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Personal Stories

One Woman’s Nightmare

It’s hard to believe Ms. Yin Liping survived. Not only was she tortured to the verge of death several times while incarcerated in China, but she was also subjected to brutal sexual violence, forced to do hard labor, and injected with psychiatric drugs in toxic doses—a form of torture used routinely in China’s prison system,…

A Resolute Man

In the approach to the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Mr. Yu Ming was bedridden in a hospital affiliated with the notorious Masanjia forced-labor camp after having suffered long-term, severe torture.

Picking Up the Pieces

Before the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, the shy yet resilient Ms. Yifei Wang worked as a senior journalist for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She supported her parents’ practice of Falun Gong after it led to their recovery from long-term lung and kidney diseases that had often hospitalized them for long periods….

International Pressure and a Daring Escape

When Falun Gong prisoners of conscience are rescued from dire situations in China, it’s usually thanks to the concerted efforts of overseas fellow adherents, rights organizations, and politicians.

A Daring Plea

When Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Yi was incarcerated for two and a half years in China’s infamous Masanjia forced-labor camp, he began writing SOS letters about the desperate situation in the camp and hiding them inside the packaging of goods for export that he was made to work on.

US Falun Gong Practitioner Calls for Rescue of Detained Father in China

The night was so sweltering that the police had to open the doors of the interrogation rooms to let some air in. Zhang Hongyu was finally able to catch a glimpse of her mother, Xiu Jinqiu, in the room opposite hers. Police had relentlessly interrogated Zhang and Xiu for hours. Zhang could see that her mother was cuffed to…

Life After Torture

“I thought one thing then: ‘Even if I die, I won’t give up the others’ names,’”