Lambs to Slaughter

Check out this song regarding the forced organ harvesting of innocent people in China. This is happening in hundreds of hospitals in China, offering less than 2wks waiting time for an organ transplant from the time of inquiry. Lambs to slaughter. Made to order.

Published on Jul 24, 2013

The first single off Belle’s upcoming album, “Speck of Dust”, “Lambs to Slaughter” takes on the confronting human rights issue of forced organ removals from living prisoners of conscience in China with hard-hitting lyrics and a stunning synthesized soundscape over an R&B groove.

“Lambs to Slaughter” is co-written with Sterling Campbell (David Bowie and B-52’s) and features guest emcee, Rise Ascend (f/k/a Ankh Amen Ra). Belle’s uplifting music is rich with folk melodies blended with eclectic sounds over driving beats. Within her deep, sweeping vocals you can hear resonances of Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Alanis Morissette. “Belle’s soothing voice brings awareness to one of the biggest atrocities of this century” – The Epoch Times

More info: http://www.EverythingBelle.com
Record Label: http://www.IngeniousRecords.com

 

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Ms. Zhao Ye Dies After Being Tortured in Hebei Women’s Forced Labor Camp (Photos)

December 22, 2012 | By a Minghui correspondent in Hebei Province, China

Name: Zhao Ye (赵烨)
Gender: Female
Age: About 40
Address: Tangshan City, Hebei
Occupation: Designer at the Tangshan Ceramic Research Institute
Date of Death: December 15, 2012
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 25, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Hebei Women’s Forced Labor Camp (河北女子劳教所)
City: Tangshan
Province: Hebei
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, forced labor, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, interrogation, detention

(Minghui.org) Ms. Zhao Ye, a Falun Gong practitioner from Tangshan, was severely tortured, mistreated and abused in Hebei Women’s Forced Labor Camp for nearly a year, finally resulting in her hospitalization in critical condition. She was subsequently released on medical parole. Ms. Zhao passed away on the night of December 15, 2012. She was only 40 years old.


Ms. Zhao Ye prior to the persecution.


Ms. Zhao after being tortured to the point of extreme emaciation.

Ms. Zhao was an artistic designer at the Tangshan Ceramic Research Institute, where her designs won several awards. She also worked at a residential decoration company. When she was in her 30s, she was weak, plagued by diseases and had a hot temper. After she began to practice Falun Gong, however, her illnesses disappeared and her temper improved.

On February 25, 2011, officers from the Huoju Police Station illegally arrestedMs. Zhao because she gave someone a Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD. On March 11, 2011, captain of the Gaoxin Police Department’s Domestic Security Division, along with officers Liu Hong and Xie Lei, handcuffed Ms. Zhao and took her to Kaiping Forced Labor Camp for a term of 21 months. In May of the same year, Ms. Zhao was transferred to the third brigade of Hebei Women’s Forced Labor Camp.

At the labor camp, officials tried to force Ms. Zhao to renounce her faith. Ms. Zhao told them how she had benefited from practicing Falun Gong and refused to give up her belief.

On August 15, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners detained in the third brigade resisted the persecution and protested the illegal slave labor. Ms. Zhao was among them. The guards rushed toward them, some holding electric batons. The batons measured over 20 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. Team leader Lu Yaqin ordered practitioners to stand in rows and shouted, “I will extend all your terms by 3 months!”

Ms. Zhao was the first one to be called out. The guards dragged her into their office, where there is no surveillance camera, and used electric batons to shock her. They pulled up her shirt to shock her clavicles and her neck. When Ms. Zhao tried to persuade them to stop, one of the guards put the electric baton in her mouth and shocked her.

Lu Yaqin and Liu Ziwei actively participated in the torture, while Feng Kezhuang sat in the adjacent room giving commands. Several guards yelled outside the office, and people could hear the zaps of the electric batons from the outside. After about half an hour, they pulled Ms. Zhao out of the office.

The next day Ms. Zhao was forced to stand motionless the whole day. When she still refused to give up her belief on the third day, Liu Ziwei dragged her into the office again and beat her with electric batons for half an hour. When Ms. Zhao came out, her right upper arm was purple. In the afternoon, guard Shi Jiangxia and her husband, Zhang Ning, also a guard at the labor camp, threatened her and forced her to recite the prison regulations.

