Seoul, Korea: Korean Falun Gong Practitioners File Lawsuit Charging Jiang Zemin and "610 Office" Head Luo Gan with Genocide (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the morning of December 26, 2003, the Korean Falun Dafa Association held a press conference in the Plaza Hotel of Seoul and announced that the Seoul Local Court had formally accepted the Genocide Lawsuit against Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan.
|Press conference in the Plaza Hotel||The lawsuit document to be submitted to the court||Reporters taking notes during the press conference|
In the opening remarks, Korean Falun Dafa Association Spokesman Mr. Wu said: "We welcome friends from all circles to attend this press conference. We also welcome officials from the Chinese Embassy and hope that you will take this opportunity to learn the truth about Falun Gong."
At 11am, the media and others in the audience watched "False Fire," a documentary film produced by New Tang Dynasty TV. This film analyzed the "Falun Gong Tiananmen Square Self-immolation" incident and highlighted its questionable points. From this analysis, this "Self-immolation" evidently was a staged event, fabricated by the Jiang regime to frame Falun Gong. On November 18, this film won a Certificate of Honorable Mention at the 51st Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
After this program, Mr. Wu gave an introduction of Falun Gong's spread since 1992 and the Jiang regime's persecution of Falun Gong since 1999. He also talked about the worldwide joint effort "Global Committee to Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice." To date, Jiang and his accomplices have been sued in many countries of North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
This lawsuit is based on the UN "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide" which the Korean government approved on December 22 1951. Although the lawsuit against Jiang and Luo was just launched recently, it has won broad support in legal circles, with over187 lawyers signing to support it in less than 3 days. Mr. Wu said: "No matter how difficult it is, Falun Gong practitioners will work with all kind-hearted people to bring Jiang Zemin and his accomplices to justice. We are convinced that Justice will prevail and evil will be defeated."
At the end of this press conference, on behalf of all Falun Gong practitioners in Korea, the head of the Korean Falun Dafa Association Mr. Quan Hongda announced the filing of a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin and head of "610 Office" Luo Gan on charges of genocide. The first step of the lawsuit had been fulfilled. He also showed the audience a lawsuit acceptance document issued by the court. He and one of the plaintiff, Ms. Shu Zhang, as well as related personnel working in legal circles then answered questions from reporters.
Many media such as the Korean Herald, Seoul Economics, World Daily, Korean Daily News, Religious News and Net News, as well as personnel from the legal field, plaintiffs and witnesses, attended the press conference. Two officials from the Chinese Embassy also attended.