Criminal complaints against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin have not slowed down in Shandong Province. In Pingdu City alone, 1,658 residents have signed letters against Jiang from March to April 2016. The previous month, 1,115 letters of accusation were delivered from February to March 2016.
The letters are requesting that the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court prosecute and try Jiang for instigating the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, which began in 1999. The letters have been delivered to the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court via the Internet.
An orchard farmer agreed to sign the petition upon hearing about the case to bring Jiang to justice. “Back in those days (when Jiang was in power), we planted a bit of ginger between the apple trees. We were ordered to pay a farm tax and an orchard tax. It’s really hard for us farmers to make a living,” he said.
“If you have a tractor, you need to pay a vehicle tax even if you don’t use it often,” said a middle-aged lady next to him.
Three laborers were working on door frames. When told that people throughout the whole country were signing a petition to bring Jiang Zemin to justice, the laborers wanted more information. “He is dying. How can we try him?” one man asked.
“In any case, he has to take responsibility for the crimes he committed. Now, we need upright people to vote and put him on trial,” a practitioner replied.
“Good. I will sign. We need to bring him to trial,” said another person. All three people signed and put their thumbprints next to their signatures.
There have been 332 Falun Gong practitioners in Mengyin County, Linyi City, Shandong Province, who filed criminal complaints against Jiang with their real names. In total, over 2,500 people have signed letters of accusation against Jiang Zemin in Mengyin County.
One driver said, “You guys take the lead; then let me sign to support you.” A female vegetable vendor said, “Jiang Zemin is so rotten. We should sue him.”
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other members of the Politburo Standing Committee and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners over the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.
Under his personal direction, the Communist regime established an extralegal security organization, the 610 Office, on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang’s directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law now allows its citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.