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Thursday, 29 July, 1999, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK
Wanted: Li Hongzhi

The text of the Public Security Ministry "wanted circular" ordering the arrest of Falun Gong leader Li Hongzhi, as carried the official Chinese news agency Xinhua:

Wanted circular No. 1999-0102 of the PRC Public Security Ministry.

Public security departments and bureaus of various provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the central government:

  • Li Hongzhi organised and made use of the "Falun Dafa Research Society" and the Falun Gong organisation under his control to spread superstition and fallacies to deceive people, resulting in the deaths of practitioners.

  • He also organised and plotted gatherings, demonstrations, and other activities to disturb public order without applying for permission according to law, and is thus suspected of having committed the crime of disturbing public order.

  • With the approval of the Beijing Municipal People's Procuratorate for his arrest, he is hereby listed as wanted.

  • Li Hongzhi, male, originally named Li Lai, Han nationality, was born in Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province on 7 July 1952. He has a junior high school education.

  • His original home address was: No. 12, Jingan Street, Luyuan District, Changchun City, Jilin Province.

  • He is now residing in the United States.

  • His identity card number is 220104520707361, his Chinese passport number is 140522510, and the number of his visa for reentry into the United States is C001106787.

  • He is about 1.78 metres tall and of a heavy build, with slanted eyebrows and single-fold eyelids.

  • He speaks putonghua with a northeastern accent.

Public security departments in all localities and all border checkpoints are requested to make arrangements to track him down and arrest him once they have received this wanted circular.

29 July 1999

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