Atrocities Committed at the Zhangjiatun Brainwashing Center in Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Jiaozhou City 610 Office in Qingdao City, Shandong Province set up the Zhangjiatun Brainwashing Center in 2000 in Xinan Township in a remote area, far from downtown. A large number of Falun Gong practitioners are detained there and have been subjected to mental torment and physical torture.
According to practitioners who have been incarcerated in the Zhangjiatun Brainwashing Center, Jiaozhou City 610 Office agents hired some local thugs to carry out the abuse in the center. They severely beat practitioners who refused to give up Falun Gong and write the three statements. They abused and mistreated male practitioners by pulling out their beard hairs one by one, or dragging the practitioners out into the courtyard to freeze in the cold weather and other torture methods. They employed a specific torture method to abuse practitioners who remain steadfast in their belief. The persecutors wrapped a long metal furnace hook with newspaper and continuously struck the practitioners in the mouth and teeth so severely that the practitioners' mouths became bloody and their teeth were knocked out one by one. The evildoers shouted, "We will make you suffer until you'd rather be dead than alive!"
Practitioners who have been subjected to this type of torture experienced long-term eating difficulties, they quickly became thin, and lost a lot of weight.
The above-mentioned cases of gross abuse and torture are only the tip of the iceberg in the Zhangjiatun Brainwashing Center.