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  • Germany: Sounds of Falun Gong Exercise Music in Jungfernstieg

    On August 11th, 2006, in the afternoon, Falun Dafa exercise filled the streets of Jungfernstieg. Passers-by walked around in an endless stream, they stopped in front of the information boards detailing the CCP's crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Sadness, anger, shock was written on their faces and many signed our petition.
  • Czech Republic: Falun Gong Practitioners Introduce Falun Dafa in Svitavy

    On Friday July 14th, Falun Gong practitioners arrived in the town of Svitavy. Their banners, displayed in an ancient archway, drew the attention of passers-by. That way people of Svitavy could find out about the ancient meditation practice of Falun Gong and its on-going persecution in China. Those who wished to protest against it were encouraged to sign a petition. Other people were given leaflets with information about secret Chinese death camps where many Falun Gong practitioners have their organs removed while still alive.
  • Bulgaria: Exposing the Persecution of Falun Gong in the City of Shumen

    Bulgarian practitioners held a photo exhibition and poster display to promote Falun Gong practice and expose the persecution in the city of Shumen. The practitioners performed the Falun Gong exercises, handed out leaflets with information about the practice, and revealed the facts about the continuing seven year persecution by the Chinese communist regime.
  • Sweden: Exposing the CCP’s Organ Harvesting Crimes during the European Athletics Championship - Part 3

    A Swedish female athlete stood for a very long time listening to what was said about organ harvesting. A practitioner asked her if there is a hope for a Swedish victory in the championships in the evening. She said very firmly: “Who can care about victory after watching these cruelties!” Her genuine heart of concern could not be mistaken.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Entrance is Very Popular in Peace Action Parade

    After seeing the Falun Gong group in the parade, many Germans came to the Falun Gong stand and wanted to know more. After the horrible practice of organ harvesting on live Falun Gong practitioners was revealed, Falun Gong practitioners are trying to expose the CCP’s crimes to the whole world and hope to bring an end to this persecution.
  • Scotland: A Weekend of Falun Dafa Activities During Edinburgh’s Lively Fringe Festival Period

    Scottish Falun Dafa practitioners set up a stall on Edinburgh’s busy main shopping street during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The activity was held to raise awareness of the horrific allegations that thousands of living Falun Dafa practitioners have had their organs harvested and sold for profit for medical transplants in China.
  • Austria: International “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition at Castle Schlaining

    The Austrian Arts and Cultural Exchange Society ARS CARA, arranged at the European Museum for Peace, located in Castle Schlaining in Burgenland [a state in Austria, translated as land of the castles], the international “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" art exhibition, under the theme “Art for Human Rights". Visitors were visibly moved by the paintings.
  • A Member of UK Parliament Urges a Full-Scale Investigation Into the Organ Harvesting in China

    Mr. David Howarth, a member of parliament representing the city of Cambridge, delivered a speech on August 15th, calling upon the UK government and all of the western governments to participate in the investigation of organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist regime. Mr. Howarth is associated with the Liberal Democrats.
  • United Kingdom: "Truthfulness, Compassion & Tolerance” Art Exhibition Held in Cambridge with Compliments from MP and Mayor

    On August 15th, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners held an exhibition of paintings with the title "Truthfulness, Compassion & Tolerance” in Cambridge. The opening ceremony was attended by MP David Howarth, Mayor Robert Dryden, Ms. Joanne Gray of Cambridgeshire Council, Mr. Jim Stirmey of Wesley House, a Cambridge city councilor and several local artists.
  • Germany: People in Tuebingen Oppose the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in Tuebingen, exposing the Chinese Communist Party’s atrocious crimes of harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners. Many people, after seeing the display boards and the torture re-enactment, came over to sign the petition.
  • A Letter from a Falun Gong Practitioner to an Irish Medical Journal is Awarded “Letter of the Week”

    I am a Falun Gong practitioner in Ireland and would like to correct a word that was misused in this article,where Falun Gong was described as a 'sect'. This is a word that the Chinese Communist regime uses to defame Falun Gong and incite hatred among the Chinese people. Therefore, I would strongly ask you to correct this word and clarify to your readers as soon as possible. Although I was hurt by the use of the word 'sect', I still felt grateful to you for publishing information on organ harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • Austria (Part I): The First “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” Art Exhibition Held at Castle Kornberg

    The first of Austria’s ten planned “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance” art exhibitions was held at Castle Kornberg, which is located in Austria’s State of Steiermark. Due to a newspaper article published a day earlier, many people visited the exhibition. Two ladies traveled over a hundred kilometres to see the artworks after reading the article.
  • The Mayors of Slovakian Cities Protest against the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    During meetings, a few Mayors verbally expressed their support. The deputy mayor of Poprad, Mr. Gustav Dobak stated, that it is strange that the world has condemned fascism, but communism, which lead to at least as many victims as fascism, hasn't been publicly condemned. During a meeting with the Mayor of Kezmarok, a middle-sized tourist city in eastern Slovakia, Mr. Ingor Satlava, expressed his support by signing the petition. He also asked the representatives of the local media to help us by informing the public and support thus the human rights in the world.
  • Germany: The Society for Threatened Peoples Call on Falun Gong Practitioners in Bochumer’s Public Park.

    During a visit by staff from the Society of Threatened Peoples, Klaus Deuchert, a thirty year member of this human rights organisation and Christian group, associated with the regional Wanne Eickler group, said that they had made inquiries since July 30th, 2006, about the horrible human rights situation in China, where Falun Gong has been banned since 1999.
  • Russia: “Journey of Falun Dafa” Photo Exhibition Held in Vladivostok

    From the 4th to the 9th of August, 2006, The "Journey of Falun Dafa” photograph exhibition was held successfully in an exhibition hall in Vladivostok town centre. Many interested visitors, who came initially to see the pictures, learnt the Falun Gong exercises on the spot. Lots of children also learned to fold paper lotus flowers during the exhibition.