Publications, Press Releases

  • Report from German Newspaper Badener Tagblatt entitled “Protesting Against Torture”

    “Hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been taken to forced labour camps and many have been tortured to death”, reported one Falun Gong practitioner from Ettlingen. The practitioner further stated that it was not easy to explain why this is being done because the movement is not political and has about 100 million practitioners in sixty countries around the world. “We assume that the Chinese Communist Party became jealous and afraid of the great popularity of Falun Gong.” In Baden-Baden, signatures were collected to petition for an end to the brutal torture.
  • UK Newspaper Reports on Liverpool City Centre Anti-torture Exhibition

    Supporters of Chinese meditation practice Falun Gong acted out scenes of torture in Liverpool. The group collected 1,700 signatures from shoppers on Church Street after the display to highlight persecution suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in China. The display, attended by practitioners from across the UK, lasted for more than three hours. Simon Gross, 32, a practitioner from Formby, said: "The human rights abuses going on in China against people who practise Falun Gong are inexcusable. It is a peaceful practice which has more than 70 million practitioners in China. But it has been perceived as a threat by the communist government."
  • Russian Mignews: Shocking Internet Surveillance in China

    Mignews in Russia published an article entitled “Shocking Internet Surveillance in China” on March 4th. The article described the astounding extent to which the Chinese Communist regime is monitoring Internet access in China. According to the Russian media, seventy-two “Warriors” work in three eight-hour shifts so that they can implement a non-stop surveillance over “sohu.com”, “Beijing Telecom”, “Beijing Netcom” and eleven other Internet portals. In addition, the “Warriors” also took the same measures against four major Internet cafes.
  • United Kingdom: Belfast Telegraph reports on the City’s “Persecution Meets Principle” Exhibition

    British newspaper The Belfast Telegraph published an article entitled “Show to focus on torture in China” on March 4th 2005. Marie Foy reported that Falun Gong practitioners held anti-torture exhibitions in fifteen cities in the UK to expose the brutal torture that the regime in China has conducted against them because they refuse to abandon their belief.
  • UKFGIC: MP helps Falun Gong Practitioners “Rescue our Family members” with London Press Conference and Petitions

    John Robinson MP, the Labour representative of Glasgow, Anniesland will be speaking at a press conference at College Green outside the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA at 5pm on Wednesday 9th March 2005. Following the press conference he will be handing in “Rescue our Families” petition forms with signatures totalling about 15,000 to an evening parliamentary session in the House of Commons. John Robinson’s constituent Mrs YuYu Williamson, a Falun Gong practitioner and local Anniesland resident, collected the petition forms from across the UK so that the MP could hand them in to the House of Commons on her behalf.
  • German Newspaper reports on a Musician who Sings about the Persecution Against Falun Gong

    Hackmayer and his friends, fellow Falun Gong practitioners who meet for group practice in the Baden area, thought it was only natural to take steps to raise awareness about the human rights violations in China. He thought it would make sense for him to use his talents: ballads, songs and communally produced CDs...“I am taking a stand for human rights. If there is anything I can do, I am happy to do it.” Currently, he is celebrating his next CD with some of his fellow musicians. It is scheduled to appear in the summer.
  • German Newspaper Reports on Falun Gong Information Stall in Gifthorn

    "Despite the evening rain, wind and cold weather, Falun Gong practitioners were at their stall on Sunday in Gifthorn’s pedestrian zone. They were there to expose the brutal persecution happening in China, the land that this “cultivation practice” originated from, and to tell people about the suffering of their fellow practitioners in China."
  • German Media reports on a Seminar exposing Human Rights Violations in China

    Practitioners from Cham city in Germany and a local representative from the International Society for Human Rights held a seminar entitled “The Current Situation of Human Rights Violations in China”. Local newspapers reported on this event, including an article entitled “Lies cannot withstand exposure” in Chamer Zeitung and another entitled “Experiencing Injustice” in Bayerwald-Echo.
  • Severodonetsk-online Reports on “The Journey of Compassion" Art Exhibition in Ukraine

    China is the only country that has banned the Falun Gong practice. A large number of human rights organisations in various countries all came forward to support Falun Gong. It is widely recognised that the Chinese leader, Jiang Zemin, violated human rights...At the exhibition, other than the artwork of the famous painter, there were various paintings and sculptures by Falun Gong practitioners in Ukraine on display. The atmosphere at the exhibition was very harmonious, showing the peaceful inner world of people living by the beliefs of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”.
  • Finnish Newspaper Kaleva: Hundreds of Harassing Phone Calls Target Finnish Falun Gong Practitioners

    Starting from February 6, Falun Gong practitioners from countries all over the world became the target of a Chinese Government phone harassment campaign. In Finland and other countries of Europe, as well as in the United States and Canada, practitioners’ home, work and mobile phones received continuous pre-recorded phone calls. The content of the recordings was identical to the propaganda that Jiang Zemin and his cohorts have used as a part of their persecution campaign against Falun Gong.
  • UKFGIC: Chinese Communist Regime Harasses British Citizens on U.K. Soil with Intimidating Telephone Calls

    LONDON (FGIC-UK) – Since last Sunday, British citizens such as retirees, Joan and Daryl Sherry from Stockport, Cheshire have been bombarded with messages recorded in both Chinese and English containing Chinese Communist propaganda. This is the latest tactic in the campaign of the Chinese authorities to extend its persecution of the peaceful and popular Chinese practice of Falun Gong abroad and is aimed at intimidating overseas practitioners and their families. Homes across Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and even Sri Lanka have been targeted.
  • Czech Newspaper Rovnost: Falun Gong Practitioners in Znojmo Inform the Public about the Violent Persecution

    People who were passing through the centre of Znojmo today witnessed an uncommon scene. Three men in meditation positions were performing the Chinese practice of Falun Gong. This silent protest was to raise awareness about the brutal persecution of practitioners of this method in distant China. Their fellow practitioners were distributing material informing the public about and describing the shocking methods of torture that the Chinese police utilise against Falun Gong practitioners.
  • EFGIC: Homes Across Europe and North America Receive Chinese Communist Propaganda Phone Calls

    LONDON [EFGIC] – Scores of individuals in the U.S., Canada and at least a dozen countries throughout Europe including the U.K., reported receiving phone calls yesterday with recorded messages unmistakably from China’s Communist regime. The messages contained propaganda demonizing Falun Gong and claiming the Chinese Government is defending “human rights” by “saving” people from the traditional Chinese practice.
  • The Epoch Times: Wave of Harassing Phone Calls with Communist Propaganda

    Across Europe and North America, people received coordinated waves of pre-recorded phone calls on Sunday. The content defames Falun Gong, in both English and Chinese language. “This is harassment, it’s a provocative act,” said Falun Dafa Infocenter spokesperson Erping Zhang, who personally received six of the calls. The Epoch Times first learned of the calls in Europe. People in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom and Switzerland all reported the calls.
  • Article from German Newspaper "The Sächsische": Rescued from a Forced Labour Camp

    While she suffered, German friends and acquaintances had mounted a rescue effort. They collected signatures demanding her freedom and distributed postcards, asking that people send them directly to the slave labour camp. On January 4th 2004, Xiong Wei gained her freedom. She is now in Germany.