Since the earliest days of the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong, foreign governments and world leaders have spoken out in support of Falun Gong and called for an end to the brutal persecution meted out against millions of practitioners in China.
Alongside public statements, parliamentary speeches, and sympathetic comments at rallies, governments and their representatives in North America, Europe, and beyond have taken a number of concrete actions, including:
These measures have saved numerous lives, helped Chinese people see through the Communist Party’s vilifying propaganda about Falun Gong, and offered invaluable moral support for people struggling daily to uphold their basic right to religious freedom.
The Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong continues today. It remains one of the largest and most severe instances of religious persecution in the world. On a daily basis, people in China are detained and tortured. Previously healthy individuals die from abuse within months, weeks, or even days of being taken into custody.
But international pressure can make a difference. Whether you are evaluating a refugee application, preparing for a meeting with a Chinese official, trying to help a constituent with family detained in China, or would simply like to learn more about Falun Gong and its treatment in China, below are a few key references and two videos we believe would be most helpful. A more comprehensive set of resources and third-party reports can be found to the right.
The Falun Dafa Information Center is happy to assist in addressing specific requests. We can provide briefings on the latest conditions for Falun Gong inside China, offer feedback on potential legislation, and help identify experts and Falun Gong torture victims to testify at hearings. Please email us at XXX with your request and we will respond promptly.
Key statistics of Falun Gong and the persecution in China.
The effect of media characterizations on events inside China.
Sample Quotations and References about Falun Gong by Human Rights Groups and Other Third Parties
Why Falun Gong and the persecution against it matter at home and abroad
The suppression of Falun Gong is time and again traced back to one man: Jiang Zemin.
A former police inspector in Huanan County, Heilongjiang Province, credits Falun Gong for returning him to health and enabling him to become a better person, but he suffered unspeakable abuse during his 14 years of detention for refusing to renounce his faith. Mr. Shang Xiping, 54, became a target when the Chinese communist regime began […]
According to information compiled by Minghui.org, 922 Falun Gong practitioners in China were arrested and 289 harassed for their faith in July 2019. Among the targeted practitioners, 481 had their homes ransacked; at least 571 remain in detention at the time of writing. The past July 20, 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the Chinese […]
An NBC article is spreading misinformation, propaganda and bigotry to marginalize a peaceful, spiritual group in order to strengthen their hit piece on a rival media. NBC reporters Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins have published an article grossly mischaracterizing the beliefs and plight of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, and the tens of millions of […]
WASHINGTON—A practitioner of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong who was persecuted in China for her faith was among 27 survivors of religious persecution who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on July 17. Yuhua Zhang, 59, was repeatedly imprisoned and suffered torture in China for a combined period of 7 1/2 years for refusing to renounce […]
As speakers stepped up to the podium and shared their journeys of self-improvement, many in the audience quietly wiped away tears. Many felt inspired to become better versions of themselves. “It’s so moving to see someone who is prepared to be so vulnerable,” said Mark Hutchison, an entrepreneur from Perth, Australia. Hutchison and more than […]
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