86 Falun Gong Practitioners from Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province Sue Jiang Zemin since Late May

November 01, 2015

(Minghui.org) A total of 86 Falun Gong practitioners from Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin since late May 2015, according to reports compiled by the Minghui website.

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, however, was shattered 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, tortured, and had their homes ransacked and personal belongings seized by the communist authorities. Many also saw their families implicated for their belief, while some were also forced to pay huge fines.

Below, we profile two of the 86 Dujiangyan practitioners who sued Jiang for their sufferings.

Husband Drugged by Police, Dies on Wife’s Birthday

Ms. Chen Huijun filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin on May 11, 2015, charging the former Chinese dictator with launching the persecution of Falun Gong that led to her husband’s poisoning death in 2014.

Her husband Mr. Xiao Zhanghe developed unusual symptoms after being given a large amount of tea to drink on the second day of his arrest in 2013. The hospital diagnosed him with drug poisoning, and he died seven months later on his wife’s birthday. He was 60.

The local authorities had long deemed Mr. Xiao a target of persecution since Jiang began his attack on Falun Gong. A large group of officers broke into Mr. Xiao’s home on October 21, 2013, and took him to the Tianma Township Brainwashing Center.

The police moved Mr. Xiao to the Comprehensive Management Office of the township government the following day. According to his own account, the police brought him lunch. In the afternoon, a female staff came and prepared tea for him. She urged him to have more tea as they talked.

At 5 p.m., Mr. Xiao suddenly could not speak and could not focus his mind. In his debilitated state, the police asked him to write statements giving up the practice of Falun Gong, which he mindlessly followed. On the third day, the police continued to give him tea and Mr. Xiao experienced the same symptoms. In such a condition, he signed more statements according to police orders.

After signing everything the police wanted, Mr. Xiao was allowed to return home. When he recovered, he returned to the government offices and declared that his previous statements were invalid. He also questioned what kind of drug the police fed him; police denied giving him any drugs.

A week later, Mr. Xiao had a sore throat and hoarseness. Large red patches appeared all over his body. The city hospital could not diagnose his condition so his family took him to Huaxi Hospital, which is the most advanced hospital in Sichuan Province.

At first, the hospital diagnosed Mr. Xiao as being poisoned. Later, however, the diagnosis changed when the family told the hospital that Mr. Xiao was a Falun Gong practitioner. In an odd turnaround, the diagnosis was changed to “gallstones.”

The hospital claimed that the treatment required surgery and it was hard to cure. They also stated that Mr. Xiao would probably die during or after the surgery.

The large red patches on Mr. Xiao’s body spread, and he passed away on May 22, 2014.

Related report:
Ingestion of Unknown Drugs Leaves One Sichuan Resident Dead and Another Insane

Woman Sues Jiang Zemin for Her 444 Days of Incarceration

Ms. Li Xia filed her lawsuit against Jiang Zemin on June 9, 2015, holding him responsible for her 444 days of suffering in a labor camp.

Because of her refusal to give up her practice of Falun Gong, Ms. Li was subjected to various forms of torture during her detention at Nanmusi Women’s Labor Camp. She was often made to stand for long periods of time, and she was also frequently beaten. In addition, Ms. Li and other detained Falun Gong practitioners were monitored around the clock by drug addicts.

During her detention, Ms. Li also witnessed the death of another detained practitioner. According to several eyewitnesses, inmates Xu Wei and Luo Li mixed unknown drugs into Ms. Zheng Youmei’s food before serving it to her. On October 30, 2008, Ms. Zheng just finished washing her hair when she suddenly threw up violently. She twitched her body uncontrollably and began to complain about being cold and heart palpitations. She died two days later, at the age of 61.

Ms. Zheng’s death didn’t stop the labor camp from mistreating Falun Gong practitioners. Starting April 2, 2009, the guards ordered more than 50 detained practitioners to eat and work in the same place as 30 plus drug addicts diagnosed with AIDs. As all of them were ordered to use needles and scissors to make toys, they often had cuts on their fingers, leaving Ms. Li and other practitioners in constant fear of catching the frightening disease, which is transmissible through bodily fluid, including blood.

Having survived the labor camp ordeal, Ms. Li is now seeking justice not only for herself, but also for people like Ms. Zheng, who perished at the hands of the China’s communist regime.

Related reports:

Ms. Zheng Youmei Dies in Sichuan Province Labor Camp
Additional Information on the Death of Ms. Zheng Youmei from Sichuan Province

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.

