Help End the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

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Help End the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

While Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body, is practiced openly in the 70-plus countries where it is found, today in its homeland of China it is subject to well-documented egregious human rights violations.

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Help End the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

While Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body, is practiced openly in the 70-plus countries where it is found, today in its homeland of China it is subject to well-documented egregious human rights violations.

To date over 3,200 deaths have been documented, as well as over 63,000 accounts of torture. An estimate of the real figure puts the actual death toll in the tens of thousands.

In addition to the deaths, hundreds of thousands have been sentenced to forced labor camps. Many thousand mentally-healthy practitioners have been locked up in psychiatric hospitals, brutally beaten, and drugged into submission with anti-psychotic drugs. Huge numbers have been forced into brainwashing sessions organized to coerce them to renounce their beliefs. Tens of thousands have been detained, jailed and/or imprisoned.




Torture is widespread and systematic, ordered by top Chinese Communist Party officials to help wipe out the practice. Popular torture techniques include shocking with electric batons, burning with irons, tying the body in painful positions for days, force-feeding saline solutions through a plastic tube inserted up the nose, and prying out fingernails with bamboo shoots, to name a few; rape and sexual torture of the Falun Gong in detention are prevalent as well.

Recent and mounting evidence also reveal that Falun Gong practitioners are being killed for their organs, bones, and tissues, which are sold and transplanted at enormous profit.

An independent report prepared by two prominent Canadians (David Kilgour, Canada's longest serving Member of Parliament and former Secretary of State for Asia Pacific, and David Matas, a human rights lawyer well known for his work related to the Holocaust) came to the shocking conclusion that mass organ-harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners has taken place over the last several years. It appears that tens of thousands of practitioners have been killed for their organs. The perpetrators are officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), acting in collaboration with surgeons, police, prison authorities and military officials. The illicitly harvested hearts, livers, lungs, corneas and more were sold at huge profits to unwitting transplant patients, many from outside China. Meanwhile, the practitioners' murdered bodies were quietly and quickly cremated to destroy the evidence.

For more information about the organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners:
http://organharvestinvestigation.net/


The persecution of Falun Gong has now been going on for 9 long years and reaches every corner of the country, with deaths confirmed in virtually every one of China's provinces, autonomous regions and province-level municipalities. Countless lives have been lost, thousands of families broken apart, unspeakable tragedies and crimes have been and are continuously being committed by the Chinese communist regime. This must be brought to an end. Please give us your support.


How You Can Help:

Speak to your friends, family, colleagues, and elected officials. Speak to media and ask them to cover this story. Invite your friends to join this group.

Sign an online petition at:
http://petition.fofg.org.uk/organharvesting

For more information on how you can help:
http://www.fofg.org/act/act_help.php


Thank you for your support.


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A brief introduction to Falun Gong

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline rooted in ancient Chinese culture. Its principles are based on Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance, and the practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. Persons who practice it regularly find it brings them better health, reduced stress and inner peace. The practice was introduced to the public in China in 1992, and is today practiced by tens of million people in more than 70 countries. The main works of Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.

For more information: www.falundafa.org


Why is the Chinese Communist Party persecuting Falun Gong?

The Chinese government initially touted the Falun Gong meditation for its health benefits and moral elements after its introduction in 1992, and the government issued numerous proclamations and awards to the founder, Mr Li Hongzhi. However, in 1999 the Chinese communist regime reversed its seven-year endorsement of Falun Gong, and launched a brutal campaign of persecution to eradicate this group. The complex rationale behind the campaign can be broken into four elements: Falun Gong’s popularity, the role of Jiang Zemin, conflicting ideology, and the nature of the Chinese Communist Party’s system.

While a common misconception is that the gathering of 10,000 adherents in Beijing on April 25, 1999 is what led to the persecution of Falun Gong, oppression of the practice actually began at least three years earlier. The more popular Falun Gong became, the more resistance it encountered. Party leaders fear any large, independent group, and Falun Gong was probably the largest. When Falun Gong books became bestsellers in 1996 they were banned; when state-run media estimated that over 70 million people practiced Falun Gong - more than the Party’s membership - media began attacking Falun Gong and state security began spying on and harassing adherents. It was in response to these early abuses that adherents gathered in Beijing.

Fearing Falun Gong’s rapidly growing popularity was overshadowing his own legacy, then-Party leader Jiang Zemin ordered the practice “eradicated.” According to a 1999 Washington Post article, “Jiang alone decided that Falun Gong must be eliminated” Journalists and inside sources have described Jiang as “jealous” of Falun Gong and “obsessed” with eliminating the group. As China analyst Willy Lam has argued, by creating a national campaign Jiang sought to both align power to himself and eradicate a group he saw as a threat to his power.

The ideological differences between the atheist Communist Party and the spiritual Falun Gong also played a role. While religion is again becoming increasingly popular in China, and the Party does allow some religious affiliations, religious groups must submit to the state and their leaders must be Party approved. Other groups who, like Falun Gong, have chosen to preserve their belief system and refused to tender to the Party have also met persecution, including Tibetan Buddhists and house church members.

