2016 was a significant year on many fronts for Falun Gong. Practitioners continued peacefully resisting the 17-year persecution, with increasing help from lawmakers and the public. Resolutions were passed by U.S. and European lawmakers condemning China's forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. Shen Yun Performing Arts marked it's 10th anniversary, and Falun Gong's health benefits were recognized in a major medical journal.
Nearly one thousand practitioners gathered at Freedom Square in Taipei to wish Falun Gong’s founder a happy Chinese New Year. They held a celebration led by the Tian Guo Marching Band, recited poems, sang together, performed dances, demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, and reached out to visitors and locals to give them the opportunity to learn more about Falun Gong.
A son, who saw how his mother had become healthy and happy from Falun Dafa cultivation practice, strongly supported her right to practice after she was arrested and imprisoned in China for her belief. He made it clear to the guards and police officers at forced labor camps and brainwashing centers that their abuse would not be tolerated, and that they were breaking the law. This gained him respect from these authorities.
Imprisoned for her belief, a practitioner suffered a suspicious head injury in detention. She is now physically and mentally incapacitated.
A selection of Falun Dafa news stories published this week by the Minghui website.
Ms. Chen was arrested and sent to a brainwashing center because she is a Falun Gong practitioner. The police took her car, changed the locks to her home, and froze the assets of her two businesses, crippling her financially.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Clarifying the Truth ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all