May 13, 2010: Falun Gong News Bulletin

* May 13: Millions Worldwide Celebrate * FDIC: Shanghai Expo Fuels Falun Gong Crackdown, Over 120 Abductions * FDIC: Personal Stories Behind the Shanghai Expo Crackdown * FDIC: Eighth Falun Gong Practitioner Involved in Changchun TV Broadcasts Dies in Custody * Associated Press: 2 China rights lawyers slapped with lifetime ban * New York Times: Chinese Rights Lawyer Disappears Again * FDIC: Human Rights Dialog with Chinese Officials Must Raise Falun Gong Publicly * Washington Post: The Mystery of Falun Gong * The Epoch Times: World Falun Dafa Day Celebrations Begin


Nov. 20, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

* FDIC: “Spanish Court Indicts Top Communist Party Officials for Torture, Genocide of Falun Gong” * FDIC: “10 Things President Obama Should Know For His Visit to China” * FDIC: 41-year-old farmer serving 10-year prison “sentence” dies from prolonged abuse in custody * Freedom House: Falun Gong practitioner included on list of prisoners for President Obama to raise * The Canadian Press: New book by former Canadian diplomat and prominent attorney says Falun Gong prisoners in China still being used as organ sources * The Epoch Times: Falun Gong Practitioner Returns to U.S. After 10-Year Ordeal


Nov. 10, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

• FDIC: Mr. Huang Lizhong Tortured to Death in Panjin City Prison • NTDTV: Shanghai Falun Gong Practitioner Sues Police for Torture • The Washington Times: Chinese lawyers want Obama to push for Beijing rights • Canada Leads with New Parliamentary Falun Gong Friendship Group • Amnesty International USA: Open Letter to President Obama Highlights Religious Persecution • U.S. State Department: Religious Freedom Report 2009 Cites Arrests and Deaths of Falun Gong Practitioners [move to news from inside china since the core of the posting is a list of practitioner cases?] • Taipei Times: “Activists Call for Release of Falun Gong Practitioners”


Mr. Wang Gang, 41, Hebei

After being unlawfully detained in 2003 for practicing Falun Gong, Mr. Wang Gang was “sentenced” to 10 years in prison in 2004 following a sham trial. After being forced to remain stationary with his feet shackled causing limited blood circulation, the health of Wang’s right leg deteriorated and had to be amputated immediately upon his release from solitary confinement. He was finally released on October 14, 2009. Mr. Wang died at 10 p.m. on October 31, 2009. He was 41 years old.


Oct. 8, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

• FDIC: “Falun Gong Practitioner Dies from Psychiatric Torture in Southeast China” • Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group: “Psychiatric Torture in China” • Urgent Action Case Sent to the United Nations: Mr. Li Feng in Critical Condition • Epoch Times: “Mass Arrests of Falun Gong Prior to Communist Anniversary” • FDIC: Press Statement for Rally in Front of United Nations Headquarters in New York City • Jerusalem Post & Ha’aretz: Israeli court rules Tel Aviv University bowed to Chinese pressure over Falun Gong art exhibition • NTDTV: “Falun Gong Founder Awarded for ‘Outstanding Spiritual Leadership’”


Sept. 28, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

• FDIC: 53-year-old Woman Dies from Torture Six Days after Arrest • Cases of Two Elderly Falun Gong Practitioners in Danger Submitted to the United Nations for Urgent Appeal • Chinese Human Rights Defenders: Debarred Lawyer Tortured and Arrested in Northeastern China for Defending Falun Gong • FDIC: Attorneys Sue National Security Team in Wuhou for Denying them the Right to Meet their Falun Gong Client • The New Republic: “Hacking the Regime: How the Falun Gong empowered the Iranian uprising” • 23 Members of U.S. Congress Urge South Korean President Not to Deport Falun Gong Refugees to China • Taiwanese Falun Gong criticize Hong Kong court ruling • Italian MP Issues Statement Condemning the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong


Aug. 25, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

• FDIC Eyewitness Account: “Memories of Mr. Li Min, a Fellow Practitioner Who Was Persecuted to Death” • FDIC: “Falun Dafa Information Center Urges Korean President to Protect Falun Gong Refugees” • Chinascope: University Admission Policies Reveal Systematic Discrimination against Falun Gong Practitioners • Reporters Without Borders: “Cyber-dissident Zhang Lin released on completing five-year jail term” • NTDTV: “A Picture Tells a Thousand Words” • Event notice: Screening of film Sandstorm in Los Angeles/New York


Aug. 12, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

• FDIC: “Falun Gong Practitioner Killed within Days of Arrest” • U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture: Falun Gong One of Largest Groups in Labor Camps, Chinese Regime Ignores Request for Organ Transplant Information • Taipei Times: “Falun Gong Practitioner Home After China Ordeal” • Epoch Times: “South Korea Deports Falun Gong Refugees” • Providence Journal: “Falun Gong Survives Assault by China” • FDIC: “Falun Gong Practitioner Killed within Days of Arrest”


May 26, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

* FDIC: Police Covering Up Falun Gong Death in Custody at Top Tourist Attraction; Man Dies within Days of Arrest for Writing “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good” * China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group: Beijing lawyers Li Chunfu and Zhang Kai Beaten for Representing Re-education Through Labour Camp Death Case * New Tang Dynasty TV: May 13th – Soul of a Nation * China Digital Times: Baidu’s Internal Monitoring and Censorship Document Leaked * Voice of America editorial: Falun Gong Adherents and Defenders Should Not Be Persecuted * Human Rights in China: Wife of Abducted Rights Defense Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Requests Urgent Help from U.S. Congress in Open Letter * Canadian Prime Minister Sends Greetings for World Falun Dafa Day as Adherents Around the World Celebrate the 17th Anniversary of Falun Gong’s Introduction


March 9, 2009: Falun Gong News Bulletin

• FDIC Urgent Appeal: “Elderly Tianjin Resident Sentenced to Labor Camp for Distributing Falun Gong Leaflets, at Risk of Torture” • FDIC Falun Gong Death Case Alert, Feb 15 – 21 • South China Morning Post: ‘Project 6521’—nationwide taskforces set up to crackdown on Falun Gong, among others • The Comment Factory: “The story of William Huang, Falun Gong and human rights activist, imprisoned and tortured” • Ottawa Citizen and Epoch Times: Supporters Call for Release of Missing Activist Gao Zhisheng • Weekly Standard: “The Administration Kowtows: Are the Chinese people alone now?”

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