Beijing Forced Labor Dispatching Center
Beijing Forced Labor Dispatching Center is 12 miles from the National Speed Skating Oval being used during the Olympics, where the speed skating event is held.
Located in Tuanhe and close to Tuanhe Labor Camp in the Daxing District of Beijing, Beijing Forced Labor Dispatching Center is a transfer hub for labor camps across the nation.
During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a large number of Falun Gong practitioners were detained here before being sent to “re-education through labor.” Every practitioner was forced to write a letter of guaranty denouncing Falun Gong here before they were sent to the re-education camp. The practitioners who refused to do so were subject to torture methods such as being stripped naked, force-fed, and deprived of sleep and the restroom.
Mr. Dong Shouzhong, died here in May 2008 from the torture he suffered at the hands of the guards. While Dong was on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, he proclaimed “Falun Dafa is Good!” The guards proceeded to gag his mouth with a towel and torture him with methods like electric shock. He passed away within 3 days.