Russia: Promoting Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution in Moscow City Centre

On December the 18th 2004, Russian Falun Gong practitioners held activities in a square in front of the Art Theatre in Moscow city centre.

Some people in Moscow are still deceived by the slanderous lies fabricated by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin and his cronies to defame Falun Gong. After visiting a Falun Gong experience sharing conference in New York, some of the Russian practitioners realized that they should extensively and thoroughly expose the human rights abuses against people who practise Falun Gong in China to Russian people from all walks of life. They shared this with the rest of the Moscow practitioners and everyone felt strongly that it is important to let as many people as possible know that Falun Dafa is good, and help them come to know the facts about the Jiang faction’s brutal persecution.

The activities on Saturday were held in the centre of the city, which was crowded with people. Over two thousand flyers in Chinese and Russian were given out within three hours. Many passers-by looked at the eye-catching banners in Chinese and Russian: “Falun Dafa is Good!”, “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance”, “Stop the persecution against Falun Gong”, “Bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang to justice!” A set of poster boards showing pictures of over one hundred cruel torture methods being employed against Falun Gong practitioners in China also attracted attention. As practitioners spoke to people one-on-one, those who came to know the truth signed a petition calling for an end to the persecution.

Why does the banner read “Bring Jiang, Luo, Liu, Zhou to Justice’?

Jiang Zemin

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Army, and the Chinese Government, personally initiated and escalated the persecution of Falun Gong.

On June the 10th 1999, because of Jiang Zemin's personal will and abuse of power, the "610 Office" was established specifically to persecute Falun Gong, overriding the Chinese Constitution and the law, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems. After July the 20th 1999, Jiang Zemin ordered the "610 Office" to carry out an annihilation policy against Falun Gong practitioners in China, including the following directives:

  • "Defame their reputation, bankrupt them financially and destroy them physically;"

  • If practitioners are "beaten to death it is nothing and shall be counted as suicide;"

  • "Cremate their body directly without identifying the person."
Since July the 20th 1999, more than 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death in more than 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.

Luo Gan

As Secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Central Committee, Luo Gan personally planned the defamation and framing of Falun Gong. He played a major role in the persecution. After July the 20th 1999, Luo Gan was the main executor to carry out Jiang's genocidal policies against Falun Gong. From 1999 to 2002, Luo Gan personally participated in the making of a series of policies designed to map out the escalation of the persecution.

Luo Gan used every speech he made at various meetings to incite political and judiciary departments to step up the persecution of Falun Gong. He personally went to various places to oversee the execution of persecution orders. Between 2001 and 2003, Luo Gan gave at least seven public speeches, urging the political and judiciary departments to regard "Falun Gong as the number one target for suppression." Since September 2000, Luo Gan had gone to Weifang City in Shandong Province, Wuhan City in Hubei Province, Nanchang City in Jiangxi Province, Changchun City in Jilin Province, Anhui Province, Liaoning Province, Jiaozuo City in Henan Province, Shenyang City in Liaoning Province and Xingkai Lake in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province to personally oversee the persecution.

Evidence shows that whenever Luo Gan conducted an inspection somewhere, the arrest, torture and death toll of Falun Gong practitioners in that area would increase drastically.

Liu Jing

Liu Jing is the head of the "610 Office" and as such also went to various places to direct the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Liu Jing and Luo Gan often went together to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp to personally inspect the progress of the brainwashing efforts against Falun Gong practitioners. They also ordered that the cruel methods that Masanjia employed to torture Falun Gong practitioners be a model for other labour camps and brainwashing centres, not only in Liaoning province where Masanjia is located, but also around the country. This led to pervasive, savage persecution in detention centres, forced labour camps and jails all over China.

The Masanjia Forced Labour Camp, which is located in the suburb of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, is notorious as the place where Falun Gong practitioners are tortured most cruelly. Many Falun Gong practitioners have died there as a result of the atrocities perpetrated against them. The Masanjia Forced Labour camp will also go down in the history books for stripping naked eighteen women Falun Gong practitioners who refused to renounce their belief and throwing them into male prison cells without police supervision.

Liu Jing personally helped plot and implement the self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square, an almost unbelievably twisted propaganda stunt contrived and staged to demonize Falun Gong in the mind of the public. Liu Jing is also responsible for the creation of masses of other propaganda designed to incite hatred against Falun Gong.

The staged self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square is the most widely propagated and most effective lie told to turn public opinion against Falun Gong. The incident affected many people and incited those who did not know the facts to have enmity for Falun Gong, giving Jiang's regime an excuse for escalating the persecution against Falun Gong. A non-governmental organisation known as the International Education Development (IED) pointed out in a report dated August the 14th 2001 that the "self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square was staged by the government." Many discrepancies were uncovered through a slow-motion analysis of the incident recorded on videotape by CCTV cameras on the scene. In the videotape, we can see someone hit Liu Chunling, one of the self-immolators, on the back of the head, killing her on the spot. It has also been verified that the self-immolators were not Falun Gong practitioners.

Yet because Jiang and his regime control the media in China, they were able to flood the airwaves with false propaganda, and use it to great advantage in their efforts to gain public support for their persecution of Falun Gong.

Zhou Yongkang

Zhou Yongkang was the secretary of the Sichuan Province Party Committee and is currently the minister of Public Security (as the police are called in China). He is responsible for the torture deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners. Zhou Yongkang is notorious in Sichuan Province for his brutality. Sichuan people refer to him as "Human Rights Killer".

During his tenure in Sichuan, Zhou Yongkang and other high-ranking officials colluded with each other to persecute Falun Gong. Sources contend he authorised, supervised and endorsed such methods as murder, torture and disappearance in order to intimidate and eliminate Falun Gong practitioners in his district. He also carried out a vicious policy of implicating others in the abuse saying, "If parents practise, lay the children off from their jobs; if children practise, fire their parents, stop paying their pensions and cut off their financial resources." He has made Sichuan one of the provinces where Falun Gong is persecuted the most. By persecuting Falun Gong, he paved a road to his own promotion, a road stained with Falun Gong practitioners' blood, and has become the minister of Public Security.

On December the 9th 2003, Zhou Yongkang continued to carry out Jiang's persecution policy, stating at a meeting held with various heads of the police system, "Cracking down on Falun Gong is still the main task of the Chinese police system." According to a report by People's Police, a newspaper in Beijing, Zhou Yongkang announced Jiang's eight major points regarding domestic and international issues. The first five points were to strengthen the dictatorship, with the suppression of Falun Gong listed as the third major point.

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