Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on August 25, 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 August 25, 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 Four Criminal Complaints
Mr. Hu Jianhua, a lieutenant commander, once recognized for his meritorious service, was sentenced to one year of forced labor and then to seven-and-a-half years of imprisonment. He was also detained and his home ransacked multiple times.
Ms. Chen Manping, a business owner, was imprisoned in a forced labor camp for a total of six-and-a-half years. She was tortured and became blind in one eye.
Mr. Lu Chunshan, a state taxation bureau official, was held for six years in a forced labor camp, where he was tortured. He and his family suffered long term harassment. His wife divorced him, unable to withstand the pressure of the persecution. He was fired from his workplace.
Ms. Liu Yazhen, a former chief accountant, was forced to retire early, and had to leave home twice to avoid the persecution. Long term pressure caused tremendous harm to her family, resulting in her son having to quit college. Her two sisters and one brother were also arrested and sentenced for their belief.
Mr. Hu Jianhua (胡建华)
Profession: Lieutenant commanderHometown: Qianjiang City, Hubei Province
Key FactsMr. Hu was given one year of forced labor in November 2001, and sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison in 2003. He was tortured with the tiger bench, deprived of sleep, and put in solitary confinement. As a result, Mr. Hu's heart disease recurred and his blood pressure surged to a dangerous level.
He was detained for 15 days three times, taken three times for brainwashing, held in a detention center four times, and his home was ransacked five times. Personal belongings, including cash and a bank book, valued at more than one hundred thousand yuan, were confiscated.
Mr. Hu was fired from his job, and his wages were withheld during his detention. His father and wife were also interrogated many times. His wife and son no longer practice Falun Gong because of the persecution.
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Ms. Chen Manping (陈曼平)
Profession: Business ownerHometown: Yanqing County, BeijingDate filed: August 7, 2015
Key FactsMs. Chen was arrested and detained in the Xicheng Detention Center in July 2002, where she was force-fed and tortured. One of her eyes was blinded.
She was then given two years of forced labor in August 2002, forced to perform unpaid labor, tortured and force-fed.
Instead of being released after her forced labor term, Ms. Chen was transferred to the Tiantanghe Women's Forced Labor Camp in November 2004 and held for another two years. She was forced to attend brainwashing sessions, denied family visits and deprived of sleep.
Ms. Chen was again given two-and-a-half years of forced labor in 2008. She was tortured with electric batons and forced to carry heavy loads. She fell down some steps and broke her back because of the heavy load.
Mr. Lu Chunshan (吕春杉)
Profession: State Taxation Bureau officialHometown: Pingchang County, Sichuan ProvinceDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMr. Lu was arrested more than five times, and fired by his place of employment.
He was given two-and-a-half years of forced labor in December 2000, where he was tortured, brainwashed, and monitored around the clock. He was detained beyond his prison term and released in October 2003.
However, after his release Mr. Lu was still monitored around the clock and intimidated.
He was taken to a forced labor camp in 2005, put in solitary confinement, tortured with the tiger bench, and his prison term was extended. He was released after 3 years and 70 days of detention. Although he was not yet 40, all of his hair had turned gray and he had lost four teeth.
Mr. Lu's wife could not bear the long term persecution and divorced him in 2009.
His younger sister, a disabled person, was also sentenced to five years in prison for practicing Falun Gong.
Ms. Liu Yazhen (刘亚珍)
Profession: Chief accountantHometown: Changchun City, Jilin ProvinceDate filed: July 1, 2015
Key FactsMs. Liu was held in Beijing's Chaoyang Detention Center for three days, for appealing for the right to practice Falun Gong after July 1999. She was forced to retire early.
Officers continued to harass Ms. Liu at home, putting her and her family under tremendous pressure. As a result, her son could not study and had low scores on his college entrance exam.
Ms. Liu's two elder sisters and brother were arrested, and her home ransacked in 2002. She had to leave home to avoid the persecution. On one occasion, officers broke into her home at midnight and stayed there for three days. Her parents-in-law and child were terrified. Her son stopped his college studies.
The police harassed Ms. Liu in 2008, forcing her to leave home again to avoid being persecuted.
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.