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Gao Zhisheng Released With Broken Teeth, Wife Fears Husband Tortured

Posted by Author on August 7, 2014


Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng  was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Book “Vaginal Coma” Exposes Inhuman Sexual Torture in China’s Masanjia Labor Camp

Posted by Author on July 28, 2014


Vaginal Coma, a new book revealing the brutal sexual torture of female Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners detained in Masanjia Labor Camp in China, was published in Hong Kong on July 21.

The book is by former New York Times photojournalist Du Bin. In May 2013 he released in Hong Kong a documentary film on the same topic, Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp. In 2011 Du published the book Toothbrush in 2011 in Taiwan on the torture of Falun Gong practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Judge Calls Himself “Hooligan” in Torture Video

Posted by Author on February 27, 2013


Wuhan businessman Xu Chongyang is a free man after being arrested in 2011 for speaking out about forced demolition. He was freed on January 5th, and now a shocking video of his torture has surfaced.

Chinese rights activist Hu Jia obtained footage. He published it on Boxun, an overseas news portal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Activist Exposed Video Of Tortured Chinese Businessman

Posted by Author on February 26, 2013


Xu Chongyang, a businessman from Wuhan, was arrested in 2011, for being critical to Bo Xilai.

On January 5, 2013, his jail service has expired, and he was released.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) alleged him behind the scene of being “Chinese Jasmine Revolution” provocateur and “US spy.” Beijing court sentenced him to 19 months in jail for fraud crime. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nightmare Continues for the Survivor of China’s Masanjia Labor Camp Torture

Posted by Author on February 7, 2013


It’s a hell on earth. The Masanjia Labor Camp in China’s northeastern Liaoning has become synonymous with the brutality of the Chinese regime’s shady legal system.

Now, one survivor of the camp’s heinous torture has put out a detailed video re-enacting her personal hell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bo Xilai Rewarded for Torture in China, Awarded Journalist Jiang Weiping Says

Posted by Author on March 18, 2012


The beatings police gave Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999 on the streets of Dalian City were brutal, according to a report on Clearwisdom, a Falun Gong website.

Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners had gathered to appeal for the release of practitioners arrested the night before—the official beginning, in Dalian, of the nationwide campaign to “eradicate” Falun Gong, launched by the then-head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Jiang Zemin.

The practitioners had formed themselves into four lines on the sidewalk near the city government buildings, held hands, and peacefully asked for the release of their fellow believers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Freed China dissident Yang Maodong was tortured in custody, say rights groups

Posted by Author on September 14, 2011


A Chinese dissident writer who was freed this week after five years in jail for alleged illegal business activities has said he was wrongly imprisoned and subjected to treatment “beyond people’s imagination”.

Yang Maodong said the charges against him were trumped up and that during his time in custody his interrogators questioned him only about his pro-democracy activities, and not business matters.

“I am innocent,” he said. “It’s a political case and I was called a political prisoner in the places where I was detained. All of this is political persecution of me because I promoted democracy.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Torture Fears for Chinese Detainees

Posted by Author on April 26, 2011


As U.S. officials head to China for a dialogue on human rights, a Chinese rights group has warned that 17 people—including artist Ai Weiwei—who are being held incommunicado in a recent crackdown on dissent are at risk of being tortured.

“They are at high risk of torture or other mistreatment while held illegally incommunicado,” the China Human Right Defenders (CHRD) group said in a statement on its website.

Top of the list was prominent artist and social critic Ai, whose family has had no official word on his whereabouts after he was detained at a Beijing airport on April 3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Besieged Tibetan Monks ‘Tortured’ by Chinese Authorities

Posted by Author on April 21, 2011


Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have detained and tortured Tibetan monks amid a siege of a major monastery there, according to exile sources.

Tensions have been running high at the besieged monastery of Kirti in Sichuan’s Ngaba prefecture, which is home to some 2,500 Tibetan monks who say they are now running out of food.

The siege of the monastery was sparked by the death of a monk last month in a self-immolation protest against Beijing’s rule. A number of detentions, beatings, and attacks on unarmed local people with trained police dogs have been reported since. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Restaurant Owner Dies from Labor Camp Torture

Posted by Author on March 20, 2011


New York – A 42-year-old owner of a dumpling restaurant in Northeast China died in his home at the end of February, unable to recover from one and half years of physical and mental torture in a Re-education Through Labor (RTL) camp, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. His is one of over 400 documented Falun Gong deaths in Liaoning province since 1999.

Mr. Shi Hongbo (史红波), who owned a restaurant in Jinzhou district of Dalian in Liaoning province, was abducted outside of his home on October 14, 2008 while en route to work. Three weeks later he was sentenced to the Dalian RTL Camp for one and a half years. Camp personnel subjected him to numerous rounds of torture, including shocking him simultaneously with multiple electric batons and tying him down for several days at a time with all four limbs stretched out. As a result, Shi developed heart problems and high blood pressure. In September 2009, Shi was transferred to Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Falun Gong Practitioner in Northern China Dies from Labor Camp Torture

Posted by Author on February 28, 2011


NEW YORK–A Falun Gong practitioner from Hebei province died on February 20, 2011, four days after labor camp officials sent him home on the verge of death, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned.

Sources inside China report that Mr. Pei Yangqing (裴彦庆) was sent home on February 16, 2011 from Qinhuangdao Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. His chest was covered in bruises and he was incontinent. Four days later, unable to recover from the torture inflicted on him in the camp, Pei passed away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Commentary: Capitol Hill Talks Human Rights Atrocities in China

Posted by Author on January 19, 2011


WASHINGTON—It would be best if, hours before Hu Jintao’s arrival, human rights atrocities in China were not relegated to being discussed in a small, overheated room tucked away in a Congressional office building—but those who concern themselves with the topic will usually take what they can get.

What they got was dozens of journalists and observers shoulder to shoulder in a committee room in the Rayburn Building, where they expounded upon, often in painful detail, the Chinese Communist Party’s apparently insatiable appetite for destroying human life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fellow Chinese Lawyers Call for Gao Zhisheng’s Release

Posted by Author on January 19, 2011


Seizing the timing of Hu Jintao’s much vaunted visit to the United States, friends of abducted civil rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have called for his release.

Gao, by now a renowned figure internationally, has been missing since April 2010. Beijing human rights lawyers Jiang Tianyong, Tang Jitian, and Xie Yanyi have demanded that authorities release Gao, also condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) human rights atrocities. Read the rest of this entry »

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19 Chinese Lawyers Write Anti-Torture Open Letter in Response to Hooding of Fan Yafeng & Gao Zhisheng

Posted by Author on January 19, 2011


(Beijing—Jan. 18, 2010) Nineteen Beijing lawyers have written an open letter opposing the use of torture in response to recent reports of police torture inflicted on Christian human rights lawyers Fan Yafeng and Gao Zhisheng. The text of the letter, which was obtained by ChinaAid, reads:

According to recent reports, the well-known Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was subjected to cruel torture and abuse during his disappearance, the first of which lasted 14 months, after which he has disappeared again for more than eight months. Reports have also trickled forth about the former Chinese Academy of Social Sciences research associate Fan Yafeng, who on Dec. 9, 2010 was taken away to a secret location by police who first put a black hood over his head. He was then tortured for several straight days. Read the rest of this entry »

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As West woos China, no word about missing rights activist

Posted by Author on January 12, 2011


When the Chancellor, George Osborne, and Michael Bear, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, co-hosted visiting Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang at a cosy dinner at Mansion House on Monday, it is a fair bet that the extra-judicial torture of the man formerly on China’s official list of its 10 best lawyers was not among the topics discussed.

The details of what the Chinese police did to Gao Zhisheng during his mysterious 10-month disappearance would have ruined anyone’s appetite.

The brilliant human rights lawyer, who had risen from an orphaned childhood in a cave dwelling to a starring role in Beijing’s courts, defending citizens against land theft, censorship and religious intolerance, was beaten day and night, temporarily blinded and threatened with death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Missing China dissident Gao zhisheng recounts abuse: report

Posted by Author on January 11, 2011


BEIJING — Missing Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has not been heard from since April 2010, said his life “hung by a thread” during a brutal two-day beating by police, The Associated Press has reported.

News of the dramatic account given to the AP last year by Gao, in which the dissident describes how he was stripped naked and violently pistol-whipped for two days, comes a week before Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

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AP Exclusive: Missing Chinese lawyer told of abuse- Gao zhisheng’s personal account

Posted by Author on January 10, 2011


BEIJING — The police stripped Gao Zhisheng bare and pummeled him with handguns in holsters. For two days and nights, they took turns beating him and did things he refused to describe. When all three officers tired, they bound his arms and legs with plastic bags and threw him to the floor until they caught their breath to resume the abuse.

