Publications, Press Releases

  • Article from German Newspaper Westfalen-Blatt: Torture Victim has Operation in Brakel and Receives Hip Replacement

    Other prisoners forced him to crouch down and stretched his legs, pressing them into the ground in such a way that both of his hips were broken and joints and tendons snapped. Later, Wang was able to move only painfully and with the help of crutches. The operating surgeon, Dr. Rolf Haaker, chief of the Department of Orthopedics said: “These vicious tactics combined with additional brutal stresses in the forced labour camp caused serious damage that could only be alleviated by replacing the two hip joints with prosthesis.”
  • Article from Welt Online (Germany): The reason why the West shuts its eyes concerning human rights violations in China

    Liu Wei, born 1972 in Liaoning Province, China, was imprisoned in a pre-trial prison in the Beijing Dongscheng District from September 25th 2001 until January 25th 2003 because she practises Falun Gong. She was then transferred to a Beijing women’s slave labour camp. She recounted what she experienced since August 19th 2005, including psychological and physical torture. In an effort to make her renounce her belief, the torture she suffered ranged from hard slave labour to forced re-education and blackmail.
  • Letter to the Editor of a Swiss Newspaper

    "Practitioners of the peaceful Qigong practice Falun Gong are still being tortured and persecuted. Those people are not criminals; on the contrary, they live according to the principles of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance. It seems as if people with a sense of morals and responsibility are regarded as threatening by the Chinese government. I very much hope that all of us in the West will recognise our responsibility and stop contributing to the problem out of a misplaced sense of greed for cheap goods."
  • Press Release by Falun Gong Practitioners in Bielefeld: German Doctors Aid Torture Victim from China

    "Wang experienced that peaceful people, who are seen by the Communist regime as a threat to their power, are dealt with worse than murderers and rapists in slave labour camps. At the slave labour camp, the guards ordered drug addicted inmates to monitor, humiliate and beat up Wang. On April 15th 2003, five inmates in his cell tortured him and broke both of his hip joints. The slave labour camp doctor gave Wang only a few pain-killers although he suffered from multiple broken bones and his body was covered with wounds from burning cigarettes."
  • Short Article from OÖnachrichten Newspaper in Austria: Attack on Lawyer in China

    Mr. Li Heping said that he was forced into a car by strangers as he was leaving his office. “They covered my head and took me to a place far away, into a basement, beat me and accused me of causing trouble for Beijing.” He was released after five hours. On the next day, he found that his license to practise had disappeared from his office and that the hard disc of his computer had been erased.
  • Irish Times Article: "Torch relay to highlight Chinese human rights failures"

    The Dublin run has been organised by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG). Its spokeswoman, former MEP Patricia McKenna, said that the Olympics must be used as an opportunity to force change in China. "If Irish athletes, politicians or dignitaries go to Beijing to participate in or support the Olympic Games without saying or doing anything about China's failure to improve the situation with regard to human rights, it means we are condoning and giving tacit support to the ongoing violations taking place there," she said.
  • Dutch Media Reports on Organ Harvesting in China

    Citing Matas's report, the article said that many Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested for no reason, detained in prisons, tortured, and eventually lost their lives after their organs were removed for sale. According to the Chinese Communist Party, all organs used in Chinese hospitals or specialty hospitals come from voluntarily death row convicts. Matas said that this claim is ridiculous. Matas pointed out that there are about 8000 Falun Gong practitioners who die or disappear every year.
  • Article from German Newspaper: “I was crippled through torture in China”

    “They forcefully split my legs until the hip joints broke apart,” said Zhen Wang. “The guards purposely turned away their eyes. After the torture I was not taken to the hospital for treatment.” The Chinese man was imprisoned because he is a devotee of the cultivation practice of Falun Gong which is banned in China and its members are persecuted.
  • SUOMEN KUVALEHTI (Finnish Magazine) Reports on the Activities of Falun Gong Practitioners

    "She said she has never protest before, until seven years ago when she started to know Falun Gong ... After coming to Helsinki, she came out to protest more often, every week at the railway station and also the Chinese Embassy. Falun Gong does not regard themselves as active members, but as long as the persecution does not stop, they will not stop protesting".
  • Falun Gong is Becoming Popular in Belgium

    In July 2007, the “Wonderful Life,” a best-selling magazine in Belgium, carried a article entitled “Banned in China, but Falun Gong is Popular in Belgium,” which employed a contrasting approach to report about Falun Gong’s popularity in Belgium and the persecution of the practice perpetrated by the Chinese Communist regime in China.
  • Burasi Canakkale Newspaper (Turkey): "Falun Gong: Standing Rock Solid in Face of Inhuman Torture"

    A large Turkish newspaper, Burasi Canakkale, published a series of articles by a famous reporter entitled, Falun Gong: Standing Rock Solid in Face of Inhuman Torture. The articles laid out systematically what Falun Gong is about, the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal persecution and the CCP's atrocities of organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners.
  • France: The People in Guadeloupe Express Their Concern about the Persecution of Falun Gong

    “Sandstorm,” a movie that exposes the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution against Falun Gong was played at the media centre in Gosier, the cultural centre in Saint Rose and the technology centre in Douville, Guadeloupe on May 25th, June 8th, and June 22nd, 2007. Among others, it was due to the support from the cultural service department of the city government which made it possible for the shows in Gosier and Saint-Rose to be played in such good venues. In addition, the invitations were sent by these departments.
  • Human Rights Torch Relay Largely Covered in the French Media

    On August 22nd 2007 the newspaper Libération, one of the three main national newspapers in France, distributed in other French speaking countries in the world, published a three quarter page article on the occasion of the Human Rights Torch Relay that was launched in Athens on August 8th and reached Germany on August 18th. The article reveals the attempt by the Chinese regime to extinguish the Human Rights Flame in Athens and made it clear that the Greek police did not yield to the Chinese authorities’ pressure.
  • Serbian Magazine Reports Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners in China

    At the beginning of July, the Serbian weekly magazine Revija 92 published a two page detailed report about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The title of the report read, “Shocking: The trade in organs from political prisoners”. The article exposed the organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. The report also described how the world was shocked when it learned in spring last year about the concentration camps.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Practitioners Seek Justice in Court

    Three Falun Gong practitioners from different countries testified in a Spanish court on July 30th 2007. They accused Chinese high ranking officials of genocide and cruel torture against Falun Gong practitioners. Spain’s largest free daily newspaper Twenty Minute thus interviewed these three practitioners in this regard. The paper reported that tens of thousands of innocent people were slaughtered by the Chinese Communist autocratic regime just because they follow the principles of “Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance”.