Shang Kungeng, Former Deputy Head of Zhending County of Hebei Province, is Persecuted for Protesting Treatment of Falun Gong Practitioners
Practitioner Shang Kunfeng is from Zhending County of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. This year in July, he left his home and currently his whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Shang was a university graduate who had a leadership role in the Party and the government for quite some time. After July 20, 1999, he was dismissed as the Deputy Head of County because he objected to his county's illegal persecution and trial of practitioners who went to Beijing to appeal. In July 2001, the county arrested over 20 practitioners who were beaten and questioned day and night. The county even wanted to persecute practitioners from Shijiazhuang City and nearby counties. Mr. Shang gave a statement that he protested doing such things. He later left home, causing a great shock in the county.
Upon being instructed by the "610 Office" (a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches), some people performed a continuous investigation of Mr. Shang for more than month. The result of the investigation revealed that Mr. Shang was an officer with an impeccable record. Although he was in charge of human resources in the county for a long time, he didn't have a record of doing any bad deeds. In addition to being in good standing, he was found to be an unselfish person.
During the investigation, people were lured to give false statements about Mr. Shang in exchange for receiving benefits. Others were threatened with being laid off if they didn't do so. It is my hope that kind people would provide more detailed information about this case in order to promote justice.