Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Il Giornale (Italian newspaper): Two Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured to Death

    On August 24th, Italian newspaper Il Giornale once again reported the news of Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The article said that two Falun Gong practitioners from Shandong Province were tortured to death in prison. 58-year-old Zhong Zhenfu was beaten to death in Pingdu police station. Liu Xiumei from Zhucheng was arrested in July, but 17 days after that Liu died mysteriously. When International News Service (INS) interviewed on these events, the Chinese local officials chose silence.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Activities in Cambridge

    On August 23rd, British Falun Gong practitioners held activities in the ancient university city of Cambridge to raise awareness about the facts of the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong. They hung banners reading "Falun Dafa is Good" and "Stop the Persecution", and called for help to stop the persecution.
  • Germany: International Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance Art Exhibition Held in Lorranch

    On August 8th, the German Falun Gong Association held an International Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance Art Exhibition in Lorranch. Not only did it draw much attention from politicians, but reporters from the media also came to cover the event. Many people came to see the exhibition one after another.
  • Germany: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong in Nordrhein-Westfalen

    Practitioners held activities in Düsseldorf and Mülheim in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. They raised awareness about Falun Gong, as well as the cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party during the past nine years. Many local people signed a petition supporting an immediate end to the persecution.
  • United Kingdom: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong in St. Martins Square London

    On August 18th, 2008, British Falun Gong practitioners held activities in St. Martins Square in central London again to expose the atrocities of the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution of Falun Gong. They condemned the Chinese regime’s escalation of the persecution before the Olympics and urged the general public to condemn the brutality.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Participate in "European Cultural Exchange"

    "European Cultural Exchange" activities held by the European Cultural Centre kicked off on July 5th on Canary Island, a famous coastal tourist attraction in Spain. Spanish Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the activities. Festivalgoers were extremely interested in the Fakun Gong exercises and condemned the bruta persecution in China.
  • Poland: Many Organisations Attend a News Conference to Condemn the Persecution in China

    At 15:00 on August 6th, the Polish Falun Gong Association, The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG), and other NGOs co-sponsored a news conference in Warsaw, appealing to all parties to be concerned about China's human rights situatio. In particular, they raised awareness regarding the increased persecution of Falun Gong before the Beijing Olympics, and issued a public appeal to Polish people to make their voices heard to end the CCP’s comprehensive human rights persecution.
  • Sweden: Swedish Human Rights Organisations Protest against the Persecution of Falun Gong at the Chinese Embassy

    On August 8th, 2008, 1 pm, a rally was held by Reporters without Borders, several Swedish NGOs, as well as MPs. They were there to protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses in the lead-up to the Olympics, including violating the promise about freedom of speech it made to the International Olympics Committee.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate Persecuted Practitioners

    On the evening of August 8th, 2008, Helsinki Falun Gong practitioners held a candlelight vigil on the roadside along the Boulevard la Croisette in the city centre to commemorate the Chinese practitioners who have been persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist regime in mainland China.
  • Belgium: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong at an International Folklore Festival

    On August 9th and 10th, Falun Gong practitioners from Belgium held an activity at the International Folklore Festival in Edegem. The aim of this festival was to bring people from all over the world together for expressing their culture through music and dance. At the Falun Gong booth practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises.
  • Belgium: Press Conference Condemns CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

    On August 6th, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun (CIPFG) Belgium Chapter held a press conference in Brussels to call for action to end the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Renowned human rights lawyer George-Henri Beauthier and a victim of direct persecution attended the press conference.
  • Croatia: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong to the Croatian Media

    In the days leading up to the Olympics, Croatian practitioners contacted local media in order to let them know the the truth about Falun Gong and the brutal persecution. Prompted by a documentary shown on Croatian National Television ( HRT ) in which Falun Gong was referred to as a "sect", directly repeating the Chinese Communist Party's slanderous propaganda, the practitioners immediately focused on intensively contacting the Croatian media in order to expose the CCP's lies and allow the Croation people to hear the truth.
  • Finland: Falun Gong Practitioners Call for an End to the Persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

    On August 9th, Falun Gong practitioners in Helsinki held an activity to raise awareness about Falun Gong and expose the CCP's nine-year inhuman persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. In particular, the practitioners condemned the increased arrests of practitioners in the lead-up to the Olympic Games.
  • CIPFG Submits Over One Million Signatures Condemning the Persecution of Falun Gong to the European Union

    On August 6th 2008, at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels, a representative of CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China) formally submitted over one million signatures collected globally to the European Union Commission, requesting its help to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Sweden: "Truly, Falun Gong is Everywhere"

    “We cannot bring these leaflets back to China, but when we finish reading we will give them to other Chinese people in the hotel to read. Maybe you don’t know, but this material is spread very quickly among them! Although some people do not dare to take it themselves, they all want to read."