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April2016
February2016
September2015

Chinese government officials more supportive of the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin

(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. READ MORE

13-09-2015Lawsuits

19 Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin arrested for suing Jiang Zemin

(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). READ MORE

13-09-2015Lawsuits
January2015
February2014

Chinese official linked to former security boss removed

A top communist official with ties to the former security czar has been dismissed and subject to an investigation, according to a brief statement in the official Chinese press recently.

Li Chongxi, the official, is most notable for being an underling close to the former security chief Zhou Yongkang. Li was the highest-level secretary to Zhou when Zhou was the Party secretary of Sichuan Province from 1999 to 2002.

For years Li was also an active participant in the campaign against the Falun Gong spiritual practice, beginning in 1999, that was organised by former Party leader Jiang Zemin. Zhou Yongkang, Li’s direct boss, was also a key official in the campaign against Falun Gong. READ MORE

28-02-2014Key individuals
January2014
Jule2013
December2012

Abductions, long prison sentences for Falun Gong ahead of Party congress

NEW YORK – Throughout China, citizens who practise Falun Gong have faced a new round of intensified persecution in recent months as the Communist Party prepares for its 18th Party Congress on November 8th. Practitioners and human rights lawyers in China have reported increased abductions to brainwashing centres, torture, long prison terms, and greater pressure on those in detention to "transform". READ MORE

09-12-20126-10 Office
August2012

With leadership transition looming, Falun Gong persecution intensifies

China’s powerful security apparatus has intensified its persecution of Falun Gong ahead of a key Chinese Communist Party leadership change later this year. Local authorities in Guangzhou have distributed leaflets to houses, forcing residents to sign a family promise to reject Falun Gong; in Beijing similar initiatives have been organised. In Chongqing internal meetings have been held to plan the suppression and detention of Falun Gong practitioners before the CCP’s 18th National Congress, when paramount leader Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao will step down to make way for other officials. READ MORE

06-08-20126-10 Office
March2004