Commentary: How the CCP Manipulates the Law and Human Rights Issues to Conceal its Persecution of Falun Gong (II)
The Judicial System has Become a Charade and a Tool for Persecution
To cover up the illegality of the persecution, the Jiang regime used the rubber stamp of the People's Congress to pass the so-called "Anti-Cult Law" in October of 1999. They further used the excuse of "utilizing a cult to sabotage the implementation of law" to accuse and imprison innocent Falung Gong practitioners. Not only did Jiang's regime apply the ambiguous "Anti-Cult Law" to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, it also used the slogan "violate the Chinese Law" to deceive Chinese and overseas people as an excuse to legitimize the persecution.
The persecution of Falun Gong was carefully planned and systematically carried out by the Chinese Communist Party and Jiang's followers. The 610 Office was granted unlimited power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems to persecute Falun Gong. 610 Offices were established throughout China and manned by people from political and legal committees, public security, legislative affairs, procuratorate, and judicial affairs. For example, the control of the 610 Office comes from Luo Gan, the Secretary of Political and Legislative Affairs Committee. Luo presides over the 610 Office's daily operations. Jia Chunwang, Xu Yongyue, Wang Maolin, and others, were nominated as deputy leaders. Its core members include the leading members of political and legislative branches: the Supreme People's Court, Supreme People's Procuratorate, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Publicity Department, etc.
People in the know have disclosed a detailed structure of the 610 Office. Staff from the 610 Office order all abductions, unlawful accusations/charges, interrogations and verdicts concerning Falun Gong practitioners. Trials carried out by the courts are only a formality.
Liu Jiachen, the deputy director of the Supreme Court, spoke at a symposium attended by high court directors from throughout the country in August 1999. He ordered that courts throughout China "should further implement initiative and foresight concerning their obligations, make full use of the trial system, and strengthen contact and coordination with police departments, public security, and the Procuratorate. This effort is to diligently carry out all requirements set by the Party Central Committee. The end result is to achieve complete victory in this battle." From Liu Jiachen's speech, we can see that the Public Security, Procuratorate, the courts, and the National Security became enforcers of the plan, organization and implementation of the persecution. These legal institutions were intended to maintain the rights and interests of Chinese citizens and social stability; instead, they united to persecute innocent people.
Chinese governmental reports prepared and distributed by the courts and procurators publish the persecution of Falun Gong as their greatest achievements. The local procurators initiated and implemented most of the public prosecution and handed down the verdicts against Falun Gong practitioners. A partial list of the unlawful charges that led to public persecution included: responsible for organizing an appeal to the government (cases of Li Chang, Song Yuesheng, etc.); publishing, printing, selling Falun Gong books or video materials (case against Yao Zhiquo); making truth-clarifying materials about Falun Gong (such accusations can even be made when one writes letters to relatives or friends, clarifying the truth about Falun Gong - such as in the case of He Lizhi), and interrupting TV broadcasting. The charge against most Falun Gong practitioners who were found guilty and received guilty verdicts was "using cult to sabotage the implementation of law." From the written documents of the verdicts by the courts, the charges lack proof, are without legal foundation and the cited law articles are mostly nebulous. Such unjust trials have been held over the past six years in courts throughout the country. The punishment for Falun Gong practitioners can be as high as a 20-year prison term.
Numerous Falun Gong practitioners were illegally sent to forced labor camps without a trial. To meet the "conversion rate" quota set by Jiang's accomplices, guards at every labor camp conceived cruel physical and mental tortures. Close to one hundred methods have been used to torture Falun Gong practitioners. Among those persecuted, the youngest known victim was an eight-month-old infant and the oldest were in their eighties. By March 24 of this year, 1,572 Falun Gong practitioners had been tortured to death. According to known statistics, police, public security and guards from forced labor camps, are responsible for 90 percent of practitioners' deaths through torture, either directly or indirectly.
For the persecution, each level of judicial branches and the Ministry of Justice are fully utilized. Besides forced labor camps and prisons, which are under the command of the 610 Office, there are brainwashing centers, often given such names as, "Legal Education Program." A so-called "Re-education Assistance Group" was established throughout the country to brainwash Falun Gong practitioners.
