China-National Security/Criminal case

Police smashes illegal organization jeopardizing China's national security

  • English

Shotlist

++POLICE HANDOUT++
FILE: Beijing, China - Exact Date Unknown
1. Police checking evidence with Peter Jesper Dahlin

++CCTV/MUTE++
FILE: Beijing, China - 2015 (Exact Date Unknown)
2. Sign of Fengrui Law Firm
3. Various of form showing registration information of Fengrui Law Firm

Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang, suspect (no full name given) (partially overlaid with shot 5):
"During the training, they would collect information on cases of some complainers or relocated households and also inquire them about other similar cases they knew. Then they would compile these cases together. After distorting, smearing or even fabricating information based on the cases, they would send it to overseas anti-China forces."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
5. Wang's hands
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Beijing, China - 2015 (Exact Date Unknown)
++MUTE++
6. Various of sign of Fengrui Law Firm

Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Jesper Dahlin, suspect accused of jeopardizing China's national security (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"We have been made aware, becoming aware, that certain people that we have supported at one time or another, have gone on to do acts in clear violation of the law. And we know that in some cases, such as Su Changlan or Xing Qingxian, there have been very serious crimes. And we are also aware that it also means that we as an organization become criminally liable for the things that they have done."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
8. Dahlin's hands
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
9. Various of evidence related to Dahlin, his organization's crimes

FILE: Beijing, China - 2015 (Exact Date Unknown)
10. Various of bookshelf, documents in Fengrui Law Firm

Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang, suspect (no full name given) (starting with shot 10, partially overlaid with shot 12):
"Now I've deeply realized that the organization has actually acted as a front line or pioneer station set by the anti-China forces in China. They mainly want to arrange some informers in China to learn about the social problems at the lowest or grass-roots level of the society. By either fabricating, distorting or processing the materials of the cases, they produce information that they want. Then the overseas organizations would make up so-called human rights reports by using such information, and they would blame or attack China's human rights system on the international political or economic arena. They organization provides materials for that."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
12. Wang's hands
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
13. Various of invoices, bankcards related to Dahlin, his organization's crime

++POLICE HANDOUT++
FILE: Beijing, China - Exact Date Unknown
14. Dahlin with police

++CCTV++
Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Jesper Dahlin, suspect accused of jeopardizing China's national security (partially overlaid with shot 16):
"I have no complaints to make. I think my treatment has been fair. My treatment has taken special circumstances into consideration, considering, for example, the unique medical condition. I've been given good food, plenty of sleep and I have suffered no mistreatment of any kind. And I've also been given the opportunity to meet with representatives from my embassy."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
++POLICE HANDOUT++
FILE: Beijing, China - Exact Date Unknown
16. Dahlin with police
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
17. Dahlin with police
18. Documents in Dahlin's place

++CCTV++
Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Jesper Dahlin, suspect accused of jeopardizing China's national security:
"I violated China's law through my activities here and I've caused harm to the Chinese government. I've hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. I apologize sincerely for this and I'm very sorry that this ever happened."
20. Various of records, invoices related to Dahlin, his organization's crime

Shotline

Chinese authorities announced on Tuesday they have smashed an illegal organization that sponsored activities jeopardizing China's national security.

The suspects, including a Swedish national, have been subject to criminal coercive measures according to law.

According to a statement from Chinese police and national security authorities, the Swedish national, Peter Jesper Dahlin, and some other people had operated an unregistered "China emergency rights aid group" on China's mainland, and had received huge amounts of money from seven overseas organizations that worked out plans about their activities.

Dahlin was also connected to Fengrui Law Firm, which had organized paid protests as the police uncovered last year.

Dahlin and Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer with Fengrui, co-founded "Joint Development Institute Limited" (JDI) in Hong Kong in August 2009. The so-called "China emergency rights aid group" is actually an operating body of JDI on the Chinese mainland.

The police said the organization hired and trained others to gather, fabricate and distort information about China, providing "China's human rights report" to overseas organizations.

"During the training, they would collect information on cases of some complainers or relocated households and also inquire them about other similar cases they knew. Then they would compile these cases together. After distorting, smearing or even fabricating information based on the cases, they would send it to overseas anti-China forces," a member of the organization surnamed Wang told China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday.

JDI also organized others to intervene in social hot issues and sensitive cases, deliberately aggravating otherwise not serious disputes and inciting the masses to fight against the government to manufacture group events, according to the police.

The organization also provided funds for Xing Qingxian, who has been accused of illegally assisting the son of Wang Yu, another Fengrui lawyer, to illegally cross the Chinese border.

"We have been made aware, becoming aware, that certain people that we have supported at one time or another, have gone on to do acts in clear violation of the law. And we know that in some cases, such as Su Changlan or Xing Qingxian, there have been very serious crimes. And we are also aware that it also means that we as an organization become criminally liable for the things that they have done," said Dahlin in an interview with CCTV on Monday.

