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

  • Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Harbin City's Changlinzi Forced Labour Camp

    Practitioner Qiao Zengyi was tortured to skin and bones in Changlinzi Forced Labour Camp, and he was on the verge of death. In June 2007, he was sent to hospital for emergency treatment. On July 4th, his family was ordered to bring medicine for a lung infection. When the family saw how emaciated he was, they asked the camp authorities to hospitalise him for further treatment, but their request was denied. They did not take Mr. Qiao to the First Hospital of Harbin Medical University until July 11th. Mr. Qiao died two months later.
  • Students and Teachers from Jiaotong University in Shanghai Persecuted for Their Belief in Falun Dafa

    Several Falun Gong practitioners from the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at Shanghai's Jiaotong University were recently sentenced and persecuted. Among those detained were teacher Mr. Guo Xiaojun, mechanical engineering student Mr. Mei Jianqi, and Department of Energy student Mr. Ju Yanlai. They were all sentenced to five years in prison. Also, Mr. Wang Xudong, a Master's degree student from the School of Chemical Engineering, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison. They were all detained in Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai at one time or another. Mr. Ju Yanlai held hunger strikes to protest the persecution for four years and was once near death.
  • The Chinese Communist Party Persecutes Practitioners in the Yanbian Area, Jilin Province

    Before the Chinese Communist Party held it's 17th National People's Congress, agents of the Yanbian Administration Division Political and Judicial Committee, the Administration Division, the 610 Office, the Administration Division Court and the Appeals Office went to local counties and cities to keep Falun Gong practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal. They planned to strengthen their efforts to persecute Falun Gong, and they rampantly arrested practitioners.
  • Mr. Tan Weichang from Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Imprisoned

    On September 23rd, 2007, Mr. Tan Weichang was arrested by the local police. At present, he is imprisoned at the Yuexiu District No. 2 Detention Centre in Guangzhou City. His family members have gone several times to deliver him clothing, but every time the guards haven't allowed them to see him. They were only allowed to leave some of his clothes and money for him. His family members still don't know his situation.
  • Veteran Medical Officer from Beijing Suffers Brutal Torture in Wuyuan Forced Labour Camp in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

    Mr. Gao Liangui, 69 years old, was arrested because he is a Falun Gong practitioner and sent to Wuyuan Forced Labour Camp. The most common methods of torture used in Wuyuan Forced Labour Camp include the following: being confined in a solitary cell for more than a month at a time; being forced to attend brainwashing sessions run by a group of collaborators, former practitioners who have turned against Dafa; being shocked with electric batons, immobilised with handcuffs, forced to wear a motorcycle helmet for extended periods of time. The guards told Mr. Gao to participate in a "formation drill" in the afternoon. Mr. Gao talked to the division head and asked to rest because he was not feeling well. As a result he was brutally beaten.
  • Officers from the 610 Office in Mengyang Town, Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province Brutally Beat Mr. Zhuang Chenglin

    Officers from the 610 Office and the Regional Administration Office brutally beat four Falun Dafa practitioners simply because they read a leaflet exposing the persecution. On January 24th, 2000, police broke into the home of Mr. Zhuang Chenglin and arrested him. Because Mr. Zhuang refused to answer any questions he was badly beaten. The head of the town government, first slapped Mr. Zhuang. Then others proceeded to punch and kick Mr. Zhuang. The police had Mr. Zhuang take off his trousers and lay down with his arms stretched out. Another group of officers then whipped Mr. Zhuang with bamboo and wooden sticks on the buttocks and all over his body. Five or six police officers took turns hitting Mr. Zhuang with sticks. His body was covered with cuts and bruises afterwards.
  • 18 Practitioners from Xiantao City, Hubei Province, Arrested

    While 18 Falun Gong practitioners were still sleeping in the early morning of September 24th, 2007 (the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival), officers from the 610 Office of Xiantao City, the National Security Group, the Special Police Group, and the local police station broke into their homes. They arrested practitioners and took away their Falun Gong books, cash, and private belongings. Some of the practitioners were transferred to Wuhan City Brainwashing Centre. Some of them were transferred to the First Detention Centre of Xiantao City. The rest were transferred to Magang Brainwashing Centre, which is controlled by the 610 Office of Xiantao City. All the arrested practitioners were seriously mistreated. The eldest practitioner was 78 years old.
  • Yanji City Practitioner Zhang Xingcai Brutally Persecuted in Jiutai Forced Labour Camp

    Yanbian and Jiutai labour camps resorted to various inhumane torture methods to reform practitioners. One of the torture methods used was to wake the practitioners up as early as 4:30 a.m. and make them sit on plastic backless stools for up to 15 hours a day. The practitioners had to sit upright and straight, at a 90-degree angle, with both hands placed in front of the knees and eyes staring straight at the blackboard in front. This prolonged sitting caused some of the practitioners' buttocks to become inflamed and eventually infected. Their oozing wounds would stick to their clothing, causing them extreme pain and itchiness. The suffering was unbearable. They were not allowed to move or turn their heads while sitting. They were not allowed to utter a word. Young or old, healthy or sick, failure to comply would be met with severe punishment such as kicks and punches.
  • Ms. Zhang Xiaoping from Hunan Province Arrested and Detained Six Times

