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

  • Over a Dozen Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Tangshan, Hebei Province

    A massive arrest of Falun Gong practitioners took place on June 9th in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. At least twelve practitioners were arrested or harassed. Over twenty police officers arrested Falun Gong practitioners Cao Yinxin and Cao Guoyi. Police also searched their homes. A 70-year-old female Falun Gong practitioner with the surname of Wang was arrested in Xizhan of Tangshan City while she was telling people the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Mr. Liu Zhaofu Arrested and Sentenced to Jilin Prison

    Mr. Liu Zhaofu's wife Ms. Shi Xiuzhen was arrested at home by officers from Xinzhan Police Station in Jiaohe on March 18th, 2008. Mr. Liu managed to escape and had to leave home to avoid persecution. Ms. Shi was tortured and sentenced to six years in Jilin Province Women's Prison. Police ransacked their home several times in an attempt to find Mr. Liu's whereabouts.
  • Kindergarten Owners Zhou Hongbo and His Wife Wang Fujuan from Daqing City Detained

    Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Zhou Hongbo and his wife Ms. Wang Fujuan are owners of a family-run kindergarten centre. They treat children with patience and responsibility, and the children's academic scores have greatly improved after they attended the couple's school. Parents are eager to send their kids to their centre. Such highly regarded teachers have been persecuted many times by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for their belief in Falun Gong. The couple has recently been detained again.
  • Min Changchun, an Alumnus of Wuhan University, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

    In May 2012, Mr. Min Changchun, a Falun Gong practitioner from Zhongxiang City, was secretly given a five-year sentence in Wuhan City. He has been incarcerated in Shayang Fanjiatai Prison. This was the third time that he was sentenced. Out of the last 13 years, Mr. Min was in a prison for four years, where he was persecuted until he was in critical condition, and in a forced labour camp for one and a half years. He was arrested and savagely beaten four times by the First Division (National Security Division) of the Wuhan Police Department.
  • Practitioners and Their Family Members Arrested in Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province

    Since June 2012, police in Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province, and the Domestic Security Division have seized several Falun Gong practitioners including Niu Huijie, her daughter, and her daughter's fiancee (who is not a practitioner), as well as another couple, Ms. Song Guiping and Mr. Qiao Zhenbin, who are both practitioners. The brainwashing centre officials asked Ms. Niu whether practised Falun Gong. She replied that she practised occasionally for health reasons. They said that, since she was a practitioner, she had to stay in the brainwashing centre.
  • Jilin Police Harass Numerous Falun Gong Practitioners

    On the night of May 29th, 2012, the Jilin Police Department had a joint action to harass and arrest numerous Falun Gong practitioners. According to the information provided by the insiders, the Jilin Provincial Committee and the Politics and Law Committee intended to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in the name of protecting the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Eighteenth Conference. Mr. Li Wenjun and his mother, Ms. Feng Fengyun were taken away from their home by police on the night of May 29th. The police broke into their home and took away a computer, all the Falun Gong books, over a thousand yuan, a charger for an electric power cart, DVDs, etc.
  • Products Made with Slave Labour at the Hebei Province Women's Forced Labour Camp

    There are nearly 300 women detained in the Hebei Province Woman's Forced Labour Camp. More than 100, almost half, are Falun Gong practitioners. The three “brigades” in the labour camp are known as the second, the third, and the fourth. The slave labour is labelled "practice labour.” In fact, the forced labour camp abuses its detainees to do cheap labour to make huge profits. The productivity of each brigade is directly linked to the officers' bonuses. Between 2008 and 2009, the detainees wrapped a huge number of disposable chopsticks in paper. They had also put handles on boxes for milk products. The boxes were transported in containers by large trucks. In the same period, the detainees made boxes for moon cakes, packaged toothpicks, and chopsticks.
  • Cao Dong Arrested Again in Beijing, Less than One Year after His Release from Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Yisu returned home from work on June 8th, 2012. The moment she unlocked her door, seven to eight police officers moved in quickly and broke into her home. The officials were actually looking for Mr. Cao Dong, who was staying temporarily at her home. Mr. Cao was previously arrested and sentenced to five years in prison after he met with the vice president of the European Parliament and informed him about the brutal persecution suffered by him and his wife, along with other local practitioners.
  • Eighty-Year-Old Woman Sent to Brainwashing Centre; 60-Year-Old Sent to Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Li Tuomin, in her 80s, is a resident of Chaoyang District in Beijing. She was reported by someone hired by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and then arrested by police while she and another Falun Gong practitioner were distributing materials exposing the persecution of Falun Gong on the afternoon of April 25th, 2012. On May 11th, Ms. Li was arrested again at home by the officers from the 610 Office and sent to a brainwashing centre. Ms. Wang Xiaoli, a 60-year-old Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested at home on January 13th, 2012 and sentenced to two years and seven months of forced labour in March.
  • Curtain Shop Owner Ms. Hong Meishuang Arrested Again by Rizhao 610 Office

