Notice Concerning Preserving and Dealing with Obscene Goods

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[83] GFZ 165

All provincial, municipal and autonomous region public security offices and bureaus, railway, traffic and civil aviation public security bureaus:

In recent years, and especially since strictly attacking criminal activities, all levels’ public security organs have banned and captured a large batch of obscene books, pictorials, pictures, audio recordings, video recordings, film tapes and obscene goods. The majority of public security organs have conducted strict preservation of these captured goods, and have disposed of them timely and according to regulations. But it has also emerged that there are some work units that do not manage strictly, and a few people even disseminate and spread the, creating a very bad influence. It should be seriously pointed out that the dissemination of this sort of goods is an important aspect of spiritual pollution at present, its danger is sufficient to bring calamity to the country and the people. On the basis of the spirit of the Central Discipline Inspection Committee “Notice Concerning Thoroughly Suppressing the Dissemination of Obscene Video and Books Causing Promiscuous Activities” of 6 December, all levels’ public security organs must realistically strengthen management over captured obscene goods, and it is strictly prohibited to disseminate or spread them.

I, Obscene goods captured by all levels’ public security organs are to be managed uniformly by public security departments. A leader must be personally responsible for this sort of already captured product, and earnestly conduct a one-time complete clean-up. District, city and county public security organs and public order departments are responsible to collect all obscene goods cleaned up by professional departments and public security stations, and after registration and listing, they shall be completely sealed up and submitted to the provincial-level public security organ public order department for processing. From now on, it is not permitted for any district, city or county public security organ and public security station to preserve samples, and they may also not destroy them on their own accord.

II, The above provision is also implemented for all obscene products captured by railway, traffic and civil aviation system public security organs and internal work units’ security departments, being to completely submit them to the county or city public security organ of the locality concerned according to regulations for uniform processing.

III, Obscene goods tracked down during case handling, are to be strictly taken care of by a specialist appointed by the case-handling work unit, during the preliminary period of the case, it is not permitted to pass them on to the case handling personnel to watch them, and it is certainly not allowed to give them to persons having nothing to do with it to watch them. After the conclusion of the case, they are submitted to county or city public security bureau public order departments for processing according to regulations.

IV, Provincial, city and autonomous region public security offices and public order departments, must register submitted obscene product into a categorized registration catalogue, apart from selecting one item of each category and preserve them as specimens, the other goods must be completely destroyed at regular intervals under the supervision of the discipline inspection departments. A special file must be made for preserved specimens, to be taken care of strictly and appropriately by a special person in a special counter, and the catalogue of specimens is to be reported to the 3rd bureau of the Ministry of Public Security for filing. When specimens need to be collected, it must be approved by the controlling office or bureau head, without approval, no person may collect them.

V, All levels’ public security organs’ leading comrades must give high regard to preservation and handling work of obscene goods. For the preservation of this category of goods, a two-person responsibility system must be implemented, and old comrades with good ideology, a good work style and a strong sense of responsibility must be appointed to be responsible for it, earnestly implement the management system and appropriately take care of matters. Unauthorized personnel may without exception not come into contact with this sort of goods. Henceforth, when all those considered as preserving personnel disseminate or privately preserve obscene goods, the responsibility of the party concerned must be investigated, and they must be subject to Party discipline or administrative discipline punishment, or even criminal punishment according to the gravity of the circumstances. Where it concerns neglect op leadership duties, the responsibility of the leading person is investigated at the same time. Please write a report on the implementation situation of this Notice before the end of February 1984, and submit it to the provincial, municipal or autonomous region Party Committee, government and the Ministry of Public Security.

公安部关于收管处理淫秽物品的通知

[83]公发治165号

各省、市、自治区公安厅、局,铁道、交通、民航公安局:

近年来,特别是严厉打击刑事犯罪活动以来,各级公安机关查禁收缴了一大批淫秽书刊、画报、图照、录音、录像、影片和诲淫性物品。对收缴的这类物品,多数公安机关进行了严格保管,并按规定及时作了处理。但也发现有些单位管理不严,个别人甚至传播扩散,造成很坏影响。应当严肃指出,这类物品的传播,是当前精神污染的一个重要方面,其危害足以祸国殃民。根据中央纪委今年十二月六日《关于彻底查禁传播淫秽录像图书制造淫乱活动的通知》精神,各级公安机关对收缴的淫秽物品必须切实加强管理,严禁传播扩散。

一、各级公安机关收缴的淫秽物品,统一由治安部门管理。对已收缴起来的这类物品,要由一名领导亲自负责,认真地进行一次全面清理。各业务部门和公安派出所清理出来的淫秽物品,由地、市、县公安机治安关部门负责集中,登记造册后,全部密封上交省级公安机关治安部门处理。今后,各地、市、县公安机关和公安派出所不准留存样品,也不得自行销毁。

二、铁道、交通、民航系统公安机关和内部单位保卫部门收缴的淫秽物品,也按上述规定执行,即全部交所在地县、市公安机关按规定统一处理。

三、办案中查获的淫秽物品,在案件预审期间,由办案单位指定专人严格保管,不准在办案人员中传看,更不准给无关人员传看。案件审结后,交县、市公安局治安部门按规定处理。

四、省、市、自治区公安厅、局治安部门,对上交的淫秽物品,要逐件分类登记目录,除选择每种一件留作样品外,其余实物要在纪检部门的监督下,定期全部销毁。留存的样品,要作为特殊档案,由专人专柜严格妥善保管,并将样品目录报送公安部三局备案。需要提取样品时,必须经主管厅、局长批准,未经批准,任何人不准提取。

五、各级公安机关的领导同志,要高度重视对淫秽物品的收管处理工作。收管这类物品要实行双人负责制,指定思想好、作风好、责任心强的老同志负责,认真执行管理制度,妥善保管。无关人员一律不准接触这类物品。今后,凡属保管人员传播、私留淫秽物品的,要追究当事人的责任,根据情节轻重,给予党纪、行政纪律处分,直至刑事处罚。属于领导失职的,同时追究领导人员的责任。本通知的贯彻执行情况,请于一九八四年二月底前写出报告,报送省、市、自治区党委、政府和公安部。

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