Publications, Press Releases

  • EFGIC: Legal Action in UK against Chinese Officials for Torture of Falun Gong Practitioners in China, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

    LONDON (EFGIC) – Falun Gong practitioners in the UK are initiating a criminal action against Jiang Zemin, former president of China, for his personal responsibility, from 1999 onwards, in the persecution of the 100 million adherents of the ancient Chinese system of moral discipline, Falun Gong, which is centred on Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. The action concerns the torture of a male UK resident, who has now been granted asylum here.
  • Press Release: Dictator Jiang Zemin on Trial in London

    On Saturday 24th April, a symbolic trial of Jiang Zemin will be held outside the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand and on Sunday 25th at the Chinese Embassy in Portland Place, London. The 25th of April has a special significance, as it is the 5th Anniversary of the original peaceful appeal to the Chinese Government in 1999 by Falun Gong practitioners. This symbolic trial exposes the crimes committed by Jiang, and demonstrates the reality of using legal means to bring him to justice.
  • Swedish Media Report: Chinese Foreign Minister Defends the Death Penalty

    On April 16th, 2004, an article was published by a Swedish Daily newspaper regarding the meeting between the Chinese and Swedish Foreign Ministers. It states that at the meeting between the Chinese foreign Minister Mr. Zhaoxing Li and the Swedish foreign Minister Mrs Laila Freivalds in Stockholm, they failed to reach unanimity on the issue of the death penalty.
  • EFGIC: Chinese Official Served With Lawsuit While Visiting United States

    LONDON (EFGIC) – Bo Xilai, the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, was served with a lawsuit today during his visit to the United States. The complaint, brought by Li Weixun and others, alleges such serious human rights abuses as torture, genocide and other crimes against humanity carried out while persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • EFGIC: Deaths of 25 Falun Gong Practitioners Verified in March

    LONDON (EFGIC) – The deaths of 25 more Falun Gong practitioners in China as a result of state-run persecution were verified in March, according to reliable sources. One of those killed in March was Daqing City-resident Mr. Li Yuanguang, 34. He died weighing less than one hundred pounds after prolonged torture, leaving behind his wife and a family bankrupted by police extortions.
  • Statement by the Falun Gong Association of the Czech Republic

    "Every step made by the Czech Government can become a historic moment when the Government leans either toward the defence of human rights or toward “quiet acquiescence” with the abuse. Actually, human rights and trade with China are tightly connected and that is why we think that upholding human rights is a necessary prerequisite to a successful realisation of all projects with China which we may wish to commit ourselves to undertake."
  • Rundschau, A Weekly Journal Published in Bayerwald/Böhmerwald: Catching a Glimpse of the Far East

    "Ming Teng-Schwägerl practices Falun Gong, which has been confirmed scientifically to have positive effects on health and inner harmony...She said that, “Since November last year alone, sixty-four Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death. These were all innocent people.” One of the reasons for the brutal persecution in the People’s Republic is the jealousy of the communist leader, as the meditation movement quickly grew to a number that exceeded the communist party membership."
  • Falun Gong Information Centre Germany: Xiong Wei - Released From Detention But Not Yet Free!

    Commenting on the report of a special correspondent at the UNHRC for freedom of Religion and Belief, China’s claims concerning Xiong Wei are as follows: "In its work, the Beijing women's labour re-education facility strictly abides by the principles that inmates should be re-educated, guided by persuasion and thus reformed. The management methods that it applies are legal, civilised and scientific and no form of corporal punishment or ill-treatment is ever used against those undergoing labour re-education."
  • Swiss Newspaper Tribune de Genève: Economic Slavery in Chinese Labour Camps - Victims Testify

    “In China, a thousand grim-looking forced labour camps produce, at unbeatable prices, goods that flood our markets: wigs, jewels, toys, balls, clothes. The Chinese economy, on the way to world domination, threatens our businesses and our jobs. It is based on unacceptable working conditions, massive violations of human rights and of ILO conventions. It is shameless dumping”, says, in essence, the action group for true democracy in China, which has just been created in Geneva.
  • Germany's CHAM Newspaper Reports on Falun Gong

    In 1999, Falun Gong was banned in China by Jiang’s regime. Countless people were arrested overnight for practising a peaceful traditional meditation exercise system. Many were tortured physically and mentally, even to death. In the mean time, Falun Gong spread to the west and every continent on earth. It has many western practitioners. People all over the world call for the end of inhuman treatment of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Law suits have been filed against the Chinese leaders responsible for the persecution.
  • Human Rights Organisations Encourage U.S to Introduce a China Resolution at UNHRC

    This resolution points out that China's human rights record continued worsening in the past year. Examples include the on-going repression of spiritual and political groups such as Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetans, Catholics, Protestants, the unjust arrest and detention of spiritual leaders and political dissidents, harsh conditions in prisons and labour camps, forced-labour in labour camps, coercive family planning policies, and deprivation of fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly and press.
  • Swiss News Agency: Approximately 500 Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal at the Opening of the UN Human Rights Commission

    'According to Falun Gong practitioners, in the past few months they have suffered severe torture and persecution. In only three months, sixty four Falun Gong practitioners have died from brutal torture in prisons, including boiling water being poured on them and serious injury resulting from the use of electric batons on several parts of their bodies.'
  • EFGIC: Products Worldwide Made by Falun Gong Slave Labour

    'Products made by Falun Gong practitioners in other labour camps that are often exported include: moon cake boxes, dishwashing products, popsicle sticks, coffee straws, hand made wool coats, buttons, bedding products, plastic cement packages, fake eyelashes, embroidered products, hand knitted hats, dry flowers, plastic flowers, necklaces, and other handcrafts.'
  • Radio Free Asia: Due to his Disgraceful Human Rights Record, Bo Xilai Will Encounter Protests and Condemnation during His Visit to Germany

    'Bo Xilai, who recently became a China Business Department minister, plans to visit Germany on Thursday March the 25th. He will encounter the strongest possible protest and condemnation by German Falun Gong practitioners and human rights groups. Protests began last weekend.'
  • Netherlands Newspaper Maaspost: A Message from the Netherlands Falun Gong Association

    "For almost three years, the Netherlands Falun Gong Association has been actively calling attention to and informing the Dutch public and government about the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese authorities. Falun Gong is a Qigong system originating in ancient China. By doing five simple physical exercises and studying and applying Falun Gong’s guiding principles of Truthfulness - Compassion - Forbearance, a practitioner purifies his body and strives to improve his mind and moral character...."