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

  • Practitioners Recall Suspicious Blood Draws in Mudanjiang Prison and Daxing Women's Forced Labour Camp

    I was sentenced to four years in Mudanjiang Prison for practising Falun Gong. Between 2002 and 2006, I underwent three “health checkups.” Each time, they took my blood pressure and drew a syringe of blood. When I was released I read the reports about organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners while they were still alive. It has come to light that in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prisons and forced labour camps all over China, practitioners have been subjected to “health checkups,” and their blood is taken for tests.
  • Heilongjiang Women's Prison: Wards Dedicated to Systematic Brainwashing

    Heilongjiang Women's Prison has played an infamous role in the Chinese regime's persecution of Falun Gong. Special wards were designated specifically for “transforming” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] Falun Gong practitioners, attempting to force them to renounce their beliefs through coercive brainwashing and physical abuse. The prison employs a systematic “transformation” process: incoming practitioners are first subjected to beatings and other forms of physical abuse. Baojia then work to persuade them to renounce their beliefs, often using guard-sanctioned violence. As a part of the same process, practitioners are also forced to watch propaganda videos.
  • A Close Look at the Brainwashing Industry in China: Policies, Funding, and Scale

    After the Chinese regime shut down its labour camps late last year, they were replaced by “black jails,” or extralegal detention centres, as documented by Amnesty International's December 2013 report. In other words, the same human rights abuses continue, but are simply hidden in more secretive facilities. Over the 15-year persecution of Falun Gong, its practitioners have gathered extensive, firsthand information about brainwashing centres, a common type of black jail and a strange industry of its own. These brainwashing centres are established to “transform” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] Falun Gong practitioners, i.e. force them to renounce their beliefs through coercion, and physical and psychological torture.
  • Blood Sample Drawn for No Apparent Reason at Liaoning Women's Prison

    Since organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China was first exposed in 2006, many practitioners have come to a shocking realization. The unexplained physical examinations and blood tests they were forced to go through while detained could very well have put them in danger of becoming a victim of this state-sanctioned crime.
  • Beijing Practitioner Still Detained Despite His Precarious Health Condition

    Just five months after his release from eight years of imprisonment in May 2013, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Zicheng was arrested again along with his wife Zhang Aiping on October 29th. He had developed a debilitating leg problem as a result of torture during his earlier incarceration, and the latest arrest worsened his condition. Nevertheless, Pinggu District Court went ahead with a trial of him and his wife on June 26th, 2014. Unable to walk, he was still shackled and handcuffed, and was literally dragged into the courtroom by four bailiffs.
  • Sixteen Falun Gong Practitioners in China Arrested for Their Belief

    When police officers in China arrest Falun Gong practitioners, their actions are unlawful, because these people have not broken any law. Policemen frequently break into practitioners' homes and steal anything they want. Though it is called “confiscation,” they actually rob practitioners of their personal belongings. Sixteen Falun Gong practitioners from Fushun City, Liaoning Province were arrested on June 20th, 2014. While seven have been released, the rest are being held at the Fushun Detention Centre.
  • Ms. Wang E Brutally Tortured and Her Whereabouts Unknown

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang E was shopping at the market on the morning of June 4th, 2014 when she was arrested by police. She had bought items with money that had Falun Gong information written on it. Ms. Wang was brutally tortured in an attempt to extort a confession from her.
  • Ms. Bao Yan Severely Injured while Trying to Escape Arrest

    To escape arrest, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Bao Yan from Shenyang City jumped out of the fourth floor window of her residence and was injured severely. Police arrested her son Mr. Zhang Lei and ransacked their home. Ms. Bao needed money for medical treatment, however, the 10,000 yuan she had left at home was stolen by the police.
  • Mr. Wang Yushi Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison Without Trial

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Yushi, 26, was sentenced to a seven-year prison term on May 23rd, 2014. He has appealed to the Tianjin Intermediate Court. His family hired a lawyer to plead not-guilty for him. Mr. Wang was arrested at work by police on July 16th, 2013. He was beaten after being taken to the Nankai Police Station. About seven officers ransacked his home and confiscated many Falun Gong materials exposing the persecution and personal belongings.
  • First Half 2014: 413 Falun Gong Practitioners Put on Trial

    During first half 2014, 413 Falun Gong practitioners in China were unjustly tried in courtrooms across the country. The communist law enforcement, including the police departments, Procuratorates, and courts, used a variety of means to interfere with the lawsuit processes. They threatened the family members of practitioners, suppressed their lawyers, and held trials without notifying the lawyers.
  • Twenty-one Falun Gong Practitioners in Dalian, China, Sentenced to Prison in the First Half of 2014

    Twenty-one Falun Gong practitioners from Dalian, Liaoning Province, China were sentenced to prison between January and June 2014. The notorious Chinese labour camp system, which was used extensively in the persecution of Falun Gong, was abolished in 2013, but that didn't mean that the persecution was over. Falun Gong practitioners are now being sent to brainwashing centres and sentenced to prison. In handling suits against Falun Gong practitioners, law enforcement officials in Dalian interfere with the legal process, exert pressure on plaintiffs' lawyers, and have sent 21 practitioners to jail in the last six months alone.
  • Personal Account of Persecution Suffered by Falun Gong Practitioner Shen Lixin

    Gongzhuling Prison is notorious for its cruelty. There are around 3000 inmates, and death is commonplace. One year, more than 80 inmates died. In January 2001, Mr. Shen Lixin was taken to the police station in Jilin City, where he was tied to a chair with his hands cuffed behind his back and with one arm over his shoulder to cause more pain. The police used a towel to immobilise his head and started to force-feed him through his nostrils with a bottle filled with chilli and hot mustard. When he could not hold his breath, the spicy mixture went into his lungs. “I felt like my lungs had exploded, and the pain went straight to my head, as well," he said.
  • Two Falun Gong Practitioners in Xuchang Thrown into Prison a Second Time

    Ms. Zhang Ronghuan and Ms. Li Shuhua, Falun Gong practitioners in Xuchang, Henan Province, have been sentenced to four years in prison and thrown into Xinxiang Women's Prison. This is the second time that these two practitioners have been unjustly incarcerated. Ms. Zhang had previously been imprisoned in Xinxiang Women's Prison for three years in 2006. The prison authorities subjected her several times to solitary confinement, and she has also been injected with unknown drugs.
  • Tan Fengjiang: Seven Years of Torture and Brainwashing

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Tan Fengjiang was released from Jiamusi Prison on April 20th, 2013, after 7 years of imprisonment. In prison, Mr. Tan was often beaten, shocked with an electric baton, and force-fed. His left ear was almost torn off during one beating. To protest the persecution he went on a hunger strike. The guards brutally force-fed him and Mr. Tan nearly died.
  • 70-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to 3 Years for Practising Falun Gong; Denied Opportunity to See Elderly Mother Before She Passed Away

    Following her third arrest on March 29th, 2013, Ms. Jiang Lianying was sentenced to 3 years on August 21st, 2013 for practising Falun Gong. Though Ms. Jiang's husband and daughter were eventually allowed to see her, they couldn't bring themselves to tell her the sad news that her 103-year-old mother had passed away during her incarceration. After the suppression of Falun Gong started in 1999, Ms. Jiang was arrested and put in a forced labour camp twice for speaking up for Falun Gong and telling others about the persecution. She was incarcerated in a forced labour camp for a total of four years and three months.