Chicago: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate the Anniversary of April 25 Appeal (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 25, 2010, Falun Gong practitioners from Chicago held a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate, commemorating the peaceful appeal eleven years ago. They recalled the appeal and called for the end of the persecution.
Yang Sen, a contact person from the Falun Dafa Association Mid-USA chamber, affirms that all of the murderers involved in the persecution will be brought to justice
Professor Xu Ying, a former professor at Qinghua University and a Falun Gong practitioner, said that more than sixty practitioners at Qinghua University have been tortured during the past eleven years, including faculty members, students and staff. Yuan Jiang, a student from the Electrical Engineering department, was tortured to death when he was 29. Liu Zhimei, a student from the Chemical Engineering department was sentenced to a twelve-year term and injected with an unidentified drug, which caused severe neurological symptoms. Zhang Lianjun, a student of Professor Xu Ying's, was sentenced to eight years and brutally tortured while in jail.
Other practitioners also recalled their experiences of being tortured in China. Mr. Yang Sen, a contact person from the Falun Dafa Association Mid-USA chamber, said that there have been 3369 death cases during the persecution confirmed to date. He said that all the murderers involved in the persecution will be brought to justice.
Many citizens paid close attention during the rally. They took truth-clarifying materials and expressed their support to practitioners.