6-10 Office

  • 610 Office Agents from Huining County, Gansu Province Panic after County Residents Receive Invitations to Trial

    Five Falun Gong practitioners from Huining County, Gansu Province were arrested in September 2011 as they were speaking with villagers about Falun Gong. The practitioners have now been held for more than five months in a detention centre. Huining County Court officials scheduled a trial for them on February 28th, 2012. In response, local practitioners widely circulated an invitation to county residents to attend the court proceedings. People who received the invitations were pleasantly surprised and expressed their willingness to attend the court hearing. This has caused the 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) who were instrumental in trying to persecute these practitioners to panic. When the practitioners' families talked to the judges, the court personnel repeatedly said that they didn't want to accept and hear the case, but the county 610 Office ordered them to do so.
  • Retired Official Tong Ruiqing and His Family Persecuted by Nanle 610 Office in Henan Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Tong Ruiqing, a retired official from Handan City in Hebei Province, was sentenced to one year of forced labour. He has been detained for nearly three months at Nanle County Detention Centre in Henan Province. On October 20th, officers from the Nanle County Police Department and agents from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) submitted his case to the Nanle County Procuratorate again in an attempt to persecute him further.
  • Criminal Conduct of 610 Office Head Li Fenglin of Yushu City, Jinlin Province

    After Li Fenglin assumed his position as the head of 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Yushu City, Jilin Province, he has consistently engaged in the persecution of Falun Gong. He not only directed the police, the prosecutors office and the court to persecute practitioners, he also personally carried out many operations. Because of him, some practitioners were killed, some lost their families, some became destitute and homeless, some had their salaries cut or lost their jobs. Several practitioners explained the facts about Falun Gong to him; his own relatives also told him to stop the persecution. But he refused to listen.
  • Ongoing Persecution: 610 Office Attempts to Arrest Three Family Members Again

    Mr. Lin Decai, his wife Zhang Quancui, and his mother-in-law Ma Yixian are Falun Gong practitioners from Chongqing. They were sentenced to a forced labour camp for a second time during the 2008 Olympics Games. They were eventually released, but the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) recently attempted to arrest them and take them to the Jiulongpo District Brainwashing Centre, causing Mr. Lin and his mother-in-law Ma Yixian to stay away from their hometown in order to avoid further persecution. Mr. Lin's wife Zhang Quancui was arrested and taken to the brainwashing centre.
  • The 610 Office in Guangan City, Sichuan Province, Set Up a Brainwashing Centre in the Countryside

    Before the Olympic Games in 2008, the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Guangan City, Sichuan Province, working with public security and politics and law committees from all levels, participated in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the entire city. They arrested practitioners and then transferred them to a remote mountain location, the Tianchi Professional School, in Huaying City. Practitioners were detained there for as long as a month, until the Olympic games were over. At that time, thugs patrolled outside and threatened the practitioners with large, green, wooden clubs.
  • Head of 610 Office Li Qingshan Has Persecuted Three Falun Gong Practitioners to the Point of Mental Breakdown

    Li Qingshan is the head of the Lincheng County 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Hebei Province. Li Qingshan has arrested at least 40 Falun Gong practitioners and has personally tortured practitioners. Three young practitioners have suffered mental breakdowns and ongoing mental impairment under persecution by Li Qingshan. In the spring of 2003, Ms. Zhang was arrested while she was distributing flyers about the persecution of Falun Gong and sent to the Xingtai Brainwashing Centre. She was deprived of sleep and threatened by the brainwashing staff day after day. In the end, Ms. Zhang could not take the tremendous pressure, and she renounced her belief in Falun Gong.
  • The 610 Office in Fuzhou City Orders the Justice Bureau to Pressure Attorney

    On January 19th, 2011, Mr. Zuo Fusheng was arrested on his way to work by police. The officers later ransacked Mr. Zuo's home and approved his arrest. The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Fuzhou City directed the Cangshan District Procuratorate and Court to escalate the persecution of Mr. Zuo. The Cangshan District Court created many obstacles to interfere with the attorney in reading the case files and meeting with his client. In the meantime, the 610 Office ordered the Justice Bureau in the attorney's city to pressure the attorney to not attend the trial.
  • Wuhan City 610 Office Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners Before the 100-Year Anniversary of Xinhai Revolution - Part 1

