December 31, 2009 by epochtimes | Edit
Democracy activists like Mr. Sun Wenguang express that Chinese officials involved in the persecution against Falun Gong and democracy movements should be tried and appropriately punished. (The Epoch Times)
News of the Spanish court’s acceptance of the lawsuit against five Chinese officials for the genocide and torture of Falun Gong practitioners and Argentine judge Octavio Araoz de Lamadrid’s arrest warrant for Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan have spread among Chinese intellectuals and citizens. Many activists expressed their particular support for the charges against Jiang and Luo.
Hubei democracy activist Song Xiangxian thinks the legal actions undertaken in Spain and Argentina place the two countries at the forefront of civil rights history. Song believes such actions demonstrate leadership and advocacy for a system of values for humanity.
“The actions of Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan do not simply harm the Falun Gong community, but they plunder and encroach upon all of civilized humanity,” said Song. “Their crimes must be met with a corresponding punishment.”
Song believes that only free and democratic countries with independent judicial systems are capable of investigating these crimes and following through with the appropriate legal punishment.
Praise From Professors
Retired professor Sun Wenguang from Shandong University praised the prospect of a trial as a just act, saying, “Their crimes should be punished, I highly praise the judges.”
Retired professor Mr. Hu from the Chinese Foreign Affairs University in Beijing also voiced his support for bringing the leaders of the persecution of Falun Gong to justice in international courts.
“Since the Chinese regime always asserts that China is a country ruled by law, it needs to follow the standards of a country ruled by law,” said Mr. Hu.
* Spanish Judge Calls Top Chinese Officials to Account for Genocide
* Argentine Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Chinese Officials
* Argentina Lawyer Speaks on Falun Gong Genocide Decision
Guizhou democracy activist Mr. Chen Defu, who has been following international lawsuits against Jiang for several years now, thinks the arrest warrants symbolize support for civil movements and a reprimand against the trampling of human rights in China.
“This arrest warrant is a warning to high ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials, warning them to not persecute Falun Gong practitioners and democracy activists. I think this is very good, very good. Now everyone is talking about this, so it is a form of encouragement for the disadvantaged groups being suppressed inside China.”
Residents in various areas of China have also expressed their support for the arrest warrants and demands for legal proceedings against the defendants. One Beijing resident wanted to express gratitude through Sound of Hope (an independent radio network) to all judges and lawyers involved in the lawsuit for their brave action and hard work.
In July 1999, Jiang single-handily launched a persecution against Falun Gong practitioners to eradicate the practice. The campaign against Falun Gong practitioners included orders to destroy their reputation, finances and physical bodies. Practitioners have been, and are being tortured and persecuted to death — and many are victims of organ harvesting. Practitioners tortured to death are counted as having committed suicide. The persecution is still ongoing in China today and affects thousands of citizens.