(Clearwisdom.net) In the two months leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games, nearly 400 Falun Dafa practitioners have been illegally arrested and detained in Hebei Women's Forced Labor Camp. This is a huge increase in inmate numbers at the camp.

Hebei Women's Labor Camp was built especially to detain and persecute practitioners. The majority of those detained here are middle-aged women. But there are also 70-year-old grandmothers and young women, intellectuals such as university professors, illiterate villagers, those who are handicapped, and those who suffer from high blood pressure and heart disease and whose health makes them unfit for hard labor. These women are detained and persecuted because they believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, practice Falun Gong, and try to be good. Countless families have been torn apart, many children have lost their mothers, and many elderly people are going uncared for. This is the so-called "harmonious society" the CCP promotes.

New arrivals must first have a health exam at the labor camp hospital before they are sent to different teams. As soon as they step through the door, they must submit to a "safety check," where they are forced to strip and are given a camp uniform. A practitioner from Luquan County (her blood pressure registered 230 during the exam, not fit for hard labor) was beaten, and criminal inmates twisted her arms because she refused to wear the uniform. They even took her clothes away so that she wouldn't have anything to wear. She had to sleep on the cement floor under a bright light in a room with no windows all night. Her body was covered with mosquito bites.

Another practitioner from Shijiazhuang also had high blood pressure of 230, but she was still sent to the No.1 team to do hard labor . Because she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! It is a crime to persecute Dafa disciples!" she was locked up in a dirty storage room and had to sleep on the ground with insects and worms. She was not allowed to take a shower for several days, nor was she allowed to change into the clothes that her family had sent her. The long pants she was wearing were soaked in sweat. Guard Liu Ziwei cut her hair when she was feeling dizzy and unwell.

Every detained practitioner has had to face "attacks" by several collaborators (former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture) sent by the guards. They would try to force each practitioner to write the "Four Statements" and sever her connection with Falun Dafa and Teacher while her main consciousness was not clear and her mind was not righteous.

There are about 100 steadfast practitioners detained on the first floor and another 100 recently arrested practitioners on the forth floor. They are also very firm in their belief. Those practitioners who had been forcefully "transformed" are kept on the second and third floors. Now and then there are people who write "solemn declarations" to declare that whatever they have done or said under duress or deception against Falun Gong is null and void.

In the past, there were four to five general "educators" to watch each disciple. As the number of detainees increased, this changed to two educators watching seven to eight practitioners, sometimes more than ten. Most of the educators are secretly protecting the disciples, and some of them pretend not to see practitioners when they do the exercises and send righteous thoughts.

Criminal inmate Zhu Liying (from Shijiazhuang) in the No.1 team committed unpardonable crimes against Dafa and Dafa disciples. She is in charge of the "health exam" of every newly arrived practitioner. She forces them to wear the prison uniforms and cuts off their hair. Once, Shijiazhuang practitioner Ms. Sun Tao met a practitioner from another division in the toilet. Zhu thought that they had spoken to each other and started to hit Ms. Sun. Accomplice Liu Juan, a criminal inmate from Handan, joined in. In the end, Sun Tao had lumps on her head and her nose was bruised. Guard Wang Mou not only didn't punish the assailant, she instead tied Ms. Sun up for the whole afternoon. Five or six rooms of Dafa disciples, after hearing about the incident, conducted a group hunger strike to protest the beatings and sent a request to bring the assailants to justice.

Labor Camp Director Feng Kezhuang: 86-311-83939117
Team Leader for No. 1 Team police officers Liu Ziwei and Wang
Criminal Inmates Zhu Liying, Liu Juan, Li Shuzhi, and Wei Yanli
Collaborators Wu (from Zhangjiakou), Dang (from Zhangjiakou), Zuo Wenning (from Baoding), and Wu Yuxia (from Shijiazhuang)