Assistant Secretary of State Writes to Congressman, Stating Position Against Persecution

( On November 5, 2008, Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Matthew A. Reynolds replied to Congressman Bob Filner's letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in late September, regarding the imprisonment of Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ma Jinhua in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Mr. Reynolds showed concern and restated his position against the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong.

Taiwan: Truth-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition Provides a Moral Textbook for Students (Photos)

( The International Truth-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition has been held in Taipei since October 30, 2008 and has made an impact on Taiwanese society. Many school principals and teachers have come to view the paintings.

Mr. Dong Fengshan Dies After Six Days in Siping Prison, Jilin Province

( On October 13, 2008, Domestic Security agents from the Songyuan City Police Department arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Dong Fengshan at his rental home in the city. More than ten days later, his wife and two relatives went to the house and found, to their great surprise, that three police officers were waiting there. They confiscated their bags and took them to the police station, where they were subjected to interrogation. When the police confirmed that the three of them were not Falun Gong practitioners, they forced Mr. Dong's wife to sign a document without allowing her to see its contents, then released them. Mr. Dong Fengshan was detained in Shanyou Detention Center in Songyuan City and secretly sentenced to nine years in prison. The whole process was done without notifying his family. On October 23, 2008, he was taken to the Jilin Province Prison in Siping City.

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