Hubei Widow Sues Former Chinese Dictator for Husband's Torture Death
(Minghui.org) A widow from Huangmei County, Hubei Province recently filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, holding the former Chinese dictator responsible for launching the persecution of Falun Gong that resulted in her husband's death.
Both Ms. Huang Yulan and her late husband Mr. Gui Xunhua began practicing Falun Gong about two decades ago. Once plagued by various health issues, the couple became illness-free for the first time in their lives. They held deep gratitude towards Falun Gong.
The couple's happy, healthy life did not last long, however. After the communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, they were both repeatedly arrested for refusing to renounce their faith.
Ms. Huang was given two years of forced labor. Her husband died on June 1, 2002, less than three months after his last arrest.
The day before Mr. Gui's death, Ms. Huang was summoned to a local hospital, where she saw her husband shackled and handcuffed. Once a healthy man, Mr. Gui was reduced to just skin and bones. There was a catheter attached to his penis, which was still bleeding.
The police refused to explain what had happened to Mr. Gui, and went as far as demanding that Ms. Huang pay her husband's medical bills immediately. When she refused, officers ordered the hospital to stop Mr. Gui's treatments and discharge him.
Mr. Gui died a few hours after he was brought home. He was 30.
Ms. Huang has struggled to look after their three kids in the last decade. She now joins other Falun Gong practitioners in bringing Jiang to justice for the irreparable harm done to her family and many others'.
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 many Falun Gong practitioners in 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 allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.