Russia: Dafa practitioners File a lawsuit against Bo Xilai During his Visit to Russia

Russian Falun Dafa practitioners handed in a lawsuit to Russia’s Inquisitorial Court during a visit by the current Chinese Minister of Trade Bo Xilai, accusing him of brutally persecuting Falun Gong practitioners when he was Mayor of Dalian and Governor of Liaoning Province. The lawsuit states that Bo Xilai has contravened Article 357 of the Russian Criminal Law in his crimes of genocide, torture and crimes against humanity.

Bo Xilai’s indictment listed detailed cases of the persecution Falun Gong practitioners have suffered when Bo Xilai was Mayor of Dalian and Governor of Liaoning Province. Documents from related international organisations were also included. The lawsuit has been accepted by the Russian Inquisitorial Court and is now being processed according to legal procedures.

Bo Xilai has shown that he is willing to go to any lengths to follow Jiang Zemin’s orders to eliminate Falun Gong. Masanjia Labour Re-education Centre in Liaoning, where Bo Xilai was governor, is notorious for the amount of Falun Gong practitioners who have died from torture and ill treatment. Before the legal action was launched against Bo Xilai in Russia, similar lawsuits were filed in many other countries around the world. On the 22nd of April 2004, at Hotel Fairmont in Washington DC, Bo Xilai personally received a court subpoena during his visit to America. When Bo Xilai followed Hu Jintao to visit Romania, he experienced similar actions to bring him to justice yet Hu Jintao was made very welcome. Legal actions were also launched against Bo Xilai in other European countries, including Poland and the United Kingdom.

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