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  • Spanish Court Indicts Top Communist Party Officials for Torture, Genocide

    In an unprecedented decision, a Spanish judge has indicted five high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials for their role in crimes of torture and genocide committed against Falun Gong practitioners. The Court announcement indicated that if they are convicted, the defendants would face at least 20 years in prison and financial penalties.
  • Austria: Falun Gong Books Displayed at International Book Fair in Vienna

    The International Book Fair and Reading Festival was held at Messe Wien, Vienna on November 12-15, 2009. The Falun Dafa Association of Austria set up a Falun Gong book display booth to introduce Falun Gong. Practitioners demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises and introduced the principles of the practice during the book fair.
  • Germany: “Amazing, you certainly must persist”

    On the 1st of August 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from Augsburg in Southern Germany held an information day called “Protect peace for humanity, stop the persecution of Falun Gong, bring an end to the CCP’s savagery”. Many people expressed great interest when they heard how Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted by the CCP.
  • NTDTV: NTDTV to Appeal Court Decision on Eutelsat Case

    In 2004, NTDTV began broadcasting into China from a satellite owned by French company Eutelsat. In June 2008, Eutelsat terminated NTDTV's broadcast suddenly, saying that several satellite transponders had to be shut down because of technical difficulties. One of these transponders carried NTDTV's 24-hour signal into China. Many believe Eutelsat's decision was politically motivated, with the satellite carrier bowing to pressure from the Chinese communist regime.
  • FDI: Spanish Court Indicts Top Communist Party Officials for Torture, Genocide of Falun Gong

    "In an unprecedented decision, a Spanish judge has indicted five high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials for their role in crimes of torture and genocide committed against Falun Gong practitioners. Among the defendants is former CCP head Jiang Zemin, widely acknowledged as the chief instigator of the campaign to “eradicate” the spiritual practice."
  • Finland: Falun Gong Exercises Attract Many People’s Attention at an Art Festival in Helsinki

    Falun Gong practitioners participated in the celebration activities at Hesperian Park in downtown Helsinki during the 20th "Art Night" on August 21, 2009, to promote the benefits of Falun Dafa and expose the Chinese Communist regime's ten-year-long persecution of Falun Gong, with the aim of urging people around the world to help put an end to the persecution.
  • Germany: We Wish You Success!

    Falun Gong practitioners in Augsburg hold an "Information Day" every month. On November 7, 2009, at a busy street corner in Augsburg, they set up a table with informational materials on the practice. They demonstrated the five exercises and told people about the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong that has lasted ten years in China.
  • Spain: Introducing Falun Dafa at a Health Fair in Barcelona

    People were shocked when hearing about the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong, and signed the petition to stop the persecution. There was a publisher's booth nearby. After having learned the facts about Falun Gong, the owner led all the people in his booth to come over to sign the petition. He said that he would like to introduce Falun Dafa on their website.
  • Germany: Practitioners Promote Dafa in Freiburg

    On Saturday, November 7, 2009, practitioners from Germany and Switzerland organised a Falun Dafa Information Day event in the German tourist city of Freiburg amBreisgau. People who learned the truth, signed their names to support the petition to end the persecution. Some had heard about Falun Gong before and wrote down the phone number to find out about free classes.
  • The Epoch Times: Spanish Judge Calls Top Chinese Officials to Account for Genocide

    In a groundbreaking case, following a two-year investigation, a Spanish judge has accepted charges of genocide and torture in a case filed against five high-ranking CCP officials for their role in the persecution of Falun Gong. This is the first time that a court has recognised the campaign against the group as legally fitting the definition of genocide. If the defendants were in Spain, the Court could call them before the Judge for a hearing.
  • Turkey: Falun Dafa Practitioner Art Exhibition Impresses City of Eskisehir

    The Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition arrived Eskisehir Turkey, on November 1, 2009. The exhibition not only attracted local residents but also people from neighbouring cities. Some were moved by the justice and compassion in the paintings, and some expressed anger towards the CCP's ugly persecution of Falun Gong.
  • People in Europe and China Hope NTDTV Will Prevail in Lawsuit Over Blockage of Satellite TV Signals to China

    A Paris court held a hearing regarding the New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) lawsuit against Eutelsat on November 5, 2009. Eutelsat unilaterally stopped NTDTV broadcasts into Asia in the weeks leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The broadcasts still have not resumed. Many people are concerned about this and hope that NTDTV will see justice served.
  • Germany: "Let Me Take Off My Hat to You!"

    On October 31, 2009, Falun Dafa practitioners from Germany and Switzerland went to Lindau, a beautiful town sitting next to Lake Bodensee. The practitioners were there to tell the local residents about the beauty of Falun Dafa and the brutal persecution taking place in China. Several practitioners went to the centre of Lindau to pass out fliers.
  • Switzerland: "We Want to Learn Falun Gong Right Now"

    Monika learned at the information booth that the persecution of the Falun Gong practitioners had lasted for more than ten years. She expressed sadness for the ongoing persecution. She said, "I think the persecution is very cruel and breaks my heart." She signed the petition in support of stopping the persecution immediately and expressed her wishes that the practitioners in China regain the freedom to practise.
  • Cyprus: People in Larnaca Learn about Falun Dafa and the Persecution

    Falun Dafa practitioners organised two activities in Larnaca on 11th and 13th October 2009 in order to introduce the practice to the native people and the city visitors. They displayed banners with information about Falun Dafa and the persecution, which the practitioners in China have experienced for more than a decade.