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

  • Police of Laiyuan County, Hebei Province: "This is Called 'Strategy' not 'Lying'"

    On December 29th, 2009, the village director received a phone call from the police station directing him to inform Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zuo Zewen to immediately go to the police department to pick up his family tricycle. When Mr. Zuo and his wife went to the police department, their tricycle was not there. A policeman offered Mr. Zuo a ride to the police station to pick up the tricycle. But when Mr. Zuo got in the car, Zhang Fang drove him directly to the Gaoyang Forced Labour Camp. When the village director asked the domestic security division officer why the police had lied to him and used him to lie to others, and inquired of how he would be able to explain this to all of the villagers, Wei said, "This is not 'lying', it is 'strategy."
  • Mr. Liu Wen Arrested Delivering Milk, His Family in Difficulty

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Wen and his wife raise diary cows to support their daughter's college education. On September 19th, 2009, Mr. Liu took a bus to deliver milk and was stopped by a government employee. The official identified him as a Falun Gong practitioner after locating his name on a blacklist and took him to the police station. Public Security Bureau officials ransacked Mr. Liu's home when no one was in. Mr. Liu had previously been sentenced to three years of forced labour in 2000. At the Baoding Labour Camp he was subjected to violent brainwashing. The guards tied him to the "dead person's bed" for 17 days, shocked him with several electric batons at once, hitting him in the armpits and in the genitals.
  • Ms. Jiang Zongping Tortured in the Neijiang Brainwashing Centre in Sichuan Province

    On August 26th, 2009, Jiang Zongping, a Falun Gong practitioner from Neijiang, Sichuan Province, was sent to the Neijiang Brainwashing Centre by local Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel. Ms. Jiang recalled the torture she endured in the brainwashing centre: "I was detained in the brainwashing centre for more than forty days. During those days, I was forced to watch the videos that they produced to condemn our teacher and Falun Gong. They employed all kinds of lies and dirty words to defame Falun Gong and our teacher. I was forbidden to make a single movement."
  • Mr. Wu Zonglun Recounts Years of Persecution in Xianning City, Hubei Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wu Zonglun has been arrested, detained, fined, forced to do hard labour and had his home ransacked, as a result of the persecution of Falun Gong begun by Jiang Zemin, [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] in July 1999. He recounts the persecution he experienced: "On December 19th, 2003, I was sentenced to two years of forced labour and I was taken to Shayang Forced Labour Camp, where I was tortured and forced to undergo intense brainwashing. I was summoned for a "talk," which in reality was intense brainwashing. The plan was to bring victims into their traps, and force them to renounce Falun Gong by the end of the day. The contents of the "talk" mainly included lies made up by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to frame Falun Gong."
  • Six Practitioners from Gaomi City, Shandong Province, Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

    Recently, six Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced by Gaomi City Court to lengthy prison terms. Mr. Guo Hongfa was sentenced to seven years, Mr. Xue Jiagui to three and a half years, Ms. Zhang Guizhi to four years, Ms. Mao Yongfang to six years, and Ms. Mao Yongchun and Ms. Ren Yuying were both sentenced to four and a half years, with Ms. Mao's sentence to be served outside of prison. Before the trial, the practitioners were held at the Gaomi City Detention Centre for approximately nine months, where they were persecuted. They were deprived of sleep for several days on end. Some of the practitioners were tortured in a small isolated cell.
  • Mr. Kuang Xinrong's Defence Process Blocked

    Practitioner Mr. Kuang Xinrong is facing charges of practising Falun Gong from the Jiangjin District Court, Chongqing, but the court and the Jiangjin District Political and Judiciary Committee blocked his attorney from the defence process and would not allow the lawyer to meet Mr. Kuang because Mr. Kuang was charged with practising Falun Gong.
  • Ma Qingping, a Teacher from Puyang City, Henan Province, Persecuted by Local Law Enforcement

    Ma Qingping, a fine arts teacher in Puyang City, was sentenced to four years in prison for making New Years greeting cards which displayed the words, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The principal of the school in which he was teaching reported him to the police. The principal helped police to pressure the 170 students to hand in the greeting cards. Some students refused to hand them in. Those students wanted to show the police and the principal that their teacher was not committing any crimes.
  • Ms. Xu Qingyan Tortured Repeatedly and Forced to Become Homeless

