Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on September 1-2, 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 new 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 some of the practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on September 1-2, 2015.
These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, as of a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.
Brief Excerpts from Five Criminal Complaints
Mr. Wei Zaixin, 62, a senior engineer, died in 2002 because of torture. He was sentenced to forced labor and released on medical parole, but only after the camp extorted 7,000 yuan from his family. Then, he was arrested again and taken to a detention center where he was tortured. His wife, Ms. Li Fuyun, filed the lawsuit against Jiang.
The second complaint details two cases. Mr. Zhang Fangliang, 48, a former deputy county commissioner, died in 2002 because of torture and injections of unknown drugs. His brother, Mr. Zhang Fangxiu, was arrested many times, sentenced twice to forced labor and taken to a brainwashing center three times. Mr. Zhang Fangxiu filed the lawsuit.
Ms. Li Fengqin, 54, died in 2006 because of torture. She was arrested, detained and brutally force-fed after she went on a hunger strike. Mr. Zhang Jianfeng, her son, filed the complaint on her behalf.
Ms. Zhang Shuxia's husband was forced to divorce her, and her son and sister were harassed by police. She was arrested five times, and her home was ransacked. She was also sentenced to forced labor three times, tied to an iron chair, and shocked with electric batons.
Ms. Dan Ling, a teacher, was arrested, detained five times, sentenced to a 12-year prison term, and brainwashed. While in prison, she was tortured, deprived of sleep and forced to perform hard labor.
Mr. Wei Zaixin (魏在鑫)
Profession: Senior EngineerHometown: Fushun City, Liaoning ProvinceDate filed: Not Specified
Key FactsMr. Wei Zaixin's wife, Ms. Li Fuyun (李富云), filed the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin for her husband's death.
Mr. Wei was arrested in 2000 because he appealed for justice for Falun Gong in Beijing. He was given one-and-a-half years of forced labor and served his term in the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. His was transferred to Fushun in July 2001. He was diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease before being admitted by the local labor camp, and he was released on medical parole.
He was arrested again on February 11, 2002 and tortured in the detention center. He did not receive any medical treatment. Inmates pulled off his clothes that were stuck to his skin after the blood and pus from injuries had dried. The wounds re-opened and blood gushed out. Mr. Wei screamed from the excruciating pain.
Mr. Wei's family was notified of his condition on July 18, 2002. His entire body and legs were swollen. He refused to go to the prison hospital because he was injected with unknown drugs that damaged his nerves during a past hospital visit.
The camp extorted more than 7,000 yuan from his family before they released him at the end of July. Mr. Wei passed away on November 15, 2002 at the age of 62.
Ms. Zhang Fangxiu (张方秀) and Mr. Zhang Fangliang (张方良)
ProfessionMr. Zhang Fangxiu: unknownMr. Zhang Fangliang: Former Deputy County CommissionerHometown: ChongqingDate filed: August 13, 2015
Key FactsMr. Zhang Fangxiu filed a criminal complaint for himself and for his brother Mr. Zhang Fangliang's death.
Mr. Zhang Fangliang was arrested on October 6, 2001. After eight months of torture, he was unable to stand, according to his wife after she visited him on July 3, 2002.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was injected with unknown drugs. When his wife visited him five days later, his mind was not clear and he was unable to talk. He passed away on July 9, 2002, at the age of 48.
Mr. Zhang Fangxiu was arrested six times. After his arrests in November, 2001 and June, 2007, he was given forced labor terms of one year and one-and-a-half years. He was taken to a brainwashing center three times.
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Ms. Li Fengqin (李凤芹)
Profession: UnknownHometown: Yushu City, Jilin ProvinceDate filed: June 9, 2015
Key FactsMs. Li Fengqin's son, Mr. Zhang Jianfeng (张建枫) filed the criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin for his mother's death.
Ms. Li went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong at the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong. She was arrested and detained for 15 days.
Ms. Li was arrested again on October 11, 2005. A police officer kicked her so hard during her arrest that she was unable to walk. Later, she went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and was force-fed. She began vomiting and had severe stomachaches.
Her family was notified to take her home on the 10th day of her hunger strike. She fell into a coma shortly after she arrived at home. Her family had to pay over 70,000 yuan for her medical treatment. She passed away on January 30, 2006, at the age of 54.
Ms. Zhang Shuxia (张淑霞)
Profession: UnknownHometown: Tieling City, Liaoning ProvinceDate filed: July 13, 2015
Key FactsMs. Zhang Shuxia was arrested on October 28, 1999 in Beijing. She was given one year of forced labor. She was brutally beaten, and had to perform hard unpaid labor. Her teeth were broken from the beating. She was not released until five months after her term expired.
After her second arrest in December, 2001, her husband was forced to divorce her and she lost her home.
Ms. Zhang was arrested again on August 1, 2002. She was brutally tortured during detention. She was shocked with electric batons and force-fed. Then, she was sentenced to five years of prison.
However, shortly after she was released from prison, she was arrested again on October 28, 2006. She was tied to an iron chair at the police station and shocked with electric batons. Then, she was given a forced labor term of 21 months.
Ms. Zhang was arrested for the fifth time on October 6, 2011. Her home was ransacked. She was given two years of forced labor and detained in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
Since she refused to renounce Falun Gong, she was tortured on October 31, 2011. The camp guards tied up her hands so tightly that they turned purple. Then they hung her from the rail of an upper bunk bed. She was in excruciating pain.
Because of the long-term torture, she started suffering from high blood pressure. She often screams so loudly during nightmares that it wakes up her family and neighbors.
Her mother did not have the courage to continue practicing Falun Gong. Her health deteriorated and she passed away in 2008, a month before Ms. Zhang was released from the labor camp.
Ms. Zhang's family members were harassed by police. For example, her sister, who is not a practitioner, was detained twice because of the guilt by association policy practiced by the Chinese Communist regime.
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Ms. Dan Ling (但凌)
Profession: TeacherHometown: Nanning City, Guangxi ProvinceDate filed: Not specified
Key FactsAt the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong, Ms. Dan Ling was arrested and detained five times, between October 1999 and July 2000.
After she was held in the detention center for 18 months, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison. She was imprisoned in the Beijing Women's Prison beginning in October 2004. She was subjected to brainwashing and forced to perform hard labor. She was beaten, deprived of sleep, and forced to stand or sit facing the wall for a long period of time.
She was released on July, 2012, after 10 years of imprisonment.
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.