Falun Gong Practitioners Around the World Protest the Show Trial of Charles Li (Photos)
- Austin Practitioners: The End of the Show Trial is not the End of the Rescue
- Falun Gong Practitioners in Iowa Strongly Condemn the Show Trial of Charles Li (Photo)
- Photo Report: Practitioners from Tokyo Protest Trial of Charles Li
- Practitioners from San Antonio, Texas Condemn Show Trial, Mayor Shows Support (Photo)
- Practitioners from Minnesota Call for Rescuing Charles Li in front of State Capitol (Photo)
Austin Practitioners: The End of the Show Trial is not the End of the Rescue
March 21 was the day the Chinese government put on a show trial against US citizen Charlies Li. Practitioners from Austin, Texas got together when the trial started to send forth righteous thoughts and rescue Charles Li.
Jiang regime's show trial was a carefully planned arrangement geared to persecuting all Falun Gong practitioners overseas. Upon having clearly recognized the seriousness and the influence of the incidence, practitioners determined to deny the arrangement of the old forces and sent forth powerful righteous thoughts together with practitioners around the world.
On the same day, a reporter from the University of Texas at Austin's newspaper, The Daily Texan, interviewed the Falun Gong Club at the university regarding Charles Li's case. Civil engineering department student Danielle Wang, whose father was sentenced to 16 years in prison, told the reporter that like her father's case, Charles Li's case was totally groundless and in China he had no possibility to have a fair trial.
The next day when the results of the show trial came out that Charles Li was
sentenced to three years in prison and would be expelled from China,
practitioners realized that we should continue to clarify the truth so Charles
could return to the US as soon as possible.
Falun Gong Practitioners in Iowa Strongly Condemn the Show Trial of Charles
Falun Gong Practitioners in Iowa Strongly Condemn the Show Trial of Charles Li (Photos)
On the evening of March 20, 2003 when the Chinese government put an innocent US
citizen on a show trial in China, Falun Gong practitioners from Iowa gathered in
front of the Iowa State Capitol to strongly condemn the Chinese government's act of
violation of human rights and demand the release of Charles Li immediately and
unconditionally. Practitioners distributed information about the persecution of Charles
Li and Falun Gong in China to State government officials and disclosed that the
purpose of the show trial was to mislead people overseas. The Jiang regime has never
followed the laws since the start of persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. Local
media carried the news before the event. Practitioner's righteous thoughts
moved many kind people. Some went out of their way to offer help for our event.
Some even sat with us besides the rescue Charles Li exhibition board to support
Photo Report: Practitioners from Tokyo Protest the Trial of
Charles Li on March 21 and 22 in front of Chinese consulate
Practitioners from San Antonio, Texas Condemn Show Trial, Mayor Shows Support
Photo Report: Practitioners from Tokyo Protest the Trial of Charles Li on March 21 and 22 in front of Chinese consulate
Practitioners from San Antonio, Texas Condemn Show Trial, Mayor Shows Support (Photo)
To rescue Dafa practitioner Charles Li who was detained by the Jiang regime on groundless charge, practitioners from San Antonio, Texas held a series of truth clarification activities before and after the trial.
On March 20 at noon, practitioners set up exhibition boards and banners in front of city hall and told the passersby about the arrest of US citizen Charles Li by the Jiang regime on groundless charges. During lunch time, many city government officials passed the area and saw the truth. Mayor Edward Gaza walked in front of the exhibition board and greeted practitioners. Practitioners told him that they would go to the city council to appeal to the city to express concern for Charles Li's case and he welcomed practitioners to attend the city council meeting.
In the afternoon's city council meeting, a western practitioner exposed the Jiang regime's show trial against US citizen and Falun Gong practitioner Charles Li. She pointed out that in the past few years all the "trials" against Falun Gong practitioners in China have rendered guilty verdicts before the trial. She said that facing the Jiang regime's persecution, Charles Li was safeguarding the dignity of the people of the US and the world peacefully and rationally. She called upon the city council to take measures to condemn the show trial and help Charles Li return to the US. Her speech won warm applause.
In the evening, practitioners returned to the park in front of the city hall. They lit candles and sent forth righteous thoughts with practitioners around the world. Around 9pm, Mayor Edward Gaza showed up at the event. Mr. Gaza said, "I know about this case. We will try our best to help."
Practitioners will continue to send forth righteous thoughts until Charles Li safely returns home and all the evil factors in other dimensions are eliminated.
On the evening of March 20, practitioners from Minnesota gathered in front of the State Capitol to practice and clarify the truth. They called upon the media and community to be concerned and help rescue US citizen Charles Li who was illegally detained by Chinese government.
Practitioners braved chilly weather and cold rain to send forth righteous thought. Minnesota's Asian American Press came to conduct interviews.