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.
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."
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.
Mr. Sun Yubin, 46, has been arrested, detained, and tortured repeatedly since July 20, 1999, when the persecution began.
After Mr. Li Hongwei was roughly force-fed, he would leave a trail of blood stains as he was dragged back to his cell.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
~ 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