Zhou Wenli worked at Ouyi Pharmaceutical Company of Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group in Hebei Province. She was twice taken to a brainwashing center where she suffered severe torture and sleep deprivation. Subsequently, she has suffered a mental collapse and has been hospitalized many times. Two other practitioners who worked with her have also been tortured in a brainwashing center.

Ms. Zhou Wenli (also known as Zhou Wensheng) is about forty years old. She worked at the third workshop in Ouyi Pharmaceutical Company. In the summer of 2002, she was sent to what was called a "Hebei Province Law Education Training Center" ( a brainwashing center). During this time, her employer was required to send two colleagues to monitor her 24 hours a day. Zhou had to pay for these two people's salary and other expenses totaling about 3,000 Yuan (1). Zhou Wenli was humiliated and deprived of freedom and sleep for at least eight days. She was forced to watch propaganda that denounced Falun Gong and forced to write a statement of "guarantee" to stop her practice of Falun Gong.

Later, her work unit learned that she still had not given up Falun Gong, so they dismissed her. Then they forced her into the brainwashing center again. Even before the session ended, she had been tortured to the point that she suffered a mental collapse and was sent to a mental hospital. The medical expenses amounted to 8,000 Yuan and her work unit only paid 1,000 Yuan. After she recovered, they still did not allow her to work. Later Zhou Wenli was repeatedly hospitalized due to mental trauma.

In addition, the two other practitioners, Huang Huawei and Sun Jinghong, who worked in the same workshop as Zhou Wenli were also taken to the brainwashing center. Ms. Huang Huawei (around 45 years old) was forced to promise not to practice Falun Gong and Ms. Sun Jinghong (around 40 years old) was forced to leave her home to avoid further persecution. Ms. Sun's husband, an army doctor, was also targeted. After he retired from the army, the local government refused to arrange work for him. Before Sun Jinghong left home, her work unit had decreased her salary to only over 200 Yuan per month. According to the latest information Sun Jinghong has recently been arrested and again forcefully taken to Hebei Province brainwashing center. Her current whereabouts are not known. Her husband has sustained enormous pressure while having to take care of two children.

The work unit responsible for the persecution:
Zip code: 050000
Ouyi Pharmaceutical Company of Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group, Hebei Province
86-311-7027529, 86-311-7027218
Management office: 86-311-7023744
Supply and sales office: 86-311-7025297
Other telephone numbers: 86-311-7019642, 86-311-7882374, 86-311-702142, 86-311-7022554, 86-311-7036208, 86-311-7014217, 86-311-7039180, 86-311-7033734

Hebei Province Law Education Training Center
Address: 18 Beicheng Road, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province
Director of the center: Guo Suoshan, Li Aiguo, director Han, director Yuan (female) and director Liang.
Members of the brainwashing center from Shijiazhuang City "610 Office": Li Jing and Wang Jianguo.
Hebei Province Law Education Training Center Education Office: 86-311-7754007, 86-311-7792624-8012 or 8013
Members from the education office who are directly involved in torture: Di Manli (female), Wang Jiafeng (female), Chen Ling (female), Bai, Lu Huiying, Liu Fengzhen, Wang Jiafeng, Zhang Ruifen (teaches aerobics), Yang (in charge of education)|
On-duty office: 86-311-7762641
Cui Yanfang: female, over fifty years old. She lives at the dorm of the labor camp at Beicheng road, Shijiazhuang City. She used to be a police officer in the fourth division in Shijiazhuang Labor Camp.
Kong Fanyun (was resigned in May of 2003): 86-311-7792624 ext 8012, 8016 (Office)
Yuan Shuqian: the deputy director of Shijiazhuang "610 Office." The main person in charge of Hebei Province brainwash class
Hebei Province Law Education Training Center Security Team: Yang Weiguo

(1)Yuan is the unit of currency in China, where the average monthly salary of an urban worker is 500 Yuan.

June 14, 2004