Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • Fushun City Police Ransack and Rob Practitioners' Homes

    On April 15th, 2012, police arrested more than a dozen practitioners in Xinbin County, ransacked their homes and confiscated their personal belongings. Mr. Mu Guodong and his wife, Ms. Yu Haiyan, were arrested by over 10 officers from the Fushun City Domestic Security Division at 6 a.m. that same day. Their home was also ransacked. The police confiscated their computer, a mobile phone, 8,000 yuan cash, and a bank savings book with a balance of 30,000 yuan.
  • Chaoyang Police Arrest Family Members of Falun Gong Practitioners

    Zhao Qiang, Chief of the Chaoyang County Domestic Security Division, arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Han Minglan's husband, son and daughter-in-law. In order to collect more extortion money, he also arrested several relatives of Ms. Han. They took away 14 people in total. Zhao Qiang collected a large amount of money from Ms. Han's family. Ms. Han was forced to become homeless to avoid further persecution.
  • The Crimes of the CCP's Political and Legislative Affairs Committee

    After the Wang Lijun incident in February, and especially since Bo Xilai stepped down, more and more dark secrets of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC) have been exposed. The crimes of Zhou Yongkang, head of the PLAC, are also surfacing. The PLAC, and its supposed role of “maintaining stability,” is really the most unstable factor in Chinese society.
  • Please Pay Attention to a Developing Story: An Appeal with 300 Thumbprints Sent to Politburo

    Please pay attention to the developing appeal on behalf of a Falun Gong practitioner in which the thumbprints of 300 villagers were sent to the Politburo. This has shocked the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The petition urges the authorities to release Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaodong. Mr. Wang was arrested on February 25 after police found a Falun Gong CD in his home in Zhouguantun Village, Fu Town, Botou City, Hebei Province.
  • The Chinese Government Has Legalised “Enforced Disappearance”

    Recently, the Chinese government passed a new version of criminal law Article No. 73. Article No. 73 states that individuals who are suspected of jeopardising national security and being involved in terrorist activities can be monitored by the Public Security Bureau without notifying the suspect's family. People believe that Article No. 73 is a way of legalising “secret disappearance.” Under this revision, the rights of Chinese citizens are violated. The government agents or officials are not held responsible for their actions when enforcing the law. Ms. Jiang Sihua was in critical condition as a result of being tortured during her 'disappearance.' She was arrested on May 20th, 2008, and was missing for two months. Her family was unable to obtain any information about her.
  • Sun Jianfei and Other Police Officers from Suihua, Heilongjiang Province, Use Extortion to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners

    Sun Jianfei was head of the Chunlei Police Station in the Beilin District of Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province. He was transferred to the Beilin Police Department this year, in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. He spared no effort to cooperate with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in persecuting those good people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Sun Jianfei and other agents from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) monitor, follow, and extort money from Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Woman in Her 60's Arrested and Brainwashed, Authorities Extort Money from Her

    On June 27th, Ms. Xu Jianxin was arrested at home by 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Shandong's Weifang City and taken to the "Rule of Law Training Centre," actually a brainwashing centre. There, as with many other practitioners in the brainwashing centre, she had a large amount of money extorted from her. Ms. Xu Jianxin conducts herself according to the principles Falun Gong, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. After the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, even though Ms. Xu is far from wealthy, she donated to the earthquake-hit region. Yet such a good person is being persecuted.
  • Persecution at the Xinjin Brainwashing Centre in Chengdu

    Xinjin Brainwashing Centre is not only a place for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to detain persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, but also a place for the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), National Security, and Domestic Security to extort money. A person familiar with the situation said that every time a Falun Gong practitioner is detained, the brainwashing centre demands 10,000 yuan from its supervisor organisation for its expenses. Where does this funding come from? First, government funding. Second, robbing of Falun Gong practitioners' personal assets. Third, extortion from Falun Gong practitioners' workplaces. Fourth, fund-raising by the neighbourhood associations.
  • Yiyuan County Officers Arrest and Extort Money from Practitioners

