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

  • Ms. Du Xiuying Sent to Forced Labour Camp a Second Time, Her Husband Persecuted to Death

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Du Xiuying recounts her experience of persecution: "They [Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials] killed my husband and caused me great trauma both physically and mentally. I did not have a job originally. With the persecution, they made my life even more miserable. With my being detained and put in forced labour camps many times and forced to stay away from home, my husband’s passing away, and my daughter being home alone only to be taken care of by my family, she was psychologically traumatised."
  • Eyewitness Accounts: Forced Labour Inside China's Labour Camps and Prisons

    I was sentenced to Suihua Forced Labour Camp in Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province, in the spring of 2007 for practising Falun Gong. In June 2007, all the inmates were forced sort and package a large quantity of toothpicks that had been accidentally soaked in sewage. The contaminated toothpicks mixed with faeces and dirty toilet paper were already dried. We could hardly breathe with the stench of urine and faeces. We were not even given any masks or gloves for protection. There were about 80 of us, but it took us nearly two weeks to finish the work.
  • The Chinese Communist Party's Hidden Crimes in the Forced Labour Camp System

    In 2012, a few days before Halloween, Julie Keith from Oregon pulled out a box of Chinese-made Halloween decorations from her storage, intending to decorate. Astonishingly, when she opened the box she found a letter calling for help from Unit 8, Department 2 of Masanjia Forced Labour Camp in Liaoning Province, China. The letter stated: “If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever...
  • Practitioners Tortured and Made to Do Hard Labour at Fenjin Forced Labour Camp in Changchun City

    Officials at Fenjin Forced Labour Camp in Changchun try to brainwash Falun Gong practitioners in an attempt to get them to renounce their belief and force them to do hard labour, so that the officials there can make huge amounts of money from it. Practitioners at the camp are made to work in a factory that produces bird craft products, which are then exported to Japan. The place is filthy and very dusty. The air is filled with a pungent odour from coloured dyes and the smell emitted from the glue is suffocating. There is no ventilation, which causes extreme pain to the eyes and throat.
  • Mr. Du Xiangzhong Arrested Again after Years of Severe Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Du Xiangzhong was arrested on January 4th, 2013 while he was talking to people about Falun Gong in Ju County, Rizhao City. Over the 10-plus years of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, Mr. Du, 48, was imprisoned and beaten multiple times, and twice taken to a forced labour camp. In addition, he has been extorted for over 30,000 yuan.
  • Five Falun Gong Practitioners from Ningxiang Arrested

    On December 21st, 2012, police arrested Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Dong Chao, Ms. Zhu Chuxia and a practitioner surnamed Yao as they passed Guangming Village, Wangcheng County. The three practitioners were beaten by the police. Afterwards, Yao and Mr. Dong were sent to the Wangcheng Detention Centre. Ms. Zhu's whereabouts are unknown. After being detained for several days, Yao still had clearly visible blood marks about the mouth. Mr. Dong's front teeth were missing due to being beaten. He looked old and withered. He talked in a low voice and had no energy.
  • A Practitioner Testifies to the Conditions in a Forced Labour Camp

    When I read the media report about Julie Keith, a lady from Oregon who had bought a box of Halloween decorations and found a letter from someone in a Chinese labour camp inside, I was moved to tears. According to the letter, the decorations were made in Section 8, Division 2 of Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. The letter stated, “If you accidentally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Rights Organisation. Thousands of people here, who are being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party, will thank and remember you forever.” I was detained in the Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp in 2001 for 18 months. About 1000 detainees were incarcerated there, and most of them were Falun Gong practitioners serving terms of one to three years. Inmates were often ordered to monitor and beat practitioners.
  • Ms. Wang Ling, 65, Mentally Incapacitated after Being Tortured in Labour Camps for Eight Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Ling was arrested by officers from the Public Security Bureau of Tieling City for her faith in Falun Gong. She was sent to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labour Camp in Shenyang City three times for a total of eight years and tortured with stretching, hanging, freezing, bundling, beating, etc. All of her teeth were knocked out. At present, she is mentally incapacitated and very feeble, and can only walk slowly. She can't stand for very long.
  • Former Russian Programme Host at Heilongjiang Province TV Station Given Second Four-year Prison Term