Afterward Ms. Zhao was forced to sit on the workshop floor for the whole day and sleep in the hall at night. The guards assigned someone to monitor her and prohibit her from speaking to others. This way, they separated her from the others.

Ms. Zhao was forced to sleep in the hall for about 3 months. Due to the pain and nerve damage inflicted through torture, her right arm muscles started to atrophy and her right palm became visibly smaller than her left palm. She could only use her left hand to eat, brush her teeth, and to wash clothes; her right arm could not function and felt as if it had detached from her body. She requested several times to be examined at a hospital, but the labor camp doctor with surname Ma (male, in his 40s) said there was no need for a checkup as long as the bones were not broken.

As a result of the long-term persecution, Ms. Zhao became extremely emaciated and her hearing greatly declined by the end of 2011. People had to shout for her to hear them. Her condition continued to deteriorate in 2012. She could only eat a little and had diarrhea. Her sputum was black, her movements were slow and shaky, and she began to hallucinate.

When Ms. Zhao was in critical condition on March 1, 2012, the labor camp finally admitted her to a clinic to get an IV. The brigade captain monitored her, not allowing anyone to speak to her. Later, Ms. Zhao was transferred to a hospital.

Ms. Zhao’s family got the news that Ms. Zhao had been hospitalized in critical condition on March 14, 2012. They immediately rushed to Hebei Province Women’ Labor Camp. After numerous requests, the labor camp finally allowed her family to bail her out for medical treatment. Hence, Ms. Zhao was released on medical parole.

Ms. Zhao was in a half-conscious state and could not care for herself. She had a persistent high fever and her weight was only about 55 pounds. Ms. Zhao’s family spent tens of thousands of yuan on her medical care, but she still did not recover and could only survive on infusions and medication. She told her family that she may have been poisoned by the labor camp guards, as she had once inexplicably vomited after a meal.

After her release, the Hebei Women’ Forced Labor Camp forced her family to report her condition to the authorities on a monthly basis. Ms. Zhao passed away on December 15, 2012, at the age of 40.

Persons who participated in the persecution of Ms. Zhao in the Hebei Women’ Forced Labor Camp include the third brigade captain Wang Xin, team leader Lu Yaqin, Shi Jiangxia, Wang Weiwei, Liu Ziwei, and prison doctor with surname Ma. Further investigation is ongoing to identify others participating in the persecution of Ms. Zhao.

Earlier report:

“Ms. Zhao Ye Tortured to Near Death at Hebei Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp”
(http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/11/11/136244.html)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Wishing the readers of BehindLies09 a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

We unite in humility and celebrations across the world during this season, and someday soon, we will unite across the world in speaking out against the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party.

During this holiday, and every holidays across the world since 13 years ago, a genocide is happening in China. Many families in China are missing a love one, either illegally imprisoned in brainwashing centres or labour camps, tortured, or killed for their practise in Falun Gong.

Also, “a form of evil that we have yet to see on this planet, a new form of evil,” as described by human rights lawyer, Mr David Matas — the illegal harvesting of organs from live Falun Gong practitioners in China.

When the world speaks as one against this atrocity, a new era in human history will soon begin.

For now, drive safe, enjoy the holidays with our love ones, and visit BehindLies09 again soon.

– Editor

Brad T. | KanZhongGuo

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Spain: Two Thousand People Sign Petition Against CCP Organ Harvesting Crimes in Three Hours (Photos)

December 20, 2012 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner from Spain

(Minghui.org) At four o’clock on the afternoon of December 15, 2012 Falun Dafa practitioners in Spain held a signature drive at the plaza in the center of the commercial district in Saragossa City. The petition called for an end to the persecution in China and the Chinese Communist Party’s live organ harvesting crimes.

萨拉格萨市民被中共残酷迫害法轮功学员的暴行所震惊
Saragossa residents stop to learn about the CCP’s cruel torture of Falun Gong practitioners.

法轮功学员在演示五套功法
Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrate the exercises.

签字声援法轮功反迫害

萨拉格萨市民纷纷前来了解真相,踊跃签名声援法轮功
Residents of Saragossa sign to support Falun Gong.

