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

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  • Russia: Practitioners from St.Petersburg Let People at Tourist Attractions Know about Falun Dafa

    Falun Gong practitioners from St. Petersburg held an activity in Alexander Gardens, which attracted many visitors. Many were interested in the “World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” banner and a photo exhibition organised by practitioners. People read the information boards carefully, took leaflets and chatted with practitioners.
  • Germany: Letting People Know about Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution During the Dresden Town Festival

    2006 is the year of Dresden’s 800th anniversary celebration. A culture festival was held between July 21st and 23rd and was an important part of the 800th anniversary. Some of the visitors held deep discussions with the practitioners. Many signed a petition for the rescue of Falun Gong practitioner Wang Xiaoyan in China.
  • Finland: Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition Held in Helsinki

    From the 1st to the 10th of August, 2006, the fourth Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition in Finland was held in Kannelmki Library in Helsinki. Some of the artists have been illegally detained and persecuted in Mainland China. Library staff became the first visitors and afterwards they all said the exhibition was very good.
  • Bulgaria: Support for Practitioners from the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

    The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) supported Falun Gong practitioners in Bulgaria. This happened during a press conference organised on July 20th, 2006, marking seven years of the persecution of Falun Gong in China by the Communist regime. During the event Mrs. Juliana Metdieva, Editor-in-Chief of the BHC magazine “Objective”, gave a speech. She said that the persecution of Falun Gong is the cruelest crime. She added that Falun Gong is a unique way for people to live a harmonious, adequate and natural life.
  • Germany: Falun Gong at Dresden’s “Zwinger”

    July 2nd, 2006, was a scorching day. Many visitors that came to enjoy Dresden’s 800th birthday preferred shady areas. The temporary stage and the spectator area in the eastern section of the Zwinger were smack in the middle of the blazing sun. A small area that was lucky to get some shade from the baroque buildings was filled with people, while barely anyone stood in the sun drenched spectator area. Our European Falun Gong choir first stayed in the sun, but then also retreated to under the arches of the stairs in front of the Eastern exit.
  • Scotland: Practitioners Held a Parade in Edinburgh to Protest against Organ Harvesting

    On August 5th, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners held a parade in Edinburgh to protest against organ harvesting and called for an end to the persecution of the practice in China. Falun Gong practitioners also collected signatures for the petition against the persecution on several street corners. Many people signed the petition and wished the practitioners good luck.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the Truth about Falun Gong to the Chinese Community

    ...Nevertheless, the elderly man did not stop his accusation but argued for the CCP’s narrow theory of nationalism. Two people in the crowd stood by his side and said some bad words. They even went up to snatch practitioners’ leaflets, tore them up and threw them on the ground. The police on duty took the two Chinese people aside, asked them questions, and recorded their names. The Falun Gong practitioners said after the event that these people had been poisoned too deeply by the CCP’s evil and extreme theory of so-called nationalism...
  • European Media Reports that European Union Should Adjust the Unbalanced Relationship with Communist China

    A report in the “European Voice” said that the excessively weak stand of the European Union in free trade against China is very disappointing. The report also pointed out that the same situation happened in the human rights issues too. Not only is the dialogue between China and the European Union weak, but so is it between China and the fifteen European countries (including Norway and Switzerland). China has greatly enhanced its defense ability in international negotiation; however, in fact its human right situation has not truly improved. The recent incident of a large number of Falun Gong practitioners being forced to “donate” organs is an obvious example.
  • Germany: Revealing the Persecution of Falun Dafa to the People of Frankfurt

    To mark the beginning of the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China, Falun Gong practitioners from Frankfurt held activities from July 20th until the 22nd at the Chinese Consulate and in the busy outdoor shopping area on Zeil Strasse in Frankfurt. Passers-by and visitors to the Consulate also received fliers and were asked to sign a petition to end the persecution. Many commented, “I can’t believe that this is happening in today’s world!”
  • Czech Republic: The Chinese Communist Party's Crimes Exposed

    On July 15th, 2006, some Czech Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises in Hodonin city to expose the CCP’s political persecution against Falun Gong. The crime of illegally harvesting and selling Falun Gong practitioners’ organs exposed recently especially attracted the local people’s attention. Many people signed to express their support saying, “How come these kinds of people exist? How come they do such things?"
  • Ireland: Rally in Dublin to Protest against the CCP Harvestiing Organs from Living Falun Gong Practitioners

    On August 6th, 2006, Irish Falun Gong practitioners held a rally in the centre of Dublin, condemning the atrocity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. The activity captured the attention and support of many Irish people. Spectators carefully read the information about the persecution and organ harvesting on display boards.
  • United Kingdom: Showing the Beauty of Falun Gong in the Edinburgh International Festival Cavalcade

    On August 6th, UK Falun Gong practitioners participated in the cavalcade of the 30th Edinburgh International Festival. This was the fifth year in a row that Falun Gong practitioners have taken part. The Falun Gong section of the cavalcade included banners, a flag dancing formation, a float with exercise demonstrations and drum players.
  • Sweden : Exposing the CCP’s Organ Harvesting Crimes during the European Athletics Championship - Part 1

    Between the 6th and the 13th of August, the European Atheletics Championship is taking place in Gothenburg. The culture and entertainment event EC Party is happening at the same time and 200,000 people are expected to visit the city. These events have given Swedish practitioners an opportunity to inform many people about the persecution.
  • Bulgaria: Two Radio Broadcasts about Falun Gong in the City of Varna

    On “Alfa Radio”, the practitioners talked about the persecution in China, the imprisonment of practitioners in labour camps, mental institutions and prisons and the evidences for organ harvesting for profit by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The practitioners told the listeners about the good physical health that Falun Gong brings.
  • Belgium: Exposing the CCP’s Crimes in Brussels Chinatown

    Belgian Falun Gong practitioners held activities in Chinatown, Brussels to support over a eleven million people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and to expose the CCP’s crimes of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. In addition, a large-scale photo exhibition was displayed. The exhibited photos depicted Chinese Falun Gong practitioners being subjected to persecution.