PureInsight | October 20, 2003
4. An Illegal Arrest Followed by Brutal Persecution at the Forced Labor Camp
During my winter vacation at the end of 1999 during Christmas time, I went back to China. I went to the National Appeal Bureau in Beijing, hoping to get an opportunity to present my opinion to the Chinese Communist government about Falun Gong based on my personal experience of cultivating in Falun Gong and, hopefully, to persuade the Chinese Communist government to stop the persecution against Falun Gong. However, I ended up being arrested for merely expressing my wish to speak to the government officials at the National Appeal Bureau regarding Falun Gong. The Chinese police confiscated my PRC passport, and illegally detained me for two days before they deported me back to my hometown. Several months later, the Chinese police broke in and arrested me again illegally while I was chatting with several fellow Falun Gong practitioners in a fellow practitioner's dormitory room in Beijing. This time, I was put in a detention center and later sent to Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing without any legal trial.
When the labor camps detained only thieves and cold-hearted criminals, the Chinese police were doing everything but their job all day long. When the Chinese Communist government began to put Falun Gong practitioners into forced labor camps, the Chinese police at all levels were galvanized into action because a substantial amount of bonus was offered as a reward to those police officers who reached the "renunciation rate" respectively assigned to each forced labor camp. [Note: "Renunciation rate" refers to the number of Falun Gong practitioners that officially denounce Falun Gong in writing.] If a police officer did not achieve his quota, he would not have a chance for a promotion, not to mention a bonus. Those who desired promotion and bonus would stop at nothing to make Falun Gong practitioners sign the renunciation documents. It was only then that it became clear why the Chinese Communist Party would want to, as an old Chinese proverb put it, "maintain the army for a thousand days and use it at a pivotal moment." I realized that the detention centers and labor camps in China were not designed to maintain the social stability and punish those who violated the law, but to serve as a machine to psychologically persecute those who have different opinions from the Chinese Communist Party.
The persecution against Falun Gong in China is really beyond anyone's imagination. Jiang Zemin's regime deploys the Chinese Communist Government's resources at all levels, the Public Security Bureau nationwide, as well as the country's justice system, and spares no expenses for the sole purpose of oppressing Falun Gong by throwing Falun Gong practitioners into prisons and forced labor camps, hoping to make them give up their belief in Falun Gong. Meanwhile, Jiang Zemin's regime keeps fabricating and broadcasting fraudulent lies about Falun Gong through the media to deceive the Chinese people and to justify its repression of Falun Gong. I am sure I know what kind of person I am, and I surely understand Falun Gong very well. My personal and my fellow Falun Gong practitioners' appeals to the Chinese Communist Government are completely apolitical. All of Falun Gong's activities are in total compliance with the Chinese Constitution. All the Falun Gong practitioners that I know of share the same expectation: We simply ask for the freedom to practice the Falun Gong exercises. Why do they [Jiang's regime] insist on oppressing Falun Gong? Besides, all the methods of persecution against Falun Gong are completely illegal.
Some people were in the forced labor camps for theft and robbery, but the staff at the forced labor camps wouldn't bother to touch them and simply let them be until they had served their time. When it comes to Falun Gong practitioners, however, the staff at the labor camps at all levels would rack their brains to scheme and exhaust all kinds of extremely brutal, scoundrel measures; they would employ both tough and soft tactics; they would apply psychological pressure on Falun Gong practitioners; they would stop at nothing to make Falun Gong practitioners denounce their belief in Falun Gong.
Among the Falun Gong practitioners that I met at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing, there were teachers, doctors, hard-working farmers, engineers and corporate managers. A large percentage of the Falun Gong practitioners that I met at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp have doctoral or master's degrees. There were even college professors and Ph.D. student supervisors among them! It is the least likely story that these people of extremely diverse backgrounds would deliberately gather together to overthrow and threaten the government. It is a sheer lie! One of the Falun Gong practitioners I met there was a skinny young man, who specialized in water conservation by profession. In fact, he was one of the best specialists in his profession. One time, a famous reservoir in trouble sent an airplane to bring him over to help solve the problem. Yet here he was, repeatedly attacked with electric batons by the police at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing. There was also a Falun Gong practitioner who was an assistant researcher at Xie He Medical College before he was thrown into Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp, where they tortured him and eventually drove him to insanity. There was another young Chinese medical doctor I met at the camp. I learned from the newspaper that he had died this year. According to the news, the young medical doctor finished his term at the forced labor camp and was released, but the police tried to snatch him back to the forced labor camp. The young medical doctor tried to escape from the police by jumping out of a building and died. I am sure he would only take such high risks as jumping out of a building to avoid the torture at the forced labor camp.
