6-10 Office, Individual Accounts, Inside the Labour Camps, Brainwashing, Illegal Detention and Imprisonment

  • Three Practitioners from Liquan County, Xianyang City Arrested and Homes Ransacked

    State Security Division officers from Liquan County, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province arrested Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Feng Jianying, Mr. Zhao Yaer and Mr. Hu Mingyou on April 25th, 2010. Without a search warrant, the police confiscated the 27,000 yuan that Mr. Hu had saved up over many years. Ms. Feng Jianzhen's home was ransacked and her whereabouts are unknown.
  • Mr. Liang Keming Sentenced to Three More Years in Prison After Serving Seven Year Sentence for Practising Falun Gong

    On April 28th, 2010, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liang Keming from Loudi City, Hunan Province, was sentenced to three years in prison. He is now detained in Jinshi Prison in Changde. Mr. Liang had previously been sentenced to seven years because he practised Falun Gong. After he was released he was arrested again. Before being sentenced to prison, he was detained for eleven months at the No. 1 Detention Centre in Loudi City. He was fed only brine with several pieces of radish, and was forced to work long hours.
  • Two Falun Gong Practitioners from Fuyu County, Jilin Province Persecuted

    During the Chinese New Year in 2010 Mr. Wang Huanli, a practitioner from Fuyu County, Jilin Province, was arrested by local police. After he was released, he became homeless to avoid being arrested. Another practitioner, Mr. Liu Qing, was accused of being in contact with Mr. Wang and was arrested recently. Mr. Wang had been sentenced to forced labour and was sent to Jiutai Labour Camp in Jilin Province. He was in critical condition because of the abuse in the camp. In Jiutai Forced Labour Camp, Mr. Wang suffered from serious ulcerations in his lungs. When he went home, his condition became so bad that he constantly vomited blood in big mouthfuls.
  • Shanghai Expo Intensifies Chinese Regime's Crackdown of Falun Gong

    This month the Shanghai Expo opened its door to the world with the slogan: ‘Better City, Better Life.’ But for followers of the spiritual practice Falun Gong, also called Falun Gong, life has not been better because of the Expo. Levi Browde is executive director of the Falun Dafa Information Centre, a New York-based group. He says the Chinese regime is using the pretext of the Shanghai Expo to carry out its campaign to eradicate Falun Gong.
  • Real Estate Managers in Shenyang City Sentenced

    Ms. Tu Xiujuan was sentenced to three years in prison. Ms. Wang Zhaohui, who was arrested at the same time as Ms. Tu, was sentenced to four years in prison by the Shenhe District Court of Shenyang City, and is imprisoned in the Liaoning Province Women's Prison. The Shenhe District Court held a secret trial for Ms. Wang. Her family was not notified. When the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in 1999, Ms. Wang persisted in her belief and told many people the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution. She explained that she was persecuted numerous times and cruelly tortured in the forced labour camps. She was tortured on a death bed, and also handcuffed and suspended.
  • Ms. Lin Shaomei from Haifeng County, Guangdong Province Arrested

    On March 30th, 2010, Ms. Lin Shaomei was arrested by police officers. She is currently being detained in the Haifeng Detention Centre. Ms. Lin Shaomei, 38, once suffered from many illnesses, which left her in a lot of pain. After Ms. Lin started practising Falun Gong in 2007, her illnesses disappeared. Following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance made her more broad-minded and she was very glad to help others. Because Ms. Lin Shaomei benefited greatly from practising Falun Gong she often told others her story. However, she was reported to the police for doing so.
  • I Witnessed Guards Breaking a Practitioner's Jaw at Tangxunhu Brainwashing Centre

    Mr. Lu Yougen was taken to the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Centre in Hubei Province in the middle of September 2009. He witnessed the guards brutally torturing Falun Gong practitioners. He recounts, "I saw three guards trying to force feed a practitioner. The practitioner was not co-operating with them, so they broke his jaw. When the guards force fed him, he had no response at all, like a dead man."
  • 65-Year-Old Ms. Wu Fengying Brutally Beaten in Wanjia Forced Labour Camp - Belated Information

    Sixty-five-year-old Ms. Wu Fengying was sent to Wanjia Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City in 2002. While there she was forced to do labour, was savagely beaten, and had six of her teeth knocked out. In 2001 she was also detained in a detention centre. She recalls the persecution: "We were given food with grass, coal dust, and rat droppings in it, as well as sparse vegetable soup with flies, ladybugs, and caterpillars the size of my little finger. Furthermore, we were forced to work the field, dig up dirt, feed hogs, sweep the floor, wipe the windows, wash cars, and do laundry for the guards."
  • In Violation of the Law, the Heping District State Security Department Refuses to Release Ms. Shu Dongan

