Over 20 Practitioners from Shaanxi Province Arrested for Filing Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) Police from Baoji City, Shaanxi Province illegally arrested over 20 Falun Gong practitioners for filing lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist dictator, in early July 2015.
The practitioners have charged Jiang with launching the persecution of Falun Gong, as well as murder, torture, brainwashing and other criminal activities.
Police claimed that the practitioners are to “assist in the investigation” and have detained them at the Weibing Detention Center, Baoji City Detention Center and Jintai District Detention Center.
The arrests began after Baoji Post Office staff illegally held over 100 practitioners' letters of criminal complaint since June 16. They refused to provide mailing receipts under the pretext that it takes 16 business days to provide such a receipt.
Threatened by Postal Staff
Practitioner Ms. Wang Yuzhi mailed her criminal complaint against Jiang with the Baoji Post Office at the end of June. After inquiring several times about the status of her complaint, post office staff threatened to call the police if she inquired again.
Five policemen from the Weibin District Police Department broke into Ms. Wang’s home on July 7 when she was not at home. They showed a search warrant and ransacked her house, confiscating Falun Gong books and informational materials among other property. Ms. Wang was arrested upon her return home.
Arrests and Confiscations
Ms. Jiang Baozhu was arrested by several officers from the Baoguang Road Police Substation, and the Weibin District Police Department. They broke into her home on July 6, ransacked it and confiscated Falun Gong book and a computer.
Juqin (last name unknown) from Jujia Village, Gaojia Township, Weibin District, Baoji City was arrested by police from the Gaojia Township Police Substation on July 6.
Ms. Wang Yulin was arrested and taken to the Jintai Detention Center on July 6.
Sun Shuwen from Jujia Village, Gaojia Township, Weibin District, Baoji City was arrested and taken to the Weibin District Detention Center on July 7.
Ms. Yang Xiaohong from Goujialing Village, Gaojia Township, Weibin District, Baiji City and her 5-year-old son were arrested in the morning on July 7. She called from the police station for her husband to come pick up their son. He went, but never returned home. The couple's families are still trying to find out his whereabouts.
Mr. Hou Xinlu’s home was ransacked by several plainclothes officers on July 9 without a search warrant. They confiscated Falun Gong books, Shen Yun CDs and other Falun Gong informational materials.
Zhang Jinman from Gaojia Township, Weibin District, Baoji City was arrested and taken to the Baoji Detention Center on July 9.
Police from the Baoguang Road Police Substation and officers from the Retirement Office of the Baoji City Electricity Bureau participated in some of the arrests.
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.