December 17, 2002

( The Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City, Hubei Province and the local "610 Office" [a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches] have continued to run intensive brainwashing sessions. It has been four months since they first started, and each session runs for about 40 days. Composed mainly of policemen from the No. 2 Brigade of the special assignments unit of the Hewan Forced Labor Camp, the group included Han Yulong, leader of the No. 2 Brigade; deputy leader Chen Yong (who has now been transferred to No. 3 Brigade) and deputy leader Lei Changwen. The group also included policemen Zhang Yi, Li Jinsong, Li Jing, Wang Weimin, the vicious Liu Tongyu, leader of the brainwashing sessions Ming, Director Li and Director Zheng of the local "610 Office." They used collaborators, former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture, to verbally and physically abuse the practitioners and deprive them of sleep.

In order to keep information from going out of the labor camp, they sent those who have been sentenced to longer terms to the brainwashing center, leaving behind those with short terms. The practitioners were sent to the second floor of the confinement quarters for brainwashing, with two inmates responsible for each practitioner. They shadowed the practitioners when they ate, slept or went to the washroom, monitoring them 24 hours a day and not allowing them to communicate with other practitioners.

There are nine rooms on the second floor, seven of which were set aside for practitioners and their guards. All the connecting doors between the rooms were shut. When one practitioner went to the washroom, the other doors were closed to prevent practitioners from having eye contact. The guards force the collaborators to beat the practitioners, while they try to appear to be kind and gentle later. They're hoping in vain to break down the practitioners' will.

The police had the collaborators talk to the practitioners until 2-3 o'clock in the morning, and then they would wake them up before 6 a.m. They would then bombard the practitioners with lies for prolonged periods of time in hopes of wearing them down.

List of collaborators

Female Team

Li Shan, 37, from Nanhu, Wuchang City

Jia Yuting, 21, from Nanhu, Wuchang City

Huang Yan, 57, from Jiefang Park

Xia Liqin, 30, from Qingshan

Zhou Ke, Huang Wangqin, Chen Yanping

Male Team

Wang Tingfang, 47 year old, from Central China Normal University

Wang Chuntang, from the Party Members' School of Wuhan Steel Factory

Liu Jiaxin, unemployed

Chen Yanwen, unemployed

List of Policemen Who Are Responsible for the Persecution

Han Yulong, team leader of No. 2 Brigade. He intercepted winter clothes meant for practitioners from their relatives. He said, "I don't beat them up, but whatever else that can reform them, I will not hesitate to do."

Liu Tongyu forced the practitioners to remain standing, deprived them of sleep, and directed inmates to physically abuse the practitioners.

Chen Yong and Lei Changwen were in charge of the group formed specifically to brainwash practitioners.

Policeman Zhang Yi sent practitioners to solitary confinement and forced them to stand or squat for extended periods of time. He was behind a lot of the tactics used to threaten and deceive the practitioners. He told the practitioners, "If you don't reform, we will send you to the Shayang Forced Labor Camp."