New Zealand: Maori Chief Appeals to Supreme Court for Falun Gong (Photo)

( Santa Claus Parade organizer Michael Barnett, a top official with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, denied the Falun Gong application to enter the Christmas parade. Sources report that this was done to help maintain positive business relations with China. On December 1, 2008, Maori Chief Mr. Amato Akarana submitted a petition to the New Zealand Supreme Court asking it to try the case from a human rights violation perspective.

Fa Conference in Berlin, Germany: Practitioners Work Together and Go Forward Hand in Hand

( From November 11-16, 2008, nearly 1000 Falun Gong practitioners from all over Europe attended an Experience Sharing Conference in Berlin, Germany. Although they came from different countries, spoke different languages and had different cultural backgrounds, when talking about their own experiences in cultivating Falun Gong, these differences were not significant. All practitioners were talking and listening with their hearts.

Germany: Chinese Embassy Refuses to Renew a Falun Gong Practitioner's Passport

( Falun Gong practitioner Yuan Mei Xian has lived in Hamburg for fifteen years. On the 8th of September, 2008, her Chinese passport was due for renewal. When she applied for her passport renewal, the Chinese Embassy notified her that her old passport could not be extended and that if she wanted to apply for a new passport she would have to go to the Ministry of Public Security in China.

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