Chinese Citizens Welcome Lawsuits Against Former Dictator Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) Chinese citizens have spoken out in support of bringing to justice the chief perpetrator of the persecution of Falun Gong. As of mid June 2015, nearly 10,000 criminal complaints against former dictator Jiang Zemin have been delivered to China's highest courts.
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. 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.
The vignettes below show Chinese citizens voicing their support for the current wave of lawsuits against Jiang.
Post Office Director: “The more complaints, the better!”
Several Falun Gong practitioners were at a post office in Liaoning Province. They told the staff members that they wanted to send their complaint to Beijing via EMS (Express Mail Service).
The practitioners also told the post office staff about the wave of lawsuits against Jiang, both inside and outside of China.
“You are welcome to mail your criminal complaints here. The more complaints, the better!” said the deputy director of the post office branch. “Jiang Zemin should have been brought to justice a long time ago!”
He processed the practitioners' mail very carefully and showed them how to write the mail order and how to track the mail. He also added insurance and said that the post office would compensate the sender 100 yuan if the mail were lost. He even reminded practitioners to drop off mail in the morning so that they wouldn't lose half a day in the delivery process.
One staff member at this post office called their headquarters and asked for guidance regarding handling practitioners' criminal complaints. The answer he got was, “Citizens have the right to send mail.”
Not all practitioners have been able to exercise this right, however; some were arrested at post offices when they tried to mail their complaints against Jiang.
“Jiang Zemin should have been sentenced long ago!”
A Falun Gong practitioner handed a “Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice” pamphlet to a woman on the street. The woman discarded it, and the pamphlet landed on the ground, face up.
As she read the title: “Bring... Jiang Zemin... to Justice!” she picked up the pamphlet, shook off the dust and said, “Great! Bring Jiang Zemin to justice. This is fantastic!”
“He should have been sentenced long ago!” she added.
“I'll set off firecrackers to celebrate Jiang's trial!”
A Falun Gong practitioner informed a taxi driver in northeastern China about the current wave of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin.
“This is great! He's so evil! Look what he has turned China into!” the man responded. “He has made China miserable. He should have been arrested a long time ago. On the day of his trial, I'll set off firecrackers to celebrate!”
The persecution of Falun Gong has led to the deaths of many 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.