The Laogai Research Foundation

  • DC


1734 20th St. NW
United States

About Us

The Laogai Research Foundation (LRF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by former political prisoner Harry Wu in order to gather information on the Laogai – China’s extensive system of forced labor camps – and disseminate this information to the public. LRF also works to document and publicize other systemic human rights violations in China, including public executions, harvesting of organs from executed prisoners, and coercive measures used in the enforcement of the one-child population control policy. The Foundation regularly publishes handbooks listing Chinese prisons and their affiliated enterprises, biographies of Laogai prisoners, and special investigative reports, and carries out many other projects as well. In 2008, LRF established the Laogai Museum to educate the public about human rights abuse in China and to remember the Laogai's many victims.