November 23, 2001

Three German Dafa practitioners returned to Berlin yesterday by train from Frankfurt. Many local practitioners welcomed their arrival and held a press conference nearby. In the train station they unfurled huge banners reading "Falun Dafa" in both Chinese and German. Reporters attending listened to the recount of their experiences in China. Reporters from Deutsche Presse-Agentur inquired about each person's situation in detail.

The practitioners said, "They (the Chinese police) gave each of us a big bag of food that was enough for 5 people and tried to videotape the scene. We insisted that they removed the video camera."

"In the police station, each of us was videotaped."

"Thirty-six of us were pushed into a underground cell about 2x10 meters (6x30 ft) in size. There were no windows."

One practitioner said, "When they wanted to see my passport, I said, 'I'll show you only if you say 'Falun Dafa is good.'"