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

  • Products Made by Detainees at Jilin Province Women’s Labour Camp

    After July 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, the number of Jilin detainees increased dramatically. From 2000 to 2001, it reached a peak of 3,000. The arts and crafts products were exported to Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and other countries. Falun Gong practitioners were forced to work 15 -18 hours daily in Jilin Province Labour Camp. The work area was on the same floor as our cell. The conditions were terrible. Feathers filled the air,and stuck to clothing, bed sheets, and dishes. The air was filled with a strong odour from the feathers, dyes, and adhesives.
  • Firsthand Account of the Brutal Brainwashing Tactics at Xili Brainwashing Centre, Written by Ms. Zhang Fuying Before Her Death

    Ms. Zhang Fuying died as a result of persecution on February 18th, 2013. Her handwritten manuscript exposing the persecution she experienced at Xili Brainwashing Centre in 2006 was found in her remaining belongings and is presented here. The atrocities conducted by the Xili Brainwashing Centre leading to her death are still being investigated.
  • Jixi City 610 Office Continues to Detain Falun Gong Practitioners After Prison Terms End

    Since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, in the Jixi City area of Heilongjiang Province, more than 400 Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested, detained, put in forced labour camps, or sentenced to prison. At least 23 practitioners have died as a result of persecution. In many cases, when practitioners' labour camp or prison sentences have been completed, instead of releasing them, the Jixi 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) transfers them to brainwashing centres, where the persecution then continues.
  • Exposing the Torture of Falun Gong Practitioners in Heilongjiang Province Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioners sent to the labour camp are immediately given brainwashing. Every morning, inmates had to get up at 5 a.m., and they were only allowed to go to bed late between 10 – 12 midnight. There were no breaks in between, and they were not allowed to use the toilet for extended periods of time. Practitioners were made to sit on small stools less than one foot high and watch programmes slandering Falun Gong. They had to write guarantee statements renouncing their belief. If they refused to watch the programs or shut their eyes, guards would physically punish them. And if they refused to write statements, their prison sentence would be extended.
  • 70-year-old Mr. Zhang Liuqing from Chengdu City Describes the Torture He Endured during a Nine-Year Prison Term

    After elderly Mr. Zhang Liuqing began the practice of Falun Gong in 1997, all of his illnesses disappeared. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to nine years in prison. Officials from the local Political and Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC), the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), and the police officers from Hesheng Township arrested him again in October 2012 . He was injected with unknown drugs three times.
  • Two Women Detained for Two Weeks for Practising Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Mo Huiping and Ms. Luo Xinping from Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region were arrested in Wuzhong City and detained for two weeks. Ms. Mo Huiping, 37, had previously been arrested after being ambushed by police in 2001. She was subsequently sentenced to three years in a forced labour camp. In 2004, she was once again sentenced to another three and a half years in prison. Her sister and brother-in-law were also both persecuted for practising Falun Gong.
  • Why Does Shenyang Court Try to Conduct Secret Trials?

    The Shenyang City Shengbei New District Court tried four Falun Gong practitioners under the direction of the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), on January 17th, 2013. The practitioners denied the criminal charges during during the trial. They argued that Falun Gong is legal and requested a release with a not-guilty verdict. They refuted Judge Wang Xu's accusations one by one. The judge stopped Ms. Niu when she tried to describe how she was tortured. The trial came to a hasty end within a couple of hours.
  • Many Mudanjiang Falun Gong Practitioners Sent to Forced Labour Camp

    The Mudanjiang police followed, monitored and videotaped Falun Gong practitioners when they talked to people about Falun Gong, distributed Falun Gong materials and shared their experiences. Then the police arrested the practitioners and searched their homes. On November 2nd, 2012, the police arrested dozens of Falun Gong practitioners from their homes or work places.
  • Paralyzed Woman Recovers by Practising Falun Gong, Once Again Disabled after Torture and Abuse in Detention

    Ms. Ma Chunli used to be paralyzed and suffered from many illnesses. All of these conditions disappeared after she started practising Falun Gong, and, miraculously, she was able to walk. After the Communist regime began persecuting Falun Gong, however, Ms. Ma was arrested twice and held for two years in a drug rehabilitation centre, which had been turned into detention centre. In the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Ma Chunli suffered a relapse of her prior health problems because she was not allowed to do practise Falun Gong. She thus once again became paralyzed. The guards and inmates brutally tortured her despite her condition.
  • Graduate Student Exposes Crimes and Torture at the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp

    I was arrested in 2006 and was taken to the Changping Brainwashing Centre. Staff attempted to transform [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] me by forcing me to watch videos which slandered Falun Gong. On May 14th, 2007, officials decided to take me to the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp. I didn't cooperate, so they stripped me, shocked me with electric batons, dragged me to a police car and then took me to the forced labour camp. Guards ordered the prisoners to subject me to sleep deprivation, allowing only 2-3 hours of sleep a day. One prisoner tied threads to my eyebrows, then pulled them off. He eventually pulled all the hair off my eyebrows.
  • Ms. Du Xiuying Sent to Forced Labour Camp a Second Time, Her Husband Persecuted to Death

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Du Xiuying recounts her experience of persecution: "They [Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials] killed my husband and caused me great trauma both physically and mentally. I did not have a job originally. With the persecution, they made my life even more miserable. With my being detained and put in forced labour camps many times and forced to stay away from home, my husband’s passing away, and my daughter being home alone only to be taken care of by my family, she was psychologically traumatised."
  • Eyewitness Accounts: Forced Labour Inside China's Labour Camps and Prisons

    I was sentenced to Suihua Forced Labour Camp in Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province, in the spring of 2007 for practising Falun Gong. In June 2007, all the inmates were forced sort and package a large quantity of toothpicks that had been accidentally soaked in sewage. The contaminated toothpicks mixed with faeces and dirty toilet paper were already dried. We could hardly breathe with the stench of urine and faeces. We were not even given any masks or gloves for protection. There were about 80 of us, but it took us nearly two weeks to finish the work.
  • The Chinese Communist Party's Hidden Crimes in the Forced Labour Camp System

    In 2012, a few days before Halloween, Julie Keith from Oregon pulled out a box of Chinese-made Halloween decorations from her storage, intending to decorate. Astonishingly, when she opened the box she found a letter calling for help from Unit 8, Department 2 of Masanjia Forced Labour Camp in Liaoning Province, China. The letter stated: “If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever...
  • Practitioners Tortured and Made to Do Hard Labour at Fenjin Forced Labour Camp in Changchun City

    Officials at Fenjin Forced Labour Camp in Changchun try to brainwash Falun Gong practitioners in an attempt to get them to renounce their belief and force them to do hard labour, so that the officials there can make huge amounts of money from it. Practitioners at the camp are made to work in a factory that produces bird craft products, which are then exported to Japan. The place is filthy and very dusty. The air is filled with a pungent odour from coloured dyes and the smell emitted from the glue is suffocating. There is no ventilation, which causes extreme pain to the eyes and throat.
  • Mr. Du Xiangzhong Arrested Again after Years of Severe Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Du Xiangzhong was arrested on January 4th, 2013 while he was talking to people about Falun Gong in Ju County, Rizhao City. Over the 10-plus years of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, Mr. Du, 48, was imprisoned and beaten multiple times, and twice taken to a forced labour camp. In addition, he has been extorted for over 30,000 yuan.