The practitioners hung banners at the plaza and set up tables for the petition. Next to the tables, there were display boards depicting the Chinese Communist Party’s torture of Falun Gong practitioners. Some practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises on the other side. Many people stopped to learn more.

When they saw the brutal tortures and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, people were appalled and condemned the CCP. Many people signed the petition to support Falun Gong.

A Chinese man saw the banners from the other side of the plaza and came over to the tables. He accepted a book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Partyand a flyer. He saw the people signing the petition to support Falun Gong and said, “I didn’t know there were so many people supporting Chinese people’s human rights. The Communist Party is really bad! I hope it collapses immediately. ” He also announced his withdrawal from the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.

Another Chinese woman also quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations during the event. She said, “The corrupt Communist officials have put the whole country into their pockets. I am not going back to China anytime soon. Nothing is safe there. You don’t know how you will die in China.”

A professor from the University of Saragossa read the flier and immediately signed the petition. He said, “Live organ harvesting is an unprecedented crime. It can’t be allowed to exist. The Communist Party is the source of the evil. We must destroy it.”

一家五口签字声援法轮功反迫害
A family of five signs to support Falun Gong.

夜幕降临,市民们仍踊跃签字声援法轮功
As evening comes, people are still stopping to support Falun Gong.

A couple and their three children came to the table. The mother patiently explained to them what is going on in China and then the whole family signed the petition. A group of young students walked by. After they heard about the persecution, they called upon each other and signed the petition.

About 2000 people signed the petition during the 3-hour signature drive.

Chinese Regime Power Shift Seen in Apparatus of Repression

By Matthew Robertson On November 18, 2012 @ 8:48 pm In Regime 

Meng Jianzhu in Beijing, 2010. Meng, a new member of the Politburo, took over as head of the Communist Party's security forces. (Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images)

Meng Jianzhu in Beijing, 2010. Meng, a new member of the Politburo, took over as head of the Communist Party’s security forces. (Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images)

Among the outcomes of the recently concluded 18th Party Congress in China was a subtle but important institutional shift: the head of the Chinese Communist Party’s security forces is now no longer in the Politburo Standing Committee, the Party’s seat of power consisting of seven men. But he will instead be a member of the Politburo, a body of 25 cadres that wields less unchecked authority.

For nearly a decade the agency that oversees almost all aspects of law enforcement, called the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC), was essentially a personal fiefdom controlled by men loyal to former regime leader Jiang Zemin. This included from 2002 Luo Gan, his trusted lieutenant, and from 2007 Zhou Yongkang, a grim-faced Jiang loyalist with deep ties to the oil industry.

The new leader is Meng Jianzhu, the current secretary of the public security bureau and a recent inductee to the Politburo.

The matter of who controls the PLAC is a crucial one for the CCP. The Party spends $110 billion on domestic security, more than the amount spent on national defense. The coercive apparatus managed by the committee is massive: it includes a system of courts, labor camps of various kinds, jails, detention centers, brainwashing centers, the prosecutor’s office, the police, a number of secret police forces, and the 1.5 million-strong People’s Armed Police—effectively a standing army.

Without oversight, whoever controls the security forces is able to play a decisive role in influencing domestic policy, as well as cultivate an army of client cadres who benefit from the enormous disbursal of funds overseen by the PLAC. Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist that escaped from house arrest earlier this year, reported much cash being handed out to the people who watched over him, many of whom had ties to local officials.

Power Struggle

The fact that the PLAC will now be controlled from the Politburo is a product of the political struggle between Hu Jintao’s leadership and the faction of former leader Jiang Zemin, which controlled the agency for so long, according to analysts of China’s blackbox politics.

Jiang needed to keep the security forces in his hands after initiating the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, an unprecedented security campaign that has required massive, sustained investment of state resources that many saw as needless and wasteful. Countless yuan have been spent in prosecuting the campaign, including the construction and expansion of labor camp and brainwashing facilities, the development of highly advanced surveillance systems, and mass mobilization of security personnel across the country to enforce the regime’s edict.

When Hu Jintao came to power in 2002, Jiang expanded the Standing Committee by two places, and inserted Luo Gan and Li Changchun, respectively heads of the PLAC and the Propaganda Ministry, to ensure that the campaign would not be disrupted. Zhou Yongkang took over from Luo Gan. But with the events of this year, there was no one else to give the job to.

