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  • Russia: Falun Gong Practitioners in St. Petersburg Expose the Chinese Communist Regime's Atrocities

    On September 2nd, 2006, Russian Falun Gong practitioners went to the square near the Nevsky Metro Station in St. Petersburg to expose the Chinese Communist regime's cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. There were a lot of tourists at the square, and many of them came to view the display boards and listen to practitioners’ explanation.
  • Holland: "Falun Dafa! I Really Admire You"

    On September 2nd, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners participated in the annual national cultural festival at Maastricht, where the practitioners exhibited photos, demonstrated the five exercises and taught people how to make paper lotus flowers. They brought Falun Gong to the ancient city, adding colour to the festival.
  • European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling for Release of Bu Dongwei and Gao Zhisheng

    On September the 7th 2006, the European Parliament unanimously passed a resolution for a report of the EU-China relations, calling on the Chinese regime to release Falun Gong practitioner Bu Dongwei, lawyer Gao Zhisheng and other human rights defenders. The resolution was initiated by Charles Tannock MEP, Edward McMillan-Scott MEP and Simon Coveney MEP.
  • Bo Xilai Faces Lawsuit before EU-China Summit in Finland

    In the morning of September 8th, a representative of the Finland Falun Dafa Association delivered a letter and other related documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Prime Minister, requesting the Finnish government to ban Bo Xilai from entering the country. Bo is directly responsible for carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong. A press conference was then held to announce that the association will file a lawsuit against Bo Xilai for torture based on the Finnish criminal code. A representative of Falun Gong practitioners said, "It is unacceptable that criminals like Bo Xilai who have persecuted so many people are still at large."
  • Germany: Demonstration in Darmstadt Exposes Organ Harvesting from Practitioners in China

    Darmstadt organised a demonstration exposing the organ harvesting from practitioners in China. Additionally, the organ harvesting and torture of practitioners in a cage was re-enacted. Falun Gong artists brought pictures that depict torture scenes suffered by Falun Gong practitioners. This demonstration was taking place in a busy pedestrian zone opposite the white tower.
  • Switzerland: Promoting Falun Gong and telling the facts in the Bilingual Area Biel

    On 2nd September, Swiss practitioners held some activities in Biel, a German-French bilingual city in Switzerland to promote Falun Gong and tell the facts of the persecution. As they were setting up the posters about the persecution against Falun Gong, some passers-by stopped to read and then more and more people started to read.
  • Practitioners Appeal to Everyone to Pay Attention to China's Human Rights Abuses before Wen Jiabao's Visit to Germany

    Before Wen Jiabao’s visit to Germany between September 13th and 15th, the Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group in Germany sent an open letter to the German Government, media and all its citizens, appealing to them to pay attention to China’s human rights abuses. In the letter, practitioners mentioned Gao Zhisheng, a prominent Chinese lawyer and active human rights activist, who has been illegally detained by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since August 15th 2006. In the letter, the practitioners also mentioned pilot and Falun Gong practitioner Yuan Sheng who was forced to make the difficult decision to seek asylum after arriving in the United States.
  • Austria: Promoting Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution in Salzburg

    On September 3rd 2006, Austrian Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in Salzburg to expose the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The activity attracted many local government officials, journalists and business people, who took leaflets and signed a petition calling for an end the persecution.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Gives a Beautiful Performance at Sachsen Anniversary Celebration

    The Fifteenth Sachsen Anniversary Celebration was held in Marienberg, a well-known mountain city in Germany, between September 1st and 3rd. At the invitation of the celebration committee, Falun Gong practitioners presented a Chinese traditional dance performance and participated in the parade.
  • EFGIC: A Call for Justice at EU-China Summit

    Helsinki (EFGIC) - Two months ago, an investigative report was published by David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State, and David Matas, a renowned international human rights lawyer. This report concludes that organ harvesting is widespread on live Falun Gong practitioners in China. In the wake of the EU-China Summit in Helsinki, MEP's such as Simon Coveney, Charles Tannock, and Edward McMillan-Scott have co-signed a letter to the European Commission, expressing their concerns on this serious human rights violation. They urge the EU Commission to look into this matter and raise the issue during the Summit.
  • Germany: Before the Hamburg Summit Practitioners Call on Germany to Condemn the Chinese Communist Party's Organ Harvesting from Living Practitioners

    The Second Annual Hamburg Summit will be held on September 13th. The Prime Minister of the Chinese Communist regime, Wen Jiabao, will attend the meeting. Falun Gong practitioners in Germany call for a focus on the human rights situation in China. RFA reported on September 4th that Falun Gong practitioners from Hamburg and nearby areas have staged a series of events for the Summit since mid-August to call on the German people to pay attention to human rights in China.
  • United Kingdom: Teaching Falun Gong to a Ladies' Group in Edinburgh

    The practitioner shared with the ladies some stories of the benefits people have received from practising Falun Gong, how practitioners try to incorporate the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance into their lives and the remarkable healings that have occurred from practising the exercises and embodying the principles. One lady bought a video with the founder of Falun Gong, Li Hongzhi, teaching the exercises. They all were happy to receive leaflets and newspapers telling about the benefits of the practice and the cruelty of the persecution.
  • Joint Declaration by Members of Parliament in Sweden Across Parties: Chinese Communist Party Must Stop Live Organ Harvesting

    On the morning of September 4th, in Sergel Hotel at downtown Stockholm, Sweden, Helena Bargholtz, representative of the Swedish People's Party and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Gran Lindblad, member of the Council of Europe, hosted a forum with a theme "Investigating the allegation about CCP's live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners". Members of Parliament across the parties attended the forum.
  • Republic of Moldova: People are Concerned about the CCP’s Organ Harvesting Atrocities

    On July 23rd, Falun Gong practitioners from the Republic of Moldova organised an activity on the square at Chisinau’s Opera and Ballet Theatre to let Moldovan people know about the seven years of persecution against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They told passers by how the CCP harvests Falun Gong practitioners' organs for profit.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the Crimes Committed by the Chinese Communist Party

    On September the 3rd, Falun Gong practitioners from Hamburg and surrounding areas are here again with their information booth; they are in downtown Hamburg in the most favoured shopping area, the Mönckebergstraße monk mountain street. The Ida-Ehre Platz is across from a large department store and provides the perfect opportunity to tell people the truth about the illegal organ harvesting on living people. The large table is covered with information material about the organ removing, as well as what Falun Gong is all about.