(Minghui.org) On the 22nd anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong, Falun Gong practitioners in 37 countries handed to their respective governments the latest list of people who have participated in the persecution in China.

The practitioners are seeking sanctions for the perpetrators by their respective countries, including rejecting the perpetrators’ visa applications or freezing their assets in that particular country.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient mind-body exercise in the Buddhist school. Practitioners followed the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and perform five sets of slow-moving exercises to seek health improvement and spiritual elevation.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. It mobilized the entire state apparatus to carry out the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, including arrests, illegal trial, imprisonment, monitoring, torture, brainwashing, extortion, etc. Despite the ongoing persecution, Falun Gong practitioners have remained firm in their faith.

The latest list of perpetrator was submitted to 37 countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in the Five Eyes Alliance; 23 Europe Union countries – Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Croatia, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Malta; and nine other countries – Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Israel, Brazil, and Mexico. Most of these countries have worked with Falun Gong practitioners before on this issue, while Indonesia and Brazil joined this effort for the first time.

All the information concerning the perpetrators’ crimes against Falun Gong practitioners was compiled based on reports published on Minghui.org. An official at the U.S. State Department has acknowledged the credibility of materials provided by Falun Gong practitioners two years ago. The State Department’s two annual reports, the “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” and “Report on International Religious Freedom,” have been quoting Minghui in terms of persecution cases and statistics, including the number of practitioners being persecuted to death, sentenced, arrested and harassed.

The latest perpetrator list covered CCP officials in all regions of China, who’ve worked in various fields and played various roles in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, including:

Zhao Kezhi (赵克志), Deputy Party Secretary of the CCP Central Committee for Political and Legal Affairs, State Councilor, and Party Secretary and Minister of Public Security Ministry;

Du Hangwei (杜航伟), Vice Minister of Public Security;

Wu Aiying (吴爱英), former Minister of Justice, whom the CCP had expelled for the party for violating the party discipline;

Sang Linyu (桑麟榆), Secretary and Director of the Bureau for the Prevention and Handling of Cults, Ministry of Public Security; Li Xiaodong (李晓东), Political Commissar of the Bureau; three Deputy Directors of the Bureau – Song Quanzhong (宋全中), Wang Dezhou (王德洲) and, Yang Xin (杨新); and three former Directors of the Bureu – Li Jiangzhou (李江舟), Bai Shaokang (白少康), and Sun Lijun (孙力军) (who had been taken down by the CCP);

Yu Tianmin (于天敏), Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Liaoning Province;

Yang Dongqi (杨东奇), Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Heilongjiang Province;

Deng Yong (邓勇), Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Sichuan Province;

Liu Yuan (刘渊), Deputy Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Shandong Province and Director of the Provincial 610 Office;

Jiang Ping (姜平) and Chen Yin (陈寅), two former Party Secretaries of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Shanghai;

Li Xiang (李祥), Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of Changchun City, Jilin Province;

Shi Shitai (石时态), President of the High Court of Heilongjiang Province;

Zhang Xuequn (张学群), President of the High Court of Liaoning Province;and other officials from all levels of the legal system in China, including pubic securities bureau, procuratorate, courts, and judicial bureau.

With Falun Gong practitioners’ efforts to seek justice against the perpetrators who’ve participated in the persecution, the U.S. sanctioned a police officer in December 2020 and the director of Chengdu 610 Office in May 2021.

As a result of the sanctions, some police stations in China removed photos of police officers from their walls and some organizations took officials’ photos off their web pages, to avoid having the photos exposed overseas. When the CCP officials received Falun Gong practitioners’ calls about the sanctions, some of them softened their attitudes, some tried to deny their connection with the “610 Office,” while others immediately declared that they had not participated in the persecution of Falun Gong.

In recent years, democratic countries have reached a high level of consensus to sanction human rights perpetrators in China. After the U.S. passed the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act in 2016, Canada, U.K, and 27 countries in the E.U. followed suit and have passed similar laws. Similar legislation is in the works in Australia and Japan, as well.

We’d like to warn the perpetrators: do not hope that you can escape punishment. Sooner or later you will be on the list of sanctions.

We’d like to warn those involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China that every perpetrator’s name will appear on the perpetrators’ list sooner or later if they continue to follow the CCP. Please stop persecuting Falun Gong immediately and try to make up for it now.

We’d like to remind all those in the CCP system to not cooperate with or implement the persecution policy. Do not block the way for you and your family to settle, study, do business, or visit the free countries in the future. For those who have not done evil, please keep a clean record for yourself and do not conduct any evil.

Related reports:

Falun Gong Practitioners Submit List of Human Rights Perpetrators to 29 Nations, Calling for Sanctions

Another List of Persecutors of Falun Gong Practitioners Submitted to Governments in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand

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