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

  • Ms. Li Li Unjustly Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Inviting People to Observe a Court Procedure

    Ms. Li Li and her husband Mr. Wang Huanzhong were arrested on July 24th, 2012 by police, as they passed out letters inviting local people to attend a court hearing on the case of arrested Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Wang Guangwei. Ms. Li's husband was subsequently given a one-year forced labour term, and she herself was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. Ms. Li appealed the verdict.
  • Longkou Court Officials in Shandong Province Unjustly Sentence Five Falun Gong Practitioners

    We recently learned that five practitioners from Longkou City who were arrested on April 11th were unjustly sentenced to 4-9 years of imprisonment bythe Longkou Court. The practitioners were arrested, detained, and sentenced for making Shen Yun Performing Arts CD cases. The highly acclaimed world-renowned show promotes classical Chinese culture. They were detained for nearly eight months before the trial. Their families and supporters were shocked at the news.
  • Elderly Shenyang Woman Arrested, Tried for Speaking the Truth

    Ms. Wang Guilan, 65 years old, is a resident of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. On April 17th, 2012, she was shopping at the market, and said to some people “Falun Gong is good”. She was then arrested by local police and her home was ransacked. Although the authorities did not find anything incriminating in her home, she is still being detained. Recently, the Tiexi District Court placed her on trial.
  • Trial Ends Hastily When Two Practitioners Try to Expose the Persecution of Falun Gong in Shenyang City Court

    Officials from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Shenyang City worked with officials at the district court to try Ms. Wu Limei and Ms. Dong Huidi on October 18th, 2012. They were charged with “disrupting law enforcement.” Ms. Wu was detained in Shenyang No.1 Detention Centre, where she was brutally tortured and developed symptoms of high blood pressure and heart disease. Ms. Wu Limei's family has been persecuted before because they practise Falun Gong. Several family members have been detained or sent to forced labour camps.
  • Mr. Liu Junbo Arrested Again After Being Persecuted Multiple Times

    On November 2nd, 2012, Mr. Liu Junbo went out to explain the truth regarding the persecution of Falun Gong to the public. He was arrested by police officers. It was reported that Mr. Liu was arrested because of an unresolved case connected to his arrest in April 2011. This time police officers sent him to Fushun City Second Detention Centre. Prior to this arrest, Mr. Liu had been persecuted by the police multiple times.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Li Fumei in Gaocheng City, Hebei Province, Arrested, Her Son Suffers Mental Breakdown

    Mrs. Li Fumei was arrested on October 15th. That day she had gone to Chengguan Town in Jinzhou to explain the facts about Falun Gong. She was reported, and police arrested her and confiscated her electric motorcycle, mobile phone, and other personal belongings. The arrest of his mother and the ransacking of their home dealt Mrs. Li's son a major blow, and he had a nervous breakdown.
  • High School Teacher in Harbin City Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    In May of 2012, English teachers Mr. and Mrs. Chen Rong of Hulan High School in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, were reported and arrested when they were telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. Police used threats and promises to make Mr. Chen give up his practice of Falun Gong. They also told him to sign a guarantee statement, stating that he would never practise again. Mr. Chen was sentenced to three years in prison. They let Mr Chen's wife, Zhang Shuxia, go home on May 18th.
  • Teacher Gong Ruiping from Beijing Arrested Again, Subjected to Repeated Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gong Ruiping is recognized as an excellent teacher. However, she has been repeatedly persecuted for her belief in Falun Gong. On August 29th, 2012, she was arrested again and sentenced to two years and nine months in prison. Ms. Gong is currently being held at the Shenyi District Nihe Detention Centre. Previously in 2002, Ms. Gong was sentenced to four years in prison. She was subjected to inhumane torture in the Beijing Women’s Prison, where she was once placed in solitary confinement for eight months and subjected to sleep deprivation, electric shocks, stick beatings, and bound.
  • Practitioner Ms. Zhu Gaihong Arrested in Yuzhou City, Henan Province

