Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on October 21, 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 is increasing.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some of these lawsuits that were received by Minghui on October 21, 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.
Mr. Cai Limin (蔡立民)
Hometown: Changchun City, Jilin ProvinceDate filed: August 29, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Cai Limin was incarcerated for six years because he practices Falun Gong. As a result of torture and starvation, he lost about 60 pounds and partial hearing for years.
The police in Gongzhuling City arrested Mr. Cai and several other practitioners on May 11, 2006, when they were distributing Falun Gong literature. As soon as Mr. Cai got to the police station, an officer slapped him so hard that he lost hearing in his right ear for three years.
The police beat him and confiscated his cash and personal belongings. He was transferred to the police department and subjected to more beatings. His left ear and lower back were injured. He developed fever and vomited blood as a result of the beatings.
On May 28 he was put in Gongzhuling Detention Center, where he was given little food and forced to glue artificial flowers for over 18 hours each day. He lost about 60 pounds in a few months.
In August 2008 the Gongzhuling Court sentenced him to six years in prison. He was fired from his job and lost his pay and bonus amounting to about $50,000 US. He was sent to Jilin Prison and continued to be tortured even though he was examined and found to have pneumonia and tuberculosis. He was put in an infectious disease ward for the next five years.
On May 11, 2012, the day Mr. Cai was scheduled to be released, agents from the 610 Office and the prison authorities seized him and tortured him in Siping Brainwashing Center for six more days.
Ms. Zhang Huiying (张惠英)
Profession: Retired from Air Force Command AcademyHometown: BeijingDate filed: August 30, 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Zhang was arrested in March 2000 and incarcerated at her workplace, the Air Force Command Academy. The authorities interrogated her for four days straight and put her in a dispatch center. She was about 60 years old at the time. They stripped her and hit her. They shredded her warm clothes, leaving her with only a pair of pants, cold and humiliated. Her use of the bathroom use was restricted, forcing her to live in filth.
In January 2001 she was transferred to Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. Again she was handcuffed wearing only a pair of pants and forced to stand in the freezing cold. The torture she endured included standing still for several days until her legs were swollen and stiff, being beaten, having her toilet use restricted, and 20 hours of hard labor each day.
Two years later after she was released, she realized that the Air Force had demoted her. The apartment the Air Force had leased to her was taken back, and her children were evicted. Her supervisors were punished because of her.
Current Circumstances: The academy's security department still restricts her freedom, especially on politically sensitive days.
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.