United States Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security Receive Criminal Petition against Huang Huahua (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net, October 21, 2005) On the afternoon of October 18, 2005, a criminal petition against Huang Huahua, an official from the People's Republic of China who will be visiting Washington DC, and related letters were delivered to the U.S. Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security. The two departments have signed for these legal documents.
An announcement from the Falun Dafa Association on October 9 pointed out, "From today on, overseas Falun Gong practitioners will file civil or criminal lawsuits against all important government or CCP officials who participate in or continue to implement the persecution of Falun Gong and as a result, commit new crimes in addition to those they have already perpetrated against Falun Gong."
The "World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG)" implemented a global monitoring and tracking system on October 9. New cases of severe persecution are documented and filed daily. Periodically, the cases will be compiled and released to the public, while the names of the perpetrators and those who give them their orders are added to the list of people to be monitored. When they leave China, appropriate legal action can be taken against them.
US Attorney Files Criminal Petition against Huang Huahua
Attorney Shuhui Han, Executive Director of International Advocates for Justice, and Attorney Terri Marsh, Executive Director of Human Rights Law Projects, filed a criminal petition against Huang Huahua at 3:17 pm on October 17, 2005 with the U.S. Attorney's Office of Washington D.C., Criminal Division, regarding 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.
In a separate cover letter addressed to the U.S. 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. Huang, and secure his arrest pending completion of your investigation so that he can not flee prosecution by returning to China."
Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security received the legal documents
On the afternoon of October 18, 2005, a separate legal letter has been sent to Secretary Chertoff of Homeland Security, asking his office to deny Huang entry into the U.S. A copy of the same letter and material has also been delivered to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. The two departments have signed for the receipt of the documents.
Attorney writes to Secretary Chertoff of Homeland Security
Attorney Terri Marsh, Executive Director of Human Rights Law Projects, wrote to Secretary Chertoff of Homeland Security on October 17, 2005. Attorney Marsh stated in her letter, "We are writing this letter to bring to your attention the upcoming visit of Mr. Huang Hua Hua to the District of Columbia on or around October 25, 2005. We request that this individual be prevented from entering the U.S. as the law requires, or if he is admitted, that admittance be allowed to take place only for the purpose of subjecting him to criminal prosecution as required under our treaty commitments under the Convention Against Torture, and U.S. laws implementing these treaties."
Attorney Marsh further stated in her letter, "We also think it is important to point out that U.S. customs and immigration law prohibits entry of torturers and others who commit major human rights abuses, and that the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be alerted to their responsibility to more effectively prevent the entry of those who have committed major crimes against humanity, as Mr. Huang has done."
On the afternoon of October 18, the letter and criminal petition were delivered to the Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC.
WOIPFG implements a Global Monitoring and Tracking System
After the Falun Dafa Association made an announcement on October 9, the WOIPFG implemented a global monitoring and tracking system.
The WOIPFG announced on October 16, "A global monitoring and tracking system has been implemented, consisting of human rights organizations and individuals located in nearly 300 cities in more than 70 countries. The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) coordinates its operation. The goal of the system is to monitor and keep track of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese government officials who are actively involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, so as to assist victims in pursuing legal actions in a timely manner. The tracking system focuses on those who give orders, arrest, brainwash, abuse, torture, and murder Falun Gong practitioners, and those who are directly involved in blocking information, instigating the media, and sentencing practitioners without legal basis."
Those involved in persecution of Falun Gong face final choice
The Executive Director of International Advocates for Justice, Attorney Han, said, "Along with the exposure and further investigation of the persecution, more and more people and organizations have learned about the evil nature of the persecution. Many Chinese officials have expressed a willingness to change their behavior and correct their mistakes. However, some officials like Huang continue committing crimes against humanity. They will be held responsible for what they have done and brought to justice."
The WOIPFG urges those who are persecuted and other people of conscience in China to assist in monitoring and tracking provincial, regional, municipal, and county officials and staff who continue to persecute Falun Gong, as well as the CCP officials who are directly responsible for the persecution. In particular, information is sought regarding the perpetrators' overseas visits. Wherever possible, reports should include name, gender, age, position, and facial characteristics (photo would be best), the country, city, and time of visit, and whether they have any illegal assets or commercial activities overseas. Please send the information to the WOIPFG or forward it through reliable channels.
The WOIPFG urges those who are willing to change their behavior and correct their mistakes send their guarantee statement or regret letter through safe channels to the Minghui/Clearwisdom website.