(Minghui.org) Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese communist regime, is being sued by 17 Falun Gong practitioners who are residents of Jilin City.

The individual criminal complaints, which were mailed by the practitioners to the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court, accuse Jiang Zemin of illegal arrests, imprisonment, torture, ransacking of homes, and breaking up families.

Key Facts

Ms. Sun Yan, 53, has been arrested four times, had her house ransacked, detained for over three months, taken for brainwashing, tortured, and harassed.

Mr. Wang Shimin has been arrested six times, sentenced to 12 years in prison, taken for brainwashing, and tortured. His wife divorced him, unable to handle the mental pressure.

Mr. Gao Hongcai and his wife Ms. Ren Shirong were arrested many times, sentenced to forced labor twice, and taken for brainwashing.

Mr. Bai He, former Jilin military officer, was monitored by his workplace for a year, arrested many times, sentenced to one year of forced labor, taken for brainwashing, and tortured.

Ms. Jiang Ruihua, a resident of the Fengman District, was arrested, detained for more than a month, and subsequently imprisoned in the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun for three years.

Ms. Liu was arrested and detained by police, for going to Beijing to petition for the right to practice Falun Gong.

Ms. Song Xiuzhi was arrested, sentenced to three years of forced labor, harassed, forced to pay illegal fines, and taken to a brainwashing center several times. She is still being monitored by police around the clock.

Mr. Li Zaisheng, in his seventies, was arrested, held in a dark cell at the local police station, sentenced to one year of forced labor, taken to a brainwashing center, tortured, and deprived of food and water for two days.

Ms. Li Fengzhen, in her seventies, is still being monitored around the clock, since the onset of the persecution.

Ms. Yu Yuelan was arrested many times, taken for brainwashing twice, and had her home ransacked.

Mr. Wang Dagong was arrested four times and imprisoned in the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp in Jiutai, Jilin City.

The following practitioners also submitted criminal complaints: Mr. Gao Huijie, Ms. Ma Li, Ms. Yang Xiuyan, Ms. Liu Chun, and Ms. Xu Fenglan.


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.