    The 100-year anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution took place on October 10th, 2011. Shortly before the anniversary, the 610 Office in Wuhan orchestrated the arrests of nearly 90 Falun Gong practitioners in Wuhan. Practitioners were told to write guarantees to renounce practising Falun Gong. When they refused, they faced threats to be sent to a forced brainwashing centre or a detention centre. In some communities every Falun Gong practitioner was forced to write the guarantee.
  • Ms. Zhao Baoli Is Innocent but the Court Refuses to Release Her Fearing Reprisal from 610 Office

    Shuangqiao District Procuratorate in Chengde City, Hebei Province pressed charges against Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhao Baoli for producing Falun Gong DVDs and information materials. The court tried her three times, but failed to convict her. However, intimidated by the Chengde City 610 office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), the court is afraid to release her.
  • Huainan City Government and 610 Office Set Up Brainwashing Centre to Persecute Practitioners

    Officials from the Huainan City Politics and Law Committee and the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) set up a brainwashing centre in the Anhui University of Science and Technology Hotel in August 2011. At least seven practitioners have been persecuted there. Mr. Zhang Jinguo and his wife, Ms. Yuan Sucai, were deceived and taken to the brainwashing centre on August 4th. Later on, another practitioner, Ms. Niu Fengyun was arrested by the police and taken to the brainwashing centre in an ambulance.
  • 610 Office Again Arrests Former Defence Researcher Li Zhigang

    On August 19th, 2011, police hid near the home of Falun Gong practitioner Li Zhigang and his mother in Changsha City, waiting for them. They arrested Li and his mother and that night, Li Zhigang was taken to the Laodaohe brainwashing centre, organized by the Changsha City 610 office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). This is the fourth time that Li Zhigang has been arrested by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999.
  • Villagers in Shandong Province Condemn Linyi 610 Office Agents

    On June 22nd, 610 Officers (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in Linyi, Shandong Province, went to harass and arrest Falun Gong practitioners in Suijiadian Village. However, the villagers condemned them and they had to leave. Prior to the persecution, there were many practitioners in Suijiadian Village and they benefited a great deal from practising Falun Gong. After the persecution started, practitioners were persecuted by the local 610 Office. Practitioner Zu Peiyong was held in a forced labour camp twice. Other practitioners' homes were ransacked and they were arrested, held in brainwashing centres, and had money extorted from them.
  • Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 610 Office Operates above the Law

    One day in 2006, police broke into my house and ransacked it. They told my wife, “You have to come with us.” She asked, “Where are we going?” They replied, “To the police station.” They then forced us to go with them. I was taken to the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). One police officer asked, “Have you participated in any gatherings?” I said no. Then they sent me to a detention centre. After I was held for more than twenty days, the 610 Office agent told me, “You are being sent to a forced labour camp.” I asked, “Why? What evidence do you have that convicts me? On what legal basis do you send me there?” He would not answer my question directly but just sternly said, “Even if you do not say anything, we will still sentence you.”
  • Mr. Yin Sirong's Family Seeks Legal Support, Which Results in Threats by 610 Office

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yin Sirong is from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. After his term at the forced labour camp ended, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities sent him directly to the Xijin Brainwashing Centre, also known as the Chengdu City Legal Education Centre. His family and friends have been trying to get him released by seeking legal aid. Mr. Yin Sirong's family and friends submitted a request for his immediate release to officials at Xijin Brainwashing Centre on June 20th. Zhang Xiaochu, head of the Chenghua District 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), along with other officials, went to harass and threaten Mr. Yin's family after they submitted the request.
  • Elderly Practitioner Li Yuzhen’s Family Hires a Lawyer, 610 Office Retaliates with Threat of Heavy Sentence

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Yuzhen, 68, was arrested in March 2011, then the local public security office, procuratorial office, and the courts conspired to send Mr. Li to prison. Mr. Li’s family hired a lawyer to defend him, but the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) created obstacles in every possible way for the family and the lawyer. The head of the 610 Office even threatened, “Li will get a heavy sentence if the family hires a lawyer to defend him.”