Publications, Press Releases

  • Report from Norwegian Newspaper Harstad Tidende Daily: “Practise Falun Gong for Peace”

    "It is important to inform people about the atrocities practitioners are subjected to," says Norwegian Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Terese Eriksen in an article in the Harstad Tidende Daily published on the 9th of January 2007. The article brings up the many inhumanities, including torture and organ harvesting, that Falun Gong practitioners are suffering in a persecution which started in 1999 in China. The article also mentions Falun Gong's positive effect on practitioners' health.
  • Article from German Newspaper Chamer Zeitung: Film Series about China on World Human Rights Day

    "In mid-November, human rights activist Min Teng-Schwägerl, resident of Cham, went to Prague to draw attention to this topic. Issuing a press release, she explained that she met with former Canadian Member of Parliament and secretary of state David Kilgour in the capital of the Czech Republic. Together with local human rights organisations, they were protesting against the removal of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners by the Communist Regime."
  • Chamer Journal (Germany): Film about the persecution in China

    The Falun Gong task force opened International Human Rights Day on Sunday December 10th, 2006 with the showing of a movie. First, Dr. Reinhold Kiehl, a member of the “World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong” talked in detail about human rights violations in China. He also spoke of the suppression, persecution and genocide of Tibetans, the persecution of Christians, as well as of the suppression and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Bayerwald Echo (Germany): Human Rights Day Report

    Cham: A movie was shown as part of the Falun Gong workshop to commemorate International Human Rights Day on Sunday. Dr. Reinhold Kiehl talked about human rights violations in China. Dr. Kiehl, a member of the “Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong” talked about repression, persecution and genocide of the Tibetan people, as well as the persecution of Christians and Falun Gong practitioners by the Communist party of China.
  • German Falun Gong Information Centre: Wife of Leipzig Resident Tortured in China

    Leipzig (FDI) Zhang Zhentong, a thirty three year old information technology student from Leipzig, fears for the life of his wife Wang Xiaoyan. She has been suffering torture and abuse in a Chinese labour camp since July 2006, only because she practices Falun Gong. Chinese police confiscated her passport to prevent her and her daughter from immigrating to Germany. A letter smuggled out of the labour camp tells of her agony.
  • The Standard Austria: Lawsuit against the Olympic chairman in China

    A lawsuit was filed against the chairman of the 2008 Olympic Committee in Beijing at the Vienna state prosecutor’s office. The Austrian Falun Gong Association accuses him and three other top officials of “... crimes against humanity”.
  • Austrian Newspaper Reports a Lawsuit against the Perpetrators of the Persecution of Falun Gong

    On December 16th, an Austrian newspaper carried a report from the Austrian Press Agency. The report said that a lawsuit against several chief perpetrators of the persecution of Falun Gong had been recently filed in Vienna. The report said that a lawsuit against Liu Qi has been filed to the Vienna Procuratorate. Liu is the president of the Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee. The Austrian Falun Gong Association charged Liu and three other high ranking Chinese Communist Party officials with “Genocide and Crimes against Humanity.”
  • Bremer Tageszeitung (Germany): Highlighting the brutal organ harvesting and protesting against the horror of the Chinese camps

    "Vegesack: A German-Chinese human rights group attracted lots of attention last Saturday in the local outdoor shopping district. Activists were protesting against the forced removal of organs from political prisoners in China. The group had erected a cage surrounding Rosa Jansohn of Ritterhude in the vicinity of the former Kramer’s department store. They explained that similar cages are used in Chinese labour camps, where enclosed inmates are partially immersed in water for hours on end. If the prisoners get too sleepy, they are likely to drown."
  • The Nordland Daily (Norway): Travelling all over Europe to rescue my imprisoned younger sister

    In March, Falun Gong practitioner Liu Jin was illegally arrested by the CCP and sentenced to three years imprisonment for “interfering with the execution of the law of the state”. Kind-hearted people helped her sister Liu Ying, who lives in Norway, to contact a local newspaper, which subsequently interviewed Liu Ying.
  • The Epoch Times (German Edition): Appeal for human rights for Falun Gong practitioners in China

    The Lower House of the German Parliament and Federal Government must address earnestly the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China with the political regime of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), including issues such as freedom of belief ... The Petition Taskforce of the Lower House of the German Parliament decided the above unanimously on November 22nd.
  • TAZ (German newspaper): People executed, then butchered

    "The Ministry of Health in China admitted at a physician’s conference, that the majority of organs used for transplant operations are taken from people who were executed. Beijing keeps silent about the number of death sentences but Amnesty International estimates that in 2005, the number was around 1,770 ... “China has so far deflected all discussions about this topic”, says Nicholas Bequelin, a Hong Kong based member of the human rights organisation Human Rights Watch. He thinks that transplantation medicine affects one of the most important human rights problems in China: the death penalty and the decline of medical ethics when organs are traded."
  • Irish Joint Committee on Affairs Issues Press Release about CCP’s Organ Harvesting Against Falun Gong Practitioners in China

    "A report investigating the possible organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners has alleged in its conclusion that "the Chinese Government has over the past half decade put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience" and "simultaneously seized their vital organs for sale at high prices", the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs was told this morning. The Joint Committee was being addressed by former Canadian Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific region Mr. David Kilgour who co-authored the report with Mr. David Matas, an international human rights lawyer."
  • Irish Times: China to be Questioned on 'Organ Harvesting'

    "China's ambassador to Ireland is to be asked to appear before an Oireachtas committee to discuss claims that the Chinese authorities have been harvesting bodily organs from prisoners. A report investigating alleged organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China was presented to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs today. Former Canadian secretary of state for the Asia Pacific region, David Kilgour, who co-wrote the report with international human rights lawyer David Matas, addressed the committee today."
  • Prague Daily Monitor: March in Prague Against Human Rights Violations in China on Friday

    "Organs are removed alive from imprisoned members of the Falun Gong movement in China," David Kilgour, lawyer and former Canadian State Secretary for Asia and the Pacific Area, says in a report he presented at a seminar in the Chamber of Deputies today. Kilgour says in his report that people are killed during the removal of organs or immediately after it. He plans to speak at a rally at Prague Castle tomorrow that will convene after a public march across Prague to raise awareness of the issue.
  • UK Human Rights Report 2006 Critical of Regime in China

    “The Chinese authorities continue to violate a range of basic human rights. The use of the death penalty remains extensive and non-transparent; torture is widespread; there is a lack of judicial independence; obstacles to fair trials include administrative detention and re-education through labour (RTL); prison conditions are poor and prisoners are treated badly; human rights defenders, worshippers and Falun Gong adherents face harassment and detention ... "