Some Thoughts: Arrest of a Practitioner for Filing a Criminal Complaint Against Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners inside and outside of China have filed nearly 70,000 criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist regime, between May and mid-July 2015, according to data on the Minghui website.
Recent reports state that some Chinese authorities are using certain means to stop the process of receiving lawsuits against Jiang Zemin.
In this way, police arrested practitioner Mei (pseudonym) in a post office when she was mailing criminal complaints against Jiang for other practitioners. This incident casted shadows on the minds of local practitioners, who wavered out of fear for facing the persecution.
Practitioners must understand that Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases.
Additionally, in its “registration system reform opinions,” the Supreme People's Court in China claims that it is going to change the filing review system to a filing registration system to guarantee the registration and processing of all complaints. This new policy was to be in effect as of May 1, 2015.
Therefore, practitioners need to be clear that filing a lawsuit against Jiang is constitutional.
Police Arrest Law-Abiding Citizen
Mei held strong righteous thoughts during the incident. When she finished preparing her complaint against Jiang, she mailed it, and after she returned home, several local practitioners asked her to help them mail their lawsuits.
She was certain of her righteous act, and therefore took the six practitioners' complaints and went back to the post office. By the time she had mailed five of the complaints, police showed up and arrested her. This seems to be an indication that a post office clerk reported her to the police. Mei was then detained for five days.
The police who arrested Mei followed Jiang's persecution policy and arrested a law-abiding practitioner. They violated existing Chinese law and the Chinese Constitution, thus committing a crime.
However, if we view this incident based on the Fa, it is natural to wonder if our fellow practitioners had attachments.
Do Not Take Any Step in The Process Lightly
Several fellow practitioners asked Mei to mail the complaints for them. That begs the question: Why did they not mail their own complaints? Were they afraid of being persecuted for mailing the complaint? Or, did they just ask for help out of convenience to save time?
Suing Jiang Zemin is a serious matter. One should take every step with a serious mind, from preparing to mailing the documents. We can read on Minghui articles that the entire process is one that exposes many attachments such as fear and selfishness.
Also, some practitioners asked other practitioners to prepare their complaint because they claimed that the person knew what they had experienced. Then, they asked for this be done so he or she would not fall behind in their obligations as a practitioner. When they were asked to carefully review the documents, some have said things like, “I'm sure that it was done well.” Next, they may have asked the person to mail the complaint for them because that person “has done so already and therefore understands the process.”
Old Forces Latch Onto Any Attachment
Is the suing Jiang process for some practitioners simply an act of joining the crowd? Suing Jiang Zemin is a major test on our cultivation path.
Practitioners should ask themselves, “How do I cultivate? How do I improve? If I ask others to do it for me, what have I contributed?” If we send other practitioners to the post office, which could be dangerous, are we not exposing others to danger? When looked at it from such a point of view, is this action based on a selfish mentality?
If one treats suing Jiang with such an unserious mentality, the old forces will see it clearly and immediately take action.
“He is so afraid that he has to ask others to mail the complaint for him,” they might think. “Is he a practitioner? Is he qualified to be one? He is not suing Jiang Zemin. He just wants to be counted in.”
The old forces may notice the deficiency of practitioners and decide on a course of action. They might have police arrest the practitioner who mails the complaints in an effort to test whether others still dare to mail the documents by themselves.
On Ways to Mail the Complaint
Of course, what I write above does not include older practitioners who are illiterate. What I broached is based on one’s attitude toward suing Jiang.
When I watched some local practitioners' efforts throughout the process of preparing and mailing their complaints, it was really moving. For example, when a post office refused to mail the document for one practitioner, he took a five-hour trip on his motorcycle to mail his complaint in a different city.
A different post office refused to accept the complaint of another practitioner. She did not give up trying and told us that if she had to take the complaint to Beijing, she would because Jiang must be brought to justice. That post office finally mailed the complaint.
To sue Jiang is a serious matter. If you can prepare and mail the complaint, do not ask others to do it for you. Otherwise, do not take part in the matter. It is not you cultivating in that case, but a fellow practitioner.