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Persecution Accounts


Zhang Cuiying: A Chinese Artist Stands Up Against Persecution

An award-winning Chinese painter finds a new life through practicing Falun Gong, only to be tortured in a labor camp for her beliefs.


Christina Yuan: Harvard Graduate Seeks to Rescue Mother from Torture in China

Christina Yuan typifies what many would call the American dream: a Harvard education, a fulfilling life and a successful career in New York City. Christina's mother, Ms. Benlan Yu, typifies an on-going nightmare in China: stripped of all rights to freedom of speech and freedom of belief, horribly tortured by Chinese police, and sent to a forced labor camp without trial.


The Chen Family: Music, Meditation, and Freedom of Belief

The Chen Family is a living example of the familiar saying, “A family that plays together, stays together.” A harmonious trio both on stage and in their daily lives, they continually strive to embody the Falun Gong principle of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, touching the lives of many people through their music…


Falun Gong Woman Left Paralyzed from Severe Torture in Chinese Forced Labor Camp

Two months in the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province transformed a healthy, vibrant woman into a mere skeleton of herself.


February 14, 2008: Falun Gong News Bulletin

Nine Falun Gong Adherents Die from Abuse in December and January Personal Testimony: Adherent Released from Labor Camp in November Tells of Solitary Confinement and Sexual Torture Falun Gong Practitioners Gain Political Asylum Status in South Korea Thai Authorities Detain 22 Falun Gong Refugees Despite UN Status Soccer Players and Activists Welcome Human Rights Torch to Ghana


Li Weixun: Rescued from Hell

One morning in late 1999, the workers of Shengyang Heavy Machine Factory were met with a surprise. Instead of relaying the usual announcements, to which all 30,000 employees were duty-bound to listen, the company loudspeakers were on the warpath. “Traitor!” they yelled. “Evil!” they screamed. The object of their malice was junior sales manager Li Weixun. The workers who knew her could not believe their ears…


Liu Wenyu: Behind Bars

“The mental torture I endured was worse than the physical abuse. It’s terrible to remember it. I spent six months in solitary confinement in a room about seven square metres, utterly deprived of human contact..."


Falun Gong Techie Beaten and Bound in Atlanta Home; Computers Stolen

The Falun Dafa Information Center has learned that Falun Gong practitioner Peter Yuan Li was assaulted and robbed by armed Asian men yesterday in his Atlanta home. Li is an information technology specialist who has been active in Falun Gong human rights advocacy over the past six years.


Young Woman Suffers Mental Breakdown Following Untold Torture and Rape

Thirty-two-year-old Ms. Zhu Xia cries, laughs, and often bangs on doors and windows madly. She soils her clothing uncontrollably, and has frequent hallucinations, tossing and turning restlessly amidst unseen enemies.

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