The Falun Dafa Information Center applauds the recent decision of the Thai Justice system to allow Falun Gong to legally register in the country. Last week, Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court overturned a 2006 decision by a lower court that barred the establishment of a Falun Dafa association on the grounds that such an organization could harm Thailand’s relationship with the Chinese government.
Over 34,000 legal complaints have been filed with Chinese courts charging former Chinese leader, Jiang Zemin, with unlawful imprisonment, torture, corruption, abuse of power, and more than a dozen additional crimes.
The family of Ms. Anastasia Lin, the newly crowned Miss World Canada and avid campaigner for human rights in China, was recently harassed and threatened by Chinese security.
Three individuals with family connections in Canada were sentenced to prison in April for speaking out against the Chinese government’s persecution of Falun Gong.
As many as thirteen Falun Gong practitioners residing in Thailand under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have been detained by Thai police raising concerns Beijing is, again, pressuring southeast Asian countries into suppressing Falun Gong.
After serving 15 years in prison, Mr. Zhiwen Wang, a coordinator for the Falun Dafa Research Association in Beijing, was released on Saturday. However, local police immediately sent Mr. Wang to a brainwashing center in the Changping District of Beijing.
On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. The Falun Dafa Information Center welcomes the report and assistant secretary Tom Malinowski’s remarks regarding China’s persecution of Falun Gong at the press event.
Toronto resident Paul Li is calling for the release of his father, Li Xiaobo, who is being held by Chinese authorities in violation of his right to freedom of belief and free expression. The two were arrested together in Chengdu, China last month. Paul was released because of his Canadian citizenship, but his father remains imprisoned and is expected to face trial in weeks.
Human rights lawyers and defiant citizens alike are increasingly taking a public, unprecedented stand against the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China. Just a few years ago, such acts were unheard of.