This week, Chinese president and Communist Party head Xi Jinping will visit the United States. Much attention will focus on China’s poor human rights record under his leadership. But another trend in China deserves notice—a growing grassroots effort to hold former leader Jiang Zemin accountable for serious crimes.
Chinese security forces’ severe torture and disappearance of leading human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gao Zhisheng highlights the life-threatening danger facing Falun Gong adherents and those who come to their defense in China and must prompt a strong international response, the Falun Dafa Information Center said Thursday.
In an unprecedented decision, a special Israeli rabbinical council ruled last week that the Chinese regime has been responsible for the killing of Falun Gong practitioners.
Westerm citizens with little or no knowledge of how China differs from countries governed by the “Rule of Law” typically react naïvely and inappropriately to reports about the Beijing regime’s suppression of Falun Gong. Some suggest that Falun Gong practitioners have contravened Chinese laws and therefore have only themselves to blame for their problems; others ask why practitioners do not hire Chinese human rights lawyers to defend them or even to bring lawsuits on their behalf against officials who have illegally seized their property or inflicted torture upon them.
CONGRESSIONAL HEARING SAYS FALUN GONG PEOPLE SLAUGHTERED FOR ORGANS SKY NEWS: CHINA’S EXECUTION BUSES AND COURAGEOUS ATTORNEY FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS, THERE IS EVEN MORE TO THIS STORY TAIWANESE BILL SEEKS TO COMBAT CHINESE ORGAN HARVESTING 61 FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS KILLED IN JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER DISTRESSED ELDERLY SEEK JUSTICE
AMNESTY FEARS PROMINENT LAWYER MIGHT BE TORTURED CHINESE AIRLINE PILOT’S DEFECTION EXPOSES CCP FEARS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CONDEMNS “DETENTION AND TORTURE” OF FALUN GONG MINISTER OF COMMERCE BO XILAI CHARGED WITH GENOCIDE IN HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS CONCERNED OVER SINGPORE TRIALS FORMER CANADIAN SECRETARY OF STATE TO PRESENT FINDINGS ON ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA
EDMONTON SUN: CANADIANS INVESTIGATE ORGAN HARVESTING FROM FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS TAIWAN COUNTY COUNCIL CALLS UPON UN TO INVESTIGATE ORGAN HARVESTING CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DR. WENYI WANG NUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VP SEEKS PRACTITIONERS’ RELEASE NY STATE ASSEMBLY PUSHES RESOLUTION CONDEMNING PERSECUTION IN CHINA 400+ CHINESE LAWYERS STAND UP FOR FALUN GONG
Last week , Quebec Judge William Fraiberg dismissed the Montreal Chinese newspaper Les Presses Chinoises’ motion which attempted to terminate Falun Gong practitioner’s case against the paper. Justice Fraiberg found the case has sufficient merit to justify a full trial which was set to November 10-25, 2003.