(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 four of the practitioners whose lawsuits were received by Minghui on August 7, 2015.
Their 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.
Profession: TeacherHometown: Gao'an City, Jiangxi ProvinceDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Teng has been arrested three times--in 2000, 2002, and 2008--and detained three times for over four months in total. Her last arrest led to two years in a forced labor camp.
Before she started practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Teng was in terrible health and often bled from her nose and bowels, including when she coughed. She was in such bad shape that her parents had her coffin made before she was 30 years old. She later developed serious fluid accumulation in her abdomen due to liver failure and almost lost her eyesight. She recovered from her ailments after reading Zhuan Falun and sending a copy of it to her sister.
Hometown: Dalian City, Liaoning ProvinceDate filed: August 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Zou Wenzhi, son of 91-year-old Mr. Zou Xianyi, was beaten to death by the police in 2000. His heart was ruptured, his ribs broken, and his flesh mangled.
The authorities also arrested his two daughters and held them in forced labor camps.
Due to the tremendous pressure, Mr. Zou Xianyi and his wife gave up practicing Falun Gong. His wife passed away in 2014.
Profession: Hair stylistHometown: Hailin City, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: June 23, 2015
Key Facts: Hailin City police arrested Ms. Jia in 2002 and tortured her in the police station to try to extract a confession. She was beaten, hung up, humiliated, and force-fed before she was sentenced to nine years in prison.
She was held in Harbin Women's Prison from 2003 to 2009, where she was beaten, subjected to brainwashing, and constantly monitored.
The authorities still refuse to register her marriage.
Profession: Deputy director and accountant for Jiamusi City Construction BureauHometown: Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang ProvinceDate filed: July 14, 2015
Key Facts: The authorities held Ms. Wu in a mental hospital and drugged her in 1999 and 2000. She was fired from her job in 2000.
Ms. Wu was again arrested, beaten, and detained in 2001. She learned that she was sentenced to three years after being held in Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp. She was tortured for months in the camp, until she was near death: her blood pressure was zero, and she had multiple organ failure and was in shock. Instead of giving her immediate medical attention, guards kept her locked up for some time before releasing her.
Ms. Wu escaped an arrest attempt in 2002 and left home to avoid further persecution.
When she returned home in 2004, the police broke into her house. She jumped out of a window and injured her arm. She was afraid to go to a hospital for over a month. When she finally did, the injury could not be fixed.
Current Circumstances: Ms. Wu is still being hunted by the police and cannot return home.
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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 during 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.