The No. 1 Female Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province Earns Foreign Dollars by Forcing Falun Dafa Practitioners to Perform Slave Labor
The No.1 Female Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province, located at No. 20 Jiangshuiquan Road, Jinan City, forces illegally detained Falun Dafa practitioners to work for long periods of time, often through the night, in order to earn more foreign dollars and more bonuses for its staff. In the first half of 2002, this forced labor camp earned a net income of 570,000 Yuan (equal to about US $70,000). Practitioners usually work until midnight. After they return to their cells, they are forced to write so-called "thoughts on working." Some practitioners do not get to bed until after two o'clock in the morning, and this applies without exception, even to elderly practitioners. As a result of being overworked for a long period of time, practitioners sometimes faint in the workshop.
This labor camp mainly processes and sews quilts for the Lider General Corporation Ltd. in Changyi, Weifang City. The quilts are for export to more than ten countries, including Japan and South Korea. The labor camp forces practitioners to put name-brand labels on the quilts such as "Beijing Jiangyaling" and "Shuanghe."
The daily schedule of a practitioner in the forced labor camp:
5:30 a.m. - get up, janitorial work
6:50 a.m. - breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 am, work
11:30 a.m. -12:00 noon, lunch
12:00 noon - 5:30 pm, work
5:50 p.m. - 6:00 pm, supper
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 pm (but often until midnight) work
Jinan practitioner Wang Xiaolin was confined alone in a small cell simply because she insisted on practicing cultivation in this labor camp. In 2002 while Zhou Zhongxiang was giving a speech, Wang Xiaolin was dragged away by Wang Shuzhen, the team supervisor, for trying to say something during the speech. She was again detained in the small cell and forced to wear instruments of torture. Even today the scars on her legs are still obvious.
Jiang Lihang is the director of the No.1 Female Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province.