Crimes Committed by the Deyang City Brainwashing Centre in Sichuan Province

Hexing Township Brainwashing Centre in Sichuan Province is located in a suburban area near Hexing Town. Publicly, they call the centre "Deyang City Science Education School." This centre was built specifically to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. To cover up their vicious deeds, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) local authorities have arranged for some seniors to live there.

This centre has more than fifty rooms with surveillance systems installed in each room. Each room has three beds, one for a practitioner, and the other two are for the two personal monitors (persons designated to supervise the behaviour of practitioners). There is a cafeteria and toilet on the ground floor, along with rooms used to persecute practitioners. No matter what their jobs are, all the employees of the centre, including those who are hired by the police department to physically torture practitioners, doctors, and psychologists from Guanghan Hospital, teachers from a continuing education school, janitors and door keepers, together constantly monitor and control practitioners.

In the centre, two personal monitors are assigned to each practitioner around the clock. They report to the centre authorities every word and action the practitioner says or takes. The centre brainwashes these personal monitors as soon as they enter the centre and teaches them how to maintain a close relationship with the practitioners, and how to find out the sources of Falun Gong materials. They also learn how to determine practitioners' weaknesses so that they can be reported. Normally, when a practitioner is first admitted, he/she is steadfast, and practises the exercises, and explains the facts about Falun Gong to the people in the centre. The personal monitors, however, listen to the practitioners, first observing their behaviour to find out who is more steadfast and knows more. They even claim, "We understand that after practising for so long, it is difficult to stop right away. That's why we allow you to practise a little. However, gradually you will stop practising." After that, these monitors persecute the most steadfast practitioners. They normally start by asking the practitioner's name, address, how long they have practised, and when they started. Then, they get some psychologists and teachers from a continuing education school to come and talk with the practitioner, pretending to care about him or her. They ask about the practitioner's family, and chat on some random topics to observe the practitioner's thoughts.

As soon as they hear practitioners singing Falun Gong songs, they rush to record the songs with their mobile phones. Afterward, they study the songs. They seem to be afraid of practitioners' conversations, greetings to each other, and even blinking of their eyes. Because of that fear, they lock up practitioners inside their rooms all day long. At daybreak, the personal monitors turn on the TV with the volume turned up high, and force practitioners to watch programmes that slander Falun Gong.

The monitors also slip some unknown drugs into the practitioners' food, which causes them to become constipated, thirsty, and to drink a large amount of water without knowing the reason why. A few practitioners experienced severe stomach pain, and hence felt extremely weak and perspired a lot. Some had diarrhoea and dehydration, and their lower abdomen became swollen. Some gradually lost weight each day.

When practitioners are being severely tortured, and they are in extreme pain, these personal monitors pretend to care about them. The centre gets some doctors to check on the practitioners, and some monitors also come to show their "concern." They discuss Falun Gong books with the practitioners, and tell them later that they read the books because their intent is to debate with the practitioners. They also talk about organ harvesting. They ask if the practitioners know about it. If the practitioners answers affirmatively, they ask the practitioners from what source they got the information. These personal monitors try every means possible to find out from where the practitioners get their Falun Gong materials and books. They also record their conversations with practitioners using their mobile phones. Their intent is to check to see if the practitioners have lied to them when another monitor asks the practitioner the same questions. In addition, the authorities at the centre also pretend to lock up some who have enlightened along an evil path with practitioners, so that they can help "transform1" the real practitioners. These thugs spread their misleading information to practitioners every day.

If the practitioners continue practising the Falun Gong exercises, the personal monitors cover practitioners' mouths with tape and tie them onto chairs. Practitioners are then deprived of sleep, food, drinking water, and even from relieving themselves or seeing their family members.

The local government provides funding for this centre. For one practitioner, it pays more than two to three thousand yuan2 for living expenses and salary to the personal monitors. It is estimated that for one practitioner in the centre, the CCP local government pays from 5000 to 7000 yuan. It all comes from the people's taxes.


1. "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")

2. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

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