Widow of Deceased Professor Sues Former Chinese Dictator for Husband's Torture Death
(Minghui.org) A pediatrician has filed criminal charges against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin with the Supreme People's Procuratorate, asking that the Supreme People's Court hold Jiang responsible for ordering the persecution of Falun Gong and causing her husband's death from torture, as well as her own suffering.
Dr. Tang Zhilan, former pediatrician at Nanjing Children's Hospital, was illegally detained for seven months and twice tortured in brainwashing centers during the past 16 years, all because she practices Falun Gong. Her health has deteriorated as a result.
Dr. Tang's husband Mr. Wang Zaiyuan, died in June 2008 after being tortured in a forced labor camp for two years, also for practicing Falun Gong. Mr. Wang was a retired professor from Nanjing University. Before he passed away, police had arrested him three times, and held him in brainwashing centers twice, attempting to force him to renounce his belief.
Frequently harassed and threatened by the communist authorities, Dr. Tang's children fear that their mother may be arrested again.
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.