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  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Activities on the Eve of International Human Rights Day

    On the eve of International Human Rights Day, Munich Falun Gong practitioners went to the Chinese Embassy and held activities to protest against the persecution of Falun Gong and raise awareness about the 46 million withdrawals from the evil CCP. The activity obtained support from passers-by, many of whom signed the petition.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the CCP's Atrocities in Front of the Chinese Consulate in Munich

    Falun Gong practitioners braved the cold and continued to publicise the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atrocities in front of the Chinese Consulate. The practitioners wanted to inform the public that the CCP has persecuted Falun Gong practitioners using many different methods of torture and has even harvested their organs while they were still alive.
  • France: Exposing the Persecution Against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party

    On November 30th practitioners went to Lyon, the second largest city in France, to tell people about Falun Gong and the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal persecution against people who believe in Falun gong's principles, “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance”. Many passers by were very enthusiastic to hear the Divine Land Marching Band.
  • Greater London Assembly Member Calls on CCP to "to end its persecution of groups such as the Falun Gong spiritual movement" on Human Rights Day

    "I call upon the Government to release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally and to abide by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which expresses the belief that people should have the right to life, liberty, the security of their person, as well as freedom from torture and arbitrary arrest."
  • Germany: Information Booth Set Up in Downtown Munich to Expose CCP Atrocities

    On August 16, 2008, in front of St. Michael's Church in downtown Munich, Falun Gong practitioners from Bavaria, Germany set up an information booth to support 41 million Chinese people who have renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and to expose the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Germany: Practitioners Work Together and Go Forward after the Fa Conference in Berlin

    From November 11-16, 2008, nearly 1000 Falun Gong practitioners from all over Europe attended an Experience Sharing Conference in Berlin, Germany. Although they came from different countries, spoke different languages and had different cultural backgrounds, when talking about their own experiences in cultivating Falun Gong, the differences were not significant. All practitioners were talking and listening from their hearts.
  • Switzerland: Falun Gong Welcomed at Fribourg Health Expo

    This year, the Falun Gong booth added a new component – Chinese Calligraphy – in addition to the exercise demonstration, the exposure of the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong, and the signature drive to end the persecution. A practitioner good at calligraphy wrote the Chinese characters for "Falun Dafa Is Great" and "The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" for visitors.
  • Germany: Awaiting the Divine Performing Arts World Tour!

    The Divine Performing Arts company 2009 World Tour hopes to surpass its 2008 achievements.The tour celebrates the mysterious splendour of classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the legends, the values and the spirit of traditional Chinese culture. The amazing performances spans the time from 5,000 years ago up to today and ranges from the beauty of nature to the rendition of societal grievances. The show encompasses themes such as virtue, compassion and boldness of heart from China's god-inspired culture.
  • Germany: The Chinese Embassy Refuses Falun Gong Practitioner’s Passport Renewal

    Falun Gong practitioner Yuan Mei Xian has lived in Hamburg for fifteen years. On the 8th of September, 2008, her Chinese passport was due for renewal. When she applied, the Chinese Embassy notified her saying that her old passport could not be extended and that if she wanted to apply for a new passport she would have to go to the Ministry of Public Security in China.
  • Norway: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong at a Health Expo in Oslo

    An annual Health Expo was held in a Gymnasium in Oslo on November 21st. The three day Expo was held on a weekend and attracted a lot of people. Since Falun Gong has physically and spiritually benefited over one hundred million people around the world, the Falun Gong group has been invited to participate in the event every year. Many visitors came over to watch practitioners' exercise demonstration and ask questions about Falun Gong.
  • Radio Free Asia: Former Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten Challenges the CCP's Rejection of Western Democracy

    Radio Free Asia broadcasting station interviewed Sichuanese internet writer Ran Fei Yun, who said that he supports Chris Patten’s view, but also added, “I see that the headline should be the CCP is challenging the West but the CCP is not China. The CCP persistently mixes up notions of things like country, nationality and political power.” He continued, saying that the Western Media and its relevant personages should distinguish between the people and the rulers. Chris Patten says that China’s economy is very successful; this is the result of the CCP’s propaganda
  • Germany: The President of the German Green Party Urges the German Chancellor to Discuss Human Rights with the Chinese Government

    On October 26th it was reported by Voice of Germany that Chairman Volker Beck of the Green Party stated that German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel should be talking about China's human rights status with the Chinese Communist Party during her second trip to Beijing. Mr. Beck said in the interview that he hoped that during this visit the issue of human rights would be discussed and that Chancellor Merkel should urge the CCP to approve the international covenant regarding civil and political rights which has been committed by the Chinese government
  • Finland: Raising Awareness about the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    “It is very important that you clarify the truth to the Finns. You should contact the Finnish government and MPs so that they would not see only the economic situation with China. They should say no to the CCP’s persecution. In history, the Finns knew that the Soviet Union was bad. People should know about the (evil nature of the) CCP. ”
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold a Large Parade in Berlin

    On November 15th, 2008, more than a thousand Falun Gong practitioners from twenty-five countries in Europe and Asia held a large scale parade in Berlin, appealing to Europeans and the rest of the world to pay attention to human rights and religious issues in China.
  • Germany: Practitioners Discuss Insights after Attending the 2008 Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference in Berlin

    On November 16th, the 2008 European Falun Gong Experience Sharing Conference was held in Berlin. Many practitioners expressed that they were deeply moved by other practitioners’ touching stories, in particular the congratulatory messages from Master Li.