(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners from Moldova and Romania held a series of activities from May 13 to 15 to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and to tell people about the practice.
Moldova’s capital Chisinau, is a beautiful, clean and fashionable city that boasts unique urban architecture. Stefan cel Mare Park is Moldova’s oldest park.
On May 14, practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises in the park and distributed information about the practice to passersby. Many residents stopped and talked to practitioners and learned more about Falun Dafa and how the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is persecuting the practice in China. They thanked practitioners for telling them about the current situation.
Located one hundred and forty kilometers north of Chisinau, Balti is the second most populated city in Moldova. On Friday, May 13, the entrance to the presidential building was open and anyone could enter the park surrounding the building. Outside the park, practitioners hung up banners and demonstrated the exercises. Many passersby stop and watched.
While practitioners were still hanging up the banners, some people came and asked what it was about. Many people took fliers and brochures in Romanian and Russian exposing the truth about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa. Some people expressed their desire to learn the exercises, including two women from Odessa and Nikolayev who learned the exercises on the spot.
A Romanian practitioner who participated in the three-day activities said, “I spent three wonderful days with the practitioners from Moldova. It is a wonderful experience for me to talk to people about Falun Dafa.”
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.
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, though due to the difficulty in getting information out of China, 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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