Update on Lawsuit Filed Against Jiang: The Lawyers of the Plaintiffs to Meet with the Judge on January 13
(Clearwisdom.net) When the Dictator Jiang visited the United States in October 2002, Falun Gong practitioners and their relatives suffering from his persecution filed a lawsuit against him in the US Federal District Court with charges of genocide. The United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois has set Monday January 13, 2003 as the date for the lawyers of the plaintiffs to meet the judge for the initial scheduling conference. The case is to proceed from 10 am until noon (Eastern time). It is reported that this conference will determine the time for the next hearing in this case against Jiang. We hope that Dafa disciples will relay relevant information to each other in a timely manner and send forth righteous thoughts frequently, clearing up their own dimensions and purging the various forms of evil interference targeted at this case.
As defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, "genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." No one, including heads of state, can be above the law when they commit such crimes against humanity.
In October of 2002, a group of Falun Gong practitioners brought a lawsuit against Jiang under the charge of "genocide." This lawsuit encapsulates and defines the Jiang regime's brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in the past three plus years. One could read about Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted to death on the Internet on a nearly daily basis, and there are many death cases that have not yet been exposed outside of China due to the regime's information blockade. Brutal torture is commonplace, including subjecting practitioners to electric shocks, water dungeons and sleep deprivation; branding and burning them; exposing them to the heat and cold for long periods of time; forcing them to perform heavy physical labor; and other forms of torture such as the tiger bench, where practitioners are forced to sit motionless on a tiny stool just inches off the ground. There have been countless such victims. Furthermore, the Jiang regime has sent large numbers of perfectly healthy practitioners to mental hospitals, injecting them with mind-altering drugs and causing severe psychological damage. The above acts have violated the first two classifications of the genocide law.
In addition, the Jiang regime has systematically used the state-controlled media such television, radio, and newspapers to viciously slander and defame Falun Gong. They have forced schools, government agencies, and enterprises to institute their policies to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. This has caused Falun Gong practitioners to be unable to attend school, to have jobs, or to lead normal lives in society. Countless families have been broken apart and individuals forced to abandon their homes. Many Falun Gong practitioners have very few ways to survive on a daily basis. This is in direct violation of the third classification of the genocide law.
This campaign of attempting to eliminate Falun Gong is targeted at the system of beliefs taught by Falun Gong. All of their acts are aimed at forcing all Falun Gong practitioners to give up their beliefs, thereby eliminating the existence of Falun Gong. They are attempting to turn around the Falun Gong practitioners' thoughts and beliefs, sending the steadfast practitioners to be brainwashed. The whole purpose of the brainwashing is to destroy this belief spiritually. This campaign of persecution is being systematically carried out by Jiang's "610 Office" with an unmistakable intent, using the most wicked methods in its implementation, and indeed committing genocide.
The genocide carried out against Jews in World War II was not fully recognized by the world until more than twenty years later. Today, the Jiang regime is carrying out genocide against Falun Gong practitioners. If people can recognize this for what it is while it is ongoing and do their utmost to put a stop to it, then society's sense of justice, morality and rule of law can be upheld, ensuring a bright future for humanity. Only when humanity truly treasures what defines good human nature, will they receive blessings from Heaven. Only when Dafa disciples do well in playing their main roles of assisting Teacher in Fa-rectification, will the final hope for sentient beings to find salvation be fulfilled.