Mother of Australian Resident Secretly Arrested After Filing Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin

October 27, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent in Henan Province

(Minghui.org) Ms. Li Hui, a 53-year-old woman from Anyang City, Henan Province, never made it back home after she went to her workplace on September 29.

Ms. Li’s family, including her daughter living in Australia, suspects that her arrest was set up by the local police in retaliation for her lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese dictator who initiated the persecution of her spiritual belief Falun Gong.

In late August three local police officers visited Ms. Li and questioned her about the lawsuit she had filed in July this year.

She remains detained, and authorities have pressured her husband not to disclose her persecution to anyone. Local Falun Gong practitioners in Anyang are calling for people of conscience to help rescue Ms. Li.

Prior Arrest and Prison Sentence

Ms. Li was arrested for handing out materials about the persecution of Falun Gong in 2011. She was sentenced to three years in prison with three years of probation. She was released after 14 months of detention and ordered to visit the local judicial bureau once a month to sign her probation papers.

Her employer, the Anyang City Housing and Urban Planning and Construction Bureau, terminated her after her prison sentence. It refused to pay the pension for which she had worked since age 18. She made several requests to her workplace to resume her pension payments, but to no avail.

Ms. Li’s daughter invited her to visit Australia, but she wasn’t able to go because of the travel restrictions placed on Falun Gong practitioners.

An Appointment Turns into a Trap

This past July, Ms. Li mailed a criminal complaint to the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate, listing the torture and unfair treatment she was subjected to for practicing Falun Gong. Her letter was illegally intercepted by the post office.

Ms. Li was visited by three police in late August inquiring about her lawsuit against Jiang.

Judge Li Shiyie of the Beiguan District Court followed up by calling Ms. Li and threatening to send her back to prison. Ms. Li then gave a copy of her criminal complaint to the judge and tried to convince him that she was wrongfully persecuted.

On September 29, Ms. Li’s workplace asked her to come to the office to discuss her pension. She disappeared on that day, and her family suspects she was detained by police.

Ms. Li’s family believes that her latest arrest is related the criminal complaint she filed against Jiang Zemin.

Ms. Li is still under arrest. The police have never notified her family of her whereabouts, and no one knows her exact detention location.

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 in 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.

Responsible parties include
Chen Zhiwei (陈志伟), secretary of Political and Legal Committee
Liu Yaoshen (刘跃胜), An’yang City director of 610 Office
Guo Xiuhong (郭秀红), director of Wenfeng District 610 Office: 011+86-0372-5913402; 011+86-0372-5100154
Shen Haijun (申海军), head of Beiguan District Court: 011+86-0372-2097699

Chinese version available

Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

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