Mengyin County Local 610 Office Details How They Persecuted Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, in order to claim credit from higher authorities in persecuting Falun Gong, Mengyin County Party Committee published a report entitled, "Work Report of the 610 Office of Mengyin County Chinese Communist Party Committee" to highlight their "achievement" in persecuting Falun Gong. The report, printed in color, summarized how Falun Gong has been persecuted since July 20, 1999, and how much money was spent to "transform" and brainwash practitioners. The report contains three parts: prologue, details about Falun Gong, and work in progress.
The report outlined the following actions:
1) A special work team was established in July 2001. Specifically, the 610 Office was established with a staff of ten as prescribed. Within the Public Security Bureau, a detective squad was staffed with ten police officers. 610 Office branches were set up in all townships with staffs of three to five people. In units directly reporting to the county authorities, one to two observers were placed.
2) Facilities were improved. They reported that over the past several years, "We have invested over one million yuan to build facilities for persecuting Falun Gong. Currently, the 610 Office has over thirty buildings, two vehicles, one set of equipment for physical checkups, a total of ten office machines including PCs, printers, and fax machines. Office work has been fully automated. Closed circuit surveillance has also been set up. A file room, recreational room, kitchen, and dormitory for those who have been 'transformed' have been set up. Comprehensive and standard facilities for reeducation have been implemented."
In these ways the 610 Office staff use taxpayer's money to persecute kind-hearted citizens.
The report continued, "For the past several years, we have shut down a total of 40 [Falun Gong truth-clarification] materials production sites and gathering sites, arrested 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners, handed down over forty sentences, the longest being fourteen years, sent over a hundred practitioners to forced labor camps and detained some 8,000 practitioners. In addition, over 480,000 Falun Gong books have been confiscated, as well as 560,000 flyers, 4,500 banners, 40,000 sound systems, over 3,000 cassette players, and 200 cars, cell phones, and computers.
The report also summarized how the Mengyin County local 610 Office launched a smear campaign: They organized a group made up of 120 people and visited over 400 villages and held over 600 meetings to smear Falun Gong. They have also held exhibits with approximately 30 displays as part of a traveling show, which has been shown about 150 times. They have organized over 160 so-called educational activities in rural areas, elementary schools, and in middle schools, to promote science and condemn [slanderous term omitted].
From the above, one can see that it is the Mengyin County Party Committee, who masterminded and organized the deliberate persecution of Falun Gong, that is actively sending practitioners to brainwashing centers, prisons, and forced labor camps. To persecute Falun Gong, a small county with a population of 510,000 has spent over a million yuan to build facilities for the persecution. In addition, countless other people have suffered due to broken families and the death of loved ones. To date, two practitioners have been persecuted to death (Zhang Dezhen and Liu Shufen, reported on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website). Over fifty other people are currently detained. Many others are displaced and homeless, in order to avoid persecution. The money collected in fines may exceed 10 million yuan. In addition, many practitioners' homes have been ransacked and valuables have been stolen. One practitioner's home in Duozhuang Township has been damaged to such an extent that it can no longer be lived in.
The illegal fines have added up to tens of thousands of yuan and probably more. While the 610 Office claims that it loves the people of China, it is a shameful lie. Given what they have done, there is no way they can say that they care about families. Many practitioners' homes have been ransacked and their grain stores and farm animals have been taken away. If a county with only 500,000 people has spent over a million yuan to build facilities solely for the persecution of Falun Gong, not even mentioning salaries and bonuses, how much has the whole country spent on the persecution? Now, so many factory workers are unemployed, peasants have no money for healthcare or to go to school, and yet Jiang Zemin's regime has spent so much of the taxpayer's money to persecute those who believe in Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. Whose interests are they protecting?
Why has the Mengyin County 610 Office received so many honors and recognition from the higher authorities? In their own words, Mengyin County is one of the worst counties in the whole province in persecuting Falun Gong. Since July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, all party secretaries and leaders of the Political and Legal Committee and the 610 Office have played the role of organizers and implementers of the Jiang regime's persecutory policy.
There is a proverb that says that if good and evil are not rewarded accordingly, the cosmos must be selfish. It should be known that among the four associate party secretaries who are responsible for the persecution in Mengyin County, two have received karmic retribution (the wife of Wang Changli died in a car accident, and Chen Yongbo died of cancer at age 50). In 2003, Lei Yancheng, former head of the 610 Office, suffered a stroke and his wife suffered from a brain disorder. In 2005, they had a car accident and the wife was injured. Now, husband and wife have realized that they have committed many wrongs against Falun Gong and asked to leave the 610 Office. They left the post in 2003. Lei Yancheng is now the head of the Tourism Bureau. But he is still responsible for the wrongdoings that he has committed.
We sincerely advise those who are still involved in the persecution to stop, mend their ways and secure a better future for themselves and their families.