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Changchun Authorities Establish a Special Taskforce Committee to Escalate the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners

May 05, 2002 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) According to reliable sources, in order to escalate the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, Jiang has allotted a large amount of funds to help Changchun authorities set up the "Changchun Special Taskforce Committee Against Falun Gong."

Sources report that following the March 5th Falun Gong broadcast on Changchun Cable TV, Jiang was quite shaken up and ordered the governor of Jilin Province, who was then in Beijing for the People's Congress Meeting, to return to Changchun immediately. Under the supervision of agents dispatched from Beijing, the Changchun authorities established the "Changchun Special Taskforce Committee Against Falun Gong." Jiang appropriated huge funds to this committee and called it an "aggressive, focused campaign." In addition, Jiang emphasized that this would be a difficult and complicated "long-term battle," and he shouted to "fight with resolve until the end."

According to sources, the relevant document has been communicated to high-ranking officials in various government departments. However, the communication of this document is "selective." In other words, only certain high-ranking officials are allowed to see the document. It was reported that this document admitted that Falun Gong is legal in over 50 countries around the world.

Experts say that the TV broadcast was a heavy blow to Jiang's persecution of Falun Gong, since nearly 1 million viewers watched the program that exposed the truth of the staged "self-immolation" incident and showed how Falun Dafa is well received in over 50 countries.

Since the broadcast on March 5th, more than 10 people have been formally arrested in direct connection with the event. Sources say that these practitioners would be sentenced to death. So far in Changchun over 5,000 practitioners have been arrested. Many of them have been tortured to death and their bodies were secretly cremated. Evidence indicates that at least 10 people have been murdered.