(Clearwisdom.net) VOA reported on February 5 that New York based organization, China Psychiatric Watch, condemned China for subjecting Falun Gong practitioners to mental torment.

China Psychiatric Watch, which was founded last November, said that many Chinese citizens have been persecuted for practicing Falun Gong. They are abducted, and sent to brainwashing classes, labor camps or mental hospitals to be physically and mentally tortured. Their salaries are withheld and their houses are ransacked and property confiscated. Some people have developed mental disorders due the torture they received in labor camps. According to the information this organization has collected so far, there are over one hundred mental hospitals and clinics that are involved in mentally persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.

China Psychiatric Watch's mission is to seek justice for those who suffer mental persecution in Chinese labor camps or mental hospitals. However, the majority of the cases it collects are related to Falun Gong. A member of the organization, Lu Yang, said, "We are not a Falun Gong organization. We are a group of professionals. Anyone who is concerned with mental torment can join us. We enroll members from all walks of life. We do not have financial support from anybody else. Instead, we operate at our own expense." Lu Yang indicated she is a Falun Gong practitioner.