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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…

Mother of Melbourne Family Sexually Assaulted by “Torture Kit” Now Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

On January 24, 2024, Ms. Jiang Yongqin, a beloved wife and mother of two from Jilin City, was secretly sentenced to five years in prison for refusing to renounce her faith in Falun Gong. Her sentence expires on June 11, 2027. Ms. Jiang’s lawyer and family members abroad, who currently reside in Melbourne, were not...

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...

Xu Na

ON JULY 19, 2020, Xu was arrested alongside ten other citizen journalists in Beijing for publishing photos online of Beijing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their lawyers were denied certain rights protected by Chinese law, including copying and requesting court documents, as well as being present during important case proceedings.

She was indicted on April 2, 2021 and detained at Beijing Women’s Prison until her sentencing on January 14, 2022. She was then sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Mr. Eric Jia

Eric Jia and his mom fled to Australia when he was 11 years old. That would be the last time he saw his father, Ye Jia. Now a college student, Eric works tirelessly to raise awareness of his father’s plight.

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Ms. Ding Xiaoxia

Once awarded Outstanding Teacher of Liaoning Province, Ms. Ding Xiaoxia was incarcerated a total of 9 years for refusing to give up her faith. “I suffered mental and physical tortures no one can imagine,” Ding said.

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Ms. Minghui Wang

“I recalled those chilling memories of nearly a decade ago, when my family crossed the border from China into Myanmar in a daring escape.”

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Ms. Zhenni Zhang

“We were forced to leave home. During those 11 years of displacement, every moment was spent in great pressure and fear… We were worried that one day we would be seized again and would ‘disappear.’”

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Ms. Stephanie Zhang

Father deceased, mother arrested, and facing pressure to renounce her faith, Stephanie remained strong through unwavering faith. “I had only one thought: there is nothing wrong in believing in God and having a spiritual belief.”

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Ms. Xu Xinyang

“[My father] wanted to hold me, but I was scared and hid behind my mom. I refused to let him hold me because I never had a chance to know him. This became my lifelong regret.”

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