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

  • Eyewitness Account: Police Shoot at and Violently Arrest Older Practitioner Guo Yumin

    I am a good friend of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Guo Yumin. On July 9th, 2009, I personally witnessed Mr. Guo Yumin being arrested and shot at by officers from the Tiefeng District Police Department. They forced open the door of Guo's home and beat him savagely. They also beat his wife. Guo escaped the grasp of the police. One officer aimed his gun at him. Guo's daughter jumped on this policeman, disregarding the danger, and cried, "Don't shoot! Don't shoot!" The gunshot was fired but missed the target. Everyone considers Guo a good person. But because of his belief in Falun Gong, he was arrested, shot at, savagely beaten, cruelly tortured, and detained by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials.
  • Yinchuan City: Wife Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, Husband Serving Eight Year Sentence for Practising Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Shan Jining was recently sentenced to four years in prison. Her husband, Mr. Wang Desheng, was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2005. On October 17th, 2009, Ms. Shan was reported to the authorities while she was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. After being held at the Yinchuan City Detention Centre for several months, she was secretly sentenced to four years in prison. She is currently detained at Yinchuan City Women's Prison.
  • Lawyers Plead Not Guilty on Behalf of Seven Falun Gong Practitioners in Yingkou City, Liaoning Province

    Bayuquan District Court in Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, brought seven Falun Gong practitioners to trial on March 23rd, 2010. Their lawyers pleaded not guilty on their behalf. Over the next several days the families asked the court to release their detained relatives. The judges said that, although the lawyers had entered a plea of not guilty for each practitioner, the courts had to do things their way and had to press charges. They also said that they had no intention of releasing any Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Practitioner Ms. Sun Li Arrested; Her Family Detained When Looking for Her

    Local police arrested Ms. Sun Li from a hotel room. The arrest took place while she was running errands in the Nancha District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. Her family went to look for her but was detained and had funds extorted from them. During the arrest several police officers dragged her downstairs to a waiting police car. She shouted, "Falun Gong is good" and she began explaining Falun Gong and exposing the Communist Party's crimes to the passersby. Ms. Sun held onto the car door, and they shoved her to the ground. Officer Zhao Yuanxin knelt on her chest and almost suffocated her. Another officer arrived, and the two carried her into the car. They kept kneeling on her chest so she could not move.
  • Ms. Zheng Zhixian and Daughter Arrested

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zheng Zhixian is in her sixties. On March 26th, 2010, she was arrested by police officers while she put up banners to inform the public about the persecution of Falun Gong. Previously in May 2009, Ms. Zheng Zhixian and her husband were at a market stand when police arrested and carried her to the car, then took her to a brainwashing centre, where she was detained for 53 days. The head of the brainwashing centre extorted 1,000 yuan from her family, claiming expenses for her meals, then released her. After she returned home, Ms. Zheng was extremely weak. Her body trembled while walking since she had no strength. One of her hands is paralysed, so she cannot look after herself.
  • Arrest of a Practitioner Repentant for His Behaviour Prior to Cultivating

    Mr. Bai Jingzhi was very well known in the Hongshi Forestry Bureau of Huadian City, Jilin Province. He was known as a scoundrel in his area. His return to being a better person was filled with hardship and sadness. There is a Chinese saying, "A repentant libertine is more precious than gold." However, the government under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has arrested him for his newfound beliefs. On January 11th, 2010, Mr. Bai and other practitioners went to Erdaodianzi Town of Huadian City to distribute Falun Gong information and were arrested. Mr. Bai was taken to the Huadian City Detention Centre.
  • Ou Weizhi and Zou Jixiu Tried in Nongken Court in Mudanjiang

    Ms. Ou Weizhi and Ms. Zou Jixiu were arrested and put on trial on March 22nd, 2010, because they practise Falun Gong. Friends of Ms. Ou Weizhi found her an attorney in Beijing, and Ms. Zou Jixiu's family found her one too. Personnel from the procuratorial department lied in court. The judges tried to hinder the attorneys from speaking with the excuse that the government had already determined the nature of Falun Gong, but the attorneys protested.
  • 56-Year-Old Li Chuanlan of Yushu, Jilin, Describes Her Torture Experience

