More Chinese People Are Realizing That Justice Is On the Side of Falun Gong

August 28, 2015 | By a practitioner from Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) I went to a photocopy shop to make a copy of my criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former Communist Party leader. When I entered the store, Zhang, one of the employees, was talking with my brother’s coworkers, Wang and Hu (aliases).

Zhang took my USB flash drive to make the copies. Wang grabbed the first page out of the copier and noticed that it was an indictment letter. He asked if I was suing Jiang Zemin, and Hu burst out saying that I was a Falun Gong practitioner.

“Yes, I want to sue Jiang,” I said. “He is very evil, which he has shown by the persecution of Falun Gong. He initiated the persecution. He can’t get away with it.”

“Actually I know this practice is very good.” responded Hu. “Falun Gong teaches people to do good deeds and to improve their character. I have tried the practice.”

I told them that Falun Gong teaches people to practice the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Wang asked why practitioners surrounded the Chinese Central Government compound in 1999.

“It was a very peaceful appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong,” I said. “Jiang was jealous because the cultivation practice had grown to about one hundred million practitioners in just seven years.”

I then told them that everything that the Chinese government published and broadcast about the practice of Falun Gong was fabricated. Hu said that he had given up the practice because the regime’s leaders told the Chinese people to do so.

“People in more than 100 countries now practice Falun Gong. If the persecution had not occurred, you would most likely still be practicing it. For that, you should also sue Jiang.”

Wang and Hu agreed that Jiang should be put on trial and that he is very evil. They told me that they support practitioners in their efforts to sue him.

Wang wondered if the case against Jiang had merit and could be won.

“Don’t worry about it. We will win. Justice is with Falun Gong practitioners and good people worldwide,” I said. “More than 140,000 people have already sued Jiang, as of today. More and more practitioners are working on their complaints against Jiang.”

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Torture and Rape Survivor Files Complaint Against Jiang Zemin

August 27, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent in Hebei Province

(Minghui.org) Having suffered unimaginable torture for remaining resolute in her belief in Falun Gong, Ms. Ren Jinping from Langfang City, Hebei Province recently filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former head of Chinese Communist Party for launching the persecution campaign against Falun Gong.

To bear witness to the relentless persecution and bring the main perpetrator to justice, Ms. Ren revisits the darkest moments of her life of 10 years ago and recounts the numerous occasions when she was targeted for her belief—nine arrests, illegal detentions, brutal torture, rape by a police officer, forced labor, and sexual abuse.

She also recalls the devastation of losing both parents in a span of five months and the guilt of causing pain and suffering to close family members. Painful as it is, she states, “My ordeal is only the tip of the iceberg of how Falun Gong practitioners in China have suffered in the past 16 years.”

“I only wish to file charges against Jiang,” she clarifies. “Though many public security officials were involved more directly in my persecution, I no longer bear resentment toward them—not even the police officer who raped me. They were all being used and are victims themselves.”

Ms. Ren is charging Jiang with illegal imprisonment, torture, organ harvesting, and genocide. Her complaint was sent on June 26, 2015 and received by the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate the next day.

Following is a summary of what Ms. Ren suffered.

Repeated Arrests

Ms. Ren started practicing Falun Gong in 1995 and soon regained her health. She became energetic and more considerate of others. Her family, friends, and neighbors were amazed by how much she had changed.

When Jiang Zemin launched the persecution against Falun Gong, Ms. Ren made two trips to Beijing between October 1999 and May 2000 to appeal for the right to practice. She was arrested both times, beaten, and fined. After the second arrest, she was sent back to Langfang and tied to a death bed for 45 hours at the city detention center.

Three police officers arrested Ms. Ren in June 2000 for doing Falun Gong exercises in public. They beat her for more than an hour in broad daylight until she lost consciousness, and then took her to the city detention center. She was beaten by director Xing with a shoe, which resulted in severe swelling and loss of hearing.

