On December 9, the United States announced that it would sanction five CCP officials, including Tang Yong, the former deputy director of the Chongqing Regional prison, for the arbitrary arrest of Falun Gong practitioners.
These five people are considered serious human rights violators of religious freedom.
The U.S. State Department said, ‘Tang Yong participated in a serious human rights violation, namely the arbitrary detention of Falun Gong practitioners, which also constitutes a particularly serious violation of religious freedom.’
This action of the United States takes action to promote accountability for corruption and human rights violations around the world.
In recent years, the U.S. government has begun to name and sanction CCP officials who persecute Falun Gong.
In 2021, the U.S. State Department banned the former director of the “610” Office in Chengdu from entering the United States.
The “610” Office is an illegal organization of the CCP that specializes in persecuting Falun Gong.
The secretary of State, Pompeo, said, ‘The world cannot stand idly by while the Chinese government perpetrates horrific and systematic abuses against the Chinese people, including violations of internationally recognized rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief.’