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

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

  • Practitioner Jiang Zonglin Remains Incarcerated after Completing Five-year Prison Term, His Wife and Daughter Also Arrested

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jiang Zonglin was sentenced to five years in prison for his belief. His term ended on October 15th, 2012, but he was not released. He was taken instead to the Xinjin Brainwashing Centre by Jinniu District 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and Fuqin Resident Committee personnel. He has been detained there for over two months. On December 22nd, Mr. Jiang's wife, daughter, siblings, and other relatives went to the Xinjin Brainwashing Centre to request his release. The brainwashing centre director locked them up inside.
  • Guangdong Province Practitioner Li Shengyu Sentenced to Five Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Shengyu was arrested by police and Yangjiang City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in 2011. They failed to arrest Mr. Li’s wife, Ye Henglian. The incident forced Ms. Ye to leave home for an extended time in order to avoid police harassment. In a secret trial in March 2012, Mr. Li was sentenced to five years and subsequently transferred to Yangjiang Prison.
  • Older Mr. Wu Jiajun from Laizhou City, Shandong Province, Covertly Tried

    Mr. Wu Jiajun, a Falun Gong practitioner from Laizhou City, was arrested on February 28th, 2012. The perpetrators first took Mr. Wu to the Dianzi Brainwashing Centre and then transferred him to the Laizhou City Detention Centre. Mr. Wu has been detained for more than nine months. His family hasn't received any information about him and is very worried. Local court officials have tried him several times without informing his family.
  • Retired Teacher Arrested in Beijing, Causing Her Husband to Fall into a Coma

    On November 2nd, 2012, police broke into 63-year-old Ms. Fang Yunbao's home and arrested her. When her husband returned home to find it a mess and his wife gone, he immediately fainted and fell unconscious. The police also confiscated a laptop, Falun Gong items and other personal belongings. Ms. Fang's son and daughter went to the Haidian Detention Centre to request her release, but their request was rejected. Previously, in 2001, police arrested Ms. Fang and sent her to the notorious Hewan Labour Camp in Wuhan for one and a half years.
  • Lies and Violence Used by Police Officials in Jiamusi City

    Jiamusi City saw a shocking number of violent arrests on September 10th, 2012: 40 to 50 plainclothes police officers drove in disguised police vehicles, broke into three homes, arrested 15 people in Jiamusi City, and confiscated their belongings, all without following any legal procedures. Those practitioners arrested were held in police stations. No oral or written notice was given to any family member. Ten Falun Gong practitioners were transferred to the Jiamusi City Detention Centre. Later, they were transferred to the Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Drug Rehabilitation Forced Labour Camp in Harbin for a term of two years each.
  • Mr. Qiao Jianjun Brought to Trial after Being Detained for Four Months

    On November 20th, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Qian Jianjun appeared in front of his family, wearing handcuffs and shackles, after being detained for four months in Wenshui Detention Centre. He stood in court, clearly emaciated as a result of extended ill-treatment. His face was lined, his eyes lifeless, and his voice hoarse. In order to reassure his family and relatives, he turned and smiled at them from time to time. However, his smiles looked very tentative. No one knew how he had been tortured. Some of his family members sobbed during the entire proceedings.
  • Guangdong Province Practitioner Li Shengyu Sentenced to Five Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Shengyu was arrested by police in 2011. They failed to arrest Mr. Li’s wife, Ye Henglian. The incident forced Ms. Ye to leave home for an extended time in order to avoid police harassment. In a secret trial in March 2012, Mr. Li was sentenced to five years and subsequently transferred to Yangjiang Prison. When Mr. Li’s daughter and two sisters finally saw him, Mr. Li was very emaciated and weak, and he had to walk by holding onto the wall to keep from falling.
  • Ms. Xia Haizhen and Mr. Luo Jiaolong from Shanghai Face Unjust Court Hearing

    Ms. Xia Haizhen and Mr. Luo Jiaolong, Falun Gong practitioners from Shanghai, have been imprisoned for over six months. The Baoshan District Court deceived them in order to get evidence and scheduled a hearing for November 28th. The court attempted to try them secretly on October 11th. Their families learned on October 10th, that the hearing was scheduled for the next day. The hearing was postponed after their families presented reasonable arguments in their favour. The court also created many difficulties for the defending attorneys.
  • Owner of Painting and Calligraphy Store in Lanzhou Arrested, Store Contents Confiscated

    On October 27th, Mr. He Jianzhong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Lanzhou, was arrested at his painting and calligraphy store by police. The police took a bank deposit and cash amounting to over 10,000 yuan, and clients' calligraphy and paintings. These items still haven't been returned. Mr. He is locked up at the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Centre. His family was denied visitation rights.
  • Ms. Li Li Unjustly Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Inviting People to Observe a Court Procedure

    Ms. Li Li and her husband Mr. Wang Huanzhong were arrested on July 24th, 2012 by police, as they passed out letters inviting local people to attend a court hearing on the case of arrested Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Wang Guangwei. Ms. Li's husband was subsequently given a one-year forced labour term, and she herself was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. Ms. Li appealed the verdict.
  • Longkou Court Officials in Shandong Province Unjustly Sentence Five Falun Gong Practitioners

    We recently learned that five practitioners from Longkou City who were arrested on April 11th were unjustly sentenced to 4-9 years of imprisonment bythe Longkou Court. The practitioners were arrested, detained, and sentenced for making Shen Yun Performing Arts CD cases. The highly acclaimed world-renowned show promotes classical Chinese culture. They were detained for nearly eight months before the trial. Their families and supporters were shocked at the news.
  • Elderly Shenyang Woman Arrested, Tried for Speaking the Truth

    Ms. Wang Guilan, 65 years old, is a resident of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. On April 17th, 2012, she was shopping at the market, and said to some people “Falun Gong is good”. She was then arrested by local police and her home was ransacked. Although the authorities did not find anything incriminating in her home, she is still being detained. Recently, the Tiexi District Court placed her on trial.
  • Trial Ends Hastily When Two Practitioners Try to Expose the Persecution of Falun Gong in Shenyang City Court

    Officials from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Shenyang City worked with officials at the district court to try Ms. Wu Limei and Ms. Dong Huidi on October 18th, 2012. They were charged with “disrupting law enforcement.” Ms. Wu was detained in Shenyang No.1 Detention Centre, where she was brutally tortured and developed symptoms of high blood pressure and heart disease. Ms. Wu Limei's family has been persecuted before because they practise Falun Gong. Several family members have been detained or sent to forced labour camps.
  • Mr. Liu Junbo Arrested Again After Being Persecuted Multiple Times

    On November 2nd, 2012, Mr. Liu Junbo went out to explain the truth regarding the persecution of Falun Gong to the public. He was arrested by police officers. It was reported that Mr. Liu was arrested because of an unresolved case connected to his arrest in April 2011. This time police officers sent him to Fushun City Second Detention Centre. Prior to this arrest, Mr. Liu had been persecuted by the police multiple times.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Li Fumei in Gaocheng City, Hebei Province, Arrested, Her Son Suffers Mental Breakdown

    Mrs. Li Fumei was arrested on October 15th. That day she had gone to Chengguan Town in Jinzhou to explain the facts about Falun Gong. She was reported, and police arrested her and confiscated her electric motorcycle, mobile phone, and other personal belongings. The arrest of his mother and the ransacking of their home dealt Mrs. Li's son a major blow, and he had a nervous breakdown.