Mother and Son Sentenced to Forced Labor
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms.Xu Hui and her son, Mr. Cai Chao, both Falun Gong practitioners, were arrested in Beijing after they attempted to call attention to the persecution of Falun Gong by displaying a banner on July 20, 2007, the eighth anniversary of the start of the persecution. They are now being brutally maltreated at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Xu is being held at the Third Branch, and Mr. Cai is being held at the Xinshou Branch.
Since her arrival at the camp, Ms. Xu, 57, has been staging a hunger strike and has refused to do any forced labor. Therefore, the guards force-feed her every day. Since she has high blood pressure, the guards are including blood pressure drugs in the force-feedings. The last time her family visited her, the guards extorted 400 yuan from them and used it to pay for these drugs. The guards later demanded even more money, but Ms. Xu's family refused to pay it.
Mr. Cai is forced to work in the Xinshou Branch, where he is able to sleep only three or four hours a night. One finger on his right hand is now covered with dead skin, and another finger on his left hand has abscessed. The guards continue forcing him to work nonetheless.
Zhang Jun (female), Director of the Third Branch, Masanjia Forced Labor Camp