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The Chinese government is wary of spiritual activity it does not control - the Falun Gong an example - and prohibits mixing religion and politics.
The showers held off as thousands lined St-Denis St. for the St-Jean parade Saturday. Figurines representing historical episodes like the founding of Montreal, Chinese dancers twirling parasols, and yellow-clad practitioners of Falun Gong bearing ...
Political debate is vibrant and protest is permitted, including by organisations such as Falun Gong that are banned on the mainland.
When Zhou Yongkang was security czar from 2008 to 2012, the PLAC received a budget higher than that of the military, and routinely suppressed dissidents, ethnic minorities and practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong. Zhou and Bo Xilai, ...
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline espousing the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.
He is the author of several books and co-author with David Matas of "Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs.
More alarming for the party is that the same lawyers who defend farmers' land rights often take up the cases of those whose political or religious beliefs the party abhors, among them house-church Christians, devotees of Falun Gong and dissidents. To ...
At a United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 19, Lin described the case of Sun Qian, a Chinese-Canadian businesswoman detained by the Chinese authorities in February for practicing Falun Gong. Lin called on the Council to help end the ...
... of senior former colleagues at the ALP that his role since leaving party head office had been to give legal advice to Chinese students who might get into trouble while taking part in pro-Beijing rallies that have recently drowned out protests by ...
The 81-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was asked what he knew about reports of human-rights abuses by the Chinese, including Falun Gong practitioners being killed for their organs. San Diego-based Epoch Times reporter Sophia Fang wanted his ...
More alarming for the party is that the same lawyers who defend farmers' land rights often take up the cases of those whose political or religious beliefs the party abhors, among them house-church Christians, devotees of Falun Gong and dissidents. To ...
Chi and Xu practice the spiritual discipline Falun Gong, which the Chinese Communist Party set out to eradicate in 1999. Chi's husband died in 2009 after being tortured during an 8-year prison sentence for practicing Falun Gong. Chi said she has also ...
That assumption is reinforced by the primary Chinese public memory of self-immolation, the alleged Falun Gong supporters who set themselves on fire in protest in Tiananmen Square in 2001.
June 10 is the founding date of an extralegal security agency tasked with overseeing the persecution of Falun Gong. July 1 is the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese control, and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to be in town for the ...
But wait, where is the evidence that the Chinese government has suddenly become champions of the human rights of, for example, Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims, the Falun Gong, Christians and their political opponents? The president welcomed the president of ...
Falun Gong needs focus. As a resident of Yass for more than 10 years, I was very pleased to hear of the establishment of a friendship-city relationship between our small town and the city of Wuzhou in Guanxi.
Some were granted asylum after the Tiananmen Square slayings and others such as Falun Gong members were forced to leave because of religious persecution.
Throughout his life, Matas has been involved in numerous human rights causes, including most recently the persecution of Falun Gong adherents in China and the state-sanctioned forced removal of organs for profit from the adherents and other prisoners ...
In China the Falun Gong have been rounded up and put in prisons. There are giant labor camps where there is organ harvesting.
Jiang, a Beijing-based rights defender, has defended China's most vulnerable groups, including Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan protesters, and victims of the 2008 contaminated milk powder scandal.
Jiang defended high-profile dissidents and practitioners of Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement, before being disbarred in 2009.
She and others who followed Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual practice, had been kicked out of a Chinese restaurant in Queens because of their religious affiliation.
Falun Gong practitioner Sze Chu-ming was originally fined HK$3,500 after being convicted by the Magistrates' Court of hitting the right hand of Hong Kong youth Care Association member Cheung Lau-ching in Mong Kok in April 2015.
Tibetan protesters and Falun Gong practitioners beaten by police. Forced abortions in the name of the "one child" policy.
It is the case of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaboo; of the Uyghur economist, Ilham Toti and of Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer linked to the Falun Gong movement, a sect that was particularly active at the time of the events in Tiananmen Square, as ...
... who held him incommunicado for six months, and may be forced to confess to crimes he didn't commit. Jiang Tianyong, a respected human rights attorney who defended high-profile dissidents and practitioners of Falun Gong, the banned spiritual ...
