Appeal for Justice on Human Rights Day

Bring the human rights criminals to justice

During International Human Rights Day on 10 December, Falun Gong
practitioners in Sydney will hold a press conference outside the Supreme
Court of NSW to highlight several lawsuits brought by victims of torture
against high-ranking Chinese officials for the persecution of Falun Gong
in China.

The victims call on the Chinese Communist regime to immediately and
end the persecution of Falun Gong and release all Falun Gong prisoners of
conscience. Australian artist Ms Zhang Cuiying is suing the former Chinese
Communist dictator Jiang Zemin and another three victims of torture are
former Chinese Minister of Public Security Zhou Yongkang for their
responsibility in the persecution.

In November 2009, an unprecedented decision was made by a Spanish judge to
indict five high-ranking Chinese Communist Party officials for their
role in crimes of torture and genocide committed against Falun Gong
practitioners, including Jiang Zemin, widely acknowledged as the chief
instigator of the campaign to “eradicate” the spiritual practice.

Spanish National Court Judge Ismael Moreno said that the court had
granted a
petition to indict the defendants on charges of torture and genocide and
sent letter of request to the five defendants in China. The defendants have
4-6 weeks to reply and could subsequently face extradition if they
travel to
a country that has an extradition treaty with Spain.

The plaintiffs in cases before the Supreme Court of NSW feel very
encouraged by this historic
decision and appeal to the court and Australian government to take similar
steps under the legal principle of universal jurisdiction. To help bring
Jiang and other human rights criminals in the persecution of Falun Gong to
justice would also enable Australia to become a defender of human rights
and universal justice.

Media events:
Thursday 10 Dec, 11am Press conference outside the Supreme Court of NSW
Thursday 10 Dec, 5:30-7pm Candlelight vigil peaceful appeal, George St, Town


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