Hebei Woman Barely Conscious after Ten Days of Detention at a Brainwashing Center
(Minghui.org) A resident of Wuhan City, Hubei Province was on the verge of death and barely conscious after ten days of being held at the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Jiang Qiuying was talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong in a residential area on October 21, 2019 when she was discovered by a plainclothes officer. The officer didn’t arrest her right away, but followed her back home.
A group of officers waited until dark, then arrested Ms. Jiang that night. They ransacked her home and confiscated her Falun Gong books and other related materials.
The police initially put Mr. Jiang on a 15-day detention. When her husband went to the local detention center to pick her up at the end of the term, staff members from the local residential committee and already taken her to the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center, also known to the outside as “Wuchang District Care Center.”
Ms. Jiang’s husband went to the brainwashing center every day to demand her release, despite his high blood pressure and physical disability. Their daughter also went with him.
By the tenth day, Ms. Jiang has already become very weak and was barely conscious. One staff member told her husband that she hasn’t taken any food or drink since entering the brainwashing center.
Mr. Jiang’s husband called an ambulance to take her to the hospital right away, despite strong opposition from the brainwashing center staff.
Yangyuan Brainwashing Center is notorious for its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Many practitioners who completed their sentences in labor camps but refused to renounce Falun Gong have been taken there directly after their terms. Six practitioners were confirmed to have been persecuted to death there by 2014.
Most practitioners who were held there reported that they were given toxic drugs, deprived of sleep, and tortured, as the authorities attempted to force them to renounce their faith.
Many of these practitioners suffered deep depression and were unable to overcome the mental torment after being released.