Huge Profits Made by Chaoyang District Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City
(Clearwisdom.net) The Chaoyang District Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City recently moved to an adjacent location. After the move, the old site was leased to a few underground factories that have no business license and pay no taxes. The labor camp forced detainees to work in these factories. The labor camp police have made huge profits from this arrangement.
These factories include a print shop, leather processing shop and a glass factory that makes bottles for salad oil. We heard that these factories are very likely owned by the labor camp police themselves or their friends.
The labor camp officials made deals with the factory owners. They often forced the labor camp detainees to fold paper in the print shop or work on miscellaneous jobs in the leather processing shop. Exploitation in the print shop is the most severe. We learned that these factories take advantage of this cheap labor and the labor camp police pocket big profits.
The detainees there have to work days and nights. They only rest for a few hours every day. Their meals are very meager and dirty. Occasionally, when the food supply improved, it was no more than a steamed bun. The vegetables were whatever was the cheapest. Sometimes they would serve the same type of vegetable for months.
The buns were extremely white and looked unusual. Many labor camp detainees developed a serious chronic illness after eating these buns. The symptom was similar to tuberculosis. Several people eventually died, and some survivors later went home. They had to spend a large amount of money on medical bills. Some died due to lack of treatment because they could not afford the medical fees.
The labor camp employed a so-called "merry-go-round," brainwashing newly detained Falun Gong practitioners non-stop. The camp police tried to force the practitioners to denounce their belief. They played video and audio tapes slandering Falun Gong and Master Li. They deprived Falun Gong practitioners of sleep and denied them toilet breaks. This torture would last one week if the practitioner refused to give up Falun Gong. The camp police used many other kinds of torture techniques on these practitioners. They invented many dreadful methods to harm the practitioners without leaving any evidence. One of the torture methods was to put several plastic bags over the person's head and tie it off at the neck. The victims would have difficulty breathing and eventually suffocate. This was a form of murder, and people killed this way showed no signs of physical abuse.
We appeal for an investigation of these crimes committed by those perpetrators at the Chaoyang Forced Labor Camp in Changchun. The governmental Business and Tax Administration should thoroughly investigate these factories.
September 1, 2004