On the morning of May 26, 2005, the U.S. Federal Court in Illinois accepted a motion of a lawsuit filed against former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary of Hebei Province, Mr. Wang Xudong, currently the Minister of the Information Industry Department. This is an important victory for the plaintiffs, Falun Dafa practitioners, and indicates that the U.S. Court is concerned about the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China.
Due to the well-known lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, which was initiated in Chicago in 2002, local residents and legal professionals are familiar with Falun Gong and the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese government in China and elsewhere.
Defendant Wang Xudong is very concerned about this lawsuit. His attorney, Mr. Nathaniel Hsieh from Chicago, came to the two hearings on April 4 and 5, 2005, and sent his assistant to find additional court information. Hsieh even called the plaintiff's attorney, Terry Marsh.
The defendant, Wang, avoided receipt of legal documents sent by the plaintiff's attorney. Four times he refused acceptance of FedEx letters. The plaintiff tried other methods to transmit legal documents to him, such as by fax. Finally, the Federal Court determined that the efforts of the plaintiff have met the federal regulations, so the motion was approved.
The Minister of the Information Industry Department, Wang Xudong, was sued when he came to Chicago in June 2004 to attend the Third China-U.S. Telecommunications Summit, because of his crimes in persecuting Falun Gong during his tenure as CCP Secretary in Hebei Province between June 2000 and November 2002.
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