Publications, Press Releases

  • Agence France-Presse: Spanish Falun Gong Case May Go Ahead

    Spain's Supreme Court said today a lawsuit brought by the Chinese spiritual movement Falun gong accusing a top Chinese official of genocide could go ahead. That means Falun gong can now appeal against an earlier rejection of the lawsuit by the Audencia Nacional, Spain's highest criminal court...The spiritual movement, which is banned in China, accuses Jia of committing genocide when he was secretary of the Chinese Communist Party's local committee in Beijing between 1999 and 2002.
  • German Media Reports on Falun Gong Photo Exhibition

    On May 10th, local media in Furth im Wald, a small city in Bavaria, reported a photographic exhibition depicting the phenomenon of Falun Gong.Koetzting Daily published a story entitled "Pictures make people think about the dark side of China. Falun Gong photo exhibition at municipal hall touches the people; Go see it."
  • EFGIC: European Leaders Herald the Winds of Change in China, Beijing Contacts in Life Danger

    After meeting with Falun Gong practitioners during a three-day investigatory trip to Beijing, McMillan-Scott was convinced that, despite a huge increase of foreign trade relations, the human rights situation in China - and particularly the repression of religious and spiritual groups including Falun Gong, haven't changed in the least, and expressed his admiration for them. "Today in China religious movements demonstrate [...] courage, they are giving the lead [in the quest for freedom], they inspire those hundreds of millions enslaved by the CCP".
  • The “Tagesspiegel” (Germany): Death and Games

    Berlin: An Olympic medallist participated recently in a hunger strike, because of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Martin Rubenis, who was awarded the bronze metal in Turin Italy for his figure skating performance, joined a protest event outside the Chinese Consulate in Riga Latvia three weeks ago. This was a short-term hunger strike by the spiritual group Falun Gong because their members are suffering cruel repression in China.
  • The Epoch Times: EU Vice-President Holds Meeting with Falun Gong in Beijing

    A vice-president of the European Parliament returned last week from a three day investigation into human rights abuses in mainland China. He is the first high-level western official to personally meet with persecuted Falun Gong practitioners inside China. The facilitator of the gathering, a Boston businessman and Falun Gong practitioner himself, was arrested and deported for "hosting an illegal meeting."
  • EFGIC: EU Reaches Out to Chinese People

    Brussels (EFGIC) - Following a three-day visit to Beijing, the Vice President of the European Parliament, Edward McMillan-Scott, called the Chinese Communist leadership a “brutal, arbitrary and paranoid system” at a press conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday, and said that the EU would keep putting pressure on China to improve human rights and religious freedom. After having met with various diplomats, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals including Falun Gong practitioners, who are ruthlessly persecuted by the CCP regime, McMillan-Scott concluded that, despite economic advancements, there hasn’t been any improvement for human rights and freedom in China.
  • Spanish Newspaper El Mundo Publishes an Article about Wenyi Wang’s Protest at the White House and Organ Removals in China

    "My name is Wenyi Wang.. I was released from the Washington, DC District Court on Friday, April 21st; I will be back in court on May 3rd facing a potential penalty of $5000 and six months in prison. I think it is necessary for me to give to the public an explanation for my protest during Hu Jintao's remarks onThursday morning on the South Lawn of the White House during his visit with President Bush."
  • Belgian Newspaper De Standaard Reports on the CCP's Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners' Organs

    According to a report by the Belgian newspaper, De Standaard, on the 20th of April, the British Organ Transplantation Society accused the Chinese Communist Party of violating human rights in a press release yesterday. Britain's top-notch surgeons emphasised the recent condemnation of the CCP organs trade. Not only the organs of those who on the death roll were taken away without the permission of the prisoners; what was worse, the prisoners were executed when organs were needed.
  • Austrian Federal Minister Asked to Raise Organ Harvesting Issues with her Chinese Counterpart

    “Reliable sources report of secret Chinese death camps, where thousands of so-called “enemies” of the Chinese Communist regime, such as Falun Gong practitioners, are being held for one reason only: to steal their organs for international organ trade supply. The most dramatic happening in this is that the organs are taken from live and healthy people,” alleged the health official of the Grünen [Greens], Kurt Grünewald.
  • Belgian Newspaper De Standaard Reports on the CCP's Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners' Organs

    According to a report by the Belgian newspaper, De Standaard, on the 20th of April, the British Organ Transplantation Society accused the Chinese Communist Party of violating human rights in a press release yesterday. Britain's top-notch surgeons emphasised the recent condemnation of the CCP organs trade. Not only the organs of those who on the death roll were taken away without the permission of the prisoners; what was worse, the prisoners were executed when organs were needed.
  • Belgium: Belgian Media Reports on the CCP's Illegal Organs Trade

    Last month, the Chinese Communist Party promised to stop the practice of harvesting organs and the law to ban the organs trade will come into effect at the beginning of July. Nevertheless the organs trade is such a profitable business, that the British Transplant Association is worried that it will be very hard to end the illegal selling of organs. A spokesman for the CCP Foreign Ministry made a speech and admitted that organs have come from executed prisoners.
  • UK Newspaper: Protest Held Over Organ Harvesting in Chinese Camps

    "Followers of the ancient Chinese practice of Falun Gong have gathered in Bath to stage a protest. Campaigners collected signatures in Bath city centre on Saturday to raise awareness about the illegal trade of organ harvesting in China. The campaigners claim that followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement in China are being persecuted and used to meet an international demand for donor organs. Protesters handed out leaflets outside Bath Abbey and collected signatures for a petition which will be sent to Prime Minister Tony Blair urging the British Government to raise the issue with the United Nations."
  • EFGIC: International Team Poised to Enter China for “Broad and Rigorous” Investigation of Atrocities against Falun Gong

    BRUSSELS (European Falun Gong Information Centre) – A newly-formed international coalition of organizations announced today that investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia will begin applying for visas today as part of a plan to enter China and conduct a “broad and rigorous” investigation of China’s concentration and labour camps. The coalition also plans to investigate medical facilities throughout China that conduct organ transplants in light of mounting evidence that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are being killed for their organs there.
  • Danish Newspaper Christianity Daily Reports on Atrocities in China's Secret Concentration Camps

    The Christianity Daily, a major newspaper in Denmark, published an article by Pastor Leif Bork Hansen on the 4th of April, 2006 entitled "It is everyone's responsibility to always fight a savage act." The article says that no matter where the secret savage acts were found, in China, Iraq or Cuba, as long as the savage acts takes place on the this earth where we live, we have a responsibility to expose it ... (a) recent report revealed that those organs were all removed from live bodies when people were still alive.
  • Reuters: U.N. Envoy Looks at Falun Gong Torture Allegations

    "The United Nations torture investigator said on Thursday he was looking into allegations by the Falun Gong group that thousands of its followers were being held at a Chinese "concentration camp" and some had been killed. The banned spiritual movement alleged this month that up to 6,000 people at a time were kept at a state-run camp in the Sujiatun district of the northern city of Shenyang, where it said some had been killed and their organs sold."