Since 1999, Freedom House has been one of the most consistent international voices in support of Falun Gong practitioners’ right to practice their faith without fear of persecution. In 2000, Freedom House included Falun Gong practitioners in its delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In March 2001, the organization awarded Falun Gong founder Li Hongzhi and the Falun Dafa Association its International Religious Freedom Award.
Excerpts from a February 2009 report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders about "Re-education through labor" camps, based primarily on interviews and surveys conducted among petitioners. Over half of the interviewees cited the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the camps, stating that practitioners made up one of the largest groups of detainees in the camps where they were held.
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A newly-formed international coalition of organizations announced today that investigators from North America, Europe, and Australia will begin applying for visas today as part of a plan to enter China and conduct a “broad and rigorous” investigation of China’s concentration and labor camps.
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Abuse of Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese mental institutions is widespread, ongoing, and state-sanctioned, say China Mental Health Watch (CHMHW) and the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong