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

  • Falun Gong Practitioner Sentenced to Four Years in Prison in Shandong Province

    In early September 2009, Ms. Li Renzhi, a kind and honest practitioner, was arrested and detained at Penglai City Police Station after her home was ransacked by the city's state security police. During her detention, the police tried to extort a confession by torturing her, not letting her sleep for four days and not permitting her family to visit. On December 18th, 2009, Penglai City Court sentenced her to a four-year prison term. Recently, she was transferred to Jinan Prison.
  • Elderly and Disabled Practitioners Are Persecuted in Maoming City, Guangdong Province

    77-year-old Mr. Chen Binggan has suffered from persecution. He recounts: "Since the persecution began in 1999, I have been arrested more than 20 times, held for a total of over 1,500 days. My residence has been searched and ransacked over a dozen times. The first time, the town government officials asked me if I practised Falun Gong. After I replied positively, they arrested me. Later, I was arrested numerous times, even when I was sleeping in my bed. Since I knew that I had not done anything wrong by following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I refused to submit to the vicious pressure from the government; I refused to write any statement to denounce Falun Gong. I have been tortured many times. The tortures that I suffered include being hung up and brutally beaten."
  • Ms. Wei Congnai from Zezhou County Imprisoned at Shanxi Province Women's Prison

    Ms. Wei Chonnai, 59, was arrested on July 25th, 2009, for distributing Falun Gong fliers in Lailing Village. Ms. Wei was first detained at the Jincheng City Detention Centre and then transferred to the Zezhou County Detention Centre a month later. On October 2009, the Zezhou Court secretly tried Ms. Wei. The court secretly sentenced Ms. Wei to three years in prison on November 3rd, 2009. When Ms. Wei's family finally got the news, the deadline for requesting an appeal had already passed. On January 6, 2010, the family went to the Zezhou County Detention Centre to visit Ms. Wei, but she had already been transferred to the Maoerling Prison.
  • Chaoyang City Beita District Police Arrest Ms. Tang Lijin and Ransack Her Home

    Ms. Tang Lijin's son contacted police officer Mu Yang on January 28th, 2010. His employer required him to have an official seal on certain documents. Mu Yang didn't process his request, but instead took Ms. Tang's son to Ms. Tang's home and ransacked it. Mu Yang broke into Ms. Tang's home without a warrant, or giving any reason. They shouted, "Search, and find the equipment!" Mu and Gao threw things everywhere, making the room a big mess. Mu found several copies of Falun Gong books, thinking he would get an opportunity to be rewarded and promoted, and reported his findings to his superior. The Beita Police Department dispatched two more officers and took Ms. Tang to the police department's basement, where victims are tortured to extract confessions.
  • Ms. Song Chunyuan Detained Again

    After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20th, 1999, Ms. Song Chunyuan, 52, was arrested four times and sent to a labour camp once. In July 2000, she went to Beijing to tell people about Falun Gong. Police officers took her to the police station. During that period of time, Ms. Song was threatened, beaten, deprived of water, exposed under the burning sun for a long time, forced to squat, deprived of sleep, not allowed to sit, and tied to a tree for a whole night. The next morning, police officers tied her to a tree next to the gate for two hours, followed by taking her to the police station. On January 21st, 2010, when Ms. Song was distributing Falun Gong materials, police arrested her and took her to the Tahe Police Station.
  • Ms. Fang Xiuzhen is Sentenced to Ten Years in Jail

    On January 21st, 2010, Lixia District Court in Jinan City tried Ms. Fang Xiuzhen, a Falun Gong practitioner. An attorney from Jinan pleaded not guilty on her behalf. Word by word and sentence by sentence he refuted the statute she had supposedly violated: "utilising evil religious organisations to undermine the implementation of the law." Then the attorney asked the judge, "Why do so many countries abroad allow people to practise Falun Gong?" Ms. Fang Xiuzhen refused to answer the judge's question. At last, Ms. Fang re-stated that she was innocence and would firmly maintain her belief. However, on January 29th, the court notified her family that they had sentenced her to 10 years of imprisonment.
  • Ms. Lin Shaona Secretly Sent to Baiyun Women's Prison in Guangzhou City

    Ms. Lin Shaona was sentenced during secret proceedings of the Rongcheng District Court of Jieyang City, Guangdong, without her family being notified. Ms. Lin repudiated the charges against her, but she was sentenced to a three-year prison term. Even the judges thought that she was innocent. She was recently transferred to Baiyun Women's Prison in Guangzhou City, again without notifying her family.
  • Heilongjiang Province Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Wang Fengxia Imprisoned

