Criminal Petition Filed in Washington DC Against Huang Huahua, Governor of Guangdong Province (Photos)
At 3:17 p.m. on Monday, October 17, a criminal petition was filed with the US Attorney's Office, criminal division, charging Huang Hua Hua, an official from the People's Republic of China who will be visiting the Washington DC, with acts of torture in violation of the criminal laws of the United States. Title 18, Section 2340 makes acts of torture committed outside the U.S. subject to criminal prosecution in this country. The Executive Director of International Advocates for Justice, Attorney Han, and the Executive Director of Human Rights Law Project, Attorney Marsh filed the petition. In a separate cover letter addressed to the US Attorney, Kenneth L. Wainstein, the attorneys for Falun Gong stated:
"Mr. Huang has played a major role in carrying out numerous acts of torture and genocide in connection with a six year campaign of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners that has been waged by many high-level officials of the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party, as instituted by former President of China Jiang Zemin. These abuses violate international human rights standards, the law and Constitution of China, and the criminal laws of the United States. We therefore call upon you to promptly investigate these criminal charges, initiate the criminal prosecution of Mr. Xuang, and secure his arrest pending completion of your investigation so that he can not flee prosecution by returning to China."
Attached below are file stamped copies of the cover letter, and the first and final pages of the criminal petition.
A separate legal letter has been sent to Secretary Chertoff of Homeland Security asking his office to deny Huang entry into the US based on US law. A copy of the same letter and material has also been delivered to Attorney General Gonzalez, the chief US officer responsible for criminal prosecution in the US.