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.
According to information compiled by Minghui.org, another 139 Falun Gong practitioners were confirmed to have been sentenced to prison for their faith since July 2018. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since the CCP started persecuting the practice in July 1999, many practitioners have […]
The Haizhu District Court in Guangzhou City sentenced a college professor to three and a half years in prison and a 10,000-yuan fine on January 29, 2019 for posting information about Falun Gong on social media. His lawyer and family weren’t informed of the sentencing hearing. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a […]
For the parents of Mr. Zhang Jinku, July 2, 2018 was a somber day. That was the day their son was to be released after serving five years for his faith in Falun Gong. But they were not allowed to pick him up at the prison about 300 miles away. Instead, they were told to […]
For many years, the Falun Dafa Information Center has noticed a disturbing trend in international media coverage of Falun Gong: the echoing of characterizations against Falun Gong formulated by the Chinese Communist Party like, “political,” “anti-china,” or “cult,” in an attempt to “balance” a story. The point of good journalism is to find the truth […]
In 2018, at least 69 practitioners died due to the persecution. They include peasants, workers, small business owners, professors, PhD degree holders, engineers, school principals, teachers, agriculture experts, military veterans, and others. Eight died while serving in prison. Four died in detention centers. Another 30 died shortly after being released, but all due to the […]
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