June 07, 2015 | By Minghui correspondents
(Minghui.org) Former Chinese Communist Party head Jiang Zemin officially banned Falun Gong in July 1999, causing untold suffering for tens of millions of practitioners and their families over the past 16 years. The situation is now changing.
Between May 28 and 30, 2015, practitioners in China filed at least 70 lawsuits against Jiang with the Chinese authorities. According to information provided to Minghui, these practitioners are from all walks of life in 16 provinces or province-level municipalities.
Most of the suits involve severe and lengthy torture. Ms. Li Xiuying, 62, is a former hospital employee in Tonghua City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sent to a forced labor camp twice, held in detention centers six times, and her home was ransacked twice. She was brainwashed multiple times by workplace officials, 610 Office staff, and coworkers. She was beaten, kicked, force-fed, injected with drugs against her will, handcuffed, and shackled. The torture left her with injuries to her head and legs, and missing teeth.
Mr. Chen Mingan, 56, who lives in Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, was detained in a forced labor camp four times between 1999 and 2008, for a total of 6.5 years. He was sent to brainwashing centers four times between 2001 and 2008 for a total of 6 months. He was held in detention centers four times, for six months, between 1999 and 2010. He was fired from his job in February 2000. His wife, Ms. Huo Meilian, was sent to a forced labor camp in June 2007, where the forced labor and torture damaged her health. She died in January 2014.
They were all mistreated for one reason, their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Although their experiences differ, all these practitioners were mistreated because of Jiang’s persecution policy. Ms. Dong Jingya, a Class 1 registered architect, was arrested in March 2015 for taking care of Ms. Gao Rongrong (a practitioner whose face was disfigured in 2004 and later died of torture in 2005). She was sent to a forced labor camp for three years. In the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Dong was handcuffed to heating pipes, force-fed, and injected with unknown drugs, among other forms of torture. In the end she was in a life-threatening condition and was conditionally released.
Below is a detailed list of 70 practitioners who brought lawsuits against Jiang between May 28 and 30. Most are women between 34 and 82 years of age.
Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin