(Clearwisdom.net) The lawless officials in Shanghai have made use of the so-called "law" to persecute Dafa practitioners. As of January 2004, according to incomplete statistics, there are about 150 practitioners who have been sentenced to jail illegally. Women were detained at the Songjiang Women's Prison, while men were placed in the Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai. Moreover, a great number of practitioners were sent to forced labor camps.

Since Shanghai is the portal of China's "open door" policy, to avoid a negative image in front of the world, the authorities adopted more concealed and cunning means for persecution. They took the strategy of persuasion with false kindness and at the same time gradually exerted pressure. Eventually, they would completely ignore human rights or law. One strategy they use is to apply the unconstitutional law to persecute Dafa practitioners. They never hesitate to frame practitioners or start rumors and slander them.

In prison, psychological terror was used to create a harsh environment. In the meantime, the officials assigned the most hardened criminals to do so-called "transformation" work. The prison authorities would reward those who could "transform" practitioners by reducing their sentences. All of this was manipulated by the police. The police are not allowed to beat inmates, so they incite inmates to beat practitioners instead. When they are successful, the police are rewarded, but when they fail to get the desired result, the inmates are punished.