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

  • The Brutal Inside Story of a Jilin Province Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioners detained in Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp have to start working at 5:30 a.m., and must work until 6:45 p.m. There are no breaks in between. The little bit of time allowed to have meals and use the toilet is considered rest time. The detained must make items with toxic plastic. The guards strictly forbid them from telling anyone that the plastic used there is poisonous. The supervisor summoned Falun Gong practitioner Song Baoqin to the warehouse on January 4th, 2013, and demanded that she tell them who reported that the plastic was toxic. When Song Baoqin refused to answer, she was viciously beaten.
  • Two Falun Gong Women in Their 60's Sentenced to Six Years in Prison at a Show Trial in Shanghai

    Ms. Bai Gendi and Ms. Yao Yuhua from Shanghai, both in their 60s, have been sentenced to prison for their belief in Falun Gong. The Xuhui District Court sentenced Ms. Bai to 6.5 years and Ms. Yao to 6 years on May 3rd, 2013. Their appeals were denied on June 18th. Since the Chinese communist regime began to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Bai and Ms. Yao have been arrested many times for their faith. Ms. Bai has been arrested six times and detained for a total of 10 years and 2 months.
  • Successful TV Station Host Arrested, Fired, and Harassed for Practising Falun Gong

    My name is Luo Hui and I am 45 years old. I was the host of CCTV's former Sanjiang Food Company of the Agriculture Bureau of Heilongjiang Province for 13 years. However, due to Jiang Zemin's, [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] jealousy, he launched a comprehensive persecution against Falun Gong in July 1999. I was laid off from my position at the TV station. To let people know the truth about the persecution, my husband and I went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested. Since then my husband and I have suffered repeated persecution at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • After Years in Prisons and Labour Camps, Ms. Mo Huiping Is Once Again Arrested

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Mo Huiping, 37, from Yinchuan City in Ningxia Autonomous Region was arrested in Wuzhong City. We have learned that Ms. Mo was targeted by the authorities for further persecution. This is the third time she has been severely persecuted. Ms. Luo Xinping was forced to pay two thousand yuan before she was released.
  • Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Judong Women's Forced Labour Camp in 2012

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Xu Lan was incarcerated in Judong Women's Forced Labour Camp and forced to stand for prolonged periods of time daily. After she got up in the morning, she and the inmates assigned to monitor her went to the so-called “counselling room,” where she would be forced to stand till 2 or 3 a.m. the next day. This torture continued for several months. Ms. Xu was given very little food, and her requests for more food were repeatedly rejected by the guards. Ms. Xu was only allowed to sleep just over two hours a day. She was also forced to watch videos that slander Falun Gong.
  • Mr. Hong Chang Repeatedly Tortured in Zhejiang Province No. 4 Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Hong Chang from Hangzhou City started practising in April 1998, and has been repeatedly persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) because he refused to renounce his faith. He was sent to Zhejiang Province No. 4 Prison, where he was tortured and nearly died. He recounts: "The guards employed many torture methods to abuse me, including lifting me up by my arms and running me around in circles before suddenly stopping, which caused me to dizzily fall over. They lifted me up by clamping my ears and swaying me back and forth, holding me on the ground and scribbling on my face with a marker and holding my heels from the back and forcing me to crawl on my hands, which also evoked their laughter."
  • The Torture I Endured in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    I was arrested and subjected to forced labour three times from 2000 to 2009. Each time I was detained in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. In 2000, I was sent to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp for the first time. In order to “transform” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] practitioners, the most vicious methods of torture were used. For newcomers, the guards first play propaganda videos full of lies that slandered Falun Gong. If that didn't work, the torture started: beatings, verbal abuse, electric shock, solitary confinement, handcuffing, and term extensions--all to make them give up their belief.
  • Innocent Woman in Seventies Incarcerated for 18 Months at Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Cao Yuzhen, in her 70s, was subjected to forced labour for 18 months for practising Falun Gong. She was taken to the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp in Changchun in August 2011. Ms. Cao had suffered from heart problems prior to practising Falun Gong but her illnesses disappeared shortly afterwards starting Falun Gong. In the labour camp guards slapped her in the face, beat her and shocked her with an electric baton to try to force Ms. Cao to renounce her belief.
  • Torture Methods Used to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners in Henan No. 3 Forced Labour Camp (Part 1)

