Article overview: Lawsuits
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.
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.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) Over 1,100 signatures were recently collected in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, from Chinese citizens willing to show their support for the more than 200,000 lawsuits filed against former leader Jiang Zemin. Jiang is being sued by Falun Gong practitioners for his role in orchestrating the brutal 16-year persecution.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) A top secret mandate recently issued in Gansu Province ordered all levels of the government to curtail Falun Gong practitioners suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who launched the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong. This mandate is an outcome of a recent meeting called by Luo Xiaohu, who is chief of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee and the 6-10 Office of Gansu Province.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) More than 120,000 people have filed criminal complaints against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin since the end of May. They are charging him with initiating the brutal persecution of Falun Gong 16 years ago.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) A total of 403 Falun Gong practitioners from Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin between May 24th and July 9th, 2015.
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.
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).
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.
Family and children (Minghui.org) Police in Liangzhou District, Wuwei City attempted to force nine Falun Gong practitioners' families to dismiss their lawyers. Officers repeatedly threatened and detained the family members, and tried to pressure a school principal to expel an exemplary student.
Parliaments & politicians (Epoch Times) WASHINGTON – Traditional Chinese medicine says that the tooth is the strongest bone in the human body. But in the case of Gao Zhisheng, the renowned Chinese rights lawyer, even the strongest bone could not resist the immense pressure and punishment inflicted by the secret police of the Chinese Communist Party.
Lawsuits Once dubbed the “conscience of China”, Gao Zhisheng spoke out powerfully for the persecuted and dispossessed. Now, after five years of abuse, the voice that challenged injustice is, for the moment at least, almost silenced.
Lawsuits NEW YORK – Four prominent human rights lawyers representing Falun Gong practitioners illegally detained in a "Black Jail", officially called a "Legal Education Centre," have been detained and beaten in northeastern China.
Lawsuits A Canadian lawyers group says it is “gravely concerned” about the ongoing detention and whereabouts of prominent lawyer Gao Zhisheng, known for his courage in speaking out against human rights abuses in China.
Personal support A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer said on Friday he was badly beaten by police after he was denied the right to defend believers of banned spiritual group Falun Gong.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) The Criminal High Court of Argentina remanded a case to the Federal Court of Criminal Appeals on April 17th, 2013, ordering it to reopen the trial against the following defendants: former president and Party chief, Jiang Zemin, and former Party Standing Committee member, Luo Gan.