AWSJ: China Detains Daughter Of Dead Falun Gong Follower (Asia Wall Street Journal: 4/23/00)

Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal

BEIJING (Dow Jones)--Chinese police have detained a woman who described how her mother was beaten to death in custody for refusing to abandon her faith in the banned spiritual practice Falun Dafa.

Pictures from Falun Dafa New York Experience Sharing Convention

The Truth of April 25 Gathering in Beijing

The April 25th incident was widely reported by western media. 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners gathered in Beijing on that day of last year, outside the central government compound, to present their peaceful request for a legal and non-hostile environment to practice their spiritual beliefs. It was witnessed by all the reporters presented that the gathering was completely peaceful and orderly, and lawful according to China' own constitution and law which promise freedom of assembly and appeal. After a few practitioners were able to meet with certain high-level government officials, everyone quietly went home. 

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