(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 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 profile two practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on October 28-29, 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. Wang Xueming had a bamboo stick driven through his left palm and his head shaved. His school and business were shut down, causing him a financial loss of over one million yuan. His wife was sentenced to four years and his father passed away the day of his latestarrest.
Ms. Lin Xiumei was on hunger strike to protest being detained indefinitely when she was force-fed and injected with unknown drugs. Afterward she had insomnia and was mentally disordered. After her latest arrest in August 2010, she was sentenced to seven years and is still being held in Heilongjiang Women's Prison. Her three-year-old son lives with his destitute grandmother. Her other family members were subjected to similar persecution.
Profession: Writer and educatorHometown: Bazhong City, Sichuan ProvinceDate filed: September 13, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Wang Kueming, also known as Yun Xiao, was first arrested in Beijing on December 19, 1999, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Detained for 40 days, Mr. Wang was handcuffed, beaten, and had his head shaved like a criminal. His sister had to pay 5,000 yuan to get him out. After his release, he was fined 10,000 yuan by his school and lost his job.
Mr. Wang was illegally arrested again and taken to Longquanyu Detention Center on December 12, 2001. He endured brutal persecution in the detention center. He was stripped naked and doused with freezing cold water in the winter. A sharp bamboo stick was rammed through his left palm, and the left side of his face was burned with cigarette butts. He went on hunger strike to protest the torture and was force fed. He was severely beaten for refusing to do long hours of forced labor.
Mr. Wang was sentenced in August 2002 to three years in Yaan Prison, where he was forced to watch videos and read books that slandered Falun Gong. He was confined to a solitary room for organizing the inmates to protest the brainwashing. Manuscripts of unfinished novels written in Longquanyu Detention Center were confiscated and never returned. In 2003, his wife was arrested and sentenced to four years.
On October 27, 2011, Mr. Wang was again arrested for “operating an illegal business.” He was detained in two detention centers for one year. The school and printing shop that he established were shut down, equipment confiscated, and more than 6,000 copies of his monograph burned. He lost over one million yuan. Mr. Wang's father was sick at the time and passed away the very day he learned of his son's latest arrest.
Profession: UnknownHometown: Qingan County, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: July 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Lin Xiumei was held at her place of employment for one week by agents from the Qingan County 610 Office on July 22, 1999. To try to force her to give up Falun Gong, they made her grandmother kneel down in front of her. She was again arrested on October 30 and fined 750 yuan before being released.
Ms. Lin was arrested again on June 25, 2000, in Beijing for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was detained in Qingan County Detention Center for more than five months. To protest the illegal detention, Ms. Lin went on a hunger strike and was force-fed. She was also injected with unknown drugs and ended up with insomnia and mental disturbance.
On September 19, 2001, Ms. Lin was arrested and sent to Qiqihar Forced Labor Camp for two years. She was confined to solitary for refusing to package toxic pesticides. She was forced to stand and to sit on an iron chair with her legs shackled in the freezing cold. She became extremely frail and lost her job because of the arrest.
On May 11, 2005, Ms. Lin's home was ransacked by officers from Qingan County Police Department. They confiscated her computer, cell phones, and personal belongings. She was forced to leave home to avoid arrest.
Ms. Lin's latest arrest took place on August 3, 2010, four years after she was married. Her husband was also arrested. Valuable items and a bank deposit book worth 100,000 yuan were taken. On August 24, she was knocked out with a water bottle and injected with unknown drugs, which almost killed her.
On December 29, Ms. Lin was sentenced to seven years in Harbin Women's Prison, where she has been deprived of sleep, taking a shower, and clean clothes. After being beaten, having her fingers stabbed with toothpicks, and being forced to sit long hours on a small bench, she is now emaciated. She was also handcuffed and shackled in a dark solitary room. She was not given a blanket in the winter.
During a family visit in March 2015, Ms. Lin told them how she was being mistreated. After the visit, she was tortured so brutally that she passed out and lost two teeth.
Ms. Lin's three-year-old son has to live with her mother, who is very poor. Her siblings have also been persecuted. Her older sister was forced to divorce against her will. Her younger brother was illegally imprisoned for eight and a half years, and his wife was forced to have abortion and divorced him.
Current Circumstances: Ms. Lin Xiumei is still in prison.
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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.