(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners are now exercising their legal right to sue Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution of Falun Gong and causing them great harm and tremendous suffering during the past 16 years. The momentum of this new wave of lawsuits against the former Chinese dictator is on the rise.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of two cases but include seven practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on November 21-22, 2015.
These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, as of a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.
Mr. Ruan Aiyin stated in her complaints, “My family and I have not spent a peaceful day during the past 16 years. Every one of us lives in fear.” She had one of her organs forcibly removed.
Mr. Li Jiankui and his family also suffered a lot because of the persecution. He said that the police who ransacked his home were just like the Japanese invaders during the Sino-Japanese Wars.
Profession: FarmerHometown: Jinhan Village, Ningde City, Fujian ProvinceDate filed: August 2, 2015
Ms. Ruan Aiyin filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin on behalf of herself and her daughter, who was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Ms. Ruan Aiyin, 53, a farmer who resides in Fujian Province, was arrested and detained four times, given one year of forced labor, sentenced to five years in prison, confined in a mental hospital, and tortured.
During her second detention in 2002, she was hung up and handcuffed in an iron cage for three days and nights. After more than 40 days detention, she was transferred to the Fujian Province Women's Forced Labor Camp.
The guards took her to a prison hospital, where she was injected with anesthetics and one of her organs was forcibly removed.
She was confined in an isolated cell at the labor camp. She was beaten, handcuffed and forced to remain standing for long hours.
During her third detention in 2004, she was handcuffed, and hung from a door frame where her feet could not touch the ground. She went on a hunger strike, but was forced fed brutally. Her mouth was stuffed with various rotten, smelly and plastic things. After being detained for seven months, she was sentenced to five years in prison.
Ms. Ruan was taken to the Fujian Province Women's Prison in April 2005, where she was injected with unknown drugs about eight times during the first few days of imprisonment. They also mixed unknown drugs into her food and continued to torture her. Guards covered her face and mouth with tape, leaving open only her eyes and nostrils.
She was also taken to the Ningde City Mental Hospital. The medical staff shocked her temples with electric batons and brutally force-fed her.
Profession: Retired geologistHometown: Lixia County, Gansu ProvinceDate filed: August 2015
Mr. Li Jiankui, 66, a retired geologist from the Gansu Province Nuclear Department, was arrested and detained six times, given one-and-a-half years of forced labor, and sentenced to a prison term twice, totaling 11 years.
When the CCP started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, about 10 police officers ransacked Mr. Li's home and confiscated his Falun Gong books, television, video player, and other personal items.
Police officer Wang Xianlong (王宪龙) hit his ankles with a stick and forced him to kneel on the ground.
Mr. Li's second arrest took place in January 2000 for going to Beijing to tell the central government about Falun Gong. He was given one-and-a-half years of forced labor.
During the third arrest in autumn of 2001, superintendent Xu Haigang (徐海刚) struck his face 36 times with his fist and palm.
When detained for a fourth time in June 2002, Mr. Li was forced to pay for the food they gave him.
When he and his wife Ms. Zhang Wanlan were working in the field, many police officers broke into their home, and then went to their field in March 2003. They pushed Ms. Zhang Wanlan to the ground and tied his hands behind his back. They dragged him for about 100 meters. This was his fifth arrest, and this time he was sentenced to five years in prison.
Mr. Li was arrested for the sixth time on June 7, 2012. Two policemen beat him for three days, which caused head injuries. He lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital for surgery, where he was kept for 44 days. Although he had not recovered, the court put him on trial in his own home. He was sentenced to a six year prison term.
Mr. Li's entire family has suffered because of the persecution of Falun Gong. He filed complaints on behalf of himself and his family.
Ms. Li Yonglan, his oldest daughter, was arrested several times and detained in a labor camp for one year.
Mr. Li Xueyi, his son, was also detained in the labor camp for one year and imprisoned in Tianshui Prison for four years.
Ms. Li Mengbing, his younger daughter, was suspended from high school. She was arrested at home on June 9, 2012 and detained in a detention center for over 40 days. Police officers put pressure on her school teachers and forced them to suspend her from school.
His wife Ms. Zhang Wanlan was threatened by police officers on and off and lived in tremendous fear.
Current CircumstancesMr. Li Jiankui's family was still closely monitored and frequently harassed by the authorities.
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In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners in the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.
Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the 610 Office, on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.