The Crimes at Dalian City Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province
(Clearwisdom.net) The Dalian City Forced Labor Camp is one of the dark dens of the evil forces in the Dalian area where Falun Gong practitioners are persecuted. The labor camp's No. 8 Division and No. 5 Division for newcomers are the primary sites, and the No. 5 Division for newcomers has become the wickedest place in recent years.
Those illegally sentenced Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners are first sent to the No. 5 Division on arrival and remain there for unequal amounts of time. The environment there is rather harsh: abusive words fill the air; three-times daily toilet use time is predetermined - once in the morning, once during the day and once in the evening. Restroom access during bedtimes is forbidden. Some people have no other choice but urinate on the bed with pants on. Bowel movement time has also been preset and last for only 2-3 minutes. As soon as the time is up, one must leave. Drinking water is restricted - only once in the evening. Washing hands, face and brushing teeth are forbidden, let alone taking a bath. All people smell bad and have lice and fleas. Usually dozens of people and sometimes more than 100 people live in a room with bunk beds. They have to sleep on their sides, one close to another (Practitioner Chen Yuanzeng broke two of his ribs there). All of them work in the same crowded work area from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The situation there is horrible. To maintain an intimidating atmosphere, the guards will find any excuse to torment someone once in a while. The electric baton is used primarily, and the painful cries of the victims can always be heard. Division head Lu often applied this torture when on duty at night. Falun Gong practitioners are among these people and forbidden to talk to others. They live in terror and loneliness all day long.
The small cell in the No. 5 Division is the most sinful place at the forced labor camp. If practitioners protest or practice the Falun Gong meditation, they are subject to immediate abuse. Their four limbs are stretched and they are handcuffed; their mouths are stuffed with filthy thing; their heads are covered with a boxing hat to be suffocated (This is particularly unbearable in summer because of the excessive heat). Then they are shocked with electric batons or kicked and punched. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wei Qiang had a mental collapse as the result of it. Mr. Gong Fajiu (sent there since October 15, 2006) and Mr. Zhang Guoyu (sent here on November 14) were tortured with this method because they went on a hunger strike. They have been force-fed, with the tube deliberately left in place for long hours.
Falun Gong practitioners are usually kept in the No. 5 Division for one to several months, depending on availability of space in the No. 8 Division's single cell. Once out of the No. 5 Division, they are directly moved to that No. 8 Division single cell, a place for tight surveillance. Two common inmates per cell are ordered to monitor practitioner 24 hours a day, which would usually last at least 40 days. Between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm, practitioners are forced to sit still on a folding stool with eyes open. They are isolated from the outside. The purpose of this is to "reform" practitioners. If practitioners don't yield within the 40-day period, they are ordered to do physical labor. If they agree to do the labor, they are sent to the No. 2 or No. 3 Team, otherwise, they are kept in the single cell for an indefinite time. (Zhang Guoyu is still there).
Practitioners in the No. 8 Division are mixed with other prisoners and are held in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Teams. Anyone disobeying the persecutors' unlawful order will be sent to a single cell or the No. 5 Division's small cell for punishment. Practitioners are daily locked on the 5th floor to do forced labor, such as sort semi-finished toothpicks. The work environment is gloomy and unsafe, with sawdust flying in the air. The practitioners inhale lots of sawdust, and there are no work safety measures in place. Practitioners don't have any rest days and no outdoor break times. Those determined practitioners don't even have family visiting time.
The Dalian City Forced Labor Camp always touts its humane management, yet inhumane treatment is evident everywhere.
Known Falun Gong practitioners who are still kept there:
Under No. 8 Division:
No. 1 Team (so-called reformation class): Jiang Chunming, Hou Yinzhu, Wei Qiang and two other practitioners
No. 2 Team: Sun Liwen, Yang Liguo, Chen Yuanzeng and Yu Changshun
No. 3 Team: Han Fei, Wang Shiming, Zhang Baokun, Wang Linkai, Liu Qingtao and Wang En
Single Cell: Zhang Guoyu
In No. 5 Division: Lin Weizhu and Gong Fajiu
Guards at the No. 8 Division:
Head: Dong Geqi
Head in charge of Education: Wang Shiwei
Head in charge of Labor: He Xudong
Team Leaders: Li Maojiang, Peng Dahua, An Ping
Team political head: Liu Baodong
Group leaders: Sun Hongxin, Zhou Houming, Wu Wenlai, Wang Huajin, Yang Deshun, Han Wei, Liu Zheng, Yuan Yu, person named Zhang (just came from military)
Police at the No. 5 Division:
Heads: Lu (chief plotter of many crimes), Zhang, Liu and Ren
Team Leaders: Sun and Jiang Tao (in charge of the small cell, especially vicious)
The Dalian Forced Labor Camp:
Camp Head: 318
Political Head: 389
Deputy Head: 216
Discipline Supervision Office: 275
Discipline Committee Secretary: 320
Management Section: 254
Education Section: 358
Service Office: 273
No. 1 Division: 242
No. 2 Division: 370
No. 3 Division: 355
No. 4 Division: 308
No. 5 Division: 218
No. 6 Division: 326
No. 7 Division: 331
No. 8 Division: 280
Health Section: 354
January 26, 2007