(Clearwisdom.net) In conjunction with anti-torture exhibits held by Dafa practitioners around the world, and learning from experiences in holding anti-torture exhibits in Taizhong and Taipei, practitioners in Tainan decided to hold a press conference entitled, "Condemn Jiang's Group's Hiring Gunmen to Kill People Overseas," and a live mock torture exhibit and exercise demonstration on August 1, 2004 in Hsiaodong Park.

During the press conference, practitioners performed a mock trial bringing Jiang Zemin to justice to explain the process of an Australian Falun Gong practitioner being shot in South Africa and analyze some doubtful points of the shooting incident. Many people surrounded and watched. Several councilors and secretaries also attended and condemned Jiang's Group's atrocities and offered their support for human rights.

A mock trial Bringing Jiang to Justice at press conference

Legislator Qianlin Hui-jun gives a speech

Councilor Wang Jia-zhen gives a speech

Legislator Qianlin Hui-jun viewed the live torture-exhibit and expressed that it is inconceivable that Jiang's Group's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners has reached such an incredible extent. Councilor Wang Jia-zhen also expressed that "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" have profound influence over the upgrading of people's morality. Facing Jiang's Group extending the persecution outside of China, she called upon people to show concern over human rights and uphold justice.

At the end of the press conference Tainan City Mayor Tain-Tsair Hsu came in person and gave a brief speech. He said, "Taiwan's human rights have experienced a period of gloomy time. Through people's efforts, Taiwan has had freedom, democracy and human rights. We should continue extending our concern over human rights to every corner, certainly including Falun Gong. I wish you a great success."

Practitioners practice the five sets of exercises

A practitioner is explaining the facts about Falun Gong to passersby

Tainan City Mayor Tain-Tsair Hsu expresses his support

As August 1 was weekend, many people took a walk and did sports in the park. There were also many passersby who were shocked at viewing the live mock torture exhibit.

Reenactment of torture methods

A young student who studies at Guandu Christian College said, "It's too horrifying, how can they be so cruel?" She said, "I once heard about the persecution of Falun Gong, but has never expected that it is so severe." Another young lady who once studied in Mainland China said, "All Jiang's Group's TV stations reported negative news about Falun Gong. Not until today that I learned all that was false."

People stopped to find out more

Ms. Xu who acted as a practitioner who suffers torture expressed, "Though it was only one hour, I felt very painful. It felt like the drugs were indeed injected into my body. I feel the greatness of fellow practitioners in China."

Another practitioner who reenacted torture method of shocking with electric batons said, "At the beginning, I thought of fellow practitioner Gao Rongrong in Mainland China whose face was disfigured by prison guards with electric baton. I couldn't help crying. So I tried to calm down myself by keeping sending forth righteous thoughts and silently reciting

'A Great Enlightened Being does not fear hardships
Having forged an adamantine will
And with no attachments to living or dying
He walks his path of Fa-rectification openly and nobly'

("Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions")"

Practitioners who acted as prison guards expressed that though having been done with make-up, seeing practitioners who reenacted being tortured to the point of being deformed, they could not bear witnessing it. How could the prison guards be so cruel and emotionless as to torture practitioners so ruthlessly?

Practitioners who explained the facts about Falun Gong on the spot expressed that they had only one thought in minds, hoping the predestined people to learn about the truth, oppose the persecution and support Falun Dafa.

During the entire activity from 4:00 p.m. until a candlelight vigil in the evening, streams of people walked into this peaceful and benevolent field to learn about the truth. Though there appeared some interference, practitioners could remain righteous thoughts, the effect of truth clarification turned out to be good. Practitioners also found out their shortcomings and improved themselves.