Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on June 26-27, 2015
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners are now exercising their legal right to sue Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution of Falun Gong and causing them great harm and tremendous suffering during the past 16 years. The momentum of this new wave of lawsuits against the former Chinese dictator is on the rise.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some of the practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on June 26-27, 2015.
These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, as of a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.
Practitioners who filed these lawsuits include a nurse, a school teacher, a university professor, a former chief of civil administration bureau, and two other practitioners on behalf of their relatives who passed away as a result of the persecution.
Most of them mentioned how they benefited from the practice of Falun Gong both physically and spiritually. They became free of illnesses, gained a younger appearance and a friendlier temperament.
However, they lost the peaceful environment to practice and suffered torture after Jiang Zemin launched the persecution in 1999.
Ms. Zhou Xianhe said in her complaints, “My husband was persecuted to death at the age of only 49. This is an intolerable murder case! It happened under the orders and commands of Jiang Zemin.”
Ms. Han Xiaosheng, 97 years old, stated, “I have seen invaders from Japan. However, they still could not compete with evil officials from 610 Office and Domestic Security Division.”
Overview of selected criminal complaints:
Case 1: Jin Lihong (金力红)
Profession: NurseHometown: Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: June 26, 2015
Key FactsMs. Jin Lihong had been sentenced to two years of forced labor, and three and a half years in prison.
She suffered many kinds of torture while detained. Police officers pulled her hair, put plastic bags over her head to suffocate her, blew cigarette smoke into her nostrils and eyes, made her kneel on a stick, and force-fed her.
Once diagnosed with stroke and anemia, guards and doctors denied her medical treatment. Additionally, she was tried while still hospitalized.
When she was imprisoned, doctors injected her with unknown drugs that caused great physical and mental harm.
Current CircumstancesMs. Jin Lihong was released in 2008, but has lost her job because she refused to renounce her belief in Falun Gong.
Case 2: Lu Jinquan, Lu Jinfen, Geng Jianhua (陆锦全、陆锦芬、耿建华)
Profession: Deputy Chief of Civil Administration BureauHometown: ShanghaiDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMr. Lu Jinquan and his younger sister Ms. Lu Jinfen have long been monitored and harassed since the persecution started. They were both sentenced to forced labor.
Mr. Lu was sentenced to forced labor twice. He was beaten, shocked with electric batons and deprived of sleep.
His wife Ms. Geng Jianhua was handcuffed and hung up from behind her back for about 17 hours, which caused excruciating pain.
Ms. Lu Jinfen was twice detained and sent to forced labor. Her home has been ransacked four times by police.
During her second term of forced labor, Ms. Lu was held in solitary confinement for two years, deprived of sleep, and forced to sit on a “small stool” for the entire duration.
Current CircumstancesThey have been released.
Case 3: Dong Yongwei (董永伟)
Profession: Factory DirectorHometown: Lushunkou District, Dalian City, Liaoning ProvinceDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMr. Dong Yongwei was persecuted to death in 2000. His wife recently filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin.
Police officers forced Mr. Dong to choose between the Communist Party and Falun Gong. After he expressed his firm belief in Falun Gong, police ransacked his home, arrested him, and took him to a detention center. He was tortured to death 12 days later.
Case 4: Ma Xinhong, Wang Chunying, Fan Caiyun, Hou Jinghui, and Liao Xianghe (马新红, 王春迎, 范彩云, 侯景辉, 廖祥叶)
Profession(s): Adult school teacher (Ms. Ma), others unknownHometown: Yuzhou City, Henan ProvinceDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMs. Ma Xinhong, Ms. Wang Chunying, Ms. Fan Caiyun, Ms. Hou Jinghui and Ms. Liao Xianghe all started practicing Falun Gong before 1999. They suffered tremendous harm both physically and mentally after the persecution started in 1999.
Ms. Ma is a teacher at Yuzhou City Teacher's Professional Development School. She has been detained three times, held in a brainwashing center, sentenced to forced labor, and continuously monitored for the past 16 years.
Current CircumstancesThey have been released.
Case 5: Cao Shufen (曹淑芬)
Profession: University professorHometown: BeijingDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMs. Cao Shufen, 87, a professor from Beijing Normal University, wrote about her physical and mental change after practicing Falun Gong. Her eyesight recovered fully, her wrinkles disappeared, and she became more generous and open-minded.
Local domestic security officers arrested her twice, in August and November of 1999. CCP officials at her workplace interrogated her for one week that December.
Xicheng District police officers ransacked her home on May 13, 2011. Local policemen forced her to write a statement renouncing Falun Gong in July 2011.
Current CircumstancesMs. Cao Shufen is free.
Case 6: Han Xiaosheng (韩小胜)
Profession: RetiredHometown: Li County, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMs. Han Xiaosheng, 97, filed criminal complaints on behalf of herself as well as her daughter-in-law and grandson, who passed away in the persecution.
Police ransacked her home two days after Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong. Her daughter-in-law was forced to leave home to escape the persecution. Her son fell ill. Her grandson couldn't withstand the harassment and intimidation, and also fell ill as a result. With no one to take care of him, he died shortly afterwards.
On March 29, 2001, over 30 police officers ransacked her home again and smashed a photo of Falun Gong founder Mr. Li Hongzhi.
Current CircumstancesAlthough Ms. Han is currently free, she has developed severe paranoia and is afraid to open her own door.
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.
Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin