Strict Monitoring at the Xishanping Forced Labor Camp in Chongqing City
(Clearwisdom.net) Strict Monitoring is a special method used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Others include Brainwashing, Strict Control, etc. Under the name of "law and education," practitioners at the Xishanping Forced Labor Camp have been forced to perform low-pay, extra-strenuous labor work in order to bring about economic gains for the camp. Moreover, since the labor camp is a tool for the CCP to persecute anyone at will, heinous crimes against humanity have been committed therein rampantly. Calling it a "hell on earth" is no exaggeration.
The Education Team at Xishanping Forced Labor Camp (currently the Second Middle Team of the Seventh Big Team) is dedicated to imprisoning Falun Gong practitioners. As "Strict Monitors" of Falun Gong practitioners, criminals get reduced work, reduced sentencing, and even cash. Therefore, almost everyone rushed to join in "Strict Monitoring." Many of them completely obey whatever the prison guards say.
Another group of people that is well-liked by the authorities in persecuting practitioners are those who resemble bosses of organized crime. Even though the numbers are few, many of them have complex backgrounds. They can speak very well and have very strong personalities. They live a comfortable life, even in the labor camp, through cheating and blackmail. If anything negative comes about (such as drugs or fighting), they simply switch to another team. Many of them are regular customers of the labor camp, and have been used extensively by the labor camp to persecute practitioners.
"Strict Monitors" live and eat alongside practitioners. Several people are in charge of a single Falun Gong practitioner. Their main goal is to monitor and "transform" practitioners. Many of them have a deeply rooted bad habit. With the support of the prison guards, instead of just forcing practitioners to write materials and be "transformed," they also make practitioners help them wash clothes (including underwear), massage them, fetch water, or even talk about sex. If practitioners do not meet their demands, they pick trouble with the practitioner. They also attack practitioners verbally, or impose physical punishment.
The most important figure in each cell is the Group Leader. Once an ordinary "Strict Monitor" becomes a Group Leader, his status is immediately raised. Other than receiving special treatment in their lives, they also blackmail practitioners financially and force practitioners to buy them cigarettes and other daily use products. If anyone dares to say no, the Group Leader will make them suffer.
All the prison guards in the labor camp are fully aware of everything that these "Strict Monitors" are doing. In order to use them in the persecution, they fully condone these actions, and even use these benefits to convince criminals to work for them and participate actively in the persecution. Former Middle Team Leader Lei Kejin once talked about this openly at the Group Leaders Meeting.
Among the "Strict Monitors," there is also a type of person called a "Messenger," i.e. spy. These people are selected by the guards and have to be registered on paper. Many of them are not known to the others, but their duty is to report the activities of all practitioners and "Strict Monitors" to the guards and in return, receive certain benefits.