(Minghui.org) A kindergarten teacher didn’t seem like herself when she was visited by her family in the Shijiazhuang Brainwashing Center. Ms. Liu Hong’s parents reported that she had lost weight, and only said one sentence during the 30-minute meeting.

The elderly couple suspects that their daughter might have been subjected to mistreatment, which led to the abnormal behavior.

Ms. Liu was enjoying her summer break when her supervisors requested that she attend a “study session” on July 11. Unbeknown to her, the study session was set up to try to make her renounce her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

According to eyewitnesses, six police vehicles were present when Ms. Liu was taken away.

This brainwashing center, also known as the Hebei Province Legal Education Training Center, has been used as a black jail to detain and abuse local Falun Gong practitioners who hold firm to their faith.

Ms. Liu joins 353 other local practitioners confirmed to have been held at the facility since 2001. Many of the practitioners were tortured, or subjected to other forms of abuse, resulting in irreparable injury.

Ms. Yuan Pingjun died under suspicious circumstances within eight days of her detention at the brainwashing center.

Three other practitioners were driven to mental collapse as a result of the abuse.

Ms. Yuan’s family fears for her safety, and they call for her release.

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