    Ms. Hong Meishuang is a Falun Gong practitioner from Rizhao, Shandong Province. Since the Communist regime started persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, she has been arrested, harassed and persecuted by the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) several times. Since May 1st, following the orders of the Donggang District 610 Office, officials from the neighbourhood Party committee have attempted many times to force her to go to the Zhangqiu Brainwashing Centre in Jinan. After unsuccessfully attempting to make her go to the brainwashing class for two months, Rizhao 610 Office officials started to become more aggressive and on June 27th arrested Ms. Hong on the street and took her to the brainwashing centre.
  • Ms. Chen Linfen Arrested While Walking on the Road, Then Detained and Tortured in a Labour Camp

    When I was detained in the Fujian Provincial Women's Forced Labour Camp, a guard instigated inmate Yu Aiqiong to take away my toilet tissue. I had to use my underwear instead, but that was subsequently taken away. I had no choice but to use the prison uniform issued by the labour camp to clean myself, but even that was later taken away. I was also not allowed to take a shower. Eventually, I was not allowed to use the toilet. One day instructor Chen Dong took away my toilet receptacle and forced me to sit with a full bladder until dawn. Three inmates took turns monitoring me around the clock. Yu Aiqiong took my urine-stained towel and stuffed it into my mouth.
  • In Persecuting Good People, the Authorities Break the Law and Try to Extort Funds from Their Victims

    On the morning of May 21st, 2012, police arrested Ms. Zhang Huimin and Ms. Deng Gezi, two Falun Gong practitioners from Gutouzhuang Village in Xiong County, Hebei Province, and took them to the station. That afternoon the women were transferred to the the Anxin County Detention Centre. Shortly afterward police took Ms. Zhang and Ms. Deng to Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labour Camp. All the officers accompanied the practitioners, because they intended to divide the bonus money. It had been announced that, for each practitioner sentenced to forced labour, the participants would receive 30,000 yuan.
  • Mr. Li Lankui Arrested in Zhengding County, Hebei Province; Villagers Stand Up to Police

    On June 1st, at around 6 o'clock in the morning, more than 20 police officers from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) arrived in four police cars to break into Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Lankui's home. Since Mr. Li was not home at the time, his family was forced to lead the police to look for him. They ran into Mr. Li on the way and the police tried to force him to sign paperwork on the spot. Mr. Li told them sternly, “Falun Gong is good!” The neighbours couldn't just stand aside. Instead, they surrounded the police officers and tried to reason with them, “Mr. Li is not stealing from or robbing anybody. He is very fair and kind in doing business. Why do you guys keep on harassing such a good person?”
  • Xiangfang District Court in Harbin Tries Xiao Kun and Three Other Practitioners

    On May 18th, 2012, the Xiangfang District Court in Harbin tried Falun Gong practitioners Xiao Kun, Xiao Yang, Zhang Shengguo, and Hou Yinghua. The four are among dozens of Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested on December 31st, 2011. Their attorneys filed not-guilty pleas in court for them. During the trial, the police fabricated evidence against them. The Chinese Communist Party never treats Falun Gong practitioners according to the law. So-called trials are just a formality, and are a farce. The police often fabricate evidence and try to frame practitioners.
  • New Round of Arrests in the Shenyang City Shenbei New District

    Officers from the Shenbei New District Police Department in Shenyang City simultaneously carried out arrests of Falun Gong practitioners in four different places. The arrests took place on the evening of June 7th, 2012. Police arrested Ms. Guan Yaqing and her non-practitioner husband and took them to the Huangjia Township Police Station.