Article overview: Psychiatric torture

May2015
March2015

Outside the law: inside the Changchun Brainwashing Centre

(Minghui.org) The Changchun Brainwashing Centre, known officially as the “Changchun Legal System Education Training Centre,” is located in the town of Lanjia, and under the direct control of the Jilin Provincial 6-10 Office. To hide the Centre from the public, its billboard is hidden inside the building.

Zou Jun from the provincial 6-10 Office is in charge of the daily operation of the brainwashing centre. Under him are two directors, Liu Xiaofeng and a woman surnamed He. The trio then recruits “assistants”, paying them each 150 Yuan per day (GBP £15), to help them carry out brainwashing of Falun Gong practitioners. READ MORE

14-03-2015 Psychiatric torture
November2014

Practitioners tortured in Xingtai Brainwashing Centre in Hebei Province

(Minghui.org) Surrounded by high walls topped with barbed wire and secured with an iron gate, the notorious Xingtai Brainwashing Centre lies roughly 330 yards east of the Xingtai Epilepsy Hospital on Donghuan Road, which leads into Jing'an Village. Over the last decade, the brainwashing centre has jailed and tortured many Falun Gong practitioners. Some were taken to the centre directly by local police, and others were transferred from forced labour camps and prisons. READ MORE

14-11-2014 Psychiatric torture
Jule2014
February2014
December2013

Amidst labour camp closures, Chinese regime launches renewed campaign of brainwashing, abuse

NEW YORK -- Western media reports over the last several days have largely characterised the Communist Party's decision to close the widely-scorned Re-education Through Labour (RTL) system as progress in the area of human rights. However, a new campaign, which aims to brainwash millions of Falun Gong practitioners across China – through psychological and physical torture – demonstrates Beijing's mechanisms of suppression remain as functional and utilised as ever. READ MORE

30-12-2013 Psychiatric torture
Jule2013
June2013
August2012

After 13 years of brutal suppression, a turning of the tide?

NEW YORK – On May 29th, Mr Yu Xuezhong left home to go to his friend’s house. Little did he know it would be his last time. That evening, police burst in, abducting the two men in a sweep that pulled in at least 20 others who practise Falun Gong in Northeast China’s Jilin City. They were taken to a nearby police station, handcuffed, and beaten. The next day, Mr Yu’s family received a phone call. The 53-year-old was dead. READ MORE

06-08-2012 Deaths
May2005

Force-feeding

Force-feeding is NOT an attempt to nourish or feed; rather, it is a a torture method, the brutal procedure has resulted in many deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in China's labour camps.

The force-feeding is most often carried out by labour camp staff with no medical training, or by criminal inmates who are coerced to assist.

Firm, unsanitised tubes are forced into a practitioner’s nose and into the stomach, often rupturing or damaging tissues; sometimes the tube enters the lungs instead.

The tubes are sometimes left in a practitioner’s stomach for days or weeks, causing severe infections, or pulled out and reinserted repeatedly.

The practitioners are often “fed” irritants such as highly concentrated salt water, hot pepper oil, boiling water, or detergent. READ MORE

16-05-2005 Psychiatric torture
April2005

Sexual assault of Falun Gong practitioners in prisons and labour camps

The inhuman and sadistic nature of the persecution is exemplified in the sexual abuse suffered by Falun Gong practitioners at the hands of Chinese authorities. The forms of sexual torture include rape, molestation, shocking genitals with electric batons, raping Falun Gong practitioners with foreign objects (including toilet brushes and batons), shoving hot peppers into vaginas, pinching genitals or nipples even to the point of tearing them off, kicking genitals, piercing nipples with hot irons, stripping practitioners naked and beating them, forcefully administering drugs that cause menstruation to cease, and more. The victims of such sexual abuse include young, unmarried women and seniors. READ MORE

24-04-2005 Sexual assault