The persecution of Falun Gong in China, which has been ongoing since 1999, has been perpetrated without legal basis and through abuse by the judiciary, which follows direct orders from superiors rather than the rule of law. Illegal arrests, detention, and sentencing of law-abiding Falun Gong practitioners continue to this day. This report covers known arrests and sentencing that took place in 2017 during the month of July.
Wherever Falun Gong practitioners set up their displays, people stop by to ask for details about the practice, sign a petition to condemn the persecution, and even help to tell other passersby about the persecution. As one woman picked up brochures for the doctors and nurses at the hospital where she works, she said, “I hope that more people will pass along this information and that traveling to China for organs is banned."
Canadian practitioners and several government officials are asking Prime Minister Trudeau to take the opportunity of the upcoming APEC Summit to ask Xi Jinping to release Ms. Sun Qian, a Falun Gong practitioner who is in detention in China for her beliefs, as well as the detained family members of at least a dozen other Canadian practitioners.
Falun Gong practitioners in Bulgaria recently introduced the traditional meditation practice in the southern areas of the country.
Practitioners in Hiroshima participated again this year in the “Peace and Love” Festival, an international event focused on promoting communication among the many cultures of the ten thousand foreigners from 90 countries who live in the city.
Tourists in the seaside city of Larnaca were very interested in learning about Falun Gong and the persecution in China.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
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