Issued by Clearwisdom Net
Source from inside the
police revealed that Jilin Province police was given secrete orders to
start a new round of persecution of Falun Gong, using the 2008 Olympics
as an excuse.
Mr. Zhang Dongxing, a Falun Gong practitioner from Dulangkou Town, Chiping County, Shandong Province, was arrested at his home on December 16, 2007. He is held in the 2nd Forced Labor Camp of Shandong Province.
Several days ago, Jilin Province police officials held an internal meeting. They were given secret orders with the following main points: "With the 2008 Olympic Games approaching, the Communist Party will investigate Falun Gong practitioners, one by one, from a list, because Falun Gong has now established a strong foothold in more than 80 countries around the world. For example, Chen Shui-Bian, the president of Taiwan, publicly supports Falun Gong, and Falun Gong in China is again on the rise. Falun Gong is now able to hold its own against the Party, both financially and politically. Officers within the police system were told not to be indifferent nor relax and to investigate Falun Gong practitioners one by one in Jilin Province, in order to guarantee the successful opening of the Olympics Games."
Prior to the Chinese New Year, Changchun City Judicial Bureau head Zhang Wenqing held a meeting at the Changbaishan Hotel. He stated the authorities planned to investigate Falun Gong practitioners in Changchun City, using the Olympics as an excuse. District offices were told to hire unemployed people to patrol bus stations and train stations, to see if any Falun Gong practitioners were going to Beijing to appeal.
A source from inside the police
that because of the 2008 Olympics, the Changchun City Police have
issued an order to all police stations in the city that all police
officers must return to their units, including those on assignment in
other cities and those who were visiting family and friends, as a new
round of persecution was going to be announced. Falun Gong practitioner Li Wei
was arrested at the end of February by Ziyoudalu Police Station
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2008/3/1/173309.html
Mr. Zhang Dongxing, a Falun Gong practitioner from Dulangkou Town, Chiping County, Shandong Province, was arrested at his home on December 16, 2007. He is being held in the 7th Ward of the 2nd Forced Labor Camp of Shandong Province. Mr. Zhang and his wife, Ms. Zhao Linqing, have been arrested and harassed many times since July 20, 1999, when the Chinese Communist regime began its persecution of Falun Gong.
Mr. Zhang is 56. Before he became a practitioner, he suffered from heart disease for many years. His wife had also been in poor health and constantly took medication. But after they began practicing Falun Gong, Mr. Zhang's heart disease disappeared, and Ms. Zhao's health improved tremendously.
Mr. Zhang and his wife have been threatened by local police many times since the persecution began. In May 2003, Chiping County Domestic Security Officer Ma Ruijing (male) led a group of officers from Dulangkou Police Station to Mr. Zhang's home in the middle of the night. They scaled the walls, dragged Mr. Zhang and his wife from their bed, and handcuffed them without letting them get dressed. The police searched the home and seized the couple's Falun Gong books as well as their new DVD player. They then took Mr. Zhang and his wife to Chiping County Detention Center and held them for over a month. They were not released until they had paid several thousand yuan.
As part of their constant harassment, the police forced Mr. Zhang and his wife to report to the local police station on dates that the Communist regime considered politically sensitive. At about 1:00 p.m. on December 16, 2007, Dulangkou police arrested Mr. Zhang once again. They also seized computer equipment stored in his home.
Although Mr. Zhang had no computer knowledge, he was charged with making illegal overseas contacts on the Internet and sentenced to one year in the 2nd Forced Labor Camp of Shandong Province. He began his sentence in January 2008.
Mr. Zhang's 84-year-old father passed away several days after Mr. Zhang was taken to the labor camp. He had asked about his son's whereabouts after his arrest, but the family was worried that he could not handle the fact that his son was in a forced labor camp, so they did not tell him. In the father's final moments, he was unable to see his son.Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2008/2/21/172839.html