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Summary of Other Articles and News - 11/22/2001

December 01, 2001 |  

(Clearwisdom.net)

On November 22, 2001, Canadian Falun Dafa practitioner, Professor Zhang Kunlun was interviewed by the Houston Falun Dafa Broadcasting Station about the issue of Ms. Teng Chunyan. He pointed out that only what people say when free, and not in jail, can be taken as their true words. He himself was tortured both mentally and physically during his imprisonment in a Chinese jail, and a video about him in a Chinese prison, was secretly recorded.

Media Reports

The World Journal in New York reported on November 21st about the peaceful appeal in Tianamen Square of 35 western Falun Gong practitioners from 12 different countries, including America, Canada, Australia, and Europe. They were immediately detained by the police and sent back to their respective countries.

The Central News Agency sent out a special fax on November 20th announcing that 120 Falun Gong practitioners from the San Francisco Bay area gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Fransisco to protest Jiang Zemin's regime's criminal detainment of the 35 peaceful western Falun Gong practitioners.

The World Journal reported from Toronto that 23 year old Falun Gong practitioner Zenon Dolnyckyj went to Tiananmen Square to appeal peacefully together with about 33 other Falun Gong practitioners from Canada, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, etc. Although they themselves were peaceful they were beaten and detained by the police.

ABC News November 21 report: the Chinese government expelled 35 Falun Gong practitioners from Western countries who protested in Tiananmen Square on the previous day. Among them were two Americans who said that some of their friends were beaten by the police.

Asia Freedom Broadcasting Station November 21 report: a Swedish woman, who is a Falun Gong practitioner and was expelled by the Chinese government, arrived in London on Wednesday. She said during an interview that when she was taken to the Tiananmen Police Station, she saw a female Australian practitioner lying on the floor and already passed out.

Radio France Internationale (RFI) report: more than thirty foreigners unfurled Falun Gong banners in Tiananmen Square. RFI interviewed French practitioners and called for a quick and just solution to the Falun Gong issue.

Sweden Daily News November 20 report: seven Swedes were arrested in Beijing. They went to Beijing to protest the death of over 300 Falun Gong practitioners, many of whom suffered long-term torture in Chinese jails.

Falun Gong San Francisco press release: the Western practitioners who appealed in Tiananmen Square and were beaten and arrested were repatriated; the first four arrived at San Francisco International Airport this morning.

Radio France Internationale (RFI) broadcast the news simultaneously to China and the greater Paris metropolitan area: Western practitioners of Falun Gong peacefully protested in Tiananmen Square against the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese government.

A German newspaper reported on Nov 17, 2001: a group of young Chinese people now walking from Berlin to Munich are calling for people's attention to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Cultivation Stories

On a bus, a practitioner promoted Dafa to the people who had torn off Dafa materials posted in public. The practitioner eliminated her attachment of fear. As a result, people on the bus with predestined relationships heard about the truth of Dafa.

A Dafa practitioner from Sichuan Province completely opposed the evil's brainwashing class. With the wisdom and compassion that she had obtained from her cultivation, the practitioner was able to see the real truth. With the righteous thoughts and determination of a Dafa practitioner, she deterred the interference and clarified the truth of Dafa to people. She closely follows Teacher and eliminates her attachments, never losing her bearings in her voyage of cultivation.

Latest News from China

Falun Dafa Practitioners in Guangdong Province and in Beijing send congratulations on the founding of Falun Dafa Associations in Israel, Austria and Belgium.

39 people solemnly announced that everything they had written, said, and done against Dafa under extreme pressure and persecution is completely void. They have made up their minds to steadfastly cultivate Dafa and double their efforts in making up the losses they caused to Dafa.

Review of Overseas News

Hong Kong practitioners appealed to the Chinese government on behalf of the 36 western Falun Gong practitioners detained in Beijing. They called on the Chinese government to immediately and unconditionally release the detained western practitioners as well as all other practitioners who were being detained. They also called for an immediate halt to all forms of persecution directed towards Falun Gong practitioners, whether physical or mental.

On the afternoon of November 20th, Houston Dafa practitioners gathered in front of the local Chinese Consulate and practiced the exercises. They then called upon the Chinese Government to immediately and unconditionally release the detained western practitioners, as well as all the Falun Gong practitioners that are still being detained. They also called on the Chinese Government to stop the persecution of all Falun Gong practitioners.

Practitioners in Sydney, Australia, went to the local Chinese Consulate in spite of the rain. While holding truth-clarifying posters and Dafa banners, they requested that Jiang Zemin's government immediately release the detained Falun Gong practitioners from Australia and other countries, who had staged the peaceful appeal in Tiananmen Square.