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Background

Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese cultivation way, based on the principles truthfulness, compassion, forbearance. According to a survey performed by the Chinese Sports Committee in 1998, more than 70 million Chinese practised the Falun Gong exercises in parks every morning - more people than the number of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members. A few months later Falun Gong was banned by the CCP leader Jiang Zemin, and an unprecedented campaign of slander, propaganda and destruction was launched.

Since then, between 500,000 and a million Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested and sent to labour camps without any form of trial. Tens of thousands have been put in prisons and psychiatric institutions. More than 100,000 cases of abuse and torture in police custody have been reported. 4154 deaths caused by torture are documented (the actual number of deaths is estimated to be much higher). More than 65,000 healthy Falun Gong practitioners have been murdered by harvesting their essential organs.

Human Rights organisations, parliaments and doctors around the world have openly spoken out against this persecution (e.g. the EU resolution against organ harvesting in China). We call upon all individuals to help stop this persecution.

Articles in this category

The day that goodness triumphed – April 25th, 1999 13/06/2015

Propaganda (Minghui.org) A remarkable thing happened on the streets of Beijing 16 years ago this week. It was the beginning of a monumental chain of events whose significance is still playing out across China today.

 

Part I: Historical setting of cultivation practice and qigong 01/01/2005

What is Falun Gong? This article describes the historical heritage that formed the climate for the growth of Falun Gong in China. China has a rich history of martial arts, acupuncture, and traditional medicine. There were many cultivation ways for mind and body that promoted the unity between man and heaven. A way of thinking and way of life that was brought to an abrupt end when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power.


Jiang’s personal campaign against Falun Gong 21/03/2004

One man’s decision to “eradicate” the traditional Chinese belief of 100 million people

Key individuals By Dr. Michael Pearson-Smith. Over the last four years, China watchers have proposed a variety of socio-political reasons for why the Chinese regime moved to crush Falun Gong – a benign exercise and meditation practice with ancient Chinese roots. The answer, however, has proved to be simpler and far more disturbing than most initially guessed.