China’s Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on May 17 that Liu Leguo, former Deputy Director of the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Department, is being investigated. He is suspected of serious violations of discipline and law.
According to Minghui.org, Liu Leguo participated in the persecution of hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners.
In August 2013, Liaoning’s Dalian city in Liaoning was hosting China’s 12th National Games. During this time, Liu Leguo led the abduction and persecution of nearly 40 Falun Gong practitioners from Dalian city on the account of maintaining public security.
Many police stations and sub-bureaus in the city jointly arrested, kidnapped, and persecuted the practitioners. The police had a slogan, [quote] “Rather detain thousands of people by mistake than to miss one.” [end quote]
Among the kidnapped practitioners, some were persecuted to the point of dying. One of the cases was Qu Hui. He was taken to Dalian Forced Labor Camp on April 13, 2000.
Coming back from the camp after brutal torture, Qu Hui had been bedridden at home. He completely lost the ability to take care of himself. Qu Hui passed away at the age of 45.
Another case was Yang Chunling, a 41-year-old translator. For seven years, she was detained and persecuted in Liaoning Province Women’s Prison. Yang suffered many health problems after being released from prison.
The Dalian police still closely monitored and followed her after she came home.
Yang Chunling passed away on April 2, 2014, because she was repeatedly detained illegally, physically and mentally tortured, intimidated, threatened, and harassed.
From January to September 2014, the Dalian court illegally sentenced over 30 Falun Gong practitioners. Then-Dalian Deputy Mayor Liu Leguo ordered that all Falun Gong cases’ final verdicts be preserved and that practitioners had no way to appeal.
Under Liu Leguo’s tenure, over 90 Falun Gong adherents were kidnapped and persecuted.
The World Organization for Investigating Falun Gong Persecution announced an investigation into Liu Leguo’s relevant responsibilities.