January 28, 2013 | By a Dafa disciple in China
(Minghui.org) China’s forced labor “re-education” policy is a violation of China’s Constitution as it directly infringes upon the freedoms protected by the constitution, and it goes against international covenants that the communist regime has signed. It is essentially a “private law” that serves only the interests of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In other words, no public trial is required for incarceration in the forced labor “re-education” system. Instead, the CCP’s public security and police systems have complete freedom to arrest and sentence whomever they target. They enjoy the privilege of going above the law and can deprive anyone of any right “guaranteed” by the constitution. Put another way, the forced labor policy is a tactic used by the CCP to bully its citizens; it is a barbaric tool that the CCP uses to maintain its totalitarian rule over China.
Since the news “FDIC: Secret Note Found in Kmart Holiday Decorations Reveals Labor Camp Horrors” broke (see http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/12/28/136815.html), China’s forced labor policy has become even more notorious and received increasing condemnation from the international community. Inside China, criticism from legal circles and responsible people is growing louder and louder. Labor camps in China have begun to feel the heat and shudder at the crimes they have committed.
It was discovered that the notorious Qianjin Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, which tortured many Falun Gong practitioners, recently changed its name to Heilongjiang Province Rehabilitation Center. Is a simple name change enough to cover up the brutality that has occurred and still goes on there and to allow it to continue its crimes like nothing happened?
Even today many mainstream people who believe in Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are still being held in Qianjin Forced Labor Camp. Because of their refusal to give up their belief, they are facing all kinds of torture, including beatings and injections with unknown substances.
Some labor camp guards argue that the higher-ups made the policy and they fear the consequences of not following orders. However, they cannot avoid the fact that they themselves have often harmed or killed innocent Falun Gong practitioners by cruel means or directed inmates to do the same. When the Nazi criminals were put on trial in Nuremberg, no one that followed Hitler’s policies was spared, and even those that managed to escape have been on a wanted list for the rest of their lives.
History has shown that carrying out orders is never a justification that allows one to escape punishment for crimes committed. A person can never ignore his own conscience in carrying out orders. As a matter of fact, the forced labor “re-education” policy is not based on any legal grounds. It has not only harmed numerous innocent citizens but also endangered many public servants who have become cold-blooded killing machines that will eventually be tossed into the abyss.
After the Cultural Revolution ended, Yunnan Province executed 810 people in the police, judicial, and military systems who had been following the Cultural Revolution policies. Beijing Police Department deputy head Liu Chuanxin killed himself, and many others were imprisoned. On January 8, 2013, Guangzhou Police Department Deputy chief Qi Xiaolin hung himself. Just one day later, Zhang Wanxiong, vice director of the Liangzhou District Court in Wuwei City (Gansu Province), jumped to his death from his sixth-floor office. The police claimed to have found his will, which seemed to suggest his suicide had something to do with the fact that he worried about his fate as a chief perpetrator in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
A wolf will always be a wolf. Hypocrisy and disguise can never hide the brutal nature of the CCP, and the CCP will never become a lamb.
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