Persecution of Falun Gong is not Reduced During Labor Camp Restructuring
A large labor camp in Beijing is releasing inmates
in a low-key manner.
Meanwhile, petition office officials say no labor
re-education is taking place.
Some labor camps have been transformed
into addiction treatment facilities.
Some inmates have been released, and others have been
placed into addiction treatment or brainwashing centers instead.
Massive amounts of Falun Gong practitioners
are illegally detained in labor camps.
But the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authority
didn’t issue any official documents abolishing labor camps
or reducing detention and arresting Falun Gong practitioners.
The CCP’s labor camps have long been torturing detained
Falun Gong practitioners, dissidents, and petitioners,
which is criticized and condemned domestically
The CCP authority proposed to reform
the labor camp system.
The high-level CCP has a public division dedicated
to reforming the labor camp system.
The propaganda system controlled by Politburo Standing
Committee member, Liu Yunshan, vigorously blocks the information.
Reform is also required to be applied quietly at many places.
Founder of Petitioners’ House, Pei Fugui, told NTD on July
11th that labor camps released many inmates a while ago.
Pei Fuhui, founder of Petitioners’ House:
“Like myself, I returned 4 months ago.
A Falun Gong practitioner was sentenced 2 years.
I don’t know if he/she is released.“
NTD interviewed petitioner Mrs. Wang
from Qingdao, Shandong.
She was told by Qingdao police on the 9th that Qingdao
Petition Office Secretary Yu Qinde announced that no labor camps exist anymore.
Arresting and sentencing petitioners takes place directly,
according to the repression list issued by the State Council Petition Office.
Mrs. Wang, Qingdao petitioner:
“Secretary Yu Qinde told police that
there is no labor camp system,
and if police arrest anyone, they are just sentenced.
It means that they won’t detain anyone
but just sentence him/her.”
Mainland media reported about Liaoning Masanjia
women’s labor camp torture of inmates this April.
The CCP’s labor reeducation system was again
criticized and condemned globally.
Mainland media revealed in June that
labor camps in many places,
including Jiangsu and Beijing, were transformed
into addiction treatment facilities.
Beijing lawyer Mo Shaoping: “I saw relevant information,
since we also deal with cases in Liaoning.
The labor camp in Chaoyang also changed its title,
and became an addiction treatment center, which means the labor camp doesn』t exist.”
Some inmates were even released early, but there has been
no official document released mentioning the abolishment of the labor camp system.”
Former cadre of the Bureau of Foreign Trade and
Economic Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality,
Peng Lin, was interviewed by The Epoch Times.
When she was sent to a brainwashing center,
she heard a police officer say that
they wouldn’t keep Falun Gong practitioners
in detention centers, and instead they’d be
directly placed in brainwashing centers.
Minghui.org also reported that some labor camps already
transferred Falun Gong practitioners to addiction treatment.
Addiction treatment is specifically to detain drug addicts.
Is it legal to detain Falun Gong practitioners
and prisoners of conscience there?
Chinese senior legal experts believe that it’s illegal.
Chinese senior legal expert Zhao Yuanming: “In fact, there’s
no legal basis for the sentencing of Falun Gong practitioners.
All the judgments passed down to them were random
sentences, which perverted the law.
There’s not really a single article that can punish
Falun Gong. But we can see that China is in chaos.
During the process of Xi Jinping abolishing the labor camp
system, there are some naysayers working against it.”
News media The Epoch Times, based in the US, reported
that after former CCP leader Jiang Zemin implemented
the persecution of Falun Gong, he’s always been afraid
of being punished for it.
The politics and Law Committee system ran by the Jiang
faction has always used the labor re-education system
to persecute the Falun Gong faith group, petitioners,
Labor camps detain massive amounts of
Falun Gong practitioners.
The Jiang faction has been opposed to
abolishing labor camps.
The US State Department has a record that half
of the 250,000 inmates in labor camps are probably Falun Gong practitioners.
Although some labor camps released inmates, no data exists
showing the release of any Falun Gong practitioners.
Minghui.org lists Falun Gong practitioners who were
recently kidnapped, detained, missing, or falsely accused.