(Clearwisdom.net) On February 23 and 24, several Finnish Falun Gong practitioners were targets of a second wave of telephone harassment calls. The attacks were similar in nature to the first round, which occurred between February 6 and 8 in 23 different countries. In Finland, five practitioners received around 1,500 calls over the course of three days, with phones ringing for hours on end. If these automated calls were answered, a tape started playing information defaming Falun Gong. The nature of the recorded message is consistent with the propaganda that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been trying to push all over the world since it banned Falun Gong in July 1999.

When the first wave of calls happened, news of the harassment was published in different media organizations around Finland. TV channel "Nelonen" extensively reported on the second wave of harassment in its evening news on February 25. A practitioner from the city of Oulu was interviewed in the report and suggested that the reason for this persecution campaign happening in western countries is that Falun Gong practitioners are exposing the CCP's human rights crimes to the world. The practitioner also stated that Falun Gong is an upright practice encouraging high moral standards, and Communist officials fear this due to the endemic corruption in China's official state organs.

A police officer from Oulu was also interviewed. He stated that the police had launched an official investigation based on the reports handed in by Falun Gong practitioners in Finland, and that records of the phone calls were being investigated. The news report also stated that the Finnish Foreign Ministry was ready to step in if the source of the calls was verified to be China.

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