(Clearwisdom.net) Xu Lihua, Director of the Changle Forced Labor Camp in Weifang City, Shandong Province, and Zou Jintian, Deputy Director in charge of persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners, made several efforts to get a contract with the Linqu County Hongye Group. The Hongye Group is a Chinese-American joint venture that produces hand-woven rugs and exports them to the U.S. The labor camp authorities force Dafa practitioners to weave rugs in a heavily polluted environment. The practitioners have to work more than twelve hours a day, and they barely have time to take a bath or wash their clothes. Except for a three-day break during the Chinese New Year, they are not allowed to have any other holidays or even time off on the weekends. In addition to the intensive labor, Dafa practitioners' meals are prepared using the cheapest and lowest quality ingredients, and the food is difficult to eat. Therefore, a lot of practitioners are forced to barely survive on supplemental food sent by their families. The intense work and terrible food dramatically damages practitioners' health, and they have become weak and emaciated. On top of that, they often suffer brutal torture from the police.

The Hongye Group cooperates with the Changle Labor Camp to exploit Dafa practitioners for the purpose of weaving rugs, and in the process they have followed and become assistants to the evil force that persecutes Falun Dafa. We sincerely hope that the responsible parties can realize the mistake they have made and stop supporting the evil.

Shandong Province Hongye Rug Group:

Address: Hongye Rug Group, Wolong Township Hebei , Linqu County, Shandong Province, zip code 262612

Fu Shaohu: Tel: 86-536-3721460, Fax: 86-536-3440368

April 29, 2004