(Minghui.org) “As they tormented me psychologically and humiliated me, they tortured me physically. My body deteriorated, and my spirit was broken. I felt my will weaken, I couldn’t control my emotions, and I realized that I was losing my mind.”

Above is an excerpt from a criminal complaint Mr. Yu Fenglai filed against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, who launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.

Mr. Yu Fenglai, a former major in the armed police, served in Shandong Province. He had been hospitalized three times, but recovered his health after he started practicing Falun Gong in 1997.

After the persecution of Falun Gong started, he went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa on January 2, 2000. He was arrested and stripped of his rank. Later, he was given two years of forced labor.

The 52-year-old man holds Jiang Zemin responsible for his torture and forced labor. He mailed his criminal complaint to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate on September 16, 2015 and received a notification that it was received on September 18.

Psychological Manipulation

Mr. Yu was placed in the “Intense Discipline Unit” of the Shanxi Armed Police Forced Labor Camp. The leaders of the unit were instructed to beat the inmates, especially Falun Gong practitioners.

Mealtimes were extremely brief. Even when Mr. Yu ate very fast, he still couldn’t finish his food. He was hungry all the time but still had to do heavy labor.

Hungry and exhausted, he ate weeds and worms in the fields where he worked. There was no rest when the work ended. He and others were forced to stand in rows until it was time for bed.

A special “transformation group” was set up specifically to target practitioners in the military to give up their belief. The staff interrogated him to place more pressure on him. Other than when he slept or worked, Mr. Yu was interrogated night and day.

Some of the perpetrators made clever arguments, and round after round, the interrogations got more intense. Mr. Yu was exhausted.

They offered inmates possible early release to help them wear Mr. Yu down.


When they realized that they could not “transform” Mr. Yu, they humiliated him. They knew he respected Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, so they placed pictures of Master under his bed, forcing him sleep on them without knowing it.

They placed Master’s picture on a blackboard and wrote slanderous words on it. They ordered Mr. Yu to step on Master’s picture. If he didn’t, they would beat him in front of his former colleagues.

They would lift him up and throw him on Master’s pictures. They gathered all the inmates and forced everybody to shout words and sing songs that slandered Falun Gong.

At Mr. Yu’s young son’s elementary school, they forced the boy to write letters to persuade Mr. Yu to “transform.” They made Mr. Yu write down his “thoughts” every day. If he refused, they would punish all of the inmates, making them stand out in the sun with him for a long time to instigate hatred against him and Falun Gong.

The torture continued, day after day. Finally Mr. Yu did not have any energy left. He could not handle it anymore. With pain in his heart, he gave in.

For a period of time, the torture stopped. Mr. Yu knew it was a huge mistake to give in, so he told them that he had been forced to do it and that his belief in Dafa would never change. He was put right back into the Intense Discipline Unit. A new round of torture started.

Military Drills and Sleep Deprivation

This time, it was physical torture as well as mental. They forced Mr. Yu to go through intense military drills, which challenged him to an extreme. They limited his food and water. He was deprived of sleep. His health deteriorated, and he passed out multiple times.

After a full day of torture, Mr. Yu had very limited time to sleep. Two people took turns watching him every night. The moment he fell asleep, they would wake him up.

Those in charge of the “transformation” group told him that they could easily make him insane, but that their goal was to “transform” him.

He suffered so much and was at the brink of insanity. A senior-ranking official from the Armed Police came to visit the camp and gave orders that Mr. Yu be transferred to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo, Shandong Province.

Unknown Drug

Mr. Yu was carried into the Intense Discipline Unit at Wangcun by two guards as soon as he arrived at the camp. Brainwashing sessions began right away.

He was extremely weak when he arrived. They struck him on his hands, arms, legs, and head with a wooden board. They deprived him of sleep. They were convinced that, as long as Mr. Yu was clear-headed, he would not give in.

They forced him to take unknown medication to affect his mind. With the torture and the effects of the unknown drug, Mr. Yu was disoriented and mentally confused.

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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 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 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.