(Minghui.org) Many people have heard of the gas chambers in Nazi concentration camps, but they may not know that an untold number of Falun Gong practitioners in China have been subjected to psychiatric abuse and human experimentation since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999. Many practitioners were maimed, driven insane, or even killed as a result.

It is important to document the CCP’s crimes against Falun Gong practitioners because many people, especially those with a vested interest in the communist regime, have been misled by the CCP and they are unable to recognise its evil nature. When told that the CCP’s numerous political campaigns – Land Reform Movement, Anti-Rightist, Cultural Revolution, Tiananmen Square Massacre – has killed 80 million people, some may say that those were already history and that the CCP is getting better. But is it the case? Now let us look at some examples of the CCP’s crimes against Falun Gong practitioners.


Drugging of Practitioners: An Invisible Form of Torture 

According to information compiled by Minghui, as of December 2021, at least 865 healthy and law-abiding citizens have been held in mental hospitals as punishment at one point or another over the years for their belief in Falun Gong, a mediation system based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. These practitioners hailed from 29 provinces across China.

But psychiatric abuse is not limited to mental hospitals as it also took place in prisons, labor camps (abolished in 2013), and detention centres. Innocent practitioners with good physical health and clear thinking were drugged, resulting in organ damage and mental disorder. Some of the practitioners were subjected to involuntary drug administration for over 10 years.

The drugs given to practitioners against their will included Dongmianling (chlorpromazine), Dongmian No. 1 (mixture of chlorpromazine, promethazine, meperidine), memory loss medicine, ecstasy, narcotics, aphrodisiacs, clozapine, sulpiride, sodium valproate, buprenorphine, flubutanol, and other unknown substances.

After being administered these nerve-damaging drugs, once-healthy practitioners experienced varying degrees of sleepiness, weakness, sluggish speech and actions, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and rapid decline in memory. Additional symptoms include loss of normal thinking ability, physiological disorders, lethargy, dementia, and mental breakdown. Some drugs directly hurt internal organs, causing such excruciating pain that the victims rolled all over the floor, suffered all-over body cramps, felt as if all of their internal organs were bursting outside of the body, extremely rapid heartbeat, chest and abdomen swelling, or organ failure. Some victims even slammed their heads against the wall due to the extreme pain.

The drugging of Falun Gong practitioners was cruel, vicious, and secretive, as it did not leave physical injuries as corporal punishment would and thus became a commonly used tactic of the CCP to cover up the crimes.

Torture illustration: forced injection of toxic drugs