Zhangjiakou City "School of Legal System" (Brainwashing Centre) is located in Yangtai Village, Xihezi Town, Xuanhua District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. It is a prison where Falun Dafa practitioners are brutally tortured and brainwashed. The "610 Office"(1), the Committee of Politics and Law, and the Police Department directly assist in managing it. Electric wire nets can be seen on top of the walls around the building and cameras are installed inside to monitor people. Dafa practitioners from Zhangjiakou City and the surrounding counties who persist in their belief are detained here. Guards in the brainwashing centre watch Dafa practitioners around the clock. Even when practitioners go to the toilet, have meals, or carry water, they are monitored and accompanied. They are not allowed to leave and do not have any bit of personal freedom. Here, practitioners may be illegally detained indefinitely.
Practitioners are detained in cells separately and cannot contact each other. Besides beating, electrically shocking and forcibly feeding them, the people in the brainwashing centre also use collaborators (2) to besiege Dafa practitioners for lengthy periods, conduct forcible brainwashing sessions, and mentally attack them. For example, they made use of two collaborators, Xi Chunjin and Zhang Xiuqin, to besiege Dafa practitioners in turn. In order to entice the collaborators, they also paid them a salary. They also added unknown drugs covertly into practitioners' food and drink, which caused them to have physiological abnormalities. Some practitioners are unable to care for themselves due to the torture they have suffered; some are at death's door; some are at a state of mental collapse; some have even died from torture. The following is a partial listing of known events that took place in the Zhangjiakou City Brainwashing Centre in May 2004.
1. Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Yuzhen in Zhangjiakou City Was Tortured to Death
Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Yuzhen in Zhangjiakou City was persecuted repeatedly because she refused to give up her belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance". On the night of February 17, 2004, the police in Zhangjiakou City destroyed a materials distribution centre [where flyers and other materials are printed in order to expose the persecution of Falun Dafa]. Ms. Zhang Yuzhen and several other fellow practitioners were arrested and detained in the Zhangjiakou City Shisanli Detention Centre. Ms. Zhang went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. She became very weak. Under the situation that the detention centre refused to accept her, the Qiaoxi Committee of Politics and Law and the Qixi Branch of Police Department did not release her, but transferred Ms. Zhang to the Zhangjiakou City Brainwashing Centre for continuous torture. Regardless of Ms. Zhang's health situation, the people at the brainwashing centre strengthened brainwashing, besieged her in turns, and brutally force-fed her until May 4, 2004 when she was tortured to death. She was just 48 years old when she died.
When Ms. Zhang Yuzhen was at death's door, the people at the brainwashing centre did not send her to a hospital for emergency treatment in time and also did not inform her family to take measures as soon as possible. After she died, they also did not give her family any explanation. Ms. Zhang Yuzhen was tortured to death by a conspiracy among the Qiaoxi Committee of Politics and Law of Zhangjiakou City, the Qiaoxi Branch of Police Department, the Dajinmen Police Station of Qiaoxi District and the Zhangjiakou City Brainwashing Centre.
2. Eighteen-Year-Old Practitioner Ms. Zhang Conghui Is Tortured to a State of Mental Collapse
(ref: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/6/7/48974.html )
Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Conghui was at the Xuanhua No. 1 High School of Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. She was of good character and academic performance. She was expelled from school because she clarified the truth at school. She decided to go to Tiananmen Square in order to appeal as a last resort. Later, she was illegally detained in the Zhangjiakou City Brainwashing Centre.
One time, a blackboard had some words on it defaming Teacher Li [the founder of Falun Dafa], so she erased them. As a result, the people at the brainwashing centre tied her up with rope, beat her, and shocked her with electric batons. Another time, she was not allowed to sleep for three days and nights. During this period, she lost consciousness several times. There are scars all over her body and hands from the torture she suffered. Later on, she was detained alone and completely deprived of personal freedom. After two months of torture, she was released on May 13, 2004. However, she is no longer the girl she was in the past. Right now, she has a dull look, and she exhibits mental confusion. Her mental capacity is just the same as a child of two or three years old. This model student was tortured to a state of mental collapse.
3. Zhangjiakou City Brainwashing Centre's Funding Source
The brainwashing centre hires collaborators and other people to watch Dafa practitioners. Where does the funding come from? Jiang's regime takes inhuman measures to "ruin their reputation, cut them off financially and destroy them physically" in persecuting Dafa practitioners. Physically, they use all the means of persecution there are, from all times and all lands. Financially, they pressure employers to fire people or garnish their wages and police and government agencies issue fines and search people's homes, confiscating personal property and stealing money. The following are two examples from the Zhangjiakou City Brainwashing Centre:
Dafa practitioner Ms. Cui Xinxiang was extorted out of 800 Yuan (3) per month, including a monthly salary of 400 Yuan that she has to pay to the person in charge of monitoring her, 200 Yuan for meals, 100 Yuan for toothpaste and 100 Yuan for other expenses.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Lianying is being extorted out of 900 Yuan per month. This includes a monthly salary of 700 Yuan that she has to pay to the person in charge of watching her and 200 Yuan for meals.
(1) The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
(2) "Collaborators" are former Falun Gong practitioners who have turned against Falun Dafa due to brainwashing and torture.
(3) "Yuan"--Chinese currency; 500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2004/6/13/77011.html
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