9 More Sentenced to Prison for Seeking Justice Against Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) A total of nine more people living in two Chinese cities are confirmed to have been sentenced to prison for filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin and accusing the former Chinese dictator of initiating the persecution of Falun Gong that resulted in their past detentions.
Yueyang City, Hunan Province: 4 Sentenced
Louqu District in Yueyang City, Hunan Province announced sentencing of the following practitioners on July 16 of this year.
Sun Pinghua: 3 yearsFu Gui, Li Ruitian, Long Bingfeng: each 2.5 years
Mr. Fu was also fined 3,000 yuan.
All four practitioners were arrested on September 22, 2015 and tried in May this year. They remain at Yueyang City Detention Center while they appeal their verdicts.
Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province: 5 Sentenced
Mr. Wang Xing was arrested on October 10, 2015 and tried on February 23, 2016. He was later sentenced to 3.5 years and transferred to prison on June 15, 2016.
Ms. Yang Danhe was sentenced to 3 years in May of this year and has been transferred to Jiangxi Province Women’s Prison to serve her term.
Xu Shuijin, Liu Hongmei, and Chu Qihua were arrested in July 2015 and later sentenced to prison. They are appealing their verdicts, but their original sentences and appeal status are unclear at the time of writing.
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 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 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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