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

  • Wang Xiaodong, the Man Vouched for by 300 Neighbours, Now in Prison in Tangshan City

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaodong, whom 300 of his fellow villagers vouched for by putting their fingerprints on a petition calling for his release, was secretly tried a second time. On the evening of October 16th, he was transferred to Jidong Prison in Tangshan City. He was not allowed to hire a lawyer and his family was not informed.
  • Lecturer at Beijing University of Technology Arrested for Seventh Time

    Ms. Zhuang Yanhong, a lecturer at Beijing University of Technology's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was arrested by the Beijing police on October 18th, 2012. Prior to this arrest, she had been arrested six times for practising Falun Gong. Previously in detention, police beat Ms. Zhuang multiple times. She then went on a hunger strike to protest the ill treatment. As a result, the guards dragged her on the ground; held down by leaning on her limbs and abdomen; hit her face and head; and forced a tube down her nose causing multiple punctures and extensive bleeding.
  • Older Ms. Miao Shuqing from Fushun, Liaoning Province Detained Again Following Years of Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Miao Shuqing, in her 60s, was arrested by police on the morning of November 5th, 2012, for speaking with people about Falun Gong and the persecution near Xinhua Street. Ms. Miao was taken to the Fushun Detention Centre's No.2 Branch in Nangou. Ms. Miao Shuqing has previously been brutally persecuted for many years by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents. When she was held in Liaoning Province Women's Prison, guards once instigated three criminals to pull her hair, kicking and punching her, which caused serious injuries to Ms. Miao's chest and back. She was in pain for more than a month. She also coughed incessantly.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners in Fujin City Tried for Their Beliefs

    This is the continuing story of five Falun Gong practitioners from Fujin City. They were arrested because they practise Falun Gong. A trial was held in the Suibin Detention Centre by Suibin County Court officials in Hegang City on the morning of October 19th, 2012. Judge Wu Jun attempted to prevent the lawyer from presenting his defence. He didn't understand why the lawyer would defend Falun Gong practitioners and wondered if he, too, practised Falun Gong. In the end, the public security organisations would not make a final decision, declaring that they would let the higher court rule.
  • Four Falun Gong Practitioners from Longkou City, Shandong Province, Arrested

    When four Falun Gong practitioners were handing out posters about Shen Yun Performing Arts [a world-class traditional Chinese cultural show from New York] DVDs on the morning of October 20th, 2012, they were reported to the police by individuals who were unclear on the facts about Falun Gong. Police officers arrived, arrested them, and took them to the Xiaomenjia Police Station. The one man and three women were then taken to Penglai Detention Centre. The man's car was held at Xiaomenjia Police Station. Their cash, keys, and handbags were confiscated.
  • Mr. Wang Shouchen from Dalian Arrested; His Son Is Devastated and His Wife Continues to Appeal

    Mr. Wang Shouchen was arrested by four or five officers from Qingniwaqiao Police Station on July 6th, 2012 when he was on his way to install a satellite dish for a client. The police confiscated his car. Shortly afterward, the police broke into his house through a window and ransacked it. Mr. Wang's computer, TV and other personal belongings were confiscated. His elderly parents are very worried about his safety. His six-year-old son constantly cries asking for his father, and his wife weeps everyday.
  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Peng Guixiang from Jinan, Shandong Province, Arrested Again

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Peng Guixiang was arrested at her home on the morning of October 18th, 2012. Ms. Peng, in her 60s, was previously arrested on February 10th, 2012, when she handed a DVD containing videos exposing the persecution of Falun Gong to a plainclothes police officer. After she was detained at the Qilishan Police Station, she was taken to the Jinan Detention Centre and tortured. Because she didn't pass the physical, she was released on March 6th. Since the communist regime started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Peng has been arrested four times.
  • Fangchenggang City 610 Office Personnel: “Falun Gong Has No Freedom”

