Jane Dai Fadu Dai

Personal Accounts

The persecution of Falun Gong targeted 100 million people in China, and decimated countless families and communities across China. Below, we offer a glimpse into the human cost of this persecution with up-close and personal stories of those who were killed, those who survived, and those struggling to the freedom of others. These are their stories…

The persecution of Falun Gong targeted 100 million people in China, and decimated countless families and communities across China. These are their stories…

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...

URGENT APPEAL: Falun Gong Practitioners Detained in Russia

NEW YORK—In the early morning on May 3, Russian police searched five Falun Gong practitioners’ homes and detained four individuals for allegedly conducting activities for an “undesirable organization.” The story has been reported by major Russian news outlets which have repeated the Chinese Communist Party’s false propaganda about the practice. “Today, Falun Gong is freely...

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...

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...

Commemorating the Historic April 25 Appeal, 25 Years Later

Today marks 25 years since over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a historic appeal in Beijing for the right to freely practice their belief. The appeal was prompted by a period of growing repression and the arrest of 45 Falun Gong practitioners in the city of Tianjin, raising nationwide concerns about believers’ freedoms. This peaceful...

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...

Mother of Iris Lu

Remembering persecuted families this Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day, families around the world are separated because of the pandemic, but untold thousands of mothers in

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Father of Ms. Zhang Hongyu

Family repeatedly targeted by the persecution, Zhang Hongyu managed to escape to the U.S. in 2014, after her mother died from the persecution. Zhang’s father, however, has been again arrested, and risks “constantly facing the dangers of torture and even organ harvesting”.

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Father of Danielle Wang

“My father was dragged from his home and disappeared for months without a trace… I could do nothing but cry. I was suffocating in despair as I watched my kind, good father being sentenced to 16 years in prison.”

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