Over 157,000 People File Criminal Complaints Against Jiang Zemin

August 23, 2015

(Minghui.org) More than 150,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), between the end of May and August 20, 2015. They urge the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court to bring Jiang to justice for his abuses of power in orchestrating the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Copies of 9,643 complaints from 11,068 people were submitted to the Minghui website during the past week of August 14 to 20, 2015.

In total, copies of 132,060 complaints from 157,851 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members were submitted to the Minghui website between the end of May and August 20, 2015. Among the plaintiffs, 156,080 are from mainland China and 1,771 are from 27 other countries.

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The plaintiffs from mainland China are located in:
• all 34 provincial administrative regions, including 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities, and Hong Kong and Macao
• 319 of 334 (96%) prefecture-level cities and prefectures
• 1,758 of 2,862 (61%) counties and county-level cities

The Push to Bring Jiang to Justice

Between January to the end of July 2015, over 3,500 people in Zhangjiakou City, including its suburbs and nearby counties in Hebei Province, signed a petition calling for a thorough investigation of Jiang’s crimes, including the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.

“Who did this!? Let’s look for him and find out who ordered him to do this,” said one person who signed the petition.


Signatures and fingerprints from people signing the petition calling to investigate the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners detained or imprisoned for their belief.

Ten Swiss politicians wrote to Chinese President Xi Jinping on August 10, 2015, urging him to help bring Jiang to justice. Their letter stated, “Given the direction in which China wants to move and the 111,000 complaints filed so far, it is hoped that you can facilitate the arrest of former President Jiang Zemin and those responsible for this disgrace, and bring them to justice to stand trial for these crimes.”

“The world is watching, and we are all witnesses. Our duty is to make this appeal because one day history will judge our response to these crimes that cannot go unpunished.”

The elected officials include four Swiss Federal Members of Parliament: MP Dominique de Buman, MP Carlo Sommaruga, MP Didier Berberat, and MP Leuenberger Ueli; five members of the Grand Council of the Canton of Geneva: Marc Falquet,Henry Rappaz, M. T. Engelberts, Lydia Schneider Hausser, and Buschbeck Mathias; and Jean- Daniel Vigny, former Permanent Representative of the Swiss Confederation to the United Nations.


Ten Swiss politicians wrote to Chinese President Xi Jinping, urging him to help bring Jiang to justice.

Craig Kelly of Australia, Member of Parliament and co-chair of Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH), called the practice of forced organ harvesting “reprehensible,” and pledged to continue working with Falun Gong practitioners to expose the issue and stop the crime against humanity.

“It is a barbaric and cruel practice that has no place in our world, and it is pleasing to see that all nations are taking strides against this,” Mr. Kelly added.

To stop the inhumane organ trafficking, David Shoebridge, Member of Parliament of New South Wales, submitted a petition with over 70,000 signatures and a bill, “New South Wales Human Tissue Amendment (Trafficking in Human Organs) Bill 2015,” which won support from other lawmakers.


David Shoebridge, Member of Parliament of New South Wales.

Impact of Lawsuits Against Jiang

Falun Gong practitioners and their family members describe how they have benefited from practicing Falun Gong and how they have suffered as a result of the brutal persecution. They used their real names despite the ongoing persecution in China.

The plaintiffs include governmental officials, managers, technical personnel, doctors, lawyers, professors, laborers, farmers, and business owners.

Among the over 132,060 complainants:

• 3,495 became handicapped or had family members tortured to death.
• 18,828 had multiple family members persecuted.
• 22,287 were incarcerated in forced labor camps or prisons.
• 652 were incarcerated in mental hospitals.
• 54,449 were held in detention centers or brainwashing centers.
• 27,399 suffered economic losses due to extortion, loss of employment, or having their salaries or pensions reduced or suspended.
• 7,732 had family members who lost their jobs, were expelled from school, had mental breakdowns, or passed away as a result of the persecution.

A police officer in Fushun City, Liaoning Province, called Mr. Liu Yue and asked if he had submitted a complaint. Upon obtaining Mr. Liu’s confirmation, the officer then told him, “I am impressed by you [Falun Gong practitioners]. I have made so many phone calls, and no one has denied mailing their complaint.”

Three members of the European Parliament, Dr. Cornelia Ernst and Prof. Klaus Buchner, both from Germany, and Merja Kyllönen from Finland, sent a joint letter to the Chinese Supreme People’s Procuratorate on July 20, 2015, urging Procurator General Cao Jianming to prosecute Jiang Zemin for the persecution of Falun Gong and the systemic, state-sanctioned harvesting of organs from Falun Gong practitioners.

