The New Name, "Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province," is a Mask to Cover Up the Evil of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) Masanjia Forced Labor Camp is in a suburb of Shenyang City. It is divided into several substations and each substation contains large groups and medium-sized groups. The first Female Substation houses all female prisoners who committed common crimes. In the very beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong, the police locked up some Falun Gong practitioners together with ordinary female prisoners, while the Second Female Substation housed only Falun Gong practitioners. As Jiang Zemin's regime intensified its cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, the illegally arrested and detained Falun Gong practitioners became more and more numerous. In order to carry out the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners systematically, Jiang's group extorted common people's hard-earned money and used it to construct a new multi-story building for the Second Female Substation at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, specially used to detain and torture Falun Gong practitioners.
The new multi-story building for the Second Female Substation at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp takes up much land. The exterior of the new building is patterned with red bricks, and the outside looks neat and tidy. The Second Substation of female prisoners is located along the south side of a spacious east-west highway. The front gate, an automated, electric gate made of steel tubes, is 100 meters away from the building. Since you can see through the front gate, the inside and outside look clean from a glance. There is a large placard on the wall of the left side of the front gate with the conspicuous words, "The Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province." Walking through the front gate, one sees a wide pathway proceeding a hundred meters toward the building. There are spacious grassy lawns on either side of the pathway. There are sculptures of a deer and her fawn in the middle of the lawn. In summer and autumn, there are colorful flowers on both sides of the walkway. Along the path and in front of the building there is an aquarium. The appearance gives a casual observer the impression that this place is a serene park. How nice it seems! When ordinary people who don't know the truth come here, at a glance, they will say this place resembles a boarding school and a garden. They'll think it looks so wonderful! How could they know that it is actually Hell on Earth!
In this place, there are over a thousand illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners who believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance." They come from various areas throughout Liaoning Province. At the end of November 2001, the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp transferred over a thousand Falun Gong practitioners from its old site to this new multi-storied building. Every minute of every day, intense brainwashing, cruel physical torture, and extreme psychological devastation by any and all means occurs here, without any regard for humanity!
Just inside the dark, closed, huge steel gates of the new building, there are many virtuous and righteous people being illegally detained. Simply because these innocent people believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance," they have been suffering from cruel persecution, and they have been forcefully separated from their husbands, children, parents, brothers, and sisters. Some Dafa practitioners have been persecuted so viciously that they have suffered mental breakdowns, been badly injured, disabled, or even killed. The detained Falun Gong practitioners have no personal freedom here and they are suffering from inhumane torture and tribulations.
In fact, the name, "The Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province," was given in order to further the persecution of Falun Gong, and to cover up the severe crimes of cruel persecution being committed against Dafa practitioners. In 2000, the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp became notorious throughout the world due to the cruel persecution of Dafa practitioners within. Its name was therefore changed to this new, better sounding one. Its new name, "The Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province," was designed to shirk their responsibility for the cruel crimes against the practitioners. The authorities came up with the name to try to escape investigation from international human rights organizations and condemnation by the righteous voices of the world, to conceal reality from the eyes of people all over the world, and to delude Falun Dafa practitioners. Under the camouflage of "The Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province," the supervisor of the Second Female Substation in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, Su Jin (female), disguised herself as a "principal" of this "school."
Since the inception of this so-called "school," the means taken by the guards at the Second Female Substation to persecute Falun Gong practitioners are constantly changing. The ultimate change is their superficial hypocrisy. To all the people who come here, upon entering the visiting room, the first words you'll hear from them are, "Please sit down," said with affable smiles on their faces. People would assume from this superficial disguise that they are not as evil as the stories have described. Even the newly arrived, illegally arrested Falun Gong practitioners are sent to their rooms by the team leaders with smiles on their faces.
