(Clearwisdom.net) I was sentenced to three years in prison for cultivating Falun Dafa. They locked me in the Juvenile Detention Center. While imprisoned, I witnessed many things that are hidden secrets, unknown to the general public.1. The untold truth about the Juvenile Detention Center
The Center was under the direct supervision of the Prison Management of Beijing City. It was the stronghold where Jiang's group of gangsters carried out the suppression and persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. In October 2000, the center was moved from Lishuiqiao, outside Anding, to the new location in Daxing County, across from the Labor Re-education Personnel Dispatch Center in Bejing City, and separated by a large farm field between the two. The center's name was changed from "Youth Detention Center" to "Juvenile Detention Center."
The name, Juvenile Detention Center, was a deceptive disguise for the uninformed. They wanted people to think that the place was a cultural and moral education center for lawbreaking minors, or a center for youth work-study program. My husband even naively thought that the kind, highly-educated Falun Gong practitioners were sent there to teach youths. Little did I know that I was to be thrown into a "hell" on earth! Electric barbed wire was scattered over the tall walls, high watchtowers were at the four corners, and armed police with guns stood guard day and night at the gate. There was an isolation area segregated by the wire mesh fence, which was the K-shaped jail within the prison. It is equipped with automatic audio and video surveillance and an alarm system to monitor and record every corner of the prison. It was a well-kept secret.
Since it is called the "Juvenile Detention Center," one would think that the people imprisoned there would consist of youth under the age of 18. In fact, from 2000 to 2003, 70% of the over one thousand population locked in the facility were adults, consisting of about half men and the other half women.
The center was further divided into four prison divisions, and ten sub-divisions. Each sub-division housed about 100 to 120 people. The young male prisoners were locked in the first division. Male adults were locked in the second division. The third division (6 and 7 sub-divisions) was mostly adult women with one or two young women. The fourth division (8, 9, and 10 sub-divisions) was all adult women. This was a top secret, not even known to the police of the public security offices at the state and all other levels of the legal system. When the policemen saw the "Juvenile Detention Center" stamp on my prison release document, they were amazed and thought that it was inconceivable that I, an old lady, had been locked in a youth prison.
The secret had to be concealed from foreign countries. Whenever there were any foreign visitors, the prison authorities ordered all women to hide, to avoid being seen by the foreigners. One time, prisoners from the ninth sub-division were forced to work the slave labor job of "trimming sheep wool" in the jail house east of the male juvenile division. But we were told to stop working not long after we started the job. We were told to leave right away, go back to the women's jailhouse to the west, sit in the center of the room and not be seen near the windows. We were baffled by what was going on! Later, we learned that we had Japanese visitors. Because Chinese officials claimed that the prison system in China was very civil, and managed according to classification and sex, and that there were no co-ed prisons, we had to leave the work site and hide in the room. When the Minghui/Clearwisdom website exposed the fact that authorities in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp stripped eighteen female Falun Dafa practitioners and threw them into a cell filled with men, everyone was infuriated. The ninth sub-division police explained that it had to be untrue because the Chinese prison system always had policy of providing separate male and female prisons, and thus what happened in Masanjia was just not possible. The prison officials were well aware of the fact that the Juvenile Detention Center that they were managing locked both male and female prisoners together, yet they were willing to lie again and again in the face of the true facts.2. Policemen get promotions for persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners
The Juvenile Detention Center followed the lead of Jiang's gangster group and the "610 Office" to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners with wild zeal. During the period from November 2000 to February 2003, the ninth sub-division illegally locked up 49 Falun Dafa practitioners ranging in age from 18 to 72.
The center's assistant director Jin Hua, the fourth division head Huang Qinghua, the ninth sub-division head Zheng Yumei, and the assistant of the ninth sub-division Li Xiaonuo were the key persons responsible for persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners.
It was a customary practice to torture Falun Dafa practitioners with techniques such as sleep deprivation, long-term torture devices, military drilling, corporal punishment, compiling fake scriptures, spreading rumors and slandering words, personal attacks, and lies and deceptions. In addition, they adopted a very strict military-style management, forced overtime, and excessive slave labor work, forced brainwashing, mandatory viewing of anti-Falun Gong propaganda films, and demanded tons of writing. It created a very tense atmosphere for practitioners, causing physical fatigue, and forcing practitioners to the brink of collapse. Some practitioners actually suffered from mental collapse due to the mistreatment. Guards instigated Li Cuixiang, the criminal who was sentenced for fraud to 15 years in prison, to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners with vicious means like spreading rumors, cheating, and deceptions. One of the rules in the prison was that a fraud criminal could not be assigned the role of a team leader or someone as a special helper to the prison management. They ignored the rule and gave her authority and freedom beyond that allowed by law so that she could persecute Falun Dafa practitioners and compile and write reports for the "610 Office." She even bragged about her privileges.
The Juvenile Detention Center took the initiative to help Xichengqu Detention Center persecute over 20 practitioners who were on hunger strike. They helped the State Security Chief Team to illegally detain practitioners waiting for trial in the brainwashing center, and proposed to "transform" practitioners in Chadian men's prison in Qinghe in an effort to make money through helping the Datun Village "610 Office." They continued to carry out many persecutory crimes against Falun Dafa practitioners, yet these inhuman acts were commended and awarded by Jiang's lawless regime.
