How the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp in Zhejiang Province Cruelly Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) The Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp in Zhejiang Province is specifically used for detaining Falun Gong practitioners sentenced to "reeducation through labor." Since 1999, when the Jiang regime started persecuting Falun Gong, this labor camp has been actively cooperating in the persecution, and capitalizes on its isolated environment to torture Falun Gong practitioners, trying to force them to renounce their belief.
In order to create an even more isolated environment that is more convenient for persecuting people who uphold their belief in "truth, compassion, and tolerance," the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp formed a special brigade in which they set up a "Specially Monitored Zone." Normally, the labor camp assigns one guard to manage every 40 to 50 detainees. For Falun Gong practitioners, however, they assign one guard for every 5 to 6 practitioners. In addition, they also use regular criminal inmates in the labor camp to monitor Falun Gong practitioners. Usually, there are at least two of these prisoners to monitor one practitioner. Sometimes, they used as many as 5 to 6 inmates to monitor one practitioner. Oftentimes, the ones that monitor Falun Gong practitioners also abuse and beat the practitioners. For the most steadfast practitioners, the police have utilized many vicious means to abuse and torture them physically and mentally. For example, the police force practitioners to read books, listen to audio cassettes or watch videotapes that slander Falun Dafa every day. They have reduced Falun Gong practitioners' sleep time or have even forbidden them to sleep at all for several days. Sometimes they haven't allowed practitioners to bathe or walk, and they force criminal drug addicts and prostitutes to physically punish and beat practitioners. The guards reduce practitioners' sleep time while trying to brainwash them in order to mentally and physically stress them to their limit.
The "Specially Monitored Zone" is a cell inside a cell, and is copied from the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. There are six cells measuring about 4 meters square (approximately 12 feet x 12 feet), specifically built for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners who were detained in these cells were not allowed to use the bathroom facilities and had to defecate and urinate in the cells. The bed was just a small wooden board placed on the floor. The metal door was closed all day long. There was a small square hole in the door to pass food in. In the winter, the cell was very cold. People who lived in the cell felt as if they lived in an icy cage. Practitioners detained there, however, included those who are in their seventies. The youngest was over 40 years old.
The guards claimed that as long as a practitioner didn't write a letter pledging to give up Falun Dafa and didn't "transform," she could never leave the cell. For instance, Ms. Huang Jinfeng, who was about 70 years old, was detained in one of these cells for over two months. She was forced to sit by the hole in the door where the chilly wind blew in. One side of her body became numb and she could not even button up her clothes after relieving herself. Such occurrences at the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp are commonplace; however the camp labels these practices as achievements in "civilizing the labor camp."
The following are accounts of some of the persecution cases at the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp:
Ms. Zhuo Ainu lives in Jinyun, Zhejiang Province and is about 48 years old. The first time she was detained, she was sentenced to one year of forced labor. The second time, she was sentenced to three years of forced labor. Because she is steadfast in Falun Dafa, she was tortured three times during her incarceration. The first time was during a very hot summer. She was placed in a cell and the perpetrators closed the door and windows and used thick black cloth to cover the windows. They turned on a hot 200-watt lamp in the cell and didn't allow Ms. Zhuo Ainu access to any water. To add to the torture, they forced her to stand motionless for 18 hours a day. If Ms. Zhuo moved at all, they would punch, kick, and shock her with electronic batons. After Ms. Zhuo Ainu had been tortured like this for eight consecutive days, her clothes were covered with a layer of salt crystals dried from her sweat. The second time Zhuo Ainu was persecuted at the camp was in the first half of 2003. To force her to give up practicing Falun Gong, the guards didn't allow her to sleep for eight consecutive days, during which time her hair turned almost completely turned grey. Later, the police once again deprived her of sleep for 15 days. According to those who knew the details of her abuse, during that period, Ms. Zhuo Ainu was tortured until she nearly suffered a mental collapse. The third time Ms. Zhuo was tortured at the labor camp was in the last half of 2003, when the police forced her to stand for 24 hours a day and didn't allow her to sleep for 20 days. She could not bear the torture and began to moan. In order to prevent her from moaning, the guards laced her food with drugs. As a result, Ms. Zhuo gradually lost the ability to speak. After that, she was only allowed to sleep for 2 to 3 hours a day, for an extended period. Because of the prolonged torture, one year after Ms. Zhuo was put in the labor camp for the second time, she became paralyzed and could no longer take care of herself.
Ms. Xie Bifang, in her sixties, is from Sichuan Province. Because she refused to be "transformed," she was tortured in the "Specially Monitored Zone." Often, the guards didn't provide her with food and didn't allow her to sleep. She was forced to stand from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Those criminal inmates who monitored her kicked her legs and feet and beat her. As a result, Ms. Xie's legs and feet were covered with bruises and were swollen.
