Practitioners who have just been released from Masanjia Labor Camp brought us the latest news about the camp situation.

From the very beginning of the evil persecution, the Masanjia Labor Camp has taken a leading role in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Over the past few years, there has never been less than one thousand female Falun Gong practitioners jailed at Masanjia, and at one time there were more than 1,500. Police treated the detained practitioners harshly, torturing them both physically and spiritually.

Usually at the end of every year, Masanjia Labor Camp would invite a so-called "help group" to assist them in setting up a system of forced transformation. The system plays a key role in what they call the "proactive warfare" of using all kinds of physical torture and brainwashing methods to try to force practitioners to give up their beliefs.

After the "proactive wars" of late 2003 and early 2004, Teacher's new articles were circulated around the labor camp, strengthening the resolve of the detained practitioners. These practitioners became even firmer, and some who had been transformed gradually woke up and wrote "solemn declarations" from within the labor camp.

In the second half of last year, some of the "collaborators," former practitioners who had turned against Dafa and participated in efforts to transform other Dafa practitioners, were released at the end of their jail terms. In early October of 2004, the Longshan Labor Camp in Shenyang city was shut down and about one hundred illegally-jailed practitioners were transferred to Masanjia Labor Camp. At the end of that same month, the Dalian Labor Camp was shut down and an additional 120 practitioners were transferred to Masanjia. At that time, there were about eight hundred practitioners jailed in Masanjia Labor Camp.

Within the short time between December of 2004 and the beginning of 2005, more than two hundred practitioners wrote a "solemn declaration" and announced that the "transformation" forced upon them through brainwashing was invalid, and began to practice Falun Gong again. These huge changes in Masanjia Labor Camp demonstrate a new trend in the persecution.

Let's take the first section of the second division as an example. In the time leading up to September 20 of 2004, there were only two or three people who did not awaken out of about 30, and the "help groups" ceased. Due to the progress of Fa-rectification and the recent efforts of sending righteous thoughts by all practitioners in Liaoning Province, the evil factors behind Masanjia Labor Camp have been eliminated quickly and on a large scale. As a result, the persecution has shown signs of losing ground bit by bit.

Recently one practitioner was unconditionally released, and before his release he heard a "collaborator" complain to a police leader that "the transformation efforts are not working anymore." During last year's annual meeting, one police leader was complaining loudly because there were not many collaborators left to assist with the persecution.

Before sending this article out, I received information from Masanjia Labor Camp that about two hundred Dafa practitioners had started a group hunger strike to demand their unconditional release. By January 8, 2005, the hunger strike had reached its tenth day. The labor camp sealed off all information outlets and refused to allow hunger strikers to be visited by their relatives.

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Masanjia Labor Camp telephone operator's number: 89210074

Director: Su Jing
Party Secretary: Wang Naimin
First Division telephone number: 89210406
First Division captain: Wang Xiaofeng
First Division vice captain: Wang Shuzheng: 13982207608 (cell)
Captain of First Section of First Division: Shi Yu
Captain of Third Section of First Division: Huang Haiyan: 1306610598 (cell)
Captain of Fourth Section of First Division: Cui Hong
Captain of Fifth Section of First Division: Zhang Chunguang
Captain of Sixth Section of First Division: Ren Hongzan

Second Division telephone number: 89210454
Second Division captain: Zhang Xiurong, Zhou Qian
Captain of First Section of Second Division: Yang Xiaofeng
Captain of Second Section of Second Division: Zhang Zhuohui: 89240074
Captain of Third Section of Second Division: Dai Yuhong
Captain of Fourth Section of Second Division: Ma Xiaodan
Captain of Fifth Section of Second Division: Wang Zhengli

Third Division telephone number: 89212252
Third Division captain: Qiu Ping
Third Division vice captain: Li Mingyu
Captain of Sixth Section of Third Division: Zhang Lei

Masanjia Labor Camp's postal code is 110145.