Letters from Dafa Associations, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Italy: Promoting Falun Dafa at a Medical Seminar in Turin

    On the 11th of November 2003, a medicine seminar was held in Turin, Italy and was sponsored by the Turin city council, Piemonte District and the Italian Sanitation Department. Ms Wang, a Chinese attendee from Sweden, a doctor of Chinese medicine and a Falun Gong practitioner gave a two hour lecture at the seminar, introducing Falun Gong via her own experiences.
  • Cyprus: Righteous Vigil at the Chinese Embassy

  • Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Talk about Falun Gong at an American Women’s Club in Gothenburg

    When Falun Gong practitioner Pirjo Svensson talked about her experience of being illegally detained in Thailand for five weeks, an American woman excitedly said that: "I know who you are! When your friends launched a signature collection campaign to rescue you, I signed my name to that petition. They patiently approached every passer-by to explain the facts about Falun Gong and the reason why you were detained. I was really moved by their action..."
  • Greece: Support for Falun Gong in an Athens Park

    The practitioners have appealed to the embassy to help stop the genocide in mainland China, and have sent forth righteous thoughts in the small park opposite the embassy. People that have been visiting the consular section of the embassy have taken the information materials that the practitioners have offered and have supported the appeal.
  • Austria: Dafa Practitioners Again Invited to the Annual Health Expo in Vienna

    The peaceful exercises interested many audience members and some asked how they could learn how to practise. After learning about the persecution, a lot of people signed a petition to rescue Xiong Wei, a German practitioner currently being detained in China. Many people stood in front of the display boards that exposed Jiang’s crimes, for a long time. The horrific torture depicted on the boards formed a sharp contrast to the beauty of the Dafa exercises.
  • Report from "Radio Free Asia": Interview with a German Human Rights Lawyer Regarding the Lawsuit Against the Former Chinese President

    “The plaintiffs are 44 victims, including more than 10 Germans. The 90-page submission outlined the personal experiences of 15 victims who currently live outside the Chinese mainland and 800 plus torture cases that have resulted in death. Mr. Kaleck thinks the importance of this case is similar to that of the lawsuit against Augusto Pinochet and the on-going case against former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic.”
  • Germany: Famous German Lawyer held a Press Conference with the German Falun Dafa Association

    On November 24th, famous German criminal lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck held a press conference with the German Falun Dafa Association in Berlin, announcing that a lawsuit has been launched in Germany against the ex-president of China, along with fifteen other accomplices in his persecution of Falun Gong, charging him with torture crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • Global Coalition to Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice Submits Evidence to International Court in The Hague

    The coalition submitted printed materials about the lawsuit against Jiang from different countries to the first judge of the International Court and requested a trial of the Chinese dictator. The attendees came from Holland, Switzerland, Germany and Israel. This is the sixth public rally organized by the Global Coalition, following similar rallies in Paris, Munich, Frankfort, Cologne, and Berlin.
  • Germany: Several Hundred Falun Gong Practitioners Rally at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to Support the Lawsuit against Jiang Zemin

    A spokesperson of the German Falun Gong Association said, “At the moment we are resorting to legal proceedings and legal evidence to expose what has happened in China. Of course, it is to expose all the persecution of Falun Gong and we urge the general public around the world to support Falun Gong practitioners in China.”
  • Ireland: Irish Practitioners Clarify the Facts During a Concert

    Concertgoers were very interested to learn more about Dafa when they found out that a member of the band is a Falun Gong practitioner. Many of them expressed deep sympathy and irritation over the inhuman persecution against Falun Gong in China. Lots of people asked for leaflets to learn more and gave encouraging remarks to practitioners to show their concern, including ‘good luck’, ‘freedom’, ‘stop the persecution’ and ‘best wishes’.
  • Germany: International Human Rights Association Holds a Benefit Concert for the Human Rights of Falun Gong Practitioners

    A spokesman for the International Human Rights Association presented the concert together with a Falun Gong practitioner. All performances were given by Dafa practitioners, including both singing and dancing. Between performances, time was allowed for interviews with the spokesman of the International Human Rights Association acting as a reporter.
  • Sweden: Clarifying the Facts in Uddevalla City

    Many passersby were interested in the activities, actively asking for information on Falun Gong and talking with practitioners. Practitioners told them about the imprisonment of American citizen Charles Li in a Chinese labour camp and the lawsuits filed against Jiang and his accomplices all over the world.
  • Ireland: Concertgoers Learn about the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Thousands attended the concert and the attendees had an excellent chance to learn about the situation of persecuted Falun Gong in China. Many people stopped to talk to the volunteers after they learned the facts of the persecution. Afterwards talking with volunteers, some called their friends and brought them over to our stand to sign the petition too.
  • UK: Promoting Falun Gong in London's Chinatown

    Falun Dafa practitioners hosted a public exhibition to promote Falun Gong on the main street of Chinatown in London. They managed to introduce Falun Dafa using banners and displays printed with “Global Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin” and “Jiang Zemin and his Followers have been Charged in Many Nations for Persecuting Falun Gong.”
  • UK: A Famous Drummer participates in a Protest Opposite the Chinese Consulate

    About a year ago, Sterling went to China with other western practitioners to appeal for Falun Gong. All of them had a single wish: To urge the Chinese government to immediately stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and to release all imprisoned practitioners. During this time in China, Sterling was beaten by policemen.