Shangfangshan Brainwashing Center in Suzhou City Still Detains Falun Gong Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Shangfangshan Brainwashing Center in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, was set up by the Suzhou City 610 Office to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. It employs full-time thugs and other criminals.
Chen Du is in charge of the center. He is also the deputy director of the police department and director of the 610 Office. Li Guoli is the deputy director of 610 Office; He Xiaodi and Bao Yong hold the positions of director and deputy director of the Suzhou City 610 Office "Transformation" Section respectively. The staff of the 610 Offices, police departments, and the Comprehensive Management Offices of the counties and cities all participate in the persecution.
The 610 Office authorities in different areas secretly set up these brainwashing centers and then call them “legal education” centers. Their purpose is to detain local Falun Gong practitioners as well as practitioners released from forced labor camps and prisons, attempting to force them to renounce their faith against their will, in other words, to “transform.”
The Suzhou City 610 Office and its Domestic Security Division, police departments, and neighborhood offices widely track and monitor Falun Gong practitioners, which seriously affects the work and lives of practitioners and their families. The Chinese Communist Party staff has arrested many practitioners in different regions.
Ms. Jiang Suzhen, 65, lives by herself on Pishi Street in Suzhou City. She had many health problems, but became free of illness after practicing Falun Gong. She told others that Falun Dafa is good, using her personal experience as an example. As a result, she was arrested many times by Liu Shuangrong from Pingjiang District 610 Office and the police. She was again arrested in mid-July 2013 and later released.
Mr. Zheng Yuli, 70, lives in Sanyuan New Village, Suzhou City. He was frail but became healthy after practicing Falun Gong. On the morning of July 24, he was arrested by chief Liu Jianhua and Zhou Shenghong from the Domestic Security Division of Suzhou City Police Department Jinchang Branch and officers, including Li Dongsheng and Tang Xingguo from Caixiang Police Station. He was detained at the Shangfangshan Brainwashing Center in Suzhou.
Ms. Cui Ping, in her 40's, is from Suzhou City. She was arrested several times for taking to people about Falun Gong. On the morning of July 24, Ms. Cui and her husband were both arrested. Her husband does not practice Falun Gong, but he was also arrested this time because he went to the police station to seek his wife's release last year. He was later released. Ms. Cui is still being held in the Shangfangshan Brainwashing Center.
Ms. Lu Yan, 25, lives in Caixiang New Village of Suzhou City. On the morning of July 24, she was arrested on her way to work by Liu Jianhua and Zhou Shenghong from the Domestic Security Division and officers, including Li Dongsheng and Tang Xingguo, from Caixiang Police Station. Her parents went to visit her many times but were never allowed to see her. Later they learned that she was detained in Shangfangshan Brainwashing Center in Suzhou. Her father, Lu Tong, went to the center to get her released, but without success.
It has been reported that some Falun Gong practitioners in Kunshan City, Taicang City, and other places also suffer varying degrees of persecution.
Shangfangshan Brainwashing Center in Suzhou is detaining many Dafa practitioners. The exact number is unknown due to tight security. Practitioners are suffering severe mental and physical torture.
Responsible personnel for the persecution in this area include:
Huang Xiang (黄翔), secretary, Suzhou Municipal Political and Legal Affairs Committee
Chen Du (陈度), deputy director of Suzhou City Police Department and director of 610 Office: +86-13806218111 (Cell)
Li Liguo (李立国), deputy director of Suzhou City 610 Office: +86-13382175660 (Cell), +86-512-65266199 (Home)
Bao Yong (包勇), deputy director of Transformation Section, Suzhou City Police Department 610 Office: +86-13862405300 (Cell)
He Xiaodi (何小弟), chief of Transformation Section, Suzhou City Police Department 610 Office: +86-512-68551806, +86-13862026650 (Cell)