Falun Gong (a.k.a. Falun Dafa) is a spiritual practice based on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. Since July 1999, untold numbers of Falun Dafa practitioners in Mainland China have been detained, imprisoned, and tortured for their faith. The reason being the number of practitioners eclipsed that of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The CCP rewards agencies and individuals for their active participation in the persecution. This proves that the barbaric treatment meted out to Falun Gong adherents is not isolated or random, but rather encouraged from the very top. This is a systematic human rights violation initiated by the CCP through a nationwide persecution policy.
The now-defunct Masanjia Forced Labor Camp was a notorious facility in Liaoning Province in which Falun Gong practitioners were abused and tortured for their belief. It was recognized by the Central Organization Department and six other central agencies as an “Advanced Group in the Nationwide Battle Against Falun Gong.” It also received a “Collective First-Class” Award from the Ministry of Justice.
The Women’s Division was recognized as the “Women’s Civilized Model Unit” in Shenyang City, the “national and provincial level Advanced Group in the Nationwide Battle Against Falun Gong,” the “Women’s Flag Unit,” and the “Advanced Group” in the national justice system. The provincial justice bureau gave it a “Collective Second-Class Award.”
Su Jing, director of the Women’s Division, also received the following awards: “Outstanding Educator” from the Ministry of Justice, the Provincial “Women’s Flag Bearer,” the “Satisfactory Police Officer in the Provincial Justice System,” and “Excellent Officer in Liaoning Province.”
Practitioners were forced to stand or squat for long periods of time, stretched in a spread-eagle position, shocked with electric batons, force-fed, slapped in the face, kicked, knocked against the wall, beaten, had their heads covered with a plastic bag, deprived of sleep, denied access to a toilet, not allowed family visits, subjected to brainwashing, and force-fed unknown drugs. Female practitioners were pushed in male cells to be gang-raped.
Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp
Because of its high rate of “transforming” practitioners (forcing them to give up their belief), the now-defunct Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province received a “Collective First-Class Award” from the Ministry of Justice. The locals often referred to the labor camp as “hell.”
During the period when former director Wang Peiyi and deputy director Wu Shiwang were in office, torturing practitioners was especially notorious. The facility had boasted over 100 electric batons and more than 50 types of torture. There was a secret torture room on the second floor known as the “Devil’s House” with soundproof walls.
Abuse also occurred at night, especially when it involved woman practitioners. Guards dragged them into a “jail in a jail,” pushed them into a “burial cave,” or connected them to an electrocution plate. The electrical shocks could be worse than dying. Countless practitioners were injured and disabled in Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp. For actively persecuting practitioners, Wang was also given numerous awards.
Jinzhou Prison operates under the Prison Administration of Liaoning Province Justice Bureau. It often houses Falun Gong practitioners sentenced to over 10 years. Because its officials closely follow the persecution policy, the prison has been recognized at the provincial and national levels.
In 2008, the facility was praised by the Justice Ministry as a nationwide model prison. On July 22, 2013, it again received a Collective First-Class Award from the Ministry of Justice.
According to information from Minghui, several practitioners have lost their lives due to torture in the prison. This is all proof of just how vicious and harmful the CCP is. It encourages and rewards criminals to torture innocent practitioners for their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.