JOHANNESBURG (FDI) \u2013 A State Councilor and former Minister of Education who utilized the Chinese education system to indoctrinate teachers and students against Falun Gong \u2013 often inciting violence \u2013 has been sued for torture and extra judicial killing in a Tanzanian court. The civil suit was filed on July 19th as the former Minister of Education, Ms. Chen Zhili, was visiting several African nations. The suit was filed on behalf of Falun Gong practitioners.Also on July 19th, Chen was summoned to appear before the Tanzanian court in reference to the case.\u201cWe request that due process of the law will take its course, and that justice be done,\u201d said the plaintiffs\u2019 attorney. \u201cThis [suit] we hope will act as a difference against further persecution of peaceful and compassionate practitioners of Falun Gong.\u201dThe suit is the latest in a string of lawsuits in over a dozen countries filed against senior Chinese officials known to have carried out former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin\u2019s orders to \u201ceradicate Falun Gong.\u201d (news)Between 1999 and 2003 as Minister of Education, Chen launched a Cultural Revolution-style campaign throughout China\u2019s education system \u2013 including graduate schools, colleges, high schools, primary schools, and even kindergartens \u2013 ordering teaches and students to undergo \u201cpolitical shaping of thoughts\u201d with respect to Falun Gong.Amidst the campaign, teachers and students who practiced Falun Gong were often sent to brainwashing centers where they underwent psychological and physical torture.Sixty-one are known to have died as a result.\u201cWe would like to give credit to the government, the legal system, and the people of Tanzania for accepting this lawsuit and enabling justice to be done,\u201d says John Nania, a Falun Gong practitioner from the U.S. who is assisting with the lawsuit. \u201cIt is a historic contribution to the international community and people in this part of the world can rightly be proud of this.\u201dThe suit against Chen comes less than a month after a Falun Gong practitioner was shot in South Africa shortly after arriving in the country to assist locals in raising awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong, as well as the particular role of two Chinese officials, Vice President Zeng Qinghong and Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai, who were visiting South Africa at the time. (news)Zeng and Bo are known to be responsible for murder and torture of Falun Gong practitioners in China.For further information: Mr. Jie Liu in South Africa +27 82 954 3505 or John Nania in the United States, +1-612-237-3232.