Victims of the Persecution Are Not Limited to Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Xiaozhang immigrated to Canada from China. One day, he bumped into Ms. Li, who is a Falun Gong practitioner. They chatted with each other and Xiaozhang told Ms. Li that he plans on going back to China and killing someone for revenge.
Any Falun Gong practitioner would try to stop him since what he wants to do involves taking a life. Therefore, Ms. Li asked Xiaozhang to tell her more about what happened to him.
Xiaozhang took the College Admission Exam a few years ago. However, someone pretended to be him by switching identification documents. When he learned about this, he appealed to the higher authorities. However, that person's family had a strong relationship with some Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials. Therefore, his appeal was under review for several years. Currently, the person who stole his identity is about to graduate. Xiaozhang was furious and wanted to go back China to revenge.
"They did a bad thing to you, and as a result, you weren't able to go to college. However, how can you do a worse thing in return - killing a person? Now that you are in Canada, you should try your best and then you'll have a good future." Ms. Li said to Xiaozhang.
Xiaozhang said, "They are vicious people! In order to stop me from appealing to the higher authorities, they told people that I was a Falun Gong practitioner. The police therefore tried to arrest me. The fact is, I didn't know about Falun Gong at all, let alone practice Falun Gong. I was forced to leave home and eventually I managed to come here to Canada. They are so malicious!"
In order to satisfy their greed, some people closely followed former President Jiang Zemin and the CCP and persecuted Falun Gong and Falun Gong practitioners at will. Meanwhile, they took advantage of the persecution of Falun Gong and would sometimes claim that someone was a Falun Gong practitioner in order to cover up their crimes. In this way, that person would have no way to appeal for themselves, and would be forced to leave home to avoid being persecuted as a Falun Gong practitioner.
The China Youth newspaper reported on December 19, 2001 that Du Baoqian, the Secretary of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party of Lushi County, Henan Province, was reported because he took bribes and sold official ranks for money. However, he claimed that the person who reported him was a Falun Gong practitioner. After he made this claim, he was able to call on many police to arrest the person who reported him to higher authorities in Beijing. He fabricated a story saying that a Falun Gong practitioner was going to set off a bomb in Beijing. This is very similar to what happened to Xiaozhang.
Ms. Li knows another person named Xiaoliu. Xiaoliu told her how difficult it was for him to come abroad because he needed a statement from his local police substation showing that he was not a Falun Gong practitioner. Indeed, Xiaoliu wasn't a practitioner. However, he hadn't lived in that area very long. The police substation where he used to live refused to send him the statement since he no longer lived there. However, the police substation where he moved to refused also, claiming that they didn't know him that well.
Having no other choices, Xiaoliu had to ask his "connections" to help him. Originally, he thought it would be easy for them to help him since what he wanted was just a statement to prove he didn't practice Falun Gong, which was the truth. However, his "network" told him it would be very difficult. They needed to verify that everyone in Xiaoliu's family weren't Falun Gong practitioners. Otherwise, they might get in trouble themselves in case anything went wrong. It was said that the CCP was afraid that people going abroad would expose the persecution of Falun Gong. Eventually, after trying all kinds of means, his work unit at the Provincial Public Security Department requested his local police substation to give him such a statement.
Throughout the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners have been and continue to be maliciously slandered. Some of them have been given poison through injection, some have been inhumanely tortured, countless have been put under severe mental pressure, and many have been killed. However, the victims of this persecution are not only limited to Falun Gong practitioners. Many other people have been persecuted like Xiaozhang and Xiaoliu, and have been forced to draw a clear line between themselves and Falun Gong. The authorities' purpose is to maintain an environment that suits their needs through the persecution of Falun Gong.
In fact, in this persecution of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, the first victims were of course the Falun Gong practitioners. However, the entire country is now implicated.