Barbaric Brainwashing in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Women's Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) In August 2007, the Xinjiang Women's Prison resumed their brainwashing sessions. During these sessions, imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners are forced to watch videos slandering Falun Dafa. They are also forced to read articles vilifying the practice followed by writing summaries of their personal feelings afterwards. The prison guards use many kinds of violent means in order to force the practitioners to "transform" and abandon their belief.
The Women's Prison has never stopped its persecution of practitioners since its illegal detention of them from the beginning. It uses long-term brainwashing sessions to continuously force practitioners to "transform". The various torture techniques commonly applied in the prison include confining practitioners in a small cell (1) for a long period of time, electrically shocking them, hanging practitioners up by their handcuffs, force-feeding, instigating convicts to beat practitioners and putting them under a constant 24/7 monitoring schedule by the convicts. The imprisoned practitioners are not allowed to talk or smile. The convicts are instructed to read slanderous materials about Dafa to the practitioners non-stop.
The convicts are also instructed to check on practitioners during their sleep. If practitioners have trouble falling asleep after a long day of torture, it means the torture carried out by the prison guards had its desired effect, that they may be faltering in their belief. The prison guards then intensify the persecution, such as not allowing them to sleep, forcing them to listen to slanderous material around the clock, intimidating or threatening them with more torture or using their families to try to persuade them.
The Strict Discipline Team (9th Sub-District) stores massive quantities of books, videos, photos and posters slandering Dafa. It is truly an evil den for persecuting Dafa practitioners.
(1) Small cell: The detainee is locked up in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners with their arms behind their back in a fixed position, in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served to detainees locked up in a small cell during the daytime. During the night rats are running around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.