Boston City Council Congratulates the Falun Dafa Association of New England for Sponsoring the Divine Performing Arts Chinese New Year Spectacular (Photo)

( The Chinese New Year Spectacular, performed by the Divine Performing Arts, will be staged at the Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, on January 10-12, 2008. Boston City Council issued an official resolution to recognize the Chinese New Year Spectacular.

Paris, France: Practitioners Take Part in New Year Parade (Photos)

( Falun Dafa practitioners in France were invited to participate in the Paris Parade Festival, the annual New Year Parade that was held in Chantilly, near Paris. The Falun Gong procession was composed of the European Divine Land Marching Band, a Falun Gong exercise demonstration team, a float, celestial maidens, and practitioners dressed in Tang Dynasty costumes. The crowds cheered as the colorful procession passed.

More Practitioners Die from Persecution in Hebei and Heilongjiang Provinces and Tianjin City

( Practitioner Ms. Kang Shurong lived in Liuzikou Village, Dongshigu Township, Ji County, Tianjin City. She went to Beijing to appeal in 2000, and was taken back by police from the Ji County Department and sentenced to 18 months of forced labor on December 25, 2000. In the Tianjin City Women's Forced Labor Camp (formerly called the Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp), drug-addict inmate Feng Yi (female) forced Ms. Kang to stand for a prolonged period of time when her blood pressure was at 250 mm. She was tortured until she was close to death, then bailed out for medical treatment. Local Police Station Director Cai Jingxiang (male) and officer Kuang Aimin (male) constantly harassed her after she returned home. She died around August 2002, at about 47 years of age.

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