(Minghui.org) A Tianjin woman was sentenced to 4 years for trying to seek justice against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for ordering the persecution of Falun Gong that infringed upon her constitutional right to freedom of belief.

Ms. Wan Huimin, 68, was home on December 6, 2015 when more than a dozen agents descended upon her apartment unit. They pried open her anti-theft door and broke in. The police confiscated her computer, printer, cell phones, Falun Gong books, and other valuables.

Both Ms. Wan and her husband, also a Falun Gong practitioner, were taken into custody.

Judge Wang Jian sentenced Ms. Wan to 4 years in prison on December 15, 2016, after three court hearings on July 20, August 8, and October 20, 2016, respectively.

Ms. Wan has filed an appeal. It’s unclear if her husband has been released or is facing trial.

Background Information

Jiang Zemin, as head of the CCP, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong in July 1999.

The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners over the past 17 years. More have been tortured for their belief, and even killed for their organs. Jiang is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.

Under his personal direction, the CCP established an extralegal security organ, the 610 Office, on June 10, 1999. This organization overrides the police and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's policy 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 this right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.