"610 Office" and Its Head, Luo Gan, Issues Secret Order for "Life Sentences Until Death" to Block the Release of Falun Gong Practitioners

On September 16, 2001, the Falun Dafa Information Centre reported that Luo Gan and the "610 Office" is determined to persecute Falun Gong and has secretly issued commands to fight against the release of Falun Gong practitioners demanding to "sentence all practitioners refusing to denounce Falun Gong to 'life sentences until death'," and to fabricate standard explanations for taking these actions in order to deceive the outside world. [Note: The "610 Office" specializes in persecuting Falun Gong and is headed by Luo Gan, the Secretary General of the Political and Judiciary Committee of the XX Party] According to sources from the Chinese judicial system, in early September, the "610 Office" headed by Luo Gan secretly issued a command to adopt "life sentences" for those Falun Gong practitioners who refused to be brainwashed. The command to detain Falun Gong practitioners until death was issued to each of the judicial systems from the "610 Office. It was a direct response to stronger and stronger pressure voiced from the international media concerning the illegal detentions--Chinese government policy makers had even issued public statements that illegally-detained Falun Gong practitioners should be set free with a verdict of "not guilty" especially those detained past their original sentences. In response, the secret command for "life sentences until death" began to circulate inside the Chinese judicial system.

News reports explained that the substance of the secret document was that whoever is found to be practising Falun Gong will be secretly arrested and sentenced to a life sentence until death; the policemen who do not arrest Falun Gong practitioners will be discharged from the public police employment and their registered permanent residence will be revoked.

Expert analysis shows that as the appeal to stop persecuting Falun Gong from inside and outside of China grows stronger and stronger, and as Falun Gong practitioners become ever more determined, different voices are emerging within the Chinese governmental administration regarding how to handle Falun Gong. One thing is clear, Luo Gan, who initiated the murderous persecution of Falun Gong will fight to the death to insure its destruction.

There is wide documentation which shows that for the past two years Jiang Zemin's government has constantly issued various secret orders against Falun Gong through the "610 Office," from the directive to "Physically destroy Falun Gong practitioners" to the directive that "Practitioners tortured to death will be recorded as suicide cases" and also the directive to "Do not identify the body. Cremate locally." The rapid increase of death cases is a direct result of all these orders. Currently the verified death toll has come to 283 cases. The actual death toll is far greater in number. Insider news from the Chinese [party name omitted] Party says that the death toll has come to at least one thousand. Human rights observers are concerned that the latest secret order will result in even more deaths of Falun Gong practitioners.

There is now another document issued by the "610 Office"circulating inside the Chinese Judicial system. This document is addressed to each of the local executive departments such as labor camps, jails, and detention centers to learn the lesson of the Wanjia Labor Camp. It stipulates that, should any further deaths of Falun Gong practitioners occur, it has to be carefully reported level by level to the higher authorities in order to prepare an airtight explanation to the outside world. They also demanded that the propaganda department publicize the incident with the "explanation" as soon as possible. This document also stipulated that if overseas people are involved in Falun Gong activities in China, "measures have to be taken against them."

The "610 Office" was set up on June 10, 1999. It is a standing member of the Political and Judiciary Committee that reports to the Chinese [party name omitted] Party Central Committee. Headed by Luo Gan, it is the highest authority deployed by Jiang Zemin and his accomplices to persecute Falun Gong. It specializes in political persecution and it can completely override any law. In nature, it is very similar to the product of the Cultural Revolution -- the Cultural Revolution Leading Committee of the Chinese [party name omitted] Party Central Committee.

All provinces, cities, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government have a local "610 Office" that reports to the local Chinese [party name omitted] Party Political and Judiciary Committee. Thus, the "610 Office" is a well-organized and independent system spanning from the Central Government to the local governments. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches. All plots for the framing of and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners have originated from the "610" during the past two years since its inception.


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