Chinese official sued for torture to face court

Mr CHEN Shaoji, the former Party Secretary of the CCP Guangdong Political and
Judicial Committee, in charge of directing the Guangdong 6-10 Office , is due
to appear in court today at a status conference, after being served legal documents
on the 07/12/06 for his involvement in the torture of Falun Gong practitioners
in Guangdong.

The two plaintiffs, Sydney residents Ms XIE Yan and Mrs. LI Fuying are seeking
damages and costs for wrongful imprisonment, assault and battery for the torture
and detention that experienced in Guangdong.

"Like the many Chinese officials who have been sued for their involvement
in torture of Falun Gong practitioners, the defendant has not yet filed a notice
of appearance and is too cowardly to face a court of justice", said John
Deller, President of the NSW Falun Dafa Association.

CHEN Shaoji has been responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners
in Guangdong with at least 64 documented cases of death following torture in
labour camps and prisons up to October 2005.


1. The CCP Central Committee formed the "610 Office" is an organisation
established by the CCP Central Committee under the direct orders of former Chinese
leader Jiang Zemin and with the sole mission of cracking down on Falun Gong.
Besides its central office in Beijing, it has branches in all the Chinese cities,
villages, governmental agencies, institutions, and schools:

2. Preliminary report on Falun Gong practitioners tortured to death in
Guangdong Province:

Posting date: 17/Apr/2007
Original article date: 17/Apr/2007
Category: Media Release


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