“After many years of making sacrifices to support me and my sisters as we faced relentless persecution for our faith, my mother now gets to fully experience the wonders Falun Dafa, which can overcome any tribulation.”
Those sentenced come from 32 cities in 17 provinces, and most were arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong or for suing former leader Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution. Two sisters were detained for 14 months before they were sentenced, three who said they would appeal were threatened with longer sentences if they did, and a judge threatened to keep two practitioners incarcerated if they refused to admit their alleged wrongdoing.
During the holiday season that covered both New Year's Day and Chinese New Year, 412 Falun Gong practitioners were arrested and 113 were harassed by Chinese authorities. In addition to being separated from their families, many of the arrested practitioners were assaulted or tortured in police custody. Most were arrested for talking to the public about the Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong and refusing to renounce their spiritual beliefs.
Senator John Cornyn asks the U.S. State Department to investigate a Shanghai Falun Gong practitioner's arrest, as the young woman's relatives in the U.S. seek help to rescue her.
Judges in China often ignore the law when it comes to Falun Gong. This case is an exception, which seems to be becoming less rare thanks to persistent, strong legal defenses.
Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the exercises and distribute flyers about the practice and persecution in China. Many people signed their petition against China's organ harvesting crimes.
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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