(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in the Kumamoto region, Japan met outside the Chinese consulate in the Kyushu district on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021. They called on Japanese residents to help end the ongoing 22-year-long persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin launched a nationwide brutal campaign in an attempt to eliminate Falun Gong in July 1999. Countless innocent Falun Gong practitioners have since been inhumanely tortured for their belief.
In fact, after Mr. Li Hongzhi gave public lectures on Falun Gong in China in 1992, hundreds of millions of people have taken up the practice. Their health and moral values improved and people respected and were grateful to Master Li for teaching Falun Gong. However, out of jealousy, Jiang Zemin started an unprecedented campaign of genocide targeting Falun Gong practitioners.
In the 22-year-long persecution, Falun Gong practitioners in China and around the world have been resisting the injustice through rational, peaceful means. By clarifying the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution, they awakened countless people who were misled by the CCP’s propaganda.
That day, practitioners gathered outside the Chinese consulates in Nagasaki and Fukuoka. They held banners and display boards exposing the CCP’s unjust treatment of innocent, kind people as well as the terrible crimes of organ harvesting from illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners.
To date, in the Kyushu region alone, over 530,000 people have signed the petition calling for Jiang Zemin to be brought to justice.
A practitioner who participated in the protest said, “We hope more people can learn the truth and help stop the persecution.”
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 exercises have experienced improved 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.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. 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.
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.
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