610 Office in Dehui City Force Falun Gong Practitioners into Brainwashing Sessions
(Minghui.org) Since 2002, the 610 Office and the Political and Legal Affairs Committee in Dehui City, Jilin Province have held many sessions to detain, brainwash, and torture Falun Gong practitioners, under the communist regime's directive to force them to renounce their faith.
According to data collected by Minghui.org, most of the brainwashing sessions were held at discreet locations, from local hotels to vocational schools. As brainwashing centers are not subject to administrative or criminal procedure, the 610 Office held practitioners there for various lengths of time – all at their discretion.
Some practitioners were directly taken to brainwashing centers immediately after their prison or forced labor terms expired.
At least 59 Dehui Falun Gong practitioners are confirmed to have been forced to go through brainwashing sessions over the years. In 2015 alone, 21 practitioners were taken to brainwashing sessions after they filed criminal complaints against former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin, who ordered the violent suppression of Falun Gong in 1999.
Mr. Li Jianmin recalled that when he was detained for brainwashing at Jinzhou Hotel in 2011, there were more than ten practitioners being held there, most of whom were in their 60s or 70s. Each detainee was kept in a separate room and not allowed to talk to other practitioners. They were forced to read and watch anti-Falun Gong propaganda every day.
Constantly Changing Locations
Starting from the first session at Dehui Grain Vocational School, the brainwashing center managed by the 610 Office changed its location each year, and most sessions were held at different hotels. There were several years in which the 610 Office sent practitioners to brainwashing centers operated in the nearby city of Changchun.
The 2015 session was held at Xinyi Hotel, during which a “business closed” sign was hung at the entrance. The hotel resumed its normal operations after the session ended.
Extortion of Detained Practitioners
The 610 Office not only detained local practitioners without due process, but also forced its captives to pay for food and accommodation at inflated prices. For example, for the first session held at the Dehui Grain Vocational School, each practitioner was forced to pay 5,000 yuan to cover “living expenses.”
Monetary Incentive for Detention
In 2003, after Mr. Li Baicheng finished serving his two-year forced labor term, the police paid the brainwashing center in Changchun City 3,000 yuan to continue to detain and brainwash him.
Harassment of Practitioners and Their Families
In some cases, police harassed the practitioners at home, threatened them with brainwashing, and tried to force them to sign statements renouncing Falun Gong. Some officers mentioned that they had a quota to fill for each county or village.
While practitioners were detained for brainwashing, their families were also threatened and fined by police.
In August 2009, police attempted to arrest Ms. Zhang Guiyun and take her to a brainwashing center. When they failed to arrest her, they took away her non-practitioner husband instead and detained him for a few days.
Below are the known names of practitioners who have been held in brainwashing sessions in Dehui:
Han Chunyan (韩春艳)Yang Shuyi (杨淑义)Li Baicheng (李百成)Li Cong (李聪)Li Dezhong (李德忠)Zheng Sixiang (郑思香)Chang Yawen (常雅文)Luan Shujie (栾淑杰)Su Dan (苏丹)Lu Junwen (路俊文)Qin Diansheng (秦殿生)Li Jianmin (李建民)Zhao Yuqin (赵玉芹)Meng Ling (孟玲)Jiang Dehua (姜德华)Wang Wenrong (王文荣)Wang Zhongbin (王忠彬)Qu Zhongfen (曲忠芬)Shen Xiaoguo (沈孝国)Liu Xianchun (刘显春)Zhuang Decheng (庄得成)Gao Shuhua (高树华)Wang Zhihuai (王志怀)Gao Dezhu (高得珠)Shen Quanwu (沈全五)Guan Zunxia (关遵霞)Shi Xiaoguang (史小光)Zou Jibin (邹继斌)Guo Hui (郭辉)Yu Xiaoguang (于晓光)Yin Weiwang (尹维旺)Du Wenxue (杜文学)Qiu Liping (仇立平)
Perpetrators' contact information:
Li Zhenquan (李振权), head of 610 Office: +86-431-87219922, +86-431-87221299Wang Tao (王涛), head of Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-431-87229589, +86-13364633333Xia Mingjun (夏明君), head of police department: +86-431-87295998Yao Yongkui (姚永奎), head of Domestic Security Division: +86-431-87292053, +86-13364638727Liu Chao (刘超), head of detention center: +86-431-87272546, +86-431-87271008, +86-15947830008