For more information: www.faluninfo.net


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Comment by Willem Amendt on April 30, 2009 at 12:55am

Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, disappeared February 4, and was last seen being taken away by a dozen police officers. Gao Zhisheng has been repeatedly kidnapped, arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities, because he has defended the persecuted and has been an unyielding voice for justice in the Chinese courts.

ChinaAid together with Mr. Gao's wife and children are deeply concerned about Mr. Gao, and reports from inside China indicate he is experiencing severe torture.

Please sign the petition at www.FreeGao.com
Comment by Pia Maria Norris on April 29, 2009 at 8:24pm
A Decade of Courage - The Protest that Changed China


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Comment by Pia Maria Norris on April 29, 2009 at 8:24pm
Oh no, I erased by mistake the video Willem had posted about Gao Zhisheng! Willem, can you please post it again?
Comment by maryse on April 23, 2009 at 2:56pm
Thanks for posting the video Willem, yes free Gao Zhisheng....what does the government hope to keep hidden?
Comment by Stuart Thomas on April 22, 2009 at 4:01am
Did anyone in this group besides Stephanie Lam and Caroline Sandman watch the "World Harmony: Can It Happen?" programs that I produced and hosted entitled "THE PERSECUTION OF THE FALUN DAFA/FALAN CONG IN CHINA: ORGAN HARVESTING".

It could be viewed online live and then 4 more times as a rebroadcast, I posted notices about it on this site.

If anyone else did view it, please let me know what you thought about the program, ok?

Thank you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Stuart
Comment by Elisabetta Errani Emaldi on April 16, 2009 at 4:18pm




Zero tolerance !!!!!!!
Stop China’s dictatorships!!!!!
Enough with the Chinese crackdown!
Zero tolerance !!!!!!!

“Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe.
But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of
all causes - goodwill among men and peace on earth.”

(Albert Einstein)

You dictator

So I will come back to the gleam of dawn,
leaving prints of love and peace
on the suffering man, in the fields, villages and cities,
because you, dictator, condemned by your actions
will be defeated by the power of love.

You, with your thoughts blinded by hate,
pride and ignorance,
you have wet a nation with blood,
burnt villages,
deported old people and children,
raped women, and killed people
without mercy.

You dictator without soul,
you closed the door of your heart to the divine
inspiration, warrior of evil against
the world you will be defeated by love.

You, black soul, spat from the prince of darkness,
you will not destroy the human spirit and the divine laws,
but you will be dragged from the turbines of suffering
in the labyrinth of expiation.

So I will come back to the gleam of dawn
leaving prints of love and
Peace on beaches,
fields, villages and nations of the world and you,
inexorable dictator, will
walk the streets of despair
pierced by the divine truth.
Comment by Stuart Thomas on April 11, 2009 at 5:32am
TUNE IN ONLINE (REBROADCASTS) -

On Saturdays, April 11th and April 18th, 2009 the World Harmony: Can It Happen? TV program will present from Noon - 1:00 PM (Tucson, Arizona time) -

THE PERSECUTION OF THE
FALUN DAFA/FALUN GONG IN CHINA: ORGAN HARVESTING

Our featured guest will be Mary Jo Ard, Practitioner

This program can be seen on the worldwide web - Search www.accesstucson.org and click on: Access Tucson, next look for "NOW PLAYING" and click "Watch Online", and finally click "Watch Channels 74/99".

For more information, contact Stuart Thomas, Talk-Show Host and Independent Producer, at Humanharmony2005@aol.com
Comment by Willem Amendt on March 26, 2009 at 3:20pm


Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, disappeared February 4, and was last seen being taken away by a dozen police officers. Gao Zhisheng has been repeatedly kidnapped, arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities, because he has defended the persecuted (also the Falun Gong) and has been an unyielding voice for justice in the Chinese courts. ChinaAid together with Mr. Gao's wife and children are deeply concerned about Mr. Gao, and reports from inside China indicate he is experiencing severe torture.
Sign the petition on www.freegao.com
Comment by Mark Griffith on March 26, 2009 at 2:00am
I bumped into some Falun Gong people in a park in Budapest recently. Unfortunately am too busy publishing a book on the credit crisis right now, but there was time for a friendly chat. They seemed very affable and kind.
Comment by adriano sverko on March 26, 2009 at 12:14am
In the NY Times, today: "YouTube Blocked in China", p A14, because reps of the Tibetan govt in exile allegedly "fabricated a video that appeared to show Chinese police officers brutally beating Tibetans after riots last year in Lhasa."

Moreover, on P.A9, "Peace Conference in S Africa Is Canceled". The reason is that the Dalai Lama was disallowed to come to S Africa to promote the 2010 World Cup (soccer). According to SA govt spokesman Thabo Masebe, "the.. leader's presence would not be in S Africa's best interests."

What is the connection to Falun Gong? For me, the group itself is a representation of the power of will. I wish for more people to exercise that will. Loss of business, opportunity or job does not mean death. Quite the contrary, exercising the will on that level opens up entire new areas of creativity and consciousness. I wish more people can be bred to have such mental resolve in positions of power. Seems to me that in the next few years, more and more of such high resolve will be needed.
 

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