• Falun Gong Practitioners Designated as "Enemies" and "First Targets" for Persecution in Advance of Olympics
  • Falun Gong practitioners are being detained around China because of Communist Party fears they might gather to make a peaceful appeal to the world community during the Olympics.

    Falun Gong Practitioners Designated as "Enemies" and "First Targets" for Persecution in Advance of Olympics

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) plans to detain more Falun Gong practitioners prior to the Olympic Games

    Some police sources revealed that the Communist regime is afraid that Falun Gong practitioners will go to appeal and expose the CCP's crimes to the international community. They plan to arrest practitioners who are on a certain list and then place them in detention until the Olympic Games are over.

    Harbin City officials have listed Falun Gong practitioners as enemies

    Harbin City Police Department officials in Heilongjiang Province held a meeting in mid-March in which they conveyed instructions from upper-level regime entities. Police department officials have emphasized the listing of practitioners as "enemies" prior to the Olympic Games and declared them as the "first targets" for persecution. Officials from the police department headquarters have organized neighborhood committees and local police stations to establish plainclothes teams to search for and arrest the so-called main targets. Real crimes such as drug-peddling and prostitution are being ignored in order to persecute Falun Gong. The authorities have also lied and stated that foreign countries have provided funding for Falun Gong practitioners.

    Jiaohe City 610 Office Agents in Jinlin Province secretly ordered to investigate and arrest Falun Gong practitioners in the name of "preparing for the Olympics"

    Right before the 2008 New Year, officials from Jiaohe City "610 Office" passed on the CCP's order during a secret meeting to further arrest and persecute practitioners in "preparation for the Olympics."

    It has been learned that those who were summoned to the meeting mainly included heads of the street administration committees in Jiaohe City. They were assigned a duty by the "610 Office" that the committee heads should knock on the Falun Gong practitioners' doors, pretending to be there on normal neighborhood business. Once the doors are opened, they would question the practitioners as to whether or not they still practice Falun Gong. If the practitioners answer, "yes," or if they hesitate, or if they refuse to answer, the committee heads and other agents would intrude and search the house. If they found Falun Gong books or information materials about Falun Gong, they would immediately drag the practitioners to the "610 Office" for further persecution.

    Recently, persecution incidents in Jiaohe City have escalated, where the street administration committee officials have cooperated with the police to go to practitioners' homes to harass and persecute them.

    Hebei Province Prevention Office announced a new policy to persecute Falun Gong practitioners

    Following the CCP dictum, personnel from Hebei Province Prevention Office had made despicable plans in mid-March 2008 to start a new round of persecution. Under the pretense of investigating the background of people who would enter Beijing Olympic buildings, they required that each related unit on the provincial, municipal and all the way to township level must collect and report detailed information on Falun Gong practitioners, to prevent them from going to Beijing to appeal or do other things. The regime officials will use such collected data as a basis for persecution. As per the CCP officials, the specifics are outlined like this:

    Individuals this applies to: 1. Falun Gong practitioners whose official residences are local but who stay in Beijing for extended periods. 2. Those who have been previously detained and later went into hiding 3. Those who are out of local government's control. 4. Local residents who had previously gone to Beijing to appeal.

    Information to be collected: Name, gender, age, identification number, home address, employer, the residential address and employer in Beijing for those who have been in Beijing for a long time, and other information; also, these individuals' photos are to be submitted, if available. Use standardized report forms. The local administration offices should assign specific persons to monitor each of those who are on the list. Also required: keep this strictly confidential.