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KXAN TV (NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas) Broadcasts Report on Anti-torture Exhibition by "The Van Tour to Support the Lawsuit against Jiang" (Photo)

June 20, 2004 |   By A Falun Gong Practitioner in Texas

(Clearwisdom.net) On May 29, the van tour to support the lawsuit against Jiang arrived in Austin, the capital of Texas. Along with local practitioners, a press conference was held to expose Jiang's inhumane persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Two practitioners demonstrated the torture methods frequently used by the authorities against Falun Gong practitioners in China.

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The press conference was held in front of the Texas State Capitol. The exhibition of the torture scenes caught the attention of many passersby and government staff. A local TV station, an NBC affiliate, interviewed Falun Gong practitioners and the report was aired on the evening news. Below is a transcript of the report:

"Outside the Capitol today, members of a Chinese group spoke out against genocide. The group is trying to drum up support for a lawsuit against former Chinese president, Jiang Zemin. [Jiang] is accused of abusing and torturing Chinese people. That has led to a lawsuit filed against him. It is the first time a Chinese communist leader has been sued inside the United States.

'We are part of a global coalition to expose his crimes and hopefully to bring him to international court, so that he will be brought to justice.' [Local Falun Dafa practitioner]

Those involved say [Jiang] tortures people who practice a popular type of meditation and exercises called Falun Gong."