(Minghui.org) Ms. Wang Xinlei from Fushun City, Liaoning Province filed a lawsuit against Chinese former dictator Jiang Zemin for her mother's death and for her own suffering in the persecution. She sent the complaint to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate on August 7, 2015, and got a confirmation of its receipt.

Ms. Wang's mother, Ms. Shi Chunying, had endured forced labor twice  and was brutally tortured during over four years of detention. She had also been taken to a brainwashing center once and tortured. She died in 2013.

Mother's Ordeal

Before she practiced Falun Gong, Ms. Shi suffered from various illnesses, including asthma. They all disappeared shortly after she began to practice in 1996. She became more considerate and mended tense relationships with family members.

Shortly after the persecution of Falun Gong began, Ms. Shi went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in July and November of 1999. She was arrested both times and given a year of forced labor after her second arrest. She was detained in the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, where she suffered many forms of torture, including electric shocks and sleep deprivation.

Police arrested Ms. Shi again in 2001. Her home was ransacked and later she was given three years of forced labor. She was first detained in the Wujiabao Forced Labor Camp in Fushun. She held a hunger strike there for ten days and was brutally force-fed.

She was transferred to Masanjia in March 2003. In an effort to get her to give up Falun Gong, two criminal inmates were assigned to monitor her around the clock. They made her stay in the bathroom, even at mealtime. Since she refused to give in, she was forced to stand for a long period of time and was deprived of sleep. She also had to do hard labor for long hours every day. Her health had deteriorated badly when she released in September 2004.

In order to avoid further persecution, Ms. Shi did not return to her home. She went to live with her oldest daughter, Ms. Wang's sister, but she was tracked down and taken to the brainwashing center on April 6, 2005. There, while on a hunger strike, she was brutally force-fed for more than 10 days before she was released.

Her health worsened after she came back from the brainwashing center. The local police often visited her to harass her and her phone was monitored. She had lost her job shortly after the persecution began and had no income. Ms. Shi lived in a constant state of fear and pressure. She was unable to recover and passed away on July 28, 2013.

Daughter's Arrest

Ms. Wang had heart problems and a hunched back. When she was 15, her mother asked her to try the Falun Gong practice in 2005. Falun Gong quickly healed her. She became a completely different person—happy, confident, and kind.

Police came to a home that she had rented on July 7, 2014 and attempted to arrest her. When they found that she was not at home, they ransacked the place. Later, she was arrested and detained for a day. After she was released, her landlord refused to rent the place to her any more on orders from the police.


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.