“That degree of cruelty, there’s no way to recount it,” the civil rights lawyer said, his normally commanding voice quavering. ” For 48 hours my life hung by a thread.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Amnisty International- URGENT ACTION: Falun Gong practitioner at risk of torture in China: Guo Xiaojun

Posted by Author on December 21, 2010


Falun Gong practitioner, Guo Xiaojun, a former lecturer at Jiaotong University in Shanghai, is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in prison. He was convicted solely on charges which relate to his practice of Falun Gong and based on a confession he says was extracted through torture.

Guo Xiaojun was taken from his home in Shanghai by eight plainclothes police and security officers on 7 January, 2010. They forced their way into his home, without a warrant, and pushed him to the ground in front of his wife and four year old child, cutting his head. The police then ransacked his home, finding only a few books relating to Falun Gong. Police then took him to the Baoshan District detention centre. He was later charged with ‘using a heretical organization to subvert the law’ based on allegations that he had distributed Falun Gong materials. This charge was made following a confession which Guo Xiaojun told lawyers’ was extracted through torture. Since his detention Guo’s family have not been able to visit him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Imprisoned 10 Years in China, Epoch Times Editor up for Release

Posted by Author on December 17, 2010


After spending the last 10 years of his life in a Chinese prison, Zhang Yuhui is scheduled to be released on Dec. 21. The former editor-in-chief of the China branch of The Epoch Times was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role with the uncensored, Chinese-language edition of the newspaper.

A photograph of Zhang, a letter to his wife, and a letter to the U.S. Congress, which were smuggled out of the prison by inmates in 2004, are among the few records of his life obtained over the last decade. Unable to contact the outside world or his wife and two children, his current condition is unknown. He is known to have been tortured by the Chinese authorities in the early years of his arrest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Imprisoned 10 Years in China, Epoch Times Editor up for Release

Posted by Author on December 14, 2010


By Joshua Philipp, Epoch Times Staff, Dec. 14, 2010 –

After spending the last 10 years of his life in a Chinese prison, Zhang Yuhui is scheduled to be released on Dec. 21. The former editor-in-chief of the China branch of The Epoch Times was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role with the uncensored, Chinese-language edition of the newspaper.

A photograph of Zhang, a letter to his wife, and a letter to the U.S. Congress, which were smuggled out of the prison by inmates in 2004, are among the few records of his life obtained over the last decade. Unable to contact the outside world or his wife and two children, his current condition is unknown. He is known to have been tortured by the Chinese authorities in the early years of his arrest. Read the rest of this entry »

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25-year-old Woman Unable to Walk from Sexual Abuse in northern China Labor Camp

Posted by Author on November 18, 2010


Press Release, The Falun Dafa Information Center –

NEW YORK— A 25-year-old kindergarten teacher was severely sexually abused in a Hebei Labor Camp in June 2010, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. Months after the attack, she continues to have trouble walking and her family has been denied access to visit her. The Center urges the international community to investigate her case and pressure the Chinese authorities for her immediate and unconditional release.

Police abducted Ms. Hu Miaomiao (胡苗苗), a Falun Gong practitioner from Chaigoupu Town in Hebei province’s Huai’an county, from her home on the morning of June 15, 2010. Without informing her family, she was quickly sent to the Hebei Province Women’s Re-education Through Labor Camp in Shijiazhuang. At the instigation of the unit leader Wang Weiwei, three criminal inmates beat and tortured Ms. Hu in an effort to force her to renounce her belief. Read the rest of this entry »

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Falun Gong News Bulletin on Events inside China- November 3, 2010

Posted by Author on November 3, 2010


The Falun Dafa Information Center, Nov. 3, 2010 –

Inside China

Key Cases of Falun Gong Deaths from Abuse Documented in October 2010:

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Gao Zhisheng Interviewee, Middle-aged Chinese Woman, Dies Due to Torture, Photo Shows Emaciated Body

Posted by Author on October 31, 2010


Falun Dafa Information Center, Oct 31, 2010 –

Ms. Sun Shuxiang, emaciated from prolonged torture, photographed tens days after her release from a forced labor camp.

NEW YORK— A 53-year-old woman, whose testimony of excruciating and professionally-administered torture attorney Gao Zhisheng relayed in one of his open letters to China’s leaders, died in mid-October as a result of abuse in custody.

According to sources inside China, Ms. Sun Shuxiang (孙淑香), a Falun Gong practitioner from Changchun, died on October 10, four months after her release from a labor camp, where she was shocked with electric batons, injected with unidentified drugs, and forced to perform hard labor. A photo taken immediately upon her return home and smuggled out of China shows her emaciated body. Read the rest of this entry »

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