    On October 2nd, 2012, officials from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Yuzhou City, Henan Province, and the police and thugs from Fanggang Village Government ordered Ms. Zhu Gaihong and the director of the local Women’s Union to come to the village government. They used the excuse that Ms. Zhu needed to fill out paperwork for the one child documentation. As soon as she arrived there, police officers forced her into a bus that took her to Xuchang City Detention Centre.
  • Many Practitioners from Yueyang City Arrested

    On November 3rd, 2012, police arrested many practitioners who live in Yueyang City. The practitioners' homes were ransacked and they were taken to a brainwashing centre. Among them were many elderly seniors. Some have been on a hunger strike and their health is in critical status. Police stormed into Ms. Deng Faxiu's home and arrested her. They also ransacked her home, and arrested Ms. Liu, Ms. Xiao, and Ms. Liu, all of whom are in their seventies, Ms. Zeng Xihui was also arrested; she is in her sixties.
  • Four Falun Gong Practitioners from Qingdao City, Shandong Province, Sentenced

    Four Falun Gong practitioners from Jiaonan, Qingdao City, Shandong Province were sentenced and are now incarcerated in Jinan Prison. Mr. Zhang Maoyuan was sentenced to seven years, Mr. Li Qibing to three and a half years, and Mr. Geng Dexiao to five years. Mr. Yin Qiye's sentence is yet to be clarified. Mr. Zhang and Ms. Feng were known as good people in their hometown. They had been taking good care of two of their elderly disabled parents. After the police arrested Mr. Zhang and Ms. Feng, they locked the two disabled seniors in their room. When relatives found out about this, the two seniors hadn't had anything to eat for two days.
  • Judge Yells at Falun Gong Practitioner: "Am I Interrogating You, or Are You Interrogating Me?"

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Dai Dakui, 72, was arrested in 2003 and imprisoned for five years for making banners with messages explaining the truth about Falun Gong. After his release, he was arrested two more times and sent to brainwashing centres. On April 16th, 2012, Mr. Dai was arrested again and his home ransacked. He was tortured in a brainwashing centre for one month, then a detention centre for five months. During his trial Mr. Dai defended himself. The judge yelled at him, “Stop! Who's the judge here? Am I interrogating you, or are you interrogating me?”
  • Associate Professor Ms. Zhang Wei from Wuhan University of Technology Arrested for the Fifth Time

    Ms. Zhang Wei was arrested on a street in Beijing on July 22nd, 2012, and was taken to Banqiao Brainwashing Centre by officers from the Wuhan Domestic Security Division and the security guards of Wuhan University of Technology on November 5th. Her family is extremely worried about her. This is the fifth time Ms. Zhang has been arrested, just because she firmly believes in Falun Gong and follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She has been brutally tortured and held in detention centres and brainwashing centres.
  • Ms. Gong Ruiping, a Teacher from Beijing Who Suffered Repeated Persecution, Imprisoned Again

    Ms. Gong Ruiping, a former teacher, lost her job because she refused to renounce Falun Gong, and has suffered brutal persecution physically and mentally. In 2012, Ms. Gong was arrested at her home in the Miyun District on August 29th. She was later sentenced to two years and nine months of forced labour, and is being detained in the Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp.
  • Outstanding Teacher Ms. Du Xuejun from Qianxi County, Hebei Province, Arrested Again

    On November 3rd, 2012, police arrested Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Du Xuejun and Ms. Zhang Ruiying. Police took them to the No. 2 Detention Centre in Tangshan City. During the past more than 10 years, Ms. Du Xuejun was the head-teacher of the 8th graders. No matter how chaotic the students were, after she took charge, the class soon turned around and became well behaved. She cared for her students and was responsible to them. In 2004 she was arrested and sent to a detention centre where she endured brainwashing for two months. She was forced to watch videos that slandered Falun Gong. After she was released, she was confused.