(Minghui.org) The Anyuan District Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Pingxiang City, Jiangxi Province set up a brainwashing center in March 2021 as part of the “Zero Out” campaign to eradicate Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese mind and body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. In this campaign, every Falun Gong practitioner on the government’s blacklist is harassed and ordered to renounce their faith.

The brainwashing center, named “Home of Care,” was located in a two-story retired elementary school building in Luxi County, Pingxiang City. With a total investment of more than two million yuan, it became a brand new facility after the renovation.

The first floor is used for accommodations and the second floor for brainwashing sessions. There is a metal gate between the first and second floor staircases, and the school playground is used as an outdoor activity space for the attendees. The blackboards cross the facility are filled with words slandering Falun Gong.

The brainwashing sessions began on March 15, 2021, with each session lasting two weeks. Besides Falun Gong practitioners, people of other religious groups, human rights activists, and political dissidents are also targeted.

Staff members of community committees and the police have harassed almost all Falun Gong practitioners in Pingxiang City and ordered them to attend the brainwashing classes. Attendees stay there from Monday to Friday and go home on weekends. The facility and environment look nice, like a hotel, with good food served free of charge, in order to make the practitioners lower their guard and submit to the brainwashing.

If the superficial and hypocritical tactics cannot make practitioners renounce their faith, they are threatened with imminent arrest, indictment, prison sentences, torture or deprivation of pension. If the practitioners still refuse to give up Falun Gong, the authorities then threaten them with their family members’ careers, jobs and college studies, etc.

According to Falun Gong practitioners who have attended the brainwashing sessions, a separate room on the second floor was dedicated to the practitioners who refused to renounce their faith, for more intensive brainwashing.

The first and third sessions at the brainwashing center have been specifically held for Falun Gong practitioners.

The first session was from March 15 to 28, with practitioners Li Xinyao, Rong Aimei, Jin Yulian, Wang Jin'e, Li Jiuxiang and Lai Huanping forced to attend.

The third session was from April 12 to April 25, with practitioners Chen Yan, Li Jiuxiang, Shi Dongfen, Yang Xiuying and Hu Meixiang forced to attend.

Perpetrators participated in the brainwashing centers:
Nie Lei (聂磊), deputy secretary of Anyuan District Political and Legal Affair Committee: +86-13320094666
Ouyang Yuanhao (欧阳元昊), member of Anyuan District Political and Legal Affair Committee, in charge of Home of Care: +86-18507999990Peng Zhiliang (彭志良), member of Anyuan District Political and Legal Affair Committee, contact person of Home of Care: +86-17779959729Peng Gao (彭高), police officer: +86-15279920775Zhou Qi (周琪), police officer: +86-13768111655Liu Wangyang (刘汪洋), nurse: +86-13922117564Huang Jiao (黄娇), instructor: +86-13979986288Chen Yongkang (陈永康), cook: +86-13517990589Chen Qiping (陈奇萍), kitchen helper: +86-15907991976