Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Slovakia: Touring Eastern Slovakia with a Petition Against the Persecution of Falun Gong

    From the 25th until the 29th October a petition tour took place through the cities of Presov, Vranov nad Toplou, Kosice and Svidnik in eastern Slovakia. The goal of the tour was to support the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted in China since 1999. People of all ages came to sign the petition, from young children to elderly people.
  • Italy: Rallies Held in Rome and Turin to Support the Human Rights Torch Relay

    Senator Sergio D'elia stated that the rally was very important because it let people in the free world know what is happening in China. He said that one of the reasons that human rights violations take place in China is because the international community doesn't pay enough attention to them. He pointed out that what we need to do is to let the free world know what is going on and then ask them to exert pressure on the dictators. Senator Malan proposed a resolution which would require the Italian media to report on human rights issues in China when reporting on the 2008 Olympics.
  • Ukraine: People in the Small City of Dymytrov Learn about Falun Gong

    Many residents in this city are mineworkers who have lived through suppression by the communists. When they were told that the activity was to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution against Falun Gong practitioners who are cultivating Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, all of them condemned the crimes of the CCP.
  • Germany: Helping Chinese People at the Kassel Festival Learn about Falun Gong and Quit the CCP

    Most of the Chinese people were happy to accept the leaflets. A lady said that they don't have any channels by which to learn the truth in China, so she was happy to accept the materials. Practitioners told her about the 27 million plus people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party, and she didn't hesitate to resign on the spot.
  • United Kingdom: Human Rights Torch Arrived in London

    On the afternoon of 25th October 2007, the Global Human Rights Torch Relay arrived in London. Vice-President of European Parliament Edward McMillan-Scott chaired a press conference at the Foreign Press Club and gave a speech on Trafalgar Square along with other politicians and representatives from human rights organizations.
  • Norway: Falun Gong Practitioners Perform during International Culture Week

    The organizers of the event and audience warmly welcomed their performance. Through their singing, practitioners Wang Yajun and Dai Ying spread the message that Falun Dafa is spreading throughout the world and that the Chinese Communist Party, which has persecuted Falun Gong practitioners for over eight years, will soon collapse.
  • Personal Experiences from Sweden’s Human Rights Torch Relay: “I did something meaningful today.”

    This was an extraordinary parade with people of all ages from white haired old men to young children - flyer distributors, runners, bicycle riders and families in their cars followed. They were from different races and genders, but came for the same purpose: to call for an immediate end to persecution in China.
  • United Kingdom: Human Rights Torch Relay in London

    A grey wintry day in London was brightened by a torch of hope on Thursday, October 25th. The torch is the symbol of the Global Human Rights Torch Relay. This event draws attention to the human rights abuses committed by the CCP and resolutely states that “Olympics and crimes against humanity cannot coexist in China”.
  • Sweden: Seminar at the Swedish Parliament

    On October 11th, 2007 a seminar entitled "Can the Beijing Olympics improve human rights in China?" was held at the Swedish parliament. More than fifty senators, human rights organisations and China specialists attended the seminar to discuss the implications of China hosting the Olympic Games next year.
  • Bulgaria: “Falun Gong is good! Welcome again to Kazanlak!”

    Many people had the chance to meet practitioners and to give their support for stopping the persecution against the practice. Some of the practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises; others gave out leaflets and invited people to sign the petition. Everybody was happy to support this noble cause and to condemn the atrocities done by the regime in China.
  • Norway: Global Human Rights Torch Relay Arrives in Oslo

    On Saturday the 13th of October, Bislet Stadium, where the Olympic torch was lit during the Winter Olympics in 1952, was again the centre of a torch relay. This time, though, it is the arena for the Global Human Rights Torch Relay. The Torch Relay started in Athens in August this year, one year before the opening of the Olympics in Beijing, and is being passed on to thirty five countries around the globe, with a demand to China to fulfill its promise about respect for human rights. The Torch Relay has received wide support from people, politicians and previous Olympic medalists both in Norway and internationally.
  • Belgium: Falun Gong is Popular in Genk City

    On October 13th and 14th, 2007, Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the Natural Therapies & Natural Health Expo in Genk City, Belgium, to introduce the benefits of practising Falun Gong to the general public and expose the Chinese Communist regime’s cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • United Kingdom: Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance International Fine Art Exhibition Held in Plymouth

    From October 8th-14th, 20 prints of oil paintings, drawings and Chinese silk paintings from the Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance International Fine Art Exhibition were displayed at the Desmond Tutu Centre, University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. Students and staff at the university were invited to view the paintings and the local newspaper reported on the exhibition.
  • Italy: The Truth about Falun Gong Spreads Quickly in Assisi and Perugia

    The annual Perugia and Assisi Peace Walk was held on October 7th, 2007. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Falun Gong practitioners raised awareness about Falun Gong and exposed the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners taking place in China by walking with participants from all over the country.
  • United Kingdom: A Chinese Practitioner Shares Her Personal Experience of Persecution in a Chinese Labour Camp

    Annie, a business woman in her forties, spent one and a half years in a “living hell” - a Chinese forced labour camp - because she refused to renounce her belief in Falun Gong. From October 15th - 19th, 2007, almost exactly one year after being granted asylum in the UK, Annie toured the southwest of England to give a series of talks about what she endured.