In their joint letter, the three MEPs stated that these crimes threaten world peace and safety, and criticized the Chinese government for extending its persecution overseas.

They also expressed their respect for Falun Gong practitioners, citing their courage in filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin. They said that the compassion and courage demonstrated by practitioners will encourage the international community to join in taking action to end the persecution.

Many Chinese became excited upon learning of the lawsuits against Jiang. One said, “You are eliminating harm for the people. Jiang persecuted Falun Gong when he was in power. He encouraged corrupted officials to do bad things. He should have been arrested.”

Background

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.

Over the past 16 years, more than 3,800 Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed tortured to death. The actual toll is likely higher, because such information is tightly censored in China. 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.

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

Quebec, Canada: Exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s Live Organ Harvesting

August 21, 2015 | By a practitioner in Montreal

(Mnighui.org) Falun Gong practitioners held activities at Place D’Youville in Quebec, Canada on August 15, 2015 to introduce the practice and draw attention to the persecution in China. They exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and collected signatures to help stop the atrocity.

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Demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises.

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Reenactment of the CCP’s live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.

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Passers-by stop to learn about the persecution of Falun Gong.

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Passers-by sign petition to stop the CCP’s live organ harvesting.

Quebec City is the capital of Quebec Province. The weather was sunny and pleasant on the day of the event. There were many tourists from across the world on the square. Falun Gong practitioners wearing yellow T-shirt with the words “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Good” demonstrated the exercises. On a table in front of the square were flyers and other informational materials in English, French and Chinese. Practitioners talked about Falun Gong and the persecution to passers-by and distributed informational materials.

Three large banners at the back of the event location read “Falun Dafa is good,” “Persecution of Falun Gong is genocide,” and “Stop the CCP’s live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.” A reenactment of the CCP’s live organ harvesting was conducted to illustrate how medical facilities affiliated with the Chinese military, as well as the police and civilians are involved in the atrocity. The practitioners in the reenactment also answered questions from passers-by about the organ harvesting crimes.

Many people signed the petition calling for an end to the atrocities. Three Chinese tourists accepted informational materials and immediately renounced their CCP membership.

That evening the practitioners held a candlelight vigil to call for an end to the CCP’s persecution and to commemorate fellow practitioners who died in the persecution.

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Falun Dafa Practitioners Tortured for Refusing to Do Hard Labor

August 23, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Jilin Province, China

(Minghui.org) One of the workrooms in the Jilin Women’s Prison is specifically designated for Falun Gong practitioners who are confined in the No. 8 Ward. The workroom holds about 100 people. Although other workrooms are scattered throughout the prison, practitioners from this ward are taken to this particular workroom to do hard labor.

They are forced to work from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with no breaks. They then have to attend a brainwashing session from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ms. Liu Fang, Ms. Fu Guihua, and six other practitioners in the No. 8 Ward began a work strike on June 20, 2015.

Ms. Liu Fang Tortured

The guards in charge of the No. 8 Ward began to torture Ms. Liu in late June. They took her to a torture chamber on the first floor.

Ms. Liu’s 70-year-old father had asked to see her many times. The officials declined his requests and claimed that it was prison policy.

Guards used various methods to torture Ms. Liu, including handcuffing and shackling her to the ground, hanging by her hands tied behind her back, and tying her to a bed. She was also forced to sit on the floor with her legs straight out and one hand tied to a bed. One guard sat on her back and pushed her head towards her knees, while another pulled her arm.

She was forced to sit on a small stool for hours without moving, causing festering sores to develop on her buttocks. She was not allowed to use the toilet after 5:00 p.m. Her hair turned gray at age 47.

One guard claimed that they were giving her a special treatment, and were not torturing her. Ni Xiaohong, team leader in the No. 8 Ward, was in charge of torturing Ms. Liu, This guard claimed that she was not afraid of retribution for her brutal actions.


Torture re-enactment: Handcuffing and shackling someone to the ground

Ms. Fu Guihua Monitored

The guards began to “rigorously control” Ms. Fu on July 4. She was transferred to cell 207, and is being monitored by a guard named Tu Qiang and an inmate. Because of the torture, she has back pain and suffers cramps in her legs and arms.

She is not allowed to have contact with her family, and the guards kept the five letters she wrote to her family.

Ms. Fu asked her family to file a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, in May 2015. When the family visited the prison on July 20, guard Tu Qiang claimed that the prison section needed to approve the complaint letter before Ms. Fu could sign it.

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Ms. Liu Fang Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured in Jilin Women’s Prison
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Category: Torture of Women