(Clearwisdom.net) Lannigou Brainwashing Center's formal name is the Guiyang City Legal Studies Center. Officials from the Guizhou Province Public Security Department and from the 610 Office appropriated millions of yuan in 2002 to build this facility in Lannigou, Guiyang City, as a base to persecute Falun Gong practitioners from various parts of the province. Numerous practitioners have been arrested and kept captive there, with approximately 20 still there now. Below are the circumstances of four practitioners.

Song Bangfu

May 8, 2010 was the end of Mr. Song's two-year forced labor term. Instead of setting him free that day, Guiyang City and Nanming District 610 Office agents transferred him from the Zhongba Labor Camp straight to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center.

Mr. Song's mother, in her 80s, accompanied by staff from the Huaguoyuan Police Station, arrived at the Zhongba Labor Camp late the morning of May 8 to pick him up. She learned that her son had already left the camp. She pressed the guards on her son's whereabouts. They reluctantly revealed that he had been sent to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center. She rushed to the brainwashing center that afternoon, but the people there said they had no idea of where her son was.

Mr. Song's mother went to the brainwashing center a second time on Monday, May 10. The guards again duped her, saying that her son was not there. They verbally abused and humiliated her. Unable to see her son after two long years of waiting for his release from the labor camp, she felt extremely frustrated and tired. Desperate, she decided to jump into a river and end her life. Fortunately, her family stopped her just in time and averted a tragedy. Even though the brainwashing center officials eventually allowed her to see her son, they made it clear that he was going to be kept captive indefinitely. She could no longer endure the pressure and has become bedridden.

Qin Jinlian

After agents from the Hongshan Police Station arrested Ms. Qin from her home on the afternoon of January 6, 2010, local practitioners quickly spread the news and encouraged everyone to call the perpetrators. The policemen involved in her arrest became very frightened and threatened her family, "Tell them not to call anymore; otherwise, we will extend Qin Jinlian's term." The police recently transferred Ms. Qin, close to 60, from the Baiyun District Drug Rehabilitation Center to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center.

Xie Xianfen

Ms. Xie, a Falun Gong practitioner from Anshun City, Guizhou Province, was sentenced to forced labor on three occasions. Her employer, the Yunma Factory, subsequently terminated her without offering any valid reason. She was sent to the Zhongba Forced Labor Camp for the third time in May 2008. When her term expired in May 2010, the guards immediately sent her to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center.

Xiang Shiqing

Ms. Xiang, originally from Yangjiaping, Chongqing, is a 60-year-old retired worker from the Guiyang Passenger Bus Company. She had passed by Yueliangyan in Guiyang City around 9 p.m. on April 9, 2007 when she spotted a security guard dragging away an elderly Falun Gong practitioner. Without hesitation she walked up to stop the security guard, who ended up calling a policeman. They arrested both women.

A group of policemen arrived at Ms. Xiang's home early in the morning two days after her arrest. They ransacked her home, attempting to find evidence to incriminate her with a crime, but failed. They sent her to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center several days later.

Ms. Xiang has been incarcerated at the Lannigou Brainwashing Center for three years, but the guards still refuse to release her.

Mistreatment of Detained Practitioners

The 610 Office at the Lannigou Brainwashing Center uses three people to monitor each Falun Gong practitioner. The monitors live in the same cell as the practitioner and keep an eye on him or her around the clock. They have the practitioner view or listen to video/audio materials that slander Falun Gong all day long and force the practitioner to write statements to renounce Falun Gong. In some instances, the guards even have male monitors live with young female practitioners for long periods of time.

The monitors also intimidate and harass practitioners and their families. One method they use is to demand families to exert pressure on their loved ones, threatening to send them to labor camps or hold them infinitely if they refuse to give up the practice. The monitors also lace the practitioners' drinking water with drugs that damage the central nervous system. Moreover, they brutally force-feed practitioners who are on hunger strike and often threaten to rape female practitioners.

Lannigou Brainwashing Center guards intentionally keep the living conditions extremely poor in an attempt to weaken practitioners' willpower. There is no air conditioning in the summer, so the rooms are hot and humid. In addition, practitioners have to suffer from freezing weather in the winter since the guards do not turn the heat on. Moreover, they make practitioners sit on cold benches for long periods.

When the guards' brutal force-feeding endangers a practitioner's life, they take him to the confined treatment section on the fifth floor of the Guiyang Police Hospital. Once the practitioner recovers, they bring him back to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center for further abuse and mistreatment.

It is confirmed that the following four people died at the Lannigou Brainwashing Center as a result of torture: Gao Maosen, Liu Yuanzhen, Bao Liqun, and Shi Tongwen.

Contact information:

Guizhou Province Political and Legal Committee: 86-851-6892271; Head: Cui Yadong

Guiyan City Political and Legal Committee: 86-851-5824082, 86-851-5815766; Heads: Zou Bisheng, Qin Rupei

Nanming District Political and Legal Committee: 86-851-5868803; Head: Chen Fangming

Nanming District 610 Office: 86-851-5845513; Head: Yang Guozhong: 86-851-5845513, 86-851-5822246, 86-13518511706

Huaguoyuan Police Station: 86-851-5950748, 86-851-5979540

Deputy Chief Chun Yong: 86-13985034762; Captain Chen: 86-13308510433

Wang Bo and Zeng Hui (in charge of persecuting Falun Gong)

Baiyun District Political and Legal Committee: 86-851-4831101; Head: Wei Ronghua

Lannigou Brainwashing Center: 86-851-3762696, 86-851-3762796, 86-851-3760691, 86-851-3760693 Heads: Lin Qing, male, 86-13308500103

Guiyang City 610 Office Deputy Head and Brainwashing Center Director Ma Jixiang: 86-13984352195

(Born in 1964, Ma Jixiang used to work at the Qingzhen Town Department of Education. He was later transferred to the Guiyang City Department of Education. Around 2004, he was transferred to the Guizhou Province Legal Studies Center. Ma is in charge of daily activities).

Lu Jun (deputy section chief and a team lead): 86-13985164311,

Xu Zonghua, male, 86-13885150608

Wang, in her 40s, is a team lead: 86-13678502890

Yang (college graduate majoring in party political management): 86-13984301225

Yang Yuzhen: team lead

Guards: Huang Yan, Guo Yi, Wang Jiawei, Pang Jun, Wang Yuejiao, Du Li, Sun Quan, Lai Xiaobi, Wu Guiyou, Guoyi, Jiang Hua