By Luo Na, Clearwisdom Sydney Reporter
On February 22, 2007, Ms. Zhang Cuiying, a renowned artist of traditional Chinese (The press conference in front of the Sydney Supreme Representatives of the Falun Dafa Association of New South Wales; the Ms. Zhang Cuiying read from an open letter in which she announced that she The plaintiff delivered the summons to the defendants by a substitute method Ms. Zhang noted that, based on 21 files obained through the Free Legal Mr. John Deller, director of the Falun Dafa Association of New South Wales, Mr. Deller further noted that illegal organ harvesting from Chinese Falun Mr. Deller also noted that the progress of this lawsuit is a direct test for In a phone interview, Ms. Chu Wanchi, the chief of the Human Rights Law She said, “We hope the international lawsuits will serve as a reminder Mr. John Fuai, the former chairman of the Australian Christian Kyros WOIPFG notes that the lawsuit itself is not only an individual action to
paintings from Sydney, held a press conference in front of the Supreme Court
and urged the public to pay attention to the upcoming hearing in the Supreme
Court of New South Wales in a lawsuit against the former Chinese dictator, Jiang
Zemin, for genocide, torture, and crimes against humanity. She urged the Australia
justice system to resist interference from the Chinese Communist regime and
to require the court to extend the time for a summons to be served for another
six months. In addition, she urged the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
to deliver the summons to the defendants in accordance with the commands of
Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong(CIPFG), Australia Branch;
the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong(WOIPFG); and
Dr. Wang Lian, who just fled to Australia from Hong Kong, all made comments to
support Ms. Zhang.
had filed a lawsuit against the former Chinese dictator, Jiang Zemin, and the
610 Office for genocide and torture on September 15, 2004. However, the summons
has not been served to the defendants for over one year due to interference
from the Chinese Communist regime.
and got a receipt, but the New South Wales Supreme Court judge ruled that Jiang
Zemin was covered by “Head of State Immunity.” Thus the summons should
be served by a diplomatic channel rather than the substitute method.
Accordingly, the Supreme Court sent the summons to the Ministry of Law through
which the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was required to deliver the
summons to the defendants by a diplomatic channel. However, the Federal
government did not cooperate with the court, and instead they deliberately tried
to delay the application of the court order, which led to the expiration of the
summons. So in February 2006, the plaintiff asked the court to extend the time
for the summons to be served for a reasonable period. Only after one year–on
February 26, 2007–did the court decide to hold a hearing on the requirement .
Information Act, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has contacted the
Chinese regime eight times since 2003. Although most of the contents of the
files have been deleted, it is still clear that the Australia government made
use of every possible measure in the legal system to make sure that this case
would not be a “problem” in its relationship with China, and assured
the Chinese government that they would take care of their “concerns”.
This information confirmed the reliability of the allegation by Mr. Chen Yonglin
and The Australian that the Department of Foreign Affair and Trade
offered legal advice and help to the Chinese government regarding this lawsuit.
She urged the public to resist the interference by the Chinese Communist regime
and to uphold the independence of the Australian justice system.
added that The Australian has reported that Chinese Ambassador Ms. Fu
Ying went to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra several
times to pressure the Australian Government with economic and diplomatic issues
to dismiss the case. Former Chinese diplomat Mr. Chen Yonglin also disclosed
that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade privately provided legal advice
and help to the Chinese regime.
Gong practitioners is an unprecedented massacre of innocent Chinese people by
the Communist regime and that Jiang Zemin was the General Secretary of the CCP
and Chairman of China in 2004 when the persecution of Falun Gong hit its peak,
so Jiang Zemin should be held responsible for the genocide of Falun Gong
the Australian government and legal system as to whether or not it will protect
the human rights of its citizens in the face of economic pressure. “It is
dangerous for everyone and every nation to keep silent about evil,” he said
Foundation, Asian Branch, said that from 2002 to 2007, Falun Gong practitioners
filed criminal or civil lawsuits in over 15 countries against former Chinese
dictator Jiang Zemin, which caused a great stir in the world. The criminal
accusations include inhuman torture and genocide, which is regarded as the most
notorious human rights infringement since World War II. These lawsuits clearly
prove the existence of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. They also reveal
the brutality and severity of the persecution. So far, over 70 attorneys from
more than 30 countries have been involved in the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin.
She thought that the most significant aspect of the lawsuits is that they serve
as a wake up call and constant reminder to the international community to
recognize the human rights infringements behind the economic benefits when
trading with the Chinese Communist regime. This infringement not only affects
the human rights, lives, liberty, and property of the Chinese people, it also
endangers the safety of the international community.
to the international community that the so-called 'Immunity' or 'Immunity
protection' should not be extended to Jiang Zemin or to those who were exploited
by Jiang to persecute Falun Gong practitioners regardless of loopholes in the
legal system or ignorance of human rights infringement by the international
community. The victims should be treated fairly and with appropriate legal
assistance.” She hopes the Australian legal system, with hundreds of years
of tradition, will uphold justice and make an objective and fair judgment in
Organization, said in an address at the press conference that organ harvesting
from Falun Gong practitioners is an appalling evil. He also said he supported
and encouraged Falun Gong practitioners to defend their beliefs and bring the
persecutors to justice. Senator Chris Bowen also sent his letter of support
letter to the press conference.
pursue justice, but also a start to disclose and sentence the most brutal crimes
of human rights infringement in history. WOIPFG expressed its support of Ms.
Zhang's legal action and urged everyone, every government, and officials in
legal systems everywhere to speak out and uphold justice.
(The press conference in front of the Sydney Supreme
Representatives of the Falun Dafa Association of New South Wales; the
Ms. Zhang Cuiying read from an open letter in which she announced that she
The plaintiff delivered the summons to the defendants by a substitute method
Ms. Zhang noted that, based on 21 files obained through the Free Legal
Mr. John Deller, director of the Falun Dafa Association of New South Wales,
Mr. Deller further noted that illegal organ harvesting from Chinese Falun
Mr. Deller also noted that the progress of this lawsuit is a direct test for
In a phone interview, Ms. Chu Wanchi, the chief of the Human Rights Law
She said, “We hope the international lawsuits will serve as a reminder
Mr. John Fuai, the former chairman of the Australian Christian Kyros
WOIPFG notes that the lawsuit itself is not only an individual action to
Posting date: 16/Mar/2007
Original article date: 15/Mar/2007
Category: Australian News