Police in Henan Province: More Than Three Falun Gong Practitioners' Gathering Is Illegal
[Note: The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems]
On the afternoon of May 25, 2002, in the shadow of the tree beside Longting Lake in Kaifeng City, several Falun Gong practitioners met and talked with each other. The "610 Office" of the Longting District and policemen from the police department of the Longting branch saw the practitioners and took them to the Beidaomen Police Station on the charge of "illegal gathering," and forcibly body-searched each of them. The head of Beidaomen Police Station, Jin Weidong claimed: "Three people are a mass. More than 3 Falun Gong practitioners gathering together is a massive gathering and practitioners will be arrested for participating in such a gathering."
Li Guixian directed the police car of the Longting branch to drive along the lake. They saw two ladies talking to each other, one is over 50 and the other is 67. Both of them are Falun Gong practitioners. The policemen groundlessly claimed that the ladies were "illegally gathering" and arrested them. They took them to the police station, and forcibly searched them. Another practitioner lived nearby the lake and came out for some business. On the way, while he was walking, he was identified as a Falun Gong practitioner, and was also taken away and searched on the charge of participating in an illegal gathering. The contents of the homes of all arrested practitioners were confiscated, and the practitioners were also forcibly sent to brainwashing classes, detention centers, and labor camps.
The section chief of police department, Longting branch, Li Guixian: 86-378-5322350-8855
Director of "610 Office" of Longting District: Deng Xianwen: 86-378-2884559 (office number)
Deputy Director of "610 Office" of Longting District, Liu Hanjie: 86-378-2884559 (office number)
New director of Daxing Administrative Office, Wang Jianfeng: 86-378-5950853 (office number)
The head of Beidaomen Police Station, Jin Weidong
Written on July 23, 2002