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610 Office Document on Court Procedures for Falun Gong Cases

According to a reliable source, China’s 610 Office, specifically created to deal with Falun Gong, issued a top-secret document on how to manage the court trials of Falun Gong practitioners. The document has been sent to local public security bureaus, procuratorates, courts, judicial bureaus, and 610 offices. Highlights of the document are:
1. Get well prepared, including coordinating among all parties; get the family members of Falun Gong practitioners to cooperate; and carefully select the staff, time, and location (relatively isolated and far from downtown) for the court trial.
2. Control the court trial procedures and do not to leave any excuse for criticism, including that the procurator is not to debate on the nature of “Falun Gong” and the judge is not to let the defendant’s attorney debate.
3. Control the court’s security, including limiting the number of the defendant’s relatives attending the trial, and arrange trusted people from the street residence committee, policemen, and the 610 office staff to attend, so as to obtain a 2:1 majority.
4. Control the defendant’s relatives and social connections.

Source: A source in China who requires anonymity.