 

 

Once Bo Xilai was gone there was nobody qualified to be in the Standing Committee with the experience or credit to take over Zhou Yongkang’s position.

 

 

“Bo Xilai was their candidate for heading the PLAC,” said Xia Yiyang, senior director of policy and research at the Human Rights Law Foundation, based in Washington, in a telephone interview. “Once Bo Xilai was gone there was nobody qualified to be in the Standing Committee with the experience or credit to take over Zhou Yongkang’s position.”

The plan to give the job to Bo broke apart in spectacular fashion beginning in February of this year, when Wang Lijun, Bo’s chief of police, defected to the U.S. Consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

 

Previously there had been what analysts called two centers of power within the regime, with Zhou Yongkang controlling the PLAC outside the effective oversight of regime leader Hu Jintao. That was a dynamic engineered by Jiang on his way out, where significant authority over portfolios was devolved to individual members of the Standing Committee.

The recent shift means that the PLAC is no longer a plaything of Jiang Zemin, but is now firmly within the control of the Party proper, and the idea of there being “two cores” within the Party, one being the PLAC, is no more.

“It’s about consolidating one-Party rule, so they can use the PLAC to oppress the people more effectively, and not have it get involved in intra-Party struggle,” said Zhong Weiguang, a scholar of totalitarianism based in Germany.

“But we must be clear: there will be no change in how they use the PLAC to persecute the Chinese people,” he added.

Warzone

The role of the PLAC, and the difficulties inherent in any major reassessment of its role in social control, means that little change is actually possible, despite the lowering of the agency’s profile, according to Xia, the researcher.

A police guard stands in a courtyard inside the No.1 Detention Center in Beijing in October. The regime's budget for domestic security is at least $110 billion, more than is spent on national defense. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

A police guard stands in a courtyard inside the No.1 Detention Center in Beijing in October. The regime’s budget for domestic security is at least $110 billion, more than is spent on national defense. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

“The problem is that this notion of ‘maintaining stability’ is the Party’s policy. This is the only way they can maintain their power,” he said. The term “maintaining stability” is a catchall for a range of coercive techniques by the regime to repress dissent, ranging from Internet censorship at the light end, to incarceration and electric-baton torture at the harsh end.

“This is a warzone. It’s fighting. The CCP is fighting against the whole nation. There are so many issues that they cannot handle in a regular way, like other countries,” said Xia. “Other countries can manage social problems, but there’s no management here. They have to use power to crack down.”

The stability maintenance system, at least in its current form, owes in large part to the innovations in how coercion was used against Falun Gong practitioners. The techniques used against Falun Gong were then reapplied to the wider population, according to a paper that Xia presented to the European Parliament in 2011.

But given that the current, sophisticated system of violence has grown over the last 13 or more years, in lockstep with China’s rapid economic development and the social dislocations that unbalanced economic growth has brought, finding a new means for addressing problems will be impossible, Xia believes.

“They need something to take the place of the current system if they no longer want to use it, but that would mean the whole society would have to change. That means political reform. They won’t take that road. So they have to use this system.”

The ubiquity with which the PLAC’s power invades the daily lives of Chinese citizens could not have been on clearer display than in the period leading up to the 18th Party Congress, which concluded last week in Beijing. Kites and pigeons were banned from the skies, vegetable knives were removed from shelves, thousands of dissidents were detained or driven out of Beijing, stifling Internet restrictions were put in place, and taxis were made to lock their rear windows, in case riders planned on tossing out political leaflets.

 

 

“This time for the 18th Party Congress they used about 1.4 million security personnel,” said Xia. “How do you imagine that they would need this massive security force? It means they consider the whole nation their enemy.”

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Editor’s Note: When Chongqing’s former top cop, Wang Lijun, fled for his life to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6, he set in motion a political storm that has not subsided. The battle behind the scenes turns on what stance officials take toward the persecution of Falun Gong. The faction with bloody hands—the officials former CCP head Jiang Zemin promoted in order to carry out the persecution—is seeking to avoid accountability for their crimes and to continue the campaign. Other officials are refusing any longer to participate in the persecution. Events present a clear choice to the officials and citizens of China, as well as people around the world: either support or oppose thepersecution of Falun Gong. History will record the choice each person makes.

