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Clarification: The Epoch Times does not represent Falun Gong

Dear Reader,On June 3, 2024, the Department of Justice announced the arrest and indictment of the CFO of The Epoch Times. The media company has since suspended him until further notice. When reporting on this case, a majority of the news reports labelled The Epoch Times as “Falun Gong-affiliated” or something similar.This label is vague…

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Mother and Architectural Firm Owner Passes Away After Lifelong Police Harassment for Her Faith in Falun Gong

Ms. Chen Yanping, a 60-year-old practitioner of Falun Gong and resident of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, died on May 23, 2024, as documented by Minghui. Throughout her life, she received endless harassment for her faith in Falun Gong, which began immediately after the persecution of the practice by the Chinese Communist Party began in 1999….

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2023 Congressional-Executive Commission on China Report Details Persecution of Falun Gong

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) released its 2023 Annual Report on May 10, offering an exhaustive examination of the human rights environment in China and highlighting the of Falun Gong practitioners. Large-scale Detention and Abuse in Custody Falun Gong practitioners make up 460 of the 2,615 actively detained prisoners in the CECC’s Political Prisoner…

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Happy World Falun Dafa Day

Dear Readers,On May 13, 1992, in a humble schoolhouse in northeastern China, Mr. Li Hongzhi began teaching Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa), introducing to modern China and the world a practice with roots extending back thousands of years. By early 1999, there were 100 million people practicing Falun Gong in China alone, their slow-moving meditative exercises…

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Torture in Chinese Prison, Espionage in Germany

Dear Reader,Heilongjiang Women’s Prison has long been notorious for its brutal—and at times deadly—treatment of those held there. On April 19, the Bitter Winter website published details from one detainee’s account of what she and other female Falun Gong practitioners are facing in the prison.In other news: A staffer for a German member of the…

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Falun Dafa Practitioners Hold Meditation Classes in Fiji

In March 2024, twenty practitioners from New Zealand traveled to Fiji to teach free Falun Dafa meditation classes to students and raise awareness about rights abuses in China. Local Falun practitioners in Fiji warmly welcomed them during their visit. This eight-day visit saw them spread awareness in cities like Nadi, Lautoka, and Suva, visiting dozens…

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State Department: 2023 Human Rights Report Highlights Repression of Falun Gong in China

On April 22, the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices which, as with previous reports, documented severe human rights violation against Falun Gong practitioners in China. The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) almost 25-year-long campaign to eradicate Falun Gong has consisted of arbitrary…

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New Short Film Documents Alarming Transnational Repression in the U.S. and Around the World

For more than 20 years, the long arm of Beijing has targeted Falun Gong in the United States and around the world in an illicit and increasingly sophisticated campaign to malign and silence. A new 20-minute documentary released today by the Falun Dafa Information Center sheds light on this alarming story. Watch Here Emily Myers…

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Shanghai Police Force Eviction of Falun Gong Practitioner

On February 7, 2024, a Shanghai resident arrived home to her apartment, only to discover police seals taped diagonally across her front door. Pudong New Area, where Ms. Chen Wei resides, is famously known for the Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, and the first free trade zone in China. But under the glamorous exterior, lays a…

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Congressional-Executive Commission on China Holds Hearing on Forced Organ Harvesting

On March 20, 2024, the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a hearing on forced organ harvesting of Chinese prisoners of conscience, including people who practice Falun Gong. Multiple experts, including from the Falun Dafa Information Center, provided testimony to stop the crime of organ harvesting. “Forced organ harvesting on an industrial scale…

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