Terms as high as nine years were given out each month between January and March. The highest term in April was seven years, given to a 73-year-old woman. The average term for all 89 cases was 3.72 years. Most of the practitioners sentenced in April were women and three were in their 70s. The 89 sentenced practitioners are from 14 provinces and centrally-controlled municipalities.
Falun Dafa practitioners in France, of widely different backgrounds and from all walks of life, celebrated World Falun Dafa Day by coordinating their Dafa Day greetings online. Despite not being able to gather in person this year, they created a beautiful tapestry of stories and heartfelt gratitude, shared here on the Minghui website.
"As I share my story of how Falun Dafa restored my health and provided me a path to divinity, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Master Li on this special World Falun Dafa Day, May 13, 2020. Thank you, Master Li, for giving me a second life! Thank you for giving a second life to millions of people!"
A practitioner was at first met with suspicion at work, but turned the situation around by conducting herself like a true cultivator and helping her co-workers understand the facts about Falun Gong.
Falun Dafa practitioners expressed how they have benefited from practicing Falun Dafa and recalled their experiences when Master Li came to Australia to lecture in the early days.
Report from Amnesty International Canada: The Chinese Communist Party Continues to Harass Overseas Falun Gong Practitioners
The report called on Canadian officials to take immediate action to address this issue. The victims include Hong Kong democracy advocates, Falun Gong practitioners, and various minority groups.
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Master Li quietly watching the world from amidst the mountains after leaving New York following July 20th, 1999. (Published January 19, 2000)