In September 2001, the public security office commended the ninth sub-division for being the "progressive cultural division" in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. The Beijing municipal administration law clerk, Qiang Wei, who is currently under investigation by WOIPFG (1), visited many times to show support and encouragement to the police. The policeman, Huang Qinghua, was awarded as outstanding Communist Party member and outstanding justice administrative worker by Jiang's Beijing municipal administrative office. He was promoted from the ninth sub-division head to the fourth division head, Zheng Yumei was promoted from the assistant to a division head, and Li Xiaonuo was promoted from a general prison guard to the assistant of a sub-division.3. A look at Jiang's crimes from the perspective of the persecution suffered by practitioners in Juvenile Detention Center
All 49 practitioners locked in the Juvenile Detention Center were good people who lived by the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Some of them were model and progressive workers. They were illegally sentenced because they would not give up their beliefs and they explained the facts about the practice to other people.
On February 4, 2000, Chinese New Year's Day, over one thousand determined Falun Dafa practitioners went to Tiananmen Square to display the Falun emblem and "Falun Dafa is Good" banners. Jiang was extremely upset and personally ordered a thorough investigation to search for the organizer of this event. This was the so-called "204" case. What they didn't know was that there was no organizer, so no matter how much national effort they put in to look for an organizer, they could not find one because there wasn't one. They then arrested nine people including Li Shuying, Li Jie, Mi Xiaoping, Liang Zhaohui, Yan haizhi, Yang Xiliang, Hu Guoping, He Weizhi, and myself, and accused us of being the organizers. We were illegally sentenced. Li Shuying and I were each sentenced for three years, Li Jie for five years. All of us served our terms in the Juvenile Detention Center.
There were two Falun Gong practitioners from the military locked up in the Juvenile Detention Center. One was an English Professor, advisor of doctorate students from the Air Force Command Institute, Liu Xizhen. The other was the Principal Doctor of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the Army Hospital, Li Chaoran. They were arrested at Liu Xizhen's house while discussing a possible date, the 11th, to go to Tiananmen Square. They were arrested with the crime "planning to go to Tiananmen Square for a Falun Gong activity" and were illegally sentenced to five and four years in prison, respectively.
The Jiang regime's worst fear is that Falun Dafa practitioners can break through the government information blockade. They spend a great deal of effort and planning to arrest people who attempt this, and punish them with extreme sentences. Ms. Mu Chunyan was sentenced to seven years because she was in charge of printing truth-clarification materials. Guo Shujing and Zhang Lixin were each sentenced to three years.
Since 2001, Jiang's regime has escalated their vengeful persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. The Falun Dafa practitioners are certainly not shaken a bit. More and more practitioners join the wave to clarify the facts, printing and distributing truth-clarification materials. Jiang's outraged and angry regime has been arbitrarily arresting and punishing practitioners with heavy sentences.
Mr. Yao Yue, 27, was a candidate for a Master's degree at Qinghua University. He was illegally sentenced to 12 years in prison for clarifying the facts to people, launching remote controlled balloons, and distributing truth-clarification materials.
Ms. Jiang Changfeng, a 72-year old retired cadre, worked for the government all her life. She was unlawfully sentenced to ten years becayse she cooked for practitioners who were in charge of printing truth-clarification materials. She was constipated for seven days from the harsh distress suffered in the Juvenile Detention Center. Her face was so full of pus and swollen that she could not open her eyes. Under the circumstances, they still tortured her body day and night and enforced brainwashing activities. Her husband, Yu Zhangxin, was a high level cadre in the air force. He was illegally sentenced to 18 years in prison for being a fellow of the Falun Dafa Research Group. He is currently serving the sentence in the military prison.
In 1990, Ms. Xu Nuo graduated from Beijing Broadcast College majoring in Television Programming. She later became an oil painter and held a few art exhibitions throughout the country and the world. In 2002 she was unlawfully sentenced to 5 years in prison for downloading and compiling Falun Dafa truth-clarification material from the web.
Ms. Hao, a woman from the Pinggu mountain farming area, was a simple and sincere person. Both husband and wife cultivated Falun Dafa and led a very comfortable life. She was wanted by the local police for pasting "Falun Dafa is Good" banners and distributing truth-clarification materials. To avoid being persecuted she wandered around the mountain area for over one year, raising chicken in the mountains. Eventually, they were both arrested, illegally sentenced, and sent to prison. They had to leave their over 80-year old father and two small young children at home, unable to subsist without the couple's economic support. She is in the prison without money or resources, and in an extremely difficult situation.
49 Falun Dafa practitioners were "found guilty" by the court of: surfing the internet, downloading information from the web, printing and distributing materials, appealing in Tiananmen Square, and so on. These so-called crimes are exactly the basic human rights that are guaranteed and protected by all democratic countries. They are clearly written into the Chinese constitution as well. The fabrications written in the court judgments against Falun Dafa practitioners shall become the irrefutable evidence for the inhuman crimes committed by Jiang and his followers.
(1) WOIPFG - The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong.