Liaoning Provincial Women's Prison Treats Falun Gong Practitioners as Slave Laborers (Photos)
Located in a northwestern suburb of Shenyang City, Liaoning Provincial Women's Prison has ten sections (also called brigades). Each section has six units. Falun Gong practitioners are held in all units. Other than criminal prisoners, each unit has five to six Falun Gong practitioners. Besides being forcefully brainwashed, prison guards also force them to do slave labor such as sewing, making handicrafts, medical equipments, sanitary napkins, cosmetics, food and gardening.
Truck shipping material to Liaoning Provincial Women's Prison
Material (smooth silk cotton) for making down-filled vests
Truck carrying "smooth silk cotton" entering Liaoning Provincial Women's Prison
The prison is not equipped with a production workshop. The prison accepts orders for export from factories, which normally have higher standards, are more difficult to make, and require faster delivery. Each prison section has technical and quality control personnel from the purchasing factories. They usually ride on the buses provided by the prison. On the morning of October 10 this year, several trucks were seen to deliver personnel and material from 4 or 5 different factories.
The photo above shows a truck loaded with materials parked in front of the prison. Packing boxes show the brand name of "Jintianyu" magnetic vibration health series, which belongs to the Shenyang Leisure and Health Development Company (address: 79 Sanhao St., Heping Section, Shenyang City; Tel: 86-24-22948660, 86-24-22947708; postal code: 110004).
The receiving room located on the left side of the front entrance has no window. After registering at the receiving room, the delivery personnel call the guard responsible for production to lead them inside. Prison guards treat Falun Gong practitioners and prisoners like working machines. They start working from 6 a.m. until 9-10 p.m. When the workload is heavy, they are to work overtime until midnight or even into the early hours of the morning. Every day they are required to sign the work sheet. If they don't finish their quotas, their living expenses are deduced or frozen (money from family members is deposited with brigade captains). They'll be beaten if they don't have any money.
Falun Gong practitioners are unlawfully imprisoned there. They do not have any free time. They are allowed only 5-6 minutes for eating a meal. Since they don't have time to wash their eating utensils they just use toilet paper to wipe them clean. Washing for clothing is limited to 10 minutes and they are often unable to finish washing because there are not enough faucets available for so many people. In 2004, Falun Gong practitioner Chai Shijin's finger was pierced while sewing. According to a report, after they finished their regular work at 9 p.m., they were told to make flowers until 1 to 2a.m., during the period from March 16 to July 10, 2004. They were not allowed to work in the shop and had to take the work to their dormitories. Recently there was a rush job from Haolilai Food Factory; they will thus suffer more for it.
Another report indicates that prisoners were forced to work overtime during the period from November 17 to December 31, 2003. They started to work from 5 in the morning until 1 to 2 next morning, sometimes even to 5 a.m. Every day they were allowed only 1-2 hours of resting. On December 13, 2003, Dafa practitioner Li Xiyun suffered a heart attack and died due to exhaustion and lack of sleep.
Below is a partial list of prison guards in the Liaoning Provincial Women's Prison.
Education Section: Guo Haiyan
Third prison section leader: An Xin 86-24-89296871
Third prison section, third unit captain: Xu Man 86-24-89296876, 86-24-89296872
Fourth prison section head: Xu Zhonghua
Fourth prison section brigade captain: Miao
Fifth prison section head: Yu Chengshui 86-24-89296877, 86-24-89296878
Captain: Gu Yingchun 86-24-2107144
Seventh prison section head: 86-24-89296889
Education section head: Zhang Yanbin
Brigade captain: Han Bo
Unit captains: Li Fengling, Hao Tong, and a captain Zhao
Captain's office: 86-24-89296886, 86-24-89296887
Eighth prison section, Discipline section heads: GuoNaijuan, Gu Yaxing and Li Xiaohong
Political Instructor: Wang Jian 86-24-89296863 (Office)
Brigade captain: Zuo Xiaoyan
Unit captains: Guo GuiJie, Wu Hong, Jiao Shimei, Lu Yan, Li Zhe, Zia Ru, Zhao Xiumin, Zhang Shuqing, Zhang Li and Jiang Yanming
Ninth prison section head: 86-24-89296896
Office: 86-24-89296892, 86-24-89296893
Ninth prison section, sixth unit: 86-24-89296895