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Du Bin Disappeared 38 Days because China’s Regime Panicked
Du Bin, one month ago, Chinese journalist and film-maker
suddenly disappeared from Beijing for 38 days.
Now, Du was released on bail, pending a trial.
How did Du spend these 38 days?
What has he been through in those 38 days?
What is the reason for Du’s “forced disappearance"?
Let take a look.
Du Bin produced documentary film,
“Women above Ghosts’Head".
Du was missing from May until 9th June,
then some news was revealed.
It was said that Beijing police had detained him
in Fengtai Detention centre in Beijing.
Du was accused of publishing illegal materials.
On 8th July, Du Bin was released on bail.
The documentary film “Women above Ghosts’Head"
was released in Hong Kong on 1st May.
The film is about torture and slave labor work occurring on
Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners at China’s Masanjia
Women’s Labor Camp in Shenyang city, Liaoning province.
After the film was released, it drew public attention.
People demanded to abandon the labor camp
re-education system in China.
Du Bin spent 8 years to write the book"Tiananmen Massacre",
which was also released in Hong Kong before 4th June.
The book shows the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s
killing record and pictures.
Du Bin said that the CCP wasn’t qualified to
redress June 4 tragedy.
On 10th July, Du Bin was interviewed by NTD.
Du said that the authorities accused him
of"disrupting social order".
He said it was actually related to his production.
Du Bin:"Their attitude is very strict.
They thought they could use common practice to treat me,
But they never knew that I had met many people,
who live a miserable life, I can take this hardship.
The police recorded the interview which took 16 hours."
Du Bin also revealed that the police’s notes have
spelling mistakes, he didn’t sign the paper.
The police were very unhappy,
they intended to lie saying that Du refused to sign,
but the lies were laid bare by Du.
Du Bin:"The police said, to throw you inside prison,
you can experience the toothbrush’s taste (a torture method).
Before they sent me to prison, a police officer
standing there held gun.
I said to them, good bye, thank you! One of them laughed
and said to the others, he said good bye, can he?
I was sad to hear that, I think, everything I have done
is open, I have nothing to hide.
They even held me in a detention center."
The Chinese edition of The New York Times reported that
in recent years, Du has published several books
overseas that criticize the CCP.
It included a book of Falun Gong practitioners,
who were brutally tortured.
Du Bin: “The police also questioned me about
what I said on the Sound of Hope and Shitao’s program
about the discussion of the book,’Tiananmen Massacre’.
They printed out the related article.
In addition, they questioned me about Li Zhen’s article
published in the Epoch Times.
Li mentioned about my book’s printing issue.
The police asked me to sign the two articles and asked,
if I had said that? I admitted to it.
Then they asked, whether the person mentioned,
in the article was myself? I confirmed it’s me.
This might have been used as evidence by the police
to accuse me of ‘disturbing social order’."
Why has the CCP panicked so much and are afraid of
Du being interviewed by foreign independent media?
Sima Tai, current affairs commentator said that the CCP
the brutal persecution of Falun Gong has lasted 14 years.
They relied on lies and covering up the truth.
The CCP are now afraid of the truth being exposed.
Sima Tai:"The entire persecution relies on lies,
inciting haters, they have done a lot of bad things.
The bloody-debted faction or Political and Legislative
Commission dare not to let these things be exposed.
If civilians knew that Falun Gong practitioners
were brutally tortured in prison,
more severely than the CCP’s propaganda film-
Zhazi Cave, the civilians would not stand for it."
On July 8, Du Bin was bailed after 38 days in detention.
Du revealed that the CCP told him he must be available
for further questioning at any point over the next year.
Police warned Du that they can send him back to
the detention center at any time.
However, Du said that even in the detention centre, he still
maintained an optimistic attitude, that will never change.