World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong: Formation of the International Committee to Investigate the So-Called Self-Immolation in Tiananmen Square (photos)

Ever since the so-called self-immolation incident occurred in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese authorities' persecution of Falun Gong -- a popular Qigong practice in China outlawed by the Jiang regime--has clearly intensified; the hostility toward Falun Gong incited by the regime's propaganda among the general population in China has broadly escalated; the death toll of Falun Gong practitioners has increased sharply during the police roundups and in locations such as prisons, labour camps, mental institutions, and all sorts of "re-education" classes and brainwashing centres where practitioners are illegally held.

Within two hours of the incident, the Chinese government's mouthpiece, Xinhua News Agency, immediately made an announcement in front of the world, blaming Falun Gong practitioners for the self-immolations. Immediately following the announcement, the Focus Interview program of Chinese Central Television Station, CCTV, broadcast a commentary program and made authoritative-sounding conclusions, again accusing Falun Gong.

At the same time, a Falun Gong spokesperson issued a statement saying that those who set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square were not Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong practitioners outside China have deconstructed Focus Interview's footage in detail and pointed out that the whole thing was an elaborate ploy. It is an enormous fabrication by the Jiang regime to frame Falun Gong. The severity of their actions was extreme, and their tactics were of the utmost viciousness.

Shortly after the incident, Philip Pan, a reporter from the Washington Post, went to the hometown of Liu Chunling, the woman who died at the scene of the self-immolation, to conduct an independent investigation. In his stunning front-page article on February 4, 2001, Pan revealed that Liu used to make a living as a hostess in a nightclub and that none of her neighbours ever saw Liu practise the Falun Gong exercises.

The International Education Development (IED) made an official statement at the United Nations on August 14, 2001: "...The regime points to a supposed self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square on January 23, 2001 as proof" to slander Falun Gong. "However, we have obtained a video of that incident that in our view proves that this event was staged by the government. We have copies of that video available for distribution."

Whereas the so-called self-immolation in Tiananmen Square has directly caused several deaths, in which the victims died in the most tragic way;

Whereas the incident has been widely propagated by Jiang's regime and triggered the escalation of the persecution that has claimed several hundred, possibly thousands, of lives;

Whereas the incident is full of loopholes and fallacies, and has caused a severe impact to Mainland China as well as the world;

Whereas the existing system of courts, public security, and legal counsel in China has failed to demonstrate the ability and the moral courage to impartially and professionally investigate the persecution and bring it to an end;

Therefore, all people of conscience are extremely concerned about the aforementioned; the international community must conduct serious, objective, and impartial investigation of this incident.

Below is the first list of the litigants and parties concerned that the Committee is releasing to the public. At any proper time and with all possible means, the Committee will obtain evidence from these individuals directly or indirectly. This is an integral part of the Committee's investigation and is launched as of this date.

World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong

January 21, 2003

www.upholdjustice.org (English available soon)
President John Jaw 781-7104515
contacts@upholdjustice.org

List to obtain evidence (litigants and parties concerned of the incident)

The list includes Ministry of Public Security, P.R., China, Beijing Public Security Bureau and its Tiananmen Branch and stations nearby, Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television Station (CCTV), Focus Interview program of the CCTV, China International Television Corporation, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Internet Centre of Xinhua News Agency, Beijing Emergency Centre, and relatives and friends of the litigants.

Jia Chunwang, former Minister of Public Security
Zhou Yongkang, Minister of Public Security
Liu Jing, former Deputy Minister of Public Security
Former Head of Beijing Public Security Bureau
Liu De, Secretary of the Party committee, Beijing Public Security Bureau
Ma Zhenchuan, Head of Beijing Public Security Bureau

110@mps.gov.cn
Ministry of Public Security, P.R. China
14 Changan Street East, Beijing
Zip code: 100741
Email: 110@mps.gov.cn

webmaster@bjgaj.gov.cn
Beijing Public Security Bureau
9 Dong Da Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Zip code: 100740
Tel.: 010-65128871
Email: webmaster@bjgaj.gov.cn