To escape an attempted arrest in September 2000, Ms. Ren left home to live in Beijing temporarily. During her 19-month stay in Beijing, she was arrested three times for telling people or posting information about the persecution of Falun Gong. Twice she was sent to a detention center, where she was tortured and almost became a victim of organ harvesting. Another time she was raped by a police officer.

We Could Easily Find a Match

Ms. Ren was arrested just a few months after she moved to Beijing in September 2000. While detained at the Chaoyang Detention Center, Ms. Ren was secretly given extensive physical examinations and various tests at the Civil Aviation General Hospital.

“The doctor looked at my results and said, ‘The results look great. We could easily find a match.’ At the time, I had no idea what he meant.”

The guards took her out of her cell after midnight the following day and cuffed her hands behind her and shackled her feet. She was put into the trunk of a car escorted by armed police officers. Curled up in an awkward position in the trunk with her hands cuffed and feet shackled, the pain quickly became unbearable.

After driving for an hour, the car’s engine died. The vehicle was towed back to the Chaoyang Detention Center. Ms. Ren was told not to speak about this.

Years later, she happened to be watching a TV program about state-sanctioned organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. It suddenly dawned on her what could have happened to her. “I still tremble with fear whenever I think of what could have happened that night.”

Raped by a Police Officer

While putting up posters with Dafa information in Beijing in May 2001, Ms. Ren was stopped by a police officer. He tried to grope her while giving her a pat down and when she did not allow it to continue, he beat her with a rubber club until she lost consciousness. He then dragged her to a nearby bridge and raped her.

“I felt a severe pain in my lower body and knew right away what had happened. After the deed was done, he inserted the rubber club into my vagina and sat on top of me. I am not sure how many hours had past before I finally regained consciousness.”

When she saw the officer sitting nearby smoking a cigarette, she shouted for help. He did not appear concerned at all. “Yes, I raped you. I could have killed you and thrown you into the river. We have directives from higher ups to treat Falun Gong however we want.”

In great pain, she managed to get home after he left. She remained in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness for the next few days. She could not move at all. The physical pain eventually passed, but the psychological damage will haunt her for the rest of her life.

The Public Security Hospital

While distributing fliers with Dafa information in October 2001, Ms. Ren was arrested in Beijing. At the Sanjianfang Police Station. she was handcuffed and locked in a metal cage for a day and a night. Later, she was transferred to the Chaoyang Detention Center, where she was detained more than two months.

She was subjected to beatings, made to stand for long periods of time, and her face burned with cigarette butts. Because she refused to write a guarantee statement and renounce her belief, she was confined to a small cell. She was on the verge of death when she was transferred to the Public Security Hospital that December.

The basement of the Public Security Hospital was used to detain Falun Gong practitioners from all over the country. Most were brought there after being tortured to the verge of death. All of the practitioners were cuffed and shackled to a bed in the “spread eagle” position and were only let down when they ate or used the bathroom.

The medical personnel took blood samples from each practitioner every morning. Whoever resisted were shocked with electric batons. A blood sample of 60 ml was drawn from Ms. Ren almost every day during the 27 days she was there.

Authorities from the Langfang Police Department eventually found out where she was and transferred her back. She was sent directly to the Yuecheng Brainwashing Center upon returning to Langfang. During the month she was detained there, the guards beat her every day in an attempt to get her to renounce her belief.

Tortured at the Kaiping Women’s Forced Labor Camp

Ms. Ren was arrested in her own home in Langfang in March 2004 and taken to the Kaiping Women’s Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City, where she was held for two years. She was confined to a small cell for over a year.

She was made to stand 24 hours a day for three weeks in a row, which caused incontinence and her legs to swell. The guards abused her around the clock. They sometimes forced her to kneel down and shocked her on the bottom of her feet with electric batons. The window to her cell was sealed with tape during torture sessions so that no one could hear her screams. The temperature inside the cell rose above 100 degrees during the summer.

Four female guards once stripped her completely naked and yanked all her pubic hair out. They then forced her to stand, even though she was bleeding heavily. She eventually lost consciousness and fell to the ground.

