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Compassion Magazine

  • 2011/01/17

    Stemming the flow of foreign recipients traveling to China for organs: United States: In August 2006, the New York-based National Kidney Foundation issued a statement expressing deep concerns over allegations that large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners were being executed...
  • 2011/01/17

    In November 2008, the Weekly Standard magazine featured a cover story on organ harvesting by Gutmann, who had spent two years conducting research for a book about Falun Gong, including interviews with approximately 100 refugees. The article described systematic and...
  • 2011/01/17

    In concluding observations on China’s degree of adherence to the United Nations Convention against Torture, on Nov. 21, 2008, a U.N. committee of independent experts expressed concern over “information received that Falun Gong practitioners have been extensively subjected to torture...
  • 2011/01/17

    “When we began our work, we had no views whether the allegations were true or untrue. The allegations were so shocking that they are almost impossible to believe. Our preference would have been to find the allegations to untrue. The...
  • 2011/01/17

    In March 2006, allegations first surfaced of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience being deliberately killed in custody so that their organs could be used in transplant operations. Since then, a series of independent studies and analyses have uncovered evidence affirming...
  • 2011/01/17

    By the end of 2009, over 70 civil and criminal complaints had been filed against Chinese officials in 30-plus national courts on six continents on behalf of Falun Gong victims of persecution in China. Leading the effort has been a...
  • 2011/01/17

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) first began researching and reporting on the persecution of Falun Gong in the days immediately following the ban on the practice on July 20, 1999. In 2002, it issued a thorough report about the origins of...
  • 2011/01/16

    Chinese Human Rights Defenders is a small organization that is a relatively new addition to the field of monitoring human rights in China, having become active in late 2005. Thanks to a well-developed network of informants and activists throughout China,...
  • 2011/01/16

    Amnesty International (AI) first began researching and reporting on the persecution of Falun Gong in the days immediately following the ban on the practice on July 20, 1999. Since that time, abuses against Falun Gong practitioners have been a regular...
  • 2010/10/31

    On May 13, 1992, in a humble schoolhouse in northeastern China, Mr. Li Hongzhi began teaching Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa), introducing to modern China a practice with roots extending back thousands of years. By early 1999, there were 70...

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