Twelve Falun Gong practitioners were illegally tried on September 22, 2017 for their beliefs. Both the prosecutor and judge ignored questions from the lawyers and practitioners during the trial. The judge even threatened a lawyer and prohibited him from entering not-guilty pleas. Prison sentences and heavy fines were announced on December 14 for all twelve practitioners.
On New Year's Day 2018, Falun Dafa practitioners in Hong Kong held a rally and march to raise awareness about the practice and the brutal persecution in China. Rally participants as well as spectators who've lived in Mainland China expressed excitement for the freedom to experience a large-scale, public Falun Dafa activity.
We present greetings that are among the thousands received every year since 2002, three years after the persecution of Falun Dafa began in China. They are from practitioners, family members, children of detained practitioners, and overseas practitioners. Many of them are from practitioners who are determined in their righteous belief despite the harsh persecution.
Practitioners in Sydney, Australia, have held events every Friday afternoon to inform the public about Falun Gong and expose the persecution. Their efforts were strongly supported.
Melbourne, Australia: Introducing Falun Gong and Raising Awareness about the Persecution on New Year's Eve
Instead of celebrating with their families, practitioners instead chose to attend the downtown Falun Gong event to talk to more people about the practice.
After inmates learned about Falun Dafa, the atmosphere in the prison cells changed to where the inmates started to treat others kindly. A guard started to practice and now treats practitioners with respect.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Beginning Cultivation ~
~ Journeys of Cultivation ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
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
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all