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 man in charge of forced labor camps in China’s Guangdong province was served yesterday with a lawsuit while visiting Manhattan. The complaint, filed on behalf of two female refugees now residing in Queens and other victims still in China, urges that the camp system superintendent be held liable for torture, illegal deprivation of liberty, and other severe human rights violations carried out in Guangdong labor camps that he has overseen since 2000.
There has been an attempt to bring criminal charges against a high ranking Chinese
official (Zhou Yongkang), who is due to meet Prime Minister Kevin Rudd while visiting
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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 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.
Ms. Zhang Cuiying, a renowned artist of traditional Chinese paintings in Sydney urged the public to pay attention to the upcoming hearing in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in a lawsuit against the former Chinese dictator, Jiang Zemin, for genocide, torture, and crimes against humanity.
Guangdong Province is one of the most severe provinces in China in persecuting Falun Gong. Since July 20, 1999, Chen Shaoji actively participated in the persecution when he was Secretary of Guangdong Political and Judicial Committee and Director of the Provincial Bureau of Public Safety.
Falun Gong members are suing Mr Downer, saying certificates he issued banning their protests outside the Chinese Embassy were invalid.
Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai, who is accompanying Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to visit Australia, has been sued for torture and genocide by Falun Gong practitioners in Australia. This is another lawsuit filed against Bo when he visited foreign countries, following the lawsuits against him in the US, the UK, Ireland and Russia.