With the help of world-renowned lawyer and human rights campaigner Geoffrey Robertson, QC, I am filing a lawsuit with the United Nations against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese leader.
Month: August 2003
Our lawsuit is the 11th international lawsuit to emerge in the last two years against Chinese government officials or entities for their role in the persecution of Falun Gong. Three of these lawsuits in the United States have already handed down judgments against Chinese officials for torture and other crimes committed in the persecution of Falun Gong.
But the real terror of Jiang’s genocidal policy towards Falun Gong is not found merely in the number of dead or the number of imprisoned. What Jiang unleashed in July 1999 was a horrific form of genocide that not only seeks to “physically destroy” 70-100 million people because they believe in “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance”, but has sought to destroy that belief itself.
Robertson’s involvement should strengthen Zhang’s case and would
ensure it is likely to become a benchmark fight against the persecution of
Falun Gong practitioners.
“The plan is that Geoffrey and I will do some things in New York in the lead
up to it. There’s also a possibility that there may be a separate action in
the international court of justice so that may also require us to make an
appearance in Geneva.”
Tang Dynasty Costume Dance presented by Falun Dafa practitioners was broadcast
live on Channel 9 on Friday.
Zhang Yaping commenced a hunger strike, starting on July 29, 2003 in protest. Around August 13, the police notified her family members to go to Dabei Jail Hospital in Shenyang City to pick her up. Zhang Yaping’s family saw that she was unconscious and her body was twitching.
A Queensland lawyer is preparing a petition to go before the United Nations
(UN) on behalf of a Sydney woman who claims she was persecuted in China.
After being abducted multiple times and abused by local police for his practice of Falun Gong, a 56-year-old farmer from Heilongjiang Province was subjected to forced-feeding with boiling water.
According to reports from China, guards at the labor camp brutally tortured Ms. Cui because she refused to renounce Falun Gong and she persisted in her practice. On one occasion, these reports say, she was only allowed 22 hours of sleep during a 33-day period.
An Australian Falun Gong practitioner is mounting a
case in the United Nations Commission on Human Rights against former Chinese
president Jiang Zemin.