(Minghui.org) Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners from around the world joined the wave of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist regime. More than 160,000 criminal complaints were filed between the end of May and the end of August 2015, according to the Minghui website.
However, not all complainants have escaped the ensuing harassment, arrest, or detention. Ms. He Bo, a Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested on September 23, 2015, for filing criminal complaints against Jiang with the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Supreme People's Court.
Ms. He is a teacher at the No. 49 Middle School in Harbin City. The police intended to arrest her in June, but postponed it until the beginning of the new school year.
The school did not assign Ms. He a class at the start of the new school year, and she wondered why. To her surprise, she was arrested at the school gate when she arrived at work on September 23.
During the arrest, police pulled the buttons off her dress and removed her belt. They confiscated her personal belongings and took her to the Harbin No. 2 (Yaziquan) Detention Center.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, then head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has killed countless Falun Gong practitioners during the past 16 years. Many have been murdered for their organs. Others have been imprisoned and tortured for their belief. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of this brutal persecution.
Under Jiang's direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security force, the 610 Office, on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides the police and judicial system. The 610 Office carries out Jiang's directive to eradicate Falun Gong: ruin practitioners' 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 now allows citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.