Testimonial of HeLizhi
CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY’S USE OF CCTV PROPAGANDA
MATERIAL AS PART OF FORCED CONVERSION AND BRAINWASHING
IN DETENTION FACILITIES IN CHINA
Television controlled by the Chinese Communist Party is a tool of mental assassination.
I have been tortured by guards savagely using electric batons discharging several hundred kilovolts on my body in the prison. Yet the most extreme humiliation and devastation that caused anguish and bitterness for such a long period was the forced-watching of television programs vilifying Falun Gong. Those programs were produced by the CCTV.
I was forced to watch the Self-Immolation video produced by the CCTV over and over again for countless times in the prison. The very first video that illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners were forced to watch was the Self-Immolation video.
Before the prison put felon inmates through several weeks of special “New Job Training” before assigning them to monitor and track Falun Gong practitioners. One of the first key content of the training was to organize the inmates to watch the Self-Immolation video repeatedly to foster and develop their hatred against Falun Gong. The prison wanted them to treat Falun Gong practitioners like those portrayed characters in the video who wanted to “Burn themselves to death on Tiananmen Square”, “Taking life into their own hands,” and “Inhuman Beast.”
5. 强迫观看自焚真相是警察对法轮功学员進行精神摧残的经常性手段。尤其是在学员以“严正声明”的形式否定了自己曾在高压下违心写的“认罪书”、“悔过书”后，凶恶的警察就把他单独隔离，关進小号，一刻不停地反复播放自焚录像，有警察和几个犯人看着，稍有”不从“就可能被拳脚相加，强迫学员以固定的姿势坐在硬板凳上目不转睛的近距离盯着电视画面上血肉模糊的镜头，听着音量开的很大的、撕心裂肺的惨叫，不堪入耳而又令人心痛的对法轮功的诽谤。警察用这种方式反复对学员進行精神刺激，企图使学员的精神崩溃，并把观看自焚录像时的一切痛苦体验铭刻在他们的记忆里 －－只要你想起法轮功，就让你联想到这样的惩罚。警察知道，对法轮功学员的最大精神折磨就是对法轮大法進行污蔑，并强迫他们放弃信仰。
Forcing Falun Gong practitioners to watch the Self-Immolation video is a tactic often used by police, designed specifically for mental tortures. Such was the case especially when a practitioner issued “Solemn Declaration” to repudiate the “Repentant Paper”, “Guilty Plea Paper” that were signed under high pressure coercion against their will. Once the practitioner did that, the hideous police would put him into solitary confinement in the “Small Cell”, followed by constantly watching repeated program of Self-Immolation video. There would be police and several inmates monitoring. The slightest “defiance” would invite savagely beating and kicking. They would force Falun Gong practitioner to seat with a firm stance on a hard wooden chair with eyes focused at the bloody scene on the TV screen, listening to the lung-splitting screaming and heart-wrenching words vilifying Falun Gong of the video with volume cranked to the loudest level. The police repeatedly used this tactics to mentally torment practitioners, trying to break them down mentally. The police wanted practitioners to etch the painful experience permanently of watching the video into their memory. As soon as you think of Falun Gong, you would immediately remember such punishment. Police knew that the worst mental tortures on Falun Gong practitioners were the vilifying of Falun Gong, and forcing them to give up their faith.
In addition to the Self-Immolation video, other programs vilifying Falun Gong, such as the “Focal Interview” (Also translated as “Focus”) produced by the CCTV were repeatedly played in the prison. Each time after the viewing they would force practitioners to write down their “viewing experience,” forcing them to acknowledge the fabricated contents were “real”, forcing them to acknowledge the illegal prison terms were savior and favor by the CCP. Numerous other TV programs were repeatedly forced to watch, such as the “Fu Yibin Murder Story,” “Strangling Murder Story from Xinjiang to Xianyang,” “Poison Murder in Zhejiang Province”. Whenever such “News” that vilifying Falun Gong took place, the police would receive advanced broadcasting notice from the “Senior Administration.” Sometimes they would bring Falun Gong practitioners back from doing slave labors outside prison to watch the program. Such fabricated “Murder” programs and their repeated broadcasting provided “reasoning” and “lawful ground” for the police and inmates to apply savage and brutal treatment against Falun Gong practitioners because their logic was “Falun Gong practitioners were not human” and “Practicing Falun Gong would make you a murderer.” Police told me more than once, “Don’t you think that you did not commit any crime and you were wrongfully charged. If CCP did not arrest and detain you, you would have murdered people in the society.” The whole world knew that prisoner treatment in Chinese prison was seriously violating human rights, and innocent Falun Gong practitioners were the worst treated prisoner among all prisoners.
He Lizhi (illegally sentenced to three and half years in prison, he was detained at the Beijing City Qianjin Prison located at Chading district in Tianjin City).
World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong
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