(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Mingrong, former head nurse at Ankang Hospital in Chengdu, died as a result of persecution only ten days after she was illegally arrested and sent to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center (also known as the “Chengdu Legal Education Center”). Insiders said that Wang Mingrong suffered horrendous torture. However, this is only one of over one thousand cases of serious human rights abuses carried out at the Xinjin Brainwashing Center.

Ms. Wang Mingrong

The Xinjin Brainwashing Center is located in Caiwan Village, Huaqiao Township, Xinjin County. It was set up by the Sichuan Province 610 Office and Chengdu City 610 Office. Since its establishment in 2003, more than one thousand Falun Gong practitioners are known to have been detained there, and numerous cases of severe harassment and abuse have been carried out against them.

At about 8:00 p.m. on June 9, 2011, English teacher Wang Hongxia from Chengdu, Shi Bingjun from Jiangsu Province and Wei Kedong from the Northeast were arrested at their residence in Jiujiang Township. Their family members and lawyers did not receive any notice, and when they went to Jiujiang police station to make an inquiry, the officers told them that they did not know anything about their whereabouts. Later, when Wei Kedong’s family members went to make an inquiry at the Xinjin Brainwashing Center, they were told he was not there. However, when the family members shouted out the names of Wang Hongxia and Shi Bingjun, the two of them appeared at the window behind the metal bars and responded excitedly. Only then could the brainwashing center no longer deny the fact that they were detained there.

After Wang Mingrong died from torture at the brainwashing center, the authorities continued to arrest and detain Falun Gong practitioners to the center while trying to block the news of Wang’s death.

Xie Deqing, a retired employee from Hydrochina Chengdu Engineering Corporation, was tortured to death within twenty days after he was taken to the brainwashing center. He was reduced to skin and bones and was incontinent before he died. He clutched his chest and abdomen in great agony, and passed away only four days after he was released. Soon after his death, more than one hundred armed police came to his home in the middle of the night, and forcibly took his body away.

Liu Shenglü from Xindu died suffering from similar symptoms. He had pain all over his body and his head became swollen. His chest turned black and blue and his abdominal area was bloated. He foamed at the mouth, and all day long, he clutched his abdomen. It appears that he died from severe injuries to his internal organs after being poisoned.

According to practitioners who were detained at the Xinjin Brainwashing Center, some of the torture methods used at the center on practitioners include: brutal force-feeding, injection of drugs that damage the central nervous system, mixing poison in to food and water, severe beatings, forcing practitioners to stand for long periods of time as a form of punishment, as well as many other methods. These means of torture are systematically used on Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to give up their belief in Falun Gong.

In order to force Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief, the brainwashing center deprives practitioners of any freedom. Detained practitioners do not have the right to write to their family; have no access to legal help, and are prevented from sleeping, eating, and going to the toilet. Brainwashing center officials also try to create an atmosphere of psychological terror and fear by threatening to send practitioners to mental hospitals or threatening to harvest their organs.

Xinjin Brainwashing Center

Head of the Xinjin Brainwashing Center Yin Shunyao (former name Yin Decai)

Xinjin Brainwashing Center: Yin Shunyao, +86-13880590177
Bao Xiaomu, section head: +86-18980097136
Wang Xiuqin, staff: +86-13608177484