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

  • Ms. Lei Guiling Arrested Again Years of Severe Physical Abuse and Torture

    Ms. Lei Guiling was arrested on August 3rd, as she distributed Falun Gong DVDs. Police took her to the police station and ransacked Ms. Lei's home. She was eventually sent to Linyi City Detention Centre on the afternoon of August 4th. Previously in 2000, Ms. Lei Guiling and her husband were tortured brutally by police. Police slapped her face viciously. Ms. Lei's head was buzzing and she saw stars in front of her eyes. She also could not hear anything for quite a while. One night, Liu Xingshi hit the couple so hard that they fell to the floor. Then nine thugs beat them with wooden sticks for a long time. The couple's clothes were soaked in blood and they were in unbearable pain. After torturing the couple for over ten days, the police also extorted 8,000 yuan from them.
  • Ms. Zhao Chunxia Arrested, Her Two Daughters and Son Detained for Protesting the Persecution

    Three children were walking along the busiest street in Lindong Town, on August 14th, wearing banners which read, “I Want my Mum Back, I Want to Eat,” and held placards which read, “My Mum was Arrested by Police for Practising Falun Gong, My Dad's Whereabouts are Unknown, Our Money was Taken, and We are Homeless.” The three children included Ms. Zhao Chunxia's two daughters. They walked straight to the Balinzuo Banner government building. Police dragged them to a room. They were detained and were not given any water or food.
  • Longkou City, Shandong Province: Over a Dozen Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested

    The New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts' company promotes traditional Chinese culture. The Shen Yun artists have toured the world for the past six years and the performances are highly praised by people from all walks of lives. However, the Chinese authorities prohibited the group from performing in China, because the programmes contradict the ideology promoted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). When practitioners distribute DVDs of Shen Yun's performances in China, they are being threatened, arrested, imprisoned, taken to forced labour camps and more often than not face torture. On April 11th, the police arrested 13 practitioners involved in ordering cases for Shen Yun DVDs.
  • Practitioner Ms. Yu Guirong Sentenced to Prison, Ms. Lan Bo Arrested

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yu Guirong was recently sentenced to six years in prison by the local court, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. She was taken to Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison. Ms. Yu was arrested by police on August 26th, 2011 and her home was ransacked. She was held in Harbin City's Second Detention Centre, where the authorities deny any family visitation. Her family was not notified about her trial or that she had been taken to Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison.
  • Shandong Pingdu Court Postpones Trial of Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Wang Guangwei to Avoid Public Scrutiny

    On July 21st, the Pingdu Court informed the family of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Guangwei that the trial of Mr. Wang would commence on July 27th. However, four days later, on July 25th, the Pingdu Court postponed the hearing. It is believed that they feared that Beijing lawyers defence of Wang Guangwei would show the illegality of their actions. Mr. Wang Guangwei was falsely accused on March 14th, 2012 and his home was ransacked. On the night of the arrest, police officer Liu Jie tortured Mr. Wang. He pushed him to the ground, stomped on his head, kicked him in the thigh and hit him in the face for about an hour.
  • Mr. Sun Jianfeng Repeatedly Persecuted, Faces Unjust Trial

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Jianfeng has been repeatedly persecuted and mistreated by authorities. Mr. Sun now faces a trial. On March 30th, 2012, police officers arrested Mr. Sun and two other practitioners, Ms. Chang Xiu'e and Ms. Huang Yuxia, in Ms. Chang's house. This was the fifth time that Mr. Sun has been arrested. The police tapped Mr. Sun's phone in 1999, after the the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Gong. Mr. Sun made a phone call to a practitioner in Beijing and the police arrested him. He was taken to a detention centre where he was tortured. Mr. Sun went to Beijing in October 2000 to appeal to the central government. He was arrested on Tiananmen Square and put in a forced labour camp.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Ms. Zhao Mei and Ms. Huang Wanping Arrested in Songzi City, Hubei Province

    Police officers broke into the homes of Ms. Zhao Mei and Ms. Huang Wanping on August 27th. They took both practitioners straight to the Wuhan Women's Forced Labour Camp. The camp officials refused to accept Ms. Huang as a physical examination disqualified her. She returned home on August 28th. Ms. Zhao's whereabouts are unknown.
  • Daqing Police Arrest Practitioners and Confiscate Personal Belongings to Prevent Them from Installing a Satellite Dish to Receive NTD TV

