The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) media recently confirmed that agents from the Public Security Department in Beijing put Lawyer Gao Zhisheng in detention, claiming that he was "suspected of criminal activities."
Gao Zhisheng is innocent. The real criminal violating the law is none other than the Chinese Communist regime that has incarcerated Attorney Gao and placed his family members under house arrest. Many conscientious people inside and outside of China have signed a petition to condemn the atrocities committed by the CCP and demand the release of lawyer Gao. Numerous overseas organisations have also held rallies to voice their support for this lawyer and to demand his release.
Gao Zhisheng, a renowned human rights lawyer, who out of a sense of justice and conscience has written three open letters to the Chinese regime to speak up for Falun Gong, published his first open letter to appeal for Falun Gong on December 31st, 2004. The letter was entitled "An Open Letter from Gao Zhisheng to the National People's Congress." It addressed the case of Huang Wei, a Shijiazhuang City resident and Falun Gong practitioner who was sent to forced labour, and encouraged people to start thinking about the legality of the persecution of Falun Gong.
He published his second open letter to leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao on October 18th, 2005. That letter addressed the topic, "Stop Persecuting Believers of Freedom and Mend Your Ties with the Chinese People." This letter, a brief investigation report of the persecution of Falun Gong in Shandong Province, also addressed the persecution in some other areas.
Mr. Gao's third open letter to the authorities followed on December 12th, 2005. Its focus was, "We Must Immediately Stop the Brutal Atrocities that Destroy our National Conscience and Morality." This letter, containing over 20,000 Chinese characters and much detail, in particular exposed the brutal sexual abuses inflicted on Falun Gong practitioners. This communication aroused great concern, both inside and outside China.
The persecution of Falun Gong is the most sensitive issue for the CCP authorities, and while they may show some tolerance to people speaking up for other groups, they will attack anyone who speaks out for Falun Gong. Lawyer Gao endured enormous pressure for having written open letters to the authorities in support of Falun Gong. All this has made him a thorn in the side of the CCP. He has endured constant harassment from secret agents and the police, right up to the day he was seized from his sister's place in Shandong Province on August 15th, 2006.
The unlawful arrests of upright people who speak out for Falun Gong have shown even more clearly the CCP's reckless trampling of the law, as well as the severity of the behind-the-scenes persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The CCP tries to placate the Chinese people by touting the perceived improvement of China's international status, achieved largely through attracting foreign investments and China's huge export to the world market.
The CCP overtly plays human rights games to deceive the international community, while covertly they persecute Falun Gong practitioners with cruel torture methods. The most recent revelations of for-profit organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners is only the tip of the iceberg in the CCP's systematic brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, chronicling the darkest page in the history book of mankind.
Lawyer Gao Zhisheng has truly understood the evil nature of the CCP through the most inhumane persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. He is keenly aware that the CCP holds not a shred of respect for the law in their persecution of Falun Gong. On December 13th, 2005, the second day after he published his third open letter to the CCP authorities, he published a written declaration on the Epoch Times website that he was quitting the CCP. He wrote, "More than ten days (of investigation) are finished! However, I had started to completely lose my hope for the Chinese Communist Party...Gao Zhisheng, a CCP 'member' who has not paid the membership dues for a long time and has been absent from 'organisation activities' for many years, declares that he quits the cruel, untrustworthy, inhumane, and evil party. This is the proudest day of my life."
The arrest of lawyer Gao Zhisheng has once again demonstrated that the CCP never observes the law. This is not a simple individual incident, because it reflects the desperate, insane operation of the state apparatus controlled by the CCP in their suppression of the people, as well as their mindset as they approach their demise. The CCP cannot go against the surging tide of millions of people denouncing their CCP membership.
The CCP's persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for over seven years; however, they have not only failed to force Falun Gong to submit, but have also brought themselves down. More and more people, like Attorney Gao Zhisheng, after having learnt the truth, have started to show sympathy and support for Falun Gong. Good will be rewarded with good, and evil will meet with retribution. This is a heavenly principle.
It is inevitable that heaven will destroy the CCP. Those who support and participate in the persecution of Falun Gong will also go to their own destruction, along with the CCP.
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