Brainwashing Class Disintegration
Heilongjiang Jiansanjiang Event arouses international concern.
Apparently Jiansanjiang Qinglongshan brainwashing class
collapsed on Monday due to the protests of lawyers and people
Four human rights lawyers collectively had 24 ribs
broken due to beatings.
The human rights lawyers and people also issued a statement
about investigating the perpetrators’ responsibility and wanted
all the remaining brainwashing classes closed.
On April 28 Jiansanjiang Qinglongshan brainwashing class
was closed and all illegally detained people were sent home.
However, there are still seven Jiamusi people
illegally detained and being persecuted.
Mainland human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong said that
the brainwashing class staff are away and nobody is there.
But the other brainwashing classes are still running.
Mainland human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong: “There are
many similar brainwashing classes for holding and converting
Falun Gong practitioners without any legal process.
The longest time can be 5 to 6 years.
It is crueler than the black jail because some were
persecuted to physical disability or death."
On March 20, four lawyers ,Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong,
Wang Cheng and Zhang Junjie went to Qinglongshan
brainwashing class to visit illegally detained citizens.
The four lawyers were kidnapped, assaulted, illegally
detained and then tortured by Jiansanjiang police.
Later, more than 20 human rights lawyers from across China
and hundreds of Chinese citizens continuously tried to help
the four lawyers and were beaten and detained.
However, the lawyers and people still went to Jiansanjiang in
support without fear of suppression.
Dozens of international Media and several U.S. and European
Councilors appealed to Jiansanjiang for their release.
On April 6, the four lawyers finally regained their freedom.
They were still hurt due to the violent assaults in Jiansanjiang.
They had a second hospital examination after leaving
Qinglongshan brainwashing class.
Tang Jitian was found to have10 rib fractures with bone
tuberculosis and required surgery.
On April 16, Tang Jitian was admitted to
Beijing Military Hospital.
The doctors suggested he have surgery twice
because of the possibility of complications.
However, the doctors suddenly discharged
Tang Jitian on April 24.
Tang Jitian said he felt deeply shocked and
confused on his discharge.
Mainland human rights lawyers Tang Jitian: “Since there is a
big difference with the before and after treatment, we still need
time to observe further to understand the situation.
There are at least 10 fractures and I can feel pain from inside."
On April 7, lawyer Jiang Tianyong went to the Second
Artillery General Hospital for an examination, feeling
very uncomfortable, but was told everything was normal.
On April 18, Jiang Tianyong went to Tianjin to have a
CT scan which revealed eight rib fractures.
Lawyer Wang Cheng, was expelled to Hubei Wuhan by
Hangzhou national security, went to Beijing coal hospital
and Hangzhou hospital for examinations after being assaulted
and was also told everything was normal.
He went to Wuhan to recheck and was
diagnosed with three ribs fractures.
Human right lawyer Wang Cheng: “I was re-examined at
Wuhan Union Hospital and had a diagnosis of fractures
from the fifth to the seventh bone, the costal cartilage joints."
Recently released lawyer Zhang Junjie also had
three rib fractures.
Some mainland Chinese such as Zhang Shengyu who were
detained for supporting the four lawyers were tortured at
Three of the seven Falun Gong practitioners illegally kidnapped
along with the four lawyers were tortured close to death and
Currently, there is no information on the seven people
who were transferred secretly to detention.
On April 29, Chinese human rights lawyers and people jointly
issued a statement about 449 legal education bases similar to
Qinglongshan brainwashing classes in China where 365 people
were tortured to death.
Only the second half of 2013, 1,044 Chinese citizens were
kidnapped and sent to these legal education classes.
The statement requested the closure of the brainwashing
classes still running and release detained innocent citizens.
The statement also requested an investigation into the people
who beat Wang Cheng and Tang Jitian.
Interview & Edit/Li Yun Post-Production/Guo Jing