(Minghui.org) Ms. Jia Naizhi from Fushun City, Liaoning Province, filed a lawsuit against former dictator Jiang Zemin for ordering the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
She sent her complaint to the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate in Beijing on May 25 through both express mail and regular mail.
In her complaint, the 66-year-old woman accused Jiang of causing tremendous damage to her and her family over the past 16 years. Simply because she practiced Falun Gong, Ms. Jia was arrested six times and spent more than ten years in detention, during which time she was brutally tortured.
Her personal property was confiscated. Her mother, who has since passed away, missed her every day of her imprisonment. Her husband was forced to divorce her. Her child grew up without the care of a good mother.
Ms. Jia was once given less than 100 days to live after being diagnosed with a terminal disease, which caused severe muscular atrophy. But shortly after she took up the practice of Falun Gong in 1997, she not only survived but thrived.
When the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Jia wasted no time appealing for the practice that transformed her life. She arrived in Beijing two days later, only to be arrested in Tiananmen Square for telling people that the persecution is wrong.
Ms. Jia went to Beijing two more times, on March 2, 2000 and July 18, 2000. She was arrested and detained each time and subjected to brutal beatings and forced-feeding while detained.
She was arrested again on August 25, 2000 and sentenced to two years of forced labor. She was detained in the Wujiadianzi Forced Labor Camp first. Since she refused to renounce Falun Gong even after brutal beatings, Ms. Jia was transferred to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp on September 20, 2000, where she suffered long-term sleep deprivation, a hanging torture, and brutal forced-feeding.
She was arrested again on January 8, 2002 while appealing in Beijing and was detained at a brainwashing center for 15 days before being transferred to Fushun Labor Camp. In a subtle invitation to abuse female practitioners, guards kept her cell door open at night for a male inmate to “stand guard and keep watch” on her and other female practitioners.
Ms. Jia protested and asked that her cell door be kept closed at night for privacy to change and sleep. The guards responded to her request by ordering male inmates to tape her arms and legs to the wall, which forced her to stand for extended periods of time.
A guard named Liu Baocai stomped on and rolled her head around as if it was a ball. The torture made her pass out.
The Fushun police arrested Ms. Jia again on October 8, 2002. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison on May 29, 2003. She was detained in the Fushun Second Detention Center for more than three years. She was transferred to the Liaoning Women's Prison in 2007.
The guards there directed criminals to beat her and other practitioners. Drug addict Liu Yun and death row inmate Shi Liyan once hit her head repeatedly, causing profuse bleeding from her mouth and nose. Another beating broke a rib and caused her to lose consciousness.
These accounts are just a small portion of the torture endured by Ms. Jia. She demands that Jiang be brought to justice for her torture, loss of freedom, and suffering.
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.