Young Man Sues Jiang Zemin for Wrongfully Imprisoning His Father

October 31, 2016

(Minghui.org) Mr. Li Zongze’s father was arrested in January 2014 for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese regime for the past 17 years. In seeking his father’s release, Mr. Li was arrested three times. He was beaten by the police, illegally detained, interrogated, and fired from his job.

On September 5, 2014, the police assaulted him for inquiring about his father’s case. Two weeks later, when the court discharged the defense attorney that the family had hired for his father, Mr. Li took the lawyer’s place and defended his father. After the court sentenced his father to prison, Mr. Li tried to visit him at the detention center in July 2015. The police officers there beat him and detained him for 24 hours.

Mr. Li and his parents filed a criminal complaint against former Chinese Communist leader Jiang Zemin for ordering the persecution of Falun Gong on June 20, 2015. Two days later, Mr. Li filed a separate criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin for the injustice the family had suffered.

For filing those lawsuits, Mr. Li was arrested at work on November 20. He was detained for 10 days, beaten, and fired from his job.

The following is an excerpt from Mr. Li’s lawsuit.

Falun Gong Changed My Father for the Better

After my father started practicing Falun Gong when I was four years old in 1997, he got rid of his bad habits, such as smoking, drinking, and gambling. He often told me to think about others first and to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. At the time, I didn’t really understand it, but I knew he was a good man.

One time on our way to visit my grandparent, we saw an elderly man fall out of his wheelchair. He tried to get back in several times but just couldn’t manage it. People were passing by, but no one stopped to help him. My father did stop and helped him back into his wheelchair. He never said anything about it, but it left a deep impression on me.

My Family’s Ordeals

My father was taken to a detention center from work in November 2001 after the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999. He was only released after we paid 2,000 yuan in extortion to the police.

Just five months later, he was taken to a brainwashing center. My mother didn’t know what to do, and she cried every day. Totally stressed, she sent me to stay with my father in the brainwashing center. I was nine years old at the time.

I was terrified to see police officers everywhere and every room under strict surveillance. Eventually, the police send me home after repeated requests from my father.

My father was forced to resign from his job in 2012, because he refused to denounce Falun Gong. He opened an electronics shop to make a living.

In January 2014, over a dozen police officers broke into our home. My father was arrested again. His shop was forced to close.

My mother went to the police station almost daily. Sometimes the police threatened to arrest her, “We will arrest you too if you keep coming.” Other times they lied to her, “You husband will be released soon, as long as you stop coming here.”

One time when my mother went to the police station to ask about my father, a police captain said something to her. By the time I got there, she had already tried to kill herself by hitting her head against the wall twice. For the two months after the incident, she could hardly eat or sleep. Her spirit was completely broken.

When my 83-year-old grandmother went to the police station to visit my father, the police pushed her out before she could say much.

During my father’s trial, the court removed his defense attorney because he entered a not-guilty plea. I decided to defend my father myself. The prosecutor accused my father of having Falun Gong videos on his computer, even though that does not constitute a crime under any law. When I tried to present evidence about the benefits of practicing Falun Gong, the judge interrupted me repeatedly. He didn’t allow the witness to testify for my father either.

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 during 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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Nine-Year-Old Boy and Grandmother Sue Jiang Zemin

October 17, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent

(Minghui.org) Liang Jinfeng (nicknamed Xinxin) still remembers when his mother dropped him off at his grandma’s house one Friday afternoon when he was only three years old.

She told him that she would pick him up the next day. But it would be eight months before he saw his mother and father again, when they were being tried for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Xinxin’s life was forever changed that Friday afternoon. He is nine years old now and living with his grandmother outside of China.

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Xinxin practicing the Falun Gong exercises

Daddy, Mommy, Open the Door!”

Xinxin’s mother dropped him off at his grandma’s house on August 20, 2010. When she didn’t come to get him for two days, he became anxious. The next morning, Xinxin and his grandmother took the two-hour trip to his parents’ home in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.

They found a newly installed padlock on the front door, along with caution tape.

