(Minghui.org) In advance of International Human Rights Day, the Police Headquarters in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, held a speech contest on December 2, 2021. Many representatives from different organizations, communities and universities participated in the event, including scholars, human rights activists and police officials. A number of TV stations and online media outlets were present and reported on the day’s activities.
Falun Dafa practitioners’ waist drum team was invited to perform during the opening ceremony. The accompanying music was “Falun Dafa Is Good.”
The waist drum team coordinator introduced Falun Dafa to the audience and told how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted the spiritual practice, as well as other Chinese citizens and destroyed China’s traditional culture.
Practitioners also presented a re-enactment, demonstrating how the CCP persecutes people who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
At the end of the presentation, a practitioner called for an immediate end to the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners and other prisoners of conscience in China, and for an end to the communist regime’s crimes against humanity.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and learned the five gentle exercises, have experienced uplifted health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.
Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years, but due to the regime’s information blockade, the actual number is believed to be much higher. Many more have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.
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