Ms. Huang Yaohua, in her fifties, is from Yuhuan, Zhejiang Province. She was detained in the "Specially Monitored Zone." After she was sent to the labor camp, her hair soon turned grey. Because she refused to be "transformed," the guards didn't allow her to wear warm clothes in the winter and didn't give her any blankets; they forced her to stand, and didn't give her any food. In the end, the police sent her to a mental hospital for further persecution.
Ms. Wen Xiaofen, in her forties, is an engineer. She is an upright person and is very earnest. She was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor. In the labor camp, because she spoke the truth and spoke out from a sense of justice, she was put in solitary cells several times and her term was extended by six months on two different occasions.
Xuhui, 28 years old, is a college graduate. She used to work at the Qinshan Credit Union of Linan, Hangzhuo City, Zhejiang Province. In 1999, after the government started suppressing Falun Gong, she was detained by the local police and her work unit. In September 2001, the police threatened her and tried to prevent her from going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. Xuhui firmly refused their order and hence was put under house arrest. She escaped out of a second story window and went to Beijing to hold up a banner. She was arrested and taken back to Linan. In October 2001, she was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor and sent to the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp where she was put in a solitary cell and detained there for a long time. She had to eat, drink, and excrete in the same cell. Her health deteriorated rapidly, and she lost consciousness several times. Xuhui went on a hunger strike to oppose the persecution. However, the police brutally force-fed her, further torturing her. In December 2003, the guards taped her mouth shut and didn't allow her to speak. Xuhui is still detained at the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp.
Ms. Yu Yamin, in her thirties, is from Xinchang, Zhejiang Province. In 1999, because she went to Beijing to appeal, she was sentenced to one year of forced labor. Since she was steadfast in practicing Falun Gong and refused to write pledge letters, the police crushed and fractured one of her toes. Not long after she was released when her term was up, Ms. Yu was again detained by the local police for six months, with the accusation that she made some Falun Gong bookmarks. Later, she was sentenced for a second term of forced labor. This time the sentence was two and half years. However, when her term was just about over, it was extended for four more months just because she spoke from her heart, "Falun Dafa is good."
Ms. Chen Xianzhi's arms and legs were tied to a door by police for over 20 days because she was steadfast in practicing Falun Gong.
After Ms. Bao Suying stated that she would start practicing Falun Gong again and would tell the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong to people after she was released, the guards taped her mouth shut.
The above stories are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the persecution received by practitioners in the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp. To cover up their evil deeds, the labor camp has cut off all information outlets and has even denied the visiting rights of the relatives of practitioners. Practitioners are not even allowed to receive mail.
A partial list of those responsible:
Xu Yanji, Head of the Department for Education Through Labor of Zhejiang Province
Guo Xiaomin and Lou Zili, Section Heads, the Department for Education Through Labor in Zhejiang Province, 86-571-88072800, address: 24 Tianmushan Rd., Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Postcode: 310007
Ji Yonggen, Commissar of the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp
Ding Li, Deputy Head of the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp
Address: PO Box 921, Wukang Town, De Qing County, Hu Zhou City, Zhejiang Province, Postcode: 313200
Address of the "Specially Monitored Zone" in the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp: 5 Sub-Box, PO Box 921, Wukang Town, De Qing County, Hu Zhou City, Zhejiang Province, Postcode: 313200
Phone number of the "Specially Monitored Zone" in the Moganshan Female Forced Labor Camp: 86-572-8073593 (24 hours)
Police who work in the "Specially Monitored Zone":
Chen Yunli (Political Director), Ye Yun (formerly Brigade Head and now the Deputy Head of the Education Department in the labor camp, 86-572-8061649), Chen Zhiying (Brigade Head, 86-13957268825-cell), Sun Jun (Brigade Head), Tang Lili, Zhang Wei, Jiang Hongya, Li Yan, Mou Linhan, Chi Weichun, and Wang Xiaoe
Other phone numbers of Deqing County where the labor camp is located:
County Government: 86-572-8270589, address: 147 Hebin St., Wukang Town, De Qing County, Zhejiang Province, Postcode: 313200
Deqing County Department of Legal Affairs: 86-572-8060353, address: 106 Sunshi St., Wukang Town, De Qing County, Zhejiang Province, Postcode: 313200
Deqing County Department of Public Security: 86-572-8060333 (phone exchange), address: Sunshi St., Wukang Town, De Qing County, Zhejiang Province, Postcode: 313200
July 25, 2004