(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Sicai from Jingyuan County was tried in June 2017 and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for filing a lawsuit against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution of Falun Gong. Detention center guards continually incite inmates to harass Mr. Liu.

Mr. Liu Sicai, 44, is a farmer from Hongliu Village. He was arrested by officers from the Jingyuan Domestic Security Division and the Dongwan Police Station on the night of May 19, 2016, and has been detained at the Jingyuan Detention Center since then. The police also ransacked his home and confiscated his computer, motorcycle and other personal belongings.

Mr. Liu's five children are still in school, and his mother is ill. His entire family is now suffering because of the persecution, as he was the provider for the household.

Mr. Liu filed his criminal complaint with the China Supreme Court and Supreme Procuratorate in July 2015.

Below is Mr. Liu's letter outlining his criminal complaint:

My name is Liu Sicai, and I am a farmer. I used to be an alcoholic. In 2004, three of my friends and I went to visit another friend. He is a Falun Gong practitioner. He treated us warmly and bought a lot of snacks for us. I drank a lot that evening, so he accompanied me home. On the way, he introduced Falun Gong to me and invited me to read the book Zhuan Falun. I was touched by his generosity and the greatness of Falun Gong, and I decided to give it a try.

After I started to read Zhuan Falun, miraculously, my bad habits of drinking and smoking fell away, and my health dramatically improved. I also experienced some miracles, like those mentioned in the book. I truly believe in Falun Gong, and I started to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance so that I could become a better person. I was filled with joy every day and knew that I had truly found what I had been looking for all my life. I completely changed into a better person, and I have not been sick or taken any medicine since then. I am truly grateful to Falun Gong and Master Li.

The Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, and I am one of the practitioners who has been persecuted. The village head and the CCP secretary took my four acres of farmland in 2009 and compensated me only 2,000 yuan per acre. They said it was because I practice Falun Gong. They had the police interrogate me, and they harassed me in many other ways. I was forced to agree to the land grab. Thus, I lost my source of income.

I have met many Falun Gong practitioners in my local area who were detained and persecuted at the local detention center. Some were thin and absent-minded [due to abuse in detention]. Some were missing teeth because of beatings by the detention center guards. Some became very sick, on the verge of death. Some of those practitioners went missing after they went to Beijing to appeal to the government on behalf of Falun Gong.

Although I was not physically arrested and detained, my family and I were put under extreme mental pressure. Jiang Zemin and his regime brutally persecuted Falun Gong practitioners and slandered Falun Gong nationwide. Many in the public were deceived by Jiang Zemin's lies and then discriminated against Falun Gong practitioners. My family was very worried about me. Jiang's crimes took from me the environment to practice Falun Gong freely with others. I had to secretly practice Falun Gong. All of this caused a lot of distress for me and my family.

I now file these criminal complaints, in accordance with Item 41 of China's Constitution, against Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Gong. I request that the Supreme Procuratorate bring charges against criminal Jiang Zemin and end this immoral and inhuman persecution against Falun Gong as soon as possible. I request that the Supreme Court and Supreme Procuratorate immediately release all illegally detained practitioners and family members, restore Falun Gong and Master Li's reputation, and restore my legal right to practice Falun Gong.

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