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

  • Head Nurse: Atrocities in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp Cannot be Denied

    I was twice detained at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp and I subjected to cruel persecution there. Four of the people interviewed by the author of “Walking out of Masanjia” were detained in the same team with me. In truth, the brutal torture suffered by Falun Gong practitioners is far worse than was exposed in the report published in Lens Magazine, and the bloody atrocities committed by Masanjia Forced Labour Camp cannot be denied. I was subjected to severe persecution, including being deprived of sleep, beaten, stretched, hung by handcuffs, and forced to do hard labour.
  • Firsthand Account of Atrocities Taking Place in Division 3 of Masanjia Women's Forced Labour Camp

    A 63-year-old practitioner was forced to squat on a brick floor for long periods of time and her feet became numb. Division head Zhang Jun came over and violently kicked her feet. Shi Yu, head of the labour camp at the time, a male head, and a number of young officers rushed in and out of the cells where practitioners were detained every day, abusing and torturing them. Practitioner Ms. Yu Jie was tortured with “stretching.” Her hands were cuffed, and when Zhang Jun shouted, “Stretch,” the guards would pull the handcuffs hard sideways, until she was hanging suspended in the air and passed out from the pain.
  • The Horror of Masanjia Women’s Forced Labour Camp

    Most people who witness scenes of solitary confinement, hanging by cuffs, electric shock, forced-feeding, beating, tiger bench torture, death bed torture, prolonged hard labour, or the many other horrifying tortures used against Falun Gong practitioners in China, will definitely feel disturbed. Even the bloodiest scenes in movies or novels cannot compare to such an experience. But all these things are real-life occurrences, and they exist all around us.
  • Ms. Li Xintong in Critical Condition from Torture--Still Being Held in Changchun Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Li Xintong, from Jilin City, Jilin Province, has been detained in the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp of Changchun. Four months into her forced labour camp term, she was subjected to forced injections and drug administration, which caused severe heart disease symptoms, including marginal lung function resulting in restricted oxygen intake, heart palpitation, heavy breathing, and stiffness in the chest. Camp authorities refused to acknowledge her critical condition and refused to release her for medical treatment. Ms. Li's husband Yu Hong, her father Li Zhijun, and mother Guo Hongqin were also arrested at the same time as Ms. Li.
  • Detained 14 Times in 14 Years – Farmer Ms. Wang Xingmei Recalls the Persecution She Suffered

    Since the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20th , 1999, because I remained faithful to my belief, I have been sentenced to one year of forced labour, subjected to brainwashing twice, detained four times, and I've been incarcerated 14 times. My house has been ransacked numerous times, my personal freedom has been violated, and I have been threatened, had funds extorted from me, and my family’s phone has been tapped. I hope that after reading what my family and I have gone through, people will better understand the evil nature of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Products Made by Detainees at Jilin Province Women’s Labour Camp

    After July 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, the number of Jilin detainees increased dramatically. From 2000 to 2001, it reached a peak of 3,000. The arts and crafts products were exported to Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and other countries. Falun Gong practitioners were forced to work 15 -18 hours daily in Jilin Province Labour Camp. The work area was on the same floor as our cell. The conditions were terrible. Feathers filled the air,and stuck to clothing, bed sheets, and dishes. The air was filled with a strong odour from the feathers, dyes, and adhesives.
  • Firsthand Account of the Brutal Brainwashing Tactics at Xili Brainwashing Centre, Written by Ms. Zhang Fuying Before Her Death

    Ms. Zhang Fuying died as a result of persecution on February 18th, 2013. Her handwritten manuscript exposing the persecution she experienced at Xili Brainwashing Centre in 2006 was found in her remaining belongings and is presented here. The atrocities conducted by the Xili Brainwashing Centre leading to her death are still being investigated.
  • Jixi City 610 Office Continues to Detain Falun Gong Practitioners After Prison Terms End

