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Why Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin refuses to be Intimidated by China 17/01/2016

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.


Wuwei City police pressure practitioners' families to dismiss lawyers 14/04/2015

Family and children ( Police in Liangzhou District, Wuwei City attempted to force nine Falun Gong practitioners' families to dismiss their lawyers. Officers repeatedly threatened and detained the family members, and tried to pressure a school principal to expel an exemplary student.


An eight-month-old prisoner 26/09/2014

Family and children ( Eight-month-old little Tianci became a prisoner in a black jail in China when his entire family in Hengshui, Hebei Province was arrested for practising Falun Gong.


United Nations: raising awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners' children 22/11/2013

Family and children ( On September 26th and 27th, the Committee on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations reviewed the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in China. Several organisations submitted reports detailing the human right violations with regard to Chinese children. The Chinese government signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1997. However, the rights of children in China have not been well protected. The problems include child labour, sexual harassment, and rape of children by government officials and schoolteachers and children being kidnapped.


Gao Zhisheng allowed family visit in remote prison 01/04/2013

Family and children By Irene Luo (Epoch Times) It’s been over a year since human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was detained in the remote Shaya Prison in Xinjiang Province, and only recently was he allowed to meet his family for the second time. They had not been permitted to visit since March 2012.


Mother jailed to ensure ‘stable’ transition in China 01/01/2013

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.


Chinese villagers may be tortured for trying to rescue friend, Amnesty warns 28/12/2012

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.

New York City woman's family abducted in China 22/12/2012

Family and children NEW YORK – A young woman living in New York is working to secure the release of her relatives in northeastern China, even as she struggles to know more about their condition and even precise whereabouts.

22-year-old Ms Liu Junchun’s mother, father, aunt and uncle were all abducted from their two respective homes in Jilin City on the evening of July 1st, 2012.  Earlier on the same day, Jilin City police travelled 60 miles away to Changchun City, where they abducted Ms Liu’s 17-year-old cousin and six other Falun Gong practitioners.


Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioner abducted in China 28/07/2012

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.


Wang Shujie, a 4-year-old girl from Shandong Province, died as a result of a trauma 17/07/2005

Family and children On July 19th, 2000, a group of police officers broke into Shujie uncle's home and abducted all adults in the house in front of Shujie. On December 3rd, 2000, the police took Shujie's father and Shujie to the Guansi Police Station for interrogation. Before Shujie's father even opened his mouth, the officer used a book to slap his face. Shujie immediately passed out from shock and fear. After she woke up, she had a fever and was sweating. She shook her head from side to side due to severe pain in her head. She was restless and uneasy and banged her head against the wall. After she returned home, she was in a lethargic sleep for a whole day.

Countless children have become orphaned in the persecution. Other children were directly targeted by the persecution 17/07/2005

Family and children In the persecution in China, tens of thousands of innocent Falun Gong practitioners have been illegally arrested and subjected to severe forms of mental and physical torture, causing unimaginable emotional pain to families and loved ones. As a result of these cruelties, many children lost a parent or even both parents, including others who could take care of them. The number of death cases keeps growing and many children have become orphaned. In addition, some children have become a direct target in the persecution and have been tortured to death or put in prisons or labour camps. Here you can find several stories of children who have become victims of the persecution.

Wang Defu, 12 years old, needed to drop out of school to support his family after his mother died 16/07/2005

Family and children Wang Defu, male, was born on October 19th, 1992. When he was 9 years old, his mother Ms Zhang Haiyan, who started to practise Falun Gong in 1996, went to Beijing to appeal for the justice of Falun Gong. She was arrested and eventually sent to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp where she suffered inhuman torture. In March 2003, she was sent home completely mentally disturbed. During the 10 months she was at home, she never dared to speak to anyone, including her husband and child. Her family members never dared to talk to her loudly, because they didn't want to scare her. Even if it was just a child yelling nearby, she would be frightened to the point that her face became pale and she shivered all over. On January 18th, 2004, she passed away.

