Friends of Falun Gong Australia Issues Press Release on Lawsuit Against Jiang (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net, Aug. 18, 2003) On Aug. 14, Friends of Falun Gong Australia issued a press release about artist Zhang Cuiying's lawsuit against former Chinese Communist Party Secretary General Jiang Zemin.
The public announcement mentioned that eminent human rights lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson, would help the Australian citizen who was tortured in China bring the lawsuit to the United Nations and the International Court.
Last week, Ms. Zhang's legal team - Nyst Lawyers and the UK-based Mr. Robertson, one of the chief judges of the United Nation's War Crimes Court, had a discussion on the Gold Coast. Mr. Robertson was not only very interested in this lawsuit, but also promised to prosecute the case through a number of international channels.
The action will be against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party Secretary General for his role in the large-scale persecution of Falun Gong, which caused human rights violations against Ms. Zhang.
Mr. Robertson and Mr. Nyst are finalizing a petition against Jiang Zemin and plan to personally lodge it with the Human Rights Commission within the United Nation in New York.
They are also planning a parallel action in the International Court of Justice citing a breach of an international convention of which China is a signatory. Jiang has been widely prosecuted overseas for his persecution of Falun Gong.
In an interview with an NTDTV reporter, Mr. Nyst said, "The Zhang case is a very poignant example of what has happened to many people in China. She has been mistreated and suffered a great injustice and it is the duty of lawyers to take up such cases. Securing someone of the stature of Geoffrey Robertson, one of the world's eminent persons in the field of human and civil rights, to champion our case is a great coup."
Mr Nyst stressed that Ms Zhang's case is very strong and should bring a voice to all Falun Gong practitioners around the world. "We have devised a number of strategies we believe will get the world's attention on the injustices suffered by Ms Zhang and other practitioners."