    Many Falun Gong practitioners detained in Henan No. 3 Forced Labour Camp suffered from this torture called “up on the rope”. Both hands are tied to the back with a thin but tough nylon rope and then lifted up. It causes unbearable pain. This torture lasts about half an hour each time, with the rope being periodically tightened and then loosened. Each round of torture lasts about 30 minutes. If the victim does not scream, the perpetrators insert bottles or bricks to increase the pain.
  • Dong'gang, the Torture Chamber at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    Dong'gang is essentially a torture chamber specially created for Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to renounce their belief, have been recently incarcerated, or have started practising Falun Gong again after they initially renounced their belief under duress of torture. Practitioners taken to Dong'gang face an escalated level of torture and abuse than those held in the regular cells at Masanjia. Practitioners are forced to squat and wear a headset connected to a sound system that broadcasts hate propaganda against Falun Gong. The volume is set at the highest level and played for many hours.
  • A Childhood of Suffering: Both My Parents Imprisoned for Practising Falun Gong

    My mother was arrested in late October 1999, when she went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practise Falun Gong. When our entire family went to see her at the police station, hoping to bring her home, the police told me that she was not allowed to go home unless she signed a statement saying she would stop practising Falun Gong. Instead of being released she would be sent to Jiamusi Forced Labour Camp. I was young and very scared. I cried for a few hours until I passed out. My heart has since been weak, and I have had to avoid strong emotions. My father was sentenced to forced labour six months later. I was only ten years old. My elder brother and I lost parental care and were left at home without our parents.
  • Crimes Committed in Hebei Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Hebei Women’s Forced Labour Camp in Hebei Province has been aggressive in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. The guards, headed by deputy director Feng Kezhuang, under the direction of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), have devastated Falun Gong practitioners physically and mentally through humiliation, beatings, solitary confinement, electric shocks, and extended detentions.
  • Cang County Court in Hebei Province and Secretly Sentences 70-year-old Practitioner and Prevents Attorney from Appealing

    Seventy-year-old farmer Mr. Sun Yuqiang was detained for over four months for practising Falun Gong. Cang County Court tried Mr. Sun secretly on May 7th. The court did not notify the practitioner's family, did not allow the practitioner to hire a defence attorney, and did not announce the time and location of the trial. The trial was just a formality and lasted only 20 minutes. Mr. Sun was sentenced to three years in prison. The verdict indicated that it was a “public" trial, but in actuality, there were no family members or civilians present. The court kept it secret from the public, only informing the CCP judicial system.
  • After Gaining Health from Practising Falun Gong, Ms. Liu Jingxiu Persecuted by the Chinese Regime

    My name is Liu Jingxiu. I'm 60 years old. 1994 is the year that I encountered Falun Gong. Within about two months I regained my health. The good times did not last long. On July 20th, 1999, the Jiang Zemin, [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] regime started to persecute Falun Gong practitioners who had been cultivating their hearts toward kindness. Many practitioners began appealing to the government as the law allowed, since they trusted the regime. They were treated unjustly and severely persecuted. I witnessed practitioners being arrested and taken away when they were appealing to the provincial authorities. From 2006 to 2009, I was detained twice, subjected to forced labour, and incarcerated for telling others the facts of Falun Gong.
  • I Never Eat Food Made by Beijing “Holiland”

    The Beijing Women’s Prison has forced Falun Gong practitioners to make Holiland moon cake boxes since 2005. The forced labour begins in June every year and is extremely hard and tiring. When I was detained there, the guards held practitioners on an empty floor where all the window blinds were kept closed, and practitioners had to make Holiland moon cake boxes which are put together with toxic glue. Every day we had to work from dawn to dark. The toxic glue’s smell was so cloying that many practitioners felt dizzy and some even vomited. The workload was very heavy.