Warm Hearted Reporters and Good Policemen in Estonia

By a European Practitioner

1) Warm Hearted Reporters

Estonia's capital city, Tallinn, was the 3rd city Jiang was scheduled to visit. At 5:00am on June 12, 2002, a hastily organized group of practitioners arrived in Tallinn. Their main purpose was to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to the media and the government organizations. As soon as they arrived, they began to meet with government officials, notify the media, and prepare for a press conference.

At 11:30am, just as Jiang entered the Tallinn Hotel, reporters were also entering another hotel next door to attend the Falun Gong practitioners' press conference. With only two hours advance notice, Estonia's two largest newspapers, the biggest TV station, and some other media arrived at the press conference. They videotaped a demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises, asked many questions, and interviewed practitioners individually. They also watched the video "Self-Immolation or Deception?" One of the reporters told practitioners that one month prior to Jiang's visit to Estonia, the Chinese government had invited the management and reporters of the media to travel in Mainland China for free for the purpose of keeping their mouths shut. Another reporter repeatedly asked how he could help us after he learned the truth about the persecution. In addition, he volunteered a lot of important information. The TV station broadcasted Falun Gong news that same night, while the newspapers reported the news the next day.

2) Fabricated Rumours Could Not Mislead People; Estonian Policemen Knew the Truth.

During Jiang's visit to Estonia, his entourage requested the local police to be on guard against all possible protesters, including Falun Gong practitioners, in the name of anti-terrorism.

At noon on June 13, a Falun Gong couple from Sweden was distributing materials exposing the persecution against Falun Gong. A Chinese special agent walked up to them with a camera in his hand and threatened them by taking photos. The female practitioner held a "Falun Dafa is Good!" badge in front of the camera with confidence. After the Chinese special agent left, he called Estonia policemen to take away the practitioners. The two practitioners took this opportunity to converse with the local security bureau police for two hours and showed them photos of the tortured practitioners in China. In the end, a policeman told them sincerely, "Actually, we know Falun Gong people are very peaceful. We are not worried about you. Our pressure comes from the Chinese side." He then asked the practitioners whether the Chinese special agents in Estonia had harassed them. Before the practitioners left, Estonia policemen told them that they hoped the practitioners would mail Falun Gong related materials to them periodically.

The next day, a large national Estonian newspaper reported the persecution of Falun Gong in China including a large photo of practitioners practicing Falun Gong on three quarters of the first page.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/6/19/32014.html


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