(Minghui.org) [Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The universe will reward acts that are in harmony with these principles, while beating, torturing, and killing people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while doing evil will meet due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as a compassionate reminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing.]
The suppression of Falun Gong has lasted nearly 23 years in China. Millions of practitioners have been persecuted for their belief in the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. A total of 16,413 cases of practitioners being arrested or harassed for their faith were reported in 2021 alone.
The persecution has not only targeted innocent practitioners, but has also made the perpetrators victims. Many who blindly followed the persecution policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have met with dire consequences.
Among them were 155 directors of police departments, including provincial and lower levels. Eighty-four of the cases were reported by Minghui.org, while the remaining 71 were reported by CCP-controlled media in China.
The 155 cases involved 130 police directors put under investigation, 19 who died of various causes, 4 who were sentenced to prison, 1 who was given a disciplinary warning, and another who was struck with a misfortune of other types.
The cases took place in 28 provinces and centrally-controlled municipalities, with Guangdong Province topping the list with 14 cases, followed by Liaoning and Shandong (each 13), Hebei (12), Shanxi (10), and the rest of the regions reporting single-digit cases.
Below are some examples.
Quite a few police directors died of accidents or illnesses, praised by the CCP as martyrs or exemplary officers in attempts to lure even more people to die for the regime.
A participant of Golden Shield Project
Pan Dongsheng, director of the Fuzhou Police Department in Fujian Province, was reported to “suddenly fall ill” by Chinese media in September 2021. Emergency rescue failed and he died at 57. Besides being director and Party secretary of Fuzhou Police Department, Pan was also a deputy mayor of the city as well as deputy Party secretary of Fuzhou Political and Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC).
Over the years, Pan had a track record of involvement in the suppression of Falun Gong. For example, in 2000 he was appointed deputy director of the Fujian Public Security Network Security Supervision Office. In 2010, he was promoted to be director of the Science and Technology Communication Office in Fujian Police Department. Throughout those years, he was a key participant in Golden Shield Project, a surveillance network by the CCP. Both Fuzhou City and Sanming City where Pan Dongsheng worked were among the worst areas where Falun Gong practitioners were persecuted.
The surveillance network Pan participated in has become the most important means of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in recent years. Reports received by Minghui show that more and more practitioners have been arrested or harassed after being recorded by surveillance videos raising awareness of the persecution in public.
The CCP tried its best to cover up the sudden death of Pan. Fujian posthumously awarded Pan Dongsheng the title of “Outstanding Communist Party Member of the Province” and “Official of the Year in Fujian,” and the Central Propaganda Department posthumously awarded Pan Dongsheng “Official of the Times” and was selected as the “Annual Tribute Hero.”
The CCP’s tactics may motivate some greedy people to continue to risk their lives and sacrifice their lives for them, but it cannot change the nature and the outcome of the reward for good and evil. We cannot escape our karma. Medals and garlands cannot save Pan’s life, or cover the blood from the innocent left by him.
Police chief in Wuzhou City, Guangxi Province
Kuang Guobiao in Guangxi Province, had a similar story. Like Pan, he was director and Party secretary of Wuzhou City as well as deputy Party secretary of Wuzhou PLAC. On June 10, 2021, Kuang died of an illness at 56.
Hechi City and Wuzhou City, two places where Kuang had led in the past, are among the worst regions where Falun Gong is suppressed. When Ms. Lu Huibi, a 54-year-old practitioner, went to Mengshan County in March 2017 to distribute Falun Gong materials, plainclothes police officials followed her and later arrested her. She was sentenced to three years and secretly sent to the Guangxi Women’s Prison in September 2018.
After his death, Kuang was honored as an exemplary officer like Ren Changxia, former police chief in Dengfeng City of Henan Province who died in an unusual car accident in 2004 when all other people in the vehicle were fine.
