Bo Xilai Served with Lawsuit in Washington D. C. for Participating in the Persecution of Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) Clearwisdom reporter Su Jing reports: Bo Xilai, the Chinese Minister of Commerce, who is visiting Washington DC, was served with a lawsuit on the afternoon of April 22, 2004 in the United States District Court of the District of Columbia by Falun Gong practitioners on charges of "torture, genocide and crimes against humanity."
According to the process server, he hand delivered complaints and other related documents to Bo Xilai in front of the Fairmont Hotel (2401 M Street, N.W.) in Washington D.C. around 6:35 p.m. on April 22, 2004. When Bo Xilai realized he had been served with a lawsuit, he proceeded to throw the papers on to the ground. His entourage immediately attacked the process server.
Bo Xilai is infamous for closely following Jiang in the persecution of Falun Gong
Bo Xilai, the Chinese Minister of Commerce, previously Deputy Secretary of CCPC of Liaoning Providence and Governor of Liaoning Providence, a former Mayor of Dalian City and General Party Secretary of Dalian City. Since Jiang's group openly launched the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Bo Xilai has managed and directed the persecution of Falun Gong in Dalian City and Liaoning Province. The schemes used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in these areas are inhumane and brutal. Bo Xilai is one of those who should bear direct responsibility.
During his term as Dalian City Mayor, Dalian City officials ordered forcible brainwashings, ransacking of homes, illegal detentions, all kinds of tortures, and long-term forced labor to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in Dalian City, making Dalian one of the cities where severe persecution of Falun Gong was carried out. According to Clearwisdom.net reports, as of today, at least 17 Falun Gong practitioners have been verified to have died as a result of persecution (referring to the cases that the persecution process, victims and perpetrators have been identified, many other cases that have not completely verified clearly are not included).
Notorious Dalian Reformatory and other institutes conducted horrible sexual abuses and brutal torture to the practitioners, and was thus commented as national "Advanced Group" for "Transformation Work." Dalian City's Political and Judiciary Branches actively followed Jiang in the persecution of Falun Gong. Dalian City Police Department was given the first-grade citation by the Ministry of Public Security. Jiang Zemin personally promoted Bo Xilai to be Governor of Liaoning Province.
During his term as Governor, Liaoning Province became one of the provinces that persecuted Falun Gong the most severely. Masanjia Labor Camp, located in the suburb of Shenyang City, is infamous for its inhumane and brutal tortures. As of April 19, 2004, according to international human rights organizations, the verified number of Falun Gong practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution in Liaoning Province was 103, ranking fourth in the country. At least three mental hospitals in Liaoning Province have been confirmed to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, namely, Anshan City's Tangjiafang Mental Hospital, Yingkou City Mental Hospital and a mental hospital in Lingyuan City.
During his term as Dalian City Mayor, General Secretary of City Party Committee and Governor of Liaoning Province, Bo Xilai summarized and arranged at numerous meetings and reports the persecution of Falun Gong. In the process of persecuting Falun Gong, Jiang's group implemented the "leadership responsibility system" and the "single-veto system." Heads of the Party and administrations should be fully responsible to the higher-level authorities. In order to get promoted, Bo Xilai transferred responsibilities to lower government departments, encouraging grassroots authorities to brutally torture Falun Gong practitioners, which caused the sharp increase of death cases. For example, No. 2 Prison of the Prison Complex secretly colluded with Shenyang City Court and Procurator's Office and obtained more than 20 "normal" death quotas each year; the prison guards dare to ruthlessly persecute Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to renounce their belief.
Human rights scoundrel is not welcome
Bo Xilai is not welcome wherever he goes due to his evil deeds. He once planned to visit Germany on March 25, 2004, yet Germany Falun Gong practitioners and human rights groups protested and condemned him and requested the German government to prohibit his entry. Bo Xilai's ignominious human rights records became the focus of people's concern. China postponed his visit to Germany that time.
This time he accompanied vice premier Wu Yi to visit the US, Bo Xilai is also facing a lot of condemnation.
During the night of April 20, 2004, New York Falun Gong practitioners unfurled banners in front of the Chinese Consulate, "Bo Xilai, following Jiang in the persecution of Falun Gong, is unable to evade the trial of history," to sternly warn Bo Xilai that he is unable to evade punishment from the law. At the same time, the practitioners called on people from all walks of life to stop the persecution that harms all of humanity and bring Jiang to justice.
At noon on April 21, 2004, Falun Gong practitioners in Washington DC and "The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" and "Friends of Falun Gong" jointly held a press conference in front of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. to appeal to the U.S. government to immediately deport human rights scoundrel Bo Xilai.
Spokesperson for "Friends of Falun Gong" Mr. Court Pearman said in his statement that "In accordance with Section 212(a)(2)(G) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Section 3 of International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA), which provide that foreign government officials who have engaged in particularly severe violations of religious freedom in the past 24 months, and their spouses and children, are inadmissible to the United States." He said that based on U.S. law, Bo Xilai should be among the list of people who are prohibited to enter the U.S., and he is not welcome in the U.S. "Friends of Falun Gong" calls for his immediate deportation.
Perpetrators who persecute Falun Gong are unable to evade justice
Other than the lawsuit in Washington DC, Bo Xilai was also sued in other countries for actively participating in the persecution of Falun Gong. Bo Xilai is also among the defendants listed in a criminal lawsuit filed with the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Germany by forty Falun Gong practitioners. The charges here again are genocide and crimes against humanity.
As of the end of January 2004, forty-five members of various Chinese Communist Party committees, heads of the "610 Office," government officials and personnel of forced labor camps have been added to the watch list of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Bo Xilai was among those people. If these people try to enter Canada, they will be subject to investigation. The findings of the investigation may lead to denial of visa applications, prohibition of entry, and even prosecution in Canada on charges of "crimes against humanity."
On March 9, 2004, "Friends of Falun Gong" and "The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" (WOIPFG) submitted a list of 102 key responsible persons in the persecution of Falun Gong to the U.S. government, including Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing, Zhou Yongkang, Li Lanqing, Wang Maolin, etc., and urged the U.S. government to prohibit these people from entering the U.S.
Besides Bo Xilai, other accomplices that follow Jiang in the persecution of Falun Gong are also unable to evade justice. Luo Gan, Zeng Qinghong, Li Lanqing, Zhao Zhifei, Liu Qi, Xia Deren, Zhou Yongkang, Wu Guanzheng, Sun Jiazheng, Song Fatang, Yang Guanghong, Wang Donghua, Tang Xianqiang, Xu Youfang, Wen Shizhen, and Song Shanyuan and other Chinese officials have been respectively sued in the US, Belgium, France, Iceland, Finland, Moldova, Armenia, Spain, Taiwan, Korea, and Germany. Zhao Zhifei, Liu Qi and Xia Deren have been convicted.
Jiang Zemin, the main culprit for persecuting Falun Gong has been successively sued in the US, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Taiwan and Korea on charges of "genocide," "torture," "crimes against humanity," and "crimes for trampling on human rights," "crimes for depriving people's right for livelihood," "plotting," and "crimes for depriving people of their freedom of conscience and freedom."