New Report on Labor Camp Torture Targets Jiang Zemin?
Recently, China’s Academy of Social Sciences issued
the Blue Book of China’s Political Development 2013.
The Blue Book admitted that China has operated the forced
labor camp regime for more than 50 years.
It claims that its legal basis rests on major loopholes.
In fact, the clamor for the abolition of the draconian labor
camp system is getting increasingly louder.
This is now a very sensitive time, with the upcoming trial
of Bo Xilai, former Chongqing party secretary.
The authorities again are making high-profile criticism
of the labor camp system.
Analysts say that the one most worried about the abolition of
the draconian labor camp regime is Jiang Zemin, former head of
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Jiang’s crimes of brutal persecution of Falun Gong
practitioners may be exposed.
On August 5, Blue Book of China’s Political Development
2013 was published.
The Blue Book belatedly admitted that the labor camps
had been implemented for half a century.
It posed a huge threat for people’s freedom,
and now it is time for reform.
Li Tianxiao, current affairs commentator:
“The labor camp regime has accumulated deep grudges.
Conflicts between civilians and authorities
have long been festering.
If the CCP eases it, people will think that
they seem to be handling public grievances better.
Thus its image improves on the surface."
Actually, abolition of the infamous labor camp gulags
has been discussed for a long time.
On January 7th, Meng Jianzhu, new leader of the Central
Political and Law Commission announced that
the labor camp regime will be abolished this year.
On March 17th, Premier Li Keqiang said in a press conference that
the labor camp system reform will be introduced during the year.
Shi Da, current affairs commentator: “The Judicial system
has thrown the CCP internal workings into chaos.
Some opinions within the CCP also support
the abolition of the gulags.
This proposed reform has nothing to do with any consideration
for the people, but to maintain the CCP’s power."
The voices for the abolition of the labor camp gulags
is constantly heard from the public.
Regarding the different proposals that the CCP suggest,
people say that an evil law is always an evil law,
no matter how many times it gets rehashed.
The Case of Tang Hui, “petition mother" of a rape victim,
has raised huge concerns at home and abroad.
Some lawyers said that the labor camp regime
became a tool to persecute petitioners.
Now the public has a raised awareness of human rights,
and the sooner the labor camp regime is abolished the better it will be.
In April, China’s Lens magazine published an
investigation report titled “Out of Masanjia".
It exposed the brutal torture happening
in Masanjia forced labor gulag.
On May 1st, New York Times contract photographer
Du Bin released the online documentary film:
“Women above the Ghosts’ Head".
The film tells the story of 12 former inmates who
were brutally abused in Masanjia labor camp.
The twelve people include petitioners and
Falun Gong practitioners.
In the film, the 12 victims describe their experiences of the
torture methods they endured in Masanjia.
The torture methods include confinement to a small cell,
stretching limbs, hanging, tiger bench, inhumane forced feeding,
death bed, filling pepper into vagina and
several hundreds of other torture methods.
In May, the US Congress held meetings
with China regarding this issue.
In the meeting they probed at the secrecy surrounding
the labor camp gulags, and how the US can help to speed up their abolition.
However, the CCP hasn’t implemented any practical action yet.
Strangely, on July 16th, China’s media reported that
labor camps in each city had quietly been transformed.
Such as in February, large-scale drug addiction treatment
training centers were established in Jiangsu, Hunan and Jilin provinces.
Li Tianxiao: “The CCP tried other methods to deal with
inmates, such as prison re-educational classes.
It is another form of imprisonment."
Bo Xilai’s trial is approaching, and the Blue Book gives a
high-profile report on the labor camp regime.
Li Tianxiao believes that it directly targets Jiang Zemin.
Li Tianxiao: “Abolition or removing of the labor camp
regime is Jiang Zemin’s most fearful issue.
As the majority inmates in the labor gulags
are Falun Gong practitioners, once they are released,
for Jiang this is a serious matter,
because his crimes may will be directly investigated.
Thus, I think it is Jiang’s biggest nightmare."
In July 1999, Jiang Zemin out of personal jealousy, launched
the bloody persecution of Falun Gong practitioners who
believe in Truth, Compassion and Tolerance.
The persecution has continued for 14 years.
he labor camps in each city became places of bloodshed
for the CCP to persecute the non-violent, peaceful Falun Gong practitioners.