 

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Evidence That Wife of Disgraced Official Traded in Bodies, Group Says

By Lisa Huang & Jack Phillips On November 19, 2012 @ 3:09 pm In Regime

The murder of a British businessman by the wife of an ambitious Chinese Communist regime leader raises many questions. (The Epoch Times)

The murder of a British businessman by the wife of an ambitious Chinese Communist regime leader raises many questions. (The Epoch Times)

There is new evidence that Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) politician Bo Xilai, was involved in selling the organs of prisoners of conscience, including adherents of the persecuted Falun Gong meditation practice, according to a report from a human rights organization.

The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, or WOIPFG, said in a recent report that Gu, who was convicted of killing British businessman Neil Heywood, was profiting from selling bodies to body plastination factories. Body plastination involves replacing body fluids with certain plastics in order to preserve them.

source previously told The Epoch Times that Gu profited from the plastination of bodies while her husband Bo Xilai was mayor of Dalian. Bo was later made head of the Chongqing mega-city but was sacked earlier this year after his right-hand man Wang Lijun attempted to defect to a U.S. consulate, triggering factional strife in the regime.

Bo advanced through to nearly the top echelon of the Chinese regime by following the charge of former CCP leader Jiang Zemin to persecute Falun Gong adherents, as recalled by journalist Jiang Weiping.

 

“You must show your toughness in handling Falun Gong much like the toughness shown by Hu Jintao in handling the 1989 Tibetan riot; it will be your political capital,” Jiang Zemin told Bo years ago, according to Jiang Weiping, who was later arrested and sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

Bo was this year stripped of his position and Communist Party membership for corruption and nepotism.

Bo, Gu, and Wang were involved in the selling of bodies and harvesting of organs from Falun Gong practitioners, the WOIPFG report said.

“Falun Gong practitioners were victimized in several ways. One was having their organs forcibly removed, and being killed in the process,” Wang Zhiyuan of the WOIPFG said, according to the New York-based New Tang Dynasty Television.

“Secondly, Wang Lijun had a center to research legal injections where Falun Gong practitioners were experimented on and killed. Also, others were tortured to death, or killed directly so their bodies could be used for plastination.”

Wang cited several pieces of evidence, including taped phone calls that the group says incriminate Gu. An investigator posed as Liaoning Province Communist Party secretary Xia Dereng, calling Dalian police chief Sun Guangtian. Dalian is in Liaoning.

In the recorded phone call exchange, the two said:

Investigator: “A lot of things have happened. No matter what, do not reveal that Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai, was selling bodies of Falun Gong practitioners, in case anyone asks.”

Sun Guangtian, Dalian police chief: “Who are you?”

Investigator: “My surname is Wong.”

Sun Guangtian: “Party Committee Secretary Xia’s secretary is surnamed Wong?”

Investigator: “Yes, I was transferred here recently.”

Sun Guangtian: “Oh.”

Investigator: “Are you able to do this?”

Sun Guangtian: “Oh, go on.”

Investigator: “If other departments ask about this, make sure you don’t reveal anything.”

Sun Guangtian: “Hmm, what else do you want to tell me?”

Investigator: “Also, Secretary Xia wants me to tell you to make sure those from the Dalian Public Security Bureau back then also keep things a secret.”

Sun Guangtian: “Please tell Secretary Xia to trust me; I will make sure this is carried out.”

WOIPFG believes the statements from Sun are a tacit admission to knowledge of the atrocities. Later, the WOIPFG contacted an official with the 610 Office, an organization that was created by Jiang Zemin to enforce the persecution of Falun Gong. The phone call exchange between an investigator and the 610 Office official, who was identified only by the surname of “Zhao,” reads:

Investigator: “Don’t you know you guys are a criminal group? Once the persecution ends, have you thought about what will happen to you? Look at Gu Kailai … on the surface.”

Zhao, the 610 Office official: “Gu Kailai was selling organs of Falun Gong”

Investigator: “What did you say?”

Zhao: “I said, Gu Kailai, she was selling organs of Falun Gong people.”

Zhao: “It wasn’t just Falun Gong either.”

