Court sets aside March 2006 court orders and grants extension of time for service
of legal documents to China: "It is anticipated the Registry will transmit
this application for service overseas expeditiously."
A civil action lodged in the Supreme Court of NSW against former Chinese dictator,
Jiang Zemin for torture, has made a breakthrough in legal proceedings granting
the plaintiff, Ms ZHANG Cuiying, an extension of six months for service of legal
documents on defendants in China. "It is anticipated the Registry will transmit
this application for service overseas expeditiously," said the recent judgment.
Ms Zhang is pleased with the latest court orders and will speak at a press
conference this Friday of her feeling of being reassured of the values of fairness,
justice and independence of the Australia legal system.
Ms Zhang suffered illegal detention and torture for eight months in a Chinese
jail in 2000-2001 for her belief in the Falun Gong spiritual practice and brought
the action to the court in September 2004.
The former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin has been sued in over ten countries
for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity in relation to the persecution
of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Ms Zhang Cuiying calls on the Australian government and the general public
to continue to pay attention to the on-going persecution of Falun Gong in China
and support her legal action against Jiang Zemin.
Posting date: 6/May/2007
Original article date: 4/May/2007
Category: Australian News