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

  • Ms. Zhao Chunyan Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

    After previously being arrested twice and sentenced to forced labour twice, Ms. Zhao Chunyan, in her 60s, was sentenced to five years in prison by Hengshan District Court on October 28th, 2013. She has already been through so much and her family is extremely worried about her. To protest the persecution Ms. Zhao went on a hunger strike while she was detained and was obviously very debilitated during the trial. This did not keep the court from sentencing her to five years in prison.
  • Award-Winning Music Teacher Arrested Again after Being Held in a Forced Labour Camp Four Times

    Award-winning music teacher Mr. Ding Fadong was arrested on September 15th, 2013, while visiting another Falun Gong practitioner. Both practitioners are now in the Zhongning County Detention Centre. Since the persecution of Falun Gong began 14 years ago, Mr. Ding has been brutally persecuted for not giving up his belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He was sentenced to forced labour four times, tortured, and fired from his job. His family has also suffered because of the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Chongqing 610 Office Accelerates Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in September-October 2013

    The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) established by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accelerated the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in September and October 2013 in Chongqing. According to incomplete statistics, Chongqing authorities have arrested, harassed, and imprisoned 66 practitioners in September and October this year. Fifty-four practitioners were arrested, had homes ransacked, or were taken to a brainwashing centre. Five were sentenced to prison terms during four trials, six practitioners were harassed, and two were forced to leave home to avoid further persecution.
  • Mother and Daughter Arrested Again for Telling People How Falun Gong Helped Them Regain Their Health

    Ms. Zhao Fengxia and her mother Ms. Li Zhengying are both residents of Guanjian Town, Tongliang County in Chongqing City. Not long after they began to practise Falun Gong, a once blind Ms. Zhao was able to see again, and Ms. Li saw her numerous illnesses disappear. Having benefited tremendously from Falun Gong, both mother and daughter were determined to share their good news with everyone. However, they were detained on more than one occasion just for telling people about Falun Gong. Ms. Zhao and Ms. Li were recently arrested again on October 23rd, 2013 by police.
  • Mr. Han Jianping Brutally Beaten While Locked to the “Iron Chair”

    On June 3rd, 2013, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Han Jianping was arrested by police. He was tortured and interrogated at Nongan Police Department. He recounts, "I was held in a dark room and locked onto an iron chair. The head of Domestic Security Division came in and asked, “Who made those banners in your home? Who moved those materials upstairs?” I refused to tell him anything. Then he slapped my face four or five times. Another officer tortured me. My hands were handcuffed behind my back. The young officer pushed my head to the ground and took off my trousers. They used a mop stick to hit my crotch so hard that it swelled as well. It was very painful."
  • A Practitioner's Son Dying from a Brain Tumour, the 610 Office Continues to Persecute Him

    Because Mr. Tian Fengcheng practises Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes him. Three years ago he was sentenced to prison. He wasn't allowed to visit his injured wife and sick son during that time. When Mr. Tian was released from prison on April 25th, 2013, he went home to a severely injured wife and a son with brain cancer. The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) ordered him to attend a brainwashing session, but because his son was severely ill, he didn't go. The 610 Office had him arrested again on September 16th, 2013.
  • Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Agents in Shanghai Employ Cunning Tactics to Force Falun Gong Practitioners to Undergo Brainwashing

    The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Shanghai has been arresting Falun Gong practitioners and taking them to brainwashing centres. To hide what is going on, they often change the location of the brainwashing centre. They also use deceptive means during the sessions. The Baoshan District 610 Office started a brainwashing session in mid September 2013 and called it a class on arranging flowers and cooking. The session actually includes activities like singing the songs that praised the Communist Party and watching videos that slandered Falun Gong.
  • Good People Helping Disaster Victims Are Arrested and Persecuted

