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

  • Mr. Wei Danquan Dying Due to Torture at Baoding Forced Labour Camp

    Mr. Wei Danquan is a Falun Gong practitioner from the city of Shanhaiguan in Hebei Province. He has been unlawfully imprisoned at Baoding Forced Labour Camp. Because of torture, Mr. Wei has been coughing up blood, but the guards continue to handcuff him to the radiator and force him to perform heavy labour. On the afternoon of September 26th, Mr. Wei's mother, wife and elderly aunt tried to visit him, but the camp staff stopped them before they even entered the camp's courtyard. Liu Qingyong told them, "The 17th National People's Congress is about to begin. We have received orders that there will be no visits or releases."
  • The Persecution of Group 5 in Shijiazhuang Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioners have been imprisoned and persecuted in Group 5 of Shijiazhuang Forced Labour Camp since 2000. Those in charge have used violence in brainwashing practitioners and tortured them both mentally and physically. The so-called "transformation" by the Chinese Communist Party is, without exception, violently forced on practitioners. In order to encourage wardens to be more violent, an internal policy that awarded the wardens a minimum of 800 yuan for each practitioner they "transformed" was enacted. For transforming the "focused" practitioners, the award can be over a thousand or even over ten thousand yuan each. In October 2004, Qie Lili was tortured and brainwashed with the "flying eagle" torture. She was deprived of sleep for 10 days and at the end she showed the symptoms of a heart attack. She went on hunger strikes several times to protest the persecution but was brutally force-fed every time.
  • Fourteen Falun Gong Practitioners Recently Arrested in Qian'an City, Hebei Province

    In the name of so-called "social stabilisation" during the Chinese Communist Party's 17th National Congress, police in Qian'an City, Hebei Province have recently arrested 14 Falun Gong practitioners. Police arrived in three vehicles on the morning of October 16th, 2007, at practitioner Ms. Fan Huiying's home and arrested her. It is unknown where she is detained. Fan Huiying is in her sixties, and was previously the vice-chairwoman of the Qian'an City Political Consultative Conference. Eight policemen ransacked the home of practitioner Cui Qingru on the evening of October 10th. They seized Ms. Cui and took her PC, printer, TV and other personal belongings. Cui Qingru is currently being held in a detention centre located at Maojiawa Village, Qian'an Town.
  • Crimes Committed at Moganshan Forced Labour Camp in Zhejiang Province

    Practitioner Guo Caiqin is 60 years old. Because of her determined belief in Dafa, on July 6th, 2006, she was sent to Moganshan Forced Labour Camp. Several drug addict inmates are assigned to monitor each practitioner. At the beginning, there were "conversations" where practitioners were pressured into giving up Falun Gong. If that did not work, practitioners were forced to watch video tapes or listen to tapes with the volume turned to the maximum. They were also forced to sit on a bench all day. Every day, practitioners were forced to get up very early in the morning and go to bed very late at night. If practitioners did not cooperate, they were forced to take an unknown drug. If they refused to take the drug, it was secretly put in their food. When Guo Caiqin found out that the inmates were putting drugs in her food, she went on a hunger strike to protest. Five drug addicts force-fed her with frozen bread. Her nose was bleeding and her teeth were loosened.
  • Lawless Police in Baoding City, Hebei Province Arrest Falun Gong Practitioner Liu Zhihui and Send Him to a Forced Labour Camp

    On August 28th, 2007, officers from the Baoding City National Security Team in Hebei Province followed Falun Gong practitioner Liu Zhihui in six vehicles. To find out where they were from, Liu Zhihui's brother-in-law invited them to a restaurant. When Liu Zhihui was paying the bill, the head of these policemen saw that Mr. Liu took out almost ten thousand yuan from his pocket. He attempted to extort the money and said, "Liu Zhihui is rich and we are poor. Liu will not be stingy." Liu Zhihui did not speak to him and put the rest of the money into his pocket. The plainclothes criminals got annoyed and began to search Liu Zhihui and his car, without showing any ID. They confiscated his car, the remaining cash of 8,960 yuan that Liu Zhihui was going to use to pay his client for business transactions. They then sent him to a forced labour camp, in complete violation of the Chinese Constitution.
  • Ms. Deng Shufen, a Seventy-Year-Old Practitioner from Shuangliu County, Sichuan Province, Recently Arrested

    On October 1st, 2007, Ms. Deng Shufen, a Falun Gong practitioner from Sichuan Province went to the Jitian Town Government to speak out for justice for Falun Gong. She told them that because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had committed heinous crimes it would be destroyed and anyone associated with it would be implicated, so that only if they quit the CCP would they have a good future. The town government authorities, instead of listening to what she said, ordered the police of the Jitian Police Substation to arrest Ms. Deng Shufen.
  • Appeal for the Release of My Husband Yang Jianpo

