People in Japan in Favor of Bringing Former Chinese Dictator to Justice

November 28, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Japan

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners’ non-stop peaceful efforts to raise awareness of the 16-year persecution, particularly the recent filing of lawsuits against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin who initiated the persecution in 1999, have received worldwide support, especially in Asia.

In Japan alone, more than 45,000 signatures have been collected since July in support of the Falun Gong practitioners and their families in China who have filed criminal complaints against Jiang. Nearly 770,000 signatures have been collected in Asia as a whole, excluding China.

Signature drives are still being held across Japan. Falun Gong practitioners in Kumamoto recently went to Oita Prefecture, which is more than 200 km away, to raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong and collect signatures in support of the lawsuits against Jiang.

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On the busy streets of Oita Prefecture, people sign to support bringing former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin to justice.

Locals and tourists from other prefectures in Japan were quick to sign the petition when they learned how brutally a group of people who live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are being persecuted.

They encouraged practitioners to keep up their efforts and wanted to help inform more people so that the persecution will end soon.

“Give me one more copy of that information. I’d like to my grandson, his wife, and my great-grandson too read about it,” said a 91-year-old woman after she signed the petition.

One woman was very upset to learn about the Chinese regime’s state-sanctioned harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. “Live organ harvesting? I can hardly believe what I’m hearing,” she said. “How can we allow such an unspeakable human rights’ violation to go on?! Let’s work together to put an end to it!”

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People Learn of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin from Posters Displayed in Public Places

November 29, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent

(Minghui.org) Posters about Falun Gong and the charges that a multitude of Chinese citizens have brought against Jiang Zemin have recently appeared along busy roads, on public bulletin boards, at bus stops, and in numerous other public spaces in the cities of Changchun and Yitong. Both cities are in China’s northeastern province of Jilin.

The posters were produced by local Falun Gong practitioners. With limited resources and a high risk of arrest for producing such material, the posters appear to have been produced on home-based printers, with 16 pages A4-sized paper put together to make each one.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), initiated the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, and created the 610 Office, giving it the power to override the police and judicial system to carry out his persecution policy.

Over the past 16 years, more than 3,800 Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed to have died as a direct result of the persecution. The actual toll is likely much higher, because such information is tightly censored in China. Some estimates put the likely death toll at over one million.

As the persecution has dragged on for 16 years, Falun Gong practitioners seek creative ways to inform people about Falun Gong and expose the brutal persecution. Despite risk of arrest, practitioners hang banners and posters to raise awareness of the goodness of Falun Gong and the brutality of the persecution.

The posters most recently appearing inform the public about the charges brought against Jiang Zemin as the ringleader of the persecution of Falun Gong. Under his influence, countless Chinese citizens have been unlawfully imprisoned, deprived of their constitutional right to freedom of belief, subjected to brutalities and abuse of power, and suffered innumerable instances of torture, abuse, organ harvesting and even death.

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China’s Railways Complicit in the Persecution of Falun Gong

November 29, 2015

(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using the nationwide identity card (ID) system to target Falun Gong practitioners on its railways. Many practitioners have been illegally arrested, searched, and had their personal belongings confiscated.

Six Falun Gong practitioners from Chongqing were detained at the railway police substation when they showed their ID cards to buy tickets at the Caiyuanba Railway Station. Two of the cards triggered alerts to the police. Their Falun Gong books and informational materials were confiscated.

Ms. Li Huilan was arrested at Caiyuanba Railway Station when she showed her ID to buy a ticket on July 23, 2015. She was later detained at the Qianzhugou brainwashing center in the Shapingba District of Chongqing.

Ms. Jiang Yourong was also harassed and searched at the same railway station, on the same day, after her ID triggered an alert.

Similar incidents have occurred in many railway stations in different provinces, including the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, the Fengdu Railway Station in Chongqing, and the Xuchang City Railway Station in Henan Province.

Using personal identification cards to persecute Falun Gong practitioners is illegal according to the Identification Card Act, Article 14, of Chinese Law.

It appears that local police departments have added the names of Falun Gong practitioners to the network to prompt the alerts. Authorities are notified when these ID cards are scanned.

Linking the Chinese Railway network’s ticketing system to the identification card system is also illegal. Discrimination and harassment of passengers based on their belief violates their human rights, which are protected by the Chinese Constitution.

The Railway ticketing network has no right to read a citizen’s personal identity, according to the Identification Card Act, Article 19.

