Husband Disappears in China after Wife Files Lawsuit with UN against Jiang Zemin
SYDNEY, October 31, 2002 (Falun Dafa Information Centre) — Mr. Jianwei Cao disappeared in Beijing a few days after his wife, who lives in Australia, filed a lawsuit against the leader of China, Jiang Zemin, for implementing “State Terrorism” to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
On October 25, Mr. Cao, a former manager at Beijing University, was taken by police from his home, according to his wife Jennifer Zheng Zeng. His whereabouts are unknown. Their 9-year-old daughter, Shidan Cao, was left at home without mother or father by Beijing police until relatives could arrive.
On October 21, 4 days before his disappearance, his wife Jennifer, who is seeking asylum in Australia, was part of a legal case (read report) submitted to the International Criminal Court and two Committees in the United Nations against the Chairman of China and his cohorts for their campaign of “State Terrorism” against Falun Gong.
Mrs. Zeng, 36, holds a M.S. degree from Beijing University. In May 2000, she was detained and then sentenced without trial to 1 year in a forced labour camp for writing a letter to her in-laws explaining why she chose to practice Falun Gong.
Mrs. Zeng was forced to work over 21 hours per day, including making toy rabbits for Nestlé to export. She was brainwashed, shocked with electric batons, and forced to squat for up to 15 hours in the burning sun. She had been forcibly separated from her family for almost 3 years.
Husband Held Hostage by Beijing Police?
Mrs. Zeng said: “Given that my husband is not a Falun Gong practitioner, I can imagine no other reason for his arrest except for the purpose to keep him as a hostage to threaten me. I would like to ask: if this is not terrorism, what is?”
A group statement from the plaintiffs in the UN case reads: “What is so shocking about this recent event is that Mr. Jianwei Cao is not a Falun Dafa practitioner and is still being victimized.” Previously, only Falun Gong practitioners have been detained for bringing legal action against Jiang.
Mrs. Zeng continued, “If I found my neighbor had gone mad and was trying to murder his children, I would be able to call the police for help. But when the president of a nation is murdering thousands of innocent people, what should I do? What should the international community do? What kind of role should the UN play in maintaining world order? I see this legal action of ours as a historic significance that may not be fully recognized at this moment.”
On October 22, Jiang Zemin was served with another lawsuit (read report) while visiting Chicago, charging genocide under United States Human Rights Statutes for role in the persecution of Falun Gong.
To request an interview with Jennifer Zheng Zeng, please contact Michael Pearson-Smith (61) 409-500-271 or Michael Molnar (61) 409-500-271 in Melbourne.