Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp Illegally Detains Over 150 Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) The Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp is still holding over 150 female Falun Gong practitioners. It's been reported that Falun Gong practitioner Liu Qiaozhen of Jiacun Township in Wangdu County has been on a hunger strike for over three months and is now critically ill.
The Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp moved to nearby Hebei Province Women's Prison located on Shitong Road in Shijiazhuang in November 2007. On the morning of November 19, 2007, Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp transferred all illegally detained female Falun Gong practitioners from brigade No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to this concentration camp. November 28 was originally the day for family visits, but the labor camp canceled all visits that month, and visits did not resume until the end of December.
Under the direct supervision of the "Education Section" (the 610 Office) of the Hebei Province Forced Labor Camp Administrative Bureau, guards transferred from the Tangshan Forced Labor Camp passed on their experiences in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. A month-long training class was held for the guards, and they escalated the persecution of steadfast Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners were denied family visits, showers and daily necessity items.
Shijiazhuang City practitioner Qiu Liying attended a trial hearing for Li Qiumin on September 26, 2007. She was taken to the Hebei Province Brainwashing Center the next work day, transferred to a labor camp after ten days, sentenced to one year of forced labor, and she is currently detained in Brigade No. 1 of the Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp.
A Beijing attorney representing Qiu Liying was denied access to the Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp at the end of December 2007. When the attorney and her family appealed to the Hebei Province Judicial Bureau and Provincial Committee Office, the Hebei Province 610 office used a variety of excuses to deny access. Feng Guifu is the department head in the education section of Hebei Province Forced Labor Camp Administrative Bureau, which is the 610 Office responsible for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Feng Guifu used "maintaining safety during the holidays" to deny the attorney access in his latest attempt. Shortly thereafter, a vehicle full of men followed, stopped and threatened her attorney in broad daylight.
Qiu Liying has been on hunger strike and is emaciated. Her body wobbles while she is walking. Meanwhile, the CCP is doing all it can to keep her in the labor camp.
Hebei Province Forced Labor Camp Administrative Bureau
Education Section chief Feng Guifu 86-311-82974729, 86-311-88607848,
Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp
Manager Feng Kezhuang 86-311-83939177
Managing Section chief You 86-311-83939125, 86-311-83939124, 886-311-3939133,
Brigade No. 1 head Liu 86-311-83939136
Hebei Province 610 Office
Officer Liang 86-311-87908610
Deputy chief Ji Yanyu 86-311-87908895, Wang Yongzhi 86-311-87908681,