Key individuals Seventeen ministerial-level officials who were actively involved in the persecution of Falun Gong have been indicted for corruption. A typical example is Li Dongsheng, former head of the 6-10 Office and Deputy Minister of Public Security.
Parliaments & politicians (Minghui.org) The Pingtung County Council unanimously passed a resolution on January 22nd in support of the lawsuits filed by Falun Gong practitioners against former communist head Jiang Zemin for his role in the devastating 16-year persecution. The resolution also condemns the Chinese regime's state-sanctioned organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.
Key individuals (Minghui.org) In China over the last 3 years, a large scale anti-corruption campaign, commonly known as “beating the tigers”, has weeded out hundreds of high-ranking communist party and government officials. Many of whom were involved in the persecution of Falun Gong.
Law violations (Minghui.org) Mr Xiong Huifeng, a 78-year-old retired space scientist, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years by the Nankai District Court in Tianjin, China on December 4th, 2015 for practising Falun gong.
Lawsuits This week, Chinese president and Communist Party head Xi Jinping will visit the United States. Much attention will focus on China’s poor human rights record under his leadership. But another trend in China deserves notice—a growing grassroots effort to hold former leader Jiang Zemin accountable for serious crimes.
Brainwashing (Minghui.org) An abandoned toll station was transformed by the government of Shulan City into a brainwashing facility in which the authorities try to coerce Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their faith.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org), More and more Chinese have started to speak out against the persecution of Falun Gong, due to the persistent efforts of practitioners. The recent flood of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the main culprit responsible for the persecution, has not only received massive support from the international community, but is also supported by many Chinese government officials in public and non-official ways. Here are two examples.
Organ harvesting A new report by the WOIPFG (World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong) shows that organ harvesting is taking place on a large scale in China and is state-sanctioned, with involvement of military and armed police hospitals, as well as public security and judicial systems. The WOIPFG has determined the scale of this crime again on the basis of the total kidney transplants taking place between 2000 and 2014. This number is now estimated at 3 million, implicating millions of prisoners of conscience being victims.
Witness accounts Anastasia Lin campaigned for title on human rights platform, now faces direct threat against her family
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) Over 80,000 people had filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin by July 16th, 2015. In some cities, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents responded by arresting and harassing practitioners. The following includes recent reports from a few cities in China.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) Nineteen Falun Gong practitioners and one non-practitioner from Tianjin were arrested between July 3rd and 14th for suing former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for initiating the persecution of Falun Gong that caused them tremendous harm.
Many remain in detention. In particular, Ms Huang Fenglian was given three months of detention, while her non-practitioner husband was sentenced to 4 years in prison for trying to stop the police from taking his wife away from their home. The couple were also fined 20,000 Yuan (GBP £2,100).