Jiang Tianyong defended high-profile dissidents and practitioners of Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement, before being disbarred in 2009.
Jiang has represented individuals persecuted by the Communist Party for their faith, including Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Uyghur Muslims, and Falun Gong practitioners as well as other minority groups and petitioners. He has testified in front of ...
Jiang Tianyong defended high-profile dissidents and practitioners of Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement, before he was disbarred in 2009.
It is the case of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaboo; of the Uyghur economist, Ilham Toti and of Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer linked to the Falun Gong movement, a sect that was particularly active at the time of the events in Tiananmen Square, as ...
"That increased discrepancy leads us to conclude that there has been a far larger slaughter of practitioners of Falun Gong for their organs than we had originally estimated." The investigators claim many of the organs are taken from prisoners of ...
In 2015, the year Feng began his Australian Research Council project, China jailed 300 lawyers. In the past, Feng points out, "they [the government] targeted Falun Gong or underground Christians, or other groups of dissidents. But now they focus on ...
"We interviewed Falun Gong who got out of prison, got out of China, systematically blood-tested, organ-examined, not for their health - they were being tortured - and only the types of examinations relevant to transplantation," Mr Matas said.
Zheng said that Liu's swift career progression was due to his gaining the confidence of top Shanghai Gang elites, such as former vice premier Huang Ju and Jiang Zemin, through his brutal handling of local petitioners and Falun Gong practitioners.
The Court of Final Appeal overturns the convictions of eight Falun Gong practitioners for wilful obstruction of police and assault during a 2002 protest outside the central government's liaison office.
Thirteen years ago, Matas presented to Canada's war crimes and crimes against humanity Unit a list of 45 names of Chinese officials who were instrumental in the campaign of persecution against the Falun Gong spiritual discipline in China. The aim was ...
Feeling threatened by Falun Gong's popularity (there were 70 million to 100 million practitioners in 1999, according to practitioner and official estimates), Jiang ordered the practice suppressed in July 1999.
DAVID MATAS: We interviewed Falun Gong who got out of prison, got out of China, systematically blood-tested, organ-examined, not for their health - they were being tortured - and only the types of examinations relevant to transplantation.
On April 25th, the Pennsylvania state legislature unanimously passed HR 27, which is a resolution that calls upon the government of China to end the practice of forced organ harvesting from all prisoners, and "particularly from Falun Gong prisoners and ...
China's negligence has created people like Anastasia Lin, who now preach anti-China propaganda for the Falun Gong cult.
The persecution of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline, was launched by former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin in July 1999.
Janicki himself practices Falun Gong, a spiritual movement that borrows the qigong practice of the Buddhist school, as well as from Taoist tradition.
"I have been meeting with organizations like Falun Gong. They want to see those individuals in China who have used the political system to arrest Falun Gong practitioners and then harvest organs and tissues from them after they have had them executed.
19 for her practice of Falun Gong and detained at Beijing First Detention Centre. According to Sun's sister, Sun Zan, the handcuffs and shackles were removed prior to a visit with Sun by officials from the Canadian embassy in Beijing on May 18.
... advocates victimised by the current campaign to suppress them," Cohen said. Other allegations about the use of suspicious medicines on detainees go further back.
The pro-Chinese regime groups' recent provocations at the parade held by Falun Gong practitioners on April 23 cost a small fortune; The Epoch Times learned that protesters received over $1 million dollars in total from Chinese provincial authorities.
"This will apply to all countries, whether it's organ-harvesters in China who are falsely imprisoning Falun Gong practitioners to harvest their organs and tissues for sale around the world, whether it's people in the Iranian regime that are denying ...
The key target of this campaign has been people who follow the ancient spiritual practice of Falun Gong. In the most literal sense, their voices have been silenced amid a cacophony of venom and lies.
According to "Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter: An Update," released last June by Kilgour, Matas, and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, other religious minorities besides Falun Gong practitioners being killed to supply China's highly lucrative organ ...


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