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.
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.
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.
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