Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on October 30-31, 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 October 30-31, 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.
Sentenced to Forced Labor, Detention Centers and Tortured
A lecturer was fired from his job, sentenced to forced labor, as well as imprisoned in prisons and detention centers.
A deputy director was imprisoned in detention centers and a forced labor camp. He was demoted and his wage decreased.
Mr. Song Jianguo (宋建国)
Profession: LecturerHometown: Sanhe City, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: September 28, 2015
Key FactsMr. Song was sentenced to a forced labor camp twice, to a total of five years and nine months. In addition, he was held in a detention center, brainwashing center and in police stations more than 15 times. Government agents used a variety of torture methods to try to make him give up his belief.
He was arrested in August 1999 and fired by his employer in 2000 for refusing to give up his belief. He escaped from the police station after the 2001 New Year, and had to leave his home for two years to avoid being arrested.
The authorities caught up with him in 2003, and he was taken to a brainwashing center in Beijing for nine months. He was beaten, tortured with the death bed method and deprived of sleep. Then, he was sentenced to three years of forced labor. He was released on medical parole when he became critically ill in June 2004.
Mr. Song was taken to a forced labor camp in 2007. He was bound with ropes and shocked with six electric batons, which left scars all over his body.
His family suffered because of the persecution. His mother was traumatized and developed a heart problem. His wife was denied a promotion and his daughter was frightened by the police raids, affecting her school performance.
Mr. Mu Defu (穆德富)
Profession: Deputy directorHometown: Jidong County, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: September 21, 2015
Key FactsMr. Mu was held in the Jixi City No. 2 Detention Center for 66 days, starting in December 2000. His home was ransacked and two computers were confiscated.
He was demoted from the post of deputy director in 2001, and his wage dropped to 700 yuan from 1,200 yuan.
He was given two years of forced labor in 2003. In the forced labor camp he was tortured and subjected to brainwashing.
His identity card was confiscated by officers in 2006, which prevented him from any travel. Officers ransacked his home on and off, which interfered with his family life. His wife was traumatized by the police harassment and suffers panic attacks. The stress also took a toll on her health, and she developed a heart problem.
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.