Dahlin has confessed that all of the "China's human rights reports" were compiled via online research and could not reflect reality. He said he couldn't guarantee the authenticity of the cases since he didn't see them by himself.

The statement cited Dahlin's confession as saying that an unspecified foreign NGO had explicitly asked JDI to file no less than 96 lawsuits against the Chinese government each year.

The NGO also asked JDI to help train civil lawyers, each of whom would be paid 3,000 yuan (456 U.S. dollars) per month. While for practicing lawyers like Wang Quanzhang, JDI would pay them 5,000 yuan and give them 20,000 yuan for each case against the Chinese government, Dahlin said.

"Now I've deeply realized that the organization has actually acted as a front line or pioneer station set by the anti-China forces in China. They mainly want to arrange some informers in China to learn about the social problems at the lowest or grass-roots level of the society. By either fabricating, distorting or processing the materials of the cases, they produce information that they want. Then the overseas organizations would make up so-called human rights reports by using such information, and they would blame or attack China's human rights system on the international political or economic arena. They organization provides materials for that," JDI member Wang told CCTV.

Wang and another member of JDI surnamed Xing also confessed that they were tasked with organizing forces in China, fanning anti-government and anti-Party sentiment, and deceiving people to subvert the government and disrupt public order, thus, changing the social system of China.

The police have uncovered that the organization received nearly 10 million yuan from overseas in recent years, yet nearly half of the money was pocketed by Dahlin and his men through false salary receipts and other claims.

The Swedish national was detained on Jan. 3 over charges of funding activities threatening China's national security. He was later placed under residential surveillance. The police said his right to a consular visit was granted on Jan. 16, when Swedish diplomats met with him.

"I have no complaints to make. I think my treatment has been fair. My treatment has taken special circumstances into consideration, considering, for example, the unique medical condition. I've been given good food, plenty of sleep and I have suffered no mistreatment of any kind. And I've also been given the opportunity to meet with representatives from my embassy," Dahlin told CCTV.

"I violated China's law through my activities here and I've caused harm to the Chinese government. I've hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. I apologize sincerely for this and I'm very sorry that this ever happened," Dahlin said in front of the camera.

The case is under further investigation.

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  • ID : 8011323
  • Published : 2016-01-20 19:02
  • Last Modified : 2017-12-21 21:06:00
  • Location : Beijing,China
  • Category : crime, law and justice
  • Duration : 3'28
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)/Police Handout
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
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China-National Security/Criminal case

Police smashes illegal organization jeopardizing China's national security

Dateline : Jan 18, 2016/File

Location : Beijing,China

Duration : 3'28

  • English

++POLICE HANDOUT++
FILE: Beijing, China - Exact Date Unknown
1. Police checking evidence with Peter Jesper Dahlin

++CCTV/MUTE++
FILE: Beijing, China - 2015 (Exact Date Unknown)
2. Sign of Fengrui Law Firm
3. Various of form showing registration information of Fengrui Law Firm

Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang, suspect (no full name given) (partially overlaid with shot 5):
"During the training, they would collect information on cases of some complainers or relocated households and also inquire them about other similar cases they knew. Then they would compile these cases together. After distorting, smearing or even fabricating information based on the cases, they would send it to overseas anti-China forces."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
5. Wang's hands
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Beijing, China - 2015 (Exact Date Unknown)
++MUTE++
6. Various of sign of Fengrui Law Firm

Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Jesper Dahlin, suspect accused of jeopardizing China's national security (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"We have been made aware, becoming aware, that certain people that we have supported at one time or another, have gone on to do acts in clear violation of the law. And we know that in some cases, such as Su Changlan or Xing Qingxian, there have been very serious crimes. And we are also aware that it also means that we as an organization become criminally liable for the things that they have done."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
8. Dahlin's hands
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
9. Various of evidence related to Dahlin, his organization's crimes

FILE: Beijing, China - 2015 (Exact Date Unknown)
10. Various of bookshelf, documents in Fengrui Law Firm

Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang, suspect (no full name given) (starting with shot 10, partially overlaid with shot 12):
"Now I've deeply realized that the organization has actually acted as a front line or pioneer station set by the anti-China forces in China. They mainly want to arrange some informers in China to learn about the social problems at the lowest or grass-roots level of the society. By either fabricating, distorting or processing the materials of the cases, they produce information that they want. Then the overseas organizations would make up so-called human rights reports by using such information, and they would blame or attack China's human rights system on the international political or economic arena. They organization provides materials for that."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
12. Wang's hands
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
13. Various of invoices, bankcards related to Dahlin, his organization's crime

++POLICE HANDOUT++
FILE: Beijing, China - Exact Date Unknown
14. Dahlin with police

