Australia: Locals in Sydney Support Falun Gong and Lawsuits Against Former Chinese Communist Head

October 04, 2015

( The recent wave of lawsuits against China’s former dictator Jiang Zemin was strongly supported by residents in the Ashfield area of Sydney.

Falun Gong practitioners from Sydney held an event on September 26, 2015, to tell the public, especially the large Chinese population in Ashfield, that more than 180 thousand lawsuits against Jiang have been filed since May. Many local residents signed the petition, expressing their support.

Falun Gong practitioners set up display boards and banners, to inform the public about the persecution and lawsuits.



Local residents in Ashfield sign the petition supporting the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin.

Krzysztof Gawel encouraged practitioners to keep up the good work. He said that he has watched practitioner events in the area for many years. “We must let more people know about the persecution, especially the international human rights organizations.” Gawel said he would like to talk to his parliament member about the persecution, and ask for help to end it as soon as possible.

Violet, a local woman, thanked practitioners for bringing important information to the community. “Jiang should be brought to justice. I believe that many people will support you,” she said. Violet took some materials for her friends, and said she would also like to ask them to sign the petition.

Mr. Xu and Mr. Zhou, two local Chinese residents, said sincerely, “Falun Dafa is great” upon seeing practitioners’ banners. Mr. Xu praised practitioners for their spirits. “The Communist Party is the worst. I often try to convince my friends to quit. I also introduce the the Epoch Times newspaper to them.”

Mr. Zhou also told practitioners that he often read Falun Gong materials and the Epoch Times. He also announced to quit the Communist Party.

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Woman Dies While Serving 3.5 Years for Practicing Falun Gong, Family Suspects Foul Play

October 03, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent in Guanghan, Sichuan Province

( Ms. Li Guixiang died in late September 2015 while serving three and a half years for practicing and spreading information about Falun Gong, a spiritual practice being persecuted by the Chinese Communist regime.

Ms. Li’s daughter received a phone call from Longquanyi Prison around 6 p.m. on September 29, notifying her that her mother was in critical condition. A second call came nine hours later, announcing that Ms. Li had passed away despite emergency rescue. Her family, however, wasn’t given the exact time of her death.

Though Ms. Li’s husband, daughter, and son-in-law were allowed to see her body, two relatives were turned away for not being her immediate family members. The guards claimed that Ms. Li died of natural causes and pressured the family to agree to a quick cremation of the body.

At the time of writing, Ms. Li’s family has not heard anything further from the prison authorities, who hinted at compensation in exchange for the family’s cooperation.

Ms. Li’s imprisonment followed her arrest on October 6, 2013. She was sentenced to three and a half years in June 2014 and soon transferred to Longyuanyi Prison. Her family suspected that she might have been tortured during her imprisonment, as she was only in her early 50’s and had no prior medical conditions.

Prior to her latest imprisonment, Ms. Li was twice arrested in 2000, spent three years in a labor camp from 2001 to 2004, and sentenced to three years in 2008, all for refusing to give up her belief in Falun Gong.

Each time when Ms. Li was arrested, she was subjected to various forms of abuse. In particular, after she was arrested for the third time in July 2001, she was beaten unconscious. Nanmusi Women’s Labor Camp initially declined to admit her due to her severe injuries, but the camp authorities eventually gave in to the police pressure.

The labor camp guards didn’t make Ms. Li’s life any easier, as they tried every means to inflict harm on her. She was once forced to stand for long periods of time without sleep or use of the restroom. The guards didn’t allow her to change her soiled pants.

The relentless persecution of Ms. Li drove away her husband, who divorced her around 2004. Later, he re-married her after seeing how she still took great care of his bed-ridden mother even after their divorce.

Now that Ms. Li is gone, her family is left to grieve the loss of a loving wife, mother, and daughter-in-law.

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Category: Deaths

Over 180,000 Plaintiffs File Criminal Complaints Against Jiang Zemin

October 03, 2015

( More than 180,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), between the end of May and September 22, 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 complaints from 17,935 people were submitted to the Minghui website between August 25 and September 22, 2015.

In total, copies of 153,853 complaints from 182,379 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members were submitted to the Minghui website between the end of May and September 22, 2015.

Despite retaliation and attempts by local authorities to stop practitioners from filing lawsuits, among the 153,853 cases received by the Minghui website, 95,999 cases from 115,384 people were confirmed to have been delivered to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Court. This accounts for 62.4% of total complaints mailed.

Between August 25 and September 22, 2015, out of the 17,935 people who filed lawsuits against Jiang, 12,316 (68.7%) were successful in delivering their complaints to relevant authorities.

Complaints Came from Every Province in China and 28 Countries

Among the plaintiffs, 2,054 are from Taiwan and 27 other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, France, Spain, Indonesia, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Peru, and Hungary.

The plaintiffs in China come from 33 provincial-level administrative divisions, including 22 provinces, 4 municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing), 5 autonomous regions (Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang), and 2 special administrative regions (Hong Kong, Macau).

