Five high-ranking Chinese officials have been indicted in Spain for genocide and torture of Falun Gong practitioners. In a groundbreaking case, following a two-year investigation, a Spanish judge has accepted charges of genocide and torture in a case filed against five high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials for their role in the persecution of Falun Gong.
Two Malaysian Chinese newspapers, China Press and Guang Ming Daily, reported this news on November 20th and 21st.
|Report in China Press in November 21st morning publication|
|Report in Guang Ming Daily in November 21st morning publication|
The report in China Press mentioned that 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.
Attorney Iglesias said, "This historic decision by a Spanish judge means that Chinese Communist Party leaders responsible for brutal crimes are now one step closer to being brought to justice. When one carries out the crime of genocide or torture, it is a crime against the international community as a whole and not only against Chinese citizens. Spain is emerging as a defender of human rights and universal justice."
The Guang Ming Daily reported that a Spanish judge has indicted five high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials for their role in crimes of torture and genocide committed against Falun Gong practitioners. Following a two-year investigation, Spanish National Court Judge Ismael Moreno last week notified attorney Carlos Iglesias of the Human Rights Law Foundation (HRLF) that the court had granted a petition to send rogatory letters (letters of request) to the five defendants in China with questions relating to each individual's involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong.
The Guan Ming Daily published the article again on November 21st. The report states that besides Jiang Zemin, the other four defendants are Luo Gan, Bo Xilai, Jia Qinglin and Wu Guanzheng.
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