Personal support In 2004, a year after Anastasia Lin and her mother left their home in Changsha, China, to start new lives in Vancouver, Canada, the mother gave her daughter a small book. Lin, the reigning Miss World Canada, looks back to that moment to explain why she now chooses to stand up to the Chinese authorities who are trying to silence her.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org), More and more Chinese have started to speak out against the persecution of Falun Gong, due to the persistent efforts of practitioners. The recent flood of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the main culprit responsible for the persecution, has not only received massive support from the international community, but is also supported by many Chinese government officials in public and non-official ways. Here are two examples.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) Over 80,000 people had filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin by July 16th, 2015. In some cities, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents responded by arresting and harassing practitioners. The following includes recent reports from a few cities in China.
Persecuted lawyers NEW YORK – Human rights lawyers and defiant citizens alike are increasingly taking a public, unprecedented stand against the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China. Just a few years ago, such acts were unheard of.
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Key individuals (Minghui.org) More than 150 million people have posted their resignations from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Youth League, and Young Pioneers on the Epoch Times website as of November 13th, 2013. Since the beginning of this year, the average daily number of withdrawals from the Party and its two youth organisations has remained stable at around 60,000.
Personal support A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer said on Friday he was badly beaten by police after he was denied the right to defend believers of banned spiritual group Falun Gong.
Personal support NEW YORK – Five new petitions for individual Falun Gong practitioners – some with over 10,000 signatures – have been reported over the past two months, continuing a growing trend across China. While some of the petitions are new initiatives – including ones in Hubei and Hebei Provinces – others are ongoing efforts to rescue local residents who practise Falun Gong, despite official repression.
Personal support (Minghui.org) Authors David Kilgour and Ethan Gutmann came to the BBC broadcast centre in London on April 30th, 2013, to talk about and answer questions about the Chinese regime's live organ harvesting at a live broadcast on the BBC's World Service programme.
Personal support By Cassie Ryan, Epoch Times. Beijing rights defence lawyer Wang Quanzhang went to court to act as a defence counsel – but ending up being thrown into detention himself. The 10-day detention was cut short, however, after about 50 lawyers and citizens protested outside the court and detention centre.
Family and children WASHINGTON – Cui Aimin had just dropped her daughter off at school when Chinese security forces arrested her, ransacked her home, confiscated the family computer, and threw her into a detention centre in her hometown of Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.
Personal support Half a dozen villagers from a small town in a Chinese province surrounding Beijing have been rounded up, detained, and tortured by local police, after they attempted to secure the release of another villager and friend who was persecuted for his belief in the Falun Gong spiritual practice.
Propaganda (Minghui.org) Over thirty organisations in Hong Kong took part in a parade on July 29th, 2012, to show their strong objection to a proposed addition to the curriculum in schools, which they fear will lead to brainwashing of students. Many parents brought their children to the parade. Hong Kong residents do not want their children to be subjected to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brainwashing style education.
Family and children NEW YORK – 300 villagers have signed their real names and thumbprints to a petition calling for the immediate release of a respected school teacher from their village who was abducted by authorities because of his Falun Gong practice.