Railway police are arresting passengers, and searching and confiscating their personal belongings, without showing their badges, without lawful reason, and without a warrant. This is a crime of illegal search.

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Lawsuits Against Former Chinese Dictator Find Support in Germany

November 20, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Europe

(Minghui.org) “I want to sign!” These words were heard repeatedly from people from around the world visiting Weil am Rhein, a city seated in the border triangle between Germany, France and Switzerland. The occasion was a November 14 signature drive organized by Falun Gong practitioners to call for an end to the brutal state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners and to support practitioners’ lawsuits against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for his leading role in the persecution of Falun Gong.

From the end of May through November 2015, more than 196,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their families have filed criminal complaints against Jiang. These lawsuits are finding strong support worldwide. More than 770,000 signatures have been collected between July and the end of October in Asian countries to support the lawsuits and people in America and Europe have also joined the effort to bring Jiang to justice.


A passerby signs a petition to show his support for ending the persecution of Falun Gong

Many people in Weil am Rhein were sadden by the brutality of the persecution.

Mr. Sommer told a Falun Gong practitioner that he was no stranger to the Communist Party’s way of doing things because his uncle’s family lived in East Germany before the fall of Berlin Wall. But he had never heard of the Chinese Communist Party’s harvesting organs from living people. “It’s unacceptable to anyone!” he said.

“Live organ harvesting has been taking place under a regime for more than a decade; what’s the difference between this regime and the Nazis?” Mr. Sommer wondered. “If a person complies with such a crime, this person for sure does not have a moral baseline. If a government condones this, it is terrible. I can only say that they are accomplices!”

Another passer-by, Ms. Schreiber said that it’s a matter of urgency to stop such demonic acts by posting the petitions on social media and translating them into multiple languages so that people from around the world will be able to sign them quickly.

A large number of people signed the petition on November 14 and agreed that the organ harvesting must be exposed and immediately stopped. They also said that they would continue to pay attention to the progress of the lawsuits against Jiang.

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Dozens of Shenyang City Residents Harassed and Arrested for Suing Jiang Zemin

November 22, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Liaoning Province, China

(Minghui.org) In an effort to stop Shenyang City residents from suing Jiang Zemin, local police in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, continuously harassed and illegally arrested dozens of Falun Gong practitioners for exercising their legal right to sue the former dictator. The arrests took place on October 20, 2015.

This particular instance of persecution against Falun Gong was led by head of Shenyang City Police Department, Xu Wenyou.

Cases in Heping District

Ms. Cheng Zhongxiu was harassed at home by officers from the Nanhu Police Station, Heping District, on October 22, 2015. Ms. Cheng became displaced to avoid further harassment and arrest.

Ms. Wang Yaping was arrested by officers from the Heping District Domestic Security Division on October 20, 2015. She was first detained at the Taiyuan Police Station and later detained at a detention center.

Three female practitioners were arrested by officers from the Jixian Police Station on October 21, 2015. Two practitioners were released the same night. However, Ms. Mao Jun is still detained.

Ms. Xu Fengxian was arrested by officers from the Bajing Police Station on October 20, 2015. She was detained temporarily, but on the next day the police tried to arrest Ms. Xu again.

Mr. Hong Ruisheng was arrested by officers from the Heping District Domestic Security Division and the Bajing Street Police Station on October 22, 2015.

When Ms. Wang Jingzhe was arrested, her home was ransacked by officers from the Xita Police Station on October 22, 2015. She is detained at the Shenyang City Detention Center.

Ms. Na Yan was arrested by officers from the South Market Police Station on November 2, 2015. She is detained at the Santaizi Detention Center in Huanggu District.

Ms. Cao Caizhen was harassed by officers from the Taiyuan Police Station on November 3, 2015, while she was with her husband at the hospital.

Cases in Huanggu District

Ms. Tong Liqin was arrested by officers from the Liaohe Police Station on October 22, 2015, from her home. She has been detained at the Shenyang Detention Center.

Ms. Du Lijie, 68, was arrested by the city domestic security police on October 22, 2015, from her home. She has been detained at the Shenyang Detention Center.

Ms. Wang Liping, 64, was arrested by the city domestic security police on November 1, 2015, from her home. She is detained at the Shenyang Detention Center.

Ms. Liu Meijuan, over 60, was arrested by officers from the Minglian Police Station on November 1, 2015.

Ms. Yao Fengyun was arrested and detained at the Shenyang First Detention Center recently.

