(Minghui.org) July 20, 2023 marks the 24th year since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to suppress Falun Gong. Falun Gong practitioners in 44 countries recently submitted another list of perpetrators to their respective governments, urging them to hold these individuals accountable for the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The practitioners asked their governments to bar the perpetrators and their family members from entry, and to freeze their overseas assets.
These 44 countries include:
*the Five Eyes Alliance, namely, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand; and *all 27 countries in the European Union, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Romania, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus and Malta; and *12 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Dominica. Among them, this is the first time that Lithuania has participated in this initiative.
Every perpetrator on the latest list has participated in the persecution of Falun Gong in China. All information on the criminal activities of these perpetrators was compiled from Minghui reports. U.S. Department of State officials said several years ago that information provided by Falun Gong practitioners in the past was solid and credible, the presentation of which serves as a template for other organizations. The annual human rights reports and annual reports on international religious freedom published by the U.S. government have directly cited statistics from Minghui.org (including number of deaths due to the persecution and number of practitioners who were sentenced and detained), as well as information about individual cases.
Similar to previous submitted lists, the new perpetrators’ list covers CCP officials at various levels of government and from a number of professions across regions who have played a variety of roles in the suppression. The following are several examples.
* Fan Lvbing (范履冰): Director of the Prison Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice, former Party Committee Secretary of the Central Judicial Police Academy (National Lawyers Academy), former Director of the Research Office of the Ministry of Justice (Director of the Judicial Research Institute), and President of China Justice magazine.
* Li Rulin (李如林): Director of China Against Corruption Law Association, former Deputy Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, former Member of the CCP Leadership Group and Director of the Political Department at the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and former Director of the Bureau of Reeducation Through Labor at China’s Ministry of Justice.
* Liu Jiayi (刘家义): Member of the Standing Committee and Director of the Proposal Committee of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and former Secretary of the Shandong Provincial CCP Committee.
* Ye Hanbing ( 叶寒冰): Lieutenant Governor of Sichuan Province, Director of the Provincial Public Security Department, Secretary of the Party Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee (PLAC) of the Provincial Party Committee, Former Deputy Director of the Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department, Former Deputy Secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Law Committee, and Former Secretary of the Party Committee, Director of the Hangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau, and Chief Inspector.
* Li Chenglin (李成林): Deputy Governor of the Shanxi Provincial Government, Deputy Secretary of the PLAC of the Shanxi Provincial CCP Committee, Secretary of the CCP Committee and Director of the Shanxi Provincial Public Security Department, Former Secretary of the CCP Leadership Group and Chief Prosecutor of the Liaoning Provincial Procuratorate, Former Member of the PLAC of the Liaoning Provincial CCP Committee, and Former Deputy Secretary of the CCP Leadership Group and Vice President of Jilin Provincial Higher Court.
* You Quanrong (游劝荣): Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Vice President, Acting President, and President of the Hubei Provincial High Court. Member of the PLAC of the Hubei Provincial Party Committee, former Chief Procurator and Party Secretary of the Hunan Provincial Procuratorate, and former Deputy Secretary of the PLAC of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee.
* Zhang Yi (张毅): Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Chief Prosecutor of the Hainan Provincial Procuratorate, Deputy Secretary of the PLAC of the Provincial Party Committee, Former Secretary of the Party Committee and Director General of the Jilin Provincial Department of Justice, Former First Political Commissar of the Jilin Provincial Prison Administration Bureau, Former Executive Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee of the Ministry of Justice, and former Deputy Director of the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Justice.
* Tan Zunhua (谭尊华): First-level Inspector of the Heilongjiang Prison Administration Bureau, Former Member of the Party Committee of the Heilongjiang Provincial Department of Justice, and Deputy Party Secretary and Director of the Heilongjiang Provincial Prison Administration Bureau.
* Yi Jianmin (伊建民): Member of the Party Committee of the Heilongjiang Provincial Department of Justice, Secretary of the Party Committee, and Director of the Heilongjiang Provincial Prison Administration Bureau.
