicked out Ms. Jin’s only remaining four teeth. As they kicked her, the blood gushed over her entire chest; an appalling but all too common scene in China's forced labour camps and prisons today.
  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Xia Ning Persecuted in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Xia Ning from Liaoning Province is a Falun Gong practitioner in her 50s. She was arrested in 2008 and incarcerated in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. During her two years in the camp, she went on a hunger strike several times. The guards force-fed her ruthlessly, making her virtually bedridden the entire time. They beat her mercilessly and subjected her to electric shocks, almost on a daily basis.
  • Several Letters from Masanjia Forced Labour Camp Give Persecution Details

    The Masanjia Forced Labour Camp in Shenyang brainwashes Falun Gong practitioners with force and torture, and brutally forces practitioners to give up their belief. Some practitioners have been tortured to death or disabled, or have lost sensation in their limbs. The torture methods the labour camp uses include the “stretching bed” (practitioners' arms are handcuffed to two metal beds and then the beds are pushed apart), “splitting legs” (practitioners are forcibly pushed down to the floor with their arms fully apart and handcuffed to the rails of a metal bed, then their legs are pulled in opposite directions), and the “big hang-up” (practitioners are hung from heating radiators with their two arms pulled far apart or with one arm handcuffed to the radiator).
  • Witnessing the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Masanjia Labour Camp

    Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, several thousand Falun Gong practitioners were arrested in Beijing and taken into forced labour re-education in Masanjia Labour Camp. The extortion of practitioners was conducted openly. We were told, “If you want to get red flags (which can reduce the labour re-education term), you must spend money.” The guards claimed that labour re-education meant punishment, and that it was too time consuming to reason with practitioners, so they go straight to physical violence. They also beat practitioners for money. If practitioners do not pay the bribes to the group or cell head, he can find a reason to beat them.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Severely Abused in Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp, Changchun City, Jilin Province

    On January 4th, 2011, in Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp, team chief Ding cruelly beat Ms. Zhang Li because she refused to give up or renounce Falun Gong. To make the practitioners suffer more, Ding made many regulations. For instance, practitioners must report to and ask permission from the chief guards if they want to go to the toilet. In many cases they were not given permission and had to use a bucket in their room as a toilet. Their room could be very cold in the winter because the radiator was broken, but they were forced to keep their door open during the daytime.
  • Persecution Carried Out by Guard Yin Guijuan at Tumuji Forced Labour Camp in Inner Mongolia

    Yin Guijuan, guard at the Tumuji Forced Labour Camp, frequently beats Falun Gong practitioners with electric batons, handcuffs them and hangs them up for long periods of time. She has instigated drug-addict inmates to beat practitioners. She has openly and directly told drug addicts and prostitute inmates that their sentences can be reduced if they beat practitioners. The harder they beat them, the more their sentences can be reduced.
  • Hebei Forced Labour Camp Threatens to Extend Terms to Force Practitioners to Watch Chinese Central TV (CCTV)

    In June 2010, Wang Weiwei, division head at Hebei Women's Forced Labour Camp, instructed inmates to sexually abuse Falun Gong practitioner Hu Miaomiao. The sexual abuse inflicted on Ms. Hu caused tremendous suffering, both physically and psychologically. In October 2010, Hebei Women's Forced Labour Camp commenced a new wave of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Those practitioners who remained steadfast in their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance were not allowed to see their family members or make phone calls, and were forced to watch Chinese Central TV (CCTV) news reports every night.
  • Heartless Practices Carried Out at Xindian Women's Forced Labour Camp in Shanxi Province During 2010

    Xindian Women's Forced Labour Camp in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, is a horrific place, where the communist regime persecutes practitioners. Many of the vicious thugs and the brutal tortures they have subjected practitioners to have been exposed on the Internet. Ms. Wang Xinrong, 68, is a practitioner from Beijing. After being forced to sit on a small stool for a long time, she became very weak. One day after standing up, she immediately fell down. Someone helped her stand up and she vomited blood. Nevertheless, the next day the guards continued to torture her.
  • Older Practitioner Mr. Meng Fei from Shandong Province Persecuted for 10 Years (Part 1)

    Mr. Meng Fei received many awards for being an outstanding teacher during his 32-year career in education. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Meng was arrested twice and detained in a forced labour camp. Guards picked Mr. Meng up, threw him to the cement floor, kicked him between his legs, grabbed his hair and hit his head against the wall. Then they handcuffed him to an iron chair and stood on his legs so that the iron handles dug into his legs. A guard hit his head, chest, and ribs until blood came out from his nose and mouth. Mr. Meng was tortured to near death, as a result of which his physical condition has severely deteriorated and he now suffers from constant headaches, stomach aches, dry eyes, ringing in his ears, and short-term memory loss.
  • Ms. Sun Fudi Repeatedly Arrested and Tortured Since July 20th, 1999

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Sun Fudi, 57, was arrested by village Communist Party officials and police in June 2009. The officers searched her home and took away valuables. She was sentenced to two years of forced labour and taken to the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp in Shenyang City. In the labour camp, Ms. Sun refused to be “transformed” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong]. They forced her to squat down and bend over for extended hours. She was also handcuffed and hit in the face. The guards also used an MP3 player to blast slanderous propaganda into her ears with ear buds. In March 2010, Ms. Sun suffered from ascites resulting from a bladder expansion due to torture she endured in the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. She was released and returned home on April 20th, 2010.
  • Jiangsu Province Women's Forced Labour Camp Virulently Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners

    Falun Gong practitioners have suffered persecution at the Jiangsu Province Women's Forced Labour Camp's Third Division for a long time. They have been physically abused by having to stand for long periods of time, not being allowed to rest, being beaten, or being subjected to other abuse. They were also limited in the amount of drinking water they could consume or forbidden to drink water at all. Ms. Xie Lihua was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labour. The inmates who monitored Ms. Xie grossly abused her. Sometimes several of them would lift her up and throw her to the floor. They would beat and scold her constantly. Ms. Xie's term was extended for refusing to give up her belief.
  • Teacher Ms. Liu Xia Persecuted in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Liu Xia is a good teacher, and her students and their parents like her very much. She has been persecuted for 11 years for practising Falun Gong. Now she is being held in Masanjia Women's Forced Labour Camp in Liaoning Province. When the division heads realized that their wrongdoing had been regularly exposed on the Minghui/Clearwisdom Falun Gong websites, they were infuriated. On August 3rd, they ordered Ms. Liu to come to their office. They punched and kicked her; hit her with their shoes; pinched her face, temples, and ears; and pulled her hair. They beat her so savagely that she was unconscious for five days. Her face was black and blue, and afterward her vision was impaired and her reactions were slow. They also extended her term by 50 days without going through any legal procedures.
  • 147 Practitioners Currently Incarcerated at Masanjia Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Police arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Caiyun, 59, on October 21st, 2008 and took her to the Nangou Detention Centre, where she held a week-long hunger strike to protest the detention. She was sent to the Masanjia Women's Forced Labour Camp on October 29th. The next day she was taken to a dark room where the guards slapped her face and shocked her with an electric baton, because her voice was too soft during roll call. She was subjected to another beating in November for refusing to recite the prison rules. Ms. Wang was subjected to a severe "body-stretching" torture method between November 30th and December 3rd, 2009.