Two new Falun Gong practitioners in our local area expressed their intent to file a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese communist regime, by registered mail.
One of them tried to obtain a few registered letter envelopes from a post office. The post office clerk, however, refused to sell her the envelopes, and said that mailing of criminal complaints was not allowed.
The practitioner explained the situation to us. We decided that it would be a good idea to tell the post office staff the facts about Falun Gong and the reason for the complaints. We viewed this as an opportunity to help them understand and for them to help us.
We returned to the post office and talked to the lady who had served us. An interesting dialogue developed between us.
We asked her why we could not send registered criminal complaint letters against Jiang Zemin to Beijing. She said that this rule was just handed down by her superiors.
This needed another explanation because I had just mailed a few registered complaints to Beijing a few days prior. She responded that at the time they were not aware of this rule and anyone who now accepts such a letter would be immediately fired.
“Even the authorities at higher levels would not interfere with sending letters of complaint against Jiang Zemin,” I replied. “Why is it a problem here? Isn't this interference with freedom of correspondence?”
“If I allow you to send such letters, I will be dismissed,” she said, showing us the message she received.”
“Why do you register these letters?” she asked. “Do you practice Falun Gong? ”
“Yes, Falun Gong is really effective,” I said. “What's more, this cultivation practice is allowed by China's Constitution, and all Chinese citizens are supposed to have freedom of belief. Yet, I was illegaly detained when I was 24 years old, simply because I practice Falun Gong.”
“Therefore, shouldn't we seek redress?”
Another staff member joined in and the lady said that he might be able to help us.
“Just put on the addresses and seal them.” He gave us four envelopes. “We don't check. You can track these registered letters online.”
The letters were registered and posted. After four days, the online tracking system showed that the documents were in fact received by the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court.
Two local Falun Gong practitioners wanted to send complaints against Jiang Zemin at post offices where the staff had already understood the facts of Falun Gong, because then there would be less of a problem. After sharing, it was agreed that we should use the opportunity to tell more people about Falun Gong and help them understand the trend of suing Jiang Zemin.
With these thoughts in mind, a group of practitioners visited the local post office.
Soon after they arrived at the post office, the practitioners told the staff the facts about Falun Gong. They asked if the post office received any notices forbidding the mailing of complaint letters against Jiang to Beijing. They spoke about the many years of persecution of Falun Gong.
Gradually the staff changed their attitude from being cold to being receptive to listening to information about Falun Gong
The staff clarified, “As long as the official requirements are met, no one should stop the mailing of such letters.”
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.