There have been documents that leaked that show the persecution of Falun Gong was a campaign overseen by the Chinese government. There was propaganda being pushed to local neighborhoods to practice hatred against Falun Gong and the state media was being used to smear Falun Gong which would lower the public’s opinion of the practice. Finally, many Falun Gong practitioners have been kidnapped between 1999 and 2019, and many of them have been severely injured both mentally and physically.
- A 2015 regulation document called upon all divisions to gather information about Falun Gong group activities.
- The 2020 Priorities document called for 24-hour surveillance and a propaganda campaign against Falun Gong.
- Dandong City police kidnapped more than 500 Falun Gong practitioners and killed 16 of them with torture.
“The documents are issued to governmental organizations and CCP affiliated organizations, including municipal-level CCP committees.”