The Vredefeesten (Peace Festival) in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium has been celebrated annually since 1948. This year, Falun Gong practitioners had a booth in the children's section of the festival where kids had the opportunity to learn about human rights issues around the world. Many people who stopped at the booth expressed concern about the 18-year persecution of Falun Gong in China.
“This is amazing! I can feel a very strong energy here,” said a visitor to the Falun Dafa Booth at the Brazilian Day celebration in Manhattan's Little Brazil. This was one of two street fairs that the New York City Falun Dafa group participated in over Labor Day weekend.
Practitioners in the Czech Republic and nearby countries held a rally and parade in Prague on September 2, to introduce the benefits of the practice, and raise awareness of the 18-year-long persecution in China. A Czech television station broadcast the parade live, on a program titled, “A Parade Against Human Rights Abuses.” Several other Prague media outlets also reported on the event.
After Ms. Zeng Heping was illegally sentenced in China for her faith, friends and supporters on the other side of the globe held a press conference at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco to call for her release.
Mr. Wu Chunyan was twice put in a labor camp and tortured for refusing to renounce his faith. He was detained again in 2016, leading to the deterioration of his health and subsequent death at the age of 58.
A practitioner describes how the authorities use violence, malnutrition, and a hierarchy among detainees as a system of control and abuse.
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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
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