Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Submitted to Minghui on September 26, 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 momentum of this new wave of lawsuits against the former Chinese dictator is on the rise.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some of the practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on September 26, 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.
Ms. Xie Xiulan was sent to a forced labor camp twice, for a total of more than four years. She was subjected to brutal torture, injected with unknown drugs, and was near death before her release.
High school teacher Mr. Wang Shifan was arrested multiple times and imprisoned twice. He was denied earned raises and promotions because of his belief. His wife, sister, and brother-in-law were also imprisoned.
Mr. Huang is suing on behalf of his wife, who is presently serving a three-year sentence. Mr. Huang suffers from diabetes and cannot care for himself. Despite his need, his application to bail out Mrs. Huang to care for him has been rejected.
Ms. Xie Xiulan (谢秀兰)
Profession: UnknownHometown: Dalian City, Liaoning ProvinceDate filed: July 14, 2015
Key FactsMs. Xie was sent to forced labor camps twice: in 2000 and 2005, and detained for four years and four months.
She was subjected to brutal torture including being confined to a small space, the death bed torture, sexual abuse, and injection of unknown drugs.
She became critically ill after torture. Her weight dropped from 51 kg (about 112 lbs) to 40 kg (about 88 lbs), and she developed symptoms of an ovarian tumor. She was released in July 2005, as camp authorities did not want to be responsible for her death in the labor camp.
Mr. Wang Shifan (王仕凡)
Profession: TeacherHometown: Cangxi County, Sichuan ProvinceDate filed: July 12, 2015
Key FactsMr. Wang was detained for 55 days in June 2000, again arrested in September 2000, and detained for 16 months. He resumed his work in February 2002, but was placed under strict surveillance at his school, and denied a raise and promotion.
Mr. Wang was arrested again in February 2006. Officers submitted fabricated evidence, and tortured him into stating that he printed Falun Gong informational materials. His wife, sister, and brother-in-law were arrested, bound, beaten, and paraded through the main streets of their town. His four- and five-year-old children were left in the care of elderly grandparents.
Mr. Wang was sent to Guangyuan Prison until November 2007. His wife and sister were sentenced to four-year prison terms; his brother-in-law was sentenced to a three-year prison term.
Mr. Wang was imprisoned a second time from 2010 to 2013. He was subjected to forced labor, deprived of sleep, and tortured in other ways.
Mr. Huang Jiaxiang (黄家祥)
Profession: Retired workerHometown: Kunming City, Yunnan ProvinceDate filed: July 22, 2015
Key FactsMr. Huang is suing on behalf of his wife, who has been imprisoned twice, for a total of seven years. Mr. Huang suffers from diabetes and cannot care for himself. His application to bail out Mrs. Huang to care for him was rejected.
Mrs. Huang was arrested in 2004, and her home ransacked. She was given four years of imprisonment, and her wages were suspended.
She was again arrested in September 2014, only a few days after her husband was discharged from the hospital. Mr. Huang required a caregiver, and submitted the application to bail her out, but it was rejected. Mrs. Huang was sentenced to three years in April 2015.
Current CircumstancesMrs. Huang remains in prison
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 in 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.