(Clearwisdom.net) Weng Shanyao, the deputy director of the Shanghai "Reeducation Through Forced" Labor Bureau, is the official most actively involved in persecuting Falun Gong. In the past few years, he went to forced labor camps frequently to manage, plan, and deploy the systematic persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, in accordance with the order from Jiang to eradicate Falun Gong.

Around April 2001, Weng Shanyao went to the First Forced Labor Camp of Shanghai, located in Dafeng County, Jiangsu Province. When he spoke to the practitioners detained there, he said, "It is good for you if the policemen are treating you very strictly. Even if they beat you, that is still good for you." He gave this speech everywhere, including the Shanghai Legal System School. Those policemen who worked in the forced labor camps cited his speeches widely and under Weng's instigation, they tortured the detained Falun Gong practitioners very cruelly.

Once policeman forced practitioners to watch a videotape of a speech given by Si Manan [who is active in the persecution of Falun Gong] to the policemen of the forced labor system at Wuhan City. In the video, Si Manan said: "You [policemen] are always afraid of somebody getting killed. That is not a big deal. If they want to go on a hunger strike, let them carry on. That is their own choice. You shouldn't be merciful to them. Don't be so afraid that they'll die."

After showing this videotape to the practitioners, a policeman by the last name of Hong said, "The purpose of letting you watch this tape is to let you know that we are not afraid of you going on hunger strikes. Our superior officers said so." Under the instigation of those high officials, more and more tragedies involving Falun Gong practitioners occurred in the Third Forced Labor Camp of Shanghai City. Falun Gong practitioners Lu Xingguo and Ma Xinxing were tortured to death there.

Sometimes, Weng Shanyao would try to pretend that he is really a good person, but people are all becoming more aware of his true nature. On March 18, 2003, all of the detained male Falun Gong practitioners were transferred from Dafeng County, Jiangsu Province, to Qingpu District, Shanghai. On that very day, Weng Shanyao went to Qingpu and gave a speech again to spread his evil theory. The practitioners knew that he was trying to intensify the persecution against them. When the practitioners raised their hands to ask him question, Weng refused and said, "This is not a press conference, and I will not answer any questions."

Weng Shanyao carries an undeniable responsibility for the persecution that has taken place in the detention centers of the Shanghai area. His various warped thoughts and notions formed over long-term political struggles were what led him to commit such evil deeds against those kindhearted and honest Falun Gong practitioners.

Here we beseech you, Weng Shanyao: examine yourself carefully and make up for the bad deeds you've done, for the sake of yourself and all your family members. Stop persecuting Falun Gong.

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