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

  • Practitioner Cong Rixu Jailed for Four Months, His Lawyer Arrested and Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

    On June 16th, 2009, the Kanjingzi Regional Court of Dalian City held a trial for Cong Rixu. With the aid of Mr. Cong's defence lawyers the court did not announce a judgment. Communist Party officials arrested lawyer Mr. Wang Yonghang after the trial and Mr. Cong was later sentenced to three years in prison even though neither his family nor his lawyers were informed. Mr. Cong said of his treatment by police, "On March 2nd, 2009, four policemen took me out of the cell for interrogation. They tried to photograph me and take my fingerprints, but I refused to co-operate. A team leader kicked my back, struck me several times, slammed my head against the wall four to five times, and kicked me until I fell down."
  • Two Daughters Arrested Again after Calling for Justice for their Late Father, Mr. Jiang Xiqing

    On March 2nd, 2010, two daughters of late Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Jiang Xiqing, were arrested again because they went to the the agents of the Chongqing 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and called for justice to be served for the death of their father. They had filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Chongqing First Middle Court. When the family demanded the sisters' release the secretary of the district Political and Judiciary Committee, said, "They will be free if they write a statement promising they will not hire an attorney; otherwise, they will be 'educated' for more than ten days."
  • Xuhui District Court Officials in Shanghai Attempting to Sentence Practitioners Mr. Zhang Qin, Ms. Li Yaohua and Others

    Five Falun Gong practitioners were arrested on June 4th, 2009, by police. On October 14th, Xu Zhenhui from the Xuhui District Procuratorate filed trumped up charges against these five practitioners. It was recently learned that the Xuhui District Court set a court date for March 18th, 2010 to try these practitioners. One of the arrested practitioners, Mr. Zhang Qin, 54, has been arrested six times since the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20th,1999, and he was jailed at Shanghai Tilanqiao Prison for four years.
  • Masanjia Forced Labour Camp Still Brutally Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners

    "My name is Wang Jinfeng and I am 46 years old. On March 5th, 2008, for the second time I was sent to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. First they used brainwashing so that I would agree with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lies and be voluntarily 'transformed' [forcibly renounce Falun Gong]. On March 20th, I was sent to the sweatshops where clothing is made. They force practitioners to do hard labour. Each one suffered unbearably both mentally and physically. The workshop was filled with a horrific atmosphere. Ma Guimei, a drug addict and criminal inmate, helped the guards. She beat up and verbally abused other inmates at will."
  • Mr. Huang Guang Arrested Again and Unable to Reunite with Family During the Lantern Festival

    It was the Lantern Festival on February 28th, 2010 and families were having a happy reunion and enjoying the New Year together. But on this day, Falun Gong practitioner Huang Guang, 46, was on his way home when he met someone and told him about the persecution of Falun Gong. Soon he was arrested by police. Mr. Huang was arrested and imprisoned numerous times for practising Falun Gong. Mr. Huang went to Beijing twice to tell people about Falun Gong. He was arrested and detained.
  • Severe Persecution Causes Ms. Huang Juan to Develop Mental Disorder

    Ms. Huang Juan is 21 years old and lives in Shengli Oil Field, Dongying City, Shandong Province. As a result of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Gong, she has developed severe mental disorders and has often run away from home. On March 1st, 2010, police found Ms. Huang about 3 kilometres away from home. After the officers questioned her, they searched her backpack and found Falun Gong books. Then, they arrested her and took her to the Dongying City's State Security Division. Previously, Ms. Huang was sent to the Jinan Detention Centre's Wangcun brainwashing sessions, subjected to persecution and forced to quit school.
  • The Two-Year Persecution of Ms. Bai Xia in Wanjia Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City

    I was arrested by police when I was distributing information about Falun Gong in Bayan County. I was detained in the detention centre until November 2004 and then taken to the Wanjia Forced Labour Camp to serve a two-year term. In Wanjia Forced Labour Camp we were forced to watch videos slandering Falun Gong. In the afternoon, we were forced to perform hard labour, and in the evening, we were forced to discuss the video we watched in the morning. Once, after I said that Falun Gong is not a cult and that all my mother's illnesses disappeared after practising Falun Gong, they put me in a small, dark room. Three guards (two women and one man, team leader Yao, who is in his 40s) beat me brutally and then hung me up. Yao shocked me with an electric baton around my neck. It was so painful that I screamed. Later my face became swollen, with many big blisters.
  • Seven Falun Gong Practitioners from Tianjin Arrested While Assisting an Imprisoned Practitioner's Family