    Fellow Falun Gong practitioner Liu Shuyan and I went to distribute Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution on April 29th, 2009. On our way home we were arrested by police. We were detained in Yushu Detention Centre. I started a hunger strike on June 5th to protest my detention. I became very weak after ten days and they took me to the hospital and injected me with an unknown drug. My abdomen then became very bloated, and my mouth severely cracked and blistered. I heard continuous ringing in my ears and I couldn't see. They also deceived our families by telling them that they would let us go if they got their signatures. Once they got the signatures however, we were again put into detention.
  • After Seven Years of Imprisonment, Ms. Chen Shulan Taken to a Brainwashing Centre

    Ms. Chen Shulan was arrested by officers from the Changping District Police Department on September 16th, 2002, and was sentenced to seven and a half years. She was held at the Beijing Women's Prison until her release on March 17th, 2010, when she was picked up again and taken to the Changping District Brainwashing Centre.
  • Ms. Tang Xuzhen, a Retired Associate Professor from Luzhou Medical Institute, Secretly Sentenced

    73-year-old Ms. Tang Xuzhen, a Falun Gong practitioner from Sichuan Province who is a retired associate professor from the Luzhou Medical Institute, was sentenced to three and a half years of imprisonment after being detained for eight months at Naxi Detention Centre in Luzhou City. She was sent to Jianyang Prison on February 8th, 2010.
  • Practitioner Wang Yongbin from Shanghai City Detained; Previously Sentenced to Forced Labour Twice

    Mr. Wang Yongbin, 53 years old, is a farmer from Situan Village, Fengxian District in Shanghai City. He started practising Falun Gong in 1998. On the morning of March 24th, officials from the Shanghai City Fengxian District 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and policemen from Pingan Police Department broke into his home and ransacked it. They arrested Wang Yongbin and detained him at Fengxian District Detention Centre. After the persecution against Falun Gong started on July 20th, 1999, Wang Yongbin was arrested by police in 2000. He was sentenced to two years in a forced labour camp and endured inhumane torture. He was finally released in 2002.
  • Lawyer Defends Mr. Chen Jizhong and His Sister, Ms. Chen Jihuan

    Mr. Chen Jizhong, 69, and his younger sister, Ms. Chen Jihuan, 56, both live in Heilongjiang Province. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, Mr. Chen was arrested five times and sentenced to five years of imprisonment in Lianjiangkou Prison in Jiamusi City. On November 29th, 2009, Mr. Chen and his sister were arrested again. They were still detained in the Yilan County Detention Centre. On March 24th, 2010, Mr. Chen and Ms. Chen were brought to trial in the Yilan County Court. An attorney defended them despite much interference. The prosecutor had nothing to argue with.
  • Ms. Tong Yaqin Taken to a Detention Centre for Requesting the Release of Another Practitioner in Heilongjiang Province

    On March 17th, 2010, police broke into the home of practitioner Ms. Ma Chunli without a search warrant. They confiscated a computer, Falun Gong books, and informational material about Falun Gong. They took Ms. Ma to Jiadong Police Station. On March 18th, Ms. Tong Yaqin, also a Falun Gong practitioner, along with Ms. Ma's kindhearted neighbour and another sympathetic lady, visited Jiadong Police Station to request the release of Ma Chunli. Ms. Tong argued reasonably but infuriated the police chief, Feng Kaidong. As a result, he detained Ms. Tong and took her to Jiamusi Detention Centre.
  • Mr. Mei Chuanjun Taken to Brainwashing Centre from Computer Science Institute, Hubei University of Technology

    On March 15th, 2010, several officers led by Huang Shuiqing and Hu Jun of the Hubei University of Technology's Security Division broke into Mr. Mei Chuanjun's office in the university's Computer Science Institute. They forcibly took Mr. Mei, who had received an award of Young Teacher of Excellence, to the former Tangxunhu Brainwashing Centre (also known as the Banqiao Legal Education Centre) in Hubei Province. They did so without cause and without following any legal procedure. In September 2006, officials of the university's Communist Party had taken Mr. Mei to the brainwashing centre for practising Falun Gong. He was subjected to brainwashing attempts there for over forty days.
  • 56-Year-Old Ms. Yang Qin of Chongqing Arrested for the Fifth Time

    On February 3rd, 2010, when Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yang Qin was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong at the food market, she was arrested by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials. The officials told her family members that she would be detained for fifteen days, however after Ms. Yang had a full physical examination, she was sent to the Women's Forced Labour Camp for further persecution. Ms. Yang went on a long-term hunger strike to protest the persecution, and was eventually sent to a hospital once her life was in danger. Ms. Yang has now been arrested five times.