The Chinese cities with the most plaintiffs taking legal action against the former Communist Party leader are listed below:



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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Toronto Residents Support Lawsuits Being Filed Against Former Dictator of China

October 04, 2015

( More than 300 passersby in the Toronto financial district signed a petition supporting the recent flood of lawsuits against China’s former dictator, Jiang Zemin, during a 1.5 hour period on the afternoon of September 21, 2015.

At the intersection of Yonge Street and Queen Street, the financial district of Toronto, local Falun Gong practitioners held an event during the afternoon rush hour, to inform the public that over 180 thousand lawsuits have been filed since May against Jiang, for launching and directing the persecution in China.




Practitioners hold banners to pass the message of the lawsuits against Jiang.


People sign the petition supporting the lawsuits.

The event was warmly welcomed by the local residents.

Anna, a financial analyst, suggested that the Canadian government should help to bring Jiang Zemin to justice. “Only the Communist Party can implement such a brutal persecution. This is because of its violent nature, and that is why the Party is condemned by the whole world,” Anna said.

Mohit Suri, a bank manager, praised the practitioners and encouraged them to tell more people about the persecution and the lawsuits. He said, “Persecution exists in most communist countries. The Communist Party has brought many disasters to the world. It should not exist.”

Trevor Kearns, a student at Waterloo University, pointed at Jiang’s name on the banner, and said, “We must bring him to justice. The persecution violates human rights. He will go to hell, and will be punished in hell.”

Some Chinese businessmen and tourists were also glad to hear news of the lawsuits.

Mr. Wei and his friend, both from Beijing, signed the petition courageously. Mr. Wei said, “We all hate Jiang Zemin very much. He has committed all kinds of bad things and did nothing good. He should have been arrested a long time ago. We are very glad to hear about the lawsuits. Bravo! You (Falun Gong practitioners) are doing the greatest good deed.”

Both announced they would quit the Communist Party.

A young man from Hong Kong said to practitioners, “I’ve seen many Falun Gong events in Hong Kong and America. The society in Hong Kong has been ruined by the Communist Party. We are losing democracy there. I support all kinds of human right activities.” He was glad to help Falun Gong, and wished practitioners a big success.

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

Ancient Meditation Comes to a Small German Town

October 04, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Shirley

( A young Chinese woman introduced an ancient meditation practice from China called Falun Dafa to Cham, a town with a population of 16,000 people. This town is located in Southern Germany. Its name goes back to the 10th century. The town was established about 200 years after monks founded the first church in the Bavarian forest.

Min and others set up a small banner and began to do the Falun Dafa meditation exercises, sitting on mats, in the town’s park in 2003.

This park is a traffic hub, given its proximity to the town’s train station, elementary school, middle school, and vocational school. The children and students often play or walk in the park, and thus had the opportunity to observe Min and her fellow practitioners whenever they did their exercises.

Min meditates in a park in Cham, Germany.

Young Man Longed to Find Meditation Practice

Michael ‘s family owns a chain store, but he was not very interested in business. He longed to take up ancient Oriental martial arts and thus kept his hair long, like a Taoist.

He heard about Falun Dafa in 2004 and attended a 9-day lecture workshop. He had found the spiritual path he was looking for. Alas, he was not able to attend all nine lectures, and when he tried to contact Min, she had moved.

Four years later, Michael saw Min meditating when he walked by the park. Min was glad to see him again and invited him to the weekly Falun Dafa study group.

“Fortunately, I continued to read the Falun Dafa books during these four years, so it was easy to become part of the group and learn the exercises,” said Michael.

The Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance gave Michael a new perspective on life. He started a group exercise site near his home in Regensburg.

Michael meditates as part of a Falun Dafa group exercise in Berlin.

Passersby Eager to Learn

Many students stopped and asked about the mediation exercises. A girl from Albania used to come daily, and sometimes brought her friends, to learn the exercises. A family of six, who lived nearby, also came to learn the exercises.

After the Chinese regime’s harvesting of organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners was brought to the public by the media, two girls who came to do the exercises decided to help with the signature drive calling to forced organ harvesting in China. Every day after school, they take some of the petition forms and ask pedestrians for their signatures after explaining the brutal crime taking place in China.

Two little German girls learn the Falun Dafa exercises from Min.
Invited to Talk to Students

A student from a nearby high school was an editor for the school newspaper. She invited Min to come and talk to different classes. Min and another practitioner, who had been persecuted in China for his belief, gave several speeches at the school. They were well-received, and many attendees thanked Min for telling them about the important topic.

That student met Min again earlier this year. Recalling an article she read about prosecuting Jiang Zemin, she asked Min to present that topic to the students. Min accepted and said, “Telling others about Falun Dafa is most important to me.”

