(Minghui.org) More than 300 locals from Chaoyang City and its subordinate regions were arrested in November 2015. The practitioners had filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, accusing the former Chinese dictator of launching the persecution of Falun Gong, which resulted in their repeated arrests and detention.

Local authorities quickly moved to prosecute the arrested Falun Gong practitioners in the following few months.

To date, 36 of the arrested are confirmed to have been sentenced to prison, with terms ranging from 6 months to 12 years.

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

1. Jiang Wei: 12 years2. Liu Dianyuan: 11.5 years3. Li Guojun: 11 yeares4. Lin Fengfen: 10 years5. Chen Suying: 9 years6. Ma Yanhua: 7 years7. Lin Jiangmei: 7 years, fined 20,000 yuan8. Wu Jinping: 7 years9. Xie Jianping: 7 years10. Xu Jinfeng: 7 years11. Yin Xiuzhu: 7 years, fined 20,000 yuan12. Zhou Ruixue: 6.5 years13. Song Zhifu: 6 years14. Liu Shuhua: 5 years15. Wang Guojun: 5 years16. Wang Qing: 5 years17. Wang Yuhua: 5 years18. Chi Shuhua: 4 years19. Wang Zhiguo: 4 years20. Zhao Hongjun: 4 years21. Zhang Yongkui: 3 years22. Zhang Haifeng: 3 years23. Li Zhihong: 3 years with 4 years probation24. Liu Yaping: 3 years with 3 years probation25. Sun Liancheng: 3 years with 3 years probation26. Xu Xiuhua: 3 years with 3 years probation27. Yang Zemei: 3 years with 3 years probation28. Zhang Weimin: 3 years with 3 years probation29. Zhao Hongxue: 3 years with 3 years probation30. Yang Qinghua: 3 years with 4 years probation31. Lv Xin: 2 years with 3 years probation32. Jing Fei: 1 year, fined 2,000 yuan33. Ren Man: 1 year34. Huo Huixian: 0.5 year35. Sha Jingtang: probation (exact sentence unknown)36. Huang Lixin: probation (exact sentence unknown)

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 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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