Publications, Press Releases

  • EFGIC: Former Chinese Leader Faces Criminal Lawsuit in Belgium for Genocide, Torture, and Crimes Against Humanity

    A lawsuit charging former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and two of his senior aides with genocide, torture and crimes against humanity was filed yesterday in Belgium by practitioners of Falun Gong and their lawyer, Mr. Georges-Henri Beauthier.
  • Report from Reuters: A Renowned Belgian Lawyer will Represent the Plaintiffs in the Lawsuit against Jiang

    According to a news report from Reuters, Brussels on August 19th, a renowned lawyer will represent the plaintiffs in suing the former Chinese president, Jiang Zemin. It is said in the case that Jiang’s crack down on Falun Gong violates the law of human rights in Belgium. According to the news report, one of the plaintiffs in the case, Matthias Slaats, told Reuters on Tuesday a number of Falun Gong members in countries including Belgium, the United States and Australia were filing similar lawsuits against Jiang Zemin for torture, crimes against humanity and genocide.
  • EFGIC: Satellite Broadcasts Across Ten Provinces Expose Crimes of Former Chinese Leader

    The programmes, which ran during the evening primetime on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday of last week, included material detailing the lawsuit filed in the US against former leader Jiang Zemin (in-depth) for his role in persecuting Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin’s order to cover up the true count of SARS victims (in-depth) and other crimes against China, and a third-party report debunking anti-Falun Gong “self-immolation” propaganda (in-depth) put forth by Xinhua.
  • Asia Pacific Media Network: How Much Trouble Could China Get In?

    'Behind the facade of the emerging giant, just how fragile is China? A provocative book, published here, raises serious questions about China's future. And, one wonders, the intentions of its authors.'
  • The News International: Genocide Lawsuit against Jiang Zemin

    'The 30-page suit accuses Jiang, who remains China’s military head, of "torture, crimes against humanity and genocide," said lawyer Georges-Henri Beauthier after handing it to federal prosecutors. The suit also targets Luo Gan, head of the political and legislative affairs committee, and Li Lanqing, former head of a Beijing office described as a kind of "gestapo" to pursue Falun Gong members.'
  • Media Alert: Former Chinese Leader Jiang Zemin Sued in Belgium for Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and Torture

    Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin should be sued under Belgian New Law (Law of 5th August 2003) for the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. A legal complaint alleging torture, crimes against humanity and genocide will be introduced before the Federal Prosecutor.
  • AFP: Falun Gong files Lawsuit against Jiang Zemin in Belgium

    'Six followers of the banned Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong are to file a lawsuit against former president Jiang Zemin for crimes against humanity, under a new Belgian law, their attorney said Tuesday. The suit, which will be handed to federal prosecutors on Wednesday, accuses Jiang -- who remains China's military head -- of "torture, crimes against humanity and genocide," said lawyer Georges-Henri Beauthier in a statement.'
  • Article from Finnish Newspaper “Hyvinkään Sanomat”

    'At the market place in the town of Hyvinkää, three Finnish and two Chinese people demonstrated the exercises of Falun Gong. Their flyers informed people about the murder, rape and torture that Chinese authorities are using on Falun Gong practitioners. They also let them know details of the practice itself...In the market place people could sign a petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. The petition will be sent to the Foreign Minister of Finland.'
  • EFGIC: Pinochet Prosecutors Take Aim at Former Minister of China for Crimes of Torture Against Falun Gong

    'Last week, Mr. William Bourdon, one of the lawyers responsible for the trials against Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, announced that a French criminal court has begun legal proceedings in a lawsuit charging the former Vice-Prime Minister of China, Mr. Lanqing Li, with crimes of torture.'
  • Belgian Falun Gong Practitioners Prepare a Complaint Against the Former Leader of China Jiang Zemin

    Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese communist party, is responsible for this persecution. An international action has been launched to bring him to justice and to hold him responsible for his crimes. Belgian Falun Gong practitioners are using the new Belgian law against genocide to prepare a complaint against Jiang on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and torture and, in this way, to let the world know the truth, to save more lives and to help stop this brutal persecution.
  • Article from Belgian Website Expatica: “Jiang Zemin Faces Genocide Lawsuit”

    The article revealed that Jiang is to be cited for crimes against humanity under Belgium’s new genocide law, and outlined how according to the lawsuit, “the actions of the Chinese authorities have also deprived the rights of Falun Gong members in Belgium.” The article also mentions that since 1999, when the persecution against Falun Gong began, many people who support Falun Gong have been arrested or imprisoned.
  • Radio France Internationale: Interview with a Female Practitioner who Suffered Brutal Torture at the Hands of Jiang Zemin’s Regime

    'In winter, we were forced to take off our clothes, cold water was poured on our bodies, and we were forcibly fed with food whilst our arms and legs were tied up. What we were fed with was some kind of mixture of chilli, highly-concentrated brine, medicine, excrement and urine. The mixture was inserted through tubes into our noses. It was not uncommon for the insertion to cause a broken wound, blood would spray out and many Dafa practitioners died due to the insertion...'
  • EFGIC: University Professor Subjected to Brainwashing Sessions Then Tortured to Death in Chinese Labour Camp for Falun Gong Practise

    By early June 2003, Mr. Bai was so emaciated from torture and abuse in the labour camp that he could no longer stand. He vomited whatever he ate and was so weak that he could not even drink water. During Mr. Bai’s last month when he was confined to a bed and obviously dying, the labour camp authorities and medical staff refused to send him to a hospital.
  • Article from French Reunion Island Daily News: Li Lanqing should have been Sued in January

    Legal proceedings against Chinese Vice-Premier Li Lanqing have officially started in France. Li Lanqing is the head of the "610 Office", an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems in China. He is being charged with the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • EFGIC: Falun Gong Practitioners Broadcast Programmes in Southern China

    'Instead of the regularly scheduled programme, according to reports, hundreds of thousands of residents saw two programmes reporting on the human rights abuses against Falun Gong practitioners in China – something Jiang Zemin has gone to great lengths to conceal. The programmes also debunked much of the anti-Falun Gong propaganda put forth by the Chinese regime.'