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Police harass and arrest practitioners for filing complaints against Jiang Zemin

12/09/2015

(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.

Six practitioners were arrested from Tongan City in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The Yilan police harassed practitioners at their homes and workplaces, and they also arrested two practitioners. Over 30 practitioners from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, were arrested for their involvement in filing the complaints.

[Suzhou, Jiangsu Province] 6 practitioners arrested

Five practitioners in Tongan City filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court in Beijing. Their criminal complaints were sent through express mail on July 4th, 2015.

Rather than delivering the mail, however, the post office staff withheld the mail and notified the police.

The five practitioners include Ms Fang Fengzhen, Ms Chang Zheng, Mr Chen Linfa, Mr Du Yongwei, and Mr Gu Xiaoming. This group of five and an unknown female practitioner went to the post office to check why their complaints were held on July 9th, 2015. The staff called the police, and about a dozen police officers came and took them to the Huguan Police Station in Suzhou City.

Mr Chen, Mr Du, and the female practitioner were released that evening. Ms Fang and Ms Chang were taken to the Xinqu Police Station and deprived of sleep. Mr Gu was interrogated by the police at the Huguan Police Station.

While they were in police custody, the police ransacked the homes of Ms Fang, Mr Gu, and Ms Chang. They seized a few dozen Shen Yun (traditional Chinese cultural show from New York) DVDs and a mobile phone from Ms Fangs' home. They also seized a computer, a printer, and many mobile phones from Ms Chang's home.

[Yilan, Heilongjiang Province] Police ransack practitioners' homes

About 10 practitioners in Heilongjiang Province sent their complaints to sue Jiang Zemin around July 1st, 2015. They had not received confirmations, so they called the post office. They were told that the Yilan County 6-10 Office had intercepted the letters.

Officers from the Yilan 6-10 Office went to Mr Li Xingui's home and harassed him on July 9th, 2015.

Police from the Yilan County Domestic Security Division and the Sandaogang Police Station ransacked the homes of Ms Wei Xiulan and Ms Zhang Shurong on July 10th, 2015. The police also went to Ms Zuo Xianfeng's workplace to harass her.

Sisters Zhao Shuxiang and Zhao Shuyan were arrested and taken to the Yilan Domestic Security Division. They are set to be detained for 15 days.

Ms Ding Xueping, Ms Liu Wenxiu, and Mr Liu Wenbo were also arrested on July 10th, 2015. Ms Liu was released around noon, and Ms Ding continuously explained the facts of Falun Gong to police at the police department. She was released later because her husband had passed away recently and her 11-year-old child was left at home alone. Mr Liu's whereabouts is unknown.

[Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang Province] Over 30 practitioners arrested

Police from Shuangcheng City and Harbin City arrested over 30 practitioners between July 11th-13th, 2015. The majority of the arrested practitioners had mailed complaints against Jiang Zemin. Nine practitioners, including four practitioners from Chaoyang Township, were detained in the Yaziquan Detention Centre in Harbin City.

Partial list of arrested practitioners is as follow:

Chaoyang Township: Zhang Shuqing, Cheng Shulan, Guo Xiuhuan, and Liu Xianru
Gongzheng Township: Jiang Zhiling, Xi Yilan, Xi Fengyun, and Cui Limei
Nongfeng Township: Tong Guihua and Chen Yuxia
Xingfu Township: Ma Jingbo
Xinxing Township: Wang Zhengxing, Ma Weirong, and Wang Yali
Xiqin Township: Li Xia and Qiao Chenghua
Dongguan Town: Gao Shichang, Wang Shuqin, and Guo Fengqin
Lianxing Township: Wu Shuhua
Dongbeiyu: Li Qiumei
Wujia Town: Liu Yuhua
Wanlong Township: Cheng Shuduo, Zhang Lixia, and Xue Hui
Shijiawopeng: Xu Shuxiang, Hou Guilan, and Gu Guoqin

Background

In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other members of the Politburo Standing Committee 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 Communist regime established an extralegal security organization, the 6-10 Office, on June 10th, 1999. The organization overrides the police 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 its citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.