U.S. Government

In the fall of 1999, with the first reports of deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in China just surfacing, the United States Congress passed what would be the first of five resolutions condemning the persecution of Falun Gong. Four other resolutions followed, including one expressing concern over attacks and harassment of Falun Gong adherents and their supporters by Chinese agents within the territory of the United States. 

During floor debates and annual rallies held in Washington D.C., Members of Congress have reiterated their opposition to the Chinese Communist Party’s policy of banning Falun Gong and particularly, at the brutal methods used to force Chinese citizens to renounce their peaceful spiritual beliefs.

Last updated in May 2024.

U.S. Congress

U.S. State Department

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

In 2022, Falun Gong was the third-largest recorded group of prisoners of conscience behind Muslims and Christians in the USCIRF Freedom of Religion or Belief Victims List.

Congressional-Executive Commission on China