The scoundrel police at the forced labor camp were very envious of our personal achievements, such as our high education and successful career. Later on, because the majority of Falun Gong practitioners thrown into Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp had received higher education, the Beijing police force started to give the police at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp a "higher education." With a total of two tests over the period of two years, the policemen at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp earned a college degree! These degrees could only be far from real. They gave the policemen at Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp a college degree because they were concerned that the Falun Gong practitioners there would not take them seriously if they did not have a college degree. In fact, the policemen at Tuanhe would pretend to be civil by not cursing when they talked to Falun Gong practitioners. The police at Tuanhe knew very well that we are good people and that we are completely apolitical.
On the other hand, after the Great Cultural Revolution, the Chinese people have lost their traditional moral values, common kindness and ethics. It was only now that I clearly saw the true purpose and result of the Great Cultural Revolution on the Chinese people. Those people with degenerated values can be most easily manipulated. Although these people are not as crazy about politics as those during the Great Cultural Revolution, they will comply with every order from the top level of the Chinese Communist Party, especially an order with economic enticements.
Every day in the forced labor camp was a long hard battle. There I was battered by a group of criminals under the goading of the policemen, forced to remain in unnatural postures for long hours, denied sleep and attacked by a group of policemen with electric batons simultaneously. Next, I will share with you some of my experiences at the Xin An Forced Labor Camp during a period of time when I was subject to comparatively less severe torture. By the end of 2000, there were a very large number of Falun Gong practitioners from all over China traveling all the way to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, but most of them ended up being thrown into forced labor camps. Some of the practitioners, including myself, who had been kept in the forced labor camps for a long time because we refused to denounce Falun Gong had seen through the tricks of the police at the camps. The scoundrel police were therefore concerned about our influence over the newcomers and transferred us to a different forced labor camp. Six of us from Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp were thus transferred to the Male Youth Division at Xin An Women's Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.
I should probably mention that the day before we were transferred to Xin An Forced Labor Camp, one of us dreamt that we were entering a den of evil goblins. Once we were at Xin An, a group of female guards started off with a soft approach. They took turns talking to us every day with thoroughly twisted logic and reasons. Some of them were hypocrites, using both hard and soft tactics. Some were as cunning as the Red Guards (from the Great Cultural Revolution), screaming at us and devising new strategies all the time. They wouldn't give us a moment of peace, and denied us normal amounts of sleep. This is the reality behind the so-called "salutary influence of education" that is shown on TV in Mainland China. What they were doing to us was actually very cruel. The purpose was to drive us to nervous breakdowns.
One of the women at Xin An, who had denounced Falun Gong and now worked as the staff there, tried to make me denounce Falun Gong as well. I asked her, "No one forced you when you started to practice Falun Gong. You wanted to practice Falun Gong voluntarily. What made you want to learn Falun Gong back then?" She said, "I wanted to practice Falun Gong because I was afflicted with a disease." When I asked her what she used to suffer from, she hemmed and hawed for a while before she finally confessed that she was referring to breast cancer. After she started to practice Falun Gong, her breast cancer disappeared without a trace. I know for a fact that this was not the first case where a breast cancer patient was cured after taking up the practice of Falun Gong. There was a breast cancer patient in the practice site nearest to my home. When the surgeon opened her up, he saw that the cancer had already spread all over her chest and there was nothing he could do. After the surgery, the surgeon sent her home from the hospital and told her to make the best of her remaining days, which would be no more than a few months of time. With forlorn hope, she was interested because of Falun Gong's good reputation and started to learn to practice Falun Gong. It appears that she had very good enlightenment quality because after one to two months, she was not only alive, but also grew healthier. Soon after she started to practice Falun Gong all of her symptoms of breast cancer had disappeared. When I left China in 1999, she had already practiced Falun Gong for two years after the hospital had given up all hope.
