Summary of Other Articles and News - 04/16/2002
The Morning newspaper in Dresden, Germany reported on April 12:
On April 11, Dresden used 725 security guards to protect Jiang Zemin. When Jiang Zemin arrived at the hotel, a man shouted, "Falun Dafa is good, Jiang Zemin is a butcher." Jiang Zemin became quite scared. Two ladies shouted "Falun Dafa is good" while Jiang visited Zwinger.
Germany's BILD newspaper reported on April 12:
Before the oil painting gallery of St. Maria, the ministerprasident (governor) of Sachsen State, Kurt Biedenkopf, made a remark with a tone carrying a double meaning that the angel is watching suspiciously and people can also use it for political opinions. This remark hinted at Jiang Zemin's brutal politics and persecution. On the way back to the hotel, a Chinese lady appeared chanting, "Falun Gong."
The Wolfsberg News reported on April 12:
Before Jiang Zimin had arrived in Wolfsberg for a visit to the Volkswagon Automobile Company, many protests had already begun. Over 70 Falun Gong practitioners of Wolfsberg would hold an SOS parade, a peaceful sitting protest and other activities.
Many Chinese students hired to welcome Jiang Zemin are under 20 years old. Practitioners used all available opportunities to clarify the truth to them. These students learned some in-depth facts about Falun Dafa. During the Gozlar (Hanover) Falun Dafa Free Consulting Day, students came in groups to the exercise site. They searched for information curiously or watched from the side.
The International Human Rights Association held their annual meeting on April 13, 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany. Australian Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Dai Zhizhen and Irish Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhao Ming presented speeches at the press conference, the victims' public hearing, and the meeting of a work team specifically dealing with ongoing Chinese problems. The two Falun Gong practitioners specifically spoke about the inhuman outcomes of the persecution in China against Falun Gong, such as repression and torture that practitioners in China have had to endure.
During Jiang's visit to Germany, some Dafa practitioners in Toronto sent forth righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese consulate to eliminate the evils that are supporting the chief scoundrel in the human world. On April 11, at the top of every hour, the rain kept growing heavier. Despite the bad weather, the practitioners persisted and kept studying the Fa and doing the exercises. They strengthened their righteous thoughts and persisted until midnight.
Hearing the Truth and Revealing People's Hearts
I am a university professor. My wife practices Falun Gong. After the Changchun cable TV network aired Falun Gong truth clarification videos, some "610" officers tried to make me sign a form that lists my wife as a "person under heavy surveillance." I assertively told them, "I won't tolerate any interference in my family's happiness. If you unreasonably take my wife away, you will be held legally responsible." The thugs didn't have anything to say.
People who heard the truth: in a detention center, a prisoner named Tian learned that Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa. Once, a police officer asked her how the conditions are in the detention center. She said, "Falun Gong is very good!" The police officer threatened her, "If you say that again, I'll beat you." The prisoner said, "I'll still say it, even if you beat me. Falun Gong is good!"
The iron determination of Falun Dafa practitioners held in the Sichuan Provincial Female Prison moves people's hearts. People are longing to find out the truth about Falun Gong. A criminal cellmate (an everyday person who was originally imprisoned for a murder case) expressed she would rather die than defame Falun Gong. She said to the staff handling her case: "I don't practice any Qigong and I'm not insane either. I killed that person with a clear mind, because I killed a bad person, I eliminated the evil for people. I'll accept whatever sentence you give me."
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Today 130 practitioners made solemn declarations that what they have said and done that are not consistent with Dafa standards under the vicious force's brainwashing and the high-pressure persecution are null and void. From now on they will make up for the losses they caused by redoubling their efforts in clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people and follow Teacher in the Fa-Rectification process.
A middle-aged senior intellectual from Beijing was kidnapped. This practitioner and his wife firmly practice Dafa. They join the Fa-rectification process regardless of their personal safety, fame and position. In May of 2001, his wife's workplace attempted to kidnap her to send her to a brainwashing session, but he did all he could to stop them and covered for his wife so she could leave home to avoid further persecution.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
Teacher has been looking after me since the day I obtained the Fa. Whenever I meet the standard of a cultivator, or I endure a big suffering, Dafa shows a miracle: I can see or catch sight of or feel it. Of course, Teacher will let me know when I do something wrong.
Teacher is right by our side. An elderly lady practitioner knew nothing about computers in the past, but she recently managed to grasp the basic knowledge of computer skills. One day she fell asleep while making Dafa truth-clarification materials in the middle of the night. While she was sleeping, she heard a very kind voice asking, "Are you tired?" She suddenly woke up and saw a very tall person, so tall that she could not see his head. "Teacher, it's you!" she immediately answered, "No, I am not tired!" While saying this, she could not help shedding tears.
The Fa-rectification journey of a practitioner from Sichuan Province: "I went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested and detained. My home was ransacked and I was fined. Later I was sentenced to labor education. In the labor camp, I was brutally beaten. When the camp plotted to make a fabricated TV program slandering Dafa, I firmly opposed their evil plan and bravely validated Dafa. I truly believe that I can pass every tribulation and every test that is placed before me. The evil police claimed that they would beat me to near death and then throw me out of the camp. However, I went through all these tortures. In the end, the camp had no way out but to let my family members take me home. I walked out of the evil den with my righteous thoughts.
Fulfilling our vows in Tiananmen Square: "At about 6:00 pm on January 3, 2002, we came to Tiananmen and held up high our banner reading 'Falun Dafa is Good' and shouted 'Falun Dafa is Good! Restore our Teacher's reputation!' We were arrested and sent to Xuanwu Detention Center. I went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and was force-fed salt-water afterwards. Later the evil forces released me."