Media Reports

(Taunus News, Germany, April 16) Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Ming told his story of the 22-month illegal detention at the International Association for Human Rights (IGFM) meeting. He spoke of brainwashing, electro-shocks, sleep deprivation lasting days on end and other physical and psychological horrors committed against him during his incarceration. These factual experiences revealed the true colors of the violent mistreatment to the international society.

(Goslar News, Germany, April 14) While Jiang Zemin was visiting Germany, 12 Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful parade in Goslar condemning the persecution by Jiang's regime and calling on the attention of the people from all walks of life.

(World Journal, San Francisco, April 17) American Falun Gong practitioner Andrew Ellsmore went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution and to inform the people that Falun Dafa is good. The police arrested him immediately. After being detained for 24 hours, he was expelled from China and deported to America. Ellsmore said that the reason he went to Beijing was to let the people in Mainland China know about the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong. The people in Mainland China who heard the truth from him all became shocked.

World Journal April 18 Report from Atlanta: Falun Gong practitioners from Atlanta and North Carolina gathered in front of the Georgia State Capitol and called for people to condemn Jiang's recent escalating brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and national terrorism. Three practitioners who peacefully appealed in Tiananmen Square recounted the injustices and rough treatment they received in China. Amnesty International called on the U.S government and all people to stand up and stop this terrible violation of human rights.

Current Events Commentary

On April 16, the temperature in the Bashang area in Zhangjiako City drastically fell from over 20 0C to --8 0C [68 to 17.6 0F], and heavy snow covered the region. Such abnormal weather is heaven's warning: stop persecuting Falun Gong! Recently, a series of persecution of Falun Gong took place in Hebei Province. Snow in April is foretelling the injustice Falun Gong has suffered will be made known some day in the future! (Note: from a Chinese saying)

Outsider's commentary: recently, Jiang visited five countries, and two of them Libya and Iran, two countries that have supported, aided and abetted international terrorism for a long time. The Chinese ruling Party on the one hand supports international terrorism, on the other hand it uses terrorist persecution tactics in its own country, which reveals its ugly face in national terrorism. The whole world should connect China's ruling Party with its anti-terrorism efforts. Only if we completely remove the "backstage director" of international terrorism can we truly enjoy world peace.

Is Jiang fit to represent China? Jiang gained his power at the expense of the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre (June 4, 1989), brutally persecutes Falun Gong practitioners, signed the New Treaty of China-Russia Border, giving the Russians land as much as 100 times of the size of Taiwan, condones corruption, and is ruining the economy. Jiang is a downright thief and political hooligan.

News from China

Eighty-seven practitioners solemnly declared what they did and said that were unfit for a Falun Dafa practitioner while they were undergoing intensive brainwashing and high-pressure persecution to be invalid. They are determined to redouble their efforts to make up for the damage done and catch up with the Fa-rectification process.

A peasant's wife persecuted for maintaining her faith: I have been illegally detained many times and tortured, tied to the "Dead Man's Bed," and forcibly sent to a Detoxification Center. I refused to cooperate with them and in the end I was released. I am still clarifying the truth to people. After I told someone about Falun Dafa and the persecution against the practitioners, she said that she would practice in spite of the brutal persecution.

The Power of Righteous Thoughts

One day when I was giving a class I suddenly realized that: "My real mission is far beyond this." I wrote on the blackboard "Truthfulness" and "Compassion." Before I wrote "Tolerance," some of the students shouted out "Tolerance." I told the students that Dafa disciples do everything according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance." Finally I wrote on the blackboard "Falun Dafa is Good." I did it in all of my four classes. Later the principal found me and gave me a mild warning, but he did not say anything else.

Always Face the Vicious People With Righteous Thoughts

Since I went to Beijing to appeal on July 23, 1999, I was illegally arrested and detained many times and was illegally sentenced to 2 years of labor "education." I suffered all kinds of tortures at the Labor Camp in Hegang City; I was once even beaten by the vicious police from 8:00 a.m. continuously until 11:00 a.m. My eyes were black and I could barely breathe or walk. During my detention I practiced the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts. I went on hunger strike and I did not cooperate with the evil. I was later released and rejoined the Fa-rectification process.

News from the Overseas

Young Disciple in Germany: I took two days off and took part in the activities in Berlin on April 8 and April 9. When I came back my music teacher asked me to introduce Falun Gong to her class. One classmate represented the whole class and expressed their understanding and support of Falun Gong. The teacher and the classmates were all very interested in Falun Gong. They kept asking questions until the class ended.