Excerpts from Amnesty International report published in September 2009 detailing growing intimidation, assault, jailing, and disbarment of numerous human rights lawyers, many of whom had defended Falun Gong practitioners. In several instances, authorities' linked the lawyers' harassment and punishment directly to their defense of Falun Gong.
Excerpts related to lawyers who defended Falun Gong from: “Walking on Thin Ice” Control, Intimidation and Harassment of Lawyers in China (April 29, 2008)
Chinese President Hu Jintao and his 300-strong delegation arrived in Argentina on November 16. Hu is on a tour of South America with stops in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba and Chile, where the APEC conference will be held on November 20 and 21.
The High Court of Zambia issued an official arrest warrant and dispatched police to search for a Chinese official held in contempt of court after being charged with the murder of Falun Gong practitioners.
The Ontario Superior Court directed the Bank of China to seize applicable assets from the Vice Consul General of China, Pan Xinchun’s bank account for refusing to follow a court order to pay damages when he was found liable for defamation last February (news) in an unprecedented case.
Falun Gong practitioners have filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court, District of Connecticut, against the former head of the Wuhan TV and Radio Bureau.
Soon after Chinese leader Jiang Zemin initiated the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, incidents appeared of Chinese officials threatening, harassing and assaulting Falun Gong practitioners, as well as pressuring foreign officials, businesses, and free media around the world to adopt Jiang’s stance against Falun Gong.
A Chinese minister was served with legal papers Friday charging him with torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
On February 8th 2003 Lin Wenrong, a 35 year old musician from Düsseldorf, Germany, was arrested in her hometown, Wuhan, because of her practice of Falun Gong.