Summary of Other Articles and News - 04/07/2002
Latest News from China
Today, 128 people solemnly declared that all that they have said or done under the evil's forced brainwashing and high-pressure persecution that doesn't conform to Dafa is completely null and void. From now on, they will dedicate their lives to making up for the losses they caused Dafa, clarifying the truth to people and catching up with Teacher's Fa-rectification process.á
Falun Dafa around the World
On April 5, nearly 100 Falun Gong practitioners from Sydney gathered in front of the Chinese consulate to hold a press conference. The Asian and Pacific ambassador of the International Commonwealth Organization called on the Australian government and people to stand up to stop the persecution in China. Assemblywoman Ms. Brook March said, "We must stand up as soon as possible to support 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance', and let our voice be heard where it is needed most in the world."
Falun Gong practitioners from Japan peacefully appealed for Falun Gong during former Premier Li Peng's visit to Japan (April 2 to 9). Li visited the Japanese Diet on April 4. A few practitioners went to the Diet. As soon as they got off the bus, in less than one minute, Li's motorcade came out from the main entrance of the Diet, heading toward the street in front of the practitioners. The practitioners stood in a row and held high their banners that read "Falun Dafa."
On July 5, 2001, I was arrested for practicing Falun Gong and unfurling a Falun Dafa banner on Tiananmen Square. Two evil policemen from the Tiananmen Square Police Station kicked and beat me, splashed cold water on me, and used an electric baton to shock me all over. I was detained for 15 days. My family was harassed terribly by the town government. Police vehicles kept coming to my home. I told the villagers, "Falun Dafa is righteous, it is the Great Law of the universe and I will cultivate to the end."
Xu, who has been practicing Dafa for over 4 years, has this story to tell: In April 1997, when I read the 7th chapter of Zhuan Falun, I decided to give up the Qigong that I had previously practiced for 2 years and I started cultivating Falun Gong. Before July 22, 1999, the police already watched our practicing and tried every means to obstruct it. After July 20, 1999, I had been illegally detained. I was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution. But nothing can affect a real cultivator.
Views and Commentaries
An open letter from practitioners in China to the UN Commission on Human Rights, and commissaries from all countries: "One would be despised by people who have conscience and sense of justice, if he turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the cases where kindhearted people were tortured, bullied and persecuted. If the governors of a country pretend not to see or hear the inhumane persecution only for the sake of their own country's interest, would their people respect them and trust them?"