(Minghui.org) A major “slave trade” market involving forced labor camps is currently running in Shandong Province, where there are over ten forced labor camps. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) created the Rizhao Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province in 2010.

Police departments in Shandong Province are required to fulfill annual forced labor quotas. In order to meet their quotas, officers arrest those simply not in favor or who commit minor offenses, and actually “sell” them to the forced labor camps. Forced labor camps pay 800 yuan per worker to the police department. The price is sometimes higher at the Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp, coming in at over 1,000 yuan. It buys workers from the Zaozhuang Forced Labor Camp and the Jining Forced Labor Camp.

The police arrest, interrogate, and sentence people autonomously. They predetermine charges, such as “starting a quarrel and troublemaking,” “disturbing social order,” “burglary and corruption,” “utilizing a cult to undermine law enforcement,” etc. Those arrested are expected to pay a bribe in order to avoid being taken to forced labor camp. The police department will name a surprisingly high price, and then it's up to the individual to pay or be taken to the labor camp.

An infamous case known to local citizens occurred in 2009, when a man (A) from Liaocheng, Shandong Province, got into an argument with B over a trivial matter in a restaurant. B was a police officer, and, since his police station hadn't met its forced labor quota, he arrested A for “disturbing social order,” took him to the police station, and then “sold” him to a forced labor camp for one year.

The Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp is one of the biggest buyers of slave workers in Shandong Province, while Zaozhuang Forced Labor Camp and Jijin Forced Labor Camp are the biggest sellers.

Those detained in the Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp include citizens from outside of Shandong Province, and also from Linyin, Shandong Province, as well as Falun Gong practitioners and Christians from Shandong Province.

Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp held approximately 750 detainees in 2012. This didn't meet the labor requirements needed to fulfill the camp's exploitive activities, so Xie Xiyi was appointed commissar of the Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp in 2012 and frequently visited local police department directors.

He told the directors to arrest more people and send (sell) them to the forced labor camp. In return, the local police departments would be rewarded monetarily. The Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp dispatches one or two police buses every two months to Zaozhuang Forced Labor Camp or Jining Forced Labor Camp. Each bus carries over 40 people and is used to transport slave laborers. Since Shandong First Forced Labor Camp often competes with Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp, the buses have to queue up and wait.

In addition to guards armed with electric shock batons and clubs, medical and accounting personnel also board the buses. Medical staff mainly attend to laborers experiencing acute illness during the trip. Accounting personnel carry the funds to pay for the slave workers.

When sold as a group, two workers are handcuffed together. Sometimes, the guards cuff two people's right hands together, forcing them to walk awkwardly. Their simple belongings are stored in the luggage cabin. Most slave workers are pale and appear unhealthy, are emaciated, and smell.

Once off the buses, they are searched for “prohibited items.” Slave workers are then taken to the newcomers' division, the sixth division. Some of the newcomers are beaten by those already detained in the camp, which is an initiation called “opening a cell.”

Li Fengyin, 44, from Zaozhuang was beaten to death on the 2011 Chinese New Year by four team leaders of the Sixth Division, including Wei Jinfu, Wang Yili, Wang Liping (from Lunan), and Huo Wei (from Fei County).

In order to cover up the murder, Hao Donggui, the warden, ordered the medical staff to inject intravenous fluids into Li Fengyin's dead body. They then took his body to the Zhangqiu Chinese Medicine Hospital for “treatment.” The four team leaders pretended to do artificial respiration and then wrote a report claiming that Mr. Li had died of a heart attack. Finally, the camp paid a sum of money to Mr. Li's family, who were not aware of what had truly happened.

Slave laborers are forced to work 11 to 15 hours daily, with no compensation. Some are not supplied with toilet paper, having to collect waste paper from the workshop to use in the bathroom. The daily meals consist of turnip, potato, or onion vegetable soups. Some Falun Gong practitioners complained about uncooked food, but to no avail. The Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp frequently prevented the detainees from taking showers, with the excuse of saving water. Detainees were also forced to drink contaminated water, with only 70% to 80% of it boiled. Many detainees became sick after drinking this water. They were also required to get permission to use the toilet.

Practitioners in Shandong Province were sold primarily to the Seventh and Eighth Divisions of the Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp. In order to meet their quota, the Shandong 610 Office sold non-practitioners to the forced labor camp as practitioners.

Li Yujia, about 49, worked at the Snowflake Beer Brewery in Zouping, Shandong Province. He had once been a Falun Gong practitioner before 1999, but changed to a different practice after 2000. Although he was not a Falun Gong practitioner, the Zouping 610 Office sold him as a practitioner for 800 yuan in 2010 to the Seventh Division of Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp. He was given a three-year term, and as a result, his wife divorced him because she couldn't bear the stress.

Li Guangping from Jiangsu Province suffered from severe mental problems. In 2008, with help from fellow villagers, he went to work in Heze, Shandong Province. He picked up a Falun Gong flyer to read, but was then seized by Heze 610 Office staff, who sold him as a Falun Gong practitioner to the Seventh Division of Shandong Second Forced Labor Camp.

The CCP issues propaganda stating that the forced labor system “plays an important role in stabilizing society.” In actuality, the CCP is creating instability and is destroying Chinese traditional moral values. It has persecuted Falun Gong practitioners for over ten years, and has also persecuted the Chinese people as a whole in the process. China will not experience peace while the CCP rules the country.