Safeguarding Our Rights as Citizens While Facing Pressure for Suing Jiang
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners were recently detained or fined by police for filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Jiang Zemin initiated the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. He abused his power to orchestrate it. From the experience sharing articles I have read, the majority of practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate interference and took the opportunity to educate police officers about the persecution. Some practitioners went to legal departments and applied for administrative reviews. Some went to courts and filed appeals to request revocation of the illegal police actions. They also demanded economic compensation. These practitioners exposed the persecution and raised awareness of it on a large scale through means that the public can understand.
Many people don't know that the Party deprives practitioners of their rights and persecute them without following any legal procedures. Everyday people go to the police or file a case in court when their personal interests are infringed upon. If we send forth righteous thoughts and explain the facts to the police only when we are persecuted, with the current situation in society, the public may not understand us. Some people may even think, “You Falun Gong practitioners might really be doing illegal things. If you are not doing anything wrong, why do you keep silent and not safeguard your rights using legal procedures when so many of you are arrested?”
Because the persecution in China is less severe in some places, it is time for practitioners to safeguard their rights as citizens by using the law. Fellow practitioners who were detained can apply for administrative review by the same level government's legal office. Or, practitioners can file an appeal in court to demand revocation of illegal administrative detentions and request economic compensation.
The repercussions we face after we file a lawsuit against Jiang provide a good opportunity for us to contact more government officials and staff to explain the persecution and save more people. They should accept our appeals because it is their job.
Many fellow practitioners have not taken any action after being persecuted for filing a criminal complaint against Jiang. I think its partly because some practitioners do not know the law, and some have a mentality of fear. In reality, we have nothing to fear. We do not commit burglary, robbery, bribery, or involve ourselves in corruption. We follow Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to be good people.
We are Falun Gong practitioners. Master Li safeguards us. If we have righteous thoughts, no one can harm us. Fear is an attachment. If we do not let go of fear, the old forces can take advantage of our loophole to create trouble or tribulations. I have experienced living in a forced labor camp. When I had strong righteous thoughts and had no attachment to life or death, the camp guards would speak gently to me. The evilness and terror of the labor camps are beyond words. However, we overcome the various tribulations through steadfast belief in Dafa.
Fa-rectification has progressed to this point today, and the evil forces in other dimensions are less and less. We cannot passively bear the persecution. We are Dafa practitioners with the mission to save sentient beings. The world's people are waiting for us to save them. Wherever we go, our purpose is to raise awareness and save people with compassion. In doing so, we should have righteous thoughts and eliminate our human attachments, including fear, resentment, desire for revenge, and anger. We can raise our xinxing to new realms through this process.