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

  • A Kind Peasant, Ms. Liu Yanqin, 54, Brutally Tortured

    Fifty-four-year-old Ms. Liu Yanqin lives in Fushun City area, Liaoning Province. Because of her firm belief in Falun Gong, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials frequently harassed her. They arrested her and sentenced her to forced labour several times. Ms. Liu Yanqin was brutally tortured while imprisoned. In July 2008, police officers arrested Ms. Liu Yanqin under the pretext of security for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. They tortured her brutally by means of forcing her to sit on a "tiger bench," force-feeding her with wine, inserting lit cigarettes into her nostril, and hanging her up to beat her. After they tortured her for two days and one night, Ms. Liu Yanqin's hands were disabled. She is now detained in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp.
  • Ms. Yang Manye Arrested Repeatedly in Putuo District, Shanghai

    Ms. Yang Manye is from Shanghai. On October 22nd, 2009, people from the Putuo Domestic Security Division and 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) deceived Ms. Yang, saying that they needed to talk to her. In fact, they arrested and took her to a brainwashing centre. So far, her family has not received any written notification about her arrest. This is the fourth time she has been arrested for practising Falun Gong. In 2001 Ms. Yang was jailed in the Songjiang Women's Prison in Shanghai and the authorities extended her term by nine months. When she was in prison, she was forced to do physical work for long hours. Because of this she was very weak and fell.
  • A Couple from Hulunbeier City, Inner Mongolia Arrested

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Pi Changfu and his wife were arrested on October 31st, 2009, by more than 20 police officers. The police ransacked their home and confiscated Falun Gong books and valuable items. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, Mr. Pi and his wife have often been harassed. Mr. Pi was held at a detention centre for 7 days on one occasion and was forced to pay 10,000 yuan for bail. He left home and became homeless in June 2007 for over six months.
  • Miscarriage of Justice - Mr. Ge Kun Received 9 Year Sentence

    Practitioner Mr. Ge Kun was forced out of school, arrested, and detained for one year and three months. Finally, on September 18th, 2009, Mr. Ge was "tried" by the court of Hanting District in Weifang City. The court imposed a most severe nine year prison sentence on Mr. Ge who is just in his 20s. The prime of his life has been snatched by a vicious Chinese Communist Party (CCP) system. In July 2008 at Weifang Detention Centre, Mr. Ge Kun was tied to a "cross" formed from steel pipes. His arms were out-stretched and legs bound tightly using leather belts. Mr. Ge was left to endure such extremely painful circumstances for six days, during which he lost consciousness many times.
  • Two Innocent Women Imprisoned, Their Daughters Denied the Right to Appeal

    On October 23rd, practitioners Ms. Li Jie and Ms. Sun Yuqin were imprisoned in the notorious Masanjia labour camp in Shenyang city after they were caught by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. Their daughters were not allowed to appeal on their behalf. They then went to appeal office of the Dandong public security bureau. The director told them, "Li Jie has been sent to a forced labour camp for one and a half years, Sun Yuqin for one year."
  • Mr. Dong Jiahe from Huili County, Sichuan Province, Shares His Persecution Experiences

    Mr. Dong Jiahe is a Falun Gong practitioner from Sichuan Province. Because of his firm belief in Falun Gong, he was sentenced to forced labour twice and detained for a total of four years. In 2002 he was arrested and he recounts: "Police used a plastic bag to cover my head and fastened it tightly around my neck. I almost suffocated. They handcuffed me to a metal window. One policeman beat me using a wooden stick while other officers beat and brutally kicked me. "What's your name? Where are you from? Where did you get the Falun Gong materials?" I only replied, "Falun Gong is good!" Hearing this, they beat me more violently. When I fainted, they poured cold water on me, trying to wake me up. Later, they continued beating me until I fainted again."
  • Hongta District Court Sentences Ms. Deng Zhixu to Five Years

    On September 29th, 2009, the Hongta District Court sentenced practitioner Ms. Deng Zhixu to five years in prison. Since 2000 when Ms. Deng went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practise Falun Gong she has been repeatedly arrested and persecuted. In June 2009, police arrested and sent her to the Jiulongchi Detention Centre. Ms. Deng went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and was subjected to brutal forced-feeding. To rescue her, her family sold their house to be able to afford a lawyer. The lawyer, after learning that the case was related to Falun Gong, told the family that a special meeting was organised to convey the message from top authorities that all lawyers are prohibited from defending Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Account of Persecution Suffered by Ms. Lu Xueqin from Qingdao, Shandong Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Lu Xueqin has repeatedly been persecuted by officers from the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), police stations, and brainwashing centres. Her most recent ordeal began in January 2008, when the Qingdao City 610 Office initiated an operation called "Case of 13 People" to target local Falun Gong practitioners. The police arrested and interrogated her, using torture to force her to confess that she was a "key player," which Ms. Lu resolutely denied. She was once not allowed to sleep for nine straight days, which resulted in her fainting several times. Her health declined rapidly but the police kept her from receiving medical treatment. As a result, she became paralysed from the waist down.
  • Wu Keli and Yuan Wenxin, Husband and Wife from Jilin Province, Are Imprisoned

