The Terrorist-Style Persecution Tactics of the National Security Bureau 610 Office in Chongqing (Part II)
2. Plotting sensational "Falun Gong incidents"
The National Security 610 Office staff followed Jiang's orders and persistently plotted sensational "Falun Gong incidents" to frame Falun Gong.
In the first half of 2000, led by personnel from Chongqing's National Security 610 Office, more than twenty police officers drove to Falun Dafa practitioner Huang Genhui's home in Dashiba. They broke the door down with axes, and many police rushed in. One of them tried to push the daughter Peng Zhaojun out through the window, while another bunch of them intentionally shouted downstairs "Falun Gong, don't jump off the building!" They tried to create an incident of a Falun Gong practitioner committing suicide by jumping off the building. Their plot failed because almost one hundred people came to the rescue. Faced with the public's condemnation, they arrested Peng's family of three.
In March 2001, Cai Baolu and Gan Shihui from the first section of Jiangbei Police Station arrested Peng Zhaoli, who was pregnant. They told her, "One day you will be mad and commit suicide." They also boasted, "The newspaper will publish this incident soon." Peng told them sternly, "I won't die. Absolutely not! If I should die, it must be because you have beaten me to death." Before this, the National Security "610 Office" had already arrested Peng Zhaoli's mother and younger sister and taken them to the Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp for forcible brainwashing.
That same month, Ms. Li Ying, (in her 20s, graduate of Harbin Industry University) who was the section leader of Jiangbei Police Station, abducted pregnant practitioner Peng Zhaoli and took her to Jiangbei First People's Hospital for an examination. In front of many doctors, nurses and patients, Li Ying said, "She's not pregnant! She is always lying!" Then she shouted madly at Peng, "You are not pregnant! Even if you are, we will abort it and force you to do hard labor for three years!"
Ms. He Yongwen from Dadukou Jianshe Village is in her 60's. In 1996, as the cancerous cells in her body spread, the doctor told her that she could only survive another one or two months. However, she was completely cured not long after she started practicing Falun Gong. Her family was ecstatic and fully supported her to practice Falun Gong. In the next few years she was as healthy as a younger person. After July 20, 1999, with intervention from the National Security 610 Office, she could not practice Falun Gong anymore. That led her being again admitted to Daping Hospital. During her hospitalization in 2000, 610 Office authorities went to the hospital and tried to persuade her to lie. They told her, "Just say that you became ill because of practicing Falun Gong. The hospital can give you the best medicine, and we would tell the hospital to waive all expenses."
3. Prosecuting practitioners in the name of "State Security"
At the beginning of June 1999, the National Security 610 Office established a blacklist of almost 4,000 Falun Gong practitioners out of more than 100,000 as key members and printed this in large quantity in the Chongqing Prison. Then they began to follow, abduct, search and extort money from these practitioners. Furthermore, they sent these practitioners to detention centers, drug rehabilitation centers, brainwashing centers, forced labor camps and mental facilities for further persecution, in an attempt to prevent the exposure of their criminal activities to the public and to continue deceiving the masses.
In March 2000, prior to the National People's Congress, the 610 Office ordered all the work units, street administration offices and neighborhood committees in Chongqing to run brainwashing classes until the conference concluded. Since then, during every public holiday or festival, every time evildoers from Jiang's regime visited Chongqing, or during the days they regarded as being "sensitive", the 610 Office would abduct practitioners on a large scale, using ruses like "taking a census" or "residence registration". They usually arrested people at night. There are plainclothes police or police cars in front of the homes of practitioners who were reported as key figures all the time. The perpetrators would follow and monitor them.
Afraid of being condemned by the people, the police from 610 Office often broke into practitioners' homes in the evening or in the middle of the night. They abducted the practitioners and took them to a brainwashing class, where they would torture them. When the practitioners' families got to know that their loved ones were being tortured to the verge of death and came to ask for their release, the lawless authorities would take the opportunity to extort money from them. They would threaten, "If you do not hand over money, what is waiting ahead is a forced labor camp, prison or even death. No lawyer would accept a Falun Gang case anyway even if you file a lawsuit."
Many 610 Office scoundrels took advantage of these situations to grab extra money. They said, "It is the easiest to get money from Falun Gong cases. No one will accept their lawsuits."
In 2004, Tongnan County's 610 Office enforcers abducted a three-year-old child named Zhang Yuanyuan from kindergarten and took her to the Political Security Division in order to blackmail the child's parents, who were both practitioners. They are still holding this child to date.
In July 2004, Chongqing held a "Business and Investment Conference". To prevent practitioners from clarifying the truth during the conference, Wanzhou 610 Office perpetrators broke into more than 20 practitioners' homes with a master key, abducted the practitioners and took them to a guest house in Guoban Road in Wanzhou for forced brainwashing. In August, in order to prevent practitioners from clarifying the truth in Guang'an City, Sichuan Province, Chongqing 610 Office personnel abducted more than 20 practitioners under the ruse that they were "searching for suspects involved in an important case". Many practitioners in other regions were also abducted.
4. Deceiving the public and committing heinous crimes
After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, persons from the Chongqing National Security 610 Office, police stations and the comprehensive management offices manipulated all work units and neighborhood committees to set up "610 groups" to brainwash practitioners. They would first try to get practitioners not to believe in Master and Dafa, and then they would tell practitioners that if they did not give up Falun Gong, they would be deprived of everything and be treated worse than a convicted murderer.
