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

  • Gross Abuse of Falun Gong Practitioners at Suihua City Forced Labour Camp in Heilongjiang Province

    Many practitioners have been disabled as a result of the persecution carried out by officials at the Suihua City Forced Labour Camp in Heilongjiang Province. Practitioner Mr. Gao Yongjun was arrested by police and taken to Suihua City Forced Labour Camp in May 2008. He was subjected to forced labour making car seat cushions starting in October 2008, and was repeatedly beaten for what officials deemed to be slow work. He was also forced to sit still on a small bench from 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Inmates slapped Mr. Gao in the face and kicked him. In June 2009, Mr. Gao became permanently paralysed from the waist down from the abuse suffered at the labour camp.
  • Multiple Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested by Officials in Huainan City, Anhui Province

    During April and May of 2010, various officials and the Huainan City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), using "security for the World Expo" as an excuse, arrested several Falun Gong practitioners, scheduled hasty court "trials" and imprisoned them. Officials also obstructed the practitioners' lawyers from defending them.
  • Ms. Liu Li Recounts the Torture She Experienced at Hebei Province Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Li was tortured for one-and-a-half years while imprisoned in the Hebei Province Women's Forced Labour Camp between June 30th, 2008 and October 19th, 2009. Some of the more severe instances of persecution are as follows: She was tortured with hanging for nine full days. Prison guards ripped off her shirt and used an electric baton to shock her nipples. A guard struck Ms. Liu in the head with an electric baton, which caused severe bleeding. Ms. Liu was in critical condition by the time she was released in January 2010. Although she survived, her face was badly scarred from the torture.
  • Ms. Zheng Xiuzhi Suffers Devastating Brainwashing at the Kaiping Detention Centre, Tangshan City

    Ms. Zheng Xiuzhi's work-related injury qualified her as being level-eight disabled, but she recovered soon after beginning Falun Gong practice and had a brand new life. With the onset of the Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong, Ms. Zheng suffered from the regime's cruelties, such as forcible brainwashing at the Kaiping Detention Centre in Tangshan City. She had a mental breakdown and almost died. The evildoers who mentally tormented and physically tortured her manipulated her into slandering Falun Gong when her mind was impaired.
  • Seven Falun Gong Practitioners Brought to Trial For the Second Time

    At 9 a.m. on June 1st, 2010 seven Falun Gong practitioners were brought to trial for a second time in the Bayuquan District, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province. The chief judge told the practitioners' relatives that the court had informed their defence lawyers to appear in court three days before the trial, but they failed to do so. The relatives did not receive any information about the trial until May 31st. When they called the lawyers, immediately they were told that they had never received any messages from the court or the procuratorate. They wanted to appear in court to defend the practitioners, but it was already too late because they lived in another city, far away from Yingkou City. The first trial took place on March 23rd, 2010.
  • Secret Trial Held for Four Falun Gong Practitioners in Huadian City, Jilin Province

    On May 25th-26th, 2010, a secret two-day trial of four Falun Gong practitioners was held in a Huadian City Court. A lawyer defending Falun Gong practitioners was insulted by a policeman during the process. The family members who came to court to inquire about the proceedings were also arrested by police and their homes were ransacked. Falun Gong practitioner Ma Yunfeng was released one year ago after she was extorted out of ten thousand yuan by police. However the court also forced her to come to trial, and after being falsely accused, the police arrested her again. Now she is detained at the Huadian City Detention Centre.
  • Ms. Du Juan Arrested, Her Child Taken Away from Her

    Ms. Du Juan was arrested by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents while distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong on May 6th, 2010. She is being detained at the Chaoyang District Detention Centre. The whereabouts of her mentally disabled child is currently unknown.
  • Accounts of Torture from the Chongqing Women's Forced Labour Camp

    The Chongqing Women's Forced Labour Camp is a brutal inhuman place. In order to generate revenue, the camp forces practitioners to do labour. The camp sends relatively young practitioners to the rubber workshop to make accessories for manufacturing cars. Older practitioners are sent to the sweet packaging workshop to wrap sweets. The camp sets a very high quota for each practitioner. In December 2009, the guards raised the quota again. Each practitioner had to wrap an additional pound of sweets every hour. If a practitioner has nine hours of quota left in one week, she is punished by being forced to sit for two hours if she is older than 60 years old. Otherwise, she is forced to stand for two hours. The quotas are set unrealistically high, and practitioners have to work until late into the night.
  • Walls Used as Instruments to Torture Falun Gong Practitioners