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Changing My Sentimentality Toward My Husband

October 04, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

( Many practitioners have been exercising their legal rights in the “Sue Jiang” movement. But old forces will take every opportunity to disrupt the trend, and I met with resistance when I tried to send my complaint. In the end, I realized that this resistance was only the result of an attachment that I have harbored over many years.

The Conflict

I filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin without my husband’s knowledge in June. A confirmation of delivery arrived two days later. I helped other practitioners write their legal complaints, as well.

My husband saw my draft and the delivery receipt one afternoon when I was typing a criminal complaint for a fellow practitioner. He became furious, yelling and screaming while he pulled out the computer’s power cord.

“I’ve supported your cultivation for all these years! How could you do this?” he asked angrily. “You’ve exposed our personal information–you’ve ruined us! You’re not allowed to do…to do this kind of stuff anymore!”

He stormed out of the room and did not talk to me for the rest of the day.

Almost immediately, a line from Master’s teachings flashed into my mind: “Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.)

I was able to remain calm and unaffected, in spite of his anger.

Later that evening, my husband called in my cousin to try and persuade me to stop sending complaints. My cousin called the complaints “silly” and wondered why I would do such a thing.

“I am a practitioner,” I replied, “a practitioner who has benefited from Falun Gong. I must speak out for the practice and Master Li. I have to speak out for all the practitioners that were so silently and unjustly slaughtered in the persecution. In fact, you could–and should–file complaints against Jiang, too; what he did was a crime against all humanity.”

My cousin was convinced by my stance. He knew from all these years that the Chinese Communist Party punished anyone they saw fit. “Right” and “wrong” were not words in their dictionary, nor were they concepts that had any meaning to the Party. He suggested that I go to a hideout to keep safe; my husband had suggested my old hometown.

But I would not leave. I told them both that I would surely be all right: I had Master’s protection, and they would not be able to lay a finger on me.

Overcoming My Attachment to Sentimentality

My husband is a generally kind and often timid person, but he has the final say at home. He’s saved my life before, so I’ve treated him with nothing but gratitude for the past forty-some years.

Because of this attachment to sentimentality, I always let him have his way and was afraid to make him upset. I noticed after the computer incident that this was a potential loophole that the old forces would exploit, and did my best to cover it.

I studied the Fa and sent righteous thoughts after my husband banned me from the computer. It felt very calming and comfortable, as if nothing had transpired between my husband and me. I then realized that Master was helping and encouraging me to continue in the right direction.

The next day, my husband was still cross; he refused breakfast and lunch, and drank in their place. With Master’s help, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the old forces’ influence behind this physical manifestation.

In the evening, my husband’s attitude suddenly changed. He ate dinner (albeit quietly). Afterwards, he even went out to buy fruits for me to put before Master’s photo. We began talking and laughing with each other as usual, as if nothing had happened.

It truly is as Master says in Zhuan Falun, that “[a]fter passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!”

The Outcome

My husband has since become more considerate. He even helps me distribute truth -clarification materials and put up Falun Gong posters–something he never used to do. It is apparent that Master has not only taken care of me but also him.

Now, my forty-year-long attachment to sentimentality is gone, and my righteous actions are no longer limited by my emotions. I feel very relaxed.

During this time, dozens of brown spots that had grown under both sides of my armpits disappeared without a trace.

I realized from these two experiences that Master is always next to me and helping me improve in my cultivation. Master taught us in Zhuan Falun that “cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.”

I am sure that I can pass all tribulations as long as I firmly follow Master’s guidance.

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Category: Improving Oneself

“I Won’t Go to China for an Organ Transplant”

October 02, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in the United Kingdom

( “If I want to have an organ transplant, the organ must be from a consenting donor. It is unacceptable to get organs from donors without their consent. I won’t go to China for organ transplantation,” stated Louis, who is wheelchair-bound. Louis is planning to have kidney transplantation surgery. However, he was shocked after learning about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners who are under persecution in China.

Falun Gong practitioners were holding activities in downtown Liverpool on September 20, 2015, to raise awareness of the persecution in China. They displayed banners that read “Falun Dafa is good,” and posters exposing the persecution, especially the CCP’s live organ harvesting. Many local residents and tourists paused and read the posters and watched the practitioners’ exercise demonstration. A number of people talked to practitioners and shared their thoughts after learning about the brutalities taking place in China.

Passers-by read posters and sign a petition calling to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Practitioners talking to people about Falun Gong.

Passers-by pause to watch the Falun Gong exercise demonstration.

A Chinese Court Director Learns the Facts about the Persecution

A middle-aged Chinese woman read the posters carefully. She accepted informational materials from a practitioner and said emotionally, “This is quite different from what I’ve heard from the media in China.” She said that she was the director of a court and would read the information carefully.

There are many Chinese people in Liverpool. Many accepted the informational materials and renounced their membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Some expressed their appreciation to the practitioners.

Several Chinese tourists asked for information about software to circumvent the CCP’s Internet blockade.

A Chinese passer-by (right) thanks a practitioner for her help in quitting the CCP.

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Category: Other Community Events