Joint Persecution by the Labour Reeducation Bureau and the Women's Forced Labour Camp in Chongqing City

On December 17th, 2009, the Labour Re-education Bureau and the Women's Forced Labour Camp in Chongqing City conducted a so-called "ice-breaking operation" to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The goal was to "transform" [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] Falun Gong practitioners by forcibly brainwashing them and by using sleep deprivation (going to bed at 2:30 a.m. and getting up at 6:00 a.m.), forbidding use of the toilet, forcing them to stand overnight, and forcing them to squat. They were also tortured and beaten, resulting in serious injury. The operation was scheduled to end on February 8th, 2010.

Ms. Jiang Yourong, 63, was sent to the camp on January 2nd, 2010. The guard instructed drug offender Ding Xia to beat her because she refused to talk to them, and she was not allowed to sleep until 2:00 a.m. Drug offenders Wang Haiyan and Yuan Langling stepped hard on Ms. Jiang's fingers. Ms. Jiang Yourong still refuses to be "transformed."

Ms. Yue Chunhua, 55, was brutally beaten by guard Tao Xin and drug offenders Ding Xia, Chen Zhi, and Chen Shibi, and couldn't stand straight any longer.

Ms. Yang Chunyuan, in her 40s, was force-fed with a concentrated saline solution because she held a hunger strike. Her lungs were seriously injured when she was beaten by drug offender Chen Zhi. The guards were afraid that their crimes would be exposed, so they didn't take her to a hospital. In mid-January, she was forced to wear a mask and was given an IV infusion every day. Over one thousand yuan1 was expended on her treatment.

In the camp, practitioners Ms. Liu Xinhui, Ms. Wang Xiaoyan, Ms. Wang Huaqin, Ms. Zhang Ms. Zhengying, Ms. Zhang Zhifang, Ms. Zhao Jiayu, and Ms. Tan Fenghao all refused to be "transformed."
To further persecute the practitioners who refused to be "transformed," three male guards, Yan Fei, Wang Cheng, and Li Li from the Xishanping Forced Labour Camp, were brought in to beat them. The beatings were carried out on the fourth floor, since there is no surveillance camera installed there.

Guard Chen Yanyan, who was promoted to team leader for his work in persecuting practitioners, often deprived them of sleep by having conversations with them until 2:00 a.m. The the next day he would torture them. He sometimes wouldn't allow them to sleep at all during the night.

Many different methods of torture are used in the Chongqing City Women's Forced Labour Camp. All the practitioners who refuse to be "transformed" stay on the third floor. They are put in the same room with drug offenders. They are often beaten by the drug offenders, who were instructed to do so by the guards. Ms. Zhang Zhengying was beaten by drug offender Shen Hong and her face was injured.

Individuals involved in the persecution:
Team leaders Chen Yanyan and Tao Xing
Male guards Yan Fei, Wang Cheng, and Li Li


1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

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