Torture in custody has taken the lives of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners since the Communist Party began persecuting followers of the spiritual discipline in 1999. Of the more than 4574 documented deaths of Falun Gong adherents in China, the vast majority came from torture.

“Among the true accounts of unbelievable brutality, the immoral acts that shocked my soul the most were the lewd yet routine practice of attacking women’s genitals by 6-10 Office staff and the police.”
- Gao Zhisheng

While cases of torture are annually documented in nearly every country around the world, in China the Falun Gong represent one of the largest and most frequently tortured groups. In the reports of the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture, for instance, two thirds of the victims of torture cases listed for China were Falun Gong practitioners.

Torture has been used for decades by Chinese Communist Party police to extort confessions from suspects and targets of political campaigns. Torture is now being used against the Falun Gong group to force them to renounce their faith. Both physical and mental torture techniques are used to break Falun Gong practitioners.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke



Outside the law: inside the Changchun Brainwashing Centre

( 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

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