Core Members of Zhou Yongkang Clique Being Purged
Investigations into the faction led by Zhou Yongkang are continuing and expanding.Zhou was former chief of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC).The probe has reached Zhou’s men inside the PLAC system.
Deutsche Welle quoted Australia based Daily Chinese Herald. It states that Procurator-General Cao Jianming, and Li Dongsheng, Vice-Minister of Public Security, are currently being investigated. The news has not been confirmed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities.
Cao Jianming is one of the core members under Zhou Yongkang, according to the report.
Li Dongsheng, a ministry-level official, is another right-hand man of Zhou Yongkang.He is the current head of the 610 Office.
The 610 Office is a spy agency established by the CCP, with the sole purpose of carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong.
In 2002, Li Dongsheng served as Vice Propaganda Minister, and held post as Deputy Director of the 610 Office. Later, Li was promoted as the head of the 610 Office, and then, up to Vice Minister of Public Security.
On September 4, Beijing lawyer Li Fangping arrived in Linyi, Shandong Province, to defend a client. Local police physically assaulted lawyer Li, and injured him.
Renowned lawyer, Jiang Tianyong, who accompanied lawyer Li on the trip, spoke with Deutsche Welle. Lawyer Jiang says that local police firstly prevented them from visiting the client. Later, the police asked them to submit an application for the legal practice. When the lawyer made inquiries, he was violently assaulted by local criminal police.
Linyi is hometown of Chen Guangcheng, a prominent legal activist, who had suffered years of persecution by local judicial authorities.Reportedly, Jiang Tianyong says that the Linyi authorities still refuse to take a warning from history. This has continued to allow human rights abuses to exist in Linyi.
Lawyer Jiang states that Li Fangping has returned to his hotel fromhospital.It’s hard to say whether the police will harass him again.
Parents Of Vaccine Victims Nationwide Gather in Beijing to ProtestOn September 4, over 30 parents of vaccine victims held protests for a third day. This took place outside the Ministry of Health in Beijing.They came from several provinces, including Gansu, Shandong and Henan.The CCP Health officials still didn’t appear, and police violently dispersed the protesters.
Radio Free Asia has reported that for several days, more parents of vaccine victims have arrived in Beijing, and have joined the protest. On September 4, security guards of the Health Ministry, together with local special police forces, began to use violence against the parents. Clashes occurred during the police dispersal.
Reportedly, these vaccine victim children had been injected with poisonous vaccines after birth. Consequently, they contracted uremia, leukemia, and other diseases. Yet, the local authorities have refused to take liability.