Family’s Suffering

After Ms. Ren left home in September 2000, her non-practitioner husband, Wang Zhixin, was illegally arrested and detained for two weeks. With both parents gone and no place to go, their son slept on the street. The police also frequently harassed and threatened her husband.

The police often harassed Ms. Ren’s elderly parents at their home, almost always in the middle of the night. The couple was taken to the police station late at night one time and weren’t released until after midnight. Constant fear and anxiety took a toll on both her parents’ health.

After Ms. Ren was sent to the forced labor camp in 2004, her mother’s health declined rapidly and she passed away in less than a month. Five months later, her father passed away.

“When I learned of the deaths of my parents, I was so heart-broken and I passed out. The guilt tears me up into a thousand pieces every time I think of them.”

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.

The persecution has led to the deaths of thousands Falun Gong practitioners over 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 now allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.

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Postal Worker Listens to the Facts and Accepts Our Lawsuit Documents Against Jiang

August 25, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner from Shandong Province

(Minghui.org) Today, two fellow practitioners and I went to the local post office to mail our lawsuit documents against the former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin. The two of them went inside to mail their letters while I remained outside to send righteous thoughts.

A short while later, one of them called me inside. The postal worker had refused to accept our letters.

She said, “We received a notice from the police station to call them about the letters addressed to the Supreme People’s Court or the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. The police warned us that whoever approved the letters for mailing would be legally responsible.”

The three of us told the worker about the persecution of Falun Gong and why we were filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin. However, she still refused to accept the letters.

We were not discouraged. “Suing Jiang Zemin is a right of the citizens,” we reminded her. “It is the post office’s duty to accept and mail our letters. The policemen are breaking the law by forbidding us to send letters. They don’t know what is right and wrong. We know it is Jiang’s group who are trying to stop people from sending the lawsuits.”

We patiently told her that there had already been more than 120,000 Falun Dafa practitioners in over 30 countries who have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, who orchestrated the violent suppression of Falun Dafa practitioners. “We are not doing this for ourselves. Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance are universal values. Jiang’s lies have turned many people hostile towards the Buddha Fa. Committing crimes against the Buddha Fa will result in heaven’s punishment when the time comes. Jiang has, as a matter of fact, persecuted all Chinese people.”

One of the practitioners told her about how her healthy drastically improved after she began practicing Falun Dafa.

We had no objective other than to let her know the truth. We continued to explain while she listened quietly. Slowly, she gave our letters the stamp of approval and handed us the receipts.

We were touched, and one of my fellow practitioners burst into tears.

“We thank you for making the right choice out of morality and conscience,” I said to her. “We are deeply moved by your courage. You will be blessed.” We finally explained to her the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its youth organizations. She agreed to withdraw her membership in the Young Pioneers.

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Groundswell to Bring Jiang to Justice Causing Chinese Police to Rethink Persecution

August 24, 2015

(Minghui.org) The current wave of criminal complaints filed against Jiang Zemin, former Chinese Communist Party leader who launched the persecution of Falun Gong, has prompted some policemen in China to think twice about their actions when interacting with Falun Gong practitioners. Instead of arbitrarily following the established persecution policies, many are now examining their own conscience and thinking for themselves. Below are three such instances that took place in Hebei, Shandong, and Heilongjiang Provinces.

Policeman Returns Extorted Money

In an extraordinary move, a local police officer in Yanshan County, Hebei Province returned 4,000 yuan extorted from two families of Falun Gong practitioners on August 11, 2015.

After two practitioners, Liu Aihua and Liu Guifang, were arrested on February 26, 2015 for talking to people about the persecution, they were released on condition that their families each submit 2,000 yuan as a “deposit” to guarantee that the practitioners would not leave home to expose the persecution again in the month of February.

Yet after the month was up, the police refused to return the money and said that the amount would only be returned if the practitioners came in person and submitted their fingerprints.