Xinxin thought that his parents were inside and kept calling, “Daddy, Mommy, open the door! I’m home!”

His grandmother knew something was wrong and tried to convince him to leave, but he kept banging on the door, yelling “I miss you, please open the door!”

Xinxin and his grandma went to the local police station and found out that his parents were arrested and their home was ransacked the night before.

After that, Xinxin cried almost every day and asked his grandmother to take him back to his home to look for his mom and dad. A once happy child became quiet, irritable and unsociable.

Assaulted by Preschool Teacher

Xinxin’s grandmother, Ms. Luo Jinfeng, did not have any income. In order to rescue her daughter and son-in-law, the elderly woman spent her days visiting the court house, police station, and Procuratorate office. She also tried to find lawyers who would take on her daughter’s case.

With all these things going on, she had no time to take care of Xinxin. So she sent him to preschool.

However, Xinxin was not happy at school. He cried every day.

“I miss my mom and dad very much,” he told the teacher. “I am afraid my mom and dad don’t want me anymore. I am afraid my grandmother doesn’t want me anymore.”

One time, the teacher became very irritated by Xinxin’s crying. He slapped Xinxin and scolded him loudly.

Another time, Xinxin didn’t do well during a competition. The teacher was angry and slapped him again. Xinxin still remembers that incident after many years.

“He hit me so hard!” he cried to his classmates. But his teacher had no sympathy.

“He is the son of an anti-revolutionary! He deserves it,” said the teacher to the other students.

Terrified of being beaten and scolded again, Xinxin stopped going to preschool after two months.

Mom and Dad Are Back, but Life Is Not Normal

Eight months after his parents’ arrest, Xinxin finally saw them at a court hearing on April 29, 2011. When he saw the handcuffs on his mother’s wrists, he tried to pry them open. He held on to his father’s leg and wouldn’t let him leave.

Xinxin’s mother was sentenced to two years in prison with three years of probation. She was released in April 2012.

However, things did not return to normal for Xinxin’s family after his mother’s release. Xinxin’s mother, Ms. Luo Xiaojuan, had been severely tortured at the detention center. Several times she’d passed out from forced-feedings and had to be sent to a hospital in critical condition.

For a long period of time after she returned home, she couldn’t remember where her home was or what she’d done a short while ago.

In order to make a living, Xinxin’s grandmother and mother decided to open a convenience store. But the store was robbed soon after it opened. Within a month, thieves had stolen cellphones, money and ID cards from Xinxin’s mother three times. Xinxin’s aunt was also robbed on the way home after work.

Unable to keep the store open, the family moved to Panyu District. But they soon found out that they were being monitored by the police. Their home was broken into several times.

The family moved seven or eight times to avoid harassment from local police. Xinxin could not stay at the same school either. Often, as soon as he got familiar with one school, his family would have to move.

In August 2013, Xinxin’s dad, Mr. Liang Dong, was released from prison after serving three years. He had high blood pressure and skin irritations. He had been severely traumatized and was afraid his loved ones would suffer as he had.

When he saw Xinxin’s grandmother practicing Falun Gong, he told her to stop and said, “You will be sent to jail!” or, “You will be shocked with electrical batons!” and, “You will lose your family!”

When he saw Xinxin reading a Falun Gong book, he slapped him and scolded, “You are not allowed to practice Falun Gong!”

Flight to Freedom

Xinxin cried and told his grandmother that he didn’t want to stay at this home anymore.

He said, “They [mom and dad] are not the only one being persecuted, I am too! I am scared! I’ve lost the mom and dad that I knew!”

With the consent from her daughter and son-in-law, Xinxin’s grandmother took him to a different country, where she and her grandson can freely practice Falun Gong without fear.

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Xinxin’s drawing (the words on T-shirts read “Falun Dafa is good”)

In June 2015, Xinxin’s grandmother filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, for the suffering her family has endured. Xinxin also signed his name on the document.

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 over 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.

