Georgia: Falun Gong Practitioners Expose the Persecution by Jiang's Group in Savannah and Brunswick
(Clearwisdom.net) During the G8 Summit held in Georgia, Falun Gong practitioners informed the public of the persecution imposed upon Falun Gong practitioners by Jiang's group using real-life models to replicate torture methods, photo display boards and peaceful exercises.
The Savannah Morning News reported on Tuesday, June 9, 2004 that Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed in Savannah and Brunswick. About 15 Falun Gong practitioners from Atlanta practiced the exercises in Savannah's Reynolds Square. They planned to meet there each day during the summit. Posted around them were 30-40 photos of Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful appeals around the world.
The report stated that in Brunswick, about 40 yellow-shirted Falun Gong practitioners lined U.S. 17 at Overlook Park to peacefully appeal. They held banners, acted out graphic displays and distributed literature accusing Jiang's group of routinely torturing and killing practitioners.
The report indicated that photo displays depict people beaten to death, with frostbitten toes, broken limbs and burns, all from torture in labor camps, as the practitioners stated.
Thirty-four year old Chen Gang said he knew firsthand: "The local police threw me in a labor camp. Just because we practice Falun Gong. No other reason was needed."
Chen Gang, now a U.S. citizen working in the import-export business, said his torture included being kept awake 15 days straight and bound with his chin against his knees. He said, "I could not walk for two weeks after that torture."
Yeong-ching Foo of Santa Clara is working for the release of her fiancé, Dr. Charles Lee. The report stated that Charles Lee traveled back to China where he was arrested at the airport as he tried to show a tape clarifying the truth about the persecution in China. Lee was sentenced to three years of forced labor and has been force fed and beaten.
Ms. Foo told reporters, "Right now he's being forced to do slave labor. They're trying to get him to confess to a crime he didn't commit and to renounce his belief." Ms. Foo said she noticed that the G-8 leaders would talk about terrorism. She said "I want to tell them about terrorism." She told a reporter, "I'm able to talk to you, he is there. He may not be able to see the sun."