(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in 36 countries recently presented their respective governments with a new list of perpetrators involved in the persecution of practitioners in China. The lists were submitted on and around December 10, 2021, International Human Rights Day. Practitioners requested that their governments bar the perpetrators and their family members from entering those countries and freeze their assets.

The 36 countries include the Five Eyes Alliance (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand), 23 countries in the European Union (France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Czechia, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Estonia, and Malta), and 8 additional countries (Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Israel, and Mexico).

Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since July 1999 (this includes torturing practitioners resulting in death and harvesting their organs). Practitioners have recently submitted numerous lists of perpetrators to various countries requesting that sanctions be imposed against these human rights violators. This latest submission of a perpetrator list marks the first time that Estonia has participated in this effort.

Ke Liangdong, former deputy director of the Central 610 Office is on the list.


Perpetrator Information

Full Legal Name of Perpetrator: Ke (last name) Liangdong (first name) (柯良栋)
Gender: Male
Country: Daye, Hubei Province, PRC (People’s Republic of China)
Date/year of Birth: July 1963

Ke Liangdong

Title or Positions:

July 1989: Entered the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Public Security

2005: Appointed Head of the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Public Security

April 2009 – May 2014: Served as deputy director of the Zhejiang Provincial Public Security Department, member of the Standing Committee of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee, director of Public Security and deputy secretary of the Municipal Committee of Political and Legal Affairs

June 2014 – March 2018: Named deputy director of the Central 610 Office until the Central 610 Office was abolished

Apr 2018: Deputy secretary-general of the National People’s Congress

Current: Vice president of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Council for the Promotion of International Trade

On June 10, 1999, the CCP established an organisation dedicated to carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong with the official title of “The Leading Group for Handling Falun Gong Issues of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.” It is more commonly referred to as the 610 Office because it was established on June 10 (6 – 10).

The 610 Office is responsible for the daily operations of suppressing Falun Gong practitioners throughout China. The 610 Office is involved in every governmental agency in China—it controls and mobilizes the Public Security Department (police), Procuratorate, courts, the army, secret agents, diplomacy, the educational system, medical facilities, and the state’s propaganda machinery to persecute Falun Gong. It established a rigorous and independent operating system that controls everything from the central to the local levels of society. It monitors and controls people and every aspect of society. The goal is to carry out the genocide of Falun Gong practitioners.


Major Crimes

Ke Liangdong has long served in the Public Security system, which has been on the front line of the persecution. He followed former CCP head Jiang Zemin’s orders in implementing the persecution, especially during his term as deputy director of the Central 610 Office from June 2014 to March 2018.

He worked to implement the CCP’s genocidal policy to exterminate Falun Gong. According to available statistics, 4,706 Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed being persecuted to death as of November 2021, with at least 282 passing away during Ke’s tenure.

As the deputy director of the 610 Office, Ke knows, and is thus responsible for, all the policies, plans, and actions formulated to persecute Falun Gong as well as the consequences of the persecution implemented during his tenure. This includes the direct and indirect impact on the subsequent persecution.


Select Persecution Cases During Ke’s Tenure as Director of the Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security Between 2005 and 2009

The Ministry of Public Security held a press conference in Beijing on February 28, 2006 regarding the “Law on Public Security Administration Punishment” to be formally implemented on March 1.

When a reporter asked how the law would regulate Falun Gong, Ke, then director of the Legal Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, mis-interpreted the law, declaring that people who engaged in Falun Gong activities could be sent to re-education-through-labor camps “in accordance with the law.”

He also instructed Sina.com, a major news website, to publish his answers to reporters’ questions and publicise his intention to escalate the persecution. The title of the article was “Ministry of Public Security: Public security punishment or reeducation through labor will be imposed on anyone engaging in Falun Gong activities.”


Select Persecution Cases During Ke’s Tenure as Deputy Director of the Central 610 Office from June 2014 to March 2018


Crimes of persecution in 2014

In 2014, under the directive of the 610 Office, many planned and premeditated group arrests and ransacking of practitioners’ homes occurred almost daily in China. According to statistics from the Minghui.org website, the number of Falun Gong practitioners arrested in 2014 was as high as 6,415, which was an increase of 29.8% over the previous year (4,942).

On June 9, 2014, the 610 Office in Inner Mongolia issued, “Confidential Document No. 2014,” requesting “basic information on Falun Gong practitioners” and to collect information for the next round of persecution. According to a secret document issued by the Central 610 Office and the Ministry of Public Security, all subordinate 610 Offices nationwide were ordered to collect information on local Falun Gong practitioners.