Related article:
Liang Dong and His Wife Luo Xiaojuan Unlawfully Sentenced, Subjected to Constant Monitoring in Guangdong

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Former Senior Police Officer Sues Jiang Zemin

April 23, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent from China

(Minghui.org) “As they tormented me psychologically and humiliated me, they tortured me physically. My body deteriorated, and my spirit was broken. I felt my will weaken, I couldn’t control my emotions, and I realized that I was losing my mind.”

Above is an excerpt from a criminal complaint Mr. Yu Fenglai filed against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, who launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.

Mr. Yu Fenglai, a former major in the armed police, served in Shandong Province. He had been hospitalized three times, but recovered his health after he started practicing Falun Gong in 1997.

After the persecution of Falun Gong started, he went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa on January 2, 2000. He was arrested and stripped of his rank. Later, he was given two years of forced labor.

The 52-year-old man holds Jiang Zemin responsible for his torture and forced labor. He mailed his criminal complaint to the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate on September 16, 2015 and received a notification that it was received on September 18.

Psychological Manipulation

Mr. Yu was placed in the “Intense Discipline Unit” of the Shanxi Armed Police Forced Labor Camp. The leaders of the unit were instructed to beat the inmates, especially Falun Gong practitioners.

Mealtimes were extremely brief. Even when Mr. Yu ate very fast, he still couldn’t finish his food. He was hungry all the time but still had to do heavy labor.

Hungry and exhausted, he ate weeds and worms in the fields where he worked. There was no rest when the work ended. He and others were forced to stand in rows until it was time for bed.

A special “transformation group” was set up specifically to target practitioners in the military to give up their belief. The staff interrogated him to place more pressure on him. Other than when he slept or worked, Mr. Yu was interrogated night and day.

Some of the perpetrators made clever arguments, and round after round, the interrogations got more intense. Mr. Yu was exhausted.

They offered inmates possible early release to help them wear Mr. Yu down.

Humiliation

When they realized that they could not “transform” Mr. Yu, they humiliated him. They knew he respected Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, so they placed pictures of Master under his bed, forcing him sleep on them without knowing it.

They placed Master’s picture on a blackboard and wrote slanderous words on it. They ordered Mr. Yu to step on Master’s picture. If he didn’t, they would beat him in front of his former colleagues.

They would lift him up and throw him on Master’s pictures. They gathered all the inmates and forced everybody to shout words and sing songs that slandered Falun Gong.

At Mr. Yu’s young son’s elementary school, they forced the boy to write letters to persuade Mr. Yu to “transform.” They made Mr. Yu write down his “thoughts” every day. If he refused, they would punish all of the inmates, making them stand out in the sun with him for a long time to instigate hatred against him and Falun Gong.

The torture continued, day after day. Finally Mr. Yu did not have any energy left. He could not handle it anymore. With pain in his heart, he gave in.

For a period of time, the torture stopped. Mr. Yu knew it was a huge mistake to give in, so he told them that he had been forced to do it and that his belief in Dafa would never change. He was put right back into the Intense Discipline Unit. A new round of torture started.

Military Drills and Sleep Deprivation

This time, it was physical torture as well as mental. They forced Mr. Yu to go through intense military drills, which challenged him to an extreme. They limited his food and water. He was deprived of sleep. His health deteriorated, and he passed out multiple times.

After a full day of torture, Mr. Yu had very limited time to sleep. Two people took turns watching him every night. The moment he fell asleep, they would wake him up.

Those in charge of the “transformation” group told him that they could easily make him insane, but that their goal was to “transform” him.

He suffered so much and was at the brink of insanity. A senior-ranking official from the Armed Police came to visit the camp and gave orders that Mr. Yu be transferred to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo, Shandong Province.

Unknown Drug

Mr. Yu was carried into the Intense Discipline Unit at Wangcun by two guards as soon as he arrived at the camp. Brainwashing sessions began right away.

He was extremely weak when he arrived. They struck him on his hands, arms, legs, and head with a wooden board. They deprived him of sleep. They were convinced that, as long as Mr. Yu was clear-headed, he would not give in.

They forced him to take unknown medication to affect his mind. With the torture and the effects of the unknown drug, Mr. Yu was disoriented and mentally confused.

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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 over 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