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2008 Annual Report

  • 2009/02/14

    Adherents in China, as well as several of the attorneys representing practitioners, continued to face significant difficulties obtaining permission to travel overseas, including the issuance of passports. In addition, several incidents indicated increased restrictions on freedom of movement within the...
  • 2009/02/14

    A number of Falun Gong adherents were denied entry to the territory in the weeks surrounding the Olympic games and related events, including an American citizen and a British academic of Chinese descent. At least two Hong Kong residents were...
  • 2009/02/14

    Chinese government efforts to suppress Falun Gong outside of China, and particularly in the United States, increased in 2008. Pro-communist mobs attacked adherents in Flushing, New York, apparently at the instigation of the city’s Chinese Consul General. In September, an...
  • 2009/02/12

    The following report documents a variety of rights violations against Falun Gong adherents, both inside and outside China, that occurred in 2008. It indicates that the Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong escalated sharply during the year as China’s rulers...
  • 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...

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