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

  • Xu Xianping is Arrested Again

    Ms. Xu Xianping, 43, has been a Falun Gong practitioner since 1996. In April 2002, Xu Xianping was arrested and her home was searched. Later, she was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. In the Harbin Women's Prison, Xu Xianping was tortured with solitary confinement, hung up, beaten, and forced to sit on a cold cement floor for eleven days. In spite of the serious scurvy caused by the torture, she was not released until 2006. On August 7th, 2009, she was reported to the police for having talked with people about the persecution of Falun Gong and arrested. Xu Xianping is currently being detained at the No. 2 Detention Centre of Hegang City.
  • Older Practitoner Ms. Shi Xiuyan from Tangshan City Sent to Forced Labour Camp

    oOn July 6th, 2009, Shi Xiuyan was posting messages regarding the persecution of Falun Gong near a bank in the west part of Fengrun city, when she was suddenly abducted by policemen. Li Chunyuan, vice director of the Fengrun Public Security Bureau led six or seven policemen and ransacked her home. They confiscated her printer, computer, Falun Gong books and other personal belongings. She was detained at the Fengrun Detention Centre and subsequently given a two-year sentence in a forced labour camp. On August 4th, 2009, she was secretly taken to the Tangshan Kaiping Labour Camp.
  • Ms. Shi Yingxia, Principal of Dianshi Computer School in Wuhan City, Sentenced to Four Years of Imprisonment

    On September 12th, 2008, more than 30 plainclothes police officers arrived in eight police cars at the Dianshi Computer School in Wuhan City. They damaged huge amounts of property and took away many computers and other valuable items. All the employees of the Dianshi Computer School were arrested and their residences were also ransacked. A few hours before, the police had stormed into the residence of Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Shi Yingxia, the principal and legal representative of the computer school, and taken her away. Ms. Shi was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. She is now in the Wuhan City Women's Prison.
  • A Peasant Woman from Hunan Province Arrested Seven Times and Tortured

    After July 20th, 1999, when the government's persecution of Falun Gong began, I was arrested by officers many times, and sent to a forced labour camp and inhumanly tortured. The fourth time they arrested me was in June 2004. When eight other practitioners and I were in a fellow practitioner's home, we were arrested by police and held in a detention centre. Zhang Wei, the assistant warden, rushed into the cell and was very angry. He said his name had been posted on the persecutor's person's list on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website. He thought that I was the one who had leaked his name, and he started to beat and kick me until I fell down. My head and many parts of my body were black and blue with bruises. Combined with old and new injures, I was in agony, had excruciating pain, and was not able to get up for a long time.
  • Ms. Liu Daju Recounts Seven Years of Torture in Detention Centres and Prison

    Before practising Falun Gong, Ms. Liu Daju, 56, was sentenced to seven years in prison. Ms. Liu Daju recounts the persecution she endured: "I talked about the goodness of Falun Gong to the prison guards but they did not listen. They hung me up on the window frame of the toilet and opened the window, exposing me to the bitter cold winter wind, more than ten degrees below zero. My whole body became swollen and the handcuffs cut deep into my flesh. My wrists were so swollen that the handcuffs were not even visible. I was hung there for 15 days. When the guards unlocked the handcuffs, I was unable to move my hand and fell down in the filth of the open-pit toilet. I could not bring my hands down, which were stuck to my back."
  • Elderly Intellectual Persecuted for His Beliefs

    I have been cultivating Falun Gong and following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance for 13 years, and have never wavered in my faith in all that time. Since the open suppression and persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started on July 20th, 1999, the police have used deceitful methods eight times in order to gain entry to my home, confiscate my property, and arrest me. I was sentenced in Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp, Beijing to a term of one and a half years; then I was sentenced to 3 years in the Chadian Qianjin Prison of Tianjin City. In 2008, before the Olympics, I was arrested again and sentenced to two and a half years in a labour camp. The term was served outside of the labour camp because I was over 75.
  • "Where Is the Justice?" Husband Asks After His Wife is Arrested

    Veteran Falun Gong practitioners Ms. He Tao, a retired doctor from Northeast University Medical Hospital, and Ms. Mao Juan, a retired worker from Shenyang Railway Bureau, were both very healthy and kind. On August 10th, 2009, they and their friends Liu Ping and Zhang Huilan, were arrested by police in Shenyang City, while they were resting in a corn field in the Zaohua Town area. At present, no one knows where they all are, and the family members are extremely worried.
  • The Destruction of Spirituality at the Guangdong Province Legal Education Centre

