As of the end of September, 10,665 residents in Zhangjiakou City and neighboring counties signed a petition to bring Jiang Zemin to justice. Jiang Zemin, former head of Chinese Communist Party, personally launched and directed the brutal persecution of Falun Gong – a traditional spiritual discipline based on Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.
The following are comments made by those who signed the petition:
- A farmer in his 60s said, “Jiang Zemin is indeed a bad guy. He harmed us Chinese people. Suing him is past due.” He signed the petition and put his fingerprint on it.
- A middle-aged man said, “Jiang Zemin is really bad. He ordered the forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. He should be brought to justice.”
- A man in his 50s not only signed the petition, but also volunteered to take Falun Gong practitioners to every family in the village to collect signatures. He said, “Jiang Zemin caused so much harm to us. I’ll lead you to the families here, and all of them will sign.”
- Another farmer signed the petition and said, “The Tiananmen Self-immolation hoax is staged. Would you be willing to set yourself on fire? It was a set-up to frame Falun Gong practitioners.”
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members 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 Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organisation 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 allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.