In December 2001, with direct manipulation from the 610 Office, the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners accelerated even more. Following the secret order of "beating to death is regarded as suicide", the so-called "Education and Reformation Divisions" were successively set up in brainwashing classes and forced labor camps. All kinds of evil theories and savagery proliferated in these dark places. The local police stations collaborated with drug offenders in their areas and encouraged them to report practitioners. The incentive was 600 yuan for each practitioner they reported.
In forced labor camps or prisons, if one detainee could force a practitioner to write the "Three Statements" [Created by the 610 Office, consisting of a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practicing Falun Gong, and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners], that individual would be rewarded with at least three days and up to three months of reduction in their sentence or receive a reward from the Chongqing municipal government. If a guard in a forced labor camp or prison managed to present a copy of the "Three Statements", he could get a reward of over 1,000 yuan; if a practitioner who had been coerced under brainwashing to write the "Three Statements" later renounced it, declaring it was null and void or requested to have this returned to him/her, 300 yuan would be deducted from the guard's salary. All these punishments and measures encouraged the guards and prisoners to persecute practitioners for personal gain.
At the same time, the 610 Office overstepped its administrative power to force people working in privileged government organizations to get involved in the persecution. In addition to holding many so-called "Education Exhibitions on the ... Cult", or "Forums on the Cult" to force people to accept their lies. They also regarded the directive to implement the policy to "destroy them physically; defame their reputation; bankrupt them financially" as the first criteria for performance reviews and promotions. As a result, all kinds of competitions to carry out cruel persecution under the disguise of "help and education," hidden away in forced labor camps, came one after another.
Since the persecution began, to incite public hatred of Falun Gong, the Chongqing 610 Office established a "Falun Gong Reformation Base", which included the 7th Division of Xishanping Forced Labor Camp, the 4th Division of Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp, Jingkou Brainwashing Class in Shalong District and Geleshan Brainwashing Class. They made use of vicious criminals, assorted personnel and prison guards to persecute practitioners cruelly. The authorities were named "outstanding heroes in the nation's campaign to persecute Falun Gong" for their actions.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhong Zhiling from Cuiyuan Road in Dadukou District had cancer in 1996 that had metastasized. Soon after she began practicing Falun Gong the cancer disappeared. After the persecution began, because of her persistence in practicing Falun Gong, the Dadukou 610 Office kept harassing her and searching her home. When these efforts failed, they urged her husband to divorce her. Such tactics to stir up family conflicts in order to stop people from believing in and living by "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" is so widely used that almost every practitioner in Chongqing has encountered something similar.
In 2000, an officer from the General Community Affairs Office of Shiyoulu Police Station in Daping came to Chongqing Medical University to supervise the brainwashing of practitioner Tu Jin and said to Tu, "If you refuse to reform I will order the university to fire you. Now, only 1,700 key practitioners are left in the whole city. How can you still be so stubborn?" Intimidated by the 610 Office, the university fired Tu Jin soon after.
In July 2001, former instructor Chen of the 7th Division of Xishanping Forced Labor Camp openly said to practitioners, "They (drug offenders) are the dare-to-die corps. They committed crimes because they are smart. Unfortunately, they got caught. They have been used in the battlefields by the state in the past." Prison guard Li Qiwei stated, "Luo Gan got promoted because he actively persecuted Falun Gong. There is no such thing called 'evil will be met with evil'." In January 2002, Guard Li Zongquan publicly said to practitioners, "If we don't make you suffer this way, more of your friends at home will be stepping out, wouldn't they? We will make you suffer so much that they wouldn't dare to step out. What can you do about it anyway?" He also said, "I will give you Falun Gong people some advice, it is called 'coming in vertically and going out horizontally.' This is the policy."
Besides their frenzied, dirty and ruthless means of torture, in order to show their viciousness, the perpetrators also forced practitioners to accept their evil theories, such as those written in the book "Science and False Science" by the Chongqing Political and Judiciary Committee. The book directly advocates theories, such as "As virtue rises one foot, vice rises ten" and "unless a man looks out for himself, Heaven and Earth will destroy him.".
To encourage more people and work units to get involved in the savage persecution of Falun Gong, the Chongqing 610 Office was directly responsible for setting up Liu Hua and Xiao Xingming, the cruelest of all the guards, as "Model Individuals in the Ministry of Justice," and the labor camp where they worked was distinguished as "Model Unit for Civilized Management in the Ministry of Justice" and the "Law Education Base for Chongqing Elementary Schools and Middle Schools".
The 610 Office not only keep propagating their evil theories to Falun Gong practitioners but also extended their reach to pupils and students in elementary schools and middle schools. For example, between 2001 to 2003, the 610 Office constantly instigated many teachers and students in Beibei District and Shapingba District to visit the 7th Division of Xishanping Forced Labor Camp and learn the "advanced methods to 'crack down' on Falun Gong", forcing the students to accept lies and hatred.
It is the norm that personnel from Chongqing National Security 610 Office are arranged to play their role in the No.1 Section of all police branches and the security offices of all police stations. The organization targets the persecution of more than 100,000 practitioners in Chongqing. Based on a very rough estimate, more than 30 deaths were caused by torture and abduction; more than 1,000 people died from severe diseases after they were forced to stop practicing Falun Gong; more than 1,000 people were severely injured or disabled during their incarceration in brainwashing classes, detention centers and forced labor camps; more than 2,000 families have family members who went into exile and have become homeless; more than 3,000 families were broken up. The estimated cost for dealing with nearly 4,000 practitioners on the blacklist alone amounted to at least 200 million yuan. Imagine how much financial loss the country has had to bear in this senseless persecution of good people.