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

  • Mr. Wei Guanghua Is on the Verge of Death after Six Years of Imprisonment

    Police arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wei Guanghua and sentenced him to nine years imprisonment. Mr. Wei has been persecuted for over six years in prison and his life is in danger. He is nearly 6 foot tall, and weighs less than 90 lbs. He started a hunger strike to protest his persecution and it has lasted for fifteen months up to now. He suffers brutal force feeding five to six time each day during the hunger strike.
  • Practitioner Mr. Luo Guolong, 60, from Shenyang City Arrested and Persecuted for the Fourth Time

    Mr. Luo Guolong, a practitioner around 60 years old, was arrested by police on October 20th. Currently he is jailed at Shenbei Xinqu Detention Centre and is being persecuted there. This is the fourth time that Mr. Luo Guolong has been arrested and persecuted. In 2007, Mr. Luo Guolong went to a village and spoke to people about the persecution. He was arrested and the police violently beat him repeatedly using electric batons. When they saw that the electric batons could not "transform" Mr. Luo, they instead used a pair of handcuffs, that weighed over 33 pounds, to handcuff him. Eventually, Mr. Luo was sentenced to one and a half years in Shenxin Forced Labour Camp, where he was forced to do hard labour every day.
  • A Just Defence Moved the Court, But a Practitioner Is Still Sentenced

    Longquanyi District Court tried Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Changli on October 13th, 2009. Mr. Li's defence attorney, Mr. Du Peng, from Luotai Attorneys' Office in Luoyang City, Henan Province, provided a sound defence for his client's innocence. However, without any legal basis, the court still sentenced Mr. Li Changli to eight years of forced labour, following an internally pre-set term. President Yang Dejun of the Longquanyi District Court was the main judge.
  • District Court Judge Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province

    On July 7th, 2009, presiding judge, Zhao Yubin, participated in persecuting practitioners, including Mr. Yu Yungang, Mr. Fu Yu, Ms. Liu Xiufang, and Mr. Wu Zhigang. The Xiangyang District Court lied to the public that the trial would be open to the public, while they instead set up the temporary court at the Jiamusi City Detention Centre, in a rural area outside the city. On the morning before trial, Mr. Fu Yu's mother, relatives and friends went to the court and asked for the time of the trial but their request for this information was denied by Zhao Yubin, who said, "The trial time is not determined yet. Family members do not have the right to ask." Later, the families tried various channels and learned that the court had sentenced Mr. Fu Yu to five years in prison.
  • Chengdou Southwest Jiaotong University Security Officers Violently Arrest an Older Practitioner

    On September, 22nd, 2009, officers of the Security Department of Chengdou Southwest Jiaotong University violently arrested an over 60-year-old Falun Gong practitioner when he was explaining the facts about Falun Gong to a young man. Following is his report: "One of the policemen yelled, Beat him! We have nothing to be afraid of! Thus, they beat me badly with punches and kicks. I was beaten black and blue, and my face was bleeding. I couldn't move or breathe, and was lying on the ground. They tied up my hands with string, causing my hands to swell from the blood restriction."
  • Barbaric Abuse of Practitioners Inside Sanshui Women's Forced Labour Camp in Guangdong Province

    The Sanshui Women's Forced Labour Camp utilises brutal methods to force Falun Gong practitioners to "transform". The guards usually lock the practitioner in a small cell and disallow all contact. Even taking a walk in the small cell requires authorisation from the guards, not to mention other activities. There is no freedom in the forced labour camp, yet practitioners have to endure even more inhumane persecution and suffering in the small cell.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Liu Ronghua, a Teacher from Dalian City, Detained at Yaojia Detention Centre, Dalian City

    Ms. Liu Ronghua was arrested on September, 23rd, 2009. She is being detained in Yaojia Detention Centre. Those in charge didn't allow her family to visit her. Police found her ex-husband and acquired some useful information and "evidence" on Ms. Liu from him, planning to further persecute her. Ms. Liu is a lecturer and well-respected in the field of education in Dalian City. Because she lost her job due to the persecution and was forced to divorce her husband, she has relied on the rent of the house that her ex-husband left her, and has never borrowed money to survive.
  • Court Obstructs Ms. Zheng Hongxia's Not-Guilty Plea in Her Husband's Defence

