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

  • Ms. Liu Huili from Liaoning Province Arrested

    Seven police officers broke into Ms. Liu Huili's home on July 13th, 2010. They lied, saying they needed to discuss something with her, and ordered Ms. Liu to accompany them. Ms. Liu refused to comply. The police searched her home and seized her tape recorder, mobile phone, Falun Gong books, and other personal property. They took Ms. Liu to the county domestic security division and then to Jinzhou Detention Centre.
  • Mr. Ban Sanyuan Sentenced, Appeal Ignored by the Court

    Police applied tear gas on Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bai Sanyua in his own barn on May 16th, 2010. After Mr. Bai was overcome by the gas, police arrested him and detained him at the Jingyuan County Detention Centre. Because of his hunger strike to appeal, police handcuffed and chained Mr. Bai to a "tiger bench" for nine days until he was in critical condition. He became very skinny and his body became numb. Even though Mr. Bai was not present, the court held a hearing on June 23rd and sentenced him. Mr. Bai appealed against the sentence but the court told him that he had missed his chance to appeal.
  • Ms. Zhang Ping Suffers Heart Attack from Police Brutality

    On March 1st, 2010, police went to the home of Zhang Ping's mother and said that they were collecting the rubbish fee. They arrested Ms. Zhang at her home. They subsequently ransacked Ms. Zhang's home, taking two computers and a printer, along with 4000 yuan in cash. Zhang Ping was then taken to the Mudanjiang No. 2 Detention Centre. Later she was sent to Harbin Detox Centre for forced labour for two years. In 2005, Ms. Zhang was also arrested by police for practising Falun Gong. She was restrained in the space behind the back seats, which caused her to have a heart attack due to lack of oxygen, and she had to be taken to the hospital.
  • Practitioners Tortured at Yushu City Brainwashing Centre in Jilin Province

    The "Legal Education and Training Centre," a brainwashing centre in Yushu City, Jilin Province, is a prison where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tortures and brainwashes Falun Gong practitioners until they renounce their belief in Falun Gong. Soft and harsh methods were used in efforts to break the will of the practitioners. First, people from the community and local police station were asked to talk to the practitioners, trying to change their minds in a polite manner, and practitioners were told to follow their suggestions. If practitioners continue to resist, they are threatened and beaten.
  • Atrocities Committed at the Zhangjiatun Brainwashing Centre in Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province

    According to practitioners who have been incarcerated in the Zhangjiatun Brainwashing Centre, Jiaozhou City 610 Office agents hired some local thugs to carry out the abuse in the centre. They severely beat practitioners who refused to write statements to renounce practising Falun Gong. They abused and mistreated male practitioners by pulling out their beard hairs one by one, or freezing them outdoors in the cold weather. They employed a specific torture method to abuse practitioners who remain steadfast in their belief. The persecutors wrapped a long metal furnace hook with newspaper and continuously struck the practitioners in the mouth and teeth so severely that the practitioners' mouths became bloody and their teeth were knocked out one by one. The evildoers shouted, "We will make you suffer until you'd rather be dead than alive!"
  • The Gross Abuse I Suffered in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp, Liaoning Province

    I was detained in Masanjia Labour Camp in September 2007. I was subjected to various kinds of brutal mistreatments. As a result of the torture, my left hand is still numb, and there is still swelling at the base of my fingers. At the beginning of my incarceration, the guards assigned me to work daily with items involving the use of white glue (polyvinyl acetate, or PAVc). PAVc is a toxic substance and can lead to allergy, asthma, or other respiratory problems. Not long after, my blood pressure shot up to 160/100. I had blood in my sputum, had difficulty breathing, and developed other allergic reactions.
  • Ms. Wang Hui Sentenced to Forced Labour

    Ms. Wang Hui, 40, a teacher from the Juren Comprehensive School, was recently sentenced to two and a half years of forced labour, and is now in Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp. When Ms. Wang was out distributing Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution on July 6th, 2009, she was arrested again. Ms. Wang was previously sentenced to one and a half years in October 2001, and was held in the same labour camp.
  • University Lecturer Guo Xiaojun from Shanghai Persecuted

