Provincial office retaliates as over 200,000 Falun Gong practitioners file legal complaints
The Epoch Times
By: Frank Fang, Epoch Times and Larry Ong, Epoch Times
For tampering with his mail and then confiscating it, Li Xifu sued his local post
office in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi, in a case heard by a district court on Nov. 9. Nine days later, however, police raided the retired steelworker’s home and sent him to a detention center without trial.
That a 74-year-old retiree would be so brazen as to exercise his legal rights proved to be too much for the 610 Office branch in Heilongjiang, a northeastern province.
On Nov. 16, this branch of the Chinese Communist Party’s Gestapo-like, extralegal organization sent out a four-page memorandum marked “urgent” and “confidential” (the second highest level of classified information in China) to different state agencies and Party committees in Heilongjiang.
Over 3,900 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death.
The memorandum highlights the case of “obstinate Falun Gong member Li Xifu” and his “duplicitous” attempt to “use legal channels to achieve illegal objectives”—filing a criminal complaint against former Party leader Jiang Zemin. Those who lodged such complaints, the memorandum read, were “going to legal war” with the Party, and the Party should “resolutely guard against this development” and even proactively “nip it in the bud.” [FULL STORY]