Crimes of Meng Qingfeng, Former Vice Minister of Public Security of China

Sept. 13, 2021 | By a Minghui correspondent in Zhejiang Province

Sanctioning human rights abusers has become common among democratic countries. After the U.S. passed the Magnitsky Act in 2016, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the 27-member European Union enacted similar laws. Australia and Japan are working on the same.

In accordance with these laws, for the past several years Falun Gong practitioners have compiled lists of perpetrators involved in the persecution of Falun Gong. Every year they submit several lists to democratic governments, urging them to sanction the named perpetrators.

Starting on July 14, 2021, Falun Gong practitioners in more than 30 countries are submitting the latest list of perpetrators involved in the persecution of Falun Gong to their respective governments, demanding sanctions against these human rights abusers, including denying them entry into their countries and freezing their assets overseas.

One name on this list is Meng Qingfeng.

Perpetrator Information

Full Name of Perpetrator: Meng (last name) Qingfeng (first name) (Chinese: 孟庆丰)

Gender: Male
Country: China
Date of Birth: June 6, 1957
Place of Birth: Yinan County, Shandong Province

Title or Position:

  • June 2000 – August 2005: Member of the Standing Committee of the Zhoushan City CCP Committee, CCP Secretary and Director of Zhoushan City Police Department, and Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Affair Committee (PLAC) of Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province
  • August 2005 – May 2009: Member of the CCP Committee and Deputy Director of the Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department.
  • May 2009 – October 2014: Director General and Party Secretary of Economic Crime Investigation Bureau, Ministry of Public Security
  • October 2014 – June 2015: Member of the Party Committee and Assistant Minister of Public Security Ministry
  • June 2015 – June 2020: Vice Minister of Public Security, Member of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security Ministry

Selected Crimes:

Meng was responsible for the persecution of many Falun Gong practitioners, including the following three.

Case 1: High School Teacher Suffers Two Forced Labor Terms

Ms. Zhao Feizhou, a teacher of Putuo Middle School in Zhoushan City, was intercepted by officers from the Zhoushan City 610 Office while on her way to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in January 2000. She was first put under surveillance in the guest house of the Zhoushan City Civil Affairs Bureau. She was later tricked into going to a psychiatric hospital where she was injected with an unknown drug, and passed out.

She was intercepted again at the airport before boarding a flight to Beijing after being discharged from the hospital. This time she was detained in the Zhoushan Putuo Detention Centre for a month. She was then taken to a brainwashing centre where she was detained for five more months.

Since Ms. Zhao refused to renounce her faith, the Zhoushan City 610 Office sent her to Moganshan Women’s Forced Labor Camp in Zhejiang Province in early March 2003. Within two months in the labor camp, she was persecuted to the point of mental breakdown and taken to Hangzhou Ankang Hospital for treatment.

At the hospital, she was injected with drugs that destroyed the central nervous system, given extremely intense electroacupuncture, brutally forced-fed, and tied up and beaten. Her family had to pay more than 6,000 yuan for her medical bill.

She was often in a trance with a dull, numb look. She also no longer recognized her family members. As a result of the series of persecution, she was no longer the young, beautiful, and talented woman that she was known as among locals.

After being discharged from the hospital, Ms. Zhao was taken back to Moganshan Women’s Forced Labor Camp, where she was detained and ordered to write a statement of giving up Falun Gong practice. Because she refused to do so, she was subjected to various kinds of cruel torture, including administration of unknown drugs, long-time standing, starvation, exposure to extreme cold, and humiliation.

When she was released after nearly two years and ten months of forced labor, the local 610 Office did not let her return home. Instead, they put her into a brainwashing centre.

After coming out of the brainwashing centre, Ms. Zhao lost her job and was demoted to work at Shenjiamen Middle School, which dispatched staffers to monitor and follow her around.

Case 2: College Instructor Hunted for Years and Detained in Forced Labor Camp

Ms. Jin Hua was an instructor of Zhejiang Ocean University. Officials of Zhoushan City 610 Office arrested her in September 2001 for writing letters to the CCP secretary and governor of Zhejiang Province, and the CCP secretary and mayor of Zhoushan City, about Falun Gong. Her home was raided, and Falun Gong-related materials and personal belongings were confiscated. She was held at the Zhoushan Dinghai Detention Centre.

Ms. Jin was released one month later but was under secret surveillance since then. Her home and workplace, including computers and the Internet, were also monitored. Officials from the Zhoushan City 610 Office arrested her in October 2002 again after discovering that she accessed the website. Her home was ransacked and her Falun Gong books and personal belongings were taken away again.

Ms. Jin was again held in the Zhoushan Dinghai Detention Centre, where she protested the illegal persecution with a 24-day hunger strike. One month later, she was taken to a local brainwashing centre for continued persecution. Upon release, instead of being allowed to return home, she was placed under house arrest at the hotel of her workplace. She found an opportunity to escape.

The Zhoushan City 610 Office and Police Department, and her workplace all became enraged at her disappearance and took revenge. Her home was raided once again. The police conducted thorough searches across Zhoushan City, and they even drained the river behind her house. With no avail, they followed Ms. Jin’s husband and child for a long time and harassed them. They also went to her husband’s workplace and her child’s school many times, and even detained her husband once.

Police were also dispatched to other provinces for several years to hunt for her. They went to the homes of her husband’s, and her parents, relatives, and classmates in other cities, causing tremendous stress for those people. In order to prevent her from going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong, the police were sent to Beijing as well.

Ms. Jin was eventually caught a few years later. It was reported that the effort of the manhunt cost over a million yuan over these years.

Ms. Jin was then sent to the Moganshan Women’s Forced Labor Camp with a two-year term. Inmates were instructed to monitor her around the clock there. After endless brainwashing, deception, coercion, and psychological attacks, she was on the brink of mental breakdown. To force her to give up her belief, guards deprived her of water for cleaning, restroom use, and sleep for a long time.

Case 3: Forced to Leave Home

Around 2001, the Zhoushan PLAC and Police Department collaborated to harass Ms. Jiang Hui in order to force her to give up her faith in Falun Gong. She was later arrested and taken to the Moganshan Women’s Forced Labor Camp, where she was tortured inhumanely. After her release, Ms. Jiang was forced to leave home for Tibet to avoid further persecution. Her whereabouts have since been unknown.

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