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

  • An Elderly Man's Plea

    Since July 20th, 1999, my wife, Luo Yuying, has been arrested and detained more than a dozen times because of her belief and her telling others about the benefits of practising Falun Gong. She was also sent to the forced labour camp twice, once for one-and-a-half years and another time for two years. My wife almost died in the forced labour camp after suffering all kinds of torture. I have colon cancer and rely on my wife to take care of me at home. Despite my illness, I went to the police station several times and begged for the release of my wife. Not only would they not release her, but they did not permit me to see her.
  • Five Practitioners in Jianyang City, Sichuan Province Sentenced

    On December 8th, 2009, Ms. Lei Jinxiang and other four Falun Gong practitioners were brought to trial in Jianyang City Court in Sichuan Province. Four attorneys hired by practitioners defended them. The court ignored the truth and the law and handed the practitioners heavy sentences. Ms. Lei was sentenced to a nine and a half-year term, Ms. Jia Zhengfen to eight and a half years, Mr. Zhang Shixiang to six years, Ms. Liu Dehui to four years, and Ms. Peng Xiuqiong to three years.
  • Macheng County Woman Arrested, Interrogated and Held in Forced Labour Camp

    During the past ten years, Ms. Xiang Jinping has been repeatedly persecuted because she persists in her belief in Falun Gong. In 2006, she was arrested and her home was searched by police. In the police station, she was interrogated. She was sent to the Railway Detention Centre, where she was repeatedly punched, kicked and slapped in the face. She was interrogated and forced to press her finger on and sign documents. One night, a guard saw that Ms. Xiang was practising the Falun Gong exercises. As a result, she was not allowed to eat the next four meals. Later on, she was sent to the Hubei Women's Forced Labour Camp.
  • Two Women in Bangbu City Sent to Forced Labour Camp for Explaining the Facts of Falun Gong to a Taxi Driver

    Ms. Wang Ping and Ms. Duan Genhua were detained at the local police station and sent to a forced labour camp simply for talking to a taxi driver about Falun Gong on January 13th, 2009. They were transferred to the Second Detention Centre. Ms. Duan went on a hunger strike to protest her detention. Ms. Wang protested her detention by refusing to do forced labour or wear the prison clothing. Ms. Wang was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labour, while Ms. Duan Genhua received one year and three months. Both have since been transferred to the Women's Forced Labour Camp of Anhui Province.
  • Honest Judge Ms. Li Mei Framed by the Hefei Court

    A trial was held on December 8th, 2009, in the Yaohai District Court in Hefei City, charging Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Mei, a former judge of the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in Anhui Province. During the trial process, Ms. Li's defence lawyer Cheng Hai pointed out many violations by the Yaohai District Court. At this public trial, the Yaohai District Court openly violated the law. From the case filing procedure to the trial process, the court showed many loopholes and inconsistencies.
  • Practitioners Arrested and Harassed by Mudanjiang Railway Police Department

    The Railway Police Department issued orders to the Harbin Railway Police Department to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The Mudanjiang Railway Police Department immediately got to work. When they were asked whether they could meet the goal of arresting six practitioners, Sun Haibin, director of the Domestic Security Division, said yes. During the past few months, officers from the Mudanjiang Railway Police Department have arrested and harassed practitioners regularly, completely disrupting their daily lives.
  • 74-Year-Old Mr. Peng Chuhao Arrested in Loudi City, Hunan Province

    On December 2nd, 2009, police arrested 74-year-old Mr. Peng Chuhao, who was distributing Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution in Xingzipu Town. Later that night, the police sent him to the Louxing Domestic Security Division in Loudi City. Previously in 2005 police arrested Mr. Peng when he was distributing Falun Gong materials and sentenced him to a three year term. In 2007, Mr. Peng was arrested again and escaped, but had to leave home to avoid further persecution. During the two years when Mr. Peng Chuhao was homeless, police went to his family, his children's families and his relatives to look for him. Because of the harassment by the police, the lives of these families were severely disturbed.
  • Ms. Yang Hongmei from Shulan City, Jilin Province, Recounts Years of Mistreatment

