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Overview

  • 2015/04/09

    While Falun Gong 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. The scale and scope of abuses taking place make this possibly...
  • 2012/07/04

    It began in the middle of the night, July 20, 1999. Across China under the veil of darkness, police dragged hundreds of ordinary people from their beds. Many would be taken to holding centers and jails, others beaten, and some...
  • 2009/11/20

    Part 1: April 25th, 1999 - The Protest that Changed ChinaTen years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside China's central leadership compound in Beijing. They had come to appeal at China's central appeals office--to appeal...
  • 2009/05/20

    Chinese practitioners of the spiritual movement Falun Gong continue to be severely repressed in China. Tens of thousand of Falun Gong practitioners in China have been arbitrarily detained since the spiritual movement was banned as a "threat to social and...
  • 2009/02/11

    “Persecution cases of Falun Gong prationers across the country have noticeably increased recently, and I think this deserves attention. Freedom of religious belief is being violated even more severely during such a special period [of the Olympic Games], and citizens’...
  • 2009/02/11

    New York – The Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong escalated sharply in 2008 as China’s rulers took advantage of the Olympic games to catalyze and justify the large-scale arrest, imprisonment, and monitoring of Chinese citizens known to adhere to...
  • 2008/12/10

    A former university librarian in Shanghai sits at her home computer. Using proxy servers, Ms. Liu Jin breaks through China’s vast “Great Firewall” and accesses a Falun Gong-related website. She downloads accounts of rights abuses against fellow adherents and begins...
  • 2008/08/20

    Leeshai Lemish tells of his and Ethan Gutmann’s journey into the persecution of Falun GongIt was 2:00 am and we were sitting on the floor of a Bangkok slum. We had a flight to catch the next morning, but after...
  • 2004/07/05

    NEW YORK (FD) – Soon after Chinese leader Jiang Zemin initiated the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, incidents appeared of Chinese officials threatening, harassing and assaulting Falun Gong practitioners, as well as pressuring foreign officials, businesses, and free...
  • 2003/01/12

    NEW YORK (FDI) -- Utterly exhausted from 12 days without sleep, Lihong Ding’s captors forced him to pace his cell to keep him awake. Many times the 36-year-old collapsed while walking, banging his head on the walls and floors.Each time,...

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