Publications, Press Releases

  • Report from Swiss Newspaper Aargauer: A Thorough Perspective of China

    'A secondary school in the city of Brugg held a week of activities with China as the theme. The activities gave students from the second year an opportunity to understand China from many perspectives. They saw the many bright sides of China as well as the bad side. A picture of a huge Buddha was hung with a couplet at the entrance to the hall where Zhang Cuiying’s art exhibition was held, making it very clear that the activity's theme was China. While displaying the brilliance and age of Chinese culture, it is unavoidable that China’s other side is also exposed.'
  • EFGIC: 31-year-old Woman Beaten to Death for Falun Gong Practice

    LONDON (EFGIC) – On April 1st, 2004, Chinese police ransacked the home of Ms. Huang Zhao and her husband, stealing valuables and detaining the couple who both practise Falun Gong. Two weeks later, Huang was dead. Witnesses say by the second day of her detention, Huang had been severely beaten and could no longer walk.
  • FGIC (UK): World Press Freedom Day Spotlights China as the World’s Leading Jailer of Journalists

    LONDON (FGIC-UK) – From the 139 countries observed for press freedom in 2002, China ranked second to last. The Independent Committee to Protect Journalists named Jiang Zemin in the Top Ten Worst Enemies of the Press for five years in a row for exercising the Communist Party's obsessive control over information. This has been partly enforced via harsh prison sentences that have now made China the world's leading jailer of journalists.
  • EFGIC: Brutalized Body Shows Evidence of Torture in China

    LONDON (EFGIC) – With his mouth blackened from repeated shocks from a cattle prod, a square piece of flesh missing from his heal and a body covered in black and blue patches, Mr. Li Yinglin was released by Chinese police only to die six days later from his injuries.
  • Report from Spanish Newspaper San Fernando Información: "Persecuted and Tortured in Communist China"

    “My husband was murdered, the sister of my husband is detained in a forced labour camp, and the father of my husband also died. I was left alone with a baby of 15 months. My husband was murdered because he went to Beijing to deliver a letter, in which said that his whole family had obtained enormous benefits from practising Falun Gong, that Falun Gong is good. He was arrested, tortured and murdered when he was only 34 years old..."
  • FDIC: Worldwide Activities Mark April 25th, Call for End to Half-decade of Persecution

    Practitioners of Falun Gong will mark April 25 this Sunday with activities around the world, renewing the call for Beijing to end a five-year campaign of suppression that legal experts have come to term genocide.
  • Swedish Daily: “People Who are Locked up in Labour Camps in China are Suffering”

    On April 16th 2004, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Sweden. An article written by two Swedish citizens was published in the “Swedish Daily” in which the current conditions and forced illegal enslavement of people in labour camps in China is exposed.
  • EFGIC: Legal Action in UK against Chinese Officials for Torture of Falun Gong Practitioners in China, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

    LONDON (EFGIC) – Falun Gong practitioners in the UK are initiating a criminal action against Jiang Zemin, former president of China, for his personal responsibility, from 1999 onwards, in the persecution of the 100 million adherents of the ancient Chinese system of moral discipline, Falun Gong, which is centred on Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. The action concerns the torture of a male UK resident, who has now been granted asylum here.
  • Press Release: Dictator Jiang Zemin on Trial in London

    On Saturday 24th April, a symbolic trial of Jiang Zemin will be held outside the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand and on Sunday 25th at the Chinese Embassy in Portland Place, London. The 25th of April has a special significance, as it is the 5th Anniversary of the original peaceful appeal to the Chinese Government in 1999 by Falun Gong practitioners. This symbolic trial exposes the crimes committed by Jiang, and demonstrates the reality of using legal means to bring him to justice.
  • Swedish Media Report: Chinese Foreign Minister Defends the Death Penalty

    On April 16th, 2004, an article was published by a Swedish Daily newspaper regarding the meeting between the Chinese and Swedish Foreign Ministers. It states that at the meeting between the Chinese foreign Minister Mr. Zhaoxing Li and the Swedish foreign Minister Mrs Laila Freivalds in Stockholm, they failed to reach unanimity on the issue of the death penalty.
  • EFGIC: Chinese Official Served With Lawsuit While Visiting United States

    LONDON (EFGIC) – Bo Xilai, the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, was served with a lawsuit today during his visit to the United States. The complaint, brought by Li Weixun and others, alleges such serious human rights abuses as torture, genocide and other crimes against humanity carried out while persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • EFGIC: Deaths of 25 Falun Gong Practitioners Verified in March

    LONDON (EFGIC) – The deaths of 25 more Falun Gong practitioners in China as a result of state-run persecution were verified in March, according to reliable sources. One of those killed in March was Daqing City-resident Mr. Li Yuanguang, 34. He died weighing less than one hundred pounds after prolonged torture, leaving behind his wife and a family bankrupted by police extortions.
  • Statement by the Falun Gong Association of the Czech Republic

    "Every step made by the Czech Government can become a historic moment when the Government leans either toward the defence of human rights or toward “quiet acquiescence” with the abuse. Actually, human rights and trade with China are tightly connected and that is why we think that upholding human rights is a necessary prerequisite to a successful realisation of all projects with China which we may wish to commit ourselves to undertake."
  • Rundschau, A Weekly Journal Published in Bayerwald/Böhmerwald: Catching a Glimpse of the Far East

    "Ming Teng-Schwägerl practices Falun Gong, which has been confirmed scientifically to have positive effects on health and inner harmony...She said that, “Since November last year alone, sixty-four Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death. These were all innocent people.” One of the reasons for the brutal persecution in the People’s Republic is the jealousy of the communist leader, as the meditation movement quickly grew to a number that exceeded the communist party membership."
  • Falun Gong Information Centre Germany: Xiong Wei - Released From Detention But Not Yet Free!

    Commenting on the report of a special correspondent at the UNHRC for freedom of Religion and Belief, China’s claims concerning Xiong Wei are as follows: "In its work, the Beijing women's labour re-education facility strictly abides by the principles that inmates should be re-educated, guided by persuasion and thus reformed. The management methods that it applies are legal, civilised and scientific and no form of corporal punishment or ill-treatment is ever used against those undergoing labour re-education."