    On March 4th, 2010, seven Falun Gong practitioners were arrested by local police while looking after three children whose parents were not able to care for them. They were then detained at the Wuqing Detention Centre. Practitioner Ms. Wei Lianhua was arrested in 2008. She was sentenced to four years in prison and is currently being held at Tianjin Women's Prison. After his wife was prosecuted, Ms. Wei's husband went through tremendous hardship: he lost all hold on reality and was not able to recognise anyone. He would walk around without any clothes on, did not eat or sleep, and was prone to physical violence with anyone he saw. He was sent to a mental hospital.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Beaten and Forced to Take Unknown Drugs in Jiangsu Women's Forced Labour Camp

    I have witnessed the cruelty and ruthlessness of the guards in that forced labour camp. Practitioner Ms. Zhang Fengying was healthy before the persecution. While she was in a forced labour camp, guards claimed she had high blood pressure and forced her to take drugs, which afterwards resulted in open sores on her skin. Other practitioners became swollen after taking the same drug. The guards still ordered the drug offenders to administer the drug. Ms. Zhang Yuhua, a physician, was tortured with the "flying the airplane" technique in the yard. They also grabbed her by her hair and hit her head on the floor, pinched her neck, and kicked her, resulting in many scars on her neck.
  • Persecution and Forced Labour at the Chongqing Women's Forced Labour Camp

    The labour camp subjects practitioners to forced labour. The older practitioners are sent to the sweet shop to wrap sweets, and have to meet a high hourly quota. In December 2009, camp guards raised the quota again, adding one jin (1 jin = 1.1 pound) to the hourly quota. The practitioners who are 45 years of age and younger must wrap ten jin of sweets every hour. The practitioners who are 46 to 60 years of age must wrap nine jin. Practitioners who are 61 to 65 years of age must wrap 6 jin, and practitioners who are 66 years of age or older must wrap five jin per hour. If one misses the quota by nine hours in one week, she is forced to sit upright for two hours every night as punishment if she is over 60 years old, forced to stand for two hours every night if she's younger than 60 years old.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Jiang Limin from Changchun City Persecuted

    Since July 20th, 1999, for almost 11 years now, I have been brutally persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) because I practise Falun Gong. The persecution has injured me physically and mentally. It has also caused my family members emotional pain and suffering, as well as financial difficulties. On November 19th, 2000, I went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practise Falun Gong and was arrested. At Xuanwu District Detention Centre and was brutally tortured. An officer named Jiang called over four or five other policemen. One grabbed my head and used a toilet brush to hit the right side of my face fast and hard. He did not stop until he was really tired. He hit me about 50 to 60 times, and my face under my right eye was swollen with purple and blue bruises.
  • Guo Chunsheng Tortured in Prison; His Elderly Mother in a Precarious State

    Police officers arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Guo Chunsheng several months before the 2008 Olympics without an arrest warrant. They detained him in the Wuxue City Detention Centre and the First Detention Centre. In the first half of 2009, Mr. Guo was sentenced to a three-year prison term without court proceedings, to be served in Fanjiatai Prison of Shayang City. He suffered a mental collapse due to torture and is in very poor health. The police claimed that he was a mental patient and locked him up in an iron cage.
  • Lawsuit in the Shenhe District Court in Shenyang City Dismissed After Practitioners' Attorneys and Colleagues Get Involved

    The Shenhe Police Department, together with the local police, arrested more than ten Falun Gong practitioners from September to November 2009. They were detained in the Shenyang City Detention Station while awaiting trial. Wang Yuchun's family hired a lawyer and as a result was harassed by the Shenyang 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). The Shenyhe District Court was intimidated by the involvement of the lawyers. On Feb. 5th, 2010, Judge Li Hong suddenly informed the attorneys about the dismissal of the case.
  • Teacher of the Year Mr. She Chengbang and His Wife Imprisoned

    Mr. She Chengbang and his wife, Peng Xia, were arrested by agents of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in April 2009. In December, the court tried and sentenced them and several other practitioners to imprisonment. They had to leave their two-year-old in the care of their elderly parents, who now have no means of support. In 2000, Mr. She was detained in a forced labour camp for three years. He had been selected as teacher of the year at the high school, but was fired because he refused to give up his beliefs. Over the years, the CCP has never let up in persecuting him financially.
  • Ms. Tang Wenyan Faces Trial in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province

    On October 25th, 2009, Ms. Tang Wenyan, 41, was arrested by officers from Yantian Police Station because she was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. She was then sent to the Dongguang First Detention Centre. Since being detained, her family members haven't been allowed to visit. On February 22nd, 2010, the Dongguang Intermediate Court told Ms. Tang's family to get a lawyer for her because her case would be heard on March 3rd. After the persecution began on July 20th, 1999, Chinese Communist Party members tried to force her to give up practising Falun Gong, but to no avail. As a result, she was fired from her job.