Picture showing the Front Gate of the Masanjia Labor Camp

Nearly 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners, mostly female, have been detained at the Masanjia Labor Camp since July 20, 2000, when Jiang Zemin and his followers began the crackdown on Falun Gong. The guards at the camp committed heinous crimes against Falun Dafa practitioners.

View from Afar of a Tower Building at Masanjia Where Female Practitioners are Detained.

Yao Suyun, a practitioner from Shenyang City, took Song Yue, her 19-year-old son, to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to appeal to the government and to revalidate Dafa on October 1, 2000. She was arrested there and was sent to the female prison brigade of the Masanjia Labor Camp. Yao is being detained in this building. Yao has suffered from all sorts of cruel tortures in this building for the past month. The camp tried to trick Yao into confessing and transforming through the help of Gao Lili and Gao Rongrong, who had been transformed at Masanjia. The camp guards force Yao Suyun into hard labor during the day, and in the evening, they take turns torturing her and depriving her of sleep entirely. Yet, all the measures from the camp have been unable to shake Yao's faith in Falun Dafa. Her son, Song Yue, in answering "Is Falun Gong good, or is Jiang Zemin good?" a question which appeared in the "political science" section in his college entrance examination, wrote, "Falun Gong is good, and Jiang Zemin is bad." As a result, he was deprived of eligibility to enroll in college. Song Yue was arrested at the same time as his mother in Beijing on October 1, and is currently detained in the labor camp at the Longshan, Liaoning Province. A great number of practitioners have been delivered and detained in the Longshan Labor Camp since July 20, 1999. The majority of the detainees are male Falun Dafa practitioners. Camp guards have resorted to all means in torturing the practitioners, however the practitioners held a group hunger strike because they would rather die than yield to the evil forces present there. Presently, there is one practitioner missing from the camp.

Reported on December 18, 2000