    I was arrested in 2008. The police assigned other inmates to monitor practitioners. Practitioners are even forbidden to stand by the cell door and converse with anyone except their personal spy or to respond to any questions. Every day, the inmates monitor and report the practitioners' every word and deed to the police. In order to find out practitioners' states of mind and weaknesses to thereby better control them, the police usually have a "conversation" with practitioners on the first few days after their arrest. They then use deception and other means to "transform" practitioners by targeting their weaknesses.
  • Masanjia Labour Camp Brutally Tortures Nearly Sixty-Year-Old Woman

    In March 2005, 58-year old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Shufen was subjected to three years of forced labour, and she was then sent to Masanjia Labour Camp. For practising Falun Gong, she was brutally tortured including forced sitting on a small stool, death bed, the "big hang-up" and others. In April 2006, Ma Jishan (education section head) and Liu Yong (security section head) came to Division 2 with more than 20 male guards to persecute practitioners who refused to do the hard labour. Guards beat Ms. Wang Shufen brutally. They dragged her up and down, and forced her to kneel down in front of them. Ms. Wang Shufen refused and Zhang Jun became angry. He beat her severely until she lost consciousness.
  • Trial of Mr. Li Yonghong, Mr. Yu Bin and Ms. Xu Li Pushed Ahead by Two Days in Chengdu City

    On September 2nd, 2009, the Qingyang District Court in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province held a trial against Mr. Li Yonghong, Mr. Yu Bin, and Ms. Xu Li. Mr. Li and Mr. Yu pleaded innocence. They exposed the mistreatment they had suffered since they were arrested in August of last year, such as extortion of a "confession," beating (two teeth of Mr. Li were knocked out), sleep deprivation for six days and nights and more. The court, however, sentenced the three practitioners to between two and three and one half years in prison. The trial was originally scheduled for September 4th, but was pushed forward by two days to avoid public attention.
  • Mr. Yang Jinmiao and His Daughter Unjustly Sentenced--Another Daughter Detained

    Mr. Yang Jinmiao, 70, was reported by the Yangjing Neighbourhood Night Patrol Team when he was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong on June 4th, 2008. He was arrested and taken to the Yangjing Police Station. Mr. Yang's daughter, Ms. Yang Hairong, who happened to be home, was also arrested. Ms. Yang was sent to the brainwashing centre, where she was held until the Olympic Games were over. She was tortured her with sleep deprivation for five consecutive nights. On February 11th, 2009, the Pudong New Area Court held a public hearing of Mr. Yang and Ms. Yang's cases and sentenced them to a three-and-half-year term, despite their defence lawyers' pleas of not guilty of any crime.
  • My Life Hung by a Thread While Police Beat Me and Used Dangerous Methods to Revive Me

    On October 31st, 2001, I opened a banner on Tiananmen Square that read "Falun Gong is good". I was arrested and transferred to Miyun Detention Centre. One policeman slapped me very hard for a long time (the marks on my face did not fade for ten days). He stripped my clothes until I was in my underwear and began savagely beating me, I was quickly beaten to the ground and passed out. Policemen stepped on my fingers, and took turns pressing on my eye sockets. My life was hanging by a thread. The jail cell mates told me that I looked dead to them. They used a pungent gas to wake me up and took me back to the jail cell. By that time, it was 4 a.m.
  • Government Worker from Linghui City Statistics Bureau Arrested Again

    On July 20th, 2009, six policemen arrived in two cars, and broke into Mr. Jin Bowen's workplace and attempted to arrest him. At that time, Jin was taking time off at home, so police officers ordered his manager to call him back to work. The police then forcibly arrested him and took him to the Domestic Security Brigade in Linghai City Police Bureau. The next day, police officers ransacked Jin's home. They confiscated his computer, Falun Gong books and a large number of his personal belongings. The police have sent the so-called "case" to their local court. Mr. Jin is currently detained at Linghai City Detention Centre.
  • Crimes Committed by Officers from the Chengbei District Police Station in Guang'an City of Sichuan Province

    Mr. Xu Renwu, 80, lives in Guang'an City. His wife Huang Zhihui, is 75 years old. Because the couple had persisted in practising Falun Gong and informing people about the persecution of Falun Gong and dispelling the state propaganda attacking the practice, they were persecuted by the police of Guang'an City. Mr. Xu was sentenced to three years in prison while Ms. Huang was sentenced to three and a half years. Mr. Xu and Ms. Huang are currently detained in the Chengbei Detention Centre in Guang'an City. Their relatives requested to meet with them and bring them some extra clothing but Zhang Qiang said that they were not allowed to see the couple due to orders from above.
  • Li Juhua Detained at Erdaopeng Brainwashing Centre in Wuhan City

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Juhua was arrested by local 610 Office personnel Hu Shuzhi and others. They also searched her home. Currently, she is detained at Erdaopeng Brainwashing Centre. When her family asked Hu Zhishu for her whereabouts, he responded viciously and yelled, "Get out of the office!" One week after Li Juhua's arrest, her family finally discovered her whereabouts.