Persecution

 

Links on the persecution.

Overview of Persecution
‘While Falun Gong is practiced openly in the 70-plus countries where it is found, today in its homeland of China it is subject to well-documented egregious human rights violations. The scale and scope of abuses taking place make this possibly the largest religious persecution in the world today. Suppression officially began on July 22, 1999 following years of escalating state abuses (timeline). One basic explanation for the seemingly irrational campaign is…’

Frequently Asked Questions
‘Why is the Chinese Communist Party persecuting Falun Gong?…
The Chinese Communist Party isn’t stupid – it wouldn’t kill innocent people just like that, right?
If Falun Gong is so good, why did it get banned? Why aren’t other groups being targeted like this?…’

Evidence
‘The claims presented on this website about the extent and severity of the persecution of the Falun Gong in China are admittedly striking.
Given the background of little media coverage throughout much of the persecution (analysis), extensive efforts by the Chinese communist regime to cover up the atrocities through international pressure (see international pressure section), and the challenges facing international organizations that wish to investigate allegations, its is understandable if the more critically minded might at first be skeptical.
As historical examples of contemporaneous international disbelief about the Holocaust or the Khmer Rouge slaughter in Cambodia demonstrate, even the worst of human atrocities are sometimes widely accepted as true only after the fact. It is our hope that this entire website and our news releases provide ample evidence that this persecution is, tragically, at least as real and shocking as claimed. Below are some examples of currently available evidence…’

Timeline
1996
As Falun Gong becomes more popular, early signs of state oppression appear. Shortly after they are named bestsellers, Falun Gong books are banned form publication. The first major state-run media article criticizing Falun Gong appears in the Guangming Daily on June 17. Mr. Li moves to the  United States….’

Origins of the Persecution
‘“Why is Falun Gong being persecuted in China “Why did the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ban Falun Gong?” “Why does the Chinese government see Falun Gong as a threat?” Below are some answers. Although they are presented here as distinct explanations, the different reasons are, of course, interconnected in many ways…’

Mechanics of Persecution
‘Since the Chinese Communist Party banned Falun Gong in China in 1999, the Chinese authorities have utilized a wide variety of mechanisms in their efforts to force adherents to renounce their faith and ultimately wipe out the spiritual group.
These strategies have ranged from extreme use of torture and sexual abuse, to the intimidation and harassment of adherents’ family members, to the establishment of a nationwide extralegal task force to implement the eradication policy. The articles in this section cover the  mechanics of persecution in greater depth…’

Tortures used in Persecution (Graphic Photos)

Killings

Gruesome Death Toll: over 3200 confirmed dead; tens of thousands more unconfirmed.

Key Individuals
‘All levels of the China’s Communist Party, courts, media, police, and diplomatic core have been implicated in the campaign against Falun Gong. Many educators, employers, colleagues, neighbors, and even family members have also abetted the persecution of their fellow citizens. Still, several individuals are chiefly responsible for launching and directing the campaign.
Keeping in mind that they are but part of a larger system that has sustained itself in large part through violence for nearly six decades, below are the key perpetrators’ profiles. Many of them have been served with civil and criminal lawsuits outside of China…’

Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

Key Events

Staged Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation
‘…In early 2001, desperate to turn the tide against Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party attempted an outrageous stunt: a staged self-immolation of five people on Tiananmen Square. The state-run media then blamed it on Falun Gong. As with all lies, the propaganda fails miserably in the details. This staged self-immolation has been analyzed by neutral reporters and by careful observers of the same videotape that was broadcasted by the Chinese government…’

Slave Labor in China

Olympic “Preparation”
‘Top 10 Things You Should Know about the Beijing Olympics and Falun Gong:
1. China’s Olympic Committee President was found liable for torture
2. To prepare for the Olympics, Chinese security ordered a “strike hard” against Falun Gong
3. Falun Gong practitioners are being killed in custody faster and more frequently than before….’

Law and Disorder
‘While most readers recognize that under China’s one-party system, the judiciary functions differently than in a democratic society, few realize the extent to which China’s legal system remains subject to the whims of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). With China’s hundreds of thousands of lawyers, thousands of judges and brand new court buildings, do Falun Gong adherents who are wrongfully imprisoned have a place to appeal? Are those who are abused able to press charges against their torturers? The answer is that…’

China’s Media Control: This page covers the Propaganda in China, Censorship and The Internet

Persecution Beyond China’s Borders
‘…Propaganda attacking Falun Gong that originates from the Communist Party has been spread seemingly everywhere, leading to bigotry and suspicion toward the Falun Gong internationally. While much of this situation has been rectified as people have gotten to know those who practice Falun Gong and what the discipline stands for, the effects of this smear campaign, which began in 1999, can still be felt today.  For instance, practitioners of Falun Gong living in the U.S., Australia, and Europe – including many who are not Chinese – report being denied jobs or academic opportunities because of their religious beliefs….’

International Pressure
‘In its campaign against the Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has attempted to manipulate Chinese public opinion through information and message control. In order to protect its international image and mute criticism of rights abuses, the CCP has been zeroing in on foreign governments, businesses, and media, often through under-the-table pressure tactics.
As a result, throughout the democratic world elected officials, entrepreneurs, professors, and journalists can be found who have been complicit in maintaining silence over what some legal experts have termed the “genocide of Falun Gong.” At the same time, many individuals have been infuriated by the pressure tactics and become even more outspoken in support of Falun Gong as a result.
The CCP has carried out these pressure tactics primarily through…’

Espionage
‘Given the comprehensiveness of the persecution in China, it is not surprising that the Falun Gong are closely monitored there. What some have found more shocking, however, is the scale of surveillance beyond China’s borders.
A problem dating back to the cold war, Chinese spying for the purpose of stealing military and technological secrets is increasingly troubling American and European security officials. Recent media reports, for instance…’

Propaganda Overseas

More Detailed Information:

  1. Latest News from China
  2. Eyewitness Accounts
  3. Comprehensive Reports
  4. Solemn Declarations
  5. Good is Rewarded, Evil Provokes Retribution
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