Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on July 26, 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 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 three practitioners whose lawsuits were received by Minghui on July 26, 2015.
Their lawsuits were mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, per a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.
Years of Persecution Resulted in Deaths and Broken Families
For their practice of Falun Gong and distributing Falun Gong materials, the three plaintiffs in this report experienced arrests, detentions, beatings and torture, time in forced labor camps, and imprisonment.
Their family members were not spared. Some sustained intense physical and mental damage due to their loved ones being imprisoned and their lives being disrupted, and died as a result of the persecution.
Mr. Lu's wife and sister died within three years of each other. Mr. Zhong's parents passed away in 2001 and 2004. Mr. Wang's wife was sentenced to one year of forced labor while her parents passed away within six months of each other in 2008. Their son faced discrimination in school because his parents were detained.
1. Lu Zhongcheng (吕忠诚)
Profession: Retired, former county headHometown: Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: July 26, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Lu Zhongcheng started practicing Falun Gong in July 1996. He was the former county head and vice secretary of the Chinese Communist Party's local county committee. The authorities have pressured him relentlessly to give up practicing Falun Gong.
His wife, who worried about him on a daily basis, died, fearful and depressed, six years ago. His sister, who used to be healthy and happy after practicing Falun Gong, died three years ago of a heart attack, after enduring years of hostilities against Falun Gong practitioners.
2. Zhong Jiawen (钟家文)
Profession: Railroad Safety ManagementHometown: Guangzhou City, Guangdong ProvinceDate filed: July 26, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Zhong was arrested in June 2005 for practicing Falun Gong and distributing Falun Gong materials. During interrogation, the local police took turns beating him with a metal rod wrapped in a piece of cloth until he was bruised all over and eventually fainted. The police also deprived him of sleep, shined a bright light in his eyes, shackled him, and forced him to watch propaganda videos that slandered Falun Gong.
His father was arrested and tortured in 2001 for distributing Falun Gong materials. After being carried home from the hospital emergency room, his father died the following year. Mr. Zhong's mother was arrested and put under constant surveillance for not giving up her practice of Falun Gong. She passed away in December 2004.
3. Wang Jinbo (王金波)
Profession: Manager, Credit Division of Construction BankHometown: Yitong County, Jilin ProvinceDate filed: July 26, 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Wang was arrested in February 2001 for distributing Falun Gong materials. He was detained for two months, interrogated, beaten, and deprived of sleep and toilet use.
During a detention from April to September 2002, he was tied to an “iron chair.” He lost consciousness multiple times due to the torture. He was sentenced to three years of forced labor in October 2002.
In the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, Mr. Wang was forced to attend brainwashing sessions, beaten with batons and belts with buckles, and forced to do hard labor. Mr. Wang went on a hunger strike to protest the ill treatment and was force-fed. After the death of another Falun Gong practitioner in the camp, the camp authorities feared that Mr. Wang might also die, and released him in December 2004.
Mr. Wang's wife, Ms. Yan Zhonghua, had over 20,000 yuan extorted from her, and was sentenced to one year of forced labor, for distributing Falun Gong materials. Extremely worried about Mr. Wang and Ms. Yan, her parents passed away within six months of each other in 2008. Their son faced discrimination at school due to their detention.
Mr. Wang was arrested again in June 2013 and sentenced to six years in prison.
Current Circumstances: Mr. Wang is currently incarcerated in Jilin Provincial Prison.
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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 during 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