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  • Russia: Practitioners Protest Persecution by the CCP in Front of Chinese Embassy

    From 6 to 9 p.m. on July 21, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Moscow against the CCP's ten-year persecution of Falun Gong. They also held a candlelight vigil to commemorate fellow practitioners who were tortured to death in China.
  • Sweden: Introducing Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution on Gotland Island

    Many people signed their names protesting the persecution and calling for an end to the CCP's harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. After some people received materials, they inquired about how to learn the exercises, and some imitated the practitioners who were demonstrating the exercises. After some people received materials, they inquired about how to learn the exercises.
  • Germany: "Great, Keep it Up! I'll Always Support You"

    On August 1, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Germany held an Information Day activity in Augsburg, a city in southern Germany. The theme of the event was "Stop the persecution of Falun Gong, bring an end to the CCP's atrocities."
  • Finland: Practitioners Win Public Support for their Peaceful Resistance

    On July 18-19, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Finland held a series of activities in downtown Helsinki, capital of Finland. They called upon people from all walks of life to pay attention to the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), see clearly the CCP's wicked nature, and stop the persecution.
  • European Parliament Member Commends Falun Gong's Spirit of Resistance to the Persecution

    Member of European Parliament Gerard Batten said in his speech: "Why are the Falun Gong being persecuted in China? The answer is very simple, it's because of what they stand for. Their three core values are Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. These are the exact opposite of what the Chinese Communist Party stands for, which are lies, brutality and intolerance."
  • Germany: Spectators of a Torture Re-enactment Sign a Petition to Condemn the Brutal Persecution

    Practitioners held an activity to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong on July 25, 2009. They told passersby about the ten-year brutal persecution against Falun Gong and collected signatures on a petition calling on the German government to use all possible channels to end the harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners' organs in China.
  • French Political Leaders Support Falun Gong Practitioners' Ten Years of Protesting the CCP Persecutio

    This is the tenth year that Falun Gong practitioners have peacefully resisted the CCP's persecution. Political leaders and human rights organisations in France signed an urgent petition drafted by the Falun Dafa Association calling on the Chinese government to take immediate action to stop the unreasonable and bloody persecution.
  • Turkey: Activities to Raise Awareness of the Persecution

    On the afternoon of July 18, 2009, Turkish practitioners held a series of activities at Aykut Barka Park in Istanbul to expose the Chinese Communist Party's atrocities against Falun Gong practitioners and to commemorate fellow practitioners who died during the persecution. The practitioners then demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises.
  • Article from Iceland's Morgunbladid: "Protesting the Persecution of Falun Gong"

    "Falun Dafa Associations around the world have sent governments in 41 country an appeal to support "the most significant human rights issue of the 21st century”. The announcement from the Associations states that former Chinese state leader Jiang Zemin considered the large group of practitioners as a personal threat. Regardless of opposition from the Central Committee of the Communist Party, he decided to stop this large group of people."
  • Italian MP Issues Press Release Condemning the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

    The Honourable Domenico Scilipoti said that it's really disgraceful that the CCP abuses basic human rights. "Its discrimination and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners who believe Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is unacceptable. Men and women, young and old, every day, Falun Gong practitioners are beaten and subjected to all kinds of gross mistreatment and abuse in prison.
  • Finland: Practitioners Support Quitting the CCP and Protest the Persecution

    On July 10 and 11 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Finland held an anti-torture photo exhibition in a well-known church and park to expose the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong and to support the 57 million Chinese people that have already quit the CCP and its affiliated organisations.
  • United Kingdom: "I Support You and Stand on Your Side!"

    On July 11 2009, a group of Falun Gong practitioners went to St. Martin's Square in London to hold an activity for the second time that month. They have been holding such activities whenever possible to reach more people with the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong. Many passersby stopped to take a closer look and sign the petition.
  • Le Monde Denounces the Repression of Lawyers in China Who Defend Falun Gong

    In an article dated August 1, 2009, the established French newspaper Le Monde denounced the increasingly violent repression of lawyers in China who dare to defend Falun Gong practitioners and other victims of the Chinese regime's blind violence.
  • NTDTV Files Lawsuit Against Eutelsat

    According to NTDTV.com, New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) has filed a lawsuit against Eutelsat for its shutdown of NTDTV's signal to Asia. A French court has accepted the lawsuit and a hearing date will be announced. Eutelsat is facing the legal procedure for its betrayal of public trust and responsibility for business contracts, apparently under pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Spain: Falun Gong Welcomed at Arenys de Munt Fair

    From June 6 to 7, 2009, Arenys de Munt in Spain welcomed its first "Nature and Spiritual Healing" Fair with the theme "Discover Yourself". A few dozen groups participated. Especially eye-catching was Falun Gong's stand with exercise photos from around the world and exhibits exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong in China.