    Mr. Guo Xiaojun, a former lecturer at the Computer Science Department in Shanghai Jiaotong University, was arrested on January 8th, 2010 by police. The officers also ransacked his home and car and repeatedly threatened Mr. Guo's wife. Mr. Guo's wife initially hired an attorney from Beijing for legal assistance. However, officials from the Beijing Judicial Bureau pressured him to drop the case under orders from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Shanghai. Mr. Guo's wife then hired another attorney from Beijing, but he also left after being threatened by the Beijing Judicial Bureau.
  • Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Forces Lawyers Defending Shanghai Jiaotong University Professor to Withdraw from the Case

    A lawyer for Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Guo Xiaojun was notified on June 25th, 2010 by Shanghai Baoshan Court that Mr. Guo would be tried on July 6th. Mr. Guo was a professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in the computer science department before he was arrested and tortured for practising Falun Gong. His family asked three lawyers to appeal for him, but all three lawyers withdrew due to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Mr. Guo is now on his fourth lawyer.
  • Judges and Police in Wuhan City Retaliate Against Four Elderly Falun Gong Practitioners for Filing an Appeal

    Ms. Song Wenxiu and her daughter Li Shihong are both Falun Gong practitioners. Earlier this year, police arrested Ms. Song and confiscated the keys to her home. Without any search or arrest warrants, the police ransacked her home and arrested her daughter. police took 1,200 yuan during the raid. Her family went to the police station numerous times to report the missing cash, but the police refused to record and investigate their case. Jiangan District Court tried Ms. Li Shihong on April 7th, 2010. The case against her was composed of fabricated evidence.
  • Dentist Ms. Wang Xiaoming Arrested for a Third Time

    Eyewitnesses saw Dr. Wang Xiaoming being arrested outside of her dental clinic at around 10 a.m. on July 6th, 2010, by agents from Wuhan City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). Dr. Wang is now detained in Hubei Province Legal Education School (a brainwashing centre). Dr. Wang's husband was employed at the Wuhan City TV Station but could not be promoted because his wife practised Falun Gong. He was later demoted to another job. Their marriage ended because of the huge pressure levied against it under the persecution.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Ding Fadong Has Endured Severe Abuse in Detention Centres and Labour Camps

    On July 20th, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) head, Jiang Zemin, launched the unconstitutional persecution of Falun Gong across the nation. I was arrested by the police on numerous occasions simply for telling fellow villagers about the benefits of Falun Gong and the unreasonable persecution practitioners were being put through. I was held in custody and sentenced to forced labour three times, which left me subject to extended hours of forced servitude, while guards and inmates carried out inhuman torture and conducted brainwashing sessions on me.
  • Persecuted Three Times Already, Education Bureau Accountant Arrested Again

    On June 21st, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Guofang was arrested by police. Ms. Wang was taken to the Changchun City Brainwashing Centre. The officers said, "Falun Gong materials were found in your cabinet. You come with us." Ms. Wang asked, "Why did you search my things? Why should I go with you?" The police officers did not give an explanation and forced her into the vehicle. In October 2004, Ms. Wang was arrested on her way to Beijing, imprisoned for the second time, and subsequently tortured in Changchun Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp.
  • Ms. Cao Zhimin from Changsha City Taken to a Brainwashing Centre

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Cao Zhimin was stopped by at least five unidentified men while she accompanied her daughter Yuanyuan to kindergarten on July 5th, 2010. The men dragged her and her daughter into a white, unmarked car and drove them away. Ms. Cao shouted to passers-by for help and her daughter cried. The men were later identified as officers from the Changsha City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and the Furong District 610 Office. They took Ms. Cao and her daughter to the Laodaohe Brainwashing Centre in Changsha City. Their family has been forbidden to visit them.
  • Elderly Couple Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Prison in Anqiu City, Shandong Province for Their Beliefs

    Mr. Ding Yuezhao and his wife, Zhang Yuying, along with three other practitioners were sentenced to heavy prison terms by Anqiu City Court, for continuing to practise Falun Gong. Mr. Ding Yuezhao was sentenced to 12 years, Ms. Zhang Yuying to 13 years, Mr. Sun Zongxu to ten years, Mr. Tang Peiwu to nine years, and Ms. Lin Shuzhen to seven years. They were arrested in December 2009 by Anqiu City police, almost tortured to death, and put on trial three times by the Anqiu City Court.