I told her, "Falun Gong has given your life back. To deny Falun Gong is to deny your own life!" Upon hearing these words she became speechless, but after a while, she started to repeat the twisted nonsense again. I eventually realized that in her heart she knew clearly the truth about Falun Gong, but the forced brainwashing pressured her to twist the truth. She was worried that other people might report her as incompletely "transformed" though she had signed the renunciation documents, so she was too frightened to say anything truthful about Falun Gong. In addition, she had been force-fed with so much twisted logic and evil lies that she could no longer tell right from wrong. Despite everything, I was sure I saw a spark of conscience in her. It is this evil system of persecution that has twisted her nature to this extent. It is the evil system of persecution that makes an illegally detained and persecuted person be thankful to his persecutors and help the persecutors persecute others. This is what really pained me the most!
When I had almost finished one year of time at the forced labor camp, the police thugs started to unleash all their ferocity completely. They would cuff me onto a chair, and made a bunch of female thugs take turns and curse and shout at me day and night. As soon as I dozed off, they would push and kick me to wake me up. Everyone at the forced labor camp wore canvas shoes with hard rubber outsoles. When they kicked me, they would target the shin where there are few muscles and mostly bones, and, thus, caused my shin to bleed. When denying me sleep failed to "transform" me, they started to add physical punishments, which meant forcing me to pose in an uncomfortable position for long hours. The police would make some juvenile criminals force me to squat in the Chinese military style. Squating in Chinese military style is a posture similar to kneeling with one leg, except that the foot of the kneeling leg must remain bent and the knee must not touch the ground. In this posture the bent foot has to support nearly all the body weight. After a long time in that posture, I completely lost sensation in the foot and calf of my bent leg, and then, I would be forced to swap the positions of my legs and continue in that posture. I was forced to remain in that posture for over ten hours everyday except for bathroom breaks and meals.
It has been over a year now since I left the forced labor camp, but both my calves and feet remain numb. When I was imprisoned in Xin An Forced Labor Camp, several different teams were sent to make me denounce Falun Gong. Near the end of a year at Xin An, it was the 4th Team that had tortured me, trying to make me denounce Falun Gong. Because I was transferred from another forced labor camp to Xin An, the tortures that I was subject to must be approved by multiple levels of authority from both Tuanhe and Xin An Forced Labor Camps, including the Educational Section, the Administrative Section, the Assistant Director and Director of both forced labor camps, as well as the Forced Labor Brainwashing Bureau. All of those divisions and personnel are responsible for the torture and persecution against me.
The 4th Team is the most malicous team among all at the Xin An Forced Labor Camp. In fact, the 4th Team had openly claimed that there was no Falun Gong practitioner who would not denouce his belief. Ms. Li Jirong, the team's captain, had private talks with me before they started to resort to physical torture. I had expected that this woman must be capable of all kinds of cruelty because I had read her "achievements" in "brainwashing" Falun Gong practitioners and the awards she had received at the labor camp bureau's newspaper. I knew that she must have committed countless crimes to be so "highly achieved", but I was most astonished to find her talking in an extremely gentle voice and with a smile! I had expected that she would begin to look ferocious once she started to order her staff to torture me, yet, to my surprise, she would continue to wear that gentle voice and smile. I had witnessed too much of hypocrisy in the wicked police, yet I had never met such a thorough hypocrite like her. My heart began to burn in rage when I witnessed her hypocrisy. To me personally, her thorough hypocrisy was the worst kind of evil. It is people like her that ruin the best in man. If everyone were to become a hypocrite like her on the surface, but completely malicious underneath, gentleness and a smile would cease to represent happiness, and man would no longer be able to tell good from evil!
When Li Jirong failed to brainwash me, she staged a farce in order to frame me with charges such as violating the rules of the forced labor camp so that she could extend my term. Later, it was decided that I would be soon transferred to another forced labor camp, so she changed her strategy. She removed all the people who had tortured me, and locked me up in a small individual cell instead. Next she made me empty the trash cans of the entire forced labor camp. One day, she dragged me to another private talk where I was subject to another sickeningly hypocritical speech. She claimed that everything she had done to me "she did it for my benefit," and she said that in the same gentle voice and smile! I knew perfectly well that as soon as she finished her speech, she would return to her staff and continue to torture Falun Gong practitioners without mercy. Throughout the talk, I looked directly at the evil behind her hypocrisy in the most contemptuous, stern way.
