Five new petitions for individual Falun Gong practitioners—some with over 10,000 signatures—have been reported over the past two months, continuing a growing trend across China.
Widely misunderstood as a provocative protest against the central government in Beijing, Falun Gong practitioners' large-scale appeal near Zhongnanhai on April 25, 1999 thrust the practice into headline news around the world. Most media identified the appeal as a primary catalyst for the persecution campaign that would be launched three months later and rage on to the present day.
As Chinese censors rush to delete mention of a daring 14-page exposé of torture, forced labor, and political persecution at Masanjia Labor camp published in a Chinese magazine last week, the Falun Dafa Information Center urges foreign media to dig deeper, for there is much more to this story.
An Australian lawmaker has proposed legislation that highlights injustices in global organ trade. Experts have lauded the proposal as a powerful step toward curbing the grizzly practice of forced organ harvesting – removing specimens from donors without consent and selling them on the black market, a practice that the Chinese government is believed to employ on Falun Gong practitioners.
A Falun Gong detainee continues to suffer abuse and arbitrary extension of his 'sentence' even as some Chinese officials raise the possibility of reforming or even abolishing the labor camp system altogether.
NEW YORK -- A flood of greetings in the form of calligraphy, photographs, e-cards, colorful Flash animations, prose and poetry have streamed into the main Falun Gong website Minghui.org, wishing a happy New Year to founder Li Hongzhi. The greetings come from every facet of society – small towns, major cities, political offices, businesses, schools, prisons – and number in the thousands.
NEW YORK – A US newspaper reports of a letter hand-written by a prisoner in one of China’s most notorious labor camps that was secretly stuff into a holiday decoration product that was purchased at Kmart. Published on Christmas Day, the newspaper corroborates numerous testimonies from labor camp survivors taken over the last decade of how, under brutal conditions, Chinese detainees and prisoners of conscience are forced to make products often sold in the West.
A new report details how, for the last ten years, Chinese officials have supported a multi-million dollar human trafficking operation that involves murdering Chinese citizens and plastinising their cadavers, a procedure that replaces body fluids with polymers for tissue preservation. Evidence further suggests that the vast majority of victims are Falun Gong practitioners.
Looking for a meaningful gesture to mark International Human Rights Day today? The Falun Dafa Information Center encourages Americans to take a moment to sign a petition to President Obama urging him to investigate and condemn organ transplant abuses in China. Go to www.organpetition.org.
A trio of medical doctors initiated a petition today calling upon the Obama administration to investigate and help stop forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong believers in China. The petition is posted within the “We the People” section of the White House website, whose regulations state that the White House guarantees a response to any petition that secures 25,000 signatures within 30 days.