(Minghui.org) Tens of thousands of people in China and around the world have recently filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former dictator of China.

These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, who are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, per a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.

However, practitioners in Miyi County, Sichuan Province have been harassed by police since August 2015 for suing Jiang.

The Supreme Procurator returned the complaints that practitioners filed, as well as a list of the filers' names to the Sichuan Province authorities, who then gave the complaints to Miyi County.

The police interrogated practitioners, forced them to give their fingerprints and sign statements that the police had prepared. The officers threatened to block their family members from the military, college, or employment if the practitioners did not sign.

The police also directly threatened some family members, telling them that they would be fired from their jobs. Out of fear, some family members then pressured practitioners to give up Falun Gong and to stop distributing information about the persecution.

The names of practitioners who had given their fingerprints and signed statements were put on a list of people who had agreed to withdraw their complaints.

As of now, there are at least 20 practitioners in Miyi who have been harassed, including Jiang Jun, Yang Xingguo, Wang Fuguo, Shen Dezhi, Wang Mingzhen, Ba Xiankun, Zhao Tiemei, Liu Tianyun, Wang Changrong, Xu Jiazhen, Jiang Yilan, Xu Jiashou, Wu Zeyu, Luo Banglin, Liu Tianmei, Xiong Xuecai, Gao Shengyuan, Zheng Fengneng and Cui Yingfeng.


In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other members of the Politburo Standing Committee and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.

The persecution has led to the deaths of countless Falun Gong practitioners over the past 16 years. Many have been killed so that their organs could be sold for transplant operations. More have been tortured for their belief. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.

Under his personal direction, the Communist regime established an extralegal security organization, called 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.

Jiang stepped down as head of the CCP in 2002, but he has exerted much power from the shadows through a network of officials he put in place.

Chinese law allows its citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising their legal right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.