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    2008 Annual Report

Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Part IX: Falun Dafa Information Center 2008 Annual Report

February 14, 2009 | 09:35 am

Adherents of Falun Gong remained unable to peacefully assemble within mainland China for the purpose of protesting the state’s policy of persecution against them, practicing qigong exercises, meeting as a large group in public, etc. On the contrary, according to official directives, local security agencies were specifically tasked with preventing any form of Falun Gong-related appeal during the year, including the legally enshrined right to lodge a petition in Beijing.

Three zeroes”—According to the CECC: “Several [official] reports [found online] mention ‘three zeroes’ that security officials should aim to achieve. An official report from the Communist Party Political-Legal Committee of Wuling district in the city of Changde in Hunan province urges cadres to ‘resolutely achieve the ‘three zeroes goal’ in 6-10 management work,’ which is defined as ‘no petitions in Beijing, zero incidents of local assemblies and protests, zero incidents of interference with television broadcasts.’”

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