    In 2003, for the second time I was sent to the Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp of Changchun City for a one-year term because I distributed Falun Gong informational materials. In the labour camp, working overtime is routine. Most of the raw materials used for making items are harmful to the human body. For instance, dyed feathers are used to make small butterflies. When the raw feathers arrive, we have to dust them to make them unfold As we are dusting, our bodies and clothes become completely covered in the dye. Because we are inhaling the dust, even our phlegm is coloured by the dye.
  • Viciousness at the Qingpu Brainwashing Centre in Shanghai

    Although its name suggests that it is a school, the Qingpu Law Education Centre is in fact a specially designated prison. Despite its beautiful surroundings, it is filled with vicious persecution. Falun Gong practitioners from Shanghai have been arrested and then detained there. The officials at the brainwashing sessions sometimes tell practitioners' family members to pressure them to give up their practice. In addition, they play with words and distort Falun Gong's teachings to confuse people. These are common strategies exploited to defame Falun Gong and "transform" [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] practitioners. To force practitioners to give up their belief, officials threaten them with term extensions, labour camp detention, and imprisonment.
  • Ms. Wang Yan and Mr. Wang Yuchun from Shenyang City Arrested

    On December 9th, 2009, Ms. Wang Yan, 54, was arrested while distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. Officials from the Dongta Police Station in Dadong District arrested her, and detained her at the Shenyang City Detention Centre. It has been more than ten years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. During this period, Ms. Wang Yan was detained on various occasions.
  • Retired Doctor Ms. Guan Yong'e Sentenced to Three Year Prison Term

    In November 2008, police officers arrested Ms. Guan Yong'e, a retired doctor. She was arrested because she had a firm faith in Falun Gong and distributed leaflets exposing the persecution and told people the facts about Falun Gong to people in the township. After Ms. Guan was detained in the detention centre for a long time, she trembled all over and fainted often. Sometimes she fell down in a deadly faint because of serious headaches. In court, there was no lawyer to defend Ms. Guan. She defended herself on the grounds of innocence. On September 18th, 2009, the Intermediate Court in Changde City sentenced Ms. Guan to a three year prison term and later the appeal court sustained the original verdict.
  • 610 Office Agents Deploy Tear Gas When Arresting Mr. Zhang Yu and His Family

    On August 8th, 2009, officials of the Manzhouli City Political and Judiciary Committee in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and agents of the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) deployed tear gas when arresting Mr. Zhang Yu; his wife, Ms. Xing Shuguang; his parents; and his daughter. As a result, Mr. Zhang has developed heart problems and Ms. Xing has lost hearing in both ears. Both remain in the detention centre. Despite the fact that both Mr. Zhang and his wife are in poor health, the authorities are planning to place the couple on trial.
  • Mr. Lu Zhiyong Arrested Again in Sichuan Province

    On September, 20th, 2009, Mr. Lu Zhiyong visited his mother in Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province. On his way home, he was arrested by the officers who had been following him. The officers beat Mr. Lu so badly that he slipped into a coma on the spot. Mr. Lu remained in a coma for two days. There is rumour that the case has been sent to the Heishui County court, which may hold a trial for Mr. Lu. Previously, Mr. Lu was arrested in June 2001 and sent to forced labour and in December 2004, when he was again imprisoned at the Xinhua Forced Labour Camp for three years. He was tortured and forcibly administered unknown drugs in the camp.
  • Ms. Huang Yanzhen's Story: Arrested Seven Times and Brutally Tortured for Practising Falun Gong

    Ms. Huang Yanzhen from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, started to practise Falun Gong in 1997, and she was cured of numerous diseases within only a few months. During the past several years, however, she was arrested seven times because of her practice. During her detention, she was subjected to brutal tortures and was on the verge of death numerous times. She was sentenced to seven years in December 2004 and ordered to serve time in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison. As a result of cruel beatings and being force-fed with harmful drugs she developed a brain haemorrhage and a bad heart problem.
  • Mr. Yu Kaixin and His Wife, Ms. Tan Shunbi, Face Sentencing

    On November 18th, 2009, Mr. Yu Kaixin and his wife, Ms. Tan Shunbi, were arrested by the Jinsha Police Station while distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. They are being detained in the Pi County Detention Centre. Police officers threaten that they will be sent to prison. Their family now feels great pressure to pay the bribes the officials demand.