Publications, Press Releases

  • London Metropolitan Police Asked to Charge Former Chinese Leader with Crimes Against Humanity

    LONDON [FGAUK] - Application has been made to London New Scotland Yard for a criminal charge to be made against Jiang Zemin, formerly the general Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China. He is charged with crimes against humanity. As head of the Chinese Government, Jiang is personally responsible for organizing and directing a systematic campaign of persecution, torture and genocide against Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • Migros Magazine 45 (Switzerland): "A wonderful energy began to circulate throughout my body"

    "After three sessions of one and a half hours I had learned the exercises ... nothing simpler, no need to do your head in! There are only five exercises, four standing and the fifth, if possible, in the meditative lotus position (which everyone does according to his or her capability)...This practice brings you harmony and inner strength and allows the energy to circulate in a marvellous way throughout the body."
  • Article from Germany’s Mittelbayerische Newspaper Exposing the Persecution of an Imprisoned Practitioner from Europe

    Xiong Wei told us that the Chinese regime felt threatened by Falun Gong. Therefore, they banned this movement in 1999. The Communist regime specially created an agency (“The 610 Office”) that is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong. Xiong Wei wistfully told us that, “Adherents of this meditation school are persecuted by the state security agencies, who use psychological terror methods, beatings and torture.” Tens of thousands of adherents were sent by the regime to re-education camps.
  • EFGIC: Persecution of Falun Gong Sparks Broadest Legal Efforts since Nuremberg

    LONDON [EFGIC]– Lawsuits against persecutors of Falun Gong have become the broadest collaborative efforts since the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Efforts to hold Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members legally accountable for their role in persecuting Falun Gong are gaining momentum. The last month has seen cases filed in Canada, Ireland, Korea, and the Netherlands. Legal efforts inside China are increasing as well.
  • Radio Free Asia: A Seminar on the Chinese Communist Regime will be held in Germany

    “Falun Gong advocates ‘Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance’ but the Chinese Communist Party promotes vicious struggles. Therefore, they are fundamentally different. Secondly, belief holds people in awe, but the Chinese Communist Party maintains its political power by terror. After it took over power, the Chinese Communist Party has launched a variety of campaigns to continue its ruling position. This persecution did not end in the wake of Jiang Zemin’s step-down..."
  • EFGIC: United Nations Reports on Persecution of Falun Gong Compiled in Recently Published Book

    LONDON [EFGIC]– The Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group has announced the publication of The 2004 United Nations Reports on China’s Persecution of Falun Gong. In its second edition, the book is a collection of reports issued by the Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights Commission on China’s violent, and often deadly, persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Article from The Irish Times: Rights will be Part of China Agenda

    [Irish Premier] Mr Ahern said that when the Chinese officials visited Ireland in recent years, he had raised the issue of human rights."We actively called for the release of the Falun Gong prisoners two years ago, which was deeply appreciated by the Chinese community in Ireland," he added. "We succeeded in a number of high profile cases. When Ireland held the EU presidency earlier this year, we gave a commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms."
  • Irish Falun Dafa Information Centre: Criminal Complaint Against Chinese Official Huang Ju Presents an Opportunity for the Irish Judicial System

    The investigation of these allegations and any subsequent trial of Huang Ju presents the Irish judicial system with an historic opportunity to examine the evidence and investigate if a high ranking Chinese official was aware of, involved in or planned the systematic use of torture in the persecution of one hundred million mainstream Chinese people.
  • Article from German Newspaper “Heilbronner Stimme” about Practitioner who Spent Two Years in a Forced Labour Camp

    She was taken to a women’s labour camp without trial, where she regularly suffered torture to re-educate her. Hearing about her arrest, her brother turned to the public with the help of the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM). They managed to collect more than 40,000 signatures, write support letters and inform the media. They also informed the federal government. Thus, the Chancellor personally wrote a letter to the Chinese President pleading for Xiong Wei’s release.
  • Article from German Newspaper Badisches Tagesblatt: Two years In Hell

    Xiong Wei’s friends, as well as the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), became active in gaining her freedom as soon as they heard about her arrest. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) presented the former head of state and head of the communist party Jiang Zemin, during his Aril 2002 state visit in Germany, with an appeal letter, requesting the freedom of all imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners, including Xiong Wei.
  • Article from German Newspaper Chamer Zeitung: “An Ancient Spiritual Path”

    Report from Falun Gong Information Day in the Town Hall of Cham: To introduce Falun Dafa to visitors who had not previously heard much about it, performers presented and explained the basic exercises on stage; its elegance and beauty were represented in the lotus and fan dances.
  • Interview with Swiss Practitioner who was Acquitted After False Charges in Hong Kong

    "I’m extremely pleased that the judgment was based on the truth. It was even discussed in the media that the first unjust ruling by Hong Kong’s court was brought about because of pressure by the People’s Republic of China’s regime. It is important to publicise the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Therefore, we keep up our campaign to raise awareness in Switzerland."
  • Article from a German Newspaper: A Peaceful Art – Falun Gong Holds an Anti-Torture Poster Exhibition in the City Hall

    The head of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, decided to ban this non-violent and non-political meditation exercise in 1999 and initiated a nationwide brutal persecution campaign against Falun Gong practitioners. He established a special organisation called the “6-10 Office”, which was named after its establishment date of June the 10th 1999, to carry out this persecution.
  • Article from Leading Bulgarian Newspaper Details the Systematic Persecution Against Falun Gong Practitioners

    ”Ruin their reputation, bankrupt them and eliminate them physically!” “Every Falun Gong practitioner beaten to death is to be counted as suicide!” These are orders from the former head of China. Since then the people who are known to practise Falun Dafa, as well as their relatives, have been thrown in labour camps, prisons and psychiatric hospitals. They are tortured and even killed by the most inhumane methods – beating, forced feeding with a tube into the trachea, deprivation of sleep and toilet facilities, burning with cigarettes and branding, beating with electric-shock batons and mind-altering drug injections.
  • EFGIC: Chinese Agents Lead Beating of Falun Gong during President Hu’s Argentina Visit

    LONDON [EFGIC] – Over thirty Chinese men who appeared to be working with Argentina’s Chinese Embassy beat Falun Gong practitioners and tore their banners with knives Tuesday. The beating took place outside the Hilton Hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao and his delegation were visiting. Upon arriving in Argentina, witnesses say Hu was clearly seen reading the Chinese banners from his car. The banners did not criticize Hu, but rather called for former president Jiang Zemin and three of his associates to be brought to justice for persecuting Falun Gong in China.