An Insider Exposes Atrocities at the Qianjin Forced Labour Camp

I was held at the Qianjin Forced Labour Camp in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province for one year. The detainees were mostly prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners. True criminals were few. Bad people were assigned to discipline good people. One could not live at ease if one did not tell lies or did not do bad deeds there.

Falun Gong practitioners suffered the most because they were too upright, opposite of the behaviour of the guards. One could live at ease if one bribed the guards and there is no justice there. Falun Gong practitioner Gao Guofeng did not comply with the guards, and shouted "Falun Gong is good!" As a result, her term was extended by seven months.

The Chinese Communist regime's agents treat petitioners the same way; even disabled people are not spared. Song Jinfeng, in her 50s, is a disabled petitioner. Her family was in financial difficulty and was unable to bribe the guards. Deputy Head Yang Yan beat her so severely that her mouth bled. Ms. Song is almost the same age as Yang Yan's mother. After Ms. Song was released, she reported this incident to a judicial department. Somebody came to investigate, but Yang Yan colluded with her superiors and provided false testimony along with the detainees and the case was dropped.

Another detainee named Yang Yumei is also a petitioner. She refused to co-operate with the guards there. Team leader Yang Guohong tortured and disabled her. Guard Yu Lifang and others also incited criminals to violently beat her.

The officials of the labour camp often denied detainees toilet use. An elderly woman had diarrhoea and asked guard Cong Zhixiu for permission to use the toilet, but Cong said no. Finally, she had no choice but to relieve herself in a plastic bag in her cell.

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