Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner: We Must Pay Attention to the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong (Photo)

( From July 1 to 4, 2008, the Activating Human Rights and Peace Conference was held at the Byron Bay Community and Cultural Centre, New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Sev Ozdowski OAM, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and Director of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) Oceania Delegation, gave a talk entitled "Human Rights and the Beijing Olympics." During an interview afterwards, he pointed out that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has not carried out its promise to improve human rights in China, but rather, it has escalated repression and persecution, most notably the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

Gothenburg, Sweden: Activity Held to Support Chinese People Renouncing the CCP (Photos)

( On June 30 and July 1, 2008, as the number of the Chinese people withdrawing from the CCP approached 40 million, Northern European Falun Gong practitioners and volunteers of the Quit the CCP Center gathered in front of Gothenburg City Hall in Sweden to support the 39 million Chinese people withdrawing from CCP. Besides local volunteers and Falun Gong practitioners, practitioners from other cities of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Latvia also came to support these activities. They held up banners reading "Northern European Quit the CCP Service Center," "The Roots of the CCP Have Been Pulled Out," "Withdraw from the CCP to Dissolve the CCP," and Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to tell people that the wave of quitting the CCP was unstoppable. The Chinese people are awakening. As heaven will soon eliminate the CCP, withdrawing from all the organizations of the CCP is the right choice for the Chinese people, and only by doing so can they really be saved.

North Carolina: Practitioners Collect Signatures of Support for Falun Gong on Independence Day (Photos)

( Falun Gong practitioners have attended the Eno River Festival on Independence Day in Durham, North Carolina for several years in a row. This year, they demonstrated the exercises, passed out informational materials and collected signatures to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. Through these activities, more and more local citizens are learning about the persecution in China.

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