Arbitrary arrests and imprisonment

Since 1999, hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of Falun Gong practitioners have been arbitrarily imprisoned and put in labour camps without legal procedure, making them among the world's largest group of political prisoners. In many Chinese detention centres, Falun Gong practitioners constitute the vast majority. Every citizen in China can be deported to a prison camp with a simple signature by the police, that is, without any kind of trial or the ability to defend themselves. This so-called administrative detention is imprisonment with forced labour, and can last up to four years.

To prove their loyalty to the law to the rest of the world, China's new generation of leaders announced at the end of 2013 reform to the labour camp system, and even completely abolishing it. But following this news, came nothing but an uninterrupted stream of reports of arbitrary arrests and torture. Sentences to forced labour seem to have reduced, however the number of Falun Gong practitioners sentenced to up to ten years imprisonment in show trials has increased dramatically.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke



Falun Gong that sue Jiang Zemin imprisoned for seeking justice

( 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. READ MORE

18-01-2016 Lawsuits

19 Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin arrested for suing Jiang Zemin

( 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). READ MORE

13-09-2015 Lawsuits

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