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

  • Mr. Deng Chengkai and Ms. Liu Tao Subjected to Heavy Sentencing

    Police arrested four practitioners including Mr. Deng Chengkai, Mr. Zhong Shikai, Ms. Liu Tao and Ms. Xiao Shifeng in June 2009. Recently, Deng Chengkai and Liu Tao were sentenced to eight years and six years of imprisonment, respectively. Before this arrest, Mr. Deng Chengkai had already been subjected to imprisonment twice. While being detained in Xinhua Forced Labour Camp in Jinyang City, he was subjected to brainwashing, corporal punishment and various forms of torture. In order to "transform" [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] him, the guards once forced him to squat down on the ground for two days straight without allowing him to go to the toilet.
  • After Eight Years of Unjust Imprisonment, Mr. Pang You Is Again Wrongly Sentenced to a Further Four Years in Prison

    Mr. Pang You was sentenced to four years in prison by the Beijing Chaoyang District Court. This is the second time Mr. Pang has been sentenced. The convicting evidence included 75 Falun Gong DVDs, 70 flyers, and 167 one-yuan bills with positive messages about Falun Gong written on them. Mr. Pang had been recently released from Beijing Qianjin Prison after serving an eight-year term. He was arrested again in August 2009. His wife, Ms. Guo, was also tortured for over a month in the Beijing Chaoyang District Detention Centre and is now being monitored at home.
  • Decorated Police Officer Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Practising Falun Gong

    On April 28th, 2010, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Lu Zhiyong, once named the "Best Police Officer" of Heishui County, Sichuan Province, was sentenced to four years in prison after being detained for more than two months. The Heishui County Court announced the sentence without the presence of a lawyer and without any evidence, or legal basis. On September 19th, 2009, Lu Zhiyong visited his mother. On his way home, he was arrested by policemen who had been following him. Lu Zhiyong was so seriously beaten that he passed out. He regained consciousness after two days.
  • 610 Office in Xichang City, Sichuan Province Blocks the Public from Attending Trial of Falun Gong Practitioners

    The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Xichang City, Sichuan Province ordered the Xichang City Court to try four Falun Gong practitioners on May 13th, 2010. A few days before the May 13th trial, the 610 Office notified top officials at work sites and communities where practitioners are known to live and work to prevent people from going to the proceedings. The entrances into the court were monitored. Officials from various workplaces and communities were posted at the door, responsible for preventing people that they knew from their areas from entering.
  • Oppression by Li Gongming and Guards at Shandong Province Second Forced Labour Camp

    From February 23rd to March 3rd, 2010, political instructor Li Gongming at the Shandong Provincial 2nd Forced Labour Camp demanded that practitioner Mr. Wang Yuping renounce Falun Gong. He handcuffed Mr. Wang for nine consecutive days from 7 a.m. until midnight. In addition, Mr. Wang was handcuffed to the bed at night, and forbidden to go to the toilet. On February 28th, guard Zhang Ruimin began using brainwashing tactics on Mr. Wang Shiyou; he forced him to watch slanderous TV programmes. Mr. Wang refused to watch, so Zhang dragged him out of the cell by his ear, punched him in the chin and chest, shocked him, beat his face, kicked his legs and continued to kick him after he fell to the ground.
  • Lu Rongfang Recounts How She Has Been Relentlessly Persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party Since 1999

    "The Communist Party began persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the middle of the night on July 20th, 1999, and has continued the persecution for the past ten years. During that time my home has been searched and property confiscated many times. I have been unjustly arrested, detained, interrogated, brainwashed, and sentenced many times. The Communist Party has persecuted me relentlessly. Even now, after being released from jail, they are still persecuting me."
  • Blessed by Falun Gong, Persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

    After July 20th, 1999, the communist regime began to persecute Falun Gong. I saw information of my mum's arrest. I learned from the Internet that agents violently broke into my home, confiscated the Falun Gong book, Zhuan Falun. My 90-year-old grandma was so scared, she got sick. They wanted to "transform" [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] my mum, and would not let her come home. Only my sister was home. They tried to force her to tell them where I was, but my sister does not know my whereabouts. I know that they are looking for me everywhere.
  • Zhang Xingcai from Yanbian, Jilin Province Arrested and Detained

