Canadian MPs Watch “Letter From Masanjia” and Call for Practitioner Sun Qian's Release

After viewing the documentary film Letter from Masanjia in the Canadian Parliament, MPs were moved and saddened at the plight of the film’s protagonist, and Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted in China. One senator said, “What's happening to Canadian citizen Sun Qian and other Falun Gong practitioners is clearly a violation of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Convention Against Torture.”

831 Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced to Prison Between January and November 2018

As the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaches, numerous Falun Gong practitioners in China are still suffering human rights abuses for refusing to renounce their faith. Thirty-one practitioners were recently confirmed to have been sentenced to prison in November 2018, bringing the year-to-date number of sentenced practitioners to 831.

Woman Given Heavier Sentence after Retracting Statement Made Under Coercion to Renounce Her Faith

A Falun Gong practitioner, who is in her 70's, was initially given 2.5 years to be served outside of prison after she was coerced into renouncing her faith. When she retracted her words, her sentence was changed to 2.5 years in prison with a 20,000 yuan fine. When her family appealed to the judicial authorities, they were met with the words, “It's none of my business if she dies there.”

Australia: Media Exposes Chinese Consulate's Failed Attempt to Block Falun Gong from Perth Christmas Parade

Concerns were raised that China has been actively interfering in Australia's domestic affairs when the Chinese Consulate's attempt to block practitioners from participating in the parade was exposed.

Pennsylvania: Tian Guo Marching Band Welcomed in Christmas Parade

The band was invited to participate in the annual West Chester Christmas Parade on November 30. The parade was named one of America's top ten Christmas events in the U.S. to see Santa Claus. Despite the rain, nearly 40,000 people came out to celebrate the holiday season.

Woman Facing Indictment for Filing Complaints Against Prison Abuse

A 69-year-old woman in Chongqing is facing indictment for submitting a complaint against Chongqing Women's Prison for torturing her while she was incarcerated there for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.

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