(Minghui.org) The 610 Office is an agency whose sole purpose is to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. It was set up on June 10, 1999, by the former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin.

Arrested and Sentenced to Forced Labor

Mr. Liu Hongshu lives in Jiwu Village, Zhujiazhuang Township, Qishan County, Baoji City. During the first few years when Falun Gong was persecuted, he worked at a publishing company in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. He was illegally arrested there because he was telling people the truth about Falun Gong.

He was sentenced to forced labor and lost his job. When he returned home, officers from the 610 Office in Qishan County repeatedly harassed him, thus making his life and his family's lives difficult.

Researching the Law

During the past year, Mr. Liu spent a great deal of time studying current laws in China. He believed that the persecution and abuse he had suffered at the hands of those government agencies was illegal.

He decided to defend his rights via legal means, because a citizen should safeguard the existing laws and at the same time be protected by those laws. By following proper legal procedures, he was exercising the law to protect his legal rights. Even those who write the laws should adhere to them as well as be protected by them.

Arrested for Exercising His Legal Rights

Mr. Liu Hongshu went to the Baoji Intermediate Court and Procuratorate and filed a lawsuit against officials of the Xinjiang 610 Office, because they had wrongfully imprisoned him. The local officials did not support him, because officials protect each other and commit similar crimes.

Mr. Liu was arrested, and agents from the Qishan County 610 Office even went to his home and harassed his parents, who are in their 80s. His parents are distraught as he was their only means of support.

Please pay attention to Mr. Liu's case. We demand the immediate release of Mr. Liu Hongshu and all the Falun Gong practitioners illegally imprisoned.

As the International Organization to Expose and Prosecute Jiang Zemin's Crimes in the Persecution of Falun Dafa has pointed out: “Since July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin’s gang has controlled and utilized all government resources to brutally persecute millions of Falun Gong practitioners. Due to the policy of ‘destroy their reputations, ruin them financially, and eliminate them physically,’ millions of Falun Gong practitioners have died as a result of this genocide over the past 14 years. This is a heinous crime against a group of people who believe in the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

People and Organizations Involved in Persecuting Mr. Liu

Huang Chao, male, born in November 1962, member of the Baoji City's Municipal Party Committee, secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-917-3252061

Liu Shuanhuai, assistant secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, director of the City's Comprehensive Management Office: +86-917-3252062

Zhang Wenke, assistant secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, deputy director of the Maintaining Stability Office: +86-917-3257052

Political and Legal Affairs Committee in Baoji City: +86-917-3251915

Political and Legal Affairs Committee, Organization and Education Division: +86-917-3251919

Political and Legal Affairs Committee, Monitor of the Law Enforcement Division: +86-917-3252026

Political and Legal Affairs Committee, Office of Letters and Appeals: +86-917-3251921