Archive for the ‘Falun Gong’ Category
Posted by Author on July 28, 2014
Vaginal Coma, a new book revealing the brutal sexual torture of female Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners detained in Masanjia Labor Camp in China, was published in Hong Kong on July 21.
The book is by former New York Times photojournalist Du Bin. In May 2013 he released in Hong Kong a documentary film on the same topic, Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp. In 2011 Du published the book Toothbrush in 2011 in Taiwan on the torture of Falun Gong practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on April 28, 2011
New York— Since news emerged last month of three Falun Gong detainees being killed in custody at a prison in northeast China, family members of the victims and others prisoners of conscience have been harassed and beaten, as the authorities seek to cover up the deaths.
Torture and abuse intensified at Jiamusi Prison in Heilongjiang province in February after personnel received orders in early 2011 to increase the “transformation rate” among Falun Gong practitioners held at the camp. The orders were issued as part of a nationwide three-year Communist Party campaign to reinvigorate transformation efforts (CECC analysis). Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in China, Falun Gong, Family, Heilongjiang, Human Rights, Law, NE China, News, People, Politics, Religious, World | Comments Off on Family Members Beaten by Prison Security Agents to Cover Up the Deaths of three Falun Gong Detainees in Northeast China
Posted by Author on April 23, 2011
WASHINGTON DC — A new round of fraudulent emails was sent from suspected Chinese agents to elected officials, journalists and NGOs in Canada, the United States, France and Norway earlier this month. The emails’ senders deceptively claim to be representatives of the Falun Dafa Information Center, and the content of the messages is crafted to portray Falun Gong as bizarre, threatening, intolerant, and otherwise undeserving of sympathy or respect.
The Falun Dafa Information Center received copies of two emails, sent on April 5 and April 14, to a list of recipients that included retired Canadian and Norwegian parliamentarians, newspaper editors, a collection of U.S.- and France-based human rights and press freedom NGOs, and members of the Nobel Prize Committee. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on April 20, 2011
As they prepared to vote on a bylaw that would limit Falun Gong protests outside the Chinese consulate, Vancouver city councillors heard harrowing tales of persecution faced by sect members, both in China and locally.
Ray Zhang recounted Tuesday how a gun was placed to his head during an assault on him by three men, as he maintained a dawn vigil at the Falun Gong protest hut in the summer of 2007.
Mr. Zhang had to be treated in hospital after the attack, which left him with facial bruises and a bloody left eye. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on April 16, 2011
By Pete McMartin –
Last Saturday, I wrote about the City of Vancouver’s clumsy attempt to draft a bylaw that would effectively ban the Falun Gong from maintaining a 24-hour vigil outside the Chinese consulate on Granville Street.
To recap our story so far:
– In 2001, the Falun Gong begin their vigil to protest what the group claims is persecution by the Chinese government.
– In 2006, after five years of the Falun Gong’s peaceful vigil, then mayor Sam Sullivan decides the Falun Gong’s little shack and banners must go -not because of pressure by the Chinese government that they be removed, the mayor says, but because they contravene a street-and-traffic bylaw. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on March 20, 2011
New York – A 42-year-old owner of a dumpling restaurant in Northeast China died in his home at the end of February, unable to recover from one and half years of physical and mental torture in a Re-education Through Labor (RTL) camp, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. His is one of over 400 documented Falun Gong deaths in Liaoning province since 1999.
Mr. Shi Hongbo (史红波), who owned a restaurant in Jinzhou district of Dalian in Liaoning province, was abducted outside of his home on October 14, 2008 while en route to work. Three weeks later he was sentenced to the Dalian RTL Camp for one and a half years. Camp personnel subjected him to numerous rounds of torture, including shocking him simultaneously with multiple electric batons and tying him down for several days at a time with all four limbs stretched out. As a result, Shi developed heart problems and high blood pressure. In September 2009, Shi was transferred to Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in China, Dalian, Falun Gong, Freedom of Belief, Human Rights, Law, Liaoning, NE China, News, People, Politics, Religion, Religious, Torture, World | Comments Off on Chinese Restaurant Owner Dies from Labor Camp Torture
Posted by Author on March 11, 2011
NEW YORK-In an elaborate attempt to discredit Falun Gong in the eyes of Western politicians, individuals in China sent e-mails to a U.S. senator’s office as well as officials in New Zealand disguised as messages from Falun Gong representatives.
One message sent to a U.S. senator’s office, which contained threatening and irrational language, was sent from an IP address traced to a government complex in Hubei province. The message dated January 12, 2011 was disguised as having been sent by Erping Zhang, one of Falun Gong’s main spokespersons. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on December 5, 2010
Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group –
On Thursday, October 21, 2010, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Prof. Heiner Bielefeldt drew the world’s attention, once again, to China’s persecution of Falun Gong. He specifically denounced China’s stigmatization of Falun Gong and some other “small communities” as “cults,” during his presentation at the 65th U.N. General Assembly, held in New York.
Special Rapporteur Bielefeldt said, “Small communities, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baha’is, Ahmadis, Falun Gong and others are sometimes stigmatized as ‘cults’ and frequently meet with societal prejudices which may escalate into fully fledged conspiracy theories.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in China, Falun Gong, Human Rights, Law, News, Politics, Religion, World | Comments Off on UN Rebuts China for its “Cult” Stigmatization