Persecution abroad (Minghui.org) “Falun Gong is legal in our country. The Chinese consulate in Sydney does not represent the Chinese Australian community.” This was Parramatta City Councillor John Hugh's response to the Chinese consulate's accusation that “Mr Hugh is not welcomed by Chinese communities.”
Propaganda (Minghui.org) A Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario, Mr Jack MacLaren, had an unexpected and disturbing encounter with representatives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently.
He received an unsigned letter from the Jiangsu branch of CPAFFC (Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries), a CCP organisation, on January 13th, 2014. The letter demanded that he withdraw his support for Falun Gong and urged him to ask his colleagues to do the same.
Mr MacLaren stated that the demands of CCP organisations have no influence over his decisions. On the contrary, he said, the letter has prompted him to step up his efforts to support Falun Gong practitioners.
Success stories (Minghui.org) The San Francisco Superior Court placed a restraining order against San Francisco resident Jingjun Chin on Wednesday (August 1st) after the court was presented with video evidence that he physically attacked and harassed San Francisco residents who practise Falun Gong.
Persecution abroad New York – Responding to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party, the Russian authorities are increasingly suppressing the rights of citizens who practise Falun Gong in Russia.
Family and children NEW YORK – Chinese security agents abducted a Taiwanese businessman who practises Falun Gong from an airport in southern China last week, placing him at risk of torture and imprisonment. As thousands in Taiwan have offered support to his family, the Falun Dafa Information Centre calls for his immediate and unconditional release.
Chinese regime influence cited in Russian ban on Falun Gong books, human rights watchdog reports 10/03/2012
Persecution abroad By Stephen Gregory & Helena Zhu. The main text of the spiritual practice Falun Gong is studied in 114 countries around the world, has been translated into 30 languages, and was a runaway best seller in Beijing, but last week a regional appeals court in Russia banned it. Human rights activists and Falun Gong practitioners say the ban is due to pressure on Russia from the Chinese regime.