Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on September 17 and 18, 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 over 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 17 and 18, 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.
Mr. Xiao Yuanguang (肖远光)
Profession: Lecturer at occupational schoolHometown: Longcheng Town, Pengze County, Jiangxi ProvinceDate filed: July 1, 2015
Key FactsMr. Xiao was put in prison for three years in 1999. On the day of his release, the police turned around and put him in a forced labor camp for another three years. He was brutally tortured during his six years of incarceration. He was fired from his job and his wife divorced him due to the tremendous pressure from the persecution. His mother died from grief.
In August 1999 Mr. Xiao went to Beijing to protest for Falun Gong. The Nanchang Domestic Security Bureau pressured his wife to find him. Unable to withstand the pressure, his wife filed for divorce instead. In November the police arrested Mr. Xiao in Beijing and transferred him back to Nanchang 1st Detention Center.
Mr. Xiao's mother couldn't stand the grief of her only son being detained and tortured. She died in June 2000 while Mr. Xiao was still incarcerated. Mr. Xiao was put on trial in September at Xihu District Court and sentenced to three years in Ganjiang Prison.
Mr. Xiao was forced to perform manual labor making ornaments from 8 a.m. until after midnight, and sometimes to the next morning. In May 2002 the guards handcuffed his arms behind his back and hung him up from his handcuffs. He went on a hunger strike and was subjected to worse torture.
He was scheduled to be released in November 2002, but the police took him to Nachang Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Xiao was tortured for three more years, until 2005. That was when he learned that he had been fired from his job in 1999.
Before the Beijing Olympics in June 2008 the police broke into Mr. Xiao's house while he was at work. They then attempted to arrest him at work several times. Mr. Xiao was forced to leave home and move from place to place to avoid persecution.
Mr. Zhang Shijiang (张世江)
Hometown: Dancheng Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: June 2015
Key FactsMr. Zhang was arrested in January 2000 for protesting on Tiananmen Square. He was put in a drug rehabilitation center in Beijing and tortured on a Tiger Bench. He went on a hunger strike and was force-fed with salt water through a tube inserted in his nose to his stomach. In -4 F° the guards took him outside and poured cold water on him. When Mr. Zhang was on the verge of death, the guards dropped him off on the side of the road on January 11.
In 2002, the Hulin City police broke into Mr. Zhang's home and confiscated many personal items. He escaped and became homeless. His wife was detained for 15 days and his 14-year-old son was left alone at home. No one could take care of their farm, and the family went broke.
The Harbin police broke into Mr. Zhang's home and arrested him at midnight in November 2004. The police beat him and tortured him by repeatedly flushing his nostrils with horseradish oil and then covering his face with a plastic bag.
Mr. Zhang was sentenced to nine years and put in Mudanjiang Prison in February 2005. He was shocked with electric batons until the flesh on his back blistered and burned. The guard shocked him when he refused to comply with their orders.
The guards had the prisoners monitor Mr. Zhang around the clock and he went on a hunger strike to protest. He was put in solitary confinement for 30 days with almost no food and nothing to keep him warm. He was emaciated and unable to move from the cold when he was released.
Mr. Wang Qingnian (王庆年)
Profession: ChefHometown: Lanzhou City, Gansu ProvinceDate filed: August 19, 2015
Key FactsMr. Wang and his mother went to Beijing to protest the persecution. The police arrested and put them in Xiguoyuan Detention Center in January 2001. Mr. Wang went on a hunger strike in March, and guards force-fed him with salt and soy powder. The guards repeatedly inserted a tube through his nose into his stomach and withdrew it just to see him suffer.
Mr. Wang was transferred to Gansu Province 1st Forced Labor Camp in May. He was forced to perform hard labor on a farm during the day. At night guards handcuffed him with his arms behind his back and hung him up from the handcuffs to torture and humiliate him.
Mr. Wang was arrested again in March 2002 and put in Ping'antai Forced Labor Camp for 18 months, after a three-month detention. He was forced to work in a corn field on hot summer days. His hands and legs blistered from the work. At night he was beaten for not completing his work quota. In the fall he had to pick 40 baskets of fruit every day and was beaten if he dropped any.
Because Mr. Wang refused to renounce Falun Gong, the guards forced his head against urinals or a toilet with his hands up against the wall. Prisoners would then urinate on him.
In 2003, Mr. Wang was forced to watch videos slandering Falun Gong. He was subjected to the hanging-up torture multiple times and for 2 to 15 days each time because he refused to give up his practice.
Ms. Liu Zhiping (刘枝萍)
Profession: Former staff member with Chuxiong Transportation Group in Yunnan ProvinceHometown: Chuxiong City, Yunnan ProvinceDate filed: July 25, 2015
Key FactsMs. Liu was forced to abort her five-month-old fetus and subjected to a total of eight and a half years of imprisonment in the past 16 years because of upholding her belief.
In December 1999, Ms. Liu was arrested and detained for three months.
Ms. Liu was arrested again in April 2000. At the time she didn't know that she was pregnant. In May she was sentenced to two years in the Yunnan Province Women's Forced Labor Camp. She was beaten in the camp and forced to perform hard labor in a field.
For a week in June 2000, after intensive labor during the day, she was forced to run until the next morning. After the guards learned that Ms. Liu was pregnant, they forced her to get abortion shots twice. Ms. Liu lost her fetus in August 2000.
In 2004, Ms. Liu was put in a forced labor camp for 18 months for showing a friend Falun Gong literature. After she was released, she was fired from her job. In July 2012 she was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison.
Current CircumstancesMs. Liu is still illegally imprisoned in Yunnan Province Second Women's Prison.
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 thousands of Falun Gong practitioners over 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 now allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.