Japan: Falun Gong Practitioners Harassed by Unidentified Man; Police Heighten Protection
(Clearwisdom.net) From September 14 to 17, 2007, the 9th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention was held in Kobe, Japan. Falun Gong practitioners took this chance to clarify the truth and expose the persecution to the public. Two practitioners filed a lawsuit against Jia Qinglin and Bo Xilai, two high-ranking Chinese officials who have been actively involved in the persecution.
At 9:30 p.m. on September 15, after participating in a parade to expose the persecution, four Falun Gong practitioners from Tokyo found that a middle-age man was following them. Two of the practitioners went to him and he ran away. Practitioners caught him and asked him what he was trying to do. He seemed nervous and showed a fake police ID to practitioners. The man tried to run again. While practitioners called the police, he escaped.
On the same day, several female practitioners were harassed by thugs at a train station when they were passing out Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. They reported it to the police, and the police said that they would heighten protection. Practitioners pointed out that the purpose of the following, spying and harassment was to interfere with practitioners' truth-clarifying and lawsuits during the World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention.
Falun Gong practitioners from Japan have been peacefully calling for an end to the persecution. Their truth-clarification activities are protected by Japanese laws and supported by the Japanese government. Harassment is a crime and will be punished.