Tailai Prison Intensifies Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners

November 24, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Heilongjiang Province

(Minghui.org) Tailai Prison has intensified its persecution of detained Falun Gong practitioners since November 2015, when a new mandate was issued to specifically target practitioners who refuse to give up their belief.

As no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong, the imprisoned practitioners never considered themselves criminals and thus refused to take part in forced labor. Their peaceful protest against the false imprisonment was met with this new mandate.


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Heilongjiang Woman Sentenced to Prison Again for Her Faith

November 01, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Heilongjiang Province

(Minghui.org) A Qiqihar resident was sentenced to a four-year prison term for accusing former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin of ordering the persecution of Falun Gong that resulted in her previous five-year imprisonment.

Ms. Nie Xiuchun remained bedridden for years when she was young. She credited Falun Gong for helping her regain mobility and return to the workforce. Her happy life didn’t last long though, as Jiang launched a nationwide campaign against Falun Gong in 1999.

Ms. Nie was sentenced to a five-year prison term in 2007 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. Her husband divorced her while she was incarcerated.

She filed a criminal complaint against Jiang in July 2015, holding him responsible for her lengthy imprisonment and broken family.

The local police responded by arresting her again on December 21, 2015. She was tried on July 19, 2016 and soon given a four-year prison term.

Ms. Nie has filed an appeal to Nongken Intermediate Court and Intermediate Procuratorate.

Background Information

Jiang Zemin, as head of the CCP, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong in July 1999.

The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners over the past 17 years. More have been tortured for their belief, and even killed for their organs. Jiang is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.

Under his personal direction, the CCP established an extralegal security organ, the 610 Office, on June 10, 1999. This organization overrides the police and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang’s policy regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.

Chinese law now allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising this right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.

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Police: “Our Name Is Villain!”

September 29, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent from Heilongjiang Province

(Minghui.org) Mr. Xia from Harbin City was hosting his guests on September 20 when three plainclothes officers broke in and tried to arrest them. When he demanded to know their identities, and one officer claimed, “Our name is villain!”

The police revealed that they were acting on a tip from Gao Zhiqiang, head of Wopeng Village, who reported that Mr. Xia and his guests planned to read books of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

While Mr. Xia wasn’t arrested, all his guests, Mr. Cai, Mr. Su, and Mr. Xu Zhenbin, were taken into custody. Mr. Cai and Mr. Su were released later that night after they gave in to police pressure and signed a statement promising to renounce Falun Gong.

Mr. Xu was sent to Shuangcheng Detention Center, where he remains at the time of writing.

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