• Germany: Falun Gong Shines in the Annual Carnival of Cultures Festival

    On June 1, 2013, Falun Gong practitioners participated in Germany's 17th annual Carnival of Cultures, held in the City of Bielefeld. Around 2,000 participants and 70 ethnic groups from around the world performed before as many as 100,000 spectators. Festival organizers arranged for the Falun Gong procession to occupy the last spot in the parade lineup so that the Divine Land Marching Band, consisting of about 80 practitioners from 13 countries, could serve as the “grand finale” to the wildly popular event.
  • Finland: Promtoing Falun Gong & Exposing the Persecution at the World Village Festival

    Helsinki hosted Finland's annual World Village Festival in Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square on May 26 and 26. The popular event, which started back in 1995, attracted over 85,000 visitors. Ethnic groups from around the world met to exchange cultural views as well as music, food, dance, theatre and art. Finnish practitioners participated in the World Village Festival to raise awareness about the Chinese Communist Party persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Russia: Introducing Falun Dafa at the Military and Sports Forum in Moscow

    The 9 th Military and Sports Forum, 'Ready for Labour and Defense,' was held in Moscow, Russia, on May 30-June 2, 2013. The event took place in Red Square, right next to the Kremlin, the seat of the Russian government. More than 70 groups took part in the occasion, including the Moscow Falun Dafa Association. The event promoted healthy living and an active lifestyle.
  • Sweden: Practitioners Protest Persecution During the Visit of Yu Zhengsheng, CCP Political Consultative Conference Chairman

    During his visit to Sweden on June 1-3, 2013, Yu Zhengsheng, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Standing Committee member, also chair of the Political Consultative Conference, saw Falun Gong practitioners' protesting the 14-year-long persecution. Practitioners stood in front of the Chinese Consulate in Gothenburg and in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm where Yu met with Sweden's King.
  • Latvia: International Art Exhibition “The Art of Zhen Shan Ren” visits Riga

    On 2nd April 2013, International Art Exhibition “The Art of Zhen Shan Ren” opened at the Latvian Artists' Union Gallery (AUL) in Riga. At the opening, there were many famous Latvian artists, politicians and well known people. The exhibition was opened by Mr. Igors Dobichins, Chairman of the AUL, and Mr. Lauris Fisers, curator of the exhibition.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Peacefully Protest During Chinese Premier's Visit to Berlin

    On May 25-27, 2013, practitioners in Germany rallied to protest during China Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Berlin. They urged him to stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China; end the organ harvesting of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience, and bring the instigator of the persecution, Jiang Zemin, and his accomplices to justice.
  • Italy: A Precious Learning Opportunity

    In southern Italy, at a prestigious private primary school, groups of children, led by their classroom teachers, are attentively learning the Falun Gong exercises via video. The atmosphere in the two-storey school, where the sounds of the melodious exercise music fill every classroom, is one of peace and harmony.
  • France: The Art of Zhen-Shan-Ren in the Town of Caen was “Absolutely Magnificent!”

    International exhibition The Art of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance), which has been shown in over 40 countries, is now being shown in French towns. The first of these was Caen from April 19th to 23rd 2013 at the gallery Place des Arts.
  • Germany: Celebrating Falun Dafa Day in Lake Titisee

    On May 13, practitioners from Germany and Switzerland celebrated Falun Dafa Day by Lake Titisee, a beautiful resort located in southern Germany. They introduced Falun Dafa and exposed the persecution of Falun Dafa to tourists and local passersby.
  • Belgium: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day

    On May 13, 2013, practitioners in Belgium celebrated the 14th Annual World Falun Dafa Day, marking the 21st anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Practitioners in Belgium introduced Falun Gong to both the residents of Boechout City and the town of Boom. They also held activities and demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises.
  • Despite a New "Mental Health Law," Falun Gong Practitioners Still Illegally Held in Mental Hospitals in China

    While the regime is touting the Mental Health Law, Falun Gong practitioners are still being persecuted in its mental hospitals. The new mental health law is thought by many to be a bluff by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to quell suspicion of wrongdoing. Throughout its history, the CCP has frequently made positive statements while actually committing outrageous crimes behind the scenes. This latest smokescreen is no exception.
  • Italy: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day

    On May 11 and 12, Italian Falun Gong practitioners held activities in Milan to celebrate the 14th anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day and the 21 st anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public. They also celebrated the birthday of the founder of Falun Gong, Master Li Hongzhi.
  • France: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day under the Eiffel Tower

    Falun Gong practitioners in France gathered on May 12, 2013, at the Human Rights Plaza (parvis des droits del'homme) in Paris to celebrate the 14 th World Falun Dafa Day and the 21 st anniversary of Falun Dafa's dissemination to the world. Their lively dance and music performances along with demonstrations of the Falun Gong exercises drew a large crowd of spectators.
  • Spain: Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

    On May 11, 2013, Falun Gong practitioners held activities at the Plaza de Callao in the centre of Madrid, Spain, to celebrate the 14th annual World Falun Dafa Day and the 21st anniversary of Falun Dafa's spread throughout the world.
  • Portugal: Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

    Portugal practitioners celebrated World Falun Dafa Day from May 12-13, 2013 in the capitol city, Lisbon, marking the 21st anniversary of Falun Gong's introduction to the public as well as founder Master Li Hongzhi's birthday.