(Clearwisdom.net) When a murderer is put on trial in court, a judge would definitely not acquit him simply because he does not understand the law. However, this is exactly the excuse CCP officials used recently to absolve themselves from blame at an international conference.

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) held its 2010 annual conference from July 1 to July 3, 2010, in New Jersey. The CCP regime sent three people to attend, but after they presented their so-called "research reports", conference attendees pointed out that they were targeting Falun Gong, and therefore had violated the rules of the conference.

At a seminar on the evening of July 1, CCP officials Cheng Ningning, Wang Wenzhong and Chen Qingping presented their "research reports" respectively, and talked about how they supposedly "cared for, transformed and educated cult members in China". After their presentation, a reporter asked Cheng Ningning who were the subjects of their research. Cheng Ningning tried to give a vague excuse to stall the reporter and said, "I don't know." When asked if the targets of their research were Falun Gong practitioners, Cheng Ningning looked very awkward and became silent. The attendees pointed out that what they (the CCP officials) were doing in the persecution of Falun Gong, in strict terms, were crimes, and they had also violated China's Constitution and China's laws. Cheng Ningning then replied, "I don't understand the law. Don't talk to me about law."

Cheng Ningning's hasty confession provides another piece of evidence that the CCP does not abide by the law when dealing with Falun Gong.

Let us take a look at a few other cases in China, to see just how lawless the CCP has been in its persecution of Falun Gong:

According to a report posted on the Minghui website on December 6, 2009, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Deyu from Xichang, Sichuan Province was unlawfully arrested in September of that year. In November, her family hired a lawyer for her. The lawyer went to complete some paper work in the legal department of the local public security bureau, and requested to meet with his elderly client, Ms Gao Deyu. The deputy head of the public security bureau, Wang Yaohui, refused his request with excuse that Falun Gong cases involved "state secrets" and that it was a "politically sensitive" case. The lawyer argued that according to the "Law of the People's Republic of China on Lawyers" and the "Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China", a lawyer had the right to meet with his client during the investigation stage. Wang Yaohui ignored his statement. The lawyer then reported the issue to the CCP political and judiciary committee. To his surprise, the deputy secretary of the CCP political and judiciary committee Liu said, "Don't talk to me about law. We don't follow laws."

Liu and Cheng Ningning are both blindly carrying out the genocidal policies from the 610 Office: "Don't follow any law in dealing with Falun Gong"; as for Falun Gong, we must "ruin their reputation, cut off their financial resources and destroy them physically".

Because there are such lawless policies in place from the top, the CCP followers at the grassroots level act unscrupulously in their persecution of Falun Gong:

On December 17, 2008, Wang Zhiyong, former head of the domestic security division of Wangdu County, Hebei Province, rang up Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Shumin in Gudian Town, asking her to go and pick up her computer. However, when Liu Shumin got there, Wang Zhiyong and another policeman held her inside the room and tried to force her to write a guarantee statement to give up Falun Gong practice. Liu Shumin said to him, "You called me today to come to pick up my computer, but you don't have it here. You are a government official, and yet you lied and deceived me, and now you force me to tell lies and to write a so-called statement. If I don't, you will fabricate stories to defame me. Let me ask you, what laws are you following?" Wang said, "This is what we do these days. How can I do my job if I don't fabricate stories?"

Wang Zhiyong sent Liu Shumin to a holding cell for criminal detention, and without any evidence, they sentenced Ms. Liu to one year of forced labor under the accusation of "obstructing the implementation of state law." Ms. Liu said to them, "You must follow the law in your conduct." Wang Zhiyong yelled, "The Communist Party doesn't follow any laws in dealing with you (Falun Gong)."

The fact that the CCP police at lower levels dare to act so aggressively and unlawfully has much to do with the CCP's attitude towards Falun Gong at the top. Then, what is the situation like in the CCP prisons? Let us take a look at the following case:

At around 9:00 a.m. on December 22, 2009, an over-70-year-old Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Qi Fengming, who was unlawfully detained in Division One of Daqing Prison, was slapped in the face consistently for a long time by deputy division head Yu Changjiang for refusing to wear a prison uniform. Yu also tore off Mr. Qi's clothes and burned them. Later, he pulled Mr. Qi out of the cell, slapping him in the face repeatedly. Yu viciously kicked Mr. Qi's legs and back, then grabbed his shoulders to bend him forward and at the same time use his knee to pummel Mr. Qi 's abdominal area and his chest.

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ren Zhongde saw this, so he pushed open the window and shouted, "Stop hitting the Falun Gong practitioner!" Yu got very angry and rushed to the cell and started beating Mr. Ren severely. He also ordered other inmates to stretch him out and beat him. Then they dragged Mr. Ren outside and held him down on the ground, continuously beating and kicking him. When Mr. Ren asked Yu, "What law says that you can beat people like this?" Yu Changjiang, the deputy leader of the division said, "I am the law! Beating you is the law!"

There is another case in a labor camp:

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Haiying from Zhaijiatun, near Changchun, Jilin Province was due for release from the Heizuizi Labor Camp on January 11, 2010. Many of her relatives went to pick her up. At around 9:00 a.m., two of her sister-in-laws asked a policeman, "Is there anyone called Zhang Haiying among those to be released today?" The policeman said, "Yes, you just wait here. She will be released at ten o'clock."

It was already past 10:00 a.m., but there was no sign of Ms. Zhang. It was past 10:30 a.m., and Ms. Zhang was still nowhere to be seen. When it was almost 11:00 a.m., her family members went to ask the same policeman again, but the policeman denied what he had previously stated, "I didn't tell you anything. Whoever told you that, you go and ask him (for Zhang Haiying)."

As Ms. Zhang Haiying was not released on the appointed date, her family members kept asking the labor camp for her. They asked the police there, "Do you do things according to the law?" The police said in reply, "No, we don't. If we did, we wouldn't be able to lock up any Falun Gong practitioners."