Snapshot of Falun Gong Practitioners Whose Copies of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin Were Received by Minghui on October 7, 2015
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners are now exercising their legal right to sue Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution of Falun Gong and causing them great harm and tremendous suffering during the past 16 years. The momentum of this new wave of lawsuits against the former Chinese dictator is on the rise.
The Minghui website receives copies of criminal complaints against Jiang from many practitioners daily. In this report, we present a snapshot of some of the practitioners whose copies of lawsuits were received by Minghui on October 7, 2015.
These lawsuits are mailed to the Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate, which are required to process all criminal complaints filed by citizens, as of a recent ruling by the Supreme People's Court.
Villager Ms. Yue Zhilan and her family were detained and jailed multiple times. The persecution tore apart the family and caused financial losses of several hundred thousand yuan. Her elder brother and nephew passed away; her younger son is deaf in his left ear from torture. Her daughter-in-law and younger sister are still in prison.
Mr. Ma Fujian was arrested in May and became critically ill while serving four years in prison. He was denied bail for medical treatment. His elder brother attempted to visit him several times, but was turned away.
Doctor Lin Ru was held in a forced labor camp for her belief. She was subjected to physical punishment, electric shock, and sexual abuse.
1: Ms. Yue Zhilan (岳芝兰)
Profession: VillagerHometown: Nanjiang County, Sichuan ProvinceDate filed: July 26, 2015
Key FactsMs. Yue's immediate family and many relatives practice Falun Gong, and they changed for the better in body and spirit. Some recovered from chronic diseases within a matter of months; others abandoned bad habits.
However, they suffered severe persecution for appealing for Falun Gong. Ms. Yue's elder brother was given three years in prison, while Ms. Yue's oldest and youngest sons were sentenced to 3 and 3.5 years respectively in Deyang Prison. They were subjected to brainwashing and torture. Her younger son's left eardrum ruptured from the torture.
Ms. Yue's elder brother, in his 70s, was forced to stand for long hours every day and his ankles swelled up. Officers continued to threaten and monitor him after his release. He was not able to recover and passed away.
Ms. Yue's eldest daughter-in-law is still being held in the prison and subjected to force-feeding. Her younger daughter-in-law was given two years of forced labor.
Ms. Yue's nephew was put into a prison for two years, where he was tortured and deprived of sleep. His health deteriorated and he passed away in 2009.
Another sister, Ms. Yan Yuming, was arrested multiple times. She was placed in a forced labor camp twice and prison once. Officers tried, but could not make her husband divorce her. She was notified of his sudden death while she was in detention, but kept in the dark as to the cause of his death. Her food was poisoned in the camp, which gave her severe stomach problems.
Ms. Yue's home was ransacked, cash and home appliances were confiscated, and her husband had been forced to pay 6,000 yuan in fines.
Current CircumstancesMs. Yue's eldest daughter-in-law is being held in the prison. Ms. Yue's fourth younger sister, Ms. Yan Yuming, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2013 and is currently held at Chengdu Women's Prison.
2: Mr. Ma Fujian (马福建)
Profession: UnknownHometown: Zibo City, Shandong ProvinceDate filed: June 2015
Key FactsMr. Ma was arrested in May 2015, and sentenced to four years in prison. His wife was notified by the prison on September 30 that he was critically ill.
Mr. Ma was tortured on the “death bed” for four days and not given any food.
His elder brother, Mr. Ma Jianyou, travelled several thousand miles from his hometown in Shaanxi Province to visit him at the detention center on May 9. Mr. Ma Fujian was wearing handcuffs and had force-feeding tubes still in his mouth. He was not allowed to get up or speak about the abuse he suffered during the visit.
Mr. Ma Jianyou visited his brother again on May 29, but was told by the officer in charge that he was too busy to arrange the meeting. Ma Jianyou went to the police department four times between June 1 to 10 seeking permission to see his brother, but was turned away each time.
Current CircumstancesMr. Ma is still in prison.
Related Report(s)Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Ma Fujian Tortured
3: Ms. Lin Ru (林如)
Profession: PhysicianHometown: Fujian ProvinceDate filed: June 27, 2015
Key FactsMs. Lin was arrested in November 2000 in Beijing, and sent to a forced labor camp dispatch center a month later. She was forced to squat with her legs closed and head down, causing severe swelling in her lower limbs. She was deprived of sleep and tortured with electric shocks. A guard once knelt on her chest so that she could not breathe and almost suffocated.
Ms. Lin was sent to a hospital against her will to be examined in 2001. The male doctor pulled up her shirt, placed his stethoscope directly on her left breast and then pinched it.
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 “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces 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.