Investigation Leads: Prisons and Forced Labor Camps in Jilin Have Drawn Blood From Falun Gong Practitioners Over the Past Years
(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Chinese Communist Party's inhumane and criminal practice of harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners and then cremating their bodies was exposed, the Falun Dafa Association and Minghui website [Chinese version of Clearwisdom] founded "The Coalition To Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong On-site in China" on April 4, 2006. The coalition calls for people from all walks of life and any organization to form a united investigation group, and to gather possible leads for investigation of illegal organ harvesting. The following are some leads we obtained recently. We hope all kind-hearted people who have special knowledge about such activities will assist us continue to expose the inside stories of labor camps, prisons, and hospitals in China that are colluding with each other to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Together we are striving to end the persecution.
1. Investigation Leads: Prisons and Forced Labor Camps in Jilin Have Drawn Blood From Falun Dafa Practitioners Over the Past
2. Suspicious Physical Exams I Was Subjected to at Guangzhou Tianhe Detention Center and Brainwashing
3. Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp Draws Blood For "Exams" From Falun Gong Practitioners in 2005
1. Investigation Leads: Prisons and Forced Labor Camps in Jilin Have Drawn Blood From Falun Gong Practitioners Over the Past Years
The following explains the blood drawing patterns at some prisons and forced labor camps in the Jilin area, as remembered by Falun Gong practitioners.
1) Tiebei Prison
During August and September of 2004, the prison drew blood from all illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners without any explanation.
2) Gongzhuling Prison
On March 30, 2005, all Falun Dafa practitioners who refused to be "transformed" in Tiebei Prison, Changchun, were transferred. Twelve were transferred to Gongzhuling Prison. On arrival, prison personnel took their blood. A month later, all Falun Dafa practitioners who were detained at the Gongzhuling Prison had their blood drawn one more time. None of the other prisoners had their blood drawn.
3) Heizuizi Women Forced Labor Camp in Changchun
According to some Falun Dafa practitioners who were illegally detained at the Heizuizi Women Forced Labor Camp in Changchun, camp staff took all Falun Dafa practitioners to the camp hospital to have their blood drawn for medical "exams" in 2000, 2001 and 2002. They did not draw blood from other prisoners. The only procedure that was done was a "Blood sample". Practitioners didn't know what was going on at that time.
Later, after some practitioners had been "transformed," the camp authorities no longer organized group blood drawings. But they continued to take those practitioners who refused to be "transformed" for blood drawing at different times and dates.
2. Suspicious Physical Exams I Was Subjected to at Guangzhou Tianhe Detention Center and Brainwashing Center
On July 9, 2005, many Falun Dafa practitioners from Guangzhou were arrested. A group of steadfast practitioners were taken to the detention center. Soon after we arrived at the Tianhe Detention Center, the prison doctor performed a physical exam on all of us. The result for everyone was "high blood pressure" (not actual diagnosis). Then they forced us to take medicines. We refused. They came often to exam us, using the excuse that they "cared about" us. The exams included measuring blood pressure, touching the liver, listening to heart and lungs, and eye exams.
At the end of 2000, several of us went on a group hunger strike. They thought that I was the leader. Therefore they "targeted" me. Four days later, I began to vomit - more than 20 times during the daytime and more than 10 times during the night. Each time I vomited half of bowl of black liquid. Two days afterward, I showed signs of dehydration. My weight decreased to less than 35 kg. I was so skinny and I looked older than 80 years. Everyone who saw me was shocked.
On the sixth day, a group of 6 or 7 male "teachers" from the detention center put foot shackles on me and took me to the Province Post and Telecommunications Hospital. After I arrived at the hospital, they did not try to rescue me; instead, several people pushed me down and took blood samples, did an electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, took my blood pressure, and performed an eye, heart, lung, liver, and kidney exam. Afterward those male "teachers" locked me into a hospital ward and forcefully gave me an infusion of amino acid - 5 large bottles and 1 small bottle - for 8 hours. I saw doctors put some unknown drugs several times into the bottles. An evil policeman thought that my eyes were closed and thought I could not see anything. He adjusted the speed of drips faster and tried to increase my heart rate, and said wickedly: "Die quicker and save us the trouble."
On September 18, 2003, Tianhe 610 Office of Guangzhou took me from the forced labor camp to Tianhe Brainwashing Center. In the middle of October, I went on hunger strike to resist the persecution. A few days afterwards, a group of wicked people including Chen Changyi, the vice director of the Brainwashing Center, used the excuse of "caring" for my injured foot (a result from the torture in the forced labor camp) to take me to Guangzhou Tianhe Central Hospital for a physical exam. When taking an X-ray, they asked me look up, down, left, right, and forward; they asked me to turn left and right, and examined the entire body. Finally, they looked at my injured foot. Then, they did an electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, B ultra, liver exam, listened to lungs, and measured my blood pressure. All these extra exams had nothing to do with the injury on my foot. At that time I didn't think more of it.
3. Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp Drew Blood For "Exams" From Falun Gong Practitioners in 2005
During the winter close to the end of 2004 and beginning of 2005, the leaders of the forced labor camp in Harbin came to the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. They conducted blood tests on all Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners. It was a simple blood test and it was not during the peak time of any infectious disease.
We had never experienced such"care" before. There were many patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in the labor camp and the camp did not take care of these people. No isolation measures were taken against the disease and it spread to many inmates. The medical clinic in the labor camp had barely enough medicine for ordinary cold or flu, so how could they have medication for a more serious disease. Usually the labor camp asked the family members of the patients to bring cash and medicines.
The officers of the camp forced people to take a blood test, threatening those who did not wish to comply with reduction of their points and prolonging of their sentences. Some even beat inmates with electric batons. Most Falun Gong Practitioners were taken to the clinic and had blood work done during one entire day. Two or three Falun Gong practitioners resisted this effort. The next day, police called these few practitioners who didn't take the blood test the day before one by one. Several policemen pushed the person on the floor and took the blood. After that the blood tests were over. No one ever heard about the test results.
In the second half of 2005, Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp carried out a new method of management. They divided every unit, which had more than 95 people into totally closed, half closed, and open administrative district. And they grouped prisoners into strict period (no reduction in time), half open (reduction by 2 to 4 days) and open period (reduction by 6 days). The rules for grouping were not clear and the meaning was hidden from the inmates and practitioners.
I believe the change in management method was to cover up their crimes and destroy the evidence. I also believe that they tried to establish ways to put more barriers against investigations.
July 27, 2006