Publications, Press Releases

  • EFGIC Press Release: Jiang Zemin and “the Real Axis of Evil”

    Topping Amnesty International’s list of human rights “scoundrels,” clearly Jiang’s crimes place him along side Hussein, Milosevic, Pinochet and other “least wanted.” Yet, with so much evidence stacked against him, why does Jiang still present a challenge to international rule of law whose statutes are so clear on these issues?
  • Article from German Newspaper "Chamer Zeitung": An Exercise From the Far East - Harmony of Body and Mind

    As a group, peacefully holding flags to resist violations and persecution is not an easy thing. Truth clarification activities like this one held in the City Hall are urgently needed and necessary. Meanwhile, support is being received. Though under suppression, Falun Dafa still demonstrates its charm to people with various kinds of dances, and music presented to the audience one after another, with only one purpose: to reach harmony with oneself and one’s surroundings.
  • Press Release: Belgian Falun Gong Practitioners Request the European Court of Human Rights to Investigate the Crimes Committed by Jiang Zemin During his Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    Georges-Henri Beauthier, the plaintiffs' lawyer, will clarify the appeal to the European Court of Human Rights and a number of distinguished members of the European Parliament, together with a representative from the WOIPFG (World Organization to Investigate the persecution of Falun Gong) when they present a statement of support in the presence of some of the plaintiffs on Wednesday at 2.30 PM in ‘Club de la Presse’ in Strasbourg.
  • Article from "Skaraborg Lans Tidning" (Swedish Media): Focusing on Human Rights

    According to official statistics from 1998, there were about 100 million people practising Falun Gong. The former Chinese dictator, Jiang Zemin, initiated this suppression and has rendered one twelfth of the Chinese population under direct persecution. The implementation of this national terrorism has even implicated Falun Gong practitioners’ family members.
  • EFGIC: Internal Organs Missing from Body of Falun Gong Practitioner Killed in Police Custody

    The second of two autopsies performed on the body of a Falun Gong practitioner who was beaten to death in police custody revealed that several internal organs had been removed, presumably shortly after her death....illegal human organ trafficking in China has been identified as a serious concern by international human rights groups. In June 2001, Chinese Dr. Wang Guoqi testified before the U.S. Congress about nearly 100 operations he reportedly performed on executed prisoners in China to extract their organs for sale.
  • Washington Times Editorial Reveals How the Jiang Regime Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners by Depriving Them of Employment

    "As soon as foreign corporations in China such as Mary Kay begin to exclude people from employment eligibility simply because the Chinese authorities ask them to do so, they become accomplices of the Chinese government in suppressing human rights and political freedom. To single out Falun Gong practitioners and supporters is particularly disturbing, since the persecution of Falun Gong is generally regarded by international human rights organizations as the most severe human rights violation conducted by the Chinese government in recent years."
  • WTN: Repression of all religions in China [Excerpt]

    "To date many thousands of members have been detained (for varying periods), while at least ten thousand are serving lengthy terms in forced labor camps. An unknown number have been committed to psychiatric detention centers. Beatings and torture of those arrested are routine and have resulted in many deaths. The massive and brutal crack down of the Falun Gong - the intensity of the campaign blitz (in nationwide public demonstrations and mass meetings) with even far-flung regions having to demonstrate their active antagonism... - recall the Maoist campaigns of the 50s and 60s"
  • Article from German Media "Markgraefler Daily News": André Huber Files a Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin

    André Huber is accussing Jiang of genocide and crimes against humanity. This lawsuit is aimed at Jiang Zemin himself as opposed to China. André said: “More than 800 people have lost their lives and more than 200,000 people have been illegally arrested over the past four years or so. Now it’s time to investigate who is responsible.
  • Article from "The Epoch Times": The Persecution Wastes Tremendous National Resources

    Zhao Ming, a graduate of Qinghua University, was arrested in China in early 2000. He was imprisoned in Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp in Beijing for twenty-two months... Now he is one of forty plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. Recently, a reporter of the Epoch Times interviewed Zhao Ming when he was attending a press conference concerning the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin in Berlin.
  • Reference Material: South China Morning Post: Loosen Control Of Internet, Schroeder Urges Mainland

    "China must free up the internet if it wants to achieve its goal of becoming the world's biggest web market in four years' time, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said yesterday. "China will reach its ambitious aim . . . in four years only if the internet is attractive in the same way for Chinese and foreigners," Mr Schroeder said in a speech at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. He did not directly refer to Beijing's strict controls on access to internet content and the arrests of cyber-dissidents, but said China's goals can only be achieved by ensuring freedom of access to the internet."
  • Reference Material: AFP: Multinational Firms Accused Of Aiding Chinese Internet Censorship

    The Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged 14 companies ... to take a stand against any such repression, according to a statement. RSF said some of the firms, which are based in North America, Europe, Japan and South Korea, are selling material directly helping China to spy on and crack down on people using the Internet. Other companies simply close their eyes to the situation, it claims.....Beijing is presently censoring hundreds of websites of Western media outlets, political dissidents and others that are viewed as critical of the government or the ruling Communist Party, RSF said.
  • Press Release: Jiang Zemin Sued for Genocide in Germany

    On November the 21st, forty citizens of Germany, China, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the United States filed a lawsuit with the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office against the former president of China, Jiang Zemin, and other leaders who are responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong, accusing them of genocide, crimes against humanity, murder, cruel torture and grievous bodily harm to Falun Gong practitioners in China between 1999 and 2003.
  • EFGIC: Northeastern Province Records China's Highest Death Toll of Falun Gong Practitioners

    132 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in Heilongjiang Province have been verified since the spiritual practice was ordered “eradicated” by former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin in 1999. Of the 824 total verified deaths of Falun Gong practitioners throughout the country, China’s most northeastern province, Heilongjiang, accounts for approximately 16% – the highest of any province.
  • UK Citizen Detained in China Because He Practises Falun Gong

    “The Falun Gong group recognised one of the practitioners who has been detained as being a British citizen, called Ray Tang. As with a lot of Hong Kong citizens, he also holds a British passport. His relatives own a company in the city of Shenzheng in mainland China, a neighbour of Hong Kong. On the 13th of November, Ray Tang and a few of the company’s workers were taken away by the police. The Falun Gong group said that the other practitioner who was arrested was Xueying Bo, a twenty-eight year old housewife. She was arrested on the 30th of October while distributing truth clarifying DVDs in Shenzheng.”
  • Reporters Without Borders: China - 2003 Annual Report (Excerpt)

    'At least seven foreign journalists were detained for two hours and threatened by police in Beijing on 14 February. Two Associated Press reporters, an Agence France-Presse photographer, two Reuters reporters and a BBC journalist were arrested while covering a demonstration by about 40 Falun Gong members in Tiananmen square, in the course of which some of them saw the police use violence against the demonstrators...The Chinese authorities have harassed foreign journalists trying to cover the Falun Gong since the movement was banned in July 1999. According to the estimates of Reporters Without Borders, at least 50 representatives of the international press have been detained since then, and some have been hit by police.'