    In Fangqiang Forced Labour Camp in Jiangsu Province, the guards forced practitioners to have their noses, abdomens and toes, or back of the head, buttocks and heels touch the wall at the same time. Should the practitioners move or refuse the order, the guards beat them. They have to stand like this for long periods of time. Sometimes a washbasin is placed on top of the head of a practitioner, and water may not be spilled from it. Others are forced to hold heavy objects in their hands while they face the wall.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Kao Fuquan Arrested after Incessant Harassment

    On May 8th, 2010, Kao Fuquan was arrested outside his home by agents of the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). He is currently detained at the Lingnan Gold Mine Brainwashing Centre. They have interrogated Mr. Kao using torture. In January 2003, Mr. Kao was arrested by police and his home was ransacked. He was tortured with electric batons to his head, ears, and other sensitive areas. His arms and hands were burned. To further torture him, agents used handcuffs to suspend him from a hook on the wall until he passed out from the pain. When Mr. Kao came to, the torture would start all over again. He was tortured for nine days in the Mengzhi Police Station.
  • Mr. Zhang Aiquan and His Wife, Both Practitioners from Shengli Oil Field, Sentenced to Prison Terms

    Before the persecution started, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Aiquan lived a happy life with his wife and daughter. After July 20th, 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, Mr. Zhang and his wife were arrested, sentenced to forced labour and prison terms, and had their home ransacked. In September 2000, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to three years of forced labour and taken to Wangcun Forced Labour Camp in Shandong Province. In 2005, Mr. Zhang and his wife were arrested again. Police interrogated the couple by using torture. They beat them and tied them to a "dead person's bed" for more than a month. Mr. Zhang was forced to say he was guilty for telling people the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Schoolteacher Arrested Two Months after Being Released from Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ni Cuixia was a teacher at the Xujia Elementary School in Dalian City. She had been imprisoned at the Masanjia Forced Labour Camp for one year before she was released two months ago. It was only two months later that she was taken into custody again on May 27th. The police did not present any proper paperwork and have not provided the family any further information on Ms. Ni.
  • Teacher Who Donated 60,000 Yuan to Her Hometown Brought to Trial

    On January 26th, 2010, as Ms. Lu Chunyun, a Falun Gong practitioner, was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong at the Trade Building in Liaoyuan City, security guards arrested her. Police officers then ransacked her home and confiscated her personal computer. She is now being held in Liaoyuan Detention Centre. May 14th, Ms. Lu was brought to trial in the Longshan District Court. When her family saw her, two people were helping her just to walk. No verdict was announced after the trial. In 1996, when local officials were calling for donations to build roads and a bridge, she donated half of her total savings, 60,000 yuan to the government to build the bridge. In addition, she did it anonymously.
  • The Couple Mr. Liu Xigong and Ms. Le Xiuwen Facing Sentencing by Haidian District Court in Beijing

    The couple Mr. Liu Xigong and Ms. Le Xiuwen were arrested on Xinkou Street, Beijing on December 19th, 2009. Their home was also ransacked on the same day; the police confiscated many personal belongings including Falun Gong books, and an MP3 player. The elderly couple were sent to Xicheng District Detention Centre first, transferred to Beijing No. 1 Detention Centre, and later taken to Haidian District Court. During their detention, Mr. Liu Xigong had to be taken to a medical facility for emergency care. However, officials from Haidian District Court have refused to allow Mr. Liu's relatives to visit him or to release him. Haidian District Court held a hearing for the couple on June 2nd, 2010.
  • Details of the Persecution of Ms. Wang Xia

    Ms. Wang Xia has been frequently persecuted for believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the tenets of Falun Gong. Detained in Huhehaote City Detention Centre and the Women's Prison, she was brutally tortured, including having her fingers stabbed with needles, having her hands and feet tied on a bed for a long period of time, being beaten, being cursed at and force fed urine, having bright lights projected into her eye, and so on.