(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Indonesia held a peaceful protest and candlelight vigil across from the Chinese Embassy in Mega Kuningan on April 23 to mark the 23rd anniversary of the April 25 appeal. They called for an end to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of the spiritual practice.

Practitioners peacefully protest near the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia on April 23rd.Practitioners clarify the truth and collect signatures on a petition to end the persecution.

Practitioners did the exercises and handed out flyers near the Chinese General Consulate in Surabaya.

Many people in Jakarta and Surabaya who passed by the events expressed their support after seeing practitioners’ efforts to peacefully appeal to the CCP authorities to stop the persecution.

Many accepted the informational materials that exposed the CCP’s persecution and signed a petition calling for an end to the CCP’s crimes against humanity.

Delivering a Protest Letter to the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia

Local practitioners held a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia on April 24 to mark the 23rd anniversary of the April 25 appeal.

A Falun Dafa spokesperson read a statement in both Chinese and Malay about how practitioners have been protesting the persecution peacefully for 23 years. The world now knows about the CCP’s organ harvesting from practitioners while they are still alive. Practitioners call on everyone work together to stop the CCP’s organ harvesting atrocity and end the persecution of Falun Dafa.

Representative practitioners delivered the protest letter to the Chinese Embassy.

Rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia on April 24. A spokesperson read a statement in both Chinese and Malay.Representative practitioners deliver the protest letter to the Chinese Embassy.

Background: What Was the April 25 Appeal?

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 worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as well as five gentle exercises—and experienced improved health and well-being.

On April 23 and 24, 1999, police officials in Tianjin, a city near Beijing, assaulted and arrested dozens of practitioners who had gathered outside a magazine office to discuss errors in a recently-published article attacking Falun Dafa. As word spread of the arrests and more practitioners inquired with officials, they were told they had to take their appeals to Beijing.

The following day, April 25, some 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners spontaneously gathered at the Central Appeals office in Beijing, as they had been instructed by Tianjin officials. The gathering was peaceful and orderly. Several Falun Dafa representatives were called in to meet with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji and members of his staff. That evening, practitioners' concerns were answered. The arrested practitioners in Tianjin were released and everyone went home.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP, perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and issued an order to ban Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners due to the persecution over the years; the actual number is suspected 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.

Chinese version of the report from Malaysia