Publications, Press Releases

  • Reader's Letter to a Swedish Newspaper Bohusl'ningen: “Falun Gong and Freedom in China”

    France is a nation known for upholding freedom and justice. However, why were more than seventy Falun Gong practitioners, including two Swedes, detained during the Chinese leader’s visit to France? Only because they wore yellow clothing or scarves imprinted with the words “Falun Gong”.
  • Latvian Media Reported on Falun Gong Practitioners’ Appeal Outside the Chinese Embassy in Riga

    Recently, more than twenty more Falun Gong practitioners were persecuted to death by the Jiang regime within one month, bringing the total number of verified deaths to 896. On Saturday, practitioners from Riga, the capital of Latvia, gathered near the Chinese Embassy to expose the illegal actions of the Jiang regime and call for the culprits to be brought to justice.
  • Article from German Newspaper Bruchsaler Rundschau: “My friends are being persecuted.”

    'Ms. Wang’s friends and many other incarcerated Falun Gong practitioners have to endure psychological terror, brainwashing, gross physical and psychological abuse, mistreatment and torture. One of those, once a successful young scientist, is now a broken man who does not even recognise his family anymore. Approximately 700 of those mistreated people did not survive the torture and have died, states one of the Falun Gong information publications. Falun Gong has followers in more than fifty nations around the globe.'
  • Germany: Falun Gong hold a Protest due to the Misconduct of the Volkswagen Company

    '“Since Falun Gong was banned, the practitioners of Falun Gong have suffered discrimination in China. This also happened in foreign businesses.” At the Volkswagen company in China, if the job applicants do not sign an agreement to indicate that they are not Falun Gong practitioners and do not support Falun Gong, their applications will be refused. There are a lot of examples of this.'
  • Article from Washington Post: 'New' China, Old Repression

    China has changed in some ways in the past decade. Ordinary citizens can generally say what they want in private or in some public settings -- so long as they remain completely unorganised and unchallenging to the regime. But when it comes to tolerance of any political opposition, or to human rights standards as generally defined by the international community, China is essentially the same as it was a decade ago. The regime has never expressed the slightest remorse for using weaponry against its own people.
  • French Internet Security Magazine Denounces Mock Trial against Falun Gong Practitioners who Exposed the Persecution in China

    On February the 24th 2004, the French magazine "Zatav.com", which is well known in the field of Internet security, published an article denouncing this mock trial against Falun Gong practitioners in Chongqing. The article quoted “Reporters Without Borders” who asked for the immediate release of 22 Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned for publishing information on the Internet.
  • IFDIC: Falun Gong Practitioners Peacefully Appeal at EU-China Human Rights Dialogue in Dublin Castle

    'Practitioners of Falun Gong will hold a peaceful demonstration in front of Dublin Castle today and on Friday as officials from Europe and China come together to discuss human rights. This dialogue has been cited by governments across Europe as the proper means to pursue human rights issues with China. However, to date, the proceedings of the dialogue have not been openly disclosed to the media thereby putting little public pressure on the Chinese to improve the situation on the ground.'
  • Flemish Magazine Publishes Interview with Falun Gong Practitioner and Famous Musician Sterling Campbell

    'Truthfulness, compassion and forbearance are the three virtues Sterling Campbell, the drummer of David Bowie, strives for. He is a practitioner of the old Chinese meditation system Falun Dafa. ‘Falun Dafa keeps me on the rails. It made me into a better person,’ he says, when we meet him in a hotel in Brussels.'
  • Italian Human Rights Organisation Again Published a Press Release to Declare Support for Falun Gong Practitioners' Human Rights

    "There is evidence that the French police used brutal and excessive methods to handle Falun Gong practitioners. They came to Paris to attend the Chinese New Year Celebrations staged by the Chinese and French Governments. The arrested people did not protest. They only wore yellow. Two women were arrested while they walked on the Champs Eylsees. When they asked the reason for their arrest the police said: “You are wearing yellow - today yellow is illegal.”"
  • Article from Scottish Newspaper The Herald: "Why I Never Want to Give Up"

    "They handcuffed me and then stood on my hands. They whipped me with a leather belt and they used an electric-shock baton with 30,000 volts on sensitive parts of my body. Then they caused unimaginable pain by using the edges of a small wooden stick to press down on my toes. Finally they poured chilli powder into my mouth and nose. I still would not give them an answer and they all beat me together. The torture lasted from 5pm until 3am. Finally, they said if I gave them my name and address they would release me..."
  • Radio France Internationale: International Societies are Concerned about the Unreasonable Arrests and Mistreatment of Falun Gong Practitioners by the French Police

    'On the 27th of last month, during the visit to France of Hu Jintao, the President of China, it was said that the French police treated some Falun Gong practitioners in an uncivilised manner. The “International Organisation for the Investigation of the Persecution of Falun Gong”, which is based in Canada, and some other international human rights organisations wrote a letter to Chirac, France’s president, expressing serious concern over this incident.'
  • Report from Swiss Newspaper Kreuzlinger Nachrichten: A Kreuzlinger Citizen Staged a Hunger Strike to Protest Against Human Rights Violations in China

    "We remorsefully grieve over the death of Mr. Liu Chengjun. If international organisations had enthusiastically responded to the Urgent Action statement issued by Amnesty International or to the request made by IGFM (International Society for Human Rights), then Mr. Chengjun would have regained freedom like the other released practitioners."
  • EFGIC: Canadian Author Barred from Hong Kong

    'While on tour promoting his book on Falun Gong appeals in Tiananmen Square, a Canadian citizen was barred from Hong Kong. Canadian citizens are normally permitted in Hong Kong for 90 days without a visa, according to the Hong Kong Immigration website, however Zenon Dolnyckyj was prevented from boarding China Airlines flight 619 en route to Hong Kong, the next stop on his book tour.'
  • EFGIC: Three U.N. Refugees Go Into Hiding Fearing Chinese Embassy in Cambodia

    'Three Chinese citizens holding official United Nations refugee protection cards have gone into hiding fearing the Chinese Embassy might kidnap or even kill them. “These things have already happened here many times,” says Mr. Kan Lykuy, 35. “The Chinese government is so domineering. We are running from place to place and with no money; this is no way to live.” Since last week, Ms. Jiang, Mr. Gao, and Mr. Kan have been receiving threatening phone calls and have reported being followed by spies. They are being chased not only for their beliefs in religions that are not recognized by the Chinese government, but also for supporting practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice severely persecuted in China.'
  • EFGIC: 64 Falun Gong Deaths from Torture in China Reported in Three Months

    'Between November 2003 and January 2004, reliable sources in China reported details on 64 Falun Gong practitioners who died from severe torture suffered in Chinese detention centres and labour camps. Deaths from torture and abuse were reported in 17 provinces throughout China, from Heilongjiang to Guangxi; from Sichuan to Beijing. Torture techniques reported include severe beatings, electric shocks, force-feeding torture, and injections of nerve-damaging drugs. Among the reported deceased was a 70-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man.'