    Ms. Xu Qingyan is a common peasant. Because she believes in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she was arrested five times by the police, detained in prison for more than four years, and tortured many times. She still can't return to her home. Her experience shows how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) inhumanly tortures Falun Gong practitioners. At the same time, her unconquerable spirit and will show the world that unjust law enforcement cannot change people's belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. On February 24th, 2009, police arrested arrest Ms. Xu again. The detention centre refused to accept her because she had two large tumours in her abdomen. After that, Ms. Xu was forced to become homeless to avoid police harassment.
  • The Truth Halts an Unjust Trial

    On December 2nd, 2009, the Helong City Court in Yanbianzhou, Jilin Province, tried Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Fengyun. Ms. Li's lawyer presented a strong defence, so the judge had to adjourn the trial hastily. Over the ten years of persecution, few lawyers have been brave enough to defend Falun Gong practitioners in court. Ms. Li's case was the first one in this area, so it attracted many people. Before the trial began, the presiding judge unreasonably demanded that the defence not make any statements on the quality of Falun Gong. The defence challenged the prosecutor to provide legal evidence that Falun Gong is a cult. The prosecutor became speechless.
  • Ms. Zhao Ruilan, 58, of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, Persecuted Multiple Times

    I began practising Falun Gong in March 1997. In the past ten years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started its persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, I have been detained five times, forced to attend brainwashing sessions, sentenced to forced labour, fined, and harassed multiple times. On February 16th, 2000, my husband and I went to Beijing to appeal for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. The police arrested us and forced us into a vehicle that took us to Tiananmen Square Police Branch. A policeman slapped my husband's face and punched him four times. Then they forced us to stand facing the wall and didn't allow us to use the toilet. At a detention centre when I did the Falun Gong exercises, guard Fang stomped on my hands, causing blisters to form on the backs of my hands. Many practitioners were beaten and tortured by guard Fang.
  • Ms. Jiang Yanlin of Yi County, Liaoning Province, Arrested

    On December 22nd, 2009, approximately two dozen police officers stormed the temporary residence of Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Jiang Yanlin and arrested her. Prior to her arrest, Ms. Jiang had been forced to leave her home and live as a fugitive for more than five years. During the years that Ms. Jiang was away from home, the police regularly raided her house and harassed her family members. The police threatened her family and demanded that they find Ms. Jiang and send her to the police station. Meanwhile, a warrant was issued for Ms. Jiang's arrest and the police conducted an extensive search for her.
  • Ms. Li Guihua from Jiujiang City Arrested; Family Pressured to Pay for Her Release

    Local police arrested 62-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Guihua in late November 2009 because she talked to people about Falun Gong. Domestic Security Division officials attempted to extort 100,000 yuan from her family. Ms. Li's family was unable to pay that much, so the officers said that they could release Ms. Li if her family paid 10,000 yuan. Ms. Li was previously subjected to persecution many times. Her family had trouble making ends meet, even before being forced to pay such a large amount of money. Ms. Li's whereabouts are currently unknown.
  • Southwest Jiaotong University Teacher Ms. Zou Hongying Arrested and Tortured

    One week before the 2008 Olympic torch relay passed through Emeishan, police from the Emeishan Mountain Area arrested Ms. Zou Hongying, a Southwest Jiaotong University professor. They ransacked her home before taking her to Sichuan Province Women's Prison on February 12th, 2009. Previously, in 2005, Ms. Zou was arrested and detained in a brainwashing centre to try to force her to renounce Falun Gong. Her husband was in deep distress and asked for a divorce. Their daughter was only two years old.
  • Older Practitioner Ms. Wang Quanhua Subjected to Three Years of Forced Labour

    Guards at Guizhou Province Women's Forced Labour Camp have mentally tormented and physically harmed Ms. Wang Quanhua for three years. The camp is a hell on earth. She was placed in a dark cell and guarded by a dozen drug offenders who took turns monitoring her around the clock. Ms. Wang was forced to stand straight and still at all times. A tiny movement would result in her being beaten and kicked. Ms. Wang developed swollen legs from standing so long.
  • Ms. Wu Xiujie from Jiamusi City Recalls Acts of Abuse and Mistreatment by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

    On July 29th, 2008, I was arrested and sent to forced labour for 15 months. I had to pack 5,000 pairs of "Sterile Chopsticks" each day. If I could not meet the quota I would be physically and verbally abused. [My left hand is still swollen now and hurts.] At night I had to memorise the prison rules and regulations. My food consisted of three daily portions of soup that were frequently mixed with bugs and dirt. Prison guards forced practitioners to be "reformed [forcibly renounce Falun Gong]." They forced practitioners to sign three prepared statements.