Truth on "Falun Gong"
Chinese Police "Torture 'Falun Gong' Follower": Sheer Lie
Some foreign news media lately report that Tan Yongjie, an
alleged "Falun Gong" follower in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Region who stowed away to the US, was tortured by Chinese
policemen in Guangdong and had got a third-degree burn. But an
inquiry of related departments about this tells that no such a
man as Tan had been found in China's mainland and the
so-called self-account by this man has many doubtful points.
The reporter first turned to public security departments of
Guangdong and Guangxi for their residence files and local
census records trying to find the man out allegedly by the
name of "Tan Yongjie". However, irrespective of every possible
effort made, all had got to no avail. Experts of public
security explained that the so-called Tan Yongjie probably
used a false name after he ran a blockade to the US.
Experiences told that using false names have customarily
helped stowaways get away from investigations by security
departments in the US and present their stories of being
persecuted that has turned out to be the most favorable means
to have helped them out unscathed in the US.
Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
security departments point out that they haven't got such a
soul alleged as "Tan Yongjie". The so-called "Chinese
policeman tortured him" is a sheer lie.
Experts also thought that there are so many doubtful points in
Tan's self-account failing to justify his statement. For
instance, Tan claimed to have been "branded by hot iron par by
Chinese policemen" on June 2, and that "diagnosed as a
third-degree burn, on 13 locations, deep into the muscle, the
area of wounds is large and deep, hard to close up". But
irrespective of such serious wounds, to people's surprise, Tan
had managed to hide in a crate in a container ship on a 14-day
voyage, crossed the vast Pacific Ocean, passed through many
hands or places without any corn on hand, even not knowing a
word of English, and finally arrived at Houston and entered
hospital for treatment on July 13. The whole process takes
more than 40 days. It is unbelievable to any person with a
little common sense.
The police noted that now they are not supposed to make any
guess at the doubtful points in Tan's account and his
so-called real experience during the illegal immigration. They
hope they can get more related material and the real name of
the stowaway and conduct further investigation about the issue
so as to give a convincing answer to all good and honest
people within and outside China.