    Ms. Jiao Fangyu and Ms. Zhang Xiaorong and Ms. Li Zaihua were arrested while speaking with people about Falun Gong in Yiyuan County on May 16th. The police extorted about 100,000 yuan in value and belongings from Ms. Zhang, and extorted 30,000 yuan in cash from Ms. Li. Ms. Jiao was given a term of one and a half years of forced labour and taken to the Wangcun Forced Labour Camp in Zibo City.
  • Ms. Cheng Liyun Tortured and the Victim of Extortion by Acheng District Police in Harbin

    Since 1999, Ms. Cheng Liyun has been arrested multiple times, as well as been the victim of extortion by Acheng District and Harbin officials. She has been detained at the Acheng District 2nd Detention Centre, Songfengshan Police Station, Acheng District Police Bureau, and Harbin 2nd Women's Detention Centre. Her family has been anguished because she has been persecuted. Her husband could not bear it anymore and petitioned for a divorce at the Acheng District Court on August 9th, 2008, and again in May 2010.
  • Ms. Gao Shuqin from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province Recounts Years of Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Shuqin was a teacher in Wujia Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in late 2000 and has been suspended from work ever since. Her daughter is in high school and her family is living under tremendous political and financial pressure. After the persecution began on July 20th, 1999, officers from the Shuangcheng City Police Department held Ms. Gao at the No. 2 Detention Centre twice, for a total of 79 days, and extorted 20,700 yuan from her. She was also held at a brainwashing facility twice and Wujia Town government officials extorted 2,100 yuan from her.
  • Jilin Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Members Arrest and Steal from Citizens During the “Two Conferences” Period

    Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members in Jilin escalated their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners during the “Two Conferences” (The National People's Congress Conference and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). The increased persecution targeted practitioners following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Authorities set out to deliberately create an atmosphere of terror. CCP members from the street committees, police stations, and other offices in Jilin broke into practitioners’ homes. They harassed, threatened, and arrested practitioners, then ransacked their homes.
  • Mengyin County 610 Office in Shandong Province Withholds Falun Gong Practitioners' Salaries and Pensions

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Gong Weisen, 72, is a retiree of the Mengyin Land and Resources Bureau. In 2000, the Mengyin 610 Office staff [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong] and policemen ransacked his home. They found a Falun Gong book and fined him 5,000 yuan. Shortly after, the 610 Office took away his pension from the Mengyin Pension Insurance Bureau starting in January 2001, leaving Mr. Gong with no money at all for the past ten years. The total amount taken away from Mr. Gong is 230,000 yuan. Mr. Gong has had to live on support from his children and relatives.
  • Officials Repeatedly Extort Money from a Disabled Army Veteran during His Daughter's Imprisonment

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Qi Lei, 30, is a teacher in Shandong Province. On February 23rd, 2010, she was arrested by police outside the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) school as she was talking with people about Falun Gong and how the Chinese Communist Party has slandered Falun Gong. After Ms. Qi was taken to the Linyi City Detention Centre the officials started to intimidate, deceive and extort money from her family. Ms. Qi's father is a disabled army veteran, confined to a wheelchair, and needs to be cared for. 610 Office officials (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and the Domestic Security Bureau extorted 16,000 yuan from her parents.
  • Chenzui Village Police Officers in Tianjin Arrest and Extort Money from Practitioners

    Villager Li Guosheng falsely accused a male practitioner from the same village of burning an antithetical couplet [two lines of poetry traditionally placed on the doors of people's homes] on March 15th, 2007. The practitioner, who had just begun practising Falun Gong, learned of Li's accusation and asked another practitioner, Ms. Huang Xixiu, to go with him to explain the facts about Falun Gong to Li. When they arrived at Li's home, only his daughter-in-law was there. The two practitioners told her of their visit and explained, "Falun Gong practitioners cultivate Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance and would definitely do no such thing." Li Guosheng's daughter-in-law became irrational and called Li. Li returned home and told the practitioners, "I reported you to the authorities." Police arrested Ms. Huang the next day, ransacked her home, and extorted money from Ms. Huang.