Publications, Press Releases

  • FDI: American Beaten and Force-Fed in Chinese Prison

    According to sources in the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, an American being held in a Chinese prison, now on his seventh day of hunger strike, was beaten and force-fed while in custody.
  • Taipei Times Commentary Cites Lack of Respect for Human Life in SARS Coverup

    "The main reason why this epidemic has created such a serious disaster is China's confused bureaucracy, fighting to gain credit for some things while shifting the blame for others and presenting a falsely positive picture of the situation. The deeper reason, however, is that China has never understood that human life is invaluable."
  • FDI: Jiang Retaliates Against Lawsuit

    'According to sources in China, shortly after the class-action lawsuit was filed and served on Jiang Zemin during his visit to the U.S. last October, Jiang ordered the Chinese Security Bureau to establish a nationwide "Special Task Force Working on the Jiang Zemin Lawsuit Filed by the Falun Gong Practitioners Living Abroad...'
  • FDI: American on Hunger Strike in Chinese Prison

    A U.S. consulate official told Ms. Foo, Charles Li's fiancée, that the Chinese government is "completely responsible" for Dr. Li's well-being. "The U.S. government and the American people are watching this case closely and seriously," the consulate official told Ms. Foo.
  • Austrian News Report: “Sometimes Dai Really Wishes She Could Forget the Past”

    'From the day she lost her husband to the day her elder brother’s wife was detained; from her anxious wait for information to the time she read on the Internet about her husband not having survived the torture in a Chinese prison, Ms. Dai has often talked about what happened.'
  • Media Report from Belgium: “Falun Gong Practitioners Demonstrate Exercises in Antwerp”

    "When I was detained in Beijing, we received letters of support from the Belgian Premier, and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, we had constructive talks with the Belgian representative who attended the Human Rights Meeting in Geneva. City Mayors have also approved our applications to demonstrate the exercises in their city."
  • FDI: American Held in Chinese Prison for “Preparing” to Unmask China’s Four-Year Lie

    'In April, when Dr. Jiang Yanyong blew the whistle on the SARS cover-up in China, the international community hailed him as a hero – one who put the lives and well-being of the people before concerns for his own personal safety. Approximately a month before, however, Chinese authorities had imprisoned a U.S. Citizen, Dr. Charles Li, charging him with “preparing” to do some very similar whistle-blowing of his own...'
  • EFGIC: Seven Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured to Death for Exposing Persecution in China

    'The circumstances of their deaths were recently uncovered and reported to the European Falun Gong Information Centre despite the Chinese government’s control of information about Falun Gong-related cases. This same control of media and information was exactly what these seven men and woman risked their lives to break through in order to raise awareness about the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China.'
  • South China Morning Post (SCMP): Law and Disorder

    'Cases of police brutality and corruption occur so frequently on the mainland that many rights activists are convinced such behaviour is favoured by government and party authorities. In any given week, startling cases abound...There is widespread acceptance that sectors of the police force are violent and venal, and form alliances with elements of the Communist Party, the judiciary and criminal gangs.'
  • Press Release from International Association for Human Rights: Thailand holds Swedish Falun Gong Practitioner Prisoner

    “We are quite worried that so far, Mrs. Svensson is being held without having been formally charged. No charge has been brought against this Swedish citizen. She did, however, receive a covert signal that an unobtrusive leave from Thailand could be arranged. Mrs. Svensson has visited Thailand regularly for the past 3 years and had spent much time there, but never in those 3 years, during her previous Thai visits nor during her visit in April of this year has she ever been in conflict with the law. Now, she wants public acknowledgement of her innocence.”
  • FDI: Help Can Go a Long Way…Even as Far as Beijing

    “I would to take this opportunity to appeal to all the kind hearted Pittsburgh people to help me further, to get her here to reunite us,” says Mr. Xu. “It is powerful if everyone speaks up for justice.”
  • Press Statement from the Swedish Falun Gong Information Centre

    "After three and a half weeks, Pirjo Svensson it still being unlawfully detained, without any official explanation. This is even the case after the Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok, Jan Norlander, has repeatedly contacted the Thai government, and has also filed an official Swedish protest to the Thai government, with the request that Pirjo should be released immediately. In spite of this, the Thai government has still not given any explanation for Pirjo’s detention or the cancellation of her Visa."
  • Baltimore Sun: China recovers from SARS via media's patriotic song

    "For years, daring newspapers have tested the limits to see how much they can get away with, but state news media operate under the constant threat of censorship, discipline, suspension or being shut down if their coverage goes too far. A Guangdong-based weekly, 21st Century World Herald, was ordered to suspend publication in March after printing a signed commentary that advocated political reform and criticized former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. It has yet to resume publishing. Top editors at two other publications, Beijing's China News Weekly and Guangdong-based Southern Weekend, were reassigned this year after offending top officials with their political coverage."
  • EFGIC: Investigation Uncovers More Lies in Chinese Regime’s Story of Tragic Self-Immolation Incident

    '“If you look at the pieces of this puzzle,” says Mr. Jaw, “the protective clothing worn by the self-immolators, the fire extinguishers and video cameras that were immediately on-hand, the glaring loopholes in subsequent CCTV coverage of the incident…there’s really only one conclusion: The police on Tiananmen Square that day knew what was going to happen. They were ready and had a camera man on-hand to film the whole thing.”'
  • Press Statement of World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong Regarding the Tiananmen "Self-Immolation"

    Since its establishment, WOIPFG has received reports from various sources regarding the self-immolation incident. According to reliable information from inside the Chinese government and the Police Bureau, the "self-immolation" was staged to frame Falun Gong. The incident occurred after 18 months of Jiang's persecution of Falun Gong, which was consuming huge amounts of state resources. At the time, Jiang was isolated and there was increasing criticism of him inside inner Party circles. Jiang was the primary beneficiary of the incident.