To instigate hatred, each judicial department has published books and produced movies to poison the minds of the general public. The Chinese TV Series "Life is Innocent" was created by the judicial bureau and is an example of these deviant programs.
To draw more judicial branch work forces into the implementation and execution of the persecution, Jiang's accomplices and the Communist Party used the lure of material gain and fame. The head of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, Su Jing, was cited as a "hero" because of her active participation in the persecution.
Chinese Communist Party Uses Human Rights as a Disguise to Deceive Opinions of the World
To hide the truth from the international community, Jiang and the Communist Party have arranged illusory situations in labor camps and invited foreign media and human rights organization to visit and conduct interviews.
Evidence of how they do this has been provided by a reliable source, a Falun Gong practitioner, who was at one time detained in Beijing's Tuanhe Labor Camp. Once the camp was informed that foreign reporters were going to visit, intense preparations were launched. The educational section of the camp put together more than one hundred questions to provide "standard answers" for reporters. Every conceivable question by reporters was brought forward and detailed answers were prepared. Questions included: "Do you have any political prisoner here?" Answer: "No, we do not, because we do not imprison people for their political associations." The educational section organized repeated learning sessions with closed circuit TV. Each brigade staff member had to memorize the answers. Others were similarly trained at the same time.
On the day of the visit, steadfast Dafa practitioners and those who were not assigned any duty were taken to an out of sight upstairs room at the western wing of a building. They were not allowed to return until after the reporters had left. Some people were prepared to tell the truth to reporters, but they did not get the chance to do so. Guards organized meetings in the multifunctional hall where people studied and read. No such activities were organized before the visit. As instructed, a man named Gong Wang, around 50 years old, from Tongzhou, answered reporters' questions. Some people pretended to learn how to use the computer in the computer room. Everything was carefully prepared for the reporters to see and take pictures. After the reporters had left, those who were "learning the computer" had performed as commanded and left. The camp also organized some people to do outdoor exercises, such as doing single bar and parallel bars and other activities. They took reporters to the dining area. Of course, the food was much better than usual. In short, not a single activity shown to reporters was what takes place daily. The whole thing was a set-up.
To avoid condemnation, the Communist Party uses the carrot and stick approach. They use diplomacy and the promise of economic gains. Every year during the United Nations Commission on Human Rights meeting in Geneva, China spends a vast amount of manpower and material resources to persuade representatives of other nations to vote for a "no-action" motion, so they escape censor.
On October 9, 2002, during a joint committee session, Tang Jiaxuan, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, accused "western nations of using human right issues to interfere with China's internal affairs." Violating human rights has become China's internal affairs, and anyone who condemns such activities will be told that they have no right to interfere with China's internal affairs.
A strong precedent has been established by the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. Any individuals, no matter how high their position, even if they are heads of state, will be held accountable for crimes committed during their watch. Chief U.S. prosecutor Robert Jackson said in his opening speech at the Nuremberg Trials, "The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish are so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because they should never be repeated again."
The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners over the past six years is also a persecution aimed at the human spirit, morality and the human conscience. The crimes are unbelievably gruesome. The harm to the human spirit of future generations is deep and without precedent. The punishment of their crimes should also be unequaled. The day will come when China's citizens will bring Jiang Zemin, who as a representative of the Chinese Communist Party utilized the Chinese judicial system to persecute Falun Gong, to justice.
As of now, 29 nations and 35 lawyers have formed the Global Coalition to Bring Jiang to Justice. They have already planned 15 law-suits against Jiang Zemin in 14 nations (USA, Belgium, Spain, Taiwan, Germany, Korea, Canada, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Bolivia, Holland, and Peru). There are 47 lawsuits presently being heard against Jiang Zemin and 22 other Chinese officials. As of now, three cases have already been successfully tried against the perpetrators of the persecution.
I believe that in the not too distant future, Chinese people will stand up and change Chinese society. Chinese people will reject cruelty, oppression, lies and barbarism. Such degenerate behavior will be replaced with peace, sincerity, civilized behavior and progress. People then will search for justice in their own nations and bring those thugs, who committed crimes against Chinese citizens, to justice.