++CCTV++
Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Jesper Dahlin, suspect accused of jeopardizing China's national security (partially overlaid with shot 16):
"I have no complaints to make. I think my treatment has been fair. My treatment has taken special circumstances into consideration, considering, for example, the unique medical condition. I've been given good food, plenty of sleep and I have suffered no mistreatment of any kind. And I've also been given the opportunity to meet with representatives from my embassy."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
++POLICE HANDOUT++
FILE: Beijing, China - Exact Date Unknown
16. Dahlin with police
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
17. Dahlin with police
18. Documents in Dahlin's place

++CCTV++
Beijing, China - Jan 18, 2016
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Jesper Dahlin, suspect accused of jeopardizing China's national security:
"I violated China's law through my activities here and I've caused harm to the Chinese government. I've hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. I apologize sincerely for this and I'm very sorry that this ever happened."
20. Various of records, invoices related to Dahlin, his organization's crime

Chinese authorities announced on Tuesday they have smashed an illegal organization that sponsored activities jeopardizing China's national security.

The suspects, including a Swedish national, have been subject to criminal coercive measures according to law.

According to a statement from Chinese police and national security authorities, the Swedish national, Peter Jesper Dahlin, and some other people had operated an unregistered "China emergency rights aid group" on China's mainland, and had received huge amounts of money from seven overseas organizations that worked out plans about their activities.

Dahlin was also connected to Fengrui Law Firm, which had organized paid protests as the police uncovered last year.

Dahlin and Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer with Fengrui, co-founded "Joint Development Institute Limited" (JDI) in Hong Kong in August 2009. The so-called "China emergency rights aid group" is actually an operating body of JDI on the Chinese mainland.

The police said the organization hired and trained others to gather, fabricate and distort information about China, providing "China's human rights report" to overseas organizations.

"During the training, they would collect information on cases of some complainers or relocated households and also inquire them about other similar cases they knew. Then they would compile these cases together. After distorting, smearing or even fabricating information based on the cases, they would send it to overseas anti-China forces," a member of the organization surnamed Wang told China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday.

JDI also organized others to intervene in social hot issues and sensitive cases, deliberately aggravating otherwise not serious disputes and inciting the masses to fight against the government to manufacture group events, according to the police.

The organization also provided funds for Xing Qingxian, who has been accused of illegally assisting the son of Wang Yu, another Fengrui lawyer, to illegally cross the Chinese border.

"We have been made aware, becoming aware, that certain people that we have supported at one time or another, have gone on to do acts in clear violation of the law. And we know that in some cases, such as Su Changlan or Xing Qingxian, there have been very serious crimes. And we are also aware that it also means that we as an organization become criminally liable for the things that they have done," said Dahlin in an interview with CCTV on Monday.

Dahlin has confessed that all of the "China's human rights reports" were compiled via online research and could not reflect reality. He said he couldn't guarantee the authenticity of the cases since he didn't see them by himself.

The statement cited Dahlin's confession as saying that an unspecified foreign NGO had explicitly asked JDI to file no less than 96 lawsuits against the Chinese government each year.

The NGO also asked JDI to help train civil lawyers, each of whom would be paid 3,000 yuan (456 U.S. dollars) per month. While for practicing lawyers like Wang Quanzhang, JDI would pay them 5,000 yuan and give them 20,000 yuan for each case against the Chinese government, Dahlin said.

"Now I've deeply realized that the organization has actually acted as a front line or pioneer station set by the anti-China forces in China. They mainly want to arrange some informers in China to learn about the social problems at the lowest or grass-roots level of the society. By either fabricating, distorting or processing the materials of the cases, they produce information that they want. Then the overseas organizations would make up so-called human rights reports by using such information, and they would blame or attack China's human rights system on the international political or economic arena. They organization provides materials for that," JDI member Wang told CCTV.

Wang and another member of JDI surnamed Xing also confessed that they were tasked with organizing forces in China, fanning anti-government and anti-Party sentiment, and deceiving people to subvert the government and disrupt public order, thus, changing the social system of China.

The police have uncovered that the organization received nearly 10 million yuan from overseas in recent years, yet nearly half of the money was pocketed by Dahlin and his men through false salary receipts and other claims.

The Swedish national was detained on Jan. 3 over charges of funding activities threatening China's national security. He was later placed under residential surveillance. The police said his right to a consular visit was granted on Jan. 16, when Swedish diplomats met with him.

"I have no complaints to make. I think my treatment has been fair. My treatment has taken special circumstances into consideration, considering, for example, the unique medical condition. I've been given good food, plenty of sleep and I have suffered no mistreatment of any kind. And I've also been given the opportunity to meet with representatives from my embassy," Dahlin told CCTV.

"I violated China's law through my activities here and I've caused harm to the Chinese government. I've hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. I apologize sincerely for this and I'm very sorry that this ever happened," Dahlin said in front of the camera.

The case is under further investigation.

ID : 8011323

Published : 2016-01-20 19:02

Last Modified : 2017-12-21 21:06:00

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)/Police Handout

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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