Some of the people who do not practice Falun Gong would advise me to just tell them that I had stopped cultivating Falun Gong just to get out of the forced labor camp, and then I could resume my cultivation outside the forced labor camp. Those people only say that because they do not know how vicous those police were at the forced labor camps. Telling them the falsehood that you had given up cultivating in Falun Gong would not bring your captivity to an end. If you claimed that you had stopped cultivating Falun Gong, they would ask you to denounce Falun Gong every day. Next, they would ask you to denounce Falun Gong on TV. Next, they would make you join forces to "transform" and torture other Falun Gong practitioners. If you refused to comply with any of their demands, it would prove that you were incompletely transformed, and become subject to further brainwashing and pressure. On the other hand, if you complied with all of the evil police's demands, you would cease to be yourself anymore. You would have become just as evil as they.
Once a person is turned into one of the evil police, he probably would be better off dead than alive. During my illegal detention at the forced labor camp when I was hardly conscious, I have done some things that violated my real conscience, but I must say I was doing my utmost to endure the horrible torture. Sometimes, these horrible tortures almost made me want to give up hope and give in. My hatred toward those animals that were disguised as humans at the forced labor camps would have destroyed me, if I had not persisted in filling my heart with Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance through my cultivation in Falun Dafa. Hatred could make me sleepless, but I told myself to be calm and clear-minded.
I could forgive those evil police and leaders who had directly or indirectly tortured me, or ordered the persecution against me if they just had personal vendettas against me. I could also forgive all of them if they only abused me physically. However, this was not the case. They meant to destroy a human's virtue, conscience and genuine belief. I would much rather forget all they had done to me, and would be willing to forgive all of them if they would stop the persectution and make up for their own mistakes. But they have not stopped committing their evil crimes at all. Although they were ordered by the higher-level authorities to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, no one with a spark of conscience would comply with such orders. They had made a consicous decision to commit the evil deeds, so they will have to take full responsibility for what they have done.
I shall employ all my efforts and money to join forces with my fellow Falun Gong practitioners to investigate all of the crimes against Falun Gong practitioners committed by the evil police: Ms. Li Jirong from Xin An Forced Labor Camp, Mr. Jiang Haiquan from Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp and other ferocious persecutors. Their criminal acts shall be made known to the world. I shall employ every legal means to investigate their crimes against humanity and genocide and to bring them to justice!
5. The False Front of the Forced Labor Camp and Fabricated News
Compared with the repression against the Student Movement at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the persecution against Falun Gong is more cunning and hypocritical. To prevent the reccurence of the universal condemnation from the international community in 1989 and the boycotting of diplomatic and trade relationships, which would cut the funding of the persecution, the Chinese Communist Party started to spend a huge amount of money building up a false front for the forced labor camps. This was in response to the fact that the international human rights organizations had learned that the Chinese Communist Government had thrown Falun Gong practitioners into jails and labor camps and had begun to pressure the Chinese Communist Government to end the persecution. As a result, they started to renovate the Tuanhe Forced Laobr Camp in Beijing, that included, but were not limited to, the following:
The electrical wires on the tall wall were replaced with infrared detectors and video cameras.
Sports and athletic images were on the tall walls.
The iron bars outside the cells were replaced by the whitewashed ones with a peacock design.
Every cell was equipped with one fish bowl, some plants and a television set.
All cookware was replaced with stainless steel ones. All coal stoves were replaced with gas ones.
Trees and grass lawns were planted in the courtyard. The keeping of deers, rabbits and chickens as outdoor pets in the yard was permitted
What is the purpose of these renovations? Were they trying to re-educate those hardened criminals that were at the forced labor camps for robberies and thefts to keep sociey safe and stable? Of course not. Even the most prestigious universities and high schools in Beijing cannot afford these expensive installations. They are to give the international community a false impression of the human rights conditions at the forced labor camps, but the brutal torture and abuses were not at all improved.
This is not just the case for a few forced labor camps. I have learned from the police at the forced labor camps in Beijing that they found the forced labor camps in southern China to be even more lavishly decorated than those in Beijing. Besides, whenever the prison police at the forced labor camps called for a meeting, they have always held the meeting at a famous scenic spot. Directors and certain levels of prison police at the forced labor camps would even travel overseas from time to time. All these expenses were paid for by the forced labor camps. In sharp contrast, many of the local governments in China cannot even pay their employees, and the local governments in remote and obscure regions cannot afford to build even the least expensive elementary schools.
