10,869 Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested and Harassed for Their Faith Reported in the First Half of 2017

Another 4,278 cases of Falun Gong practitioners arrested or harassed were reported in June 2017, bringing the total tally to 10,869 in the first half of 2017. The intensifying “knocking on doors” campaign contributed to the significant increase in the number of harassment cases since March.

61 Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced for Their Faith in July 2017

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.

“All of My Friends Will Try Our Best to Help Stop This Crime”

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."

Moldova: Falun Dafa Group Gives Presentations at Civic Fest, Middle School, and Deaf Association

A Falun Dafa booth at the annual Civic Fest event leads to further opportunities to raise awareness about the practice and the persecution in China.

Liaoning Man Imprisoned Again after More Than a Decade of Incarceration

Mr. Sun Yubin, 46, has been arrested, detained, and tortured repeatedly since July 20, 1999, when the persecution began.

Refusing to Give up Belief, Man Force-fed with Salt for a Month in Detention

After Mr. Li Hongwei was roughly force-fed, he would leave a trail of blood stains as he was dragged back to his cell.

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