Ms. Chao Qiangzhen, 53 years old, was a Falun Dafa practitioner in Shanghai City. She began her Falun Gong cultivation path at the beginning of 1998. She went to Beijing to peacefully appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the truth.(1) However, she was unlawfully arrested and sentenced to two years in a forced labour camp. She suffered inhuman physical and mental torture. After Ms. Chao returned home from the forced labour camp, the police subjected her to continuous monitoring and harassment, and as a result her physical condition deteriorated. She developed intestinal cancer, which then spread to her liver and all over her body. She suffered greatly and passed away on February 4, 2005.
Practitioner Mr. Cong Peixi, a 57-year-old engineer, used to work in the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. On November 26, 2004, five people from the Yangpu District "610 Office" tricked Cong Peixi into opening the door by pretending that they were delivering a publication. They illegally searched Cong Peixi's house, confiscated his property, and arrested him. Cong Peixi was unlawfully imprisoned in the Yangpu District Detection Centre. He was sentenced to one year of forced labour. Now he is in very weak physical condition and his life is in danger. The 610 Office has sentenced Cong Peixi to two years in the forced labour camp. He is forced to do hard labour for more than 10 hours a day. His body has become bent, and his joints no longer function properly.
(1) Clarifying the Truth: Because of the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong in China, and the fact that the unrelenting hate -campaign carried out by China’s state-controlled media, Falun Gong publish and broadcast nothing but false and slanderous reports about Falun Gong and cover up the brutal persecution taking place in China, practitioners inside and outside of China have been actively engaged in what is referred to as "clarifying the truth" – explaining to the public the facts about Falun Gong and exposing the evil persecution. Truth clarification activities include face to face conversations with people, posting notices and posters, handing out flyers, and hanging banners explaining the truth about Falun Gong. Outside of China, where Falun Gong is freely practised, practitioners further expose the persecution in China through anti-torture re-enactments, art exhibits, Internet websites, books, magazines, newspapers, movies and letter writing. The goal of clarifying the truth is to help people understand what Falun Gong is and, to raise public awareness and support, in order to dispel the lies of the current communist regime in China and to raise public support to to bring about the end of the persecution. (Variations: "clarifying the truth", "truth clarifying", "truth-clarifying", "truth clarification", "truth-clarification", "clarifying the facts", "clarified the truth", and "clarified the facts")
(2) "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/2/17/95653.html
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