(Minghui.org) Practitioners in Tokyo held activities at Kudanshita Station in Chiyoda, Tokyo during the Obon Festival on August 15, 2022, to tell people how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Dafa. Crowds of people who were traveling to honor their ancestors had the opportunity to hear about Falun Dafa. Many people signed a petition calling to bring former CCP leader Jiang Zemin to justice.
As soon as they exited the train, people saw the practitioners’ banner at the entrance of Kudanshita Station. Many stopped to find out more, including many young people. Practitioners distributed flyers and gave out paper lotus flowers. A number of people expressed their support and wanted to make a donation.
Mr. Okada, a local resident, said that he worked with many students from China in his previous job. He said that they didn’t know anything about the Tiananmen Square Massacre of students in 1989 or the persecution of religious groups in China. After hearing about the persecution of Falun Dafa, Mr. Okada said he hoped more Chinese and Japanese people would learn about what is going on in China.
Mr. Kondo from Abiko told a practitioner that he felt that the CCP’s threat had become more imminent this year. He signed the petition and said he would pay attention to news about Falun Dafa. He also said he was interested in learning how to practice.
Many young people showed a great sense of justice and signed the petition with their families. Some people said they were sad to hear of the CCP’s atrocity of harvesting organs from living people. One man said, “The CCP’s crimes are unacceptable! Falun Dafa is so great to stay firm and persistent! It’s encouraging!”
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
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 have 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, he issued an order to eradicate 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 23 years, though due to the difficulty in getting information out of China, the actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners 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 China’s organ transplant industry.
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