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Juna
October 24th, 2004, 12:39 PM
According to incomplete statistics, within the past five years beginning on July 20, 1999, more than 1076 practitioners have been verified as being tortured to death in over 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. However, according to the government's official internal statistics, the actual number of practitioners who died after being arrested had reached 1,600 by the end of 2001. In addition, there are at least 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners who have been illegally sentenced to prison. Over 100,000 practitioners have been sentenced to forced labor camps. Thousands of practitioners have been forcefully sent to psychiatric hospitals to be tortured with injections that are damaging to the central nervous system. Large groups of Falun Gong practitioners have been forcefully sent to local brainwashing classes, where they have been subjected to both physical and mental torture. Many more practitioners have been severely beaten and had large sums of money extorted from them by so-called "law-enforcement officials." When large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners are beaten to death, injured, and their families are broken up, when they have to leave home and go from place to place because of the persecution, millions of Falun Gong practitioners' families, relatives, good friends and colleagues are also implicated and brainwashed to varying degrees.

Listed below are the names of the Falun Gong practitioners who have died from torture, and a brief description of their cases. Hopefully, these dreadful experiences and agonizing scenes will arouse consciences and stir hearts all over the world.

http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/special_column/death_list.html

TLOZ Link5
October 24th, 2004, 02:11 PM
It's despicable what China has done to people who practice Falun Gong. Their protests are quite noticeable in New York; I see them all the time.

NewYorkYankee
October 24th, 2004, 09:20 PM
I saw those demonstrations when I was in NY in Sept.

Juna
October 25th, 2004, 01:40 AM
Kind persons cannot accept the evil persecution happening today.

Why Falun Gong is Still Appealing in New York

A Falun Gong display on a busy street corner. (The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK - They came to the city a week before the Republican convention, and they have no plans for leaving anytime soon. Throughout Manhattan, from Ground Zero to 86th Street, from the Port Authority to the UN, they stand on street corners, holding banners, passing out newspapers, telling the passersby that friends, relatives, and fellow practitioners in China are being brutally persecuted for doing five simple exercises and for believing that "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance" are worthwhile values.

These are practitioners of Falun Gong, an exercise and meditation system practiced peacefully all around the world, except in China, the land of its origin.

In China, Falun Gong is a crime.

Jealous of Falun Gong's widespread popularity and frightened by the overwhelming number of practitioners, then-dictator Jiang Zemin outlawed the practice in 1999, setting into motion a violent campaign aimed at eradicating Falun Gong.



Plainclothes police pin a practitioner and press a handcuff against the practitioner's throat in Tiananmen Square.

Over the objection of many of his top ministers, Jiang ordered a round of midnight arrests, show trials, and long prison sentences-up to 18 years- for volunteer Falun Gong instructors throughout Beijing.

Although the government had looked favorably upon Falun Gong prior to this- citing Falun Gong's health benefits for easing the burden on China's crumbling public health system- on July 22, 1999, practicing Falun Gong became an illegal act in China, and 100 million Falun Gong practitioner became criminals.

Simultaneously, Jiang launched a worldwide propaganda campaign, telling governments around the world that Falun Gong practitioners were a threat to stability everywhere they went.


http://english.epochtimes.com/news/4-10-4/23570.html

BrooklynRider
October 25th, 2004, 10:12 AM
What isn't clear is what the protesters want from passerby and supporters. They have been very effective in blanketing the city and their protests, though graphic and in your face, are respectful and thought provoking. I am just at a loss as to what they want me, a supporter of their movement, to do.

NYatKNIGHT
October 25th, 2004, 10:19 AM
Take the pamphlet, I guess.

Juna
October 26th, 2004, 05:46 AM
Thanks.
Oppose the evil persecution from your heart.

Juna
October 26th, 2004, 07:22 AM
Dear friends, you can help us here:

Join the Call to Free Charles Lee

US Consular staff are denied access to Dr. Lee

Friends of Falun Gong USA has learned that imprisoned American Falun Gong practitioner Charles Lee is being brainwashed on a daily basis. In a recent telephone conversation, Charles told U.S. Consular officials that he is being forced to undergo long hours of “re-education” classes where he is under severe pressure to renounce his belief in Falun Gong. The brainwashing sessions can take various forms, including sleep deprivation, electric shocks to sensitive body parts, and being forced to watch videos that defame the spiritual practice and its founder. Lee has been held captive in a Nanjing jail since a show trial in March. It was then he was sentenced to three years for planning to interrupt state-run television signals and broadcast truthful information about Falun Gong. His fiancée Yeong-Ching Foo has said that at least six inmates monitor Charles in his cell everyday and that prison officials repeatedly have denied his requests to meet with U.S. officials.


Please take a moment to email a letter on his behalf. You may download and print the letter as well.
http://www.fofg.org/act/act_top.php

Thanks