Hong Kong: Falun Gong Practitioners Deported, Potential Blacklist in Place

About 70 Falun Gong practitioners were deported from Hong Kong on their way to take part in the “March in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the April 25 Appeal.” Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) issued a statement calling out the Hong Kong government's violation of human rights under pressure by the Chinese Communist regime.

Washington DC: Congressional Forum Marks 20th Anniversary of Historic April 25 Appeal

A forum in the U. S. Congress marked the 20th anniversary of the historic April 25 peaceful appeal, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners petitioned the Chinese government for an end to harassment and interference. Speakers included a participant in the 1999 appeal, victims of the persecution, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations who are working to end the persecution in China.

Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area: Shen Yun Brings People to a “Higher Realm”

Taking a break from their high-powered jobs in the D.C. area, theatergoers came away with more than just an evening's entertainment: “There is a purpose that’s even bigger than just beauty and marvelous dancing on the stage, even as lovely and as gracious and as elegant and charming as that can be.” “It makes you want to be a better person, to see how can I make myself better," another audience member reflected.

Feet Amputated As a Result of Persecution of His Faith, Heilongjiang Man Dies After Two Decades of Suffering

A young man lost both of his feet eleven months after police arrested him for practicing Falun Gong and improperly treated his frozen feet. The practitioner was arrested again nine years later. The repeated arrests eventually claimed his life.

Italy: Practitioners Carry Forward the Spirit of “April 25” by Raising Awareness of the Persecution

Falun Gong practitioners in Rome held activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the April 25 Appeal and carry forward the spirit of that day's peaceful protest.

A Practitioner's Poems: Forged Under Hammer

A practitioner shares cultivation insights with poetry, written in Chinese and translated into English.

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