    I am a nursery teacher. Because I would not give up my personal belief and wanted to become a good person according to the standard of "Truthfulness, Kindness, Forbearance," I have been arrested and detained six times since the persecution of Falun Dafa began. On February 29th, 2000, I travelled to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was arrested and taken to the county detention centre. The police hung a big poster around my neck and tied my hands behind my back. They forced me into the back of a truck and drove around different streets in the county, exhibiting me as an object of scorn. At the detention centre, they would not allow me to go to sleep. They interrogated me day and night. One policeman called Bai Bangwu beat me. I insisted on doing the exercises, so they put handcuffs and shackles on me. They were not removed for a week.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Dai Zongzhen on the Brink of Death from Abuse at the Wangcun Forced Labour Camp, Shandong Province

    52-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Dai Zongzhen from Weifang City, Shandong Province was arrested on April 18th, 2007. She was sent to the Wangcun Forced Labour Camp where she has been severely abused. One source indicated that due to the mistreatment she had to endure, her previous illnesses such as heart disease recurred, and she is on the brink of death. While incarcerated at the labour camp, Ms. Dai's family tried to visit her five times, but their requests were rudely denied.
  • Husband and Wife Practitioners Han Xianji and Ren Guirong Suffer Persecution in Nanchong City, Sichuan Province

    In August 2007, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials in the local government in Shendian Township started a new round of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. They broadcast it to the entire town and encouraged the villagers to report Falun Gong practitioners. Local government officials declared that whoever reported a practitioner would get a 200 yuan reward; whoever turned in a Falun Gong poster would get a 100 yuan reward; and whoever found out about a Falun Gong gathering would get a reward of up to 1,000 yuan. On August 9th, practitioners Ren Guirong and Han Xianji exposed the persecution of Falun Gong and explained the importance of quitting the CCP to Tang Shenghua. Tang Shenghua, however, lured by the temptation of rewards, reported the couple to authorities. As a result, Tang received the 200 yuan reward.
  • Persecution at the No. 7 Division of Shandong Province No. 2 Forced Labour Camp

    Practitioner Li Baolin, who is in his sixties, was assaulted in the guards' toilet because he refused to report his presence at night in September of 2007. He was handcuffed to a bed for over a month. Later, he was sent to the fifth section and forced to sit on the bench everyday. In February of 2007, Wu Kejian was physically abused for several months because he refused to do forced labour. Later, he was sent to the fifth section to sit on the bench everyday. In September of 2007, practitioner Guo Wenxue was handcuffed by Li Gongmin to a bed in the captain's toilet from around 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next morning.
  • Recent Facts about Chinese Communist Party Officials in Laishui County, Hebei Province Persecuting Practitioners

    Before the government's 17th Party Congress, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Laishui County distributed secret documents and required the township and town governments to secretly monitor practitioners, and increase the intensity of their attacks on Falun Gong. As a result, the township and town governments began harassing practitioners. All practitioners in the villages were affected. They were arrested and fined, their homes were ransacked, their satellite TV dishes confiscated, and their Falun Dafa books taken away.
  • 610 Officials from Jimo, Shandong Province Designate Personnel from the Education Council to Persecute Teachers Who Practise Falun Dafa

    Since the beginning of the new term, according to orders from the 610 Office, personnel from the Education Council in Jimo, Shandong Province, again "examined" Dafa practitioners in the education systems in each town and office. The teachers were ordered to write a statement declaring that they had given up Falun Gong and were told that they could teach only after they gave up Falun Gong. If they refused, they would only be allowed to do administrative work. During the 17th Party Congress, in order to prevent all forms of appeals to higher authorities, every sub-system in every local government has had to strictly control and prevent people from seeking legal channels to appeal. According to the 610 Office in Jimo City, between 2 and 3 p.m., every office in each town is ordered report on Falun Gong practitioners in their area and send special people to watch over them.
  • Exposing the Villains in the Brainwashing Centre in Fushun City, Liaoning Province

    Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Centre was founded in 2003. It is located in the suburban area of the Dongzhou District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. Its purpose is to detain and forcefully "transform" Falun Gong practitioners. It is publicly labelled the "Liaoning Provincial Love and Care Centre" or "Fushun City's Love and Care School." According to the staff who worked there, since its founding, the centre has detained over 500 practitioners from Shenyang, Dalian, Fushun, Panjin, Tieling, and Huludao cities in Liaoning Province. For every practitioner detained, the CCP appropriates 2,000 yuan. The centre uses collaborators, or former practitioners who have turned against Falun Gong under brainwashing and torture and now assist in brainwashing and torturing practitioners, to force practitioners to renounce Falun Gong.