According to Minghui.org (whose English version is en.minghui.org), between May 27 and June 18, the Minghui website editors received copies of criminal complaints that had been filed by 9,748 Falun Gong practitioners in China and other countries.
These 9,748 practitioners filed suit against Jiang Zemin the former head of the Chinese Communist Party. The complaints came from more than 1,400 counties and cities. They were from 29 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in China, as well as from the United States, Canada, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The top five provinces in China where the persecution of Falun Gong is most severe, including Hebei, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Jilin, and Shandong also saw the most practitioners filing lawsuits against Jiang.
Background: In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong. Over the past 16 years, the persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners. More have been tortured and many families have been broken apart. Under Jiang’s personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” so named for having been formed on June 10, 1999. The organization’s authority overrides the police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang’s directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.
Source: Minghui.org, June 20, 2015; En.mingui.org, June 22, 2015