PRESS STATEMENT

  • What is Falun Gong?
  • Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition that espouses the core tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. Although introduced to the public in China in 1992, its roots extend back thousands of years. Tens of millions of people practice in China. Falun Gong is also practiced in […]
  • Why is Falun Gong persecuted in China?
  • In 1999, there were 100 million people practicing Falun Gong in China. Because of its popularity and independence, communist leader Jiang Zemin ordered the practice be “eradicated.” Millions have been detained or imprisoned. Over 100,000 have been tortured or abused in custody, and thousands have died from torture in custody.
  • What is forced organ harvesting?
  • The Chinese regime kills Falun Gong practitioners so their organs could be used to fuel China’s booming organ transplant business. In June 2019, a London-based independent tribunal concluded Falun Gong practitioners have been, and continue to be, killed for their organs “on a significant scale.”
  • From ancient roots extending back thousands of years, to a house-hold name in China during the qigong boom in the 1990s, to the largest group of prisoners of conscience in the world, to an unprecedented grassroots movement throughout China. Learn the real story of Falun Gong.
From ancient roots extending back thousands of years, to a house-hold name in China during the qigong boom in the 1990s, to the largest group of prisoners of conscience in the world, to an unprecedented grassroots movement throughout China. Learn the real story of Falun Gong.

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Voices of Support
  • Mike Pompeo

    U.S. Secretary of State

    “We call on the PRC government to immediately end its depraved abuse and mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, release those imprisoned due to their beliefs… and address the whereabouts of missing practitioners.”

    Patrick Leahy

    U.S. Senator (D-VT)

    “The Chinese government has arbitrarily detained millions of Falun Gong practitioners… [who] have been interred at reeducation camps, beaten, electrocuted, force-fed, sexually assaulted, starved, and tortured in countless other horrific ways…The Chinese government should immediately cease its arbitrary detention and brutalization of Falun Gong practitioners.”

    Arthur Aldron

    Lauder Professor, University of Pennsylvania

    “Falun Gong activities and publications are doing much to end the lying in China. Their writings are forthright, not couched in ambiguities. They call things exactly as they see them. They also espouse cures to the pathologies of communism, in the traditional Chinese values of truthfulness and human heartedness.”

  • Freedom House

    Annual Report 2017

    “Falun Gong practitioners across China are subject to widespread surveillance, arbitrary detention, imprisonment, and torture, and they are at a high risk of extrajudicial execution.”

    Chris Smith

    United States Congressman (R-NJ)

    “Falun Gong practitioners have been great witnesses of courage and peace. Many members of Falun Gong are great heroes of Internet freedom.”

    Freedom House

    The Battle for China's Spirit, March 2017

    Forced extraction of organs from Falun Gong detainees for sale in transplant operations has occurred on a large scale and may be continuing.

  • Amnesty International

    March 2000 Report on China

    The crackdown is politically motivated, and the vast majority of its victims are ordinary people who merely exercised peacefully their fundamental rights to freedom of belief.

    Jiang Tianyong

    Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer subsequently jailed in China

    I defended more than 20 cases involving Falun Gong practitioners. Physical torture was quite common. After their arrest, they were often beaten to the point of being paralyzed or [dying].

    Sarah Cook

    Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, Freedom House 2019

    After nearly 20 years of persecution, Falun Gong survives in China: millions of Chinese still practice the discipline, including hundreds of thousands who have published online statements rescinding denunciations made under torture during ‘transformation’ efforts.

  • Amnesty International

    2017-2018 Annual Report

    Falun Gong practitioners continued to be subjected to persecution, arbitrary detention, unfair trials and torture and other ill-treatment.

    Edward McMillan Scott

    Former European Parliament Vice President

    We are talking about genocide. The Falun Gong has been singled out. This is why governments must take action.

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