(Minghui.org) More than 300 locals from Chaoyang City and its subordinate regions were arrested last November for suing Jiang Zemin and accusing the former Chinese dictator of launching the persecution of Falun Gong that resulted in their repeated arrests and detention.

To date, 29 of the arrested Falun Gong practitioners have been sentenced to prison, with terms ranging from 6 months to 12 years. The oldest victim is 79-year-old Liu Dianyuan, who was given 11 years.

About two dozen practitioners are still awaiting prosecution, and their families fear that they face a similar fate for exercising their constitutional right to seek justice against Jiang.

According to family members, many of the detained practitioners were subjected to various forms of abuse following their arrests.

Ms. Wu Jinping has become very weak due to the mistreatment she received in detention. She was twice denied prison admission because of her health, but the police refused to grant her medical parole. She is currently held in Chaoyang City Detention Center.

Below are the practitioners and the prison terms that they have been given.

Chaoyang City (7)

Jiang Wei: 12 yearsLi Guojun: 11 yearsWu Jinping: 7 yearsSong Zhifu: 6 yearsZhao Hongjun: 4 yearsJing Fei: 1 year and a fine of 2,000 yuanRen Man: 1 year

Chaoyang County (1)

Wang Guojun: 5 years

Jianping County (5)

Sha Jingtang: 10 yearsChen Suying: 9 yearsYin Xiuzhi: 7 years and a fine of 20,000 yuanLin Jiangmei: 7 years and a fine of 20,000 yuanWang Zhiguo: 4 years

Beipiao City (7)

Zhou Ruixue: 6.5 yearsLiu Shuhua: 5 yearsWang Qing: 5 yearsWang Yuhua: 5 yearsZhang Haiffeng: 3 yearsYang Qinghua: 3 years with 4 years of probation (meaning he’d be imprisoned for the initial term should he violate probation)Li Zhihong: 3 years with 4 years of probation

Lingyuan City (1)

Liu Dianyuan: 11 years

Other Administrative Divisions of Chaoyang City (8)

Zhao Hongxue, Liu Yaping, Xu Xiuhua, Huo Huixian, Sun Liancheng, Zhang Weimin were each given 3 years with 4 years of probation.

Yang Zemei: 6 months

Lu Xin: 2 years with 3 years of probation

Responsible Parties

The local police and 610 Office worked together in arresting practitioners and getting them indicted. Below is a list of major perpetrators:

Li Chao, chief of Chaoyang City Police DepartmentZhao Liji: Chaoyang City Domestic Security Office agentLiu Chaozhen: Secretary of Chaoyang City Political and Legal Affairs CommitteeGai Yongwu: Chaoyang City 610 Office HeadRao Dapeng: Chaoyang City 610 Office staffWang Chen: Shuangta District 610 Office Head

Background

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 during 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.

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