Attracted by the display of gentle exercises and poster boards explaining the Chinese meditation practice, many pedestrians stopped to learn more about Falun Gong and why it is persecuted in China. One practitioner explained, “Our individual efforts may seem insignificant, but when we work together, our energy as a whole will bring the persecution to an end.”
US Secretary of State Tillerson Raises the Persecution of Falun Gong at Press Conference for International Religious Freedom Report
In China, “The government tortures, detains, and imprisons thousands for practicing their religious beliefs. Dozens of Falun Gong members have died in detention" in 2016 alone. China has been designated as a “Country of Particular Concern” in the State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report since 1999.
The City to Surf Fun Run took place on August 13 and attracted 80,000 attendees from all over the world. Many runners stopped by a booth set up by Falun Gong practitioners to learn more about the Chinese meditation practice and sign a petition in support of efforts to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Some learned the gentle exercises on the spot, and others were eager to participate in Falun Gong exercise groups nearby.
As one local man noted, "It's your right to practice Falun Gong. The persecution shouldn't have happened."
While his lawyer argued in the Lingyuan Court trial that the investigators did not follow legal procedures when acquiring, filing, and submitting evidence, Mr. Zhang was still sent to jail.
Once tormented by pain and driven to the brink of suicide, a villager is introduced to Falun Dafa and finds renewed health and well-being.
~ 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