Minghui Net reported that because of his direct involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, overseas Chinese reported Fu Zhenghua to the governments of 29 countries, requesting sanctions against Fu Zhenghua and his family, including a ban on entry and freezing of their assets overseas.According to China’s state-run media, Fu Zhenghua, once one of the most powerful police chiefs in China, will stand trial for taking bribes and aiding criminal charges.
According to the South China Morning Post, prosecutors stated that Fu Zhenghua deliberately covered criminal suspects from prosecution and committed major crimes as a judicial staff member.
Fu is accused of taking bribes and abusing his power when holding different positions, including deputy chief of the China Public Security Ministry and director of the Beijing Public Security Bureau.
Fu will be officially charged in Changchun, Jilin province.
During his political career, Fu has held many key positions in the Chinese political system, mainly in the police force.
From 2010 to 2013, Fu served as the chief police of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.
He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Public Security in 2013.
He was chosen to lead many major investigations and crackdowns, including former security chief Zhou Yongkang, who was found guilty of corruption and abuse of power. Zhou was sentenced to life in prison in 2015.
Fu also served as the director of the 610 Office in 2015. The office was set up by former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin to suppress practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual ancient qigong practice based on the principle of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. This office has been exposed for committing severe human rights violations, such as illegal arrests, torture, and death in custody.
He was appointed minister of justice in 2018 and became a Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission member in May 2020.
Fu was under investigation in 2021 when China’s top anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, announced that it was investigating Fu for “serious violations of discipline and national laws.”
Fu was later expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and dismissed from public office in March this year. China’s top prosecutor’s office, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, arrested him in April.
As the head of the 610 office, Fu Zhenghua launched a nationwide persecution of Falun Gong adherents and was listed among the international human rights perpetrators.