Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on September 27, 2015
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners are now exercising their legal right to sue Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution of Falun Gong and causing them great harm and tremendous suffering during the past 16 years. The number of lawsuits being filed against the former Chinese dictator continues to rise.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some of the practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on September 27, 2015.
These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, as of a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.
1: Ms. Tang Cuihong (唐翠红)
Profession: Civil servantHometown: An'lu City, Hubei ProvinceDate filed: July 20, 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Tang was first arrested in Beijing on October 13, 2000, when she went to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. She was detained for 17 days. The police extorted 8,000 yuan from her family before releasing her.
In March 2001, Ms. Tang was taken to a brainwashing center and later sent to Xiaogan Mental Hospital. While in the hospital, she was injected with and forced to take unknown drugs.
One time when her family was visiting her, her little boy thought that she would be able to go home if she took the drug. Desperate for her to go home with him, he swallowed the drug himself. The boy had to have his stomach pumped. Ms. Tang was released after over 20 days in the mental hospital. By then she had developed hyperthyroidism, swelling, and suffered memory loss.
Ms. Tang was also demoted at work. Officials continue to harass her at home and at work.
Current Circumstances: Ms. Tang works at Lidian Township Finance Department.
2: Ms. Bian Lianzhu (卞兰柱)
Profession: Retired Principal Engineer, Environmental Protection Monitoring Station of Hebei ProvinceHometown: Shijiazhuang, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: July 30, 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Bian started practicing Falun Gong in May 1995. Since the persecution began, she had been detained four times for appealing for the right to practice Falun Gong and for telling people about the persecution.
She was first arrested in December 2000. She was detained for over 10 days and fined 10,000 yuan.
In the winter of 2001, she was arrested for handing out flyers about the persecution. She was detained for over 10 days and fined 2,000 yuan.
She was sent to a brainwashing center in January 2002. She was monitored 24/7 and forced to watch videos that defame Falun Gong. Her employer also withheld 5,000 from her salary.
She was again arrested in 2009. Her home was illegally searched and ransacked. Police extorted 3,000 yuan from her family before releasing her.
Current Circumstances: She is free at home.
3: Practitioner Ms. Xu Wei (徐伟)
Profession: Staff member of the Beijing MuseumHometown: BeijingDate filed: July 4, 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Xu Wei was arrested seven times between 1999 to 2001; she was held at prison from June 2005 to October 2006, then again from September 2009 to January 2012. During her incarceration, she was deprived of sleep and use of the restroom, subjected to cold and starved, and forced to do hard labor. Her appeal letter and letters to/from her family were all withheld by prison police.
Because she refused to give up her belief in Falun Gong, Ms. Xu was not allowed to go back to work after she was released from prison. She is still being constantly monitored and harassed by local police.
Although her older brother does not practice Falun Gong, he was held in a detention center for over 40 days because of the CCP's implication policy. He was later fired from his job, forced to vacate his apartment, and ended up divorced as a result.
Ms. Xu's father has been living in fear for the past 16 years. He dares not speak loudly at home. Noises on the staircase and someone knocking on the door frighten him. Neighborhood committee members ask him where his daughter is, which makes him extremely nervous.
Current Circumstances: Ms. Xu is not allowed to return to her job and has no income.
Related Report: Practitioner Xu Wei Arrested and Detained
4: Practitioner Mr. Lin Hongfei (林鸿飞)
Profession: Civil Servant at Property Tax Bureau of Dehui CityHometown: Dehui, Jilin ProvinceDate filed: June 8, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Lin was arrested four times and sentenced to prison twice. He was first arrested in November 2000 for appealing on behalf of Falun Gong, then again in December 2001.
He was arrested and sent to Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in June 2002 for 2 years. He went on a hunger strike to protest the abuse, and was force-fed at the prison hospital.
In 2003, Mr. Lin was arrested in Harbin City. The police beat him with rubber batons and shocked him with a taser gun on his hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouth, and private parts. They also instructed other inmates to torture him, including burning his ears with a lighter, force-feeding him with salt water, and soaking him with cold water. Later he was sentenced to four years to Jilin Prison, where he was tortured.
Mr. Li was once restrained in bed for 37 days straight. His buttocks festered, and prison guards instructed inmates to put cigarettes in his nose, put salt on his open wounds, and hit his toes with a metal stick. When he went on a hunger strike to protest, he was force-fed with concentrated salt water. He barely survived.
In addition, his family became a target for extortion after Mr. Lin was arrested. His father developed diabetes due to the stress and died.
Current Circumstances: Working as a salesperson
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In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners during the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.
Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.