80-Year-Old Veteran Sentenced to Reeducation through Labor


Liu Chunshan’s son, Liu Xuebo, had opened a scraps salvage station in Yingkou City, Liaoning. According to Liu Xuebo, a local police officer with the surname Liu visited the salvage station multiple times, saying that the iron that had been collected was stolen property, then confiscating it as well as levying a fine. He did not show any license, nor did he fill out a report after collecting the fines. Liu Xuebo was fined dozens of times, losing approximately 40,000-50,000 yuan.

“Then, he even stationed people at my gate as guards, and if people came to sell iron, they would immediately come to confiscate it and levy a fine,” Liu Xuebo said. “This police officer took the confiscated iron and sold it to another salvage station, and pocketed the fines and the profit from selling the iron,” Liu explained. Because of this, Liu filed a report, but there was no response. Liu went to Beijing many times to petition. In March of 2010, Liu Xuebo was arrested for going to Beijing to petition. Liu Chunshan, the 80-year-old veteran who had resisted the U.S. and aided North Korea, and who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, was indignant, and also went to Beijing to...

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