    Police broke into the home of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Zenghai August 7th. They ransacked his home and confiscated Mr. Zhang's and his wife's life savings an other personal items. The police suddenly came to their home, intending to block the installation of a satellite dish to receive New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television, a New York-based independent Chinese television.
  • Lawyers Admonish the Judge in Court: Do Not Support the Communist Regime's Illegal Acts

    On August 10th, the Zhengzhuangzi Central Court put four Falun Gong practitioners on trial. In court, lawyer Xie Yanyi pointed out that the police arrested Li Wendong first and then searched for evidence afterwards. Due to Li Wendong's personal belief, he has been detained for nearly six months. The lawyer asserted that the law must not be twisted around and used as a tool by a handful of officials to achieve their personal goals. The lives of innocent people can not be ruined in exchange for political power or to satisfy personal interests! ...and the judges should think rationally and not support the regime's illegal acts and the monumental debt it is accumulating.
  • My Three Years of Suffering in a Labour Camp; Bearing Witness to Practitioner Mr. Chen Baoliang’s Death from Beating

    My name is Wang Zhe. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, I was arrested in November 1999 for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was subsequently imprisoned at Tianjin City’s Beichen Police Branch Office for one month. My workplace fired me after my release. On July 20th, 2001, police forcibly took me away from my new workplace. During my three years of forced labour, I witnessed the beating to death of practitioner Mr. Chen Baoliang in August 2002.
  • Shanghai Computer Engineer Mr. Hou Junjie Tried, His Younger Brother Arrested for Hiring a Lawyer

    Qingpu Court officials tried computer engineer Mr. Hou Junjie on August 20th, 2012. Mr. Hou's younger brother Mr. Hou Mengqiang was arrested for hiring a lawyer for his brother. Shanghai police made the arrest on August 23rd in Zhengzhou City. The court officials intended to hold a second court session, and told Mr. Hou Junjie's lawyer not to defend Mr. Hou in court.
  • Defence Attorney Stops Judge from Humiliating Falun Gong Practitioner in Court—The Real Story of Yang Guoguang's Trial in Tangshan City

    The trial of Falun Gong practitioner Yang Guoguang was on August 6th, 2012, at the Eighth Court of Fengrun District, in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. During the trial, Judge Xu Tianpeng viciously teased and humiliated Mr. Yang. This behaviour was soon stopped by the defence attorney. On February 25th, 2012, police from Fengrun District of Tangshan forced Mr. Yang's family to call him under false pretences to bring him home. Mr. Yang was then arrested when he returned home. After being detained for nearly six months, Mr. Yang was brought to trial. He hired an attorney to defend him.
  • Engineer Mr. Liu Wensheng from Chengdu Airplane Construction Company Arrested Again

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Yongsheng, an engineer at the Chengdu Airplane Construction Company in Sichuan Province, was taken away on July 12th, 2012 at the gate of the Xinjin Brainwashing Centre by unidentified personnel. Witnesses to the arrest (family members, attorneys and supporters of Falun Gong practitioners being held inside the brainwashing centre) dialled the emergency number to report the abduction. When the Huaqiao police arrived and realized that the abduction had taken place at the brainwashing centre, they said that the issue was out of their jurisdiction and left. Mr. Liu's whereabouts are currently unknown, but it is believed that he may currently be detained at the Xinjin Detention Centre.
  • Eight Practitioners from Jilin City Recently Arrested and Detained

    Jilin City Police Department officers arrested eight Falun Gong practitioners and took them into custody on July 31st, 2012. The police ransacked their homes and confiscated personal valuables and cash. The four practitioners are currently in the Jilin City Detention Centre. Mr. Chang Shi, in his 50s, was previously arrested on April 16th, 2002 by officers from the Jilin City Police Department. The police tortured him with various methods. One of the torture methods was to roll a metal rod over his legs, causing his flesh to separate from his bones.
  • “Bad people are taking a good man away!”

    On June 21st, 2012, residents of Dawali Village in Hebei Province, heard someone shouting, “Bad people are taking a good man away!” Police were trying to arrest Mr. Jia Zhanmin. With the help of his family and local residents, the officers did not succeed. While police officers were dragging Mr. Jia into a police car, his grandson began screaming and crying. His wife, second son Fei, and pregnant daughter-in-law tried to stop the police. Policeman Ma Tiezhu forcefully grabbed and pulled on Fei's hair and the rest of them pushed Mr. Jia's wife and daughter-in-law.