Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai Visits Australia and is Sued for Torture (Photos)

Commerce Minister Bo Xilai, who is accompanying Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to
visit Australia, has been sued for torture and genocide by Falun Gong practitioners
in Australia. This is another lawsuit filed against Bo when he visited foreign
countries, following the lawsuits against him in the US, the UK, Ireland and Russia.

On March 31, 2006, Falun Gong practitioner
Pan Yu filed a lawsuit against Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai, who plans to
visit Australia, accusing him of committing crimes of torture and genocide. The
Sydney Supreme Court officially accepted his submission according to International
law and Australian law, and will hold the first hearing on April 10, 2006.

Defendant Bo Xilai has been actively following Jiang's regime to persecute
Falun Gong practitioners since July 20, 1999. When he was the mayor of Dalian
City, deputy secretary of Liaoning Provincial Party committee and governor of
Liaoning Province, he discussed and arranged the persecution of Falun Gong in
many meetings. When he was governor of Liaoning Province from January 2001 to
February 2004, Bo Xilai actively planned and built large prison facilities, and
invested 1 billion yuan
into reconstructing prisons within the province. Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, notorious
for its brutality and ruthlessness in the persecution of Falun Gong, was allotted
over 500 million yuan. Liaoning Province is one of the provinces where the persecution
of Falun Gong has been the most severe. The recently-disclosed secret concentration
camp in the Sujiatun District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province held about 6,000
Falun Gong practitioners from northeast area of China at a time. Witnesses revealed
that there is usually a large number of doctors there, and it also contains a
crematorium. Falun Gong practitioners have had their organs harvested while still
alive and their murdered bodies cremated immediately to destroy the evidence.

Bo Xilai transferred responsibilities to his subordinates in the persecution
of Falun Gong so that local governments are incited to blatantly employ torture
on Falun Gong practitioners. The cases of torture deaths of practitioners increased
sharply. Therefore, Bo Xilai cannot shirk his responsibilities in this persecution.


Plaintiff Pan Yu speaks at press conference

Pan Yu traveled to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong on February 1, 2000 and was
forcibly sent to Shenyang City's Danan Custody Center. Without going through
any legal procedures, he was detained for six months. During that time, he was
subjected to all kinds of tortures. Pan Yu used his personal experience to accuse
the follower of Jiang's regime, Bo Xilai, of committing huge crimes against
Falun Gong practitioners and all of humanity.

Bo Xilai tried hard to avoid
Falun Gong practitioners during his stay in Australia. Practitioners had to deliver
the subpoena of the Sydney Supreme Court to his retinue. Though the retinue threw
the subpoena on the ground, the court held that the subpoena has been delivered
to the defendant.

Former surgeon at the No.1 Hospital affiliated with a Chinese Medical University
in Liaoning Province Yuan Hong

Falun Gong practitioner
Yuan Hong, was once a surgeon at the No. 1 Hospital affiliated with Chinese Medical
University in Liaoning Province. As he knew, organs are harvested from death penalty
criminals for organ transplants, including their hearts, lungs, kidneys, livers
and other organs. As a doctor who had been working in a hospital in Shenyang for
ten years, he believes that the recent revelations about the Sujiatun Concentration
Camp, where nearly 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been locked up and where
doctors there harvest their organs, are true. Bo Xilai, who was once governor
of Liaoning Province, must also bear responsibility for the Sujiatun death camp.

Former professor of Procedural Law at Beijing University Yuan Hongbing expressed
that Falun Gong's lawsuit against Bo Xilai is a righteous action. China is
to a large extent actually ruled by a group of criminals who commit crimes against
humanity. Therefore the lawsuit against these criminals, is not only Falun Gong
practitioners' right, but also a righteous legal action, and should be supported
by all of humanity.

Posting date: 6/April/2006
article date: 5/April/2006

Category: Australian


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