On August 5th, 2005, an English Workshop on the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was held at the Bahen Centre, University of Toronto. Former Canadian Member of Parliament Mr. Sheila Copps and other government leaders spoke at the workshop. Mr. Han Guangsheng, former Director of Shenyang Judicial Bureau, Liaoning Province, China made his first public appearance and said, "Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Gong. It is another catastrophe. Many practitioners have been tortured to death and many families torn apart as a result."
According to a Sound of Hope radio report on August 11, Mr. Han left the CCP and quit all of his posts in September 2001. He recently renounced the CCP in public and stood up to expose the CCP's evil nature.
Mr. Han said in his speech, "The CCP claims that the people's interests are above all others. Actually, the CCP's policy is that CCP's interests are above all others, not to mention the Cultural Revolution, and the CCP crushing the democracy movement on June 4th, 1989 and killing many unarmed students and others. In 1999, the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong, leading to another catastrophe."
Mr. Han said, "The CCP set up the Gestapo-like 610 Office at each level, from the central committee to each city committee. It was called 610 because the office was established on June 10th, 1999. The head of the 610 Office is Luo Gan, Secretary of the CCP Political and Judiciary Committee. In Shenyang, where I lived, the 610 Office was headed by a deputy secretary of the city's CCP committee. The Department of Public Security, Procuratorate, Court, Judiciary Bureau and Security Bureau are all under its control. Each district, county and bureau also follow the 610 Office's orders. In other words, government agencies at each level are under the direction of the CCP's 610 Office. Thus the CCP gets around the constitution and law to persecute Falun Gong. Additionally, all related orders are conveyed by word of mouth without written documents. Tens of thousands of practitioners were sent to labour camps without due process and are deprived of freedom. They were subjected to forced brainwashing and abuse. Many people were tortured to death and many families were torn apart."
Mr. Han said, "I took charge of four labour camps housing approximately 1000 male inmates. After the persecution of Falun Gong was initiated, three of them imprisoned practitioners too, up to 500. The torture methods used in labour camps that I know of include shocking with electric baton, with voltages as high as 15,000 volts. A 15-year-old girl was not spared. There were tortures of forced brainwashing, sleep deprivation for as long as three days, and piercing the thighs with needles to force practitioners to give up their belief. Those giving up under pressure were forced to persecute those who persisted in their belief. Practitioners were tortured both physically and mentally. They were forced to do slave labour. Some of the products they made were Christmas trees, small Christmas gifts, and tiny art products, which are mainly for export. Though I tried to protect the practitioners, I could do little."
Mr. Han said, "The persecution of Falun Gong is economically devastating. The cost for the four labour camps I was in charge of was generally 10 million yuan [approximately 0.67 pounds sterling/1 million euro]. After the detention of practitioners was initiated, the construction of new prisons, the purchasing of broadcasting equipment and TV for brainwashing practitioners and allowances for wards caused the costs to increase about seven to eight million yuan--a 70 to 80% increase. These costs do not include those of the Masanjia Labour Camp, which I was not in charge of. The cost of the police system in the persecution of Falun Gong is the highest, about two times the expense of the judiciary system. This is just the expense of two departments in one city in one year. In the past six years, the total expense of the persecution throughout the country is estimated at dozens of billions to hundreds of billions of yuan, or even more."
Mr. Han said at the end, "A few months ago, The Epoch Times published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, which exposed the CCP's evil nature in depth and led to large scale renunciations of the CCP. The CCP is on the verge of collapse. It is against both man and heaven and will be eliminated."
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