Cases in Yuhong District

Ms. Tong Liyan was arrested. Her home was ransacked by officers from the Yuhong Police Station on October 22, 2015. She has been detained at the Shenyang Detention Center.

Ms. Jin Lifang was arrested by officers from the Yangshixiang Police Station on October 28, 2015.

Cases in Tiexi District

Mr. Wang Yu was harassed by officers from the Xinggong Police Station over the phone on October 21 and 22, 2015.

Mr. He Ren was arrested by officers from the Xingshun Police Station on November 1, 2015.

Mr. Liu Wei was arrested by officers from the Qinggong Police Station on November 2, 2015. He is detained at the Tiexi District Detention Center.

Ms. Yan Fengjin was arrested by officers from the Tiexi Police Station on November 2, 2015. She has been detained at the Tiexi District Detention Center.

Ms. Song Xiaoming and her 15-year-old daughter were harassed by the police on November 2, 2015. She became displaced to avoid further persecution.

Mr. Zhu Jun, Ms. Jin Zhenhong, and Ms. Chu Guoli were harassed by officers from the Tiexi District on November 3, 2015. Ms. Chu became displaced to avoid further harassment.

Ms. Jian Yufeng and her daughter were arrested by officers from the Xinhua Police Station on November 2, 2015. She was detained until midnight.

Cases in Shenhe District

Mr. Liu Jiaze was arrested. His home was ransacked by officers from the Huigong Police Station on November 3, 2015. He remains at the Shenhe District Detention Center.

Ms. Guo Xiuwen was arrested by officers from the Lingyun Police Station on November 2, 2015.

Mr. Lou was arrested by police on November 3, 2015.

Cases in Dadong District

Mr. Wang Shuang was arrested by officers from the Wenguan Police Station on October 28, 2015. She remains at the Bakeshu Detention Center.

Mr. Yang Wenjie was arrested and detained for five days.

Ms. Zhang Na was arrested and detained for 15 days.

A 60-year-old female practitioner from the civil aviation yard was arrested by officers from the Chang’an Police Station on October 30, 2015. She remains at the Shenyang City Detention Center.

Cases in Hunnan District

Dozen of practitioners from Gulazi Village, Zengzigou Village, and Sanjiazi Village were arrested. Their homes were ransacked on November 2, 2015, by officers from the Shenyang City Police Department, Hunnan District Police Department, and the local police station.

Four of the practitioners were detained at the Dongling Detention Center and the rest were detained at Shenyang City Detention Center. The practitioners arrested include Wu Lianying, Wu Lianzhen, Li Shumin, Sun Zuowei, Sun Ruijie, Gao Xiuping, Wang Xiuping, Sun Xiujuan, Wang Lijiao, Sun Fenghua, Sun Yuying, Jun Baoren, Hou Shukun, Li Zixiang, Bai Shuju, Li Fuhuan, Zeng Xianzhi, Jin Shinan, Zeng Xiuxiang, and others. Most of them are still detained.

Cases in Sujiatun District

Mr. Liu Tieshi and his mother were arrested by officers from the Chenxiang Police Station on November 1, 2015.

Ms. Li Chengrong alsong with her daughters Ms. Chang Qiulan and Ms. Chang Qiuyu were arrested by officers from the Chengxiang Police Station on November 2, 2015.

Ms. Shi Changling was arrested by officers from the Chenxiang Police Station on November 4, 2015.

Cases in Liaozhong County

Nine practitioners from Liaozhong County were arrested by officers from the Yangshigangzi Police Station. Chief Huang Shimao directed the arrest on November 2, 2015. One practitioner remains detained.

Mr. Yang Youbo and Mr. Shao Yinghui, a couple, were arrested by officers from the Xiaozhaimen Police Station on November 3, 2015. Mr. Yang was released the next day, but Ms. Shao remains at the Shenyang City Detention Center.

Several practitioners from the Ciyutuo area in Liaozhong County were harassed for suing Jiang.

Ms. Zhu Suxian and Mu Baozhen were arrested by the police on November 3, 2015.

Yue Huiping was arrested by the local police on November 3, 2015.

Many practitioners from Liaozhong County were arrested by officers from the Dongjie Police Station on November 3, 2015. Some practitioners remain in detention.

Cases in Faku County

Ms. Yi Shuxian, an 80-plus-year-old practitioner was harassed by officers from the Yemaotai Town Police Station on October 23, 2015.

Ms. Chen Shufen was arrested by officers from the Faku County Domestic Security Division on October 30, 2015.

