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Chinese government officials more supportive of the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin

13/09/2015
Maoming (Kanton, China)

A group of government officials and a policeman from Maoming City, Guangdong, visited a local Falun Gong practitioner on July 17th, 2015. They had learned from the post office that this practitioner had filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin on July 15th, so their superiors sent them to ask for details.

“Do you practise Falun Gong?”

“Yes, I do,” the practitioner answered without any hesitation.

“Did you file a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin?”

“Yes, I did.”

“Why?”

The practitioner then gave them the reason.

“Why did I do it? In 1999, Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong despite opposition from other government leaders. He also personally directed the persecution.”

“The persecution has gone on for 16 years. Falun Gong teaches the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Many practitioners have benefited from it physically and spiritually. My diseases were healed by Falun Gong. Isn't that a good thing? I haven't needed medical treatment for over 10 years.”

“The purpose of suing Jiang Zemin is to restore the reputation of Falun Gong.”

The practitioner gave the leader of the group a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong. The leader sat down, and carefully read a few pages. Then he said to the practitioner and his subordinates: “If everyone could behave compassionately, people in society would be happy, and the moral standard would be restored.”

He asked the practitioner: “Can I borrow this book? I want to read it in some peace and quiet.”

They happily left with the book.

The second story happened in Jinzhou City, Hebei Province.

The secretary of the Communist Party sub-committee at Susheng village, Donglizhuang town, asked a practitioner in the village on July 7th: “Did you file a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin? The town government has sent some officials to find you.”

“Yes, I did. Please ask them to call me. I will explain.”

The secretary dialled the number, and gave the phone to the practitioner.

“Did you file a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin?”

“Yes, I did. Every citizen has the freedom of speech and belief. This is protected by the Constitution. Jiang's persecution of Falun Gong is against the law. In the last 16 years, we did not have any channel to sue him. Now, there is a new law. Why can't we sue him?”

“Why don't you come over,” the practitioner continued, “I will tell you more. I will wait for you.”

The town government official said that he was busy and needed to hang up the phone.

He hasn't bothered the practitioner since that day.

Background

Since May 2015, more than 80,000 Falun Gong practitioners have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin. The number is still increasing.

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 6-10 Office, on June 10th, 1999. The organisation 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 for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.