It was during my illegal detention at the forced labor camps that I witnessed another key component of the persecution against Falun Gong: fabricated news.
In the second half of 2001, two reporters from CCTV came to Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp and interviewed me for an entire afternoon. First, came a CCTV English program host who conducted the interview in English, followed by another reporter, Ms. Li Yuqiang, who had interviewed the little girl named Liu Siying that appeared in the fabricated news of the self-immolation. During the interview, they both acted like wholehearted Falun Gong supporters. They would ask me such questions as "How did you start to cultivate Falun Gong", "Share with us your cultivation experiences and benefits you have received from practicing Falun Gong" and the like. I honestly told them the physical and spiritual benefits that I had experienced from cultivating Falun Gong, as well as my understanding of the scientific validity of the principles of Falun Dafa. At first, they appeared to be very pleasant interviews, except one could only hope for such interviews prior to July 1999, when Jiang started persecuting Falun Gong.
They did not broadcast the interviews on CCTV. It was not until September 2002 when a Falun Gong practitioner in Brussels received an anti-Falun Gong VCD from a Chinese official and watched the VCD that he found me in the fraudulent interview on the VCD. When I received the VCD from her, I realized that CCTV had not only cropped my words and taken them out of context, but also did a voice-over to create this anti-Falun Gong material. In the VCD one would only hear one to two sentences I had spoken, but which were taken out of context to cover up the torture that I was subject to at the forced labor camp.
6. The Special Agents at the Forced Labor Camps
There is a very complicated situation at the labor camps: special agents masquarading as Falun Gong practitioners. When they first arrived at the forced labor camps, they claimed to be Falun Gong practititioners and acted as though they were persevering in cultivation in Falun Gong. Some of them could even recite passages from Falun Dafa books. Suddenly, these special agents would act like they had been "brainwashed," and began to beat and torture real Falun Gong practitioners. At the forced labor camps in Beijing, the police would not actually get their hands dirty. Instead, they ordered these special agents to torture Falun Gong practitioners. These special agents were even more malicous than the police because they thought, as special agents, they would be able to escape all consquences of their crimes. I knew that special agents had beaten up a Falun Gong practitioner upstairs until his vertebra had fractured, and he became paralyzed. This is only a forced labor camp in Beijing that I am talking about. In the forced labor camps in other cities in China where there was much less pressure from the international community, the special agents would be even more ferocious and beat even more Falun Gong practitioners to death.
These special agents were very good at selecting the right speech for every type of audience. They were very good at pretending to be Falun Gong practitioners, but you could always tell that they were not. A genuine Falun Gong practitioner would seek inward, so a Falun Gong practitioner would not spend time watching them. Even so, these special agents would stand out because they were trouble-makers. Besides, pretense requires work. The actual thoughts of these special agents were not consistent with their behavior. Falun Gong requires its practitioners to cultivate Benevolence and Forbearance. A person who starts to cultivate Falun Gong wholeheartedly will significantly improve from the inside out. I have known a lot of people who used to look tough and ferocious before they started to cultivate Falun Gong, but had completely improved and displayed benevolence in their countenance, speech and actions. Without inner peace and benevolence, these special agents cannot pretend to be benevolent. The special agents think with a completely different logic than those Falun Gong practitioners who were forced to renounce Falun Gong. You would sense an unique kind of heartless, lawless ideology bred from the Chinese Communist ideology and class conflicts. You would also sense that they believed it was wise and smart to secretly take the side of the ruling political party. The special agents were not aware that their speeches and actions revealed their true color, but these signs were very obvious to Falun Gong practitioners.
Many people said that it was because Falun Gong practitioners went to Zhongnanhai to appeal for Falun Gong that the Chinese Community Party was incensed and started the persecution, but the truth is that the persecution was planned long before 1999. The Chinese Communist Party had sent special agents among Falun Gong practitioners a long time before that. At the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing, I ran into a fellow practiitoner from outside Hebei Province. Because he was the only practitioner from outside Hebei that I ran into at Tuanhe, I suddenly thought of practitioner X that I knew of from the same province, and asked him for X's whereabouts. He told me that X had turned out to be a special agent, who was responsible for the unlawful arrests of many Falun Gong practitioners from that province. The news matched my impression of X. Back in 1997, X got my address from a Falun Gong practitioner. X came to me and said he was also a Falun Gong practitioner and asked to stay at my place for a few days. During those few days, we practiced Falun Gong exercises together and exchanged cultivation notes. In hindsight, X actually did not have a deep understanding of cultivation. At the time X did not have a job (except his special agent job), and spent his time traveling all over China. In less than two days since X had stayed at my place, Teacher published an article titled "A Heavy Blow" where he said, "some people are now traveling all over the country and calling themselves Dafa disciples. They live in the homes of Dafa disciples for no reason, while eating, drinking, taking, and asking for things." I realized that it was exactly what X had been doing, so I asked him to leave right away.
