The Ministry of Public Security of the
People's Republic of China on July 29 issued a wanted
circular for the arrest of Li Hongzhi, head of the
"Falun Dafa Society" and his Falun Gong
The wanted circular says that Li
Hongzhi, originally named Li Lai and of Han nationality, was
born in Gongzhuling City of Jilin Province on July 7, 1952.
Li has a junior high school education and his original home
address was: 12 Jing'an Street, Luyuan District, Changchun
City, Jilin Province. He is now residing in the United
States. His ID Card number is 220104520707361, his Chinese
passport serial number is 140522510, and the number of his
visa for reentry into the United States is C001106787.
Li is about 1.78 meters in height, with
slanted eyebrows, single-edged eyelids, a little bit fat,
and he speaks putonghua (standard Chinese) with a northeast
Li Hongzhi, head of the illegal
"Falun Dafa Society", is suspected of having
committed the crime of disturbing public order, the
spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security said in
Beijing on July 29 in an interview with Xinhua.
He said that the China Central Bureau of the
Interpol has also sent an aviso to the Interpol's member
states for international cooperation.
spokesman pointed out that the "Falun Dafa Society
" is an unregistered illegal organization which has
conducted illegal activities to spread superstitious and
fallacious ideas to deceive the public and create
disturbance, sabotaging social stability.
said that the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on July 22
that the society and the Falun Gong organization under his
control are illegal organizations and placed them under ban.
Police investigations have shown that Li
Hongzhi set up and made use of the "Falun Dafa
Society" and his Falun Gong organization to spread
superstitious and fallacious ideas to deceive the public,
causing deaths of practitioners, he said.
According to incomplete statistics from 30
provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, up to July
28, 743 persons have died as a result of practicing Falun
Without applying for permits according
to law, the organization has plotted and organized
gatherings and demonstrations, and instigated people to
disturb public order, he said, adding that these activities
have gone against the 290th, 296th and 300th provisions of
the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China,
constituting a crime of disturbing public order.
The people's procuratorate has approved the
arrest of Li Hongzhi, the spokesman said, adding that,
according to the 123rd provision of the Criminal Procedure
Law of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of
Public Security has issued a wanted circular to public
security departments nationwide for the arrest of Li
Hongzhi, and the China Central Bureau of the Interpol has
also sent an aviso to Interpol's member states for