(Minghui.org) Residents of Yi County, Liaoning Province signed their names on a “Citizens Report Crimes by Jiang Zemin” petition calling on China's highest court to prosecute Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party, for launching and sustaining the persecution of Falun Gong.
The 457 signatures (382 real names and 75 anonymous) were collected between December 10, 2015 and January 3, 2016.
Electronic copies of the petitions and signatures have been sent to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. The petition demands that the authorities investigate Jiang’s crimes and stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
Tens of thousands of practitioners around the world have begun to sue Jiang Zemin since 2015 for his atrocities.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other members of the Politburo Standing Committee and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many 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 Communist regime established an extralegal security organization, 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 its citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.