    Since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, in the Jixi City area of Heilongjiang Province, more than 400 Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested, detained, put in forced labour camps, or sentenced to prison. At least 23 practitioners have died as a result of persecution. In many cases, when practitioners' labour camp or prison sentences have been completed, instead of releasing them, the Jixi 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) transfers them to brainwashing centres, where the persecution then continues.
  • Exposing the Torture of Falun Gong Practitioners in Heilongjiang Province Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioners sent to the labour camp are immediately given brainwashing. Every morning, inmates had to get up at 5 a.m., and they were only allowed to go to bed late between 10 – 12 midnight. There were no breaks in between, and they were not allowed to use the toilet for extended periods of time. Practitioners were made to sit on small stools less than one foot high and watch programmes slandering Falun Gong. They had to write guarantee statements renouncing their belief. If they refused to watch the programs or shut their eyes, guards would physically punish them. And if they refused to write statements, their prison sentence would be extended.
  • 70-year-old Mr. Zhang Liuqing from Chengdu City Describes the Torture He Endured during a Nine-Year Prison Term

    After elderly Mr. Zhang Liuqing began the practice of Falun Gong in 1997, all of his illnesses disappeared. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to nine years in prison. Officials from the local Political and Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC), the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), and the police officers from Hesheng Township arrested him again in October 2012 . He was injected with unknown drugs three times.
  • Two Women Detained for Two Weeks for Practising Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Mo Huiping and Ms. Luo Xinping from Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region were arrested in Wuzhong City and detained for two weeks. Ms. Mo Huiping, 37, had previously been arrested after being ambushed by police in 2001. She was subsequently sentenced to three years in a forced labour camp. In 2004, she was once again sentenced to another three and a half years in prison. Her sister and brother-in-law were also both persecuted for practising Falun Gong.
  • Why Does Shenyang Court Try to Conduct Secret Trials?

    The Shenyang City Shengbei New District Court tried four Falun Gong practitioners under the direction of the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), on January 17th, 2013. The practitioners denied the criminal charges during during the trial. They argued that Falun Gong is legal and requested a release with a not-guilty verdict. They refuted Judge Wang Xu's accusations one by one. The judge stopped Ms. Niu when she tried to describe how she was tortured. The trial came to a hasty end within a couple of hours.
  • Many Mudanjiang Falun Gong Practitioners Sent to Forced Labour Camp

    The Mudanjiang police followed, monitored and videotaped Falun Gong practitioners when they talked to people about Falun Gong, distributed Falun Gong materials and shared their experiences. Then the police arrested the practitioners and searched their homes. On November 2nd, 2012, the police arrested dozens of Falun Gong practitioners from their homes or work places.
  • Paralyzed Woman Recovers by Practising Falun Gong, Once Again Disabled after Torture and Abuse in Detention

    Ms. Ma Chunli used to be paralyzed and suffered from many illnesses. All of these conditions disappeared after she started practising Falun Gong, and, miraculously, she was able to walk. After the Communist regime began persecuting Falun Gong, however, Ms. Ma was arrested twice and held for two years in a drug rehabilitation centre, which had been turned into detention centre. In the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Ma Chunli suffered a relapse of her prior health problems because she was not allowed to do practise Falun Gong. She thus once again became paralyzed. The guards and inmates brutally tortured her despite her condition.
  • Graduate Student Exposes Crimes and Torture at the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp

    I was arrested in 2006 and was taken to the Changping Brainwashing Centre. Staff attempted to transform [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] me by forcing me to watch videos which slandered Falun Gong. On May 14th, 2007, officials decided to take me to the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp. I didn't cooperate, so they stripped me, shocked me with electric batons, dragged me to a police car and then took me to the forced labour camp. Guards ordered the prisoners to subject me to sleep deprivation, allowing only 2-3 hours of sleep a day. One prisoner tied threads to my eyebrows, then pulled them off. He eventually pulled all the hair off my eyebrows.