Ukraine: Falun Gong Practitioners Collect Signatures on International End-Torture Day (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) June 26 is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Falun Gong practitioners from Kiev, Ukraine, held activities in downtown, calling on the public for support in stopping the persecution in China and collecting signatures.
A young man signs he petition
Demonstrating the exercises
Re-enacting the torture of Falun Gong practitioners in China
People sign the petition
Telling people about the persecution
Although it rained the entire day, there were many people out due to celebrations for the European Cup Soccer Championship that will be held in Ukraine for the first time.
Xiao Wang, a Falun Gong practitioner from China, re-enacted the torture that practitioners are subjected to in China. His mother, Li Yushu, was jailed in a forced labor camp for one year in 2000 and was sentenced to 12 years in 2002 for practicing Falun Gong. She is now in the Provincial Women's Prison in Harbin, Heilongjiang. Despite being tortured, she refuses to renounce Falun Gong. Even in prison, she tries to tell other people the truth about Falun Gong.
The torture re-enactment attracted many tourists. They were shocked by the brutality of the persecution. The Ukrainians were persecuted by Stalin in the past. Many people signed the petition to condemn the persecution.