Former Prison Guard Sues Jiang Zemin after Seven Years of Illegal Imprisonment and Torture
(Minghui.org) Mr. Shen Lixin, 47 years old, used to work as a prison guard in Sifangtuozi Prison in Jilin Province. After China’s former dictator Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, Mr. Shen lost his job and was twice illegally arrested, detained and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2005 for refusing to give up his belief in Falun Gong.
He was subjected to various forms of cruel torture, including being force-fed with chili paste, choked with smoke from lit cigarettes inserted into his nostrils, shocked with electric batons and savagely beaten and kicked while locks of his hair were pulled out.
“I felt like my lungs had exploded, and the pain went straight to my head, as well. My face was covered with tears and mucus, and I coughed uncontrollably,” Mr. Shen described the painful suffering while being force-fed with chili paste.
Mr. Shen Lixin filed criminal complaints with the Supreme People’s Procuratorate against Jiang Zemin on April 8, 2016, holding Jiang responsible for his imprisonment, torture, and job loss.
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 now allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.