(Minghui.org) In the Zhangjiakou Area of Hebei Province, 5,456 people signed petitions calling to prosecute former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for initiating the Communist Party's brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
Since May 2015, more than 200,000 criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin have been filed with the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Supreme People's Court.
Two practitioners showed the petition to four high school students. One student said, “We've quit the Chinese Communist Party already. Let's sign the petition.” Another added: “Please give our greetings to your Teacher.”
A street vendor agreed to quit the Communist Party and its youth organizations. He said, “I've read the materials. Jiang is responsible for the corruption of the Chinese government and society.”
A man was fixing his tricycle on the edge of town. A practitioner told him about the persecution of Falun Gong and asked him to quit the Communist Party. He was very receptive used his true name to quit the Party. “Only Falun Gong can to out the true nature of the CCP,” he said. “Everyone will be grateful to your Master [the founder of Falun Gong] in the future.”
Three men selling tricycles in a town agreed to quit the Party. One said, “The moral standard has degraded so terribly. The law can't help,” as he signed his name on the petition.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other members of the Politburo Standing Committee 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 Communist regime established an extralegal security organization, 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 its citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.