    The Heping District State Security Department's charges against Falun Gong practitioner Shu Dongan were rejected twice by the local Procuratorate. But the State Security Department still refused to release this 56-year-old woman after she was detained for nearly five months. According to the law, if the same case is rejected twice by the Procuratorate, the person should be released unconditionally.
  • After Persistent Efforts, Family Finally Allowed to See Brutally Mistreated Loved One at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    Mr. Sun Yi was arrested by officials prior to the Beijing Olympics. Later, they transferred him to the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. His family discovered that Sun Yi has been brutally tortured for the last two years in the notorious Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. Through difficult negotiations, Sun Yi's sister was able to see him on March 26th, 2010, through a thick piece of soundproof glass, but could not talk to him. The meeting room was monitored by almost ten guards, creating an atmosphere of terror. Sun Qing saw her elder brother, who was being helped by others as he could barely walk. He no longer looked like a young and strong person, he looked pale, and seemingly had no energy to talk.
  • Award Winning Taxi Driver Zhang Chen, 55, Persecuted and Sentenced to Three Years

    Once taxi driver Mr. Zhang Chen started practising Falun Gong in 1999, his neck pains disappeared. As a Falun Gong practitioner he also lived by the universal principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, and this helped rid him of his bad temper. From then on he always considered others first. Soon, his company recognised the profound changes in Mr. Zhang, and he was awarded the title of "Outstanding Professional Driver." When the persecution started in July 1999, Mr. Zhang appealed for an end to the persecution and was detained and tortured. In October 2009, Mr. Zhang put up another banner saying "Falun Gong Is Good", and was arrested and to a detention centre, where he was brutally beaten. He was sentenced to three years at a court hearing.
  • Prosecutor Disregards the Law in Trial of Mr. Zhao Wuhu

    On April 23rd, the Xiong County Court in Hebei Province tried Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Wuhu. In court, the prosecutor said many things that had no legal basis. The spectators said that the prosecutor's conduct was shameful. Mr. Zao Wuhu was an excellent worker, and was rated a superior performer several times. He has been detained in the Xiong County Detention Centre since his arrest by officers from the Xiong County Police Department on September 28th, 2009. During the trial, Mr. Zhao had intended to describe his experience of practising Falun Gong and the benefits he obtained during his turn to speak as a defendant, but was repeatedly stopped by prosecutor District Attorney Su Guoqing.
  • Miao Chunhong and Li Qingzhi Given One-Year Forced Labour Terms

    Mr. Miao Chunhong, who is more than 50 years old, and Ms. Li Qingzhi, who is about the same age, went to Qingshantun to distribute leaflets explaining the truth about Falun Gong so that the Chinese people could understand the unreasonable persecution and what Falun Gong is really about on January 31st, 2010. They were reported and arrested by police. They took Mr. Miao and Ms. Li to the Binxian Detention Centre. They were each sentenced to one year of forced labour on March 2nd, 2010. One of them was to be sent to the Wanjia Forced Labour Camp, and the other to Qianjin Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City.
  • Mr. Geng Huaipu of Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Sentenced

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Geng Huaipu was arrested on April 3rd, 2009, in Tongling City, Anhui Province, by over a dozen officials and police officers. The police suspended him from the window bars by his handcuffs overnight. The next day, police transferred him to Tongling City Detention Centre. He was detained there for two months. He was then sentenced to three years in prison. Geng Huaipu had previously been persecuted twice in forced labour camps, once for two years and the second time for three years. His elder brother, Geng Huaihao; his mother; and his sister-in-law, Shi Zhonglin, have all been persecuted to death by the authorities.
  • Excerpts from Beijing Lawyer Jin Guanghong's Defence of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Jia Wenguang

    Police arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Jia Wenguang on January 14th, 2010. The Hebei District Court tried her on April 27th. During the court session, Beijing lawyer Jin Guanghong presented a compelling two-hour defence on behalf of Ms. Jia: "My client Jia Wenguang and other practitioners of Falun Gong are all law-abiding citizens. Their practice of Falun Gong does not disrupt any implementation of the law or administrative regulations, or any public interest or the interest of others; on the contrary, they have gained physical and mental health and raised their moral standards through the practice. Their promotion of Falun Gong to others is also an indirect contribution to society. At the same time, they have become more kind-hearted and more willing to help others."