Deputy police chief of Daowai District, Heilongjiang Province
Liu Xuegang was the deputy director of Daowai Police Substation in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. He died at 51 of an illness on September 24, 2021. Over the years, Daowai Police Substation has actively participated in the persecution of Falun Gong. For example, Ms. Zhou Fenglan had been detained numerous times and her family was harassed.
Similar to Pan and Kuang, Liu was awarded by the Public Security Ministry as an exemplary officer.
Death of Taihu Police Chief in Anhui Province
Wang Xie was deputy mayor of Taihu County, Anhui Province, as well as director and Party secretary of Taihu Police Department. Before his death, Wang was awarded by the Public Security Ministry. Several months after another award from Anhui Province authority, he died at 52 of pancreatic cancer in September 2021.
Wang and other officials were responsible for the suppression of Falun Gong in Taihu County. When Mr. Peng Zhijiang told others about Falun Gong in May 2016, Taihu police arrested and framed him, resulting in three-year prison term against Mr. Peng.
“Exemplary Officer” Responsible for Death of Practitioner
Another police chief honored by the CCP was Li Yingchen, former director of Hehang City Detention Center in Heilongjiang Province. He died in early 2021 shortly after being appointed as deputy police chief of Xing’an Police Substation.
Many reports on Minghui have exposed bad deeds of Li. In particular, he forced many tortures on practitioners, including female practitioners, detained in Hegang Detention Center.
For example, Mr. Tan Yanjun had an extremely poor health due to abuse at Hegang Detention Center in 2004. His illnesses included perforated eardrum, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis of both hips, tuberculosis, sinus tachycardia, rheumatism, and inability to walk. In addition, his neck, lower back and lower limbs could not move. In the end, Li Yingchen and others dumped Mr. Tan in the alley near his home and left. Mr. Tan’s 65-year-old mother had to drag him for over 100 meters back home.
After crawling inside his home, Mr. Tan told his sister, “I walked out of here on two legs. But because of the persecution from the CCP, now I had to crawl in with both hands.” He could not sit still or lie down due to poor health, and could only lean against the wall. Unable to eat or sleep, he often vomited blood and had difficulty breathing.
All this left Mr. Tan emaciated and his condition deteriorated. At noon on February 27, 2005, Mr. Tan passed away with tears in his eyes as he looked at his underage daughter and son. He was only 40.
Killed by subordinate and labeled as “sacrifice for public service”
According to an announcement from Zhanjiang Police Department of Guangdong Province in February 2021, Xuwen County deputy police chief Wu Zongbo was shot dead by a police station head Xu.
Although Wang was killed by a lower officer, the CCP authorities later covered up this and announced his “sacrifice for public service.” Articles on Minghui have documented the suppression of Falun Gong in Xuwen County. For example, over 10 officers went to the home of Ms. He Cuiqin in March 2018. In addition to ransacking her home and taking away all Falun Gong books, some officers also stayed at place 24/7 to watch her.
Officers Being Investigated
Below are cases of police chiefs being investigated for various charges.
Former Liaoning police chief
News media reported in July 2021 that Li Wenxi, former director of Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau, was removed from his position and indicted for committing a crime.
Li was born in 1950 and became the deputy mayor of Benxi City in May 1996 as well as director and Party secretary of Benxi Police Department. After the suppression of Falun Gong started in July 1999, Li was promoted numerous times for persecuting Falun Gong. In January 2000, Li became deputy director and deputy Party secretary of Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau. In May 2002, he was appointed director and Party secretary of Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau. In September 2006, he continued as director of Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau while beginning his new position as an assistant of Liaoning Governor. Because of his advanced age, Li left Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau in March 2011, and became Vice Chairman of China Police Association as well as Chairman of Liaoning Police Association.
When Li was in charge in the Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau between January 2000 and March 2011, Liaoning Province became one of worst provinces where Falun Gong practitioners were persecuted for their belief. A report from Minghui in 2013 showed over 3,600 practitioners had lost their lives due to torture during police custody, and 400 of them were in Liaoning Province.
