Press Releases and Media Reports, Persecution Spreads from China to Europe, Voices of Support, Latest Events

Press Releases and Media Reports, Persecution Spreads from China to Europe, Voices of Support, Latest Events

Local Government | Government Statements | Politicians | TV and Radio | Publications | Letters from Dafa Associations | Practitioners' Words | Peaceful Protests | Parades | Exhibitions and Cultural Events | Local Events | Press Conferences | Meeting VIPs & Officials | Press Releases | European Parliament | United Nations | Experience Sharing Conferences | Important Announcements | NGOs | Others

  • 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.
  • United Kingdom: London March Exposes Organ Harvesting Atrocities

    On Saturday August 26th, UK Falun Gong practitioners held a march through central London, letting people know about Falun Gong and the persecution that has been waged against the practice for the last seven years. A particular focus of the parade was letting people know how the CCP harvests organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and sells them for vast profits.
  • Ukraine: Interesting Stories from Mariinskiy Park

    Another event occurred not long ago. It happened to a mother and a one-year-old child when they passed by a practitioner who was distributing Falun Gong materials. The mother wanted to refuse the material, but the child said in decent Chinese, “Falun Dafa is good". The mother was astonished and asked what the child had just said. The practitioner explained to her what the child said was Chinese, meaning “Falun Dafa is good.” After listening to the explanations, the woman accepted the newspaper from the practitioner right away.
  • German Magazine “Der Spiegel”: Human Rights Lawyer Gao Arrested

    Beijing: The official news agency Xinhua reported that the arrest of forty two year old Gao Zhisheng was announced in a brief statement by police in Beijing. “Suspicion of entanglement with criminal activities” was cited as a reason for the arrest. In the past, Gao had been involved in the defence of Christians and Internet dissidents. In addition, he complained about the torture of Falun Gong practitioners, a movement that is prohibited in the People's Republic. He was disbarred last November and placed under police surveillance.
  • Germany: Practitioners Visit Saarlouis and Expose Organ-Harvesting in China

    One passer-by couldn’t contain her tears after hearing that Chinese doctors, who should maintain life, remove organs from live Falun Gong practitioners. They could not believe that these doctors could cruelly commit such crimes. Many gave their signature in the hope that our government would do something to stop such heinous crimes.
  • Czech Republic: Tour of Moravian Cities and Towns

    From August 7th to the 10th, a group of Falun Gong practitioners organised a tour across Moravia to let people know of the ongoing terrors of organ harvesting in China. Everywhere they went they displayed banners and posters exposing the issue and depicting the horrors of the persecution and news about organs being taken from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Austria: International “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition Exhibited in Schottwien

    From May 18th to May 21st, 2006, the Austrian Arts and Cultural Society ARS CARA, arranged in Schottwien, a small village in Lower Austria, an international art exhibition with the title “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance,” under the theme “Art for Human Rights". There were many visitors for the opening ceremony and a song was performed by a choir.