August 08, 2015
(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 number of lawsuits being filed against the former Chinese dictator is rapidly rising.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some of the practitioners whose lawsuits were received by Minghui on July 30 and 31, 2015.
Their lawsuits were 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.
1: Mr. Gai Chunlin (盖春林) and Ms. Huang Suqin (黄素芹)
Hometown: Qingyuan County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Date filed: Around July 30, 2015
Mr. Gai Chunlin
Police arrested Mr. Gai in April 2005. In less than three weeks, his family was informed that he had died of heart attack in a brainwashing center.
His family observed severe burn marks on his face and chest and asked for an autopsy. The tissue in part of his digestive tract was “cooked,” indicating that he died as a result of being force-fed boiling water.
His food container was covered in dust when his family found it, suggesting that Mr. Gai hadn’t been given anything to eat for a long time.
Ms. Huang Suqin
Ms. Huang was arrested twice in 1999 and tortured in a brainwashing center for 11 days.
In October 2001, she escaped arrest for telling the public about the persecution of Falun Gong. She left home for four years to avoid further persecution.
2: Ms. Zhuang Yan (庄严)
Hometown: Changchun City, Jilin Province
Date filed: June 30, 2015
Key Facts: Ms. Zhuang was arrested five times, detained three times for about a year, put in a brainwashing center for a month, tortured in a forced labor camp for a year, and sentenced to two years in prison.
In 2000, Ms. Zhuang was not allowed to work and denied all promotions. She was given only the equivalent of $33 USD a month, putting great financial strain on her family, which had no other source of income.
Her husband died in February 2003 after enduring years of constant harassment and threats from the authorities. In October, Ms. Zhuang was put in a brainwashing center for a month, leaving her son with her ill parents.
The police repeatedly tortured Ms. Zhuang during an interrogation in June 2004 until she lost bowel control. She was hung up with her hands tied behind her back, beaten, forced to sit still on a “small stool” (used as a torture device) for 30 hours straight, and put in a forced labor camp for a year.
Ms. Zhuang’s mother died in 2009 due to lack of care. Her father died in July 2011, the day after learning of Ms. Zhuang’s arrest.
Current Circumstances: She was last arrested on July 19, 2011 and sentenced to two years in prison with three years of probation in 2012.
3: Mr. Shang Shuichi (尚水池) and Ms. Fan Shuling (范书玲)
Profession: Former teacher
Hometown: Yuzhou City, Henan Province
Key Facts: When Mr. Shang was arrested and detained for four months in 2000, he was forced to wear shackles and walk quickly. The flesh around his ankles was worn away until his bones became visible.
Mr. Shang was again arrested and tortured in Beijing’s Zhaoyang Detention Center in 2001. He was force-fed large amounts of concentrated salt water. Guards released toxic gas into his and other practitioners’ cells and poisoned his food. Three days later, Mr. Shang’s nose and nails turned black. Guards put them in a car and deserted them in a Beijing suburb.
Not long after he made it home, flesh fell off his feet, and they festered. He had broken ribs and punctured and infected lungs. He died 18 days after he got home on February 20, 2001, at the age of 49.
His wife, Ms. Fan, is also a practitioner, as was his father. Ms. Fan was arrested and detained multiple times and constantly harassed by the authorities. Under the tremendous stress, Mr. Shang’s father died soon after he did.
4: Mr. Wang Liyang (王立阳) and daughter Ms. Wang Yingxia (王英霞)
Hometown: Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province
Date filed: July 2015
Key Facts: Mr. Wang was arrested in 2002 with his younger brother, tortured, and sentenced to six years in prison.
His mother was not able to visit Mr. Wang and his brother in the detention center, and she died a few days later due to tremendous mental distress.
When his teenage daughter tried to rescue him from prison, she was put in a brainwashing center. After 13 days, she became mentally ill, and her condition has not improved.
Current Circumstances: Mr. Wang was released in 2008 and is trying to get medical help for his daughter.
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.
Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin