(Minghui.org) More than 180,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), between the end of May and September 22, 2015.
They urge the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Supreme People's Court to bring Jiang to justice for his abuses of power in orchestrating the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Copies of complaints from 17,935 people were submitted to the Minghui website between August 25 and September 22, 2015.
In total, copies of 153,853 complaints from 182,379 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members were submitted to the Minghui website between the end of May and September 22, 2015.
Despite retaliation and attempts by local authorities to stop practitioners from filing lawsuits, among the 153,853 cases received by the Minghui website, 95,999 cases from 115,384 people were confirmed to have been delivered to the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Court. This accounts for 62.4% of total complaints mailed.
Between August 25 and September 22, 2015, out of the 17,935 people who filed lawsuits against Jiang, 12,316 (68.7%) were successful in delivering their complaints to relevant authorities.
Among the plaintiffs, 2,054 are from Taiwan and 27 other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, France, Spain, Indonesia, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Peru, and Hungary.
The plaintiffs in China come from 33 provincial-level administrative divisions, including 22 provinces, 4 municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing), 5 autonomous regions (Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang), and 2 special administrative regions (Hong Kong, Macau).
The Chinese cities with the most plaintiffs taking legal action against the former Communist Party leader are listed below:
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.
Over the past 16 years, more than 3,800 Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed tortured to death. The actual toll is likely higher, because such information is tightly censored in China. 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.