(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of April 12, 2007, seven Russian Falun Gong practitioners from Moscow protested in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. against the illegal deportation of Chinese Falun Gong practitioner Ma Hui and her eight-year-old daughter.

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Russian Falun Gong practitioners protest against the Russian government's illegal deportation of Falun Gong practitioner Ma Hui and her daughter

The CCP's Violent Persecution of Falun Gong Makes Russian Falun Gong Practitioners Worry about the Safety of Ma Hui

The practitioners at the appeal were from Moscow and surrounding cities. Twenty-five-year-old Yulia is an English teacher. She is very worried about Ma Hui and her daughter. She said: "Ma Hui and her daughter were illegally detained and deported to China. The daughter was born in Russia. She is a Russian citizen. Her father is still in Russia. The family shouldn't be separated. The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is still very bad. I am really worried about them."

Ivan from Moscow said, "It has been eight years since the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Gong. It is very dangerous for Ma Hui and her daughter to be in China. Their residency in Russia was legal. There was no reason to deport them. It was very wrong. A human life is the most precious thing on earth."

Ivan said, "Falun Gong teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. It is good for any country and society. Falun Gong practitioners are good people. We hope the Russian government will help Ma Hui and her daughter return to Russia or help them get to a third country so their family can be together and they may have the freedom to practice Falun Gong."

Falun Gong is popular in Russia

Forty-four-year-old accountant Tatyana, who had been practicing Falun Gong for eight years, told the reporter that she has benefited from practicing Falun Gong. She said there are more Russian Falun Gong practitioners in Moscow than Chinese practitioners. Tatyana said, "The persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP is very cruel. It is an inhuman persecution. The CCP is doomed to collapse. Russia used to be a communist country. If Russia continues to pander to the CCP, it will put Russia's future at risk."

Russian Falun Gong Practitioners Have Benefited from Falun Gong

Sixty-seven-year-old Zoia started practicing Falun Gong when she was Moscow five years ago. She used to have poor health and had asthma, arthritis and other diseases. All of her diseases went away after she started practicing Falun Gong. Zoia is a manager of a tire company in Moscow.

Zoia said, "I firmly believe the teachings of Li Hongzhi. I believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. I have been looking for the truth of life and was always curious about the purpose of life. Now I know it. Cultivation in Falun Dafa has become the most important part of my life."

Thirty-six-year-old Seigei is a general manager of a company in Moscow. He started practicing Falun Gong three years ago. He said, "I have been looking for such a great cultivation system. I used to be very sick and lost hope in life. All of my diseases went away after I started practicing Falun Gong. I know the significance of life and how to be a good person."

Forty-two-year-old Ivan started practicing Falun Gong in 1998 when he was a translator in a Chinese company in Moscow. A colleague gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun.

Ivan said, "I used to know nothing but making money. I wasn't considerate. I had to have my way. After I started cultivation, I understood that humans have a kind nature and learned many profound things. I know that good will be rewarded and the bad punished. I have totally changed myself... the most terrible thing is that before I didn't know it when I did bad things. Now I know how I should behave."

Pity for the Chinese Who Don't Know the Truth

Tatyana said Russian practitioners have been telling the Russian government about the persecution of Falun Gong over the past eight years. She says they haven't done enough, because the persecution hadn't stopped. She hopes all kind-hearted people in the world will help stop the persecution. Tatyana feels very sorry for the Chinese people who haven't learned the truth about Falun Gong. She said, "It is a great pity! I still have a lot to do to help the Chinese people learn the truth."