采访/朱智善 编辑/黄亿美 后制/郭敬
Chinese Authority Detained Citizens For Watching NTD TV
Dozens of Falun Gong practitioners in Dalian, Liaoning were
detained for installing satellite dishes for the purpose of watching NTD TV.
Lawyers believe that the Chinese regime’s strict media control
not only violates the public’s right to information, but also disturbs justice and the social order.
It violates freedom of speech and goes against the law.
On July 6, 2012, dozens of Falun Gong practitioners
were illegally detained in Dalian.
Minghui.org reported that police arrested the practitioners
because local residents had installed NTD TV receivers.
Reporter: “They installed receivers to watch the NTD TV
channel, which they like the most.”
Lan Zhixue, Beijing lawyer: “I like this channel too.”
Reporter: “I want to ask, does installing the receiver break
the law? Is it committing a crime?”
Lan Zhixue: “The key point is they offended the Chinese
Communist Party’s (CCP) interests, but I don’t think they broke the law.”
Lan Zhixue said that under the CCP’s freedom of
Falun Gong practitioners assisted residents in watching
overseas media which presents the uncensored truth.
Their behavior defends freedom of speech and belief.
Lan Zhixue: “I think no matter what they installed, it was to
help people to know what’s happening and know the truth.
Everyone has the right to information and freedom
They helped people to achieve this,
what crime did they commit?
I never watch the state TV, and when I occasionally see it,
I use the opposite to interpret what’s said on TV.
Many mainlanders have realized this.
NTD TV broadcasts the truth, revealed the truth,
lets people understand the truth, this is for sure.”
Netizen Mr. Zhang said that more and more people know
that to watch TV via satellite signals is a basic right.
This has worried the CCP and they treat it as a threat.
Mr. Zhang: “A normal satellite in a household only
receives state channels, no overseas.
People can receive overseas channels in Dalian,
the CCP fears that as the truth can be revealed and spread.”
An NTD reporter attempted to contact Dalian authorities
after the incident, however they were unresponsive.
Mr. Zhang: “The CCP system set by top leaders is illegal.
Even if local authorities answered the phone, they dare
not face the problem.
Why don’t they allow residents to watch TV via satellite?
They dare not answer the question, nor to pick up the phone.”
Lan Shu, current affairs commentator, said that the persecution
of Falun Gong is the most severe suppression in CCP-ruled China.
Lan Shu: “Have you ever seen a killer dare to answer
the phone, openly accept an interview and talk about it?
It is impossible, as he feels guilty for having done a bad deed,
and he fears answering the call.”
Lawyer Li Xiangyang believes that NTD TV bravely reveals
the true story and the CCP is most afraid of this.
Li Xiangyang: “NTD tells truth and facts, this poses
a threat to CCP’s brainwashing education.
So the CCP is strict about watching NTD and listening
to some overseas radio.
The CCP’s evil nature is to limit citizens’ opportunity
of receiving true information. This is CCP’s purpose.”
Recently, the CCP’s suppression of NTD TV intensified,
it has interfered with and blocked NTD TV inside and outside China.
NTD emphasized that no matter how much pressure they
receive from the CCP, NTD seeks freedom of publication,
strives to report the facts, and continues to concern itself
with Chinese people’s human rights.