Liu Aihua then visited the Mengdian Police Station with two other practitioners. Du Zhiqiang, the police officer who arrested them, was not present. The three practitioners told the other policemen about the current groundswell to bring Jiang Zemin to justice. They recognized another police officer who was involved in persecuting practitioners and demanded that he return illegally-confiscated personal property.

The policeman responded, “I’m only a soldier, a pawn on the chess board. I have taken nothing and I know nothing.” But his voice revealed his misgivings.

The three practitioners then asked the receptionist to relay the message to Du Zhiqiang that they had stopped by to ask for their money back.

Du himself came to the practitioners’ homes that same afternoon and returned the 4,000 yuan.

Police No Longer Intimidate so Blantantly

More recently, local government agents and police officers no longer harass and intimidate as relentlessly as they used to.

Two strangers visited practitioner Chen Songkui in Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province, in early August. They asked Mr. Chen, “Did you mail a criminal complaint against Jiang?”

“Yes, I did,” answered the 77-year-old Mr. Chen.

“Don’t leave home,” one of the men said. “Just watch TV at home.”

Mr. Chen’s son came out to the living room and asked, “Where are you from?”

The men admitted that one of them was from the government and the other from the local police station.

Upon repeated inquiries from Mr. Chen’s son, one man said that his name was Zhao Hui and the other Shi Shulin. They prepared to leave immediately after they stated their names. “But don’t leave home,” they warned again.

“Under what rights do you order people not to leave their own home?” Mr. Chen’s son demanded to know.

The two men hurried to their car and drove off hastily.

Police Officers Release a Practitioner Who Filed Lawsuit against Jiang

Two plainclothes policemen came looking for Ms. Wang Huijun at her son’s home on August 20, 2015. They ordered her to go to the local police station to answer a few questions and allowed her son to accompany her.

The two men asked her if she had sued Jiang Zemin, then demanded to know where she printed and mailed the criminal complaint, and who helped her put the complaint together.

“Yes, I sued Jiang Zemin,” Ms. Wang said. “Because he persecuted me. He’s no longer the head of the state. As for your other questions, I’m not going to answer them. It’s not good for you to know that information.”

She added that many high-ranking Party officials had received karmic retribution, the oriental expression for “what goes around comes around.” Even though corruption is always the official “crime” for their being taken down by the authorities, these people have all been instrumental in the persecution of Falun Gong.

Ms. Wang spoke to the policemen for over an hour and told them personal stories, including how she recovered from many illnesses after she took up the practice of Falun Gong.

The policemen asked Ms. Wang to give her fingerprints and sign several documents, to which she firmly refused.

The officers finally agreed to release Ms. Wang.

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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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641 Falun Gong Practitioners from Shanghai Sue Jiang Zemin between Late May and Early August

August 22, 2015

(Minghui.org) A total of 641 Falun Gong practitioners from Shangha filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin between May 27 and August 12, 2015.

The practitioners charge the former Chinese dictator with initiating the brutal suppression of Falun Gong and hold him responsible for the tremendous suffering inflicted upon them by his campaign. The criminal complaints were mailed to the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate.

Many of these practitioners recounted how Falun Gong returned them to health and gave them a new outlook on life. Their dream to live a healthier and happier life was shattered, however, when Jiang Zemin launched a nationwide campaign to eradicate the practice in 1999.

Simply for refusing to give up their belief, they were arrested, detained, and tortured, and had their homes ransacked and personal belongings seized. Many also saw their families implicated for their belief, while some were also forced to pay huge fines.

The Shanghai practitioners who filed criminal complaints include factory employees, engineers, and teachers.

Below, we profile a few of these practitioners:

Ms. Shao Hongzhen (邵鸿珍), 65, used to work in a factory. She was brutally tortured in prison and detention centers after the persecution started, including being force-fed, beaten, and held in solitary confinement. When she went on a hunger strike in detention in 2006, she was force-fed in the prison hospital. Her arms and legs were tied to the four corners of a bed and a tube was inserted into her stomach.

Ms. Cui Baokun (崔保坤), 73, was a principal engineer before she retired. From 2000 to 2003, she was twice arrested and detained for a total of over 100 days. After she was arrested a third time in September 2004, she was sentenced to three years in prison.

