Name: Tang Tianmin (唐天敏)
Gender: Female
Age: 56
Address: Naxi District, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province
Occupation: Former employee of Naxi Food Industry
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 12, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Naxi Sanitary Ceramics Factory Guest House (纳溪卫生陶瓷厂招待所)
City: Luzhou
Province: Sichuan
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, solitary confinement, torture, physical restraint, detention, denial of restroom use, sleep deprivation

( On July 12, 2011, plainclothes police officers arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Tang Tianmin and took her to the Jiantaoshanzhuang Brainwashing Center at Naxi Sanitary Ceramics Factory in Luzhou City. While she was there, Ms. Tang opposed the persecution by holding a hunger strike for eight days, until she was released.

On the morning of July 12 at around 6:00 a.m., five to six plainclothes officers broke into Ms. Tang's home in Naxi, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province. They confiscated her Falun Gong books and portraits of Master Li Hongzhi, and tried to take her. One tall, thin man wearing a badge told her, "We want you to come to assist with the investigation of a case." She knew it was a lie, so she ignored them.

The plainclothes officers then called for uniformed officers, who dragged and carried her to their vehicle. Ms. Tang called for help, shouting, “Bandits! Bandits! Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!” Director Chen from the Xinxiang Township Government participated in the arrest. Ms. Tang resisted, so she was beaten and her arms were twisted so much they swelled up.

Ms. Tang was secretly taken to Jiantaoshanzhuang Brainwashing Center in the Naxi Sanitary Ceramics Factory, which was set up by the Naxi 610 Office under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to brainwash Falun Gong practitioners.

There were detained practitioners in each of the rooms in the center. Each practitioner was assigned two collaborators, usually employees from either the judicial department or a government agency. They monitored the practitioners around the clock and forced them to listen to or watch CCP propaganda which defamed Falun Gong. They also tried to force practitioners to write statements renouncing their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and the practice of Falun Gong, using fear, pressure, corporal punishment, and threats of not being released.

Collaborators Chen and Zhang watched Ms. Tang. People referred to Chen as “Director” Chen. “Director” Chen said to Hu, "Look at how nice it is here. It is very nice. See, there are tiles on the floor. We had you come join the study, and there are two people to accompany you." Ms. Tang replied, "Arresting or detaining us is illegal. I want to go home." When she tried to walk out, people from the center ran after her and stopped her.

Collaborators at the center didn't allow practitioners to do the Falun Gong exercises. When practitioners tried, the collaborators bent their hands back very hard. As a result, Ms.Tang's wrists became swollen. When they were pulling her hands to make her write the so-called repentance statement, she said that she did nothing wrong and committed no crime, so why should she write the repentance letter?

After Ms. Tang clarified the facts to them, the collaborators stopped trying to brainwash her or asking her to write the three statements.

Ms.Tang went on an eight-day hunger strike to oppose the 610 Office depriving her of her freedom of belief. After that she was released. She was very weak.

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