Police at YingKou, Liaoning Province: "No Need to Follow Laws When Arresting Falun Gong Practitioners. Go Ahead If You Wish to Appeal."
(Clearwisdom.net) In mid July 2002, 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) of Yingkou, Liaoning Province, sent a formal notice to counties under its jurisdiction ordering them to arrest and send Falun Gong practitioners to brainwashing centers. These counties were each given a quota for the number of arrests they were responsible to obtain. To meet these quotas, the local police stations arrested practitioners at will without following any legal procedure. Some of the practitioners were taken away from home, some from work, and some from the fields where they farm. The police were not even lenient with practitioners who are disabled or pregnant. However, under strong protest and exposure of their vicious deeds by the practitioners, the police were forced to change their tactics. They began arresting practitioners in the middle of the night instead of in broad daylight. They wear plain clothes and don't use identifiable police cars. They break into and search the houses of practitioners, their families, and neighbors; then they kidnap the practitioners.
The head of the police station encouraged policemen to arrest Falun Gong practitioners by offering them rewards as an incentive. Some of the police stations even said that they did not have to follow any legal procedure in arresting practitioners. They openly dared practitioners to bring their cases to court. They said, "No Need to Follow Laws When Arresting Falun Gong Practitioners. Go Ahead If You Wish to Appeal." To avoid being arrested, some of the practitioners were forced to become homeless and leave their work and school behind just to escape further persecution.
Those who were arrested were sent to the Yingkou Detention Center where they were subjected to continuous brainwashing. They were bombarded with deceitful lies day in and day out, and are not allowed to speak their mind. Those who refused to succumb are transferred to forced labor camps. Using tricks, threats, and torture, the police tried to force practitioners to write "letters of repentance" and the like. Currently, practitioners are still being kidnapped and sent to the Yingkou Detention Center. We have to let the world know about the horrible situation going on there.