The practitioners, who were handed sentences ranging from nine months to 13 years, were found “guilty” for a variety of reasons, such as telling people about Falun Gong and distributing information about it, and posting information about the persecution on social media. Seven of them are 65 or older, and two are 85.
Sichuan Province: Non-judicial Agency Pressures Court to Convict 9 Residents for Their Faith, Including Seniors Over 70
The Sichuan Province Political and Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC), a non-judicial agency tasked with carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong, ordered prosecutors and judges to harshly sentence nine citizens for their belief. Six of the Falun Gong practitioners sentenced are 70 years old or older, with two being over 80.
At Saturday's parade, the Falun Gong contingent featured the Tian Guo Marching Band, waist drums, celestial maidens, and a float. One spectator commented, “I sensed such a connection when the Falun Gong group passed by. I can’t describe it. They stand out and radiate such positive and peaceful energy. Sharing authentic, traditional Chinese culture with everyone is so great.”
Ms. Zhang Junling, 60, is a typical example of a Falun Gong practitioner who experienced great health benefits after taking up the practice and simply wants to pay it forward by sharing her experience. For this act of kindness, she has been arrested and detained.
After a struggling divorcee took up Falun Dafa, her life took a dramatic change for the better. She then continued to help others around her know the facts about Dafa and also improve their own lives.
Many people endorsed the practitioners' efforts to raise awareness to end to the persecution. Several were intrigued by the music as practitioners demonstrated the exercises, and a few learned to do them.
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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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