Li was personally responsible for these tragedies. By directing and planning province-wide suppression, he turned many police officers against innocent Falun Gong practitioners. He also ordered police forces within Liaoning Province to massively arrest practitioners and torture them. This led to countless tragedies in Shenyang Prison, Masanjia Labor Camp, Dalian human body processing plant, and Sujiatun Concentration Camp. Moreover, hideous crimes occurred at prisons, labor camps, detention centers, and brainwashing centers at Benxi, Panjin, Dalian and other cities.
Jiangsu police chief
On October 12, 2021, the Supreme Procuratorate arrested Wang Like for bribery. Wang was Party secretary of Jiangsu PLAC and head of Jiangsu Province Public Security Bureau.
Some attributed this to Wang’s persecution of Falun Gong. After the suppression of Falun Gong started in July 1999, he had been in high-level positions, first in Liaoning Province and then Jiangsu Province. The positions in Liaoning Province included: Beining police chief (since December 1999), Jinzhou deputy police chief (June 2002), Huludao police chief (December 2006), deputy Liaoning police chief (September 2008), and Dalian police chief (December 2009). While in Jiangsu Province, he served as head of Jiangsu Province Public Security Bureau (December 2013) and Jiangsu PLAC Party secretary (November 2015).
During these years, Wang directed the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in both Liaoning and Jiangsu, resulting in the deaths of at least 99 Falun Gong practitioners, arrests of more than 3,000 practitioners, and imprisonment of hundreds of practitioners. He also received numerous awards from the Public Security Ministry.
Zhangjiakou Police Department Director
Cheng Weiqing, former director of Zhangjiakou Police Department in Hebei Province, died of brain tumor in October 2021. He was 51 and had a track record of involvement in the suppression of Falun Gong.
Cheng Weiqing worked in the Hebei Provincial Department of Justice, Hebei PLAC, Hebei 610 Office, and others. His positions included deputy director of Shijiazhuang Police Department, deputy mayor of Hengshui, director of Hengshui Police Department, deputy mayor of Zhangjiakou, Party secretary of Zhangjiakou Police Department, and director of the Zhangjiakou Police Department.
After Cheng became the deputy mayor of Zhangjiakou and police chief of Zhangjiakou, 118 Falun Gong practitioners were arrested between 2002 and 2021 alone. Among them, 11 were sentenced, 53 were sent to brainwashing centers. In addition, more than 100 had home ransacked and personal properties taken away, over 200 harassed by officials at home, and many were forced to stay away from home.
Kaijiang police chief in Sichuan Province
Zhou Zhongping, deputy head of Kaijiang County and Kaijiang police chief, was arrested in February 2021 for bribery and protecting mafia organizations.
Like other officials mentioned above, Zhou was also heavily involved in the persecution of Falun Gong.
In July 2016, he became political head of Kaijiang Police Department. In August 2018, he was promoted to be director as well as Party secretary of Kaijiang Police Department. Since then, many practitioners in the region were framed and arrested. For example, Mr. Deng Daoheng was arrested in 2018 for possessing Falun Gong books and sentenced to 8 years in prison in 2020. Mr. Wu Yingguo was frequently harassed by officials, which led to his death in the end.
Deputy Party secretary of Heilongjiang Province Public Security Bureau
Gao Deyi, former deputy Party secretary of Heilongjiang Province Public Security Bureau, drowned in August 2021. Before that, he had actively participated in the persecution of Falun Gong.
Gao was a division manager at Heilongjiang Province Public Security Bureau between August 1986 and January 2016. After that he became Daxinganling police chief and deputy PLAC Party secretary. He was then appointed as Qiqihar Police Department director and Party secretary, before becoming deputy Party secretary of Heilongjiang Province Public Security Bureau in August 2020.
