(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioners from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia organized two events on Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13, 2007, in the center of Sarajevo, to educate the public about Falun Gong. The people of Sarajevo were given the opportunity to learn the Falun Gong exercises, to talk to practitioners, and to look at Falun Dafa flyers and posters.

The Falun Gong information stand attracts the attention of passersby

The people of Sarajevo also learned about the genocide committed over the last eight years against Falun Gong practitioners in China, as well as about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) systematic organ harvesting from living practitioners in labor camps and prisons.

Many of the passersby were shocked to hear what was going on and signed a petition calling on the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina to pass a resolution similar to one passed by the European Parliament in September 2006, condemning the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and asking the Chinese regime to immediately release all imprisoned practitioners. This petition and all of the collected signatures were sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday, May 14, 2007, along with detailed information about the genocide against practitioners in China.

Many people showed great interest in Falun Gong and wanted to know where they could learn the exercises and read the books. They were happy to learn that practitioners were holding free classes on both days of the event and that all information about Falun Gong (including the books) is available for free on the Internet.

The media shows great interest in Falun Gong

Three days prior to the first event, Bosnian television broadcast a 40-minute interview with a Bosnian practitioner, currently residing in Austria. Hundreds of thousands of people in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Croatia were able to hear about Falun Gong and the brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. Even the moderator was shocked beyond words when he heard the details of the organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China.

On Sunday, May 13, Dnevni Avaz, the newspaper with the widest circulation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, ran a story about the events organized by practitioners in the center of Sarajevo and even more people benefited from hearing about Falun Gong and the persecution in China.

Two-day free Falun Gong class in Sarajevo

On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, all interested people were able to learn the Falun Gong exercises during a free class. The class was held at the International Children's and Youth Center in Sarajevo and was organized by practitioners. On the first day, six people attended. They stayed until late at night because they wanted to learn the exercises really well and tried to get as much information as possible about Falun Gong.

On the second day, in addition to the first six, ten other people came and the practitioners formed two groups: one for beginners and the second for those who were trying to gain a deeper understanding about what they had learned on the previous day.

Everyone was very grateful for the opportunity to learn this unique method for cultivating body and spirit and was touched by the fact that the practitioners were all paying their own way. The practitioners told about their personal experiences and what they had learned since cultivating in Falun Gong. However, they all stressed that everyone who is seriously interested in Falun Gong should read the books of Master Li Hongzhi and should advance through their own practice and through the study of the profound Fa principles in order to fully experience the astounding effects of this cultivation way.

Chinese in Sarajevo receive the Nine Commentaries and learn about the mass withdrawal from the CCP

On the last day of the event, the practitioners distributed the Chinese version of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, as well as other printed information about Falun Gong, to many Chinese businesses. Almost all the Chinese gratefully accepted the brochures. Several of them asked for extra copies to pass them along to friends and relatives.