A Staged "Informal Meeting" Takes Place at Longkou City Brainwashing Center in Shandong Province, in an Effort to Slander Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On September 16, 2010, ten township and town officials in Longkou City received a notice from their higher-ups: Each township and town was ordered to dispatch three people to the "Law Education Center" (a brainwashing facility) in Xiadingjia to have a so-called "informal discussion meeting." The three people were to include a Falun Gong practitioner, a village official, and a township or town official in charge of persecuting Falun Gong. The "discussion" targeted the practitioners who had just returned from forced labor camps. But only three to four practitioners attended, while some township and town officials dispatched a non-practitioner villager to assume a Falun Gong practitioner's name and to take their place. Each town official sent a special vehicle to pick up the practitioners first, and then to pick up two other officials from the town, and all three of them went together to the Xiadingjia Brainwashing Center. The center is a vacant three-story building. The first and second floor are reserved for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, the third floor is empty. Below are two photos of the brainwashing center:
At 9:00 a.m., attendees from the different towns sat in rows in a meeting hall, and each person was given a notebook and a pen. One man started making a speech, which lasted two hours. After his speech, a group discussion session was held. People from three towns made up one group. The speaker made use of this discussion session to ask Falun Gong practitioners if they still practiced Falun Gong. He slandered practitioners who distributed Falun Gong information.
When a practitioner was asked if he distributed Falun Gong information, the practitioner answered, "I don't have materials at home; if I did, I would distribute them." The man said that he would go to the practitioner's home to search it and find out. Officials in Qijia Town did not send practitioner Mr. Li to attend the meeting; instead, they sent the security head of Mr. Li's village to attend, pretending that he was Mr. Li. During the meeting, following orders, the security head spoke and said, "My name is Li, I practice Falun Gong." The entire discussion meeting was videotaped. After the security head returned to his village, he told others, "It was so bad. The meeting was extremely oppressive and intolerable. I was told to act as a Falun Gong practitioner and make a false statement. I will no longer attend such meetings."
All the information and details about this "informal discussion" spread widely among the villagers, and many people criticized the communist regime's launching campaigns to fraudulently persecute good people.