(Clearwisdom.net) Between the 16th and 22nd of June 2005, for the first time Falun Gong practitioners in the Czech Republic and Slovakia received mainstream media attention on a large scale.

While exposing the Chinese Communist Party's brutal persecution of Falun Gong, the practitioners held activities to introduce the exercises and principles of the practice.

A Falun Gong practitioner from Germany named Xiong Wei was invited as a special guest. Xiong Wei gained health and inner peace through practising Falun Gong during her studies in Germany. As a result, however, she was sent to a forced labour camp for two years after returning to China. Some practitioners from the Czech Republic and Slovakia accompanied Xiong and did some translation for her.

Radio station reporters

Anti-torture exhibition

In the afternoon of the 17th, the local practitioners took Xiong Wei to the national radio station of the Czech Republic, Cesky Rozhlas. The young reporter communicated with Xiong Wei in slow German.

He was already very familiar with Xiong Wei's experiences. In the beginning, he did not encourage drawn-out answers and kept interrupting Xiong Wei's story. But gradually, the reporter slowed down and became more involved. Following Xiong's explanation from one topic to the next, he kept raising his questions.

Two hours went by quickly. The reporter took a deep breath and announced happily, "I will use as much as possible of your speech." When Xiong Wei explained how Falun Gong has helped her to better deal with the various troubles in life and how to live happily and light-heartedly, the reporter proclaimed, "I also want to learn Falun Gong!"

Before they left, the practitioners gave him details of Falun Gong practice sites in Prague. When saying goodbye at the front door of the radio station, the reporter shook hands enthusiastically with everyone. He said goodbye to Xiong Wei as if they were old friends.

Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200507/27850.html