Houston, Texas: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Anti-Torture Exhibition on International Day to Support Torture Victims (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) June 26 was the seventh United Nations Internal Day to Support Torture Victims. Falun Gong practitioners held an anti-torture exhibition in Houston's Chinatown to expose the Jiang Zemin regime's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners over the last five years.
Two Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated two torture methods, "Cuffed and Hung" and "Tiger Bench" (for more information, click http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html), which were two out of the over one hundred torture methods used in China to torture Falun Gong practitioners. On the other side of the venue, Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful Falun Gong exercise demo. The startling contrast caught the attention of passers-by and many came forward to get more information.
Two middle-aged women asked, "We know Falun Gong is persecuted in China, but don't know why?" A Falun Gong practitioner explained to them the practice of Falun Gong. One lady said, "It is a kind of Qigong, then." The practitioner further explained, "As practicing Falun Gong has many benefits, more and more people started to practice Falun Gong. Jiang Zemin was jealous after knowing that Falun Gong practitioners outnumbered communist party members. Jiang initiated the persecution to eradicate Falun Gong and the torture exhibition only demonstrated two of the torture methods." The two women listened attentively and asked at the end, "Where is Falun Gong taught?" The practitioner gave them directions.
Many passers-by watched the anti-torture exhibition and were shocked at the cruel tortures. The practitioners distributed truth-clarification literature.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Tang, an actress in the anti-torture exhibition, had an experience of being persecuted in China. She was arrested when she went to China in 1999 and force-fed saline solution, resulting in her almost suffocating.
Mr. Wang was also an actor in the anti-torture exhibition. His family experienced torture and persecution. His mother is currently in China and used to have many illnesses. She recovered after practicing Falun Gong. After the persecution started in 1999, she was detained in a mental hospital for not giving up practicing Falun Gong. She was injected with toxic drugs and was detained for three months. Mr. Wang and his wife practice Falun Gong outside the U.S. Chinese Consulate in Houston after the consulate refused to extend their passports. Mr. Wang lost his job as a result and the refusal created a difficult situation for them as they have a baby.
In the annual report of the United Nations this year, there are over 130 cases of torture in China and over 100 of them are about Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong practitioners in Houston held the anti-torture exhibition to have more people know the facts and more people with conscience to help end the persecution.