Mitchell Nicholas Gerber
Mitchell Nicholas Gerber campaign leader

Behind the beauty of this lady is her experience of brutal persecution. How many bloody tears lie behind the beautiful flowers?

The artist was illegally arrested and detained in a labor camp in Guangdong province. The products she made in the labor camp included silk flowers and stuffed toys exported to Europe. She worked 15 to 16 hours a day, often through the night. She was deprived of sleep until she met her production quota. She once protested the treatment she received and refused to work. She was handcuffed and hung up for three days. She also witnessed the brutality fellow Falun Gong practitioners endured. Many were beaten, handcuffed and hung with only one toe touching the ground for 40 consecutive days. Prisoners depicted in the paintings are Falun Gong practitioners in prisons and labor camps.

Behind the beauty—products made by forced labor in prison
Oil on Canvas (40 x 30 inches) 2014, Huimin Wang
http://zhenshanrenart.com/en/behind-the-beauty-products-made-by-forced-labor-in-prison/

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