Chinese Student in America Appeals for Help after Mother Detained in Brainwashing Center in China

( Ms. Chen Meiyu, 61, was arrested and sent to a Zhanjiang “legal education” center, where authorities hold brainwashing sessions to pressure Falun Dafa practitioners to renounce their beliefs through coercion, violence, and torture. When her family requested her release, they were threatened.

Recently, local 610 Office personnel tried to pressure her family to sign documents promising to oppose Ms. Chen’s belief in Falun Dafa, a spiritual practice persecuted by the Chinese Communist regime.

Ms. Chen’s daughter, a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, wrote an open letter to the public in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, appealing for their help in securing her mother’s release.

After Ms. Chen’s arrest on June 17, 2014, Chengwai Police illegally searched the home of one of her other daughters on June 19. Although they did not find anything, they arrested Ms. Chen’s son-in-law and beat him at the police station.

In her letter, Ms. Chen’s daughter wrote:

“The police warned my brother-in-law to be careful or they would beat him to death and arrest my entire family.

“My sister’s family lives in fear every day. She needs medication to help her sleep. Officials from the local 610 Office keep having ‘talks’ with my sisters to pressure them to oppose my mother by signing a prepared statement.”

Ms. Chen started practicing Falun Dafa in 2004 and regained her health. Her daughter recalls, “I have no reason to oppose her [practicing Falun Dafa]. In the past ten years, we no longer needed to worry about her because she is healthy and no longer needed medications.”

Calling on the public in Zhanjiang to help secure her mother’s release, Ms. Chen’s daughter wrote, “If more and more people know about the atrocities [the Chinese regime] is committing, the perpetrators would not dare to continue their rampant crimes.”

Parties Involved in Persecuting Ms. Chen:

Zhanjiang Brainwashing Center: +86-0759-3334123
Fu Shaoqun (符少群), director, Zhanjiang Brainwashing Center: +86-13702882620 (mobile),+86-0759-3390921, +86-0759-3888862
Chen Yanmei (陈艳梅), director, Zhanjiang Brainwashing Center: +86-13828201827 (Mobile)
Chen Jun (陈军), director, Zhanjiang 610 Office: +86-13326508610 (Mobile), +86-13828236100 (Mobile), +86-0759-3334087 (Office), +86-0759-2625910 (Home)
Chengwai Police Station:+86-759-8845824
Li Chunlei (李春雷), director of Chengwai Police Station: +86-13822566008 (Mobile)

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution


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