Chinese version available

Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

10 Practitioners From Shifang City Detained for Suing Jiang

November 01, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Sichuan Province, China

(Minghui.org) Ten Falun Gong practitioners from Shifang City were detained for filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist regime, starting on October 9, 2015. The practitioners were detained at the Shifang City Detention Center for different lengths, ranging from one to two weeks.

Officers from the Luoshui Town Police Station went to Ms. Chen Wenying’s home on October 9. The police asked her about her criminal complaints against Jiang. She went with them to the police station where she was detained for five days.

Officers from the Jiandi Town Police Station went to Ms. Zhong Qifen’s home on October 13, 2015, to inquire about her complaints against Jiang. The police arrested Ms. Zhong and her husband Mr. Lu Pinggang. Both were detained for 15 days.

Officers from the Luoshui Town Police Station arrested 60-year-old Ms. Xiao Kaiqun, a small business owner, on October 15, and detained her for 15 days.

Ms. Liu Fengyu, in her 60s, was arrested by officers from the Mazu Town Police Station on October 15. She was detained for five days.

Ms. Xu and Ms. Yang from Jiandi Town were arrested on October 15 and detained for five days.

Ms. Zhang Qinghui, 50, was arrested by officers from the Yuanshi Town Police Station on October 19. The police ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Gong books, materials, and other personal belongings. She was detained for 15 days.

Ms. Wan Gufen, in her 40s, was arrested by officers from the Mazu Town Police Station on October 19, and she was detained for 15 days.

Mr. Chen Zhongjun was also arrested and detained.

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.

Parties involved in the persecution of the 10 practitioners:

Shifang City Detention Center: +86-838-8283414
Mazu Town Police Station: +86-838- 8204873
Luoshui Town Police Station: +86-838-8701000
Liu Bing, director, Luoshui Town Police Station: +86-13698191000
Jiandi Town Police Station: +86-838-8650028

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution

Meditation Fans Enjoy Peaceful Energy of Falun Gong at Health Expo

October 31, 2015

(Minghui.org) Paul Strode felt strong energy radiating from Falun Gong practitioners who meditated next to his booth at the Mind Body Soul Experience Expo at Alexandra Palace in London, U.K., from October 23 to 25.

Paul, the founder of Wildflower Essences, happily greeted Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao on the last day of the expo. “You guys meditated next to my booth for a whole day yesterday, and the energy field made me feel good. I wasn’t even tired at the end of the day,” Paul smiled. “At home, the image of practitioners meditating stayed in my mind. Eating or sleeping, the image was always there in my brain.”

At the end of the day, Paul thanked Ms. Gao again for meditating next to him. “I was a little exhausted, but your meditation recharged me.”

Paul was not the only one who sensed the beauty of Falun Gong at the expo. Among tens of thousands of people interested in yoga, Taichi, and meditation, many learned the Falun Gong exercises and sensed the inner peace and strong energy.

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An expo attendee learns about the Falun Gong exercises.

Alan Whitehead, a writer and former drummer of the Marmalade, talked to a Falun Gong practitioner for a long time. He first encountered Falun Gong in front of the Chinese embassy. He says he likes the teaching of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and understands the spirituality of this ancient Chinese cultivation practice.

The practitioner told Alan that the essence of cultivation is to improve one’s moral standard (which is called “xinxing”) and let go of attachments. Alan agreed, “looking inward, focusing on one’s heart, and cultivating oneself–these are the ancient wisdom from China.”

David and Andrew, two martial arts enthusiasts, were attracted to the posters detailing the Falun Gong exercises. A practitioner told them that Falun Gong teaches cultivators to purify their minds. “This is also the teaching of martial arts,” the practitioner said. “Contrary to many people’s misunderstanding, martial arts are not about fighting and killing. Instead, they require practitioners to improve their inner strength.”

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Andrew (left) and David (middle) expressed interest in learning Falun Gong.

David, a British-born Chinese man, said that his father had also told him similar things. Both David and Andrew were interested in learning the exercises and found an exercise group at Regent’s Park in Central London.

Margaret, a longtime meditator, has heard about Falun Gong before. She said she sensed a strong energy field at the practitioners’ booth. Margaret said the peacefulness and happiness brought by meditation is like enjoyable sunshine, wonderful but hard to describe in words.

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Margaret (left) came to meet Falun Gong practitioners during lunch.

Margaret also knows about the persecution of Falun Gong in China and encouraged practitioners to continue their peaceful resistance. She likened the Chinese government’s suppression of Falun Gong to locking people in the dark. “Falun Gong practitioners are helping Chinese people to open their souls,” she said.

Chinese version available

Category: Other Community Events