It is widely known that Liu Yunshan member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Standing Committee will visit four countries in Europe in mid-June. During his tenure in the Propaganda Department, he actively led and coordinated the persecution of Falun Gong. The persecution caused countless numbers of Falun Gong practitioners injury, disability or death. On June 11, World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) issued a notice. announcing an investigation into Liu’s crimes against Falun Gong, exposing him publicly.
It is known that Liu Yunshan, age 67, served as deputy minister of Propaganda from 1993 to 2002. Since 1997, he also held the post of director in the Office of Civilization of the Central Committee (OCCC). From 2002 to 2012, he was minister of Propaganda.
WOIPFG states that in July 1999, Jiang Zemin, former CCP leader started the genocidal persecution of Falun Gong. Liu Yunshan closely followed Jiang’s policy and used the propaganda machine to slander Falun Gong, and stir up hatred against Falun Gong at home and abroad, paving the path for Jiang to intensify the persecution.
WOIPFG lists some evidence of Liu inciting hatred and slandering Falun Gong.
For example, on Aug 6, 1999, Liu attended a forum specifically to slander Falun Gong, and requested the audience to “further expose and criticize” Falun Gong.
Zhang Erping, spokesman of Falun Gong: “He chaired many propaganda meetings to discuss the persecution of Falun Gong. He slandered Falun Gong by all means. It seemed like a Cultural Revolution style brainwashing in all schools and companies to defame Falun Gong, He actually participated in the crime of genocide and crimes against humanity. He committed crimes similar to the Nazi war criminals.”
On Dec. 9, 1999, Jiang Zemin wrote a letter to the National Conference of Science and Technology Popularization (NCSTP). The letter demanded that those in science and technology attack Falun Gong in the name of science. Liu Yunshan echoed the content of the letter in speeches during NCSTP denouncing Falun Gong.
In February 2001, Central Organization Department, Propaganda Department, Political & Legal Affairs Committee, Ministry of Public Security, and the Office to Prevent and Handle Cult Issues (610 Office) and more jointly held an award meeting in the struggle against Falun Gong. More than 3,000 people attended the meeting. Liu chaired the meeting and vigorously preached to the attendees to fight against Falun Gong.
In July 2001, the Propaganda Department with other units jointly arranged a photo exhibition to defame Falun Gong. Liu spoke at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, advocating Marxist theory of materialism and atheism and requiring the exhibition to be duplicated nationwide.
In January 2010, Liu Yunshan called the illegal confiscation of Falun Gong materials a “firm attack on the penetration of the hostile forces.” In January 2010, Liu Yunshan used the excuse of “spreading Chinese culture” to spread the persecution overseas.
Wang Zhiyuan, director of WOIPFG: “He (Liu Yunshan) followed Jiang Zeming’s persecution policy, controlling the Propaganda Department to actively slander Falun Gong. Countless numbers of Falun Gong practitioners were illegally arrested, sentenced, detained and brutally tortured, causing massive injuries, disabilities and deaths. Large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners were killed through live harvesting of their organs. All these were directly related to years of slandering of Falun Gong, Liu is mainly responsible as he directly administered the propaganda department.”
Wang Zhiyuan says that the world should know Liu is a genocidal criminal. Wang warns Liu Yunshan that all crimes he committed have been noted. No matter how long it takes or how far the search goes, investigation will bring full disclosure.
Wang Zhiyuan: “We call on the international community including people in Mainland China who possess evidence of Liu Yunshan’s participation in the persecution, to contact WOIPFG. We also warn those who participated in the persecution that they committed crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity. All excuses of “have to follow orders” won’t bring immunity. To stop persecution is the only way to survive, to confess your crimes, to collect evidence of other persecutors’ crimes, and to contact WOIPFG, is the only to reduce your sin.”
WOIPFG, established in January 20 2003, apart from issuing notices of the criminal conduct of all institutions, organizations and individuals involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, also published a report on the Tiananmen self-immolation—“false fire” that defamed Falun Gong, on live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners, on the 610 Office, the CCP’s mouthpiece media, and on the Office to Prevent and Handle Cult Issues.