(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of July 3, 2008, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Chen Yumei (48 years old, who lives at Wanquan Xiaoqu, 223 Pangjiang Street, Dadong District) from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province was forcefully arrested near her home by police officers from the Chang'an Police Station in the Dadong District. The police beat her so fiercely that Chen Yumei's brain hemorrhaged and she lost consciousness on the spot. Many passersby witnessed the brutal behavior of the police. Since Chen Yumei's injuries were very serious, she could not be rescued, and she died at the No.463 Air Force Hospital in the evening of July 4th.

The death of Chen Yumei is just one case among the many Falun Gong practitioners, who were arrested and died as a result of the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), while using the Olympics as an excuse. According to reliable sources, on February 19, 2008, the CCP used the name of the "Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs " and secretly distributed a document titled "Advice on Solidly Protecting Social Stability and Assuring the Security of the Beijing Olympics." This document was distributed to forty "Political and Judiciary Committees" and the offices for "Preventing and Dealing with Cults" at the province level. This document required that between March to September 2008, they should "focus time and manpower to organize activities that specifically investigate and smooth out conflicts", "strengthen the control of foreign journalists in China who come to report on the Olympics", "strengthen the control over Internet and cell phone messages". The document also specifically emphasized to "strictly prevent and crack down" on Falun Gong. Currently, the Olympics is the biggest excuse used by the police to arrest Falun Gong practitioners.

After this document was distributed to the provinces, Clearwisdom gradually received lots of information about cases of arrests and deaths of practitioners in different provinces in mainland China. As of June 30, 2008, there were at least 8037 cases of illegal arrests recorded in 29 provinces of China since the end of last year. With the Beijing Olympics approaching, the situation is getting worse.

The Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs took a leading role during the new round of arrests targeting Falun Gong practitioners. Zhou Yongkang, current member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist party and secretary of the Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs, also traveled around to personally encourage the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. For example, at the beginning of April, Zhou Yongkang organized a national meeting in Guangzhou, asking people to carry out thorough monitoring and checking of Falun Gong practitioners at all levels of society, and to strengthen the crackdown on Falun Gong. The Police Department and the 610 Office of Guangzhou, together with other officials at different levels of the government, immediately illegally arrested at least 30 practitioners by breaking into their homes or abducting them on the street. They also ransacked the homes of practitioners, acting like gangsters.

On May 9, Zhou Yongkang went to Shouguang city in Shandong province to arrange for the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. On May 24, 25, and 26, Zhou Yongkang went to Shenyang city in Liaoning province, and used the Olympics as an excuse to create incidents and claimed to have arrested fifty practitioners. At that time, several dozen practitioners were arrested. Soon afterwards, Zhou Yongkang went to Chengdu city in Sichuan.

On July 4, Zhou Yongkang went to Zhuzhou city in Baoding, Hebei province, and again used the Olympics as an excuse to persecute practitioners. There are more details, however, since this article has limited length, we will not list them one by one.

Outside China, Zhou Yongkang used the devastation people incurred during the Sichuan earthquake and the Chinese consulates and spies to frame Falun Gong. Starting from May 17, they attacked Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing, New York in the United States. They drove in spies and paid $90 per person to hire hoodlums, drug addicts and illegal immigrants to attack the Quitting CCP Service Center in Flushing. However, they fabricated stories that Falun Gong interfered with fund raising for the earthquake, to transfer the resentment among Chinese people regarding the facts that the CCP had covered up the earthquake prediction, acted slowly during the rescue, and the poor quality construction of the buildings.

Falun Gong is legal in China as there is no actual law naming Falun Gong as illegal. Practitioners have been peacefully and rationally clarifying the facts of the inhuman persecution, while defending the rights of the Chinese people to access information, which is also legal. It is illegal for the CCP to use the Olympics as an excuse to arrest practitioners, which made people realize the evil nature of the CCP. This large scale human rights disaster also brought shame to the Beijing Olympics.

Appendix: The Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs of the Chinese Communist Party Is Illegal

An Illegal Organization Above the Constitution

The Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs of the Chinese Communist Party directly led by Luo Gan and Zhou Yongkang has committed monstrous crimes during the persecution against Falun Gong. What is this "Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs of the Chinese Communist Party" about? (We will call it "Political and Judiciary Committee" during the rest of this article). Many people still understand very little about it. We will give a brief introduction here.

The "Political and Judiciary Committee" is an organization without any legal support according to the Chinese constitution or law, however, it can give orders to the police, the procuratorate, the court, and the National Security Bureau etc., which should be controlled by the People's Congress and the State Department. They also share the control of the army and the military police. The Political and Judiciary Committees are also in charge of the information, security, labor "re-education", judiciary and procurator system of the CCP and the government. It is the second largest dictatorship power other than the army, and it is a sharp knife hanging above the Chinese people. It carries important roles in every crackdown of the CCP towards the Chinese people.

The "Political and Judiciary Committee" is a semi-secret illegal organization that is put above the law, which controls and manipulates the Chinese Judiciary system behind the scenes, and directly reflects that the power of the CCP is above the law and the will of high level officials of the CCP are above the law. Which means, in this system, the Chinese law is directly controlled by the "Political and Judiciary Committee." China has no independent judicature system. The existence of the "Political and Judiciary Committee" indicates that it is impossible to have real law in China. Because without an independent judicature system, how can there be real law?

The "Political and Judiciary Committee" bypasses the constitution and the law. They hide behind the scenes, and use illegal orders, notes and documents to control the judiciary system, to persecute Falun Gong practitioners and other Chinese people. The legal and judiciary system is the major tool used by the gangster Jiang Zemin to persecute Falun Gong.

Controlling the Chinese Law Behind the Scenes and Directly Orchestrating the Persecution of Falun Gong

With the control of the "Political and Judiciary Committee", the judiciary procedures are just a show. Chinese law does not protect the Chinese people, instead, it is used as a sharp weapon to crackdown on Chinese people. It is extremely fraudulent and confusing, since it uses the cover of "the law" to express the will of the CCP.

The Chinese constitution allows every citizen to have basic human rights such as freedom of belief and freedom of expression, which cannot be deprived. During the persecution by the CCP towards Falun Gong, they clearly indicated that "the law cannot be applied to [protect] Falun Gong," "[decisions or actions] cannot be based on the law while dealing with Falun Gong." They used the "Political and Judiciary Committee" to control the judiciary system to deprive all the rights of Falun Gong practitioners, and they claimed to "act according to the law." How can they accomplish this contradiction? It is through the "Political and Judiciary Committee." There is no law supporting the CCP's crackdown on Falun Gong. However, through the judiciary system that they control, they use the "legal" cover to do illegal deeds, and created lots of fabricated charges against Falun Gong practitioners, while pretending to be serious. Their approaches of cracking down on Falun Gong are totally illegal, including the illegal arrests, sentences, labor re-education, and the brutal torture and killing of Falun Gong practitioners. The "Political and Judiciary Committee" is the actual barrier, which blocked the law from being carried out.

Recently, the CCP used the Olympics as an excuse to illegally arrest Falun Gong practitioners nationwide, which means they not only failed to keep their promise they made before the Olympics to improve human rights, but also seriously damaged the spirit of the Olympics. The "Political and Judiciary Committee" is the main culprit of the human rights disasters in China today.