The rights group also contacted Sui Hongjin, the assistant professor with the Dalian Medical University and who set up the Plastination Company of Dalian Medical University, was a former general manager of the Von Hagens Dalian Plastination firm, which specializes in body plastination. He was also part of another plastination company, the Dalian Hongfeng Biological Technology firm.

Sui told the WOIPFG investigator that many of the bodies his companies received are from the Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau.

The recording reads as follows:

Investigator: “What was the main source of the bodies your company used?”

Sui Hongjin: “We received dozens [of bodies] from the Public Security organs … that was … from the Public Security Bureau.”

Investigator: “From the Public Security Bureau, how many bodies have you received?”

Sui: “I don’t remember. Probably dozens of them.”

Investigator: “What Public Security Bureau?”

Sui: “Dalian City. The Dalian City Public Security Bureau.”

Premier Exhibitions, which receives bodies from Sui’s Plastination Company of Dalian Medical University, issued a warning to visitors of its body exhibitions after the connection was discovered.

Sui Hongjin also did business with more than 100 world-renowned museums and from that, received more than 200 million yuan (US$32 million), reported the Bandao Daily in November 2010.

According to the WOIPFG, Sui Hongjin has exported at least 1,000 plastinized specimens made from Chinese bodies to the United States and Europe for exhibition.

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Editor’s Note: When Chongqing’s former top cop, Wang Lijun, fled for his life to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6, he set in motion a political storm that has not subsided. The battle behind the scenes turns on what stance officials take toward the persecution of Falun Gong. The faction with bloody hands—the officials former CCP head Jiang Zemin promoted in order to carry out the persecution—is seeking to avoid accountability for their crimes and to continue the campaign. Other officials are refusing any longer to participate in the persecution. Events present a clear choice to the officials and citizens of China, as well as people around the world: either support or oppose thepersecution of Falun Gong. History will record the choice each person makes.

The Epoch Times publishes in 35 countries and in 19 languages. Subscribe to our e-newsletter.

 

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Chinese Official’s Apology to Falun Gong Puts Party in Bind

By Zhang Jingren On November 5, 2012 @ 1:36 pm In Thinking About China

Sunrise in China. Chinese officials asked for forgiveness recently from a Falun Gong practitioner that they had persecuted. (Getty Images)

Sunrise in China. Chinese officials asked for forgiveness recently from a Falun Gong practitioner that they had persecuted. (Getty Images)

A Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official wrote a letter of apology to two Falun Gong practitioners for his involvement in persecuting them. The two practitioners are themselves sons of a high-ranking official, putting the Party in a bind.

The letter, published by the Chinese edition of The Epoch Times on Oct. 27, said that the two men, who are brothers, were persecuted and sent to a labor camp for practicing Falun Gong. Incidentally, they are also the children of a high-ranking official. After being released from labor camp, the two quietly collected corruption evidence about the officials who persecuted them and have been demanding a sum of compensation and a public apology from their persecutors.

The incident subsequently became known to the central government. Jia Qinglin, chairman of China’s Political Consultative Conference, met with the two practitioners to resolve the issue. The outcome of their negotiations was that if the practitioners do not drop their demands, the CCP will punish the officials of the local Political and Legal Affairs Commission (PLAC), the 610 Office, and the Public Security Bureau who were involved in persecuting them.

After reading the letter, I came to realize how low the once mighty and despotic heads of the PLAC, the 610 Office, and the Public Security Bureau in China have fallen. Now they cannot save themselves.

I know that the CCP officials at all levels, who are involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, pay close attention to media outside China every day. How will they feel when reading this letter?

With the present turmoil at the core of the CCP, information about the Falun Gong persecution is coming to the surface and is getting out into the public sphere more and more. Sustaining the persecution is becoming increasingly difficult.

While the top CCP leaders are fighting severely, and live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners is being more closely watched by the international community, there comes such a letter—what a coincidence!

I believe that every CCP official from high to low will have read this letter within three days. What a huge impact this will have on the CCP! I can just see the hopeless and desperate look on the faces of all the officials who have persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. After reading this letter, they will surely realize that sooner or later their bad deeds will beget retribution.