Cases in Kangping County

Ms. Yang Zhehui and Mr. Guo Yi, a couple, was arrested by officers from the Zhenbei Police Station on November 1, 2015.

Mr. Wang Yaowen and Ms. Jing Xiuhua were arrested by officers from the Dongguan Town Police Station on November 2, 2015.

Zhang Guixia was arrested by officers from the Xiguan Police Station on November 2, 2015. An Youjiang was also arrested by the same police station the next day.

Xu Wenyou’s Background

Xu Wenyou was assigned as the captain of Liaoning Province Criminal Investigation Team in 2002 to suppress Falun Gong.

Xu was directly involved in pursuing and persecuting Gao Rongrong. Ms. Gao was persecuted to death by the police in Liaoning Province and Shenyang City. Xu was rewarded by upper level authorities. He was promoted to deputy chief of the Liaoning Province Police Department in 2006 and chief of Shenyang City Police Department and deputy mayor of Shenyang City.

He arrested many practitioners before the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Two practitioners were persecuted to death. He launched a massive arrest of Falun Gong practitioners again in 2013 before the China Sports Games.

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Houston, Texas: Learning About Falun Gong and Understanding the Meaning of Life

November 19, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Shujing

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners introduce the spiritual practice and expose the persecution in China to people in Houston’s Chinatown, where many among the city’s Asian population visits on weekends.

One shop owner is Mr. Chen. He came out of a supermarket one day this July. Rebecca, who practices Falun Gong, stepped forward and talked to him about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s human rights abuses and its crimes in persecuting Falun Gong, including killing imprisoned practitioners to harvest their organs for profit. She also mentioned that many people practice Falun Gong in Taiwan.

Mr. Chen listened attentively and said that he came from Taiwan and know about things happening in China, and that he wanted to know more about the persecution of Falun Gong there.

He would greet the practitioners when he ran into them. He also brought them tea when he saw them standing in the hot summer. “You work hard! I can see you practitioners wherever I go. I saw a lot of Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan. I admire you,” he said.

He talked with Rebecca and narrated his frustration: though he had a shop, he was always preoccupied with his business and money; but with time passing, he felt that his life was becoming less meaningful.

Rebecca told him, “The purpose of life is not for money or travel. The most important purpose is to return to one’s true self.” Hearing that, Mr. Chen asked to read Falun Gong books. The next day, Rebecca gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun. She saw him a week later. He had read Zhuan Falun and said, “Falun Dafa is great!”

The Meaning of Withdrawing from the CCP

Mr. Xu, another visitor to Chinatown, said that he never joined the CCP or its youth organizations when a practitioner asked. His family had been persecuted by the Communist Party, but he did not understand the meaning behind people withdrawing their memberships in the CCP.

He asked, “Do you hate the Party?”

Rebecca answered, “We don’t hate it, though it persecutes Falun Gong practitioners and even harvests their organs. We are practitioners and have no hatred of anyone. But the perpetrators must be brought to justice. All members of the CCP will be implicated in its crimes if they don’t quit. We are here today to raise awareness of the persecution and advise people to quit the Party for a safe future.”

Mr. Xu later brought bottled water to the practitioners and gave them encouragement.

Support from Passersby

An elderly woman saw the practitioners outdoors frequently. She worried that they were tired and didn’t have time to eat. She bought a boxed lunch for Davina one day. Davina was grateful and wanted to pay her. “How much does it cost?” The elder lady said, “I’m a Chinese in my 90s. Don’t talk about money.”

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Arrest of Single Mother Another Devastating Blow to Young Son

November 20, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent in Beijing

(Minghui.org) Ms. Liu Lichun of Beijing was arrested the morning of November 12, and taken to Fangshan Detention Center in the afternoon.

Beijing had just had a heavy snow. Ms. Liu was in her pajamas and slippers when she was taken away by officers from the Jinding Street Police Station, Shijingshan District. The police did not provide a reason for taking her away.

Ms. Liu is 38, cheerful and kindhearted. She was given two years of forced labor in 2008, and became a single mother with a 2-year-old son.

She worked hard at several jobs to raise her son after she was released in 2010. The young child is now again deprived of his mother.

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Ms. Liu and her son

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Ms. Liu’s son

Partial list of responsible units:

Jinding Street Police Station, Shijingshan District: +86-10-88732328
Wei Yu (魏宇), police director
Ma Jinlong (马金龙), police officer
Jinding Street Neighborhood Community Office: +86-10-68872929
Office of the State Bureau: +86-10-68016736

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