U.S. Lawmakers, NGO Leaders Support Falun Gong's 18-Year-Long Peaceful Resistance

As Falun Gong practitioners from across the U.S rallied on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Robert Herman, vice-president of Freedom House, noted in his remarks: “The Falun Gong story in China is not just one of victims and survivors of horrific persecution. It is also a story of unshakeable faith, of perseverance and resilience. ...New opportunities are emerging to push back against government repression targeting Falun Gong.”

Ottawa, Canada: Rally Supports Peaceful Resistance Against Persecution of Falun Gong

Falun Gong practitioners and supporters gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on July 19 to condemn the human rights abuses of the Chinese regime and called to end its persecution of Falun Gong. Those who spoke in support of practitioners included Jack MacLaren, provincial parliament member from Ontario; Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada; and former Canadian parliament member and diplomat David Kilgour.

Poland: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest During Chinese Official's Visit

Practitioners in Warsaw held banners protesting Chinese official Zhang Dejiang’s recent visit to the country, on July 12-16. Zhang currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, and played a significant role in leading the Communist Party’s suppression of Falun Gong in the areas where he previously served as Party secretary.

Sydney: Rally and Candlelight Vigil Commemorate 18 Years of Courage Working to End Persecution

Practitioners and supporters held a series of activities at Martin Place, a financial center, and government locations in Sydney, Australia on July 19, to commemorate 18 years of peaceful resistance to the persecution.

Falun Gong Activities in San Diego and Chicago Mark 18 Years of Resistance to Persecution

Practitioners in both cities held candlelight vigils in memory of their fellow practitioners who have died in the persecution

Three Hebei Women Facing Indictment for Their Faith

Two of the three who were arrested were already tortured in brainwashing centers in the past.

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