Law violations (Minghui.org) Mr Xiong Huifeng, a 78-year-old retired space scientist, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years by the Nankai District Court in Tianjin, China on December 4th, 2015 for practising Falun gong.
Why I’m suing China’s former president 23/01/2016
Lawsuits This week, Chinese president and Communist Party head Xi Jinping will visit the United States. Much attention will focus on China’s poor human rights record under his leadership. But another trend in China deserves notice—a growing grassroots effort to hold former leader Jiang Zemin accountable for serious crimes.
Brainwashing (Minghui.org) An abandoned toll station was transformed by the government of Shulan City into a brainwashing facility in which the authorities try to coerce Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their faith.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) A top secret mandate recently issued in Gansu Province ordered all levels of the government to curtail Falun Gong practitioners suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who launched the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong. This mandate is an outcome of a recent meeting called by Luo Xiaohu, who is chief of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee and the 6-10 Office of Gansu Province.
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.
Law violations (Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using the nationwide identity card (ID) system to target Falun Gong practitioners on its rail network. Many practitioners have been illegally arrested, searched, and had their personal belongings confiscated.
Organ harvesting A new report by the WOIPFG (World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong) shows that organ harvesting is taking place on a large scale in China and is state-sanctioned, with involvement of military and armed police hospitals, as well as public security and judicial systems. The WOIPFG has determined the scale of this crime again on the basis of the total kidney transplants taking place between 2000 and 2014. This number is now estimated at 3 million, implicating millions of prisoners of conscience being victims.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) A total of 403 Falun Gong practitioners from Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin between May 24th and July 9th, 2015.
Lawsuits (Minghui.org) Nineteen Falun Gong practitioners and one non-practitioner from Tianjin were arrested between July 3rd and 14th for suing former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for initiating the persecution of Falun Gong that caused them tremendous harm.
Many remain in detention. In particular, Ms Huang Fenglian was given three months of detention, while her non-practitioner husband was sentenced to 4 years in prison for trying to stop the police from taking his wife away from their home. The couple were also fined 20,000 Yuan (GBP £2,100).
Her prison term nearly over, Ms Han Zhongcui threatened with brainwashing centre detention 12/09/2015
Sexual assault (Minghui.org) Ms Han Zhongcui's three-year prison term ends in July 2015. Officials at the Gansu Women's Prison have threatened to take her to a brainwashing centre because she has refused to renounce her belief in Falun Gong.
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.
Witness accounts Anastasia Lin campaigned for title on human rights platform, now faces direct threat against her family
Forced labour (Minghui.org) Four more female Falun Gong practitioners were illegally arrested on April 7th, 2015, in Rushan City, Shandong Province, following the arrest of their friend Ms Yu Jingtao six months earlier on October 6th, 2014. The four were detained for 17 days in the same detention centre.
On the day of their arrest, the police searched and ransacked their homes, taking personal belongings, such as computers, printers, and other items.
Forced labour (Minghui.org) Two police officers followed three Falun Gong practitioners to a KFC restaurant, and then called for reinforcements to come arrest them and take them away. Even though one of the practitioners had symptoms of tuberculosis, all three were admitted to a detention centre and ill-treated.
Law violations (Minghui.org) Authorities arrested Ms Zhang Linyue after she attempted to see a classical Chinese dance performance that is banned by the communist regime in China.
European Parliament's 'Organ Harvesting in China' workshop discusses legal framework to curb China's organ trafficking 14/06/2015
Organ harvesting (Minghui.org) An “Organ Harvesting in China” workshop was held in the European Parliament in Brussels on April 21st, 2015, casting a spotlight onto the atrocities taking place in China.
Deaths Chinese regime authorities continue to arrest and torture, sometimes to death, practitioners of the traditional meditation practice Falun Gong over the first three months of the new year. Incomplete statistics reveal hundreds of illegal detentions and dozens of deaths as a result of abuse in custody.
A university professor's own account of torture and brainwashing for practising Falun Gong 29/05/2015
Witness accounts (Minghui.org) My name is Tong Yueying. I was a professor at Jilin University, in the College of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, for 32 years. Due to my belief in Falun Gong, I lost my job, my happy family, and suffered humiliation and torture in a forced labour camp.
Australia: Primetime TV documentary shines harsh light on China's organ harvesting practices 23/05/2015
Organ harvesting (Minghui.org) Human Harvest: China's Organ Trafficking, a 25-minute documentary on China's practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs, was aired during primetime on April 7th on SBS One's “Dateline,” the longest-running international current affairs programme in Australia.
The award-winning documentary put a harsh spotlight on the practice of killing on demand, something that Party officials go to great lengths to cover up and deny. Multiple Australian media agencies published follow-up stories the next day.
Law violations (Minghui.org) A district court in Shanxi Province attempted to try a Falun Gong practitioner earlier this month for distributing informational materials. The hearing was adjourned when the defence lawyer called into question one of many violations of legal procedure. From the practitioner's arrest to the trial, the authorities repeatedly broke the law.
Organ harvesting (Minghui.org) Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), the medical watchdog organisation monitoring abuses in organ transplantation surgery, said that the international community should be wary of China’s recent promise to end the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners.
The Chinese government has a longstanding record of secrecy, misleading numbers and contradictory statements, and despite mounting evidence and international demands to stop organ harvesting abuses, Beijing has refused to acknowledge the illegal harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience.
Family and children (Minghui.org) 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.
Law violations (Minghui.org) Ms Wang Chuanju, a retired primary teacher and a Falun Gong practitioner, was illegally sentenced to four years in prison by a Junan County Court judge. Her lawyer submitted her appeal to a higher court on November 21st, 2014, but has been given the runaround by the legal system. It was recently learned that her case was closed and the original sentence was upheld.
Physical torture (Minghui.org) Mr Cheng Guanghui was playing with his 15-month-old grandson on the morning of March 11th when three cars pulled up in front of his house. His wife was cleaning the backyard, but couldn't stop them from breaking in.
Organ harvesting (Minghui.org) The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) has investigated organisations and individuals who are involved in harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners since the disclosure of the atrocity in China in 2006. WOIPFG recently announced a list of 865 hospitals and 9,500 medical professionals involved.
Psychiatric torture (Minghui.org) The Changchun Brainwashing Centre, known officially as the “Changchun Legal System Education Training Centre,” is located in the town of Lanjia, and under the direct control of the Jilin Provincial 6-10 Office. To hide the Centre from the public, its billboard is hidden inside the building.
Zou Jun from the provincial 6-10 Office is in charge of the daily operation of the brainwashing centre. Under him are two directors, Liu Xiaofeng and a woman surnamed He. The trio then recruits “assistants”, paying them each 150 Yuan per day (GBP £15), to help them carry out brainwashing of Falun Gong practitioners.
Key individuals (Epoch Times) A secretly recorded phone call by a group that investigates human rights abuses in China may shed light on a crucial question: did a former leader of the Chinese Communist Party directly order the genocide, by cruel and unusual means, of a religious group?
Organ harvesting Washington DC, December 10th, 2014 – Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, DAFOH, the international human rights group made up of physicians and advocates for ethical organ procurement, has penned an open letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling on him to use his influence to oppose and end the People’s Republic of China’s practice of involuntary extraction of organs from executed prisoners and prisoners of conscience.