Elementary School Teacher Detained for Talking to His Students about Communist Party’s Bloody History
(Minghui.org) An elementary school teacher was detained for 40 days after he was reported for talking to his students about the history of killing and deceit by the Chinese Communist Party.
Mr. Fu Qilong, of Changchun City, Jilin Province, talked to his students about uncensored information regarding the communist regime during one class in November 2019. He urged the students to withdraw from the CCP's youth organizations and to develop independent thinking of their own, rather than falling victim to its propaganda education. Some students said they wanted to quit the Youth League they had joined.
Two weeks later, some of the students’ parents learned about this and reported Mr. Fu to the school and local education bureau. They also threatened to send him to prison, especially knowing that he practiced Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since 1999.
Mr. Fu was ordered to stop all of his classes and stay at home in December. Some parents demanded that he turn in the name list of the students who quit the Youth League, but he refused to comply.
The school leadership also deceived him into going to school to talk to them, only to have a former labor camp guard there to brainwash him.
While the students were still in winter break on January 6, 2020, the school ordered them to go back to classes to receive some legal education. This turned out to be a special class session for officers from the Kuancheng Police Department to interrogate the students.
On January 8, the police broke into Mr. Fu’s home and confiscated his Falun Gong books, computer, and printer. He was taken to Mengjiaqiao Police Station and interrogated. He refused to answer the police’s questions or sign any pre-prepared documents.
Mr. Fu was held at a detention facility for ten days. The guards attempted to deceive him into signing a statement promising to renounce Falun Gong. He refused to do so.
During the ten days, the police submitted his case to the Procuratorate, which refused to accept it.
The police attempted to force him to admit to some made-up crimes on January 18, but he again didn’t comply. He was admitted to the Changchun City No. 1 Detention Center and held for 30 days. The police submitted his case to the Procuratorate again during this period, but the case was again not accepted.
Mr. Fu was released on bail on February 18, 2020.