Teacher also said in "A Heavy Blow", "If this sort of thing occurs again in the future, you can treat that person as a regular swindler and report him to the police, for that person absolutely is not our student." (From Essentials for Further Advancement) I did not fully understand what Teacher meant at the time, but now that I have heard the news about X at the forced labor camp, I finally understood what Teacher meant.
Since Falun Gong became popular all over the world, many governments, organizations and intelligence offices secretly started to observe Falun Gong. However, the Chinese Communist Party was not observing Falun Gong. It had planted special agents within Falun Gong in order to frame Falun Gong for things that Falun Gong practitioners did not do and tarnish Its reputation. The Chinese Communist Party could not sink lower than to use these devious schemes against China's citizens.
The police and those special agents actually understand Falun Gong practitioners very well. They know that we Falun Gong practitioners are completely apolitical and that we ask nothing more than the right to practice Falun Gong. The only problem is that they have been already brainwashed to the extent where they could no longer think like normal persons. To them, it is only a job. Although everyone is free to choose his path, everyone has to take the consquences of his decisions eventually. On the other hand, these special agents are equally free to choose to cultivate the Fa. These special agents suffer a lot when they choose to be far away from their family and work at the forced labor camps. They mostly take the job for money.
Because these special agents are atheists, they find it most unacceptable that we believe in Teacher, because they are very attached to their notions planted by the Chinese Communist Party during the many years of systematic, brutal, inhuman political movements and propaganda. During the Great Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party taught the students to fight their teachers and to stop believing the words of their teachers. The Chinese Communist Party criticized all the traditional ideologies and overruled the academic authority figures across the board, causing people to stop believing in any ideology except the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party. The Great Cultural Revolution finally resulted in conflicts between husbands and wives; between fathers and sons and between family members. After Mao Zedong died, the Chinese people even overthrew their belief in Chairman Mao.
After the Great Cultural Revolution, belief was eliminated from the hearts of the Chinese people. In fact, the word, belief, has taken on a whole new meaning; it now means "blindness" and "being deceived." It is very difficult for the Chinese people to believe in anything after the Great Cultural Revolution. Belief is the foundation of spiritual communication among people. If there is no trust between people, human society can no longer exist. Those who find it difficult to accept that we believe in Teacher actually have to believe something when they carry out their mission. The sad thing is that they have chosen to believe in Jiang, the worst political scoundrel and chosen to be the assistants of this scoundrel.
If Falun Gong practitioners had been politically ambitious, then these spying activities they have done would have been useful. But Falun Gong practitioners are completely apolitical. We are merely cultivating, and, at the same time, trying to save everyday people from the fraudulent lies that have caused them to be hostile to Falun Dafa and caused them to create karma. Despite their misunderstandings or the persecution, no one can interfere with a true cultivator. That is why the Chinese Communist Government, that has already attempted to eliminate Falun Gong in so many ways, has still failed to shake the faith of genuine Falun Gong practitioners. From the very beginning of the Falun Gong issue in China, the focus had never been political power, but human nature and justice. Everything that Falun Gong practitioners have done to help end the persecution has never been a threat to the Chinese regime. What the scoundrel Jiang has done to eliminate Falun Gong has nothing to do with protecting the Chinese regime. It is because Jiang is against human nature and justice that he insists that Falun Dafa might threaten him. It is those inhumane crimes that Jiang has committed that are pushing Jiang's regime to a dead end. Jiang is the criminal.
Falun Gong practitioners will never resort to a violent revolution. Heaven always has and always will punish criminals like the scroundel Jiang. As for those people who follow Jiang's order to persecute Falun Gong at all levels of the Chinese Communist Government, some of whom include the governments cadres of all levels, the "610 Office," the police and the special agents, they have violated many laws when they participated in the persecution against Falun Gong. They will not have legal immunity just because they were following orders from a higher authority, and they will most certainly be responsible for what they have done.
