2000年的联合国人权监查委员会决议案（Commission on Human Rights resolution）发布的“全球妇女人权报告”中曾经指出，辽宁省沈阳市的“马三家劳教所”，在2000年10月，将18名女法轮功学员衣服剥光后投入男犯牢房。日前，其中的受害者尹丽萍已经站出来揭露了这个事实。
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People Are Not Excited about the CCP Discontinuing Its Labor Camp Policy
Since this year, labor camps in various parts of China
have been disintegrated one after another.
People jailed have been gradually released.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) labor camp policy
has lasted more than a half century and has been
severely criticized domestically and internationally.
It was officially “discontinued” during the Third Plenary
Session of the 18th CCP Committee.
Will this change the casual persecution of Chinese people?
On November 15, the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CCP
Committee ‘discontinued’ its labor camp policy
as documented in the draft of “Decisions on Critical Issues
of a Complete and Deepening Reform".
Early this year, some labor camps in China
released some prisoners.
Among them were Beijing Xinan Labor Camp
and Beijing Female Labor Camp.
The well-known Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing was
renamed Tuanhe No.2 Prison District of Beijing in July.
Recently, the Beijing Labor Camp Station also stated that
they stopped accepting and transferring prisoners.
Hu Jia, Human Rights Activist in China, told New Tang
Dynasty TV Station (NTD TV) that the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP) used the word’discontinue’but not ‘abolish’
in the labor camp policy.
The party meant to show that they are actively working
on reform and it’s doing a favor to Chinese people.
It meant to defend itself and escape from punishment
for the notorious sins they’ve committed.
Based on public information, Beijing Labor Camp Station
was founded in February 2000, and was in charge of seven labor camps.
Among them were Tiantanghe Labor Camp
(founded in 2000), Female Labor Camp (founded in 2002) and
Juvenile Labor Camp (founded in June 2004).
Hu Jia:"The function of labor camps has been focusing
on the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners since 1999.
In the labor camps like Masanjia, 70% of people jailed
are Falun Gong practitioners or petitioners."
Hu Jia pointed out that the persecution in labor camps
is a lot more brutal since there are no legal processes or
lawyers’ involvement and supervision involved.
Zhang Zanning, law school professor from Southeastern
University,"As a responsible government,
unjust cases should be redressed.
But, until now, nothing has happened."
In 2000, the United Nations (UN) Commission
on Human Rights Resolution published the
““Global Women’s Human Rights Report".
In the report, it says that in October 2000, 18 female
Falun Gong practitioners were stripped of their clothes
and thrown into rooms of male prisoners in"Masanjia Labor
Camp", Panyan city, Liaoning province.
Recently, Yin Zhiping, one of the victims, stood up
and proved the facts described in the report.
Last year, Julie Keith, resident of Oregon, United States,
found an SOS letter in her Halloween shopping goods.
The letter was from Masanjia Labor Camp in China.
The letter says,"Dear Sir, if you happen to buy this piece
and find my letter, please turn it in to the World Human
We, as thousands of people jailed in Masanjia
and persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party,
will appreciate and remember the favor you’ve done
for us forever."
The letter also says that"people jailed in the labor camp
have been forced to work more than 15 hours a day without
even a day off during the year.
We are barely paid.
Meanwhile, we suffer from torture and violence."
In addition,"People are illegally jailed here without following
any normal legal procedure."
Additionally,"A lot of them are Falun Gong practitioners."
LENS magazine of SEEC Media Group Limited published
a 20,000-words article entitled,"Walk out of’Masanjia".
In the article, it tells the story of a 62-year old
woman, Wang Guilan.
Wang recorded her “labor camp days"in her diaries,
which she successfully brought out of the labor camp
by hiding them in her vagina.
The diaries describe all kinds of the tortures and inhuman
treatments committed by the labor camp staff, including
“torture-rack","being jailed in a tiny dirty room",
“being followed closely and attacked by a few people",
“being hung up", “electronic shock", and “being firmly tied to a bed", among others.
Hu Jia pointed out that millions of people in China
are victims of the labor camp policy.
Hu Jia also stated that even if the party discontinued
labor camps there are all kinds of black prisons
and “black security police” all over the country
who can arrest any people any time.
Therefore, what the party did is nothing
but a superficial change.
Hu Jia: “One can be easily jailed in the name
of ‘provoking troubles’, ‘crime of disturbing the public order’,
‘crime of unlawful assembly’or’crime of extortion’.
Any crimes above can cause you to be sentenced
for two or three years, even with normal legal procedure."
The minghui.org website disclosed that the number
of Falun Gong practitioners who are sentenced or sent
to’brainwashing class’has grown to as many as 45 times
of those being jailed in labor camps.
Some media personnel found that hundreds of people
had been convicted of crimes because of their speech
only in July and August.
There were 131 people arrested in Henan province alone.
The U.S. human rights organization Human Rights Watch
stated that only if the CCP stops replacing the labor camp
policy with other illegal detention policies is the abolishment
of labor camps in China meaningful enough.
NTDTV Reporter Chang Chun