Reference: The Source of the Propaganda Photo “Ma Jianmin Cuts Open His Belly to Look for Falun”
(Clearwisdom.net) There was a warden in the former North China Oil Field Detention Center (now called Jizhong Police Department Detention Center). I was very familiar with him and used to talk to him about how Falun Gong was persecuted, and that all the excuses for the persecution were fabricated by the Chinese Communist Party. At that time, he felt very puzzled and did not know what to believe because what was broadcast on television was totally different from what I had told him. Then, he revealed to me the source of the propaganda story about “Ma Jianmin cuts open his belly to look for Falun.” The CCP used a picture of the dead Ma Jianmin extensively as a propaganda tool to turn public opinion against Falun Gong.
Ma Jianmin suffered from mental illness. He had not shown any symptoms in the few years before his grisly and untimely death. Meanwhile, he was enthusiastic about qigong exercises. Nevertheless, he did not focus on a single practice. He practiced whatever was popular at the time. In total, he practiced over ten kinds of qigong exercises. Later, Falun Gong was spread to the North China Oil Field. Ma Jianmin switched to practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong stresses studying the Fa, cultivating one's character, and focusing on a single cultivation method. This was very difficult to do for a person who used to have a mental illness. The Falun Gong teachings specifically prohibit such people from practicing Falun Gong.
One day, Ma Jianmin was alone at home. When his family members came home, they discovered a lot of blood on the floor, and Ma Jianmin was found dead in the washroom. His belly was cut open, and his intestines were hanging out of it. His family members immediately reported the situation to the police and delivered his corpse to the emergency room of the General Hospital of North China Oil Field, where his open belly was sewn together.
The Police Department clearly knew that Ma Jianmin died at his home alone, and no one was aware why he cut open his abdomen. However, in order to collaborate with Jiang Zemin's decision to persecute Falun Gong, flatter the Ministry of Public Security, and to “make contributions,” the Police Department fabricated his story and said Ma Jiamin was “cutting open his belly to look for a Falun.”
This is the source of the rumor “Ma Jianmin Cuts Open His Belly and to Look for Falun.”