Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Speech at International Conference on 'Genocide in the New Era': "Immunity, Impunity and Genocide in the New Age"

    The International Conference on “Genocide in the New Era”, organised by “Friends of Falun Gong Europe” and “International Advocates for Justice”, took place in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm from January 26th to January 28th 2004. This is one one of the conference speeches by Spanish lawyer Carlos Iglesias, entitled "Immunity, Impunity and Genocide in the New Age", which was given on the morning of Tuesday January 27th.
  • European Practitioners Tell the Facts about Falun Gong to French Government Departments

    Representatives from the European, Nordic and French Falun Dafa Associations visited the offices of the French President, the French Premier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office to tell them the facts about Falun Gong. They talked about the French Police Force’s recent unreasonable arrest and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners on the streets of Paris during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
  • European Dafa Practitioners Urgently Appeal to the European Parliament

    On the afternoon of the 10th of February 2004, European Falun Dafa practitioners urgently appealed to the European Parliament in Strasbourg regarding the recent unjust detention of Falun Dafa practitioners in France. Practitioners displayed large amounts of materials revealing the truth about the Paris incident.
  • France: Explaining the Facts to High Level French Officials in the Wake of Paris Arrests

    On the 9th February, 2004, several representatives began the action of visiting high level French government officials. Smartly dressed, wearing yellow scarves, with a calm composure and upright thoughts, they came to the doors of the French Ministry of Domestic Affairs. At first the policemen said there was no time to meet them, then they began to make phone calls asking for instructions. After a while, a more senior official came to meet them. The practitioners expressed their views calmly but firmly. The atmosphere became more relaxed. Finally a high level official agreed to meet with the representatives from the European Falun Dafa Association.
  • Swedish Party Leader’s Speech Focuses on Persecution of Falun Gong

    On the 5th of February 2004, Lars Lejonborg, leader of the People’s Party in Sweden, held a lecture in the Gothenburg Business University. During his lecture, Lars Lejonborg expressed a strong dissatisfaction with the human rights situation in China. He specifically mentioned that Falun Gong is suffering serious persecution in China. A Falun Gong practitioner attending the lecture handed over some information to Lars Lejonborg about the recent serious incidents in Paris, where Falun Gong practitioners were arrested because of pressure from the Chinese regime.
  • French Judge Meets Practitioner to Discuss Lawsuit Against Leader of “Chinese Gestapo”

    The Dafa practitioner was asked by the judge to explain why she had filed the lawsuit. She answered by explaining more about the persecution of Falun Gong, how widespread, systematic and criminal the brutal suppression of practitioners in China is, and how the ex-President and his regime try to impose this abuse of human rights on other countries. She conveyed that France and every other democratic country have a moral responsibility toward what can be officially described as “Genocide" and that this is not a Chinese issue, but an international question.
  • Non-Governmental Organisations from Different Countries Gathered in Stockholm for the International Conference on "Genocide in the New Era" (Part 1)

    The international conference on “Genocide in the New Era”, organised by “Friends of Falun Gong Europe” and “International Advocates for Justice”, commenced in Stockholm on January 26th 2004. The agenda for the first day covered two topics: “Human Rights Violations in China” and “Development and Law”. Lord Francis Thurlow made the opening address.
  • Delegates Attending the International Conference on "Genocide in the New Era" Support and Highly Praise Practitioners’ Peaceful Protests

    After listening to the truth about practitioners peacefully resisting four years of brutal persecution, the delegate from the Kenyan Embassy in Sweden said, “I admire your spirit of ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.’ You have brought hope of world peace. I am very glad to have this opportunity to participate in this meeting and to know Falun Gong practitioners.”
  • France: Persecution of Falun Gong on the Agenda at Human Rights Conference for Lawyers in Caen

    On January 25th 2004, at the Human Rights Conference in Caen, Dafa practitioner and lawyer, Mr. Carlos Iglesias, gave a speech to an audience of over 2,000 people. He explained the situation of the persecution of Falun Gong in China and the evilness of what he himself classified as a true genocide. He clearly explained the roots of this genocide and the direct and personal responsibility of Jiang Zemin and the repressive genocidal organisation known as the 610 Office, headed by Luo Gan.
  • French Falun Gong Association Invited to the Senate for a Press Conference with NGOs and VIPs

    On January the 14th, the French Falun Gong Association was invited to the Senate in Paris for a press conference on human rights in China. Among the guests were Former Minister of Education Jack Lang, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, ECPM (Together Against Capital Punishment), France Tibet and Chinese dissidents.
  • Switzerland: Dafa Practitioners Introduce Falun Gong at a Political Party Meeting

    Several weeks ago, Swiss Dafa practitioners started contacting the newly-elected Parliament members via telephone or through personal meetings to talk to them about the brutal persecution against Falun Gong in China. They then got the opportunity to distribute materials and deliver a letter of appeal at an event held by the political parties.
  • Switzerland: Practitioners Clarify the Facts during the World Information Summit

    During the World Information Summit, an ICT Development Forum was held in Geneva between the 9th and 13th of December. The Swiss Falun Dafa Association also had an opportunity to set up a Falun Gong information stand during the Forum to expose Jiang’s persecution and his manipulation and exploitation of the media to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in China and frame them overseas. Many visitors were not aware of the deceitful propaganda of Jiang's regime and were shocked to learn the facts.
  • Greece: Introducing Falun Dafa and Clarifying the Facts at the Finnish Embassy in Athens

    Over the Christmas holidays, Falun Gong practitioners from Finland and Sweden visited Athens in Greece to introduce Falun Gong to the Greek people, and to let people know about the enormous abuses of human rights that are taking place against Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • UK: Spreading Dafa to Officials of the current Ruling Party

    After accepting a flyer, one person said, “I saw you standing here distributing flyers in the rain, I think it must be very important, so I’ll look through it thoroughly.” Another person saw a practitioner wearing clothes reading “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” in both Chinese and English. He stopped his bicycle to ask for a flyer.
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners participate in an International Conference on Human Rights

    Practitioners raised questions with the chairman of the UN commission about the continuing persecution of Falun Gong in China and the issue of immunity for dictators. The panellists explained from different angles and affirmed that the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese government has caught the attention of human rights organisations and led to condemnation by those organisations.