    My husband, Yang Jianpo, has been detained several times and severely tortured because he refuses to give up Falun Gong. In detention police tied my husband to an "iron chair", and used a hand-cranked-telephone which generates electrical current to shock him. They connected wires to all of his fingers, and when they shocked him, the pain was beyond description. He felt his heart was broken into pieces and his body ready to explode. They took turns torturing him. He was deprived of sleep and tortured day and night for three consecutive days. From 1999 until today, the authorities have confiscated from my family a total of 80,000 yuan (5,000 British pounds), consisting of cash, belongings and vehicles.
  • Sentenced to Forced Labour Three Times for a Total of Six Years, Ms. Peng Shiqiong Is Being Held in Chongqing Forced Labour Camp Beyond Her Original Sentence

    In the winter of 2002, a journalist from Australia went to Nanmusi Women's Forced Labour Camp and asked for information about the water dungeon. Prison guard Li Qi denied the existence of a water dungeon. Li Qi took the journalist from the first floor to the third. Seeing that 13 practitioners were being forced to stand, the journalist asked, "Why are they standing there?" Li Qi replied, "Because they like it." One practitioner pointed at Li Qi and said, "No, we do not like standing here. She makes us." After the journalist left, Li Qi instigated some drug addict inmates to brutally beat Peng Shiqiong, Gao Huifang (who has since been tortured to death), Luo Meng, and Wang Huiying for several hours. Even the regular prisoners were horrified when they saw what was going on, and turned away.
  • Many Falun Dafa Practitioners Secretly Given Long Sentences in Qingdao City

    Recently, many practitioners were given long sentences on trumped-up charges by a court in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. Ms. Wang Shulan was sentenced to a prison term of 17 years. Wang Kangning was sentenced to nine years. During the last few years, government agencies in Qingdao City have secretly given practitioners similar heavy sentences.
  • Ms. Sun Chongzhen and Mr. Chen Guiyun Arrested Again by 610 Office Agents in Junan County, Shandong Province

    Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Sun Chongzhen and Mr. Chen Guiyun were arrested by agents of the 610 Office and local police on October 8th, 2007. Mr. Chen was taken to a detention centre and his wife was forced to leave home to avoid being arrested. In 2003 Ms. Sun Chongzhen was detained at a detention centre. During this period, she was tortured by being hung from the ceiling by her wrists and being put in solitary confinement. During this period, her mother-in-law and her brother passed away, and she was not allowed to see them for a last visit.
  • Mr. Zheng Zhicheng Arrested Again, His Mother and Wife Sentenced to Forced Labour

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zheng Zhicheng is a resident of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. He has remained a steadfast practitioner despite being sentenced to forced labour twice. Each time, he was sentenced to three years, for a total of six years. During Mr. Zheng's imprisonment, his father died of grief. His wife was also sentenced to 15 months of forced labour and recently his mother was sentenced to 18 months of forced labour.
  • Yang Manzhi Subjected to "Death Bed" Torture in Benxi Forced Labour Camp

    As part of the coercive brainwashing, camp wardens have repeatedly forced practitioners to listen to, watch, read, and write materials that criticise Falun Dafa. Camp wardens hired collaborators [former practitioners who assist in brainwashing] to persecute firm practitioners. Those in charge deprive practitioners of sleep, force them to perform hard labour, and torture them in various ways. The steadfast practitioners were put into solitary confinement or tied to a "death bed." The death bed involves strait-lacing the victim's limbs and trunk with thin nylon cords to a bed frame for a long time. The cords can obstruct breathing and cut into the flesh. Practitioners on hunger strike are force fed.
  • I Was Imprisoned Four Times and Incarcerated for Seven Years

    On October 25th, 2001, I went to Tiananmen Square again and unfurled a banner that read, "Falun Dafa Is a Righteous Practice" on one side and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance Is the Universal Law" on the other side. I was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labour. I was beaten and was forced to perform labour during the day and I was forbidden to sit down while I worked. The work they made me do was packaging chopsticks, which I had never done before. I was ordered to put 8,500 pairs of chopsticks into paper holders each day, package them together, and get them into cartons. On the third night I was still not allowed to sleep.
  • The Brutal Torture of Falun Gong Practitioners at Shanghai No. 3 Forced Labour Camp

    Xiang Jianzhong, famous for his cruelty, was the head of a team at the Shanghai No.3 Forced Labour Camp. He, along with guards Gao Jinlin and Chen Jiangong, continuously enforced the mental and physical torture of imprisoned practitioners. If a practitioner did not "transform" according to a guard's expectations, the guard would harass and torture the person for long periods of time. The practitioners would be forced to face the wall and stand still. They were not allowed to sleep, were beaten with electric batons, and locked in small cells. Practitioner Wang Wei, associate professor of the Fudan University Business School in Shanghai, was forced to stand still for long periods of time and locked in a small cell. When he was released after being held for 20 days, he was "skin and bones" due to the brutal torture.
  • Eight Practitioners in Qian'an City, Hebei Province, Recently Taken into Custody

    On October 11th, 2007, practitioner Ms. Liu Xiaoyuan, was taken away by the police and her home ransacked. Ms. Liu's whereabouts is currently unknown. On October 12th, Mr. Yuan Chunlin, was taken away by the police and had his home ransacked. The police seized his computer, printer, and TV antenna. Other practitioners were also arrested, had money extorted from them and tortured in a detention centre. They had all committed no crime. They only follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.