University Lecturer Taken to Brainwashing Center
(Minghui.org) Under directives from the Jilin Political and Legal Affairs Committee and 610 Office, Mr. Han Yongqiang (韩永强), a university lecturer, and his wife Ms. Wei Xiujuan (魏修娟) were arrested and taken to the Shahezi Brainwashing Center on August 1, 2014.
Officials claimed that the brainwashing session was held during the summer break and dedicated to Falun Gong practitioners who were teachers.
Mr. Han, a lecturer at the Beihua University, was arrested outside his house on August 1, 2014, by officers from the Gaoxin District Domestic Security Division and the Changjianglu Police Station.
Officers snatched his house keys and ransacked his home. His two computers, six laptops, six cell phones, and other items were confiscated. Ms. Wei was at home and also arrested. The couple was taken directly to the Shahezi Brainwashing Center.
There, the couple was forced to repeatedly watch slanderous videos and forced to attend evening “intensive study” sessions, aiming to undermine their belief in Falun Gong and force them to give up.
The couple was transferred to the Jilin Detention Center at the end of the brainwashing session on August 6, as they refused to renounce their belief in Falun Gong.
Ms. Wei was later released because of her health condition. Mr. Han has been held in the detention center for nearly two months.
Mr. Han's attorney was denied the right to visit him at the detention center on September 12, 2014. The center staff stated that the local police department gave orders to block the meeting.
The attorney spent a few hours and explained to various staff members at the police department, domestic security division, and the criminal investigation division that blocking an attorney from meeting with his client was illegal. He managed to see Mr. Han in the afternoon.