    On October 20th, 2009, the Qingpu District Court in the Huaian City, Jiangsu Province held a trial for Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Chen Chao following his arrest for possessing Falun Gong books and materials used for exposing the persecution. His wife, Ms. Zheng Hongxia, submitted a plea of "not guilty" in his defence. While Ms. Zheng was preparing to defend her husband, court personnel openly refused to provide her with the indictment paperwork and the charges for which he was being prosecuted. Before and during the trial, the prosecutor Feng Jiandong was disrespectful to her and even threatened her.
  • Mr. Chen Shaodong from Xi'an City Arrested and Sent to Brainwashing Sessions

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Chen Shaodong was sent to a brainwashing centre by police. His legs were beaten severely and broken. He was sentenced to three years in a forced labour camp. Police claimed that they had found Falun Gong materials in Chen Shaodong's home. Later, at his wife's request, they allowed Mr. Chen to be released for medical treatment. However, the staff members refused to release him, with the excuse that he had not been "transformed".
  • Changchun Intermediate Court Violates the Law

    In December 2008, Nong'an County Court conducted a "secret trial" against seven Falun Gong practitioners without notifying their families. On March 27th, 2009 the court used the same tactic and pronounced judgement against them. The practitioners did not agree with the verdict and jointly appealed to Changchun Intermediate Court. Practitioners in Nong'an County and the family members of the seven practitioners hired 14 lawyers to defend them. Presently, the court wants to pronounce a judgement without trial, and it claims that "There is no need to follow court procedures regarding Falun Gong issues."
  • A Kind-Hearted Young Practitioner from Weifang City, Shandong Province, Sentenced to a Nine Year Prison Term

    Mr. Ge Kun was arrested on July 9th, 2008. He was imprisoned and tortured him for more than a year. Mr. Ge Kun, who was a very healthy young man, is now emaciated and physically weak. He went on hunger strike. After six days, he was force fed and tortured. He was tied to a cross for six days. The cross was supported with iron pipes. His hands were stretched out and strapped to the cross. He suffered excruciating pain. On October 18th, the Hanting District Court, Weifang City, Shandong Province sentenced Mr. Ge Kun to a nine year prison term.
  • Additional Information on the Persecution of Ms. Wang Yuxin and Her Family

    On September 19th, 2009, Ms. Wang Yuxin, from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, was studying Falun Gong teachings with her husband, Mr. Sun Yufu, and over ten other practitioners. She was reported and arrested and is being held in the Jiamusi Detention Centre. Her husband was released after he passed out as a result of brutal beatings from the police officers. Mr. Sun is now suffering from heart problems, has palpitations and also insomnia. Because of his sickness he cannot walk down stairs. He is unable to take care of himself at home and requires his wife to look after him.
  • The Persecution of a Teacher's Entire Family in Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province

    Police broke into a store on October 13th, 2009, run by Mr. Lu Peigen, a retired teacher from the Nonghe Town Middle School. They arrested Mr. Lu and confiscated several Falun Gong books, a DVD player, and other personal belongings. Mr. Lu's son, Lu Qianli, went to the Tonghe County Domestic Security Division to ask for his father's release on the morning of October 14th. Police detained him as well. Mr. Lu was abused and mistreated until he was vomiting and dizzy on October 15th. The Tonghe County People's Hospital diagnosed him with precursor to cerebral haemorrhage. Five to six officers also went to Mr. Lu's home three times to intimidate his wife and their eight-year-old daughter.
  • Ms. Zhang Lirong Falsely Charged and Brought to Trial; Her Family Barred from Courtroom

    On October 15th, 2009, Tiexi District court in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province brought Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Lirong to trial based on false charges fabricated jointly by the local 610 Office and the National Security Group. The court did not inform Ms. Zhang's family of the trial. Guards were present the day of the trial as if something dangerous were going to happen. The street was closely monitored by police, who took photos of every person who passed by. The court successfully prevented Ms. Zhang's family from attending the trial, and also one of Ms. Zhang's lawyers from entering the court.
  • Ms. Yu Jingzhen, 65, from Shenyang Has Been Detained for Three Months--Faces Charges from the Ministry of Justice

    Ms. Yu Jingzhen, 65, has been practising Falun Gong for thirteen years. She is sixty-five years old and still in good health. On July 28th, 2009, Ms. Yu Jingzhen was picked up by police while she was distributing Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution in Tonggou. That night, police ransacked Ms. Yu's home and confiscated some Falun Gong leaflets. Ms. Yu's family has been forbidden from seeing her, and they haven't received any information about her. They were not informed until recently that Ms. Yu's case had been sent to the Procuratorate of Sujiatun. Ms. Yu is now being framed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Ministry of Public Security, the Procuratorate and the court. Ms. Yu is now being held in the Shenyang Detention Centre.