Article overview: Forced labour

January2016
Jule2015

Four more practitioners illegally detained in Rucheng, Shandong Province

(Minghui.org) Four more female Falun Gong practitioners were illegally arrested on April 7th, 2015, in Rushan City, Shandong Province, following the arrest of their friend Ms Yu Jingtao six months earlier on October 6th, 2014. The four were detained for 17 days in the same detention centre.

On the day of their arrest, the police searched and ransacked their homes, taking personal belongings, such as computers, printers, and other items. READ MORE

06-07-2015Forced labour
June2015
November2014
October2014
Jule2014
February2014

'Shutdown' of labour camps does not mean the end of persecution

(Minghui.org) Chinese officials publicly announced their decision to abolish the notorious forced labour camp system on January 7th, 2013, according to a December 2013 Amnesty International report. The "education through labour" system, as authorities call it, has existed for nearly six decades. The name is deceptive, however, as these are forced labour camps, pure and simple, with brainwashing and torture commonplace in addition to overwork and dangerous working conditions.

The forced labour camp system in China is declared to have been “shutdown,” but the harm and pain it has caused to millions of people, especially Falun Gong practitioners, has long-lasting effects. READ MORE

09-02-2014Forced labour
October2013

Forced labour camp system still active – sentences served 'outside' and monitored by telephone

(Minghui.org) The Chinese forced labour camp system has not really shut down. Although many of the former forced labour camps have released their prisoners and many others have changed their signs to read “Drug Rehabilitation Centre”, the labour system is operating in another form. Sentences are being served outside of the camps, and people are being monitored by telephone. READ MORE

25-10-2013Forced labour
September2013

Appeals court overturns lower court decision but gives Falun Gong practitioner same 3-year sentence anyway

(Minghui.org) The Hengyang City Intermediate Court recently ruled on the appeal of Ms Xiong Qiuling, a Falun Gong practitioner illegally sentenced to three years in prison. Hengyang City is located in China's Hunan Province. The intermediate court dismissed a lower court’s charges against her, but instead, charged her with a different crime: “harbouring criminals”. This was done to retain the original sentence of three years in prison. READ MORE

22-09-2013Forced labour
June2013
May2013

Seven professionals arrested in Wuhan, four still detained

(Minghui.org) Following mass arrests of Falun Gong practitioners in Wuhan during April and May 2011, the Wuhan 6-10 Office recently initiated another “top priority effort” and has arrested seven more Falun Gong practitioners, most of whom are intellectuals.

The practitioners were arrested for using the Internet “in an organised manner” to send publications overseas, thus allegedly committing the crime of leaking national secrets in an attempt to subvert the Chinese government. READ MORE

25-05-2013Work and school