* Li Yilong (李义龙): Deputy Secretary of the Wuhan Municipal Party Committee, Secretary of the PLAC of Wuhan, former Member of the Standing Committee of the Wuhan Municipal Party Committee, former Deputy Secretary of the PLAC of the Wuhan Municipal CCP Committee, Party Secretary and Director of the Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau, former Deputy Director of the Hubei Provincial Public Security Department and Director of the Political Department of the Hubei Provincial Public Security Department, former Member of the Standing Committee of the Ezhou Municipal Committee of Hubei Province, former Secretary of the PLAC of the Ezhou Municipal CCP Committee, and former Director of the Ezhou Municipal Public Security Bureau in Hubei Province.
* Xue Changyi (薛长义): Member of the Party Leadership Group, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Member of the Procuratorial Committee, Senior Prosecutor of the Henan Provincial Procuratorate, Former Chief Procurator of the Nanyang City Procuratorate of Henan Province.
* Li Qiang (李强): Deputy Governor of Ganzi Prefecture in Sichuan Province, Party Secretary and Chief Inspector of the Ganzi Public Security Bureau, Deputy Secretary of the PLAC of the Ganzi Prefecture Party Committee, and former Captain of the Domestic Security Team of the Sichuan Provincial Public Security Department.
* Dong Kaide ( 董开德): Executive Deputy Secretary of Shenyang PLAC, former Director of Shenyang Municipal Bureau of Justice, and Director of the Shenyang Prison Administration.
* Tian Zhi (田志): Warden of Dongling Prison in Shenyang City, and former Director of Zhangshi Drug Rehabilitation Center in Shenyang.
* Qin Keping (秦克平): Warden and Political Commissar of Jiazhou Prison, Sichuan Province.
* Luo Jiangtao (骆江涛): Director of the Political Department of Jiazhou Prison in Sichuan Province, and former Chief of the Education Reform Section of Jiazhou Prison.
* Shao Ling (邵凌): Chief of the Education Reform Section of Jiazhou Prison, Sichuan Province.
Middle and lower-level officials in the perpetrator list were not included in this report.
The U.S. Department of State and Department of Treasury are responsible for reviewing and implementing sanctions against human rights perpetrators. Every year, these two agencies hold one or two meetings with related religious groups and human rights organizations to share updates on policies and work progress. Falun Gong practitioners have participated each time. These two agencies also ask for feedback from various organizations and answer questions.
In a meeting in February this year, U.S. government officials thanked non-governmental organizations for reporting perpetrators to them. They expressed their belief that collaboration between the U.S. government and other organizations in sanctioning the perpetrators is unique and effective. They also claimed that such sanctions are the primary tool for the U.S. government to curb human rights violations overseas. In addition, multiple laws can be used against human rights perpetrators.
As various governments gain a deeper understanding of the CCP’s crimes, they have paid closer attention to CCP officials and pro-CCP individuals while taking legal action against them. For example, the U.S. Department of Justice arrested two CCP agents in April this year, charging them with persecuting Falun Gong practitioners and dissidents in the U.S. according to CCP orders. This includes participating in a transnational repression launched by the CCP Public Security Ministry and publishing articles attacking Falun Gong in newspapers. In May, the U.S. Department of Justice arrested two community leaders in Los Angeles, charging them with bribing U.S. government officials while acting as unregistered CCP agents. These two individuals were also charged with taking part in crimes against Falun Gong practitioners in the U.S., following orders from the CCP.
Any form of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is illegal and the perpetrators will be held accountable. Here we warn the perpetrators not to take chances since it is only a matter of time before they will be included on the sanction list in democratic countries. Continued involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong will prevent such individuals and their families from traveling, studying, conducting business, or settling down in those countries. Those who have not participated in the persecution should avoid doing so, while those who have participated should make up for the losses they have caused to Falun Gong practitioners.
In the battle between good and evil, every individual faces a test of their conscience, and their choices will determine their future. The perpetrators, including individuals in law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and detention facility guards, have the responsibility to protect and uphold justice for the innocent. However, under the directive of the 610 Office, they have been following the persecution policy to harm innocent Chinese citizens. When the day comes that the CCP is held accountable for its crimes against Falun Gong practitioners, they will be brought to justice.
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