    61-year-old Mr. Zhang Xingcai was arrested by officers from the National Security Team on January 16th, 2010, while visiting the home of Falun Gong practitioner Yin Fengqin, who later died under highly suspicious circumstances during an attempted arrest. Zhang was sent to a brainwashing centre the same day, and later sentenced to forced labour at the Jiutai Forced Labour Camp. When the labour camp refused him for not passing the physical exam, he was sent to the Changchun Public Security Hospital in Jilin Province, where he has gone on a hunger strike and is being severely persecuted. Mr. Zhang has been arrested several times since the start of the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party on July 20th, 1999.
  • Ms. Song Fenzhen Sent to Forced Labour Camp Ten Days after Being Arrested

    On May 3rd, 2010, Ms. Song Fenzhen, from Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, was arrested while shopping. Afterwards, her family received a notification saying she would be detained for fifteen days and released on May 18th. On May 15th, Ms. Song's family received a shocking message saying she had been sent to a forced labour camp for a one-year term. However, her family had no knowledge regarding when she was sent away or why she was sent to a forced labour camp. Ms. Song Fenzhen had previously gone to Tiananmen Square to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. Her son was young at the time and her husband divorced her because he could not bear such huge persecutory pressure from the authorities.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners' Righteous Demeanour in Court Touches People's Hearts

    Ms. Zhang Meilan, Ms. Peng Sufen, and Ms. Liu Rong put up three banners on the bridge of an intersection reading, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good!" "Falun Gong is Great!" and "The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!" Their righteous action put fear in the hearts of the Communist Party officials. In the face of Communist Party members who brutally persecute and defame Falun Gong, these three ladies stood up bravely in court on May 24th, 2010, in defence of their faith. They calmly answered questions and cross examined their accusers with their own questions that flowed like water.
  • 610 Office Document Exposed as Police Arrest Ms. Chen Hongli for the Sixth Time

    On May 3rd, 2010 about a dozen police officers suddenly barged into Ms. Chen Hongli's home. They arrested her and confiscated her belongings, including her computer. This was the sixth time that Ms. Chen has been arrested since the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999. In late April, after Clearwisdom.net uncovered a 610 Office [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong] document instigating an attack on Falun Gong practitioners citing the Shanghai World Expo as an excuse, the documents disseminated in some districts were urgently recalled overnight.
  • A Prosecutor's Shameful Conduct and a Falun Gong Practitioner's Compassion

    On April 27th, 2010, Hebei District Court in Tianjin held a trial for Ms. Jia Wenguang. During the trial, the prosecutor, Meng Xiangmei, presented two witnesses who accused Ms. Jia of forcing them to accept Falun Gong fliers. Ms. Jia explained that she has never forced materials on anyone. On the day she was arrested, she was only talking to the undercover agent when she was forced into a police car. During the trial, prosecutor Meng became belligerent and resorted to making personal attacks on the defence lawyer. Ms. Jia said to everyone in the court, "You are not my enemies. I hope you remember that Falun Gong is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good."
  • Middle School Teacher Mr. Liu Xia Again Faces Unjust Sentencing

    The Shihe District 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Xinyang City directed police to arrest Ms. Liu Xia while teaching at her school on November 10th, 2009. Five police officers dragged Ms. Liu into a car without giving a reason for the arrest. When Ms. Liu called out that the police were abducting her, she was charged with "viciously attacking the Party and government." She was tried in court in January 2010. Ms. Liu is being held in the First Detention Centre of Xinyang City, awaiting sentencing.
  • Teenager's Cancer Disappears after Practising Falun Gong; Family Threatened by 610 Office

    Qu Jianguo, 16, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, but received a new lease on life after starting to practise Falun Gong. He was grateful from the bottom of his heart, and wrote an article "High School Student Survives Bone Cancer after Practising Falun Gong" on the Minghui website [Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net] to tell his story. Then the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Baoding City initiated an investigation into Jianguo's whole family. Since then, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials have attempted several times to force him to sign a guarantee statement to renounce his belief and to declare that Falun Gong had nothing to do with his recovery.
  • Four Women Practitioners Arrested in Court for Appealing

    On April 30th, 2010, four female Falun Gong practitioners, including Song Wenxiu, went to court to appeal for the release of Song's daughter, Li Shihong, and explain the facts about Falun Gong to judges Wu Shanrong and Ye Li, who were involved in her arrest and trial. Police then arrested the four practitioners and sent them to the Jiangan District Brainwashing Centre.