Falun Gong Practitioners in France File Lawsuit Against Wang Yunkun, Jilin Provincial CCP Committee Secretary
(Clearwisdom.net) In the afternoon of June 8, 2005, the French Falun Dafa Association filed a lawsuit with the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris on behalf of Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Ming, who is currently living in Ireland. The defendant in the lawsuit is Wang Yunkun, Jilin Provincial CCP Committee Secretary, who was attending Automotive Meetings held by CNIT, La-Défense. The lawsuit cites the brutal tortures Zhao Ming was subjected to in Jilin Province and other parts of China because of his practice of Falun Gong. Documents submitted along with the lawsuit state the scope and extent of the persecution of Falun Gong in Jilin Province and in other parts of Mainland China. The court accepted the documents.
Jilin Province is one of the worst provinces in China in terms of the severity of the persecution. As provincial CCP Committee Secretary, Wang Yunkun personally organized the persecution in Jilin Province. As of June 9, 2005, it was verified that 301 practitioners were tortured to death in Jilin Province, which ranks number four among the 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomic regions. Eight practitioners were tortured to death following the incident of broadcasting truth clarification videos on a Changchun cable network. The persecution in Jilin Province is carried out under orders from the Jilin Provincial CCP Committee. Wang Yunkun was in office as Secretary of the Jilin Provincial CCP Committee and a member of the 15th CCP Central Committee during that aspect of the persecution. He promoted the persecution at numerous occasions and on CCP-controlled media, therefore making him a responsible party to the persecution of Falun Gong in Jilin Province and the country in general.
In the afternoon of June 9, 2005, the French public prosecutor said that he would conduct an investigation regarding this case.
On June 9, some practitioners held a peaceful protest at the square outside CNIT to expose the brutal persecution and to demand legal punishment for Wang Yunkun.