May 30, 2002 - Lan Lijun, the Former General in Charge of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, is Served With Summons in Washington, DC

The lawsuit states that three of Mainland China's state agencies have been depriving United States citizens and residents who practice Falun Gong of their constitution rights. The lawsuit makes use of the "US Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)." According to the treaty between China and the United States, the attorney representing the Falun Gong practitioners in this case has now fulfilled the legal requirements of delivering the summonses to the three Mainland agencies.

During the past three years, the Jiang regime has been directing these three state agencies, the People's. Republic of China Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Public Security, and the China Central Television Network (CCTV), as well as its overseas embassies and consulates, to continuously utilize all governmental, organizational, diplomatic, commercial, and media resources to persecute overseas Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide. The persecution has affected many levels of various societies.

In April 2002, because of these criminal tactics, Falun Dafa practitioners in the United States filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Washington, DC. Based on the legal requirements of RICO, the complaint listed every major aspect of Jiang regime's crimes and requested justice and the rule of law.

Lan Lijun, the former general in charge of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, and the newly arrived Minister of Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, accepted the summonses for this case during a dinner party at a local restaurant in Washington. As one of the defendants in this case, Lan Lijun must answer for harassing local Falun Gong practitioners during normal social activities and for harassing local governments that issued or were considering issuing proclamations on behalf of Falun Gong.

Detailed information regarding this lawsuit is available at: http://flgjustice.org