The Sichuan Province Women's Prison Uses Slave Labor and Sells Prisoners' Blood for Profit
(Clearwisdom.net) The Sichuan Province Women's Prison, also called Sichuan Jianyang Yangmahe Clothes Plant, is located in the southeastern part of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. It is close to Yangmahe County, along the highway from Chengdu City to Longquanyi. Therefore, it is also called Jianyang Yangmahe Women's Prison. There are over 3,000 prisoners, including many Falun Gong practitioners. We do not know the exact number of practitioners detained there.
There are nine sections (or nine workshops) in the prison, producing goods all year long using slave labor. It is well known that goods produced by slave labor are forbidden on the market, especially for export. But Jianyang Yangmahe Women's Prison produces market goods using slave labor all year long. They export the goods produced by prisoners to obtain foreign currency. The goods are mainly exported to Russia. In order to sell the goods, they always label them with a famous brand. The conditions in the workshops are hellish. Prisoners work 12 to 14 hours a day. Every day there are work quotas assigned. If the prisoners cannot finish the assignment, they are forced to work longer hours and are not allowed to eat. Due to the intensity of the forced labor, incidences of suicide occurred in the 3rd, 4th and 6th workshop in 2004 alone. We can see that the prisoners' lives are not cherished there at all.
What is more despicable is that, in addition to exploiting prisoners' hard work without paying them, the prison management has come up with an inconceivably evil idea. They use every means they can think of to get profit, even by selling the prisoners' blood. Under the pretext of examination for AIDS, they forcefully take 10ml blood from each prisoner. (They, however, use the same needle for multiple prisoners, which could actually cause contamination). The fact is that, 10ml of blood can sell for 120 yuan. The blood from 3,000 or 4,000 people could be sold for 360,000 to 480,000 yuan. They are not only exploiting workers, but also draining their blood. To forcefully take blood is a form of torture to practitioners as well as to the other prisoners. This action of getting profit by risking people's lives is the worst abuse of human rights and the worst crime against human life.
Last year, the People's Congress of China included the issue of human rights in the law. But the very organization entrusted with implementing the law is the same one committing crimes that seriously violate and abuse human rights. We hereby want to expose the crimes conducted by the Chinese Communist Party to the world, and let everybody know what they are doing.
List of personnel in Jianyang Yangmahe Women's Prison:
Yu Zhifang, Chairman of the Department of Education, who once persecuted Cui Xiaoping, a Falun Gong practitioner from Leshan City, Sichuan Province
Huang Yonghui, Team Leader, who has persecuted Falun gong practitioner Liu Ying and others.
Department of the Prison: Guo (Last Name)
Principal of the Prison Hospital: Mei Lan
Chief Doctor: Zhang Zhengqun and others
April 04, 2005