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Public Notice from the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong Reveals Zhou Yongkang's Crimes Against Humanity

August 19, 2004 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) issued a public notice to reveal the crimes committed by Zhou Yongkang, a major criminal guilty of genocide, torture and crimes against humanity.

The following are the details of the public notice:

Zhou Yongkang is a current member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Member of the State Department, and Minister of the Department of Public Security. He was the former secretary of Sichuan Province's CCP Committee, and previously Assistant Director of the Social Security General Committee and Deputy Secretary of the Central Political and Judiciary Committee. Since Jiang Zemin's criminal regime started to publicly suppress Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Zhou Yongkang actively pushed the persecution forward and was personally involved in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners when he was secretary of the Sichuan Province CCP Committee from 1999 to December 2002. He made use of many occasions to hatch plans for the persecution of Falun Gong in Sichuan Province. After deployments at major meetings, he often gave written instructions the same night, to encourage the literary hacks in the Institute of Social Sciences in Sichuan Province to promote slander and hate propaganda. He also rewarded those departments or individuals who actively participated in the persecution of Falun Gong with money and promotions. He himself participated personally in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in some units. From 1999 to December 2002, forty-three Falun Gong practitioners were confirmed to have died as a direct result of persecution in Sichuan Province. (A large number of cases that are not yet well reported or completely confirmed are not included here). In terms of the persecution of Falun Gong, Sichuan Province is one of the provinces with the most serious persecution situation. During his visit in the U.S.A. on August 27, 2001, Mr. Zhou was sued for crimes of torture, crimes against humanity, and others.

Because Zhou Yongkang closely followed Jiang Zemin in the persecution of Falun Gong, in December 2002 he was promoted to the position of Minister of the Department of Public Security, even though he had no previous experience in the field of public security. At the same time he was also appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Central Political and Judiciary Committee, and assistant director of Central "610 Office," an agency dedicated to persecuting Falun Gong, later to be called by another name, the "Office of Preventing and Handling Cults."

Zhou made even more unbridled attacks against Falun Gong practitioners in his new positions. In December 2002, when Zhou was just appointed Minister of the Department of Public Security, during high level cadre meetings and nation-wide public security meetings he continuously conceived plans and issued orders to Public Security at all levels to persecute Falun Gong. He also traveled to all parts of China to give personal instructions and encourage grass-root units to persecute Falun Gong with an iron hand.

As minister of the Department of Public Security, Zhou rewarded those units and individuals in public security organizations who actively persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. He did so with proclamations and bonuses, and thus incited the grass-root units to raise the persecution to an even crueler level.

Additionally, Zhou coerced and made use of the Public Security Departments and Departments of Justice to persecute Falun Gong under various banners, such as the "Striking hard" punishment, learning Jiang Zemin's theory of the "Three Represents," cracking down against so-called "anti-China forces" from inside and outside of China, and "safeguarding the social stability," among other such directives. At his urgings, tragedies such as illegal arrests, extended-term imprisonments, use of torture methods to persecute practitioners, or even torturing practitioners to death, took place all over the country, one after another.

Whereas Zhou Yongkang is one of the main people responsible for manipulating and commanding the persecution of Falun Gong, WOIPFG has placed his case on file for investigation and prosecution. The WOIPFG will further investigate and confirm his crimes and will provide all facts and evidence that is collected and confirmed to the International Criminal Court, human rights organizations and state governments in all countries, to facilitate lawsuits against him and expose his crimes in persecuting Falun Gong. According to laws pertaining to and decrees which state "Foreign officials who have persecuted freedom of belief are not allowed to enter democratic countries, neither are their spouses and children," Zhou Yongkang's criminal record will be submitted to customs and immigration offices of all countries for their records.

August 10, 2004