Mr. Wang Bingke (王兵科), 39, a middle school teacher, was arrested four times between 2000 and 2008. He was sentenced to three years of probation following his third arrest in March 2007. When he was arrested again a year later, he was incarcerated until October 2010. His school fired him after his release.

While he was detained and imprisoned, Mr. Wang was deprived of sleep, severely beaten, held in solitary confinement, and forced to sit on a small stool for a long time.

Mr. Fa Zhengping (法正平), 69, was a middle school teacher before he retired. He was given two years of forced-labor twice, in 2001 and in 2005. He was arrested again in December 2008 and was sentenced to three years in prison.

He was tortured in the labor camps and prison. He was force-fed unknown drugs. For a long period of time, he was not given enough food and only allowed to sleep two hours a night. He was once shocked with four electric batons at once. He was dressed in a heavy sweater and down coat on hot summer days and was once tied up for more than 20 days in a row.

Mr. Fa was also tied to a metal fence with seven ropes for a long time.

Due to the torture, Mr. Fa lost almost all his hearing for a short period of time, and he had trouble seeing and remembering things. He passed out and fell down several times while he was being tortured. He was unable to walk or think properly afterwards. He sustained severe bruising after being tied up.

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.

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.

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Falun Dafa Practitioners’ Families Destroyed as a Result of Jiang Zemin’s Policy of Persecution

August 21, 2015 | By Ming De

(Minghui.org) When Ms. Wu Weiming was released from prison in 2006 after four years of imprisonment because of her spiritual belief in Falun Gong, she found herself in a terrible situation. Her father had passed away, her mother was seriously ill, her husband had divorced her, her son was forced to leave school, and she had been fired from her job.

Now, she is among the 146,000 Falun Gong practitioners who have filed criminal complaints against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, for launching the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.

Arrested, Imprisoned, Home Ransacked

Ms. Feng Xilan was arrested 11 times and sentenced twice for a total of 12 years since 1999, because she did not give up her belief in Falun Gong. She was tortured and in critical condition both times she was wrongfully imprisoned.

“I was arrested in October 2000. The police ransacked the house in front of my mother,” she said.

“My mother was so terrified, she couldn’t speak and just kept shaking. While I was detained, she was extremely worried. She walked around our home again and again, absentminded. She fell and broke her right wrist.

“The police harassed her in 2005 and she thought they had persecuted me to death. She could not calm down and walked around outside our home. She was so terrified that she did not talk for a long time. After that, her health deteriorated quickly and she passed away, grief-stricken and sad,” recalled Ms. Feng.

Four-Year-Old Child on Her Own

Ms. Luan Qingling described what happened to her four-year-old daughter after her husband was forced to divorce her while she was imprisoned.

“My daughter stayed at home by herself most of the time. She often went outside to look for me. When I finally saw her after I was released, she told me she cried every day in her little bed.

“She said to me with tears in her eyes, ‘Everyone’s mom came to take them home every day after school. But I was always alone. No one ever came to take me home. I missed you so much, Mom.’

“That was such a heart wrenching moment for me,” said Ms. Luan.

Broken Families, Broken Hearts

Because of the persecution, many Falun Gong practitioners’ families fell apart.

When practitioners were arrested or imprisoned, their family members were regularly harassed because of the Communist regime’s guilt by association policy. The mental torment was no less than any physical torture.

Many of the practitioners’ elderly parents suffered mental breakdowns. Their health deteriorated and they passed away.

“In the days just before she died, my mother could not speak or eat. She just looked at me with a grief-stricken stare, tears streaming from her eyes. My heart was broken,” said Ms. Feng Xilan remembering her mother’s last days.

Many practitioners recounted how practicing Falun Gong saved their marriage. However, because of the persecution, they were forced to divorce. Many of their children were left unattended. They missed being brought up by parents who loved and cared for them. They could not attend school. Instead of a happy and carefree childhood, they faced discrimination and humiliation.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution