(Minghui.org) Since the Chinese communist regime began to persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, authorities in Heilongjiang Province have actively followed the regime in carrying out the persecution policy, making it one of the regions where the persecution has been the most severe.

Among the 4,776 confirmed Falun Gong practitioner deaths-due-to-persecution since 1999, Heilongjiang was responsible for more than any other province with 617 (12.9%) cases.

In orchestrating the persecution, the 610 Office, an extralegal agency created specifically to persecute Falun Gong, has played a central role in mobilising all organisations—from public security to the judiciary branches, from street committees to public companies—to arrest, detain, brainwash, and torture practitioners who refuse to renounce their faith.

Over the past 23 years, five previous and current directors of the 610 Office—Zhang Jinfeng, Guo Jianchen, Shi Lanbo, Xiao Jun, and Liu Weiguo—bear major responsibility for the persecution in Heilongjiang Province.


Perpetrators’ Information

Zhang Jinfeng (张金峰), born in September 1953, is a Heilongjiang native. He was the Heilongjiang Province 610 Office director between 2000 and 2010.