(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]

Zouping County Police Bureau members and the local 610 Office agents in Shandong Province recently devised more ways to persecute practitioners. They are ordering police officers to develop informants by bribing them with cash. They are encouraging non-practitioners who are not aware of the truth to commit crimes against Dafa.

Before the persecution began in July 1999, there were 3,000 Falun Dafa practitioners in Zouping County. There were more than 20 practice sites within county-related offices complexes alone. After the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Dafa in 1999, police and 610 Office agents in the Zouping County office arrested many practitioners. Wei Chuanbin led those arrests and focused on practitioners who went to Beijing to explain the truth and also on those who still frequented practice sites. Practitioners were either detained, sent to forced labor camps, or sent to prison camps. Some were held for ransom.

Later, Liu Jiping was brought in to escalate the persecution. He organized the persecution of 170 practitioners. One practitioner was sentenced to prison, and 40 were sent to forced labor camps. There are still practitioners in Zouping County today who were forced into homelessness by the persecution.