    Ms. Chen Guilian was arrested on October 21st, 2012 and taken to the brainwashing centre operated by the Fangchenggang City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). Ms. Chen went on a hunger strike to protest the detention. She was released seven days later. Her relative called Lan Hong, head of the 610 Office, while Ms. Chen was detained in the brainwashing centre. Lan Hong furiously said, “Falun Gong has no freedom. Chen Guilian is under my monitoring.” She blurted out the truth that the 610 Office is an illegal organization that specializes in persecuting Falun Gong.
  • A Record of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Crimes: Exemplary Teachers in Jiamusi City Arrested

    On Teacher's Day, September 10th, 2012, dozens of plainclothes police in Jiamusi City broke into three Falun Gong practitioners' homes and arrested fifteen people, including three teachers, a university graduate, and an eight-year-old elementary school girl. The police broke the law by not presenting any legal documents or following lawful procedures. On the evening of the same day, two college students laid down in front of police vehicles to prevent the police from taking their parents to a detention centre for persecution.
  • Arrests at Colleges and Universities in Beijing

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is arresting people in preparation for the Eighteenth Party Congress. Ms. Zhuang Yanhong, a Falun Gong practitioner who was a professor at Beijing University of Technology, was arrested at her office on the morning of October 18th, 2012, by Chaoyang District police officers. After the persecution began on July 20th, 1999, she was repeatedly persecuted because she refused to give up her beliefs. She was beaten, force fed through a tube, and her throat was punctured. She underwent violent brainwashing and was deprived of sleep for over 20 days at a brainwashing centre.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Jin Minghao and Wife in Yilan Brainwashing Centre

    Mr. Jin Minghao and Ms. Zheng Yinyue are in their 30s and both of Korean ethnic origin. At approximately 4:00 a.m. on October 25th, Mr. Jin was leaving home to pick up their child when he was ambushed by six policemen from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). He called out for help as they attacked him. His mother came out and witnessed the officers beating him. When she put her arms around him to protect him, they beat her, too. They then ransacked his home and confiscated his computer.
  • Villagers in Qingyuan County Sign a Petition to Demand the Release of Ms. Liu Liying

    On September 25th, police broke into Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Liying's home and arrested her and her husband. They took away about 110,000 yuan of cash, a bank card which had about 160,000 yuan for their planned grain shop and for supporting their two college children. The police also took more than forty mobile phones [used to inform people about the persecution], one computer, one printer, and some 40 books. After Ms. Liu was arrested, villagers demanded her release and the return of all seized personal belongings.
  • Nearly 20 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Fushun City, Liaoning Province

    At 7 a.m. on September 25th, 2012, nearly 20 Falun Gong practitioners were arrested and detained in Fushun City. Police officers broke in and handcuffed them after verifying their names. They confiscated their personal belongings including bank deposit slips. Officers scaled the fence and broke the lock on the door to get in. They also threatened to shoot anyone who tried to run away. They also detained the practitioners' friends and relatives who happened to come over to visit. If they were Falun Gong practitioners, they were arrested. Some relatives were later released after they were arrested and taken to Fushun City.
  • Ms. Zhang Yingdong's Personal Experience of Brutal Persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Heishan, Liaoning

    Ms. Zhang Yingdong practises Falun Gong. She has been brutally persecuted and was tortured in detention centres and forced labour camps. She suffered life-threatening situations several times. Brainwashing in Masanjia is normally not done by guards. Instead they arrange for collaborators (former practitioners, brainwashed against Falun Gong, made to assist in brainwashing and torturing practitioners) to try to “transform” you. They would first chat with you and not allow you to sleep. Then, when you are muddle-headed, they indoctrinate you with their distorted ideas.
  • Mr. Cao Guitang from Hebei Province Arrested Five Times for Practising Falun Gong

    Mr. Cao Guitang and his wife are in their late 70s and once suffered many illnesses. After they became Falun Gong practitioners, they became healthy without seeing a doctor. They could have enjoyed their retirement, were it not for the 13 years of persecution of Falun Gong in China. Their home was ransacked and their belongings confiscated. Chinese officials threatened, arrested and held them in forced labour camps. Just a month ago, they were arrested again because they were distributing DVDs of the Shen Yun Performing Arts show [a world-class traditional Chinese cultural show]. This was Mr. Cao's fifth arrest.