    Wu Keli, 61, and Yuan Wenxin, 57, husband and wife and both Falun Gong practitioners, have been imprisoned and tortured. Ms. Yuan has been imprisoned twice in a forced labour camp, and Mr. Wu was given a jail term in 2003 after being tortured. Ms. Yuan says: "My mother has three daughters. She has seen all of us endure forced labour. Her son-in-law and youngest grandson were given 5 and 4-year jail terms. Her eldest grandson was held in the Fushun City Brainwashing Centre in Liaoning Province, and her granddaughter was forced to leave home and become destitute. The cruel persecution and heavy mental blows caused her death even though she had always been strong and healthy. She was unable to see her son-in-law before she died on December 31st, 2006."
  • Mr. Yin Sirong in Critical Condition--Xishanping Forced Labour Camp Authorities Skirt Responsibility

    Since he started practising Falun Gong in 1996, Mr. Yin Siron has followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and has benefited enormously. Since the persecution began on July 1999, he has been persecuted numerous times. He was forced to leave his home and became homeless in March 2000. He was arrested on a bus in December 2000, and sentenced to three years in a labour camp. He has suffered all kinds of torture and abuse while in Xinhua Forced Labour Camp. He was arrested again on July 31st 2009 and police sent him to Xishanping Forced Labour Camp. In order to protest the persecution, 50-year-old Yin Sirong started a hunger strike.
  • Ms. Fan Weihuang from Zhengzhou Arrested

    On October 28th, 2009, a man whose last name is Huang, along with two men and a woman from the Henan 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), broke into Ms. Fan Weihuang's house and arrested her. During 2004 and 2007, Ms. Fan Weihuang was tortured by the Guan City Public Security Bureau, and was later persecuted in Xinxiang Women's Prison. She was forced to perform labour in prison, and as a result her fingers became gnarled and her nails deteriorated.
  • Ms. Zhang Lirong Sentenced to Four-Year Prison Term by Shenyang City Tiexi District Court

    Zhang Lirong has practised Falun Gong for 13 years. Since then, her stomach ailments, headaches, and postpartum diseases were all cured without medication. She also became tolerant and friendly. She often gave help to friends in difficult situations without asking for anything in return. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong, she firmly upheld her beliefs, and was sentenced to "re-education through labour" twice. She was persecuted in the Longshan and Masanjia Labour Camps in Shenyang for a total of five years. On July 13th, 2009, Zhang Lirong was arrested in her home by police under the charge of "promoting Falun Gong."
  • Wuwen City Practitioner Li Juhua Sentenced to Forced Labour for a Third Time

    On August 19th, 2009, the 610 Office chief led a dozen men to Ms. Li Juhua's home, took her away, and detained her for almost fifty days. For her faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Li Juhua has suffered countless incidents of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In the past ten years, she has been detained twice, sentenced to imprisonment in a labour camp three times, and lost her freedom for a total of four years. Her home was broken into twice by the CCP and her family has endured harassment and numerous threats.
  • Masanjia Forced Labour Camp--Hell on Earth

    Masanjia Forced Labour Camp is the provincial-level labour camp in Liaoning Province. The degree of its evilness is beyond description. The horrors in that camp are also beyond the imagination of anyone who has not personally experienced them. Ma Yaozong, who is disabled and has to use crutches, had to harvest wheat. Mr. Li Changxi's leg was badly injured from a car accident and he was in excruciating pain, yet he had to harvest wheat and perform other kinds of hard labour. The guards did not provide medical treatment. Finally, due to an acute infection, he was taken to a hospital, as the guards did not want to accept responsibility for his health. Everyone had to work and only death could release one from hard labour .
  • Return Justice to My Father

    My father, Yi Sirong, is a Falun Gong practitioner. Mother and I missed father during his month-long detention. Many relatives and friends also cared about father's well-being. Mother rushed about exhausted between Chendu City and Wanzhou District to rescue father, and many fellow practitioners also made great efforts to help. In December 2000, the police arrested father again and subjected him to three years of forced labour. We barely recognised him when he returned. Our strong father had become a walking corpse. He looked so weak, as if a gust of wind would blow him over. On July 31st, 2009, Wanzhou District Baiyan Police Station agents arrested father and held him in the Wanzhou Detention Centre. Mother wasn't informed until a week later that my father was imprisoned, but we still didn't know why and how father was arrested.