During those years, quite a few practitioners lost their lives due to the persecution in these areas. Ms. Lin Guoying fell into a vegetative state and died miserably. Mr. Li Huifeng was imprisoned for 12 years, during which time he was severely tortured including being burned with 100,000-volt electric batons. He died at 48 in January 2020.
Liaoning police chief
Xue Heng, former Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau, was also investigated in August 2021.
According to news on August 3, 2021, Xue Heng, the former vice chairman of the Liaoning Provincial Political Consultative Conference of the Communist Party of China and the former director of the Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau, was investigated for serious violations of discipline and law, and he himself had to so-called voluntarily surrender. During Xue's tenure, he actively implemented the persecution policy of Jiang Zemin's criminal group against Falun Gong.
Xue became head of Liaoning Province Public Security Bureau in March 2011 and later vice governor and then deputy Party secretary of Liaoning PLAC. He was then appointed vice governor in March 2013.
In the name of “maintaining stability,” Xue had directed the province-wide suppression against Falun Gong practitioners. In particular, he ordered to spy on practitioners followed by massive arrests. During the time when Xue was Liaoning police chief, many practitioners across the province were arrested, detained and tortured. This led to the deaths of at least 29 practitioners.
Meizhou police chief in Guangdong Province
Chen Junqin was deputy mayor of Meizhou City, director of Meizhou Police Department, and deputy Party secretary of Meizhou PLAC. Before being taken down in October 2021, Chen had led numerous persecution activities against Falun Gong practitioners.
For example, when Chen was in charge of Meizhou Police Department, Meizhou PLAC, and Meizhou 610 Office, many practitioners were arrested and sentenced. They include Ms. Guo Yafen, Ms. Zeng Haiping, Ms. Li Qunzhao, Ms. Li Yixiu, and others. In addition, Chen hosted many campaigns on propaganda against Falun Gong.
Being Sentenced After Persecuting Falun Gong
Some officials who suppressed Falun Gong were also arrested and sentenced. Here are some examples.
Deputy chief of Sanhe police chief in Hebei Province
Zhao Mingming was deputy police chief in Sanhe City, Hebei Province. After being warned and removed from office in November 2015, he was sentenced to 6.5 years in February 2021 for protecting mafia organizations.
Zhao became deputy director of Sanhe Police Department in March 2005. He was then appointed head of Yanjiao (a district under Sanhe) Police Department between July 2010 and November 2015, during which time, at least 11 practitioners in Sanhe lost their lives, three disabled due to torture, 15 sentenced, 29 sent to labor camps, and 108 sent to brainwashing centers. In addition, there were many cases of harassment, home ransacking, and personal property confiscation. Because of these, Zhao was listed as one of the key perpetrators in the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) with an entry number of E000150250.
Deputy police chief of Sanhe City in Hebei Province
Sun Xuwen used to be a manager at Sanhe Police Department, Yanjiao police deputy chief, and Gaolou Police Station director. He was active in suppressing Falun Gong in those years. During the following 8 years when he was deputy director of Sanhe Police Department, he was directly responsible for the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in the city.
Because of protecting the mafia organizations, Sun was sentenced to 7.5 years in February 2021.
Taizhou police chief in Zhejiang Province
Wu Jianli used to be Wenzhou Detention Center head, Wencheng County police chief, and Yueqing police chief. Later on, he became deputy mayor of Taizhou and director of Taizhou Police Department.
Deputy police chief of Mashan County, Guangxi Province
On December 20, 2021, Jiangnan Court in Guangxi Province had a trial against Zhong Zhigang, former Mashan County deputy police chief. Zhong was sentenced to 8 years with a fine of 300,000 yuan.
During the time when Zhong was Hequn Police Station director (2006 – 2015) and deputy chief of Mashan Police Department (2012 – 2019), he was one of the key perpetrators responsible for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
Above is a collection of the many cases in China where perpetrators met with consequences after persecuting Falun Gong. We sincerely hope more officials can learn from lessons and stop participating in one of the largest human rights violations in the modern society.
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