(Clearwisdon.net) During the 16th Party Congress, Falun Dafa practitioners working at the Sanye Tire Company and at other work units in Hainan Province were forcibly taken to a brainwashing center inside the Hainan Female Labor Camp. They were tortured and not allowed to sleep, brush their teeth, or bathe. To prevent practitioners from escaping, they made them take off their clothes except for their underwear and bras. They even had to do calisthenics in this condition.

In dealing with practitioners who went on hunger strikes, they would force-feed them with a thin porridge containing a very high concentration of salt. This forced the practitioners to drink a lot of water and caused their legs to swell up. When a practitioner wanted to go to the restroom, they were followed by four or five guards. Practitioners were not allowed to speak to each other nor even look at one another. They had to go through brainwashing every day. The guards would force them to write statements denouncing Falun Gong. Those who refused were sentenced to three years of forced labor camp.

Chen Yan, who is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong in the Sanye Tire Company, threatened those practitioners who unwillingly wrote the "guarantee" statements with arrest if they told any outsiders about what happened inside the prison.

Lawless officials in the Sanye Tire Company who actively persecute Dafa practitioners include Chen Yan (female), Zhong Jiansheng, Cao Yaming, and Chen Hui.

January 8, 2003