    A disastrous flood occurred in the Fushun District of Liaoning on August 16th, 2013 with the worst affected area at Nankouqian Town in Qingyuan County. Government officials did not provide relief for the disaster, and even prevented the news from getting out. Ms. Huang Yupin, together with fellow practitioners Zhang Yanfen, Ms. Liu Jinyan and Mr. Zhang Wenkun prepared food and clothing, and then went to distribute them to the flood victims. However, they were arrested by the police on the same day.
  • British Falun Gong Practitioner's Account of Being Harassed by Beijing State Security Agents in China in 2010

    I'm a Falun Gong practitioner from England. On July 28th, 2010, I went to Beijing to visit my parents. The minute I arrived at the Beijing airport, I was followed. Throughout the following month, state security agents talked to my father several times. The agents arrested me three times, and they once interrogated me for seven hours. In the end, they forced me to write a guarantee statement swearing never to attend Falun Gong activities overseas. After I returned to England, I received mail from the agents asking me to stay in contact with them.
  • Firsthand Account: Ms. Wang Guolian Poisoned and Injected with Toxic Drugs

    The Chinese Communist Party has used a variety of despicable means to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, including brainwashing, torture and poisoning with toxic drugs. Ms. Wang Guolian was fed poison and injected with drugs. She recounts, "Both of my hands were cuffed to each side of the bed; my feet were shackled to the other end of the bed, so I could not move at all. Sun Pingshu, the chief nurse and others then started to inject me with drugs. A few minutes later, I started shaking all over. Soon, I could not speak at all. I later experienced some abnormal conditions, including dizziness, nausea, being unable to eat, and rapid weight loss from 190 lbs to 100 lbs. Most weirdly, I started to drool during sleep every night."
  • Police Officers Blind a Falun Gong Practitioner by Intentionally Rubbing Mustard Oil into His Eyes

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Huang Peidong was arrested by local police in September 2009. Police tortured him at Wanghua District Police Department. They blinded him by rubbing mustard oil into his eyes. Mr. Huang recounts: "Guards tied me onto a torture device called the Tiger Bench. After pouring mustard oil into my eyes, nose, and mouth, they rubbed these areas with dirty towels. I was in extreme pain and it was beyond tolerance. The torture continued for two days and my eyesight gradually worsened. In the end, I was blind, and remain so to this day."
  • “I Still Tremble When I Think About It – I Was Locked Up In a Men's Cell at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp”

    I will never forget the day: April 19th, 2001. On that date, the guards at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp took nine of us – women who refused to give up our belief in Falun Gong, into nine separate rooms. I was put into the first room where four male inmates were waiting. I saw another big room holding more than 30 men when I went to the toilet.
  • Ms. Zhang Guilan Recounts 14 Years of Brutal Persecution

    Ms. Zhang Guilan has suffered brutal persecution since the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999. She has been arrested several times, sentenced to five and a half years in prison, and incarcerated in Heilongjiang Women's Prison. Ms. Zhang was brutally tortured in the prison. The torture and abuse included being exposed to extreme cold, being shocked with electric batons, violently beaten, handcuffed with her arms behind her back, forced to sit on a small stool for long periods of time, and forced to perform hard labour.
  • Atrocities Committed in the Chinese Communist Regime's Brainwashing Facilities

    The Chinese communist regime has set up numerous brainwashing centres all over China to detain, brainwash and torture Falun Gong practitioners, including the elderly and pregnant women. These facilities are euphemistically labelled “Legal Education Training Centres” to deceive the public. Mr. Zhu Xianghe, 64, was beaten to death in the Sutang Village Brainwashing Centre of Suining County, Xuzhou City, on May 4th, 2005. His eyes were dug out, and his organs were cut out.
  • Outstanding Teacher Taken To a Brainwashing Centre in Laizhou City, Shandong Province

    Mr. Zang Kuidong, an outstanding teacher from Laizhou City, Shandong Province, was arrested on May 28th, 2013, for distributing materials explaining the facts about Falun Gong and was detained for 15 days. Upon returning home he was no longer allowed to teach his classes and was taken to a brainwashing centre by the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and police on July 2nd.