Throughout the history of the Chinese Communist Party, those who were used by the Chinese Communist Party to persecute others always had to face the music. In the Great Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao instigated high school teenagers who hadn't established their own values to overthrow the veteran cadres and intellectuals. Although it was easy to manipulate these young Red Guards, they would sooner or later cause troubles in the cities with their high energy. Therefore, after the Red Guards had finished their work in the Great Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao sent them to perform hard labor in the countryside and mountain areas, building the infrastructure. The precious youth of that generation was thus wasted. In many places, some of Red Guards got famous because of the way they persecuted others, but a few days later these "heroes" were overthrown as counter-revolutionaries.
Ms. Liu Chunling and her daughter, who were hired as actresses in the self-immolation at the Tiananmen Square, were killed to keep the truth a secret. As for those special agents of different ranks, who participated in all kinds of criminal activities, which were classified as "national secrets," they are a threat to their respective bosses for the secrets they carry, and will inevitably become their bosses' targets to be eliminated next. Outside China, there are many kinds of secret campaigns to persecute Falun Gong, and if any person involved reveals the truth, it will definitely cause a great disturbance in the international community, and every Chinese official involved will become the enemy of China. When the tide turns, all the government officials, the "610 Office," police, special agents and everyone involved in the persecution against Falun Gong, will not think twice about shifting the guilt to their subordinates, who followed their orders and directly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, in order to release themselves from facing criminal charges.
One can easily find much evidence to prove my view of the forced labor camps in Beijing. The assistant director and the levels above at the forced labor camps, as well as the Forced Reform Labor Bureau, only ask for "the renunciation rate" from their subordinates, and have never been directly involved in torturing Falun Gong practitioners, but in fact they have given their consent to the persecution. Once the truth of the persecution against Falun Gong was exposed, and the international community started to pressure the Chinese government, all the heads of forced labor camps started to act like people of high moral values, and severely punished those who had performed the direct torture. Every time this occurred, the evil policemen, such as Jiang Haiquan and Yue Qingjin, who tried all means to get promotions and financial gains from persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, would be discouraged and disappointed. As soon as the pressure from international community lessened, their leaders would start to demand higher "renunciation rate" again, and Jiang Haiquan was promoted as the deputy head of the division again and won a paid trip overseas. Since then, he understood his leader's thoughts of acting like a saint superficially, but allowing torture under the table. Therefore, Jiang Haiquan became all the more loyal to his boss. But Jiang Haiquang didn't realize that even Jiang Zemin cannot get away with his crimes, not to mention a small pawn such as him.
Since Jiang Zemin started to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp has hired a large number of college graduates. They did not graduate from the Police College; these people actually graduated from orthodox universities with their respective majors. As new college graduates with an ambition in life, they were enthusiastic about their work at first, but soon they realized that they could not find anything they had hoped for in life. There is nothing righteous in this system of persecution. There is no such thing as mutual respect among different levels of the police at the forced labor camps. I have seen the Assistant Director Zhuang insulting and cursing his subordinates. In an environment such as the forced labor camp, only those who are good at making up to the boss and those police who are good at violating the laws and torturing Falun Gong practitioners will have a chance for promotion.
These college graduates are very naïve. They did not know that those veteran police thugs would only persecute Falun Gong practitioners behind their backs or when no one else was watching. Those veteran police would play "nice guys" in front of these new college graduates. When I asked them why they chose to work as policemen at such horrible places as forced labor camps, they gave me direct answers: They were from outside Beijing and they accepted this job because they wanted to live in Beijing legally. They said they did not know they had to work day and night, including weekends, without overtime pay. In addition, to prevent these new college graduates from doing anything "undesirable" such as applying for another job, the forced labor camps confiscated their residence permits, identification cards and graduation certificates. In other words, they lost their freedom.
Although Falun Gong practitioners are currently subject to painful torture, they are bound to have a bright, promising future. Although those who have been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners appear to have an upper hand right now, they are destroying their own future. Everyone who is involved in the persecution against Falun Gong is in danger because everyone is ready to sacrifice his subordinates when the wind of persecution shifts. The only way to save yourself is to leave the league of evilness, and join forces with the kind.
(To be continued)
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/9/9/23384.html