Brainwashing Center of Jianghan District and Hewan Forced Labor Camp at Wuhan City, Hubei Province Torture Practitioners to Make them Renounce their Beliefs
(Clearwisdom.net) On February 20, 2002, two policemen from the local police station abducted me while I was not wearing much clothing. After going downstairs to the gate of our building, I was pushed into a police car and taken directly to the brainwashing center of Jianghan District. Later I was transferred to Hewan Forced Labor Camp and jailed there for more than two years. When my family members went to the police station to inquire about my whereabouts, the policemen all answered, "We don't know." After more than one month, my family members finally found my whereabouts from other sources. During that time I had been suffering from the cold. In the brainwashing center, those lawless officers kept watch on us day and night. We were not allowed to have any free activity or practice Falun Gong. Being forced to lie down in bed around the clock for a month, we felt weak all over and dizzy. Our health had been seriously damaged.
Then, lawless officers tried to brainwash us by using a lot of propaganda materials full of slanders and lies. In the brainwashing center, practitioners suffered inhumane torture and mistreatment. First of all, they were forced to take off all of their clothes for an examination as soon as they got there. They were forced to spin, squat down and stand up alternatively. The officers insulted, kicked and beat Falun Gong practitioners, and slapped them in the face. Policemen even stripped practitioners and cuffed them down on the "dead person's bed" (a torture where the four limbs of the practitioner are stretched out and tied to the four corners of an icy-cold metal bed. The practitioner cannot move at all.) at least for three to five days and sometimes as long as a month. They were not released even to urinate and defecate.
The officers persecuted the firm and unshakable practitioners by increasing their work load, placing them in confinement, depriving them of sleep, wearing them down, and attacking them psychologically. They instigated criminals to torture practitioners. If criminals were able to satisfy those officers, they would be praised and rewarded by having their terms reduced.