Publications, Press Releases

  • Radio Free Asia: A Seminar on the Chinese Communist Regime will be held in Germany

    “Falun Gong advocates ‘Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance’ but the Chinese Communist Party promotes vicious struggles. Therefore, they are fundamentally different. Secondly, belief holds people in awe, but the Chinese Communist Party maintains its political power by terror. After it took over power, the Chinese Communist Party has launched a variety of campaigns to continue its ruling position. This persecution did not end in the wake of Jiang Zemin’s step-down..."
  • EFGIC: United Nations Reports on Persecution of Falun Gong Compiled in Recently Published Book

    LONDON [EFGIC]– The Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group has announced the publication of The 2004 United Nations Reports on China’s Persecution of Falun Gong. In its second edition, the book is a collection of reports issued by the Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Commission on China’s violent, and often deadly, persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Article from The Irish Times: Rights will be Part of China Agenda

    [Irish Premier] Mr Ahern said that when the Chinese officials visited Ireland in recent years, he had raised the issue of human rights."We actively called for the release of the Falun Gong prisoners two years ago, which was deeply appreciated by the Chinese community in Ireland," he added. "We succeeded in a number of high profile cases. When Ireland held the EU presidency earlier this year, we gave a commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms."
  • Irish Falun Dafa Information Centre: Criminal Complaint Against Chinese Official Huang Ju Presents an Opportunity for the Irish Judicial System

    The investigation of these allegations and any subsequent trial of Huang Ju presents the Irish judicial system with an historic opportunity to examine the evidence and investigate if a high ranking Chinese official was aware of, involved in or planned the systematic use of torture in the persecution of one hundred million mainstream Chinese people.
  • Article from German Newspaper “Heilbronner Stimme” about Practitioner who Spent Two Years in a Forced Labour Camp

    She was taken to a women’s labour camp without trial, where she regularly suffered torture to re-educate her. Hearing about her arrest, her brother turned to the public with the help of the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM). They managed to collect more than 40,000 signatures, write support letters and inform the media. They also informed the federal government. Thus, the Chancellor personally wrote a letter to the Chinese President pleading for Xiong Wei’s release.
  • Article from German Newspaper Badisches Tagesblatt: Two years In Hell

    Xiong Wei’s friends, as well as the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), became active in gaining her freedom as soon as they heard about her arrest. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) presented the former head of state and head of the communist party Jiang Zemin, during his Aril 2002 state visit in Germany, with an appeal letter, requesting the freedom of all imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners, including Xiong Wei.
  • Article from German Newspaper Chamer Zeitung: “An Ancient Spiritual Path”

    Report from Falun Gong Information Day in the Town Hall of Cham: To introduce Falun Dafa to visitors who had not previously heard much about it, performers presented and explained the basic exercises on stage; its elegance and beauty were represented in the lotus and fan dances.
  • Interview with Swiss Practitioner who was Acquitted After False Charges in Hong Kong

    "I’m extremely pleased that the judgment was based on the truth. It was even discussed in the media that the first unjust ruling by Hong Kong’s court was brought about because of pressure by the People’s Republic of China’s regime. It is important to publicise the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Therefore, we keep up our campaign to raise awareness in Switzerland."
  • Article from a German Newspaper: A Peaceful Art – Falun Gong Holds an Anti-Torture Poster Exhibition in the City Hall

    The head of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, decided to ban this non-violent and non-political meditation exercise in 1999 and initiated a nationwide brutal persecution campaign against Falun Gong practitioners. He established a special organisation called the “6-10 Office”, which was named after its establishment date of June the 10th 1999, to carry out this persecution.
  • Article from Leading Bulgarian Newspaper Details the Systematic Persecution Against Falun Gong Practitioners

    ”Ruin their reputation, bankrupt them and eliminate them physically!” “Every Falun Gong practitioner beaten to death is to be counted as suicide!” These are orders from the former head of China. Since then the people who are known to practise Falun Dafa, as well as their relatives, have been thrown in labour camps, prisons and psychiatric hospitals. They are tortured and even killed by the most inhumane methods – beating, forced feeding with a tube into the trachea, deprivation of sleep and toilet facilities, burning with cigarettes and branding, beating with electric-shock batons and mind-altering drug injections.
  • EFGIC: Chinese Agents Lead Beating of Falun Gong during President Hu’s Argentina Visit

    LONDON [EFGIC] – Over thirty Chinese men who appeared to be working with Argentina’s Chinese Embassy beat Falun Gong practitioners and tore their banners with knives Tuesday. The beating took place outside the Hilton Hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao and his delegation were visiting. Upon arriving in Argentina, witnesses say Hu was clearly seen reading the Chinese banners from his car. The banners did not criticize Hu, but rather called for former president Jiang Zemin and three of his associates to be brought to justice for persecuting Falun Gong in China.
  • EFGIC: Zambian Court Issues Arrest Warrant for High-ranking Chinese Communist Party Official

    LONDON [EFGIC] – The High Court of Zambia issued an official arrest warrant and dispatched police to search for a Chinese official held in contempt of court after being charged with the murder of Falun Gong practitioners. Su Rong, the former head of Jilin Province’s “6-10 Office” and current Gansu Province Communist Party Secretary, was part of a Chinese delegation that was travelling to several African nations. Upon his arrival in Zambia on November 4, individual plaintiffs filed a civil lawsuit charging him with accounts of murder, torture, and degrading treatment of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Ireland: Vice Premier Huang Ju Under Investigation by Gardai for Conspiracy to Commit Torture

    The Deputy Commissioner of the Gardai has ordered a criminal investigation of visiting Chinese Vice Premier Huang Ju following a complaint made of conspiracy to commit torture with regard to Falun Gong practitioners. The plaintiffs, claim that the Vice Premier has rigorously followed former Chairman Jiang Zemin in his campaign to eradicate Falun Gong and in doing so has violated international and Irish law specifically.
  • Article from The Irish Times: Arrest of Chinese Vice-PM Sought Over Torture Claims

    The Garda Commissioner has been asked to investigate allegations against the Chinese Premier that he has been implicated in torture by Falun Gong practitioners, write Daniel McConnell and Carol Coulter. Lawyers for five members of the group living in Ireland asked the Garda Commissioner at the weekend to investigate and arrest Mr Huang Ju , who is on a three-day official visit to Ireland, and discussions were still taking place between the lawyers and the Commissioner last night. Diplomatic immunity does not apply to allegations of torture. It is understood that late last night lawyers representing the Chinese group were also considering other avenues of pursuing their objective of having Mr Ju arrested.'
  • Falun Gong Information Centre Germany: Hong Kong - Acquittal of Four Falun Gong Practitioners

    On the 14th of March 2002, the accused were holding a hunger strike protest against an order issued by the former President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Jiang Zemin: “Shoot to kill Falun Gong practitioners on public streets.” The Swiss and Hong Kong practitioners were arrested at that same location.