Harbin Woman Sentenced to Prison for Suing Former Chinese Dictator
(Minghui.org) A 63-year-old woman has been transferred to Harbin City Women’s Prison to serve time for filing a criminal complaint against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for ordering the brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
Ms. Yang Yonglan was once given one year of forced labor in 2000 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. The local authorities denied her low-income subsidy when her husband, the sole breadwinner in her family, died of cancer in 2002. Months later she was forced to pay a 1,000 yuan fine because of her steadfast belief in Falun Gong.
The police showed up at her door multiple times in July 2015 upon learning of her lawsuit against Jiang. Their attempt to arrest her failed then since she was not home.
Ms. Yang was home on May 6, 2016 when the police came for her again. She was sentenced to one year in prison four months later.
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.