Shang Liyun, 11 years old. Father dies and mother imprisoned 16/07/2005

Family and children Shang Liyun is an 11-year-old girl from Caiyuancun Village, Chengguan Town, Pingdu City, Shandong Province. She is a Year 6 pupil at the Qingdaolu Road Elementary School that belongs to the Chengguan Office of Pingdu City. Her father Shang Baolin died on October 10th, 2002. His death was the result of the relentless persecution he suffered for practising Falun Gong. Shang Liyun's mother, Zhang Zengyan, was abducted on October 17th, 2004, while she was talking to people about the facts of Falun Gong with a group of practitioners. Now Shang Liyun has become an orphan. Only her female cousin who is merely a few years older than Shang cooks meals for her now. Falun Gong practitioners also visit her regularly and bring some food for her.

Wang Yuexing, 13 years old, orphaned after his father died 15/07/2005

Family and children Wang Yuexing, Born on January 9th, 1992, became an orphan after his father Wang Kemin was persecuted to death in 2003. He now lives with his uncle Wang Kelong and his grandmother Wang Yanzhi, since his mother died as well.

Three-year-old Huang Yin’s mother died from persecution 12/07/2005

Family and children Huang Ying (nickname: Kai Xin), female, was born on May 18th, 2001. Three months after Huang Ying's birth, she was forced to separate from her mother to avoid persecution. That was the last time she saw her mother alive.

Piao Yonghe, 9 years old. His mother died from torture 10/07/2005

Family and children Piao Yonghe is a Korean Chinese, who was born on November 5th, 1994, and is currently in Year 5. He is living with his maternal grandparents after his mother Cui Zhengshu died in the persecution.

Huhu, 4-year-old boy, left alone after happy family torn apart by persecution 04/07/2005

Family and children Huhu was born in a happy family. Both his father Yu Chao and mother Chu Tong, graduates from the prestigious Qinghua University of China, are Falun Gong practitioners. They used to have very good jobs. However, because of peacefully appealing for Falun Gong, his mother Chu Tong was secretly sentenced to 18 months. As she exposed her experience of being persecuted, the police searched for her and she had to escape from home. Huhu then had to follow his parents to escape from one place to another to avoid being arrested. Facing such high pressure and unstable life, they were forced to leave Huhu with a friend.

Chen Fei, 11 years old. Father tortured to death 04/07/2005

Family and children Chen Fei was born in March 1994 and he is currently attending the Year 6 class at Yunshan Elementary School in Lanxi City, Zhejiang Province. His mother Tang Meifen is working a part-time job and they are living a very difficult life due to lack of sufficient income.

Dai Fadu, 4 years old, lost her father when she was 15 months old 03/07/2005

Family and children Dai Fadu, practitioner Chen Chengyoug and Dai Zhizhen’s daughter, is a 4-year-old. She lost her father when she was 15 months old. While growing up, she has travelled with her mother to 37 countries, to tell people the tragic story of her father who died as a result of persecution for refusing to give up practising Falun Gong in China.

Zhang Haonan, 8 years old. Father tortured to death 02/07/2005

Family and children Zhang Haonan, male, is 8 years old now. (He was born on June 11th, 1996). He lives with his grandmother and mother and is a Year 4 pupil at the Yucai Street Experimental Elementary School in Leshan City.

Six-year-old Huang Xinyu orphaned from persecution 02/07/2005

Family and children Huang Xinyu was born on January 8th, 1998. She is in Year 2 at Guangming Elementary School, Wanghua District, Fushun City. Her parents, both Falun Gong practitioners, died as a result of persecution. She is living with her paternal grandparents.


Forced abortion and persecution of children 16/05/2005

Family and children The emotional bond that a mother has with her child, born or unborn, is sacred and powerful. In labour camps in China, this bond is not only disregarded, but it is even used as a weapon to force pregnant women or mothers to give up their belief in Falun Gong. Beating pregnant women and forced abortions frequently take place.