The Jiang Zemin faction is now going down. We have all recently witnessed the plight of the Jiang faction heads. At this time, only fools will continue to implement the policy of persecuting Falun Gong.

The letter is clear evidence that even Jia Qinglin’s visit could not settle this thorny issue. It is obvious that Jiang Zemin, who is on the way out, has no mind to consider the fate of his followers. For the sake of maintaining the CCP’s stability, the top Party leaders might not punish the perpetrators for their crimes of persecuting Falun Gong, but they can easily punish these people using other excuses. This would appease the public’s resentment and win the people’s heart—why not do so?

In fact, the author of this letter did not understand one thing: It seems that the two brothers have good connections in the CCP officialdom and have made good use of the persecutors’ vulnerability so that the high-ranking Party officials cannot avoid dealing with the persecutors.

Actually, what makes the CCP senior officials panic is that Falun Gong practitioners in China and abroad keep clarifying the facts of the persecution to people. Especially since the Jiang faction is now on its way out, many top CCP officials realize that if they keep persecuting Falun Gong, they themselves will face punishment. Thus, these people are now shifting direction, not to mention that many of them had strongly opposed the persecution from the beginning. The scales are beginning to tip the other way.

Meanwhile, what the two Falun Gong practitioners did was along the same lines as the thinking of some senior officials of the CCP, leading to such a situation. If this had happened in the days when Jiang Zemin just seized the Party, military, and political power, such an outcome would not have happened.

The official who wrote the letter is smart. He wants to assure an escape route for himself. Actually, if this official wants to survive, he should expose all the insider stories that he knows, and sincerely apologize to Falun Gong practitioners using his true identity, because huge changes are about to happen in China.

Editor’s Note: When Chongqing’s former top cop, Wang Lijun, fled for his life to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6, he set in motion a political storm that has not subsided. The battle behind the scenes turns on what stance officials take toward the persecution of Falun Gong. The faction with bloody hands—the officials former CCP head Jiang Zemin promoted in order to carry out the persecution—is seeking to avoid accountability for their crimes and to continue the campaign. Other officials are refusing to participate in the persecution any longer. Events present a clear choice to the officials and citizens of China, as well as people around the world: either support or oppose the persecution of Falun Gong. History will record the choice each person makes.

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Chinese Activist Hu Jia Says Regime Like a ‘Demon’

By Liang Zhen

New Tang Dynasty Television On November 4, 2012 @ 12:41 pm In Regime

Hu Jia, one of China’s most prominent rights activists. (Getty Images)

Hu Jia, one of China’s most prominent rights activists. (Getty Images)

Well-known Chinese activist Hu Jia has called on the U.S. government to pay attention to organ harvesting in China, decrying what he described as “demon”-like acts carried out by Chinese security forces.

Hu, who was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism, spoke to NTD Television by telephone, despite having been forced to leave Beijing before the 18th Party Congress. He is staying in Huangshan, Anhui Province, and is forbidden to return to Beijing during the Congress.

He told NTD that he first doubted the news reports on organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience, primarily Falun Gong practitioners, when he first saw them in 2006. But he said after this year’s political scandals involving Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai, and after seeing a robust response from the international community on the issue, he was convinced that the killing of Falun Gong practitioners to harvest their organs did in fact exist.

“I think U.S. Congressional representatives are very careful. They would not go along with just anything, because it could cost them their reputations and votes. I believe that they hold some kind of solid evidence and that is why the international community has also responded so strongly to this issue,” Hu said.

Hu continued: “Removing people’s organs while they are still alive indeed has exceeded what a human could possibly bear, rationally and emotionally. [Anyone who could do such a thing] is no different from a demon. The CCP has committed all kinds of evil acts, and I truly believe that it would have been forced to step down a hundred times if it had existed in a democratic society.”

Hu called for the U.S. presidential candidates to pay more attention to the organ harvesting issue before the election, “Promoting human rights is one of the founding blocks of the United States. I hope the candidates can be a voice for the victims and let the U.S. voters be aware of this issue. Exposing this problem will generate a bigger impact, which in turn, will help to stop the crimes.”

Hu called for high-ranking CCP officials who hold information about the crimes to quickly release the evidence. Hu believes that this will help stop the crime, and said that withholding evidence is the same as assisting in the crime.

 

 

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