Falun Gong Practitioners from Jinchang City, Gansu Province Sue Jiang Zemin

October 06, 2015

(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners from Jinchang City, Gansu Province have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin recently, 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; some were also forced to pay huge fines.

Some Jinchang City practitioners who filed criminal complaints were in their seventies. Below, we profile four such practitioners.

Ms. Shi Ruzhen, 76, once worked in Gansu Province Geo-Exploration and Mining Development Bureau. Her home was ransacked three times—2000, 2001, and 2009. On March 16, 2010, she was sentenced to three years in prison.

Ms. Yang Xiufang (楊秀芳), a retiree from Jinchuan, was arrested four times and taken to the addiction treatment center twice for more than four months. During her forced detention authorities made her pay for her living expenses. She was forced to pay frequent fines even though her pension was suspended from 2002 to 2006.

Bowing to pressure from the CCP and police, Ms. Yang’s husband gave up the practice of Falun Gong that removed his diseases and brought him good heath. In 2004, he suffered a stroke and couldn’t take care of himself.

Ms. Zhang Shumei, 68, who retired from Yongchang Carpet Factory, was arrested twice, at the end of 1999 and 2002 for more than six months. Police told her family to pay for her living expenses in the detention center.

Police went to his home and harassed her almost every month. Ms. Zhang said she had no idea how many times her home had been ransacked. They yelled at her, “If you continue practicing Falun Gong, we will cut off your retirement pension, then you will have nothing to eat!”

Under intense threats and pressure, Ms. Zhang Shumen’s husband suffered a heart attack and passed away two years later.

Ms. Kong Shuying, 70, was arrested three times and taken to an addiction treatment center once. Police went to her home to harassed her for several days. Her five-year-old grandson was so frightened that he peed in his pants. She was forced to leave home to avoid persecution, but police never stop monitoring her.

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

Special Forum on Organ Trafficking at European Society for Organ Transplantation Congress

September 27, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Belgium

(Minghui.org) A special forum on organ trafficking was held at the 17th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) in Brussels, Belgium, September 13 to 16, 2015. The practice of illegal organ transplants in China captured the attention of the forum participants.

More than 3000 people attended. Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) was invited to attend. DAFOH conducts investigations about China’s live organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, especially Falun Gong practitioners.

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Venue for the 17th Congress of ESOT in Brussels, Belgium.

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Forum on organ trafficking

Many medical professionals and representatives of the legal profession attended the forum on organ trafficking. Prof. John Forsythe, ESOT President, was the forum moderator. Convinced of the importance of this issue, he paid it special attention.

Interviewed by the media afterward, Prof. Forsythe said that the room was filled to capacity and there was much discussion on the topic, which all agreed must be solved. He indicated that organ trafficking raises concerns for all involved in organ transplantation. Concerning organ trafficking in China, the transplantation community has taken some measures to deal with it.

Canadian lawyer David Matas, an independent investigator of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s live organ harvesting, attended the congress. He said that transplant professionals might see their work as beneficial, but they cannot begin to imagine how technology is being used in China to kill prisoners of conscience on demand for their organs. He said at the forum that transplant abuse in China is a big issue and that the international community must take action to stop it.

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Harold King (on left), representative of DAFOH, in his booth at the congress.

Harold King, who was at the congress representing DAFOH, said that, for 16 years, the CCP regime has been trafficking in organs taken from prisoners of conscience without their consent. DAFOH wants to inform the medical community about this crime in China and stop it.

Many visited the DAFOH display. Doctor King said that, although quite a few doctors had already heard about the CCP’s practice of live organ harvesting, those who hadn’t were moved to tears to learn the gruesome details. Others were misled by the CCP’s propaganda and thought that it had already been stopped.

Prof. Forsythe indicated that he has known about China’s organ trafficking for several years and that just condemning it will not stop it. In his opinion, legal professionals should work with the medical profession to solve the issue.

Matas pointed out that the CCP regime tells people what they want to hear, such as promising to phase out organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. But, in fact, the problem still exists.

He said there is no transparency, so it is hard to trace the source of organs. In addition, the CCP regime declines to provide the number of death-row inmates and any organ registration data. He said it would be more effective to simply stop cooperating with Chinese doctors and that such a measure would have an impact in China.

Chinese version available

Category: Organ Harvesting

1,528 Mainland Chinese Retaliated Against for Filing Criminal Complaints Against Jiang Zemin

September 26, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from China

(Minghui.org) According to data compiled by Minghui.org, between May and August this year, 1,528 plaintiffs from 27 provinces in China were retaliated against for filing criminal complaints against former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin, who directed the violent suppression of Falun Gong.

Forms of retaliation include arrests, harassment, house raids, and interrogation. In total, 868 were arrested between May and August, and 660 received threatening phone calls or were harassed by police at home during the same period of time.

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Below are the 12 provinces and centrally-controlled municipalities with the most plaintiffs retaliated against:

Heilongjiang 325
Hebei 262
Liaoning 184
Shandong 150
Jilin 98
Henan 73
Sichuan 63
Anhui 59
Tianjin 49
Beijing 46
Hunan 30
Shaanxi 30

The retaliation began in May, with 7 residents arrested from Shandong and Gansu provinces. The national total of retaliation cases jumped to 120 in June, 757 in July, and 644 in August.

Those arrested were detained for periods ranging from several hours to days. In house raids, personal belongings including Falun Gong books and materials, computers, printers, cell phones, and cash were confiscated.

Local Authorities Attempt to Stop Lawsuits

Since the end of May, the Minghui website has received copies of more than 160,000 complaint letters against Jiang submitted to the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.

Local authorities in many parts of China resorted to various means in their attempt to stop the ever-rising tide of lawsuits against Jiang.

It was reported that officials from the 610 Office, Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and Domestic Security Division in some regions forced practitioners to sign documents stating they had wrongfully accused Jiang. Some even made practitioners promise not to initiate legal action against Jiang or deny having filed lawsuits against the former dictator.

In some cities and provinces in China, post offices are ordered to retain, destroy, or reject complaint letters regarding Jiang Zemin.

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: Accounts of Persecution