(Clearwisdom.net) According to Apple Daily news of January 14, 2003, Hong Kong Falun Gong responded to the global appeal campaign and started a 3-day appeal and candlelight vigil ceremony in several places in Hong Kong yesterday, calling on China to stop torturing and killing Falun Gong practitioners. Yesterday afternoon, about twenty Falun Gong practitioners appealed and practiced the exercises outside of the China Liaison Office. In the evening, practitioners held a candlelight vigil ceremony to commemorate the Chinese practitioners who have died from the persecution.

43 practitioners persecuted to death

The spokesperson of Hong Kong Falun Gong, Mr. Kan Hung-cheung, said that 43 practitioners have been persecuted to death in Chinese labor camps and prisons since last November. Mr. Kan Hung-cheung also pointed out that a group of Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted had sued the Chairman of China, Jiang Zemin, in a United States local federal court on charges of genocide. According to information he obtained, the Illinois North Federal Court which accepted the case is going to decide the hearing schedule soon.