163 Falun Gong Practitioners in Xianning, Hubei Province Sue Jiang Zemin for Torture, Illegal Imprisonment
(Minghui.org) A total of 163 Falun Gong practitioners from Xianning City, Hubei Province have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin between May 24 and July 9, 2015, according to reports compiled by the Minghui website.
The practitioners charge the former Chinese dictator with initiating the brutal suppression of Falun Gong and hold him responsible for the tremendous suffering inflicted upon them by his campaign. The criminal complaints were mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate.
Many of these practitioners recounted how Falun Gong returned them to health and gave them a new outlook on life. Their dream to live a healthier and happier life, however, was shattered when Jiang Zemin launched a nationwide campaign to eradicate the practice in 1999.
Simply for refusing to give up their belief, they were arrested, detained, tortured, and had their homes ransacked and personal belongings seized. Many also saw their families implicated for their belief, while some were also forced to pay huge fines.
The Xianning practitioners who filed criminal complaints include people from all walks of life, including bank employees, government officials, police officers, business owners, physicians, farmers, and blue-collar workers.
Below, we profile a few of these practitioners:
Ms. Ke Juxiu (柯菊秀), 73, used to work in a bank. She was arrested a total of five times, and her daughter was expelled from college because the younger woman also practices Falun Gong.
Ms. Wei Yuexiu (魏月秀), 66, was given one year of forced labor and sentenced to three years in prison. Her home was ransacked by police at least seven times. In prison, she was hung up for 28 days straight without being let down. She was also stripped naked and exposed to freezing weather. There were also times when she was not allowed to sleep or use the restroom.
Ms. Li Huiping (李慧坪), 43, was forced to live away from home for 14 years to avoid further arrests.
Ms. Zhang Pingying (章平英) is a 49-year-old small business owner. She was once injected with unknown drugs that damaged her central nervous system.
Ms. Luo Ying (罗瑛) is a 63-year-old police officer. She was given a total of 4 years of forced labor and saw her home ransacked four times. Her salary was suspended for a long period of time.
In addition to above practitioners, the following plaintiffs have also filed criminal complaints:
Ms. (黄芬芳), 56Mr. Li Jinqiao (李金桥), 80, government officialMs. Liu Guiying (刘桂英), 64, white-collar workerMs. Liu Yunxia (刘云霞), 58, government officialMs. Ma Qiaoying (马巧英), 64, business executiveMs. Huang Chunhua (黄春华), 76Ms. Luo Taoying (罗桃英), 71, human resource managerMr. Lu Longwei (陆隆威), 61, small business ownerMr. Lou Zhenlin (娄振林), 61, blue-collar workerMs. Ma Xiangju (马祥菊), 53Ms. Qiu Xiaochun (邱小春), 69, retired workerMs. Shang Yunxian (商云先), 70, retired government officialMs. Zhen Huixian (镇会先), 77, farmerMs. Zi Silan (资四兰), 55, white-collar workerMs. Ai Qiyuan (艾启元), 71, white-collar workerMs. Chen Qiaoyun (陈巧云), 61, retired workerMs. Chen Xinchun (陈新春), 47, farmerMs. Ding Xiaolan (丁晓兰), 50, physicianMs. Yang Caiyun (杨彩云), 58, retired government officialMs. Li Dalan (李大兰), 49, blue-collar workerMs. She Qinghua (佘庆华), 53, physicianMs. Tong Ruyi (童如意), 60, government officialMs. Wang Guizhi (万桂枝), 63, retired government officialMs. Wan Zixiu (万滋秀), 67, retired government officialMr. Wang Xinquan (汪信全), 63, retired government officialMs. Wang Lixin (王立新), 70, farmerMs. Wang Sujuan (王素娟), 66, blue-collar workerMs. Wang Taorong (王桃荣), 54, blue-collar workerMs. Wu Xianyi (吴咸意), 56, retired government officialMs. Yang Yangxian (杨祥仙), 65, retired workerMs. Yang Yu'e (杨玉娥), 61Ms. Zhang Huilan (张会兰), 60Ms. Zhang Juhuan (张菊环), 63, head nurseMs. Zhou Hanming (周汉明), 56Ms. Ni Lihua (倪丽华), 65, retired government officialMs. Wei Yuxian (魏玉仙), 71, blue-collar workerMs. Ni Xixin (倪细心), 67, vegetable farmerMs. Fang Jinhong (方锦红), 41, blue-collar worker
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.