110@bjgaj.gov.cn
Office of Appeal, Beijing Public Security Bureau
Zip code: 100740
Email: 110@bjgaj.gov.cn

Wu Shunfa, Head of Beijing Public Security Bureau Tiananmen Branch
Li Bingheng, Beijing Public Security Bureau Tiananmen Branch
Beijing Public Security Bureau Tiananmen District Branch
37 Dongjiaomin Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Zip code: 100031.
Tel. 010-65129617; 010-85222685; 010-85222685

Tiananmen District Branch Zhongshan Park Station
East Side, South Gate of the Park, Dongcheng District
Zip code: 100006
Tel.: 010-66055229; 010-85222685

Tiananmen District Branch Cultural Palace Station
East Side, South Gate of the Park, Dongcheng District
Zip code: 100006
Tel.: 010-65251821C010-85222685

Tiananmen District Branch Imperial Palace Station
East Side, North Gate of the Park, Dongcheng District
Zip code: 100009
Tel.: 010-65131882C010-85222685

Subway Branch East Tiananmen Station
West Hall, East Tiananmen Subway Station
Zip code: 100006
Tel.: 010-65297629

Zhao Shiqiang, Director of Case Investigation, Public Internet Security Supervisory Bureau, Ministry of Public Security.

Chief of the Central Television Station
Tian Congming, Chief of the Xinhua News Agency
Ma Shengrong, Deputy Chief of the Xinhua News Agency
Nan Zhenzhong, Editor In Chief, Xinhua News Agency

Luo Ming, Zhang Changming, Deputy Chief of the Central Television Station (CCTV)
The production crew of the Focus Interview program at CCTV
Producers: Chen Mang, Bo Yang
Editors: Li Yuqiang, Yu Weili
Photographers: Zhong Shi, Zhang Xuefeng
Program Coordinator: Sun Hong
Editor in charge: Li Changsheng
Technical producers: Du Lianying, Ji Yu, Ma Yuyan, Chen Haohai
Integration: Yang Taozhou, Xiao Jing
Supervisors: Li Ting, Zhang Baoan
Program Supervisor General: Luo Ming
Pager: (010) 68348899
Hotline: (010) 68506760 Email: ab30@mail.cctv.com

Zhou Xinsheng, Director of the Internet Center, Xinhua News Agency

Wu Dashen, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Pang Jian, General Manager

China International Television Corporation
Luo Yi, Director of the Emergency Treatment Unit
Beijing Emergency Center
103 Xi Da Jia, Qianmen, Chongwen District
Zip code: 100031
Tel.: (010) 66014433 (Operator)

Beijing Jishuitang Hospital
31 East Street, Xin Jie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing
Zip code: 100035
Tel.: 010--66167631 (Operator)
Fax: 010--66183542
Http://www.JST-hosp.com.cn
E-mail:Yuanban—JST-hosp.com.cn

Li Chi, Assistant Director of the Burn Unit
Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Consulting Hotline: 010-66167631, ext. 6231

Individuals alleged by the Chinese authorities to have attempted to engage in self-immolation:
Liu Baorong
Individuals alleged by the Chinese authorities to have attempted to engage in self-immolation:
Liu Yunfang (Kaifeng, Henan Province
Male, police no. 051835
Male, police no. 051656
Male, police no. 051724
Three policemen holding a fire extinguisher towards Liu Chunling
A policeman in army coat who walked by the above three policemen
Focus Interview - Host Cui Shujie
Female reporter who interviewed Liu Baorong and Liu Yunfang
Woman who interviewed the police
Lin Xihou, Chief of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Li Chi, Assistant Director of the Burn Unit at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Hai Xiufang, Nurse, Burn Unit, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Attending doctors and nurses of the Burn Unit at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Several individuals who carried the alleged Liu Siying into the ambulance, two of them were females wearing a red vest and white pants
Cui Li, allegedly 4th aunt of Chen Guo, who died from the self-immolation
Guo Qinglian, allegedly good friend of Chen Guo's mother, who also died from the self immolation

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