Since 1999, when the persecution against Falun Gong was launched in China, governments and NGOs around the world have taken steps to document the human rights abuses suffered by Falun Gong practitioners and to voice their disapproval of the campaign. The U.S. Department of State has highlighted the persecution of Falun Gong in its annual reports, as have other countries. Two resolutions condemning the persecution have been passed in Congress and others have been passed in European parliaments. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have issued urgent appeals for Falun Gong practitioners and have helped document the persecution. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture has repeatedly queried the Chinese authorities and issued reports in which cases of Falun Gong torture comprise the majority of the China section.
The pages in this section contain an extensive, though by no means complete, collection of these third party research and advocacy efforts.
United Nations and NGOs: