Central News Agency: California Falun Gong Practitioners Support Suing Jiang with Action
(Clearwisdom.net) Central News Agency Report on May 14, 2004: In celebrating the 5th anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day, Falun Gong followers from Southern California teamed up with visiting practitioners from Northern California for the "All America Van Tour." They gathered today at Human Rights Square in front of Los Angles City Hall to support the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, as well as to demonstrate and display methods used by Jiang's group to torture Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Los Angles Falun Gong spokesperson, Mr. Michael Ye, indicated that in January of this year the case against Jiang Zemin was appealed to the US 7th Circuit Court, and according to the plaintiff lawyer Ms. Terri Marsh, the acceptance of this case itself shows that Jiang can not escape the punishment for his crime of genocide using his (political) title as a defense. Mr. Ye also pointed out that outside the US, international human rights lawyers in Germany, Belgium, and Australia have represented their local Falun Gong followers, and have already submitted criminal law suits against Jiang Zemin. Each country's court will have a hearing soon.
To support the appeal hearing for the US area lawsuit against Jiang on May 27, 2004 at the Chicago Circuit Court, the US west coast Falun Gong followers continued their second year of the "All America Van Tour." About twenty Falun Gong practitioners from San Francisco arrived in Los Angles on May 11, 2004. Tomorrow (May 15, 2004) they will be joined by the Southern California practitioners, and will continue the van tour through 20 US cities.
Mr. Ye said that on their van tour routes more and more Falun Gong practitioners will join in, and they expect to arrive in Chicago on May 27, 2004, just in time to support the federal court's hearing regarding the suit against Jiang Zemin for his cruel persecution and crimes against Falun Gong practitioners' human rights.