Falun Gong will hold a press conference on Thursday, June 21st, in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York City.

Dr. James Li, a U.S. Citizen living in Pennsylvania, will speak about the recent death of his brother, Li Baifan, at the hands of state police in China. According to Dr. Li, Baifan was killed for refusing to renounce his practice of Falun Gong; he had been held in a labor camp illegally for almost one full year at the time of his death. Li reported that police blocked his family from examining the body as part of an official cover up. Dr. Li will discuss his struggle to obtain information about Baifan's death.

Li Baifan's murder marks the first known death of a U.S. citizen's family member in the persecution of Falun Gong, according to the Falun Dafa Information Center.

The Falun Dafa Information Center will also present a statement addressing the Chinese government's large-scale effort to cover up the murder and abuse of Falun Gong practitioners.

All media welcome. Excellent photo opportunity.

Falun Gong Press Conference:

When: Thursday, June 21st, 2001 10:30AM -- 11:30 AM

Where: Outside Chinese Consulate, NY City, 42nd St. and West Side Hwy

Contact: Gregory Xu 732-841-7936, Adam Montanaro 917-405-4507

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE FALUN DAFA INFORMATION CENTER -- Contacts: GailáRachlin 212-501-8080, Adam Montanaro 917-405-4507, or Feng Yuan 917-912-3301. Email: faluninfoctr@nycmail.com, website: http://www.faluninfo.net

Category: Deaths