    Ms. Wang Fengxia, 49 years old, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Jixi City, Heilongjiang province. On January 24th, 2010, she was arrested by five police officers from the Hengshan National Security team. Her home was ransacked. Her computer, a copy of the Falun Gong book, Zhuan Falun, DVD player, and other items were confiscated. She is now imprisoned in the Jixi Detention Centre. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong, Ms. Wang's husband started to beat her and did not allow her to continue with her cultivation practice. Although she was beaten until she was bleeding, she refused to give up her faith. Her husband eventually abandoned her and their daughter.
  • Former Associate Professor from Zhaoqing University, Guangdong Province Arrested

    Ms. Fang Yi, a former associate professor at Zhaoqing College, Guangdong Province, was reported to the police as she was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong in Gaoyao City on January 15th, 2010. The police claimed that she would be be "punished severely." In February 2002, Zhaoqing College removed her from her post because she hadn't given up the practice. Several days later she distributed fliers about the benefits she received from Falun Gong and about the persecution perpetrated against some students and professors at the university. She was taken away by police and sent to Sanshui Women's Forced Labour Camp in Guangdong Province to serve a three-year term.
  • Six Practitioners from Puyang City, Henan Province Arrested

    Recently, six practitioners from Puyang City, Henan Province were arrested. Liu Shaoping, a woman in her 60's, has been arrested and detained on multiple occasions. She was previously detained for a year and six months in the Shibalihe Women's Forced Labour Camp in Zhengzhou City. In the forced labour camp, Ms. Liu was forced to undergo brainwashing, and was cursed at and beaten by the camp authorities and inmates. Her previously healthy body became extremely weak due to the ill treatment. Ms. Liu's husband was subjected to the Chinese Communist Party propaganda for a long time, and was weary of the hardships he endured due to Ms. Liu's detainment and persecution. After the forced labour term, he divorced Ms. Liu and took most of the family property and money with him.
  • Ms. Tu Xiujuan Sentenced by Shenyang Court to Three Years in Prison

    On November 27th, 2009, the presiding judge at the Shenhe District Court, in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, held a hearing and sentenced Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Tu Xiujuan to three years in prison. At present, Ms. Tu is being held at a detention centre in Shenyang City. The court prevented Ms. Tu's family from hiring a lawyer from another town, stating that there was not enough time. The Shenhe District Court continually conducts unjust hearings against Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Hebei Province Women's Forced Labour Camp Brutally Tortures Ms. Feng Xiaomei

    Ms. Feng Xiaomei was arrested in May 2009 and detained at Hebei Province Women's Forced Labour Camp. In the camp Ms. Feng did not acknowledge the "transformation" attempts nor make any statements defaming Falun Gong. Guard Liu Ziwei yelled at her, "I will torture you so that you will feel worse than death." After that, Ms. Feng was deprived of family visits, showers, and access to the toilet. Despite her poor physical condition, guards forced her to do labour with other inmates. By then, she was very weak and there had been blood in her faeces for several months. But the guards still forced her to make more than 500 file folders every day, a workload that even a healthy person could hardly finish. If she did not finish, the entire group was deprived of rest and forced to stand. Every day after work, Ms. Feng was exhausted and could barely walk.
  • Mr. Guan Wenlong Subjected to Forced Labour After Seven Years of Imprisonment

    For upholding his belief, Mr. Guan Wenlong was arrested in January 2002 and then given seven years of arduous imprisonment. While in prison, he was subjected to severe maltreatment. Before the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Communist regime intensified the persecution of Falun Gong. Guards severely beat Mr. Guan and shocked him with electric batons many times. His body still has many obvious scars that were caused by the electric shocks. He was released in January 2009; however, the local police arrested him again on December 29th, 2009, and once more sent him to a forced labour camp.
  • Retired Professor Zhang Yougao from Chongqing University Persecuted

    On May 13th, 2009, two lawyers from Beijing, were hired by the family of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jiang Xiqing, to investigate his death at Xishanping Forced Labour Camp. The police arrested and beat both of them once they arrived in Chongqing. On May 14th, over ten police officers tried to break into the home of 70-year-old retired Professor Zhang Yougao. They asked him whether he was involved in hiring the lawyers from Beijing. Mr. Zhang refused to answer, so the police then tried to break into his home. Since that day, the police have hung around his home and watched him every day.
  • Ms. Yang Chunxiu, 56, Who Has Had to Live Away from Home for Years, Arrested Again

    Forced to live away from home for several years, Ms. Yang Chunxiu was arrested between December 25th and 30th, 2009. Not until shortly before the New Year did police officers go to her relatives to take down a written statement. Her family knew that she had been arrested. The New Year came, but the family couldn't have a get-together and were miserable. Previously, in Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp guards tried to make her give up her faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They used different tactics, including forcing her to stand perfectly still; depriving her of sleep, toilet use, and taking a bath; have a group of people attack her; injecting her with harmful drugs; and forbidding her family members from visiting her.