    Former Russian programme host and reporter for a Heilongjiang Province TV Station, practitioner Zhao Xidong, was arrested on December 31st, 2011 by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities and was recently sentenced to four years in prison. His wife has filed an appeal to Judge Yu Li of the Nangang District Court, Harbin City. In January 2000, Mr. Zhao was fired from his post for practising Falun Gong. On June 27th, 2006, he was sentenced to four years in prison and sent to Daqing Prison. He suffered inhuman treatment while he was imprisoned.
  • Ms. Miao Fengling, 54, from Tianjin Arrested, Family Members Persecuted under Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Implication Policy

    On December 17th, 2012, police broke into Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Miao Fengling's apartment building and arrested her. The officers also took her husband and daughter with them and didn't release them until 4:00 a.m. the next day. Ms. Miao was then sent to the Heping District Detention Centre. Ms. Miao's family has been implicated and persecuted because she practises Falun Gong. Her husband lost his job, and the authorities even harassed her younger sister, who is a sales manager, at her workplace. Other family members have also been directly persecuted.
  • Mr. Xie Guichen and Ms. Tan Chengxiang from Jilin Province Unjustly Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

    Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Xie Guichen and Ms. Tan Chengxiang were arrested on July 30th, 2012, for distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts [a New York based world-class traditional Chinese cultural show] DVDs. They were detained for about six months. Mr. Xie was so badly tortured that he had to be sent to a hospital for treatment. The police forbade the practitioners' families from visiting them. Their families recently learned that Mr. Xie had been sentenced to 10 years in prison and Ms. Tan to 8 years.
  • Six Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested for Installing Satellite TV Receivers

    Officers from Chifeng Security Bureau, 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), and police arrested Ma Xiaoguang and five other Falun Gong practitioners on December 21st, 2012, when they were installing a satellite TV receiver for a villager's home in Aohan County of Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. The police took away a large number of personal belongings and detained the seven people at Aohan Detention Centre.
  • Mr. Li Mingtao of Handan City Being Monitored after Serving 11 Years in Jail

    On December 19th, 2012, after being released from serving 11 years, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Mingtao has repeatedly been harassed and monitored by the local Communist authorities. In 2001, police arrested Mr. Li, then 31, and took all of his Falun Gong books, cash, and bank books from his house. Police tortured him for over 20 days to try to get him to “confess.” He was shocked with high-voltage electric batons and hung up while his hands were handcuffed, causing severe swelling in his hands and legs. The handcuffs also cut into his flesh. To try break him down, the police whipped him and deprived him of sleep.
  • The Atrocities Committed in Zhengyang Police Station, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province: Practitioners Suffocated with Smoke, Force-fed Alcohol, and Hung Up

    In early March 2005, officials from the Zhengyang Police Station in Qiqihar City arrested 68 Falun Gong practitioners. I was one of them. The police detained us and then interrogated us using different forms of torture. Nearly every practitioner was tortured with the “Big Hang Up.” The police hung us up with our hands cuffed behind our backs. In addition, they put lit cigarettes into our nostrils and suffocated us with smoke. We could hardly breathe. They also force-fed us alcohol. Despite the fact that I am a woman, several male officers grabbed me, shoved me down on the floor, and poured liquor down my throat.
  • Ms. Qu Shumei from Dalian City Arrested Again

    After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, Ms. Qu Shumei and her husband's lives were turned completely upside down. Ms. Qu was sent to a forced labour camp twice, and Mr. Zhu was given a 12-year sentence and is currently in Shenyang No. 1 Prison. Ms. Qu was arrested again at home on December 17th, 2012, and police took her to Yaojiao Detention Centre.