(Minghui.org) Ms. Dai Xizhen a 70-year-old retired professor from the Tianjin Chinese Medicine University, was illegally arrested in November 2015, and is now facing prosecution for exercising her legal right to file a criminal complaint. She filed her complaint with the China's Supreme Procuratorate and Supreme Court against former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin, who instigated the brutal persecution against Falun Gong in 1999.

After the persecution began in July 1999, officers from the Tianjin City Police Department went to the Tianjin Chinese Medicine University to try to force Ms. Dai to give up her belief. They also went to her home three times to threaten her and intimidate her family members.

After Ms. Dai filed her complaint on June 29, 2015, she was arrested by officers from the Wanxing Police Station. The police ransacked her home and confiscated many personal belongings. She has been held in the Nankai District Detention Center for eight months, and her family has not been allowed to see her.


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 17 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.