(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners held up banners in front of Sydney Town Hall on October 2, 2015, condemning former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for starting the persecution of the spiritual practice in China 16 years ago. Millions of practitioners have suffered unspoken loss from the harassment, torture, and organ harvesting from living practitioners during the persecution.

The practitioners collected petition signatures from passersby, to support the lawsuits against Jiang and to call for an immediate end to the forced organ harvesting.

Falun Gong practitioners in front of Sydney Town Hall collect signatures

“For Those Whose Human Rights Were Trampled Upon”

Has Albow and Mohd Swl are from the Middle East. They both signed the petition calling for an immediate end to organ harvesting from living practitioners.

Mohd said that they both came from an authoritarian country, “I can understand what is happening in China and how you feel.” “We all need freedom and human rights.”

Albow continued, “I heard that you are suing the former dictator, Jiang Zemin. I believe that you should very much sue him, for those whose human rights were trampled upon under his rule. We should do everything we can for human rights.”

Albow (left) and Mohd sign the petition

“This Should Stop Happening”

Michael McCabe signed the petition after reading the posters for a long time. “For many years I have seen you talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.” “I hope this is the last time I sign a petition, because this should stop happening.”

Michael McCabe reads the posters.

After Corinne heard about Falun Gong and the persecution, she said that suing Jiang was a must. “All dictators should be prosecuted. I will let more of my friends know about this so that they can sign the petition to help end the forced organ harvesting.”

Nehemiah Nyatnga is an anesthetist for organ transplant surgeries in a hospital in England. He read the posters and said, “Why is this still happening after so long? It's terrible.” He said he would share the information with his coworkers at the hospital.

Anesthetist Nehemiah Nyatnga

Put on Facebook to Let Friends Know

This was the first time Jessica and Rachel heard about organ harvesting. “This is unbelievable,” said the women, “We'll share this on our Facebook to let our friends know, so that they can sign the petition. We'll also watch the video to learn more about organ harvesting.”

Jessica and Rachel sign the petition to protest the persecution.

A young Chinese woman read the posters in Chinese and English. She then signed the petition. She was shocked to learn that over 180,000 people had filed lawsuits against Jiang in China. “Really? It just shows how evil Jiang is. You should sue him.”

She pointed at the posters and said that all the information on the persecution was banned in China. When the practitioners told her the extent of the persecution cruelty, she seemed very shocked. She said that she would try to find out more on the Internet.


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.