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  • Switzerland: The Chinese Communist Regime's Organ Harvesting from Living People Shocks the Residents of Basel

    “What are they doing? Is it a real surgical operation?” a group of children were shocked by what they saw. Even though pouring rain started to fall, they stood quietly and waited for a reply. They were puzzled by the scene on Marktplatz Basel, Switzerland where a “surgeon” was “performing an operation” on a man lying on an “operation table” covered with a bloodstained blanket. Beside the operation table was a “Chinese policeman” waving a police baton.
  • Testimony by Falun Gong Practitioner Living in Norway: How I Was Persecuted and Tortured in China

    The Chinese Communist Regime has been persecuting Falun Gong for seven years. In these seven years, I was illegally sentenced to a three-year term in a labour-reform camp, then another two-year term in a labor-reeducation camp. During the five years I was imprisoned: I was mercilessly tortured by the evil communist party and suffered from a total loss of vision in my left eye, and upper and lower tooth migration and dislocation. Today, I will reveal to the international community how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) used the government to mercilessly torture and persecute me.
  • Austria: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition in Vienna

    From June 12th to the 17th, 2006, the Cultural Society ARS CARA (Austrian Arts and Cultural Exchange Society ARS at www.arscara.at, in German only) showcased the international “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” art exhibition in Café Kandinsky, in the 7th District of Vienna. Many people attended this ceremony. A singer and musicians performed during the opening ceremony for human rights.
  • Germany: "We Support You, You Did Well"

    On August 26th, Falun Dafa practitioners held an activity in the city of Leipzig, which Goethe called “Little Paris”. Leipzig played a pivotal role in the movement to overthrow the centralisation of the Communist regime in the past. In particular, practitioners exposed the CCP's trade in organs harvested from living Falun Gong practitioners in labour and concentration camps.
  • Ireland: People in Cork Shocked by Organ Harvesting in China

    On August 19th and 20th, Falun Gong practitioners arrived in Cork. With a population of 120,000, Cork is the second largest city in Ireland. On the busiest street in downtown Cork, practitioners informed local residents about the Chinese communist regime's organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners. People were extremely shocked by the atrocities in China.
  • Germany: Reenacting Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners

    Falun Gong practitioners from Hamburg and the entire North German area organised an information day in downtown Hamburg, close to the central train station. The intent was to inform the citizens of Hansestadt about organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners and the continued persecution of Falun Gong in China.
  • Austria: “Art for Human Rights"

    From June 1st to the June 14th, 2006, the International “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition made a special showing in the Eisinger Gallery and the Raiffeisen Bank in the town of Gloggnitz. The bank in particular opened new opportunities to reach people and let them hear about the true situation in China.
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Receives Warm Welcome at a Community Event in Stockholm

    Falun Gong practitioners were invited to attend a community gathering organised by the Right of Abode Association in Hallunda, a town in the suburbs of Stockholm. Through demonstrations of the Falun Gong exercises, a display of information boards and folding paper lotus flowers, practitioners introduced Falun Gong and the ongoing persecution of the practice in China.
  • Ireland: Rally Outside the Chinese Embassy to Protest against CCP's Detention of Lawyer Gao Zhisheng

    Irish Falun Gong practitioners gathered at the Chinese Embassy in Ireland on the morning of August the 24th, 2006 to protest against the Chinese communist regime’s detention of Gao Zhisheng, a civil rights lawyer. An open letter addressed to the Chinese Embassy was read out in the rally and an excerpt is reproduced here.
  • Holland: Practitioners in Rotterdam Expose the CCP's Crimes of Organ Harvesting

    On August 26th, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners in the Netherlands set up information boards and photos in the centre of Rotterdam and performed a simulated demonstration of organ harvesting from a living victim to expose the bestial nature of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Practitioners also performed demonstrations of the five Falun Gong exercises.
  • 2006 UK Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference Held in London

    On August 27th, the 2006 UK Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conference was held in London. More than the two hundred practitioners from all over the UK attended the conference. Twenty western and Chinese practitioners shared their experiences of practising Falun Dafa and understandings gained through studying the principles
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Parade in Malmo City

    On August 19th, 2006, an annual culture festival opened in Sweden’s third largest city, Malmo. Performing groups from different ethnic origins and different countries participated in the activity, which added a multicultural flavour to the festival. Falun Gong practitioners’ waist-drum troupe and the heavenly beauty dancers attracted people’s attention.
  • Switzerland: The Special Scenery on Muehleplatz Attracts Many People to Find Out about Falun Gong and the Persecution

    “This is one of the approaches for us to stop this persecution; the persecution has spread so widely, like it is operated by mobs, I am not sure if it is useful but I want to try. You are trying hard for this, it’s really good". She also wanted to say to the Chinese people that, “I think we can not turn a blind eye to this, this is very important, we all have seen what had happened during World War II due to people’s silence towards the atrocities. I think it is important for us to take an initiative to stop this atrocity instead of blindly shying away from it.”
  • Austria: Exhibition of Paintings by Falun Gong Practitioners in Amstetten’s City Hall

    From May 26th until May 28th, the international “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition was held in Amstetten City Hall. The exhibition was advertised in many regional newspapers, a reputable national daily newspaper and also by a regional television station. Many visitors came to see the artwork and signed the comment book.
  • Switzerland: We Will Continue to Hold These Activities until the Persecution has Ended

    On August 19th, 2006, practitioners held monthly activities in Parade Square in downtown Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. They displayed banners reading “The Chinese Communist regime Harvests Organs from Living Humans” in Chinese, German and English, and “Heaven Eliminates the CCP” in Chinese. Some practitioners handed out leaflets in front of the information booth, while others demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises to music behind the display board.