For most people, the term ‘genocide’ conjures up images of gas chambers in Europe, or machete-wielding mobs in Hutu-led Rwanda. Genocides, however, have taken many forms. Genocide is an internationally recognized crime where acts are committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group.
According to many legal and academic experts, along with notable investigative journalists, the on-going, nationwide campaign in China to eliminate Falun Gong, a spiritual practice of 100 million people, constitutes a modern-day genocide.
This page presents some of the leading work documenting how the Falun Gong persecution qualifies as genocide.
Human Rights Law Foundation
The evidence uncovered by the Human Rights Law Foundation strongly suggests that a genocide orchestrated and perpetrated by then-Party head, Jiang Zemin and his elite group of cohorts with the intent to destroy the Falun Gong population in all regions across China. Read Article >>
In the world’s most populous country, over a million members of a religious minority have been detained without trial in reeducation camps. When they’re not performing forced labor and making goods for export, they are tortured, beaten, shocked with electric batons, and put through coercive ideological “transformation”… If you guessed that this was a description of the Uyghurs, you could hardly be blamed… But the above description applies more accurately to another group: Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. Read Article >>
The Epoch Times
More than a million, by some estimates, have fallen prey to forced organ harvesting in what could be considered “medical genocide,” according to organizers of the World Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting. The killings meet the U.N. Genocide Convention definition of genocide, which includes attempts to eradicate not only races but religions, when there is state-level intent to do so. Read Article >>
Former U.S. Senior China Policy Advisor, Miles Yu
In an exclusive interview, former U.S. State Department official Miles Yu said that there’s more evidence of a genocide perpetrated against Falun Gong adherents in China than the plentiful evidence of a genocide against the Uyghurs. Read Article >>
Genocide Studies & Prevention
The article explores patterns of a cold genocide in the eradication campaign against Falun Gong. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that has been targeted for eradication by the Chinese regime since 1999. In comparison to the documented cases of genocide, the genocide of Falun Gong stands out as anomalous because it is virtually ignored. Read Article >>
Genocide Studies & Prevention
The article explores patterns of a cold genocide in the eradication campaign against 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 small but dedicated group of attorneys at the Human Rights Law Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Read Article >>
The Genocide Convention adopted by the UN in Paris in 1948 defines genocide as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
- Killing members of the group;
- Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
- Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.