Behind the dark gates of the Second Female Substation of Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, all the rooms on the left side of the whole building have windows that are covered with lace curtains. The rooms on the left side of the first floor are used to brainwash the Falun Gong practitioners, to hold anti-Falun Gong propaganda sessions to force the practitioners to give up their belief and to secretly torture them. On the right hand side of the first floor there are storerooms full of the materials for forced labor, rooms for storing drugs, and a supermarket. The First Group illegally detains Falun Gong practitioners on the first floor, while the Second Group detains practitioners on the third floor. Dafa practitioners are detained on the fourth floor by the Third Group. The detained practitioners live and do the forced, slave labor in the same room. On each floor there is an office for the team leaders of the guards, rooms for investigation and surveys, and classrooms used especially to "transform" practitioners. On the left side of the dark gate, there is a multi-storied, multifunctional building. Inside this building there are visitation rooms, meeting rooms, and a cafeteria. On the second, the third, and fourth floors, are the Principal's Office, the Police Offices, and other cells and dormitories. The special solitary confinement cells, in which the guards confine and persecute practitioners, are also inside this multi-purpose building. All these solitary confinements cells are specially designed. Since they have been built, countless Dafa practitioners who believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance" have been confined inside them. Inside this compound full of terror, the painful screams of practitioners who are being cruelly tortured often reverberate. One also hears the heart-shaking exclamation of, "Falun Dafa is good!"
The sadistic guards here inflict severe psychological torture and excruciating physical punishment upon the detained Dafa practitioners, to torture their physical bodies and their spirits. Every day and at every minute, each Dafa practitioner is under scrutiny by more than two prisoners, who are called "Wrap-Nip," who work for the guards to force Dafa practitioners to give up their beliefs. They take turns inflicting severe psychological torture upon Dafa practitioners and force them to remain awake or allow them to sleep for only a very short time every night. Among these "Wrap-Nip" prisoners, some of them pretend to be amicable and nice, while others are harsh and severe. The ones pretending to be nice also chime in with others to say that "Falun Dafa is good" with their mouths, yet they actually coax the practitioners to give up their cultivation and their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance," to betray Master, and to deviate from Dafa. The ones who are harsh and severe directly assault and frame Dafa by putting political labels on Dafa and threatening Dafa practitioners. They say things like, "If you insist on practicing Falun Gong and refuse to give up, you'll be sent to Dabei Prison or the prisons in the Great Northwest of China. You'll suffer a lot over there, since Dabei Prison isn't like here, and in the Great Northwest of China there are all boundless deserts. If you are sent there, you'll never run away from there." They use these kinds of means to achieve their despicable goal of forcing practitioners to give up.
If the above means don't work, the guards twist the practitioners' hands behind their backs and handcuff them. Sometimes, they then pull the practitioners' hands over their heads and hang them up in the air so that their feet are lifted off the ground. Other times, they handcuff the practitioners to a steam pipe or underneath iron beds. There are all kinds of physical tortures and punishments, such as forcing practitioners to squat or sit cross-legged for a very long time, or raising their arms in front of or over their heads. The so-called "forceful squatting" is when the detainee is forced to crouch down on their legs, with both arms stretched out evenly. Sometimes their arms are tied with ropes so that the angle between their thigh and lower leg is a right angle. They are forced to keep this posture for a very long time. The so-called "forceful sitting cross-legged" means that the detainee is forced to sit cross-legged with their legs tied tightly by ropes, and are forced to maintain this posture for a very long time.
Under all these kinds of punishments, the detainees are not allowed to sleep, not even to close their eyes, and are not allowed to go to the lavatory for very long time. If the detainee doesn't obey their orders, the guards slap their faces or beat and shock them with electric batons. Sometimes they send Dafa practitioners who are holding firmly to their beliefs to the so-called "Helping and Educating Group." The male guards in this group persecute and torture the practitioners severely and inhumanely. Under various sessions of anti-Falun Gong propaganda designed to force the practitioners to give up, forceful brainwashing, and high-pressure torture and persecution, a group of virtuous female Dafa practitioners has been suffering from both severe physical and mental torture. And this is still happening right now.
The name of "The Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province" is a mask that is used by the evildoers to cover the surface of the notorious "Masanjia Forced Labor Camp," and to cover up its real identity and nature. Under the disguise of this mask, the evildoers inside Masanjia are committing dreadful deeds - the most evil in history - to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.