Chinese police have harassed about 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners in the last two months, according to Minghui.org, a US-based website aimed at revealing the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party.
Mingi Research The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecution said it had stopped at least 2,941 individuals for following their beliefs. Among them, 884 were kidnapped, 101 were forced into a brainwashing session, 34 underwent blood tests, and 17 were displaced from their homes for fear of arbitrary arrest.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice consisting of slow-moving meditation exercises and moral teachings that promote honesty, compassion, and tolerance in everyday life. Official estimates indicate that its popularity peaked in China in the late 1990s, with 70 to 100 million supporters. However, the Chinese Communist Party has been oppressing the group for political motives since 1999.
“Zero out campaign”
According to Mingi’s report, the Chinese Communist Party implemented the “Zero Out Campaign” in Guizhou Province in March 2020, which was the first zero-tolerance policy for Falun Gong that appeared in several provinces nationwide from July to August.
In Linyi County, Shanxi Province, a local political and legal committee led guards, police officers, and government officials to harass Falun Gong practitioners. They threatened all believers with the political indoctrination of Communist atheists and sought to force them to abandon their beliefs.
The main perpetrators in the county were Falun Gong, the head of the local 610 office, a secret exorbitant organization dedicated to eradicating King Forty. Former director of the regional 610 office, Lee Quanzhou. Former security officer Motoken.
On July 5, local authorities kidnapped Yasuyoshi Yao, a resident of Heiyoshi Village in Kitashinmachi, a believer in Falun Gong. They took Yao to the brainwashing center in the Jingu Hotel. The practitioner went on a hunger strike to protest the abuse. Two days later he developed the condition and was released. But one day he was taken again. Now he is forced to flee his home to escape police harassment.
Persecution of the elderly
According to the report, 229 of the crackdown victims were older than 65 years old.
Jiang Xinying, a 65-year-old female Falun Gong practitioner living in Jinan, Shandong Province, eastern China. On July 22, seven to eight police officers from the Qianfoshan police station rushed into her house, kidnapped her, and confiscated some of her belongings.
Jiang has already been imprisoned twice in the CCP labor camp system for a total of three and a half years. There, her health plummeted, she suffered from tuberculosis and turned back badly.
He Wencui in northeastern China is an 86-year-old retired professor at the Faculty of Forestry, Beihua University in Jilin City, Jilin Province. On July 16, seven people from the Oyamaji police station and a local neighborhood association attacked his home. They confiscated his Falun Gong book and related materials and kidnapped him and fellow believers who were caring for him.
In Jilin Province, 82-year-old retired associate professor Ahn Bokja, a female practitioner, was sent to Yanji Detention Center in late August. Four years ago she was sentenced to three years in prison to serve outside the prison. Now she is facing prosecution again.
In northern Hebei, 85-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Zhang Manshin lives in Tangshan. On August 19, police officers kidnapped Zhang while discussing Falun Gong with locals at a local trade fair in Luannan County. The old man was released on a “bail pending trial.”
Shortly thereafter, however, he was sentenced by the district court to one year and six months in prison, a two-year probationary period and a fine of 1,000 yuan ($ 155).