Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on August 27, 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 27, 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.
Ms. Hu Guirong (胡桂荣)
Profession: Major and military doctor at 54676 Troop in Jinan Military AreaHometown: Xinyang City, Henan ProvinceDate filed: August 1, 2015
Key FactsRepeatedly harassed and arrested, Ms. Hu was forced to move and change jobs regularly.
The military put Ms. Hu under house arrest and cut her phone line in July 1999. They held her in a brainwashing facility.
In September 2000, police arrested Ms. Hu, ransacked her home, and held her in Zhumadian Detention Center for three days. Officers extorted 3,000 yuan from her.
Ms. Hu was sentenced to one year in prison in May 2005. The sentence was later arbitrarily extended by five months. Her husband divorced her in July 2007 due to the tremendous pressure of the persecution. She also lost her second job at the end of 2007.
In December 2012, police found Falun Gong literature in Ms. Hu's bag and detained her for 17 days. Officers ransacked her home and confiscated personal belongings and 4,000 yuan in cash.
Four months later, police broke into Ms. Hu's home and made a video recording while she was away. Her landlord was terrified and refused to continue leasing the apartment to her.
Mr. Hu was forced to move again after the police arrested her and ransacked her home in July 2014.
Mr. Chen Tianjian (陈天键)
Profession: Medical DoctorHometown: Liquan County, Shaanxi ProvinceDate filed: August 5, 2015
Key FactsMr. Chen was detained five times and put in a forced labor camp for two years for refusing to give up Falun Gong.
After the persecution started in July 1999, Mr. Chen was suspended from his job as a doctor in a county hospital. The authorities withheld his younger son's pay in an attempt to force him to make his father give up Falun Gong. His younger son had to quit his teaching job and work odd jobs in another city. Mr. Chen borrowed money to open a clinic, but had to close it down after police harassed him and his patients.
Mr. Chen was arrested four times in 2000 and detained for at least four months. Following his third arrest, his clinic was forced to shut down. His wife fell ill, and the family was financially ruined. His daughter couldn't afford to pay for her last year's college tuition and could not get her degree.
Due to the frequent harassment, Mr. Chen was forced to live away from home in 2002 and later found a job at a clinic. He was arrested again in 2003 at the clinic and later sentenced to two years in Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp, where guards had inmates beat him. He was released in December 2004.
The police also arrested his son and daughter in 2003. His daughter was teaching in front of a class when the police dragged her away. She was subsequently fired.
Mr. Chen was arrested and detained 15 days in 2008. In 2010 the authorities attempted to take him to a brainwashing center, causing him to leave home. The hospital was pressured by the police to cut his salary.
Ms. Wei Tianchen (魏天琛)
Profession: Office manager at Hebei Province Decorative CorporationHometown: Shijiazhuang City, Hebei ProvinceDate filed: June 10, 2015
Key FactsOver the past 16 years, Ms. Wei was arrested four times, detained five times, put in a forced labor camp for two years, imprisoned for two years, put in a brainwashing center once, and lost about seven years worth of pay.
Ms. Wei was arrested twice in 1999. Police extorted 5,000 yuan from her family in exchange for her release.
In 2000, Ms. Wei was arrested three times. Following her third arrest, police detained her for two months, forced her to do manual labor, and gave her two years in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Wei went on a hunger strike in the camp and was force-fed multiple times. Her health deteriorated as a result of torture, and she was released on medical parole in 2001.
She was arrested again in June 2001 and savagely beaten in Shijiazhuang No. 1 Detention Center. Guards rubbed salt on her wounds, and she passed out. They poured cold water on her to wake her up before repeatedly hitting her in the face with a shoe, until her head was swollen and she couldn't open her eyes.
In 2002, Ms. Wei was sentenced to four years in Taihang Prison, where she had to make sweaters for over 12 hours a day until she was released in June 2004.
In 2007, the authorities confined Ms. Wei to the Hebei Province Brainwashing Center. She went on a hunger strike, and as a result developed high blood pressure and an accelerated heart rate. The guards injected her with an unknown fluid every other day for about a month before she was released. For two weeks, her legs were swollen and her skin itchy.
Police broke into Ms. Wei's home in June 2013 and arrested her. Her 80-year-old mother was terrified and fainted twice during the process. Ms. Wei was detained for 15 days.
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.