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Violence and Brainwashing at the Shuanghe Labor Camp in Qiqihar City

April 01, 2006 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Heilongjiang Province

(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]

In an attempt to cover up their persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners, authorities from the Shuanghe Labor Camp in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province changed the name of the labor camp to the Jian District Mangxin School, and also Heilongjiang Province Reform Base.

They torture determined practitioners to make them give up their belief. They start by having collaborators attack the determined practitioners and instill them with mind-twisting theories against Dafa. Then they detain the practitioners in isolation and have criminals monitor them. They lock the practitioners to metal chairs, shock them with electric batons, force-feed them and forbid them to communicate with their families via letters or visits. Practitioner Wu Xiuru from Beian was tortured by guards Wang Yan and Zhang Zhijie, and as a result, she was paralyzed for 18 months. She was on the brink of death in August 2003 when guard Zhang Zhijie finally sent her home.

They started forceful "reform" program in 2004 and used even more brutal methods.

Practitioner Wang Guofang from Daqing City was beaten to death because she refused to "reform". Practitioner Li Shunying from Qiqihar City was forced to sit in a metal chair for seven days and seven nights. Her whole body swelled up and she could not walk. Practitioner Yang Pingan from Feng Township is overweight, so the guards tortured him by forcing him to squat against the wall for a very long time until he lost consciousness.