Open Letter from Former Head of Bureau of Justice to Longshan Reeducation Center
Police officers at Longshan Reeducation Center,
Perhaps some of you no longer remember me. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still must. Especially after I recently stepped out to expose the evil nature of the CCP, I have become a key person on the CCP’s black list. I have been outside the country [China] for four years, but the past events have always remained fresh in my memory. I long for my home; I miss my relatives and good friends; I think of my former colleagues. Although I very much want to go back to see you all, due to the reason that everybody knows, I can only write this letter to you.
The reason why I was determined to leave China, to resign from my post, and to quit the Party was because I no longer wanted to do wrong deeds against my conscience. It was mostly because I did not want to be involved in suppressing Falun Gong anymore. Over the past few years abroad, I gained a deeper understanding of Falun Gong. I am very glad that I chose the bright road [made the right decision].
As you may still recall, after Longshan Reeducation Center started to lock up Falun Gong practitioners, I went to inspect it quite often and spoke to many Falun Gong practitioners face to face. Their kind words and good deeds and the persecution these innocent people were encountering shocked my conscience. They were all common people in society, decent and law-abiding, and were all “good women at home”. (Note: Longshan Reeducation Center only detained female Falun Gong practitioners at that time.) They believed in Falun Gong and appealed to higher authorities for an end to the persecution. They did not violate any laws. However, they were arrested and jailed without trial. They were deprived of their personal freedom, freedom of thought, and freedom of belief. I think you must have the same feeling as mine.
Particularly, in recent years when the persecution has been intensifying continuously, you should show some mercy to Falun Gong practitioners. At the beginning, I insisted on not maltreating Falun Gong practitioners. As you may still remember, on July 15, 2000, the 15-year-old girl, Han Tianzi, was shocked with an electric baton because she did not want to break with Falun Gong. I was very angry after learning this. I harshly criticized the assistant director in charge at the time and transferred him away from Longshan [Reeducation Center]. Yet, after I left China, I saw from overseas media so many news reports about Longshan Reeducation Center ceaselessly abusing Falun Gong practitioners. The most shocking case was that of Gao Rongrong, who was disfigured by electric shock and tortured to death. This brutal persecution incident has made Shenyang Bureau of Justice and Longshan Reeducation Center notorious, thereby having a nagetive effect with bad reputation in the world.
Only after I came out of China did I realise that Falun Gong is popular with governments and people abroad and that the most Western countries harshly condemn this persecution against Falun Gong prqactitioners. You may have already known that Canada has identified the Chinese public security organs, procuratorial organs, People's courts and People's procuratorate as accomplices of the CCP in the persecution of human rights. There are also many CCP officials who have been sued abroad for involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong, some of whom were found guilty by trial.
Just as Falun Gong practitioners in China, overseas Falun Gong practitioners are also a group of the most kind-hearted people. What moves me the most is their realm of thought of always thinking about others first. Everything they do is not for themselves. If every Chinese person could practice Falun Gong, we would not even need judicial departments. Unfortunately, the CCP even chose to eliminate Falun Gong by suppression, which is against Heaven’s laws. Although the CCP has created and manipulated so much propaganda in order to mislead and sway public opinion, it is all deception and scheme intending to give you a free hand in the suppression. Both mankind and the gods are furious. Heaven forbid! The grand tide of withdrawal from the CCP surges forward and more than four million people have quit the Party. The end of the CCP is not far away.
As your former head at the bureau, please listen to these words from the bottom of my heart: Be a police officer with a conscience. Do not help the villains do evil. Do not maltreat kind and innocent people. The persecution of Falun Gong is another large-scale suppression of the masses like the Anti-Rightist Movement, the Cultural Revolution, the June 4 incident [Tiananmen Square Massacre], and is the perverse act of the CCP and Jiang Zemin by defying world opinion. There is an old saying in China, “Good is rewarded with Good, Evil is repaid with Evil. We must save our outrage for the times when justice is not rendered.” I would advise you to get a clear understanding of the relentless evil nature of the CCP as soon as possible and think thrice before you act about important matters of principle.
The reign of Jiang Zemin has ended. Hu Jintao is at a crossroads. The CCP will soon be knocked out of history. Do not be the CCP’s funeral ornament. Please quit the Party as soon as possible and stop all your evil deeds.
Han Guangsheng in Toronto 8/31/2005