(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners are now exercising their legal right to sue Jiang Zemin for instigating the persecution of Falun Gong and causing them great harm and tremendous suffering during the past 16 years. The number of lawsuits being filed continues to climb.
The Minghui website receives copies of these criminal complaints from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of four practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on October 13, 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.
The lawsuits highlighted below were filed by a teacher, two business owners, and a farmer.
They mentioned how they became free of illness and improved their tempers after practicing Falun Gong, only be be brutally tortured after Jiang Zemin launched the persecution in 1999. Eight of Mr. Xin Baodong's ribs were broken in only 9 days due to brutal beatings. Mr. Chen Hengzhong described the suffering he endured as “unimaginable.”
Profession: Mathematics teacherHometown: BeijingDate filed: August 2, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Li Lanqiang was held in a forced labor camp twice, in a detention center once, and in a brainwashing center once. His home was ransacked.
His wife divorced him out fear of being implicated. His elderly father passed away due to the mental pressure. His school fired him because of his belief.
He was first arrested right after July 20, 1999, at Tiananmen Square. A plainclothes policeman asked him if he was a Falun Gong practitioner. When he said he was, he was detained for 15 days.
In December 2001, he was taken to a brainwashing center, not allowed to use the restroom, and detained for 20 days.
In February 2002, the police ransacked his home and later detained him for 1.5 years.
In October 2004, he was arrested again because he had several DVD's about Falun Gong. That time he was detained in forced labor camp for two and a half years.
In the forced labor camp, he was monitored closely by other detainees, not given enough food, and not allowed to use the restroom. He was forced to sit on a small stool for over 10 hours a day, motionless. Three detainees surrounded him so that he couldn't move.
Current Situation: Mr. Li Lanqiang lost his teaching job.Complaint in Chinese
Profession: Business ownersHometown: Sanhe City, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: October 11, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Xin Baodong and his wife Ms. Gao Shuying have spent the past 16 years in and out of police stations, detention centers, brainwashing centers, and forced labor camps. They were held in detention centers 18 times and their home was ransacked each time. They were also taken to four different brainwashing centers.
Mr. Xin was detained in forced labor camps three times for a total of 4.5 years. Ms. Gao was detained in forced labor camps twice for a total of 3.5 years.
While Mr. Xin was detained in the Sanhe City Detention Center, a guard instigated detainees to beat him, breaking eight of his ribs in only 9 days.
Their two children were followed, monitored, and harassed starting from their elementary school days. Both the children applied and were qualified to enter a highly touted high school, but were not admitted.
They were forced to close down their business. Mr. Xin's parents passed away due to the stress.
The couple's latest arrest occurred on July 25, 2012. They were each taken to a forced labor camp for 1.5 years. Mr. Xin was taken to Kaiping Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City, Hebei Province.
In the camp, the guards ordered two detainees to monitor him closely. They used electric batons to shock him, forced him to sit still on a small stool every day, and allowed him only a couple of hours of sleep each night. One time he was deprived of sleep for three days.
Every time the couple was arrested, the police made every effort to send them to a labor camp, thanks to the monetary incentive. The police station was given 800 yuan (about $130) for each practitioner sent to forced labor.
Current Situation: They have been released, but the whole family is still being monitored by the police.
Profession: FarmerHometown: Wangmugong Development Zone, Qingzhou City, Guangdong ProvinceDate filed: July 4, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Chen Hengzhong was arrested twice and detained in forced labor camps twice for a total of 4 years. His home was ransacked twice.
The police have harassed Mr. Chen's family repeatedly since 2007, putting them in a state of near-constant fear. Countless "fines" have left him in financial difficulties.
From May 2004 to May 2007 he was held in Changle Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province. He was allowed only three hours of sleep a day, not allowed family visits, and forced to lower his head as he walked. He did hard labor 10 hours a day.
From July 2010 to July 2011 he was held in the labor camp again. He was not allowed to make phone calls to his family. His drinking water and use of the restroom were restricted.
He was never given any release documents when he was let out of the labor camps, because the authorities didn't want him to have any evidence that he had been persecuted.
His older daughter couldn't find a job after graduating from college because of his Falun Gong background. His little daughter was often forced to sign documents that defamed Falun Gong when she studied in middle school.
Current Situation: Mr. Chen can't work due to ill health after being persecuted.
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 over 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.