Local Events

  • Speech at International Conference on 'Genocide in the New Era': "The PRC's Massive Persecution Targeting Falun Gong is a Cime of Gencoide"

    The International Conference on “Genocide in the New Era”, organised by “Friends of Falun Gong Europe” and “International Advocates for Justice”, took place in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm from January 26th to January 28th 2004. This is one of the conference speeches by Attorney Ning Ye, entitled "The PRC's Massive Persecution Targeting Falun Gong is a Cime of Gencoide", which was given on the morning of Tuesday January 27th.
  • International Law Seminar held in Dublin to discuss Lawsuits Against Chinese Human Rights Offenders

    In Trinity College Dublin on Monday the 24th of February, a seminar was successfully held to discuss the wave of international lawsuits targeting Chinese officials who have participated in the campaign of genocide against Falun Gong practitioners. The aim of the seminar was to share legal expertise and experience in this regard, as well as to raise awareness about persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Academics and students of Trinity College, as well as members of the public attended the seminar.
  • Germany: Hamburg Residents Definitely Support Falun Gong In Paris Incident

    At the end of January, dozens of Falun Gong practitioners were unlawfully arrested in Paris by French police who were apparently pressed by the Chinese authority. To raise the awareness of this incident, on February 17, German practitioners held an "Information Day" event at downtown Hamburg.
  • Spain: Jaumen University Invites Practitioners to Speak About Falun Gong and the Persecution

    Falun Dafa: Road to Peace: this was the title of a special presentation given by Falun Gong practitioners at a “Peace and Philosophy” workshop in Jaumen University in Spain. Their participation was at the invitation of the Centre for International Peace and Development in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and Jaumen University.
  • Finland: The People of Jyväskylä City Learn About the Recent Incidents in Paris

    Falun Dafa practitioners from around Finland gathered in the city of Jyväskylä on the weekend of 14th -15th of February 2004 to study the Fa {to read the books of Falun Gong] together and share experiences of cultivation practice. This was also a precious opportunity to let the people know about Falun Dafa and about the persecution that is taking place in China. It was also a chance to inform people of the recent incidents in Paris, where practitioners were unlawfully arrested due to pressure from the Chinese authorities.
  • Italy: Practitioners are Invited to Explain the Facts About the Persecution at an International Human Rights Conference in Rome

    On February 13th and 14th the well-known Italian human rights organisation “Hands Off Cain” hosted an international human rights conference concerning the abolishment of capital punishment. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Erping was invited to explain the facts of the persecution against Falun Gong in China and to participate in the press conference. Mr. Zhang cited some specific cases. For example, how a judge in Jiangxi province had been unlawfully arrested and injected with poisonous drugs; how a farmer in Shandong province was persecuted to death and his body cremated...
  • Sweden: Celebrating the Second Anniversary of Falun Dafa Day in Lerum

    Dafa practitioners went to a senior high school to demonstrate the exercise movements. The school Principal was very happy we had chosen to come to his school. We displayed information about Falun Dafa and demonstrated the exercises. Many teachers came to watch us and the response was very good.
  • France: Dafa Practitioners Demonstrated Falun Dafa’s Beauty and Magnificence Through Artistic Performances in the Paris Chinese New Year Parade

    On Friday January the 23rd and Sunday January the 25th 2004, Falun Gong practitioners from various countries held grand parades on the streets of Paris. Practitioners demonstrated Falun Gong's beauty and magnificence through artistic performances in a Chinese New Year celebration.
  • Belgium: Photo Report - Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in the Leuven Health Expo

    Leuven, a famous university city in Belgium, organised a health expo on the 14th of February 2004. This is the third year of the annual expo and it always receives good feedback and attracts many people. During this year’s expo, Falun Gong practitioners appeared dressed in traditional bright yellow exercise costumes.
  • Finland: Clarifying the Truth to the Media and People of Finland

    The whole city supported the activities. Shops and other establishments in the city happily put up posters in their windows about Falun Dafa and the activities, as well as providing petitions against the persecution for people to sign. Three of the leading daily newspapers on the west coast reported about the events, as did two national radio stations. They were all very supportive and wrote extensively about Falun Dafa, as well as the persecution.
  • UK: Teaching Falun Gong to Elderly People at a Sheltered Housing Scheme

    I showed them the first exercise, explaining the purpose of this exercise as I practised. By the time I finished the demonstration they were ready to have a go themselves. Towards the end of the session, I told them that Falun Gong is based on the principles of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance’ and briefly explained how practitioners try to follow these principles in everyday life. They immediately said everyone should learn it and then there would be no war and the world would be peaceful.
  • France: Explaining the Facts to Tourists, Police and Media in Front of the Sacre Coeur in Paris

    In Paris on January 24th, during the Spring Festival, the French Falun Dafa Association obtained permission for a peaceful parade in front of the Sacre Coeur, one of the largest tourist attractions in Paris. When passers-by and tourists and the people of Paris, including the city’s police officers, learned the facts about this persecution, they all warmly showed their support and encouragement.
  • Germany: Appealing to the French Embassy, Consulates and German-French Friendship Associations in Germany

    On the 1st of February, 2001, a press release was distributed to major media organisations in Germany by the German Falun Gong Information Centre. It stated that about fifty people wearing yellow clothing had been arrested in the Sino-French New Year celebration activities in Paris. Last week and this week, German Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested in Paris went to the French Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Munich, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Hannover and Leipzig one after another to present appeal letters to the French officials and ask them to forward the letters to the French Government.
  • Finland: Practitioner’s Artwork and Testimony of Persecution Raise Public Awareness of Falun Gong and Situation in China

    Australian practitioner and artist Zhang Cuiying travelled to Finland to help call on the Finnish people to pay attention to the basic human rights of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in China. She was imprisoned and tortured by Jiang Zemin’s regime; she used her personal testimony to raise awareness.
  • France: Welcoming Chinese Tourists at the Airport

    Thousands of Chinese people arrived in France to join the parade held in the Champs-Elysées area during the Chinese New Year. People who joined the parade were from different cities, provinces, and areas, including workmen, farmers, women, and children. Most of them were coming to France for the first time. It was a good opportunity to explain the facts of the persecution and the true nature of Falun Gong to these precious Chinese people who have been shackled by the lies of the Jiang regime.