On the morning of May 13, 2011, a hearing was held in a federal court in Sydney regarding Ms. Zhang Cuiying’s appeal of her lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) head and chief culprit in the persecution of Falun Gong in China. In 2004, Ms. Zhang filed a lawsuit against Jiang for torture and crimes against humanity. The supreme court of New South Wales recently ruled that Jiang qualified for diplomatic immunity.
The Indiana General Assembly passed House Resolution No. 54 by voice vote on April 21, 2011, during the First Regular Session of the 117th General Assembly to recognize and call attention to the Falun Gong of China. It was resolved that the Indiana House of Representatives expresses sympathy to Falun Gong practitioners and their family members who have suffered persecution, intimidation, imprisonment, torture, and even death for the past decade solely because of adherence to their personal beliefs; and that the Indiana House of Representatives calls upon the Government of the People's Republic of China to immediately cease and desist from its campaign to persecute, intimidate, imprison, and torture Falun Gong practitioners, to immediately abolish the 6-10 office, an extrajudicial security apparatus given the mandate to `eradicate' Falun Gong, and to immediately release Falun Gong practitioners, detained solely for their beliefs, from prisons and re-education through labor (RTL) camps, including those practitioners who are the relatives of United States citizens and permanent residents. ...More
Wang Sanyun, the governor of Anhui Province in China, is a human rights violator active in the persecution of Falun Gong. He is being sued in Taiwan for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China. Wang was faced with protests by the Taiwanese people and left the country, having clearly gotten the message that human rights violators are not welcome in Taiwan. ...More
Emails contain irrational, confrontational messages aimed at discrediting Falun Gong
On April 8, the US Department of State released the 2010 Report on human rights practices in China. The report states:
The German Federal Prosecutor's Office has formally indicted a German-Chinese who spied on Falun Gong practitioners for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Under German law, espionage can be punished with a prison sentence of up to five years. The European Falun Dafa Association stated that several others who are currently spying on Falun Gong practitioners in Germany for the CCP have also been under the German police's surveillance. The association advises these people to stop their wrongdoings in aiding those who are persecuting Falun Gong in China before it is too late. ...More
Judge Andrew Cheung of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled on March 11 that the Director of Immigration’s decision be “quashed” on the grounds that he “failed to take into account relevant considerations.”
As Hu Jintao, the Head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), arrived at the White House on the evening of January 18, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners gathered nearby to protest the eleven years of persecution they have endured under the communist regime. On January 19, as President Obama met with Hu, the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong became a focus of attention as members of Congress spoke out in opposition to it. Calling for the disintegration of the CCP and an end to the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners continued their large-scale, peaceful protests in Lafayette Park, along Pennsylvania Avenue and in front of the Department of State. ...More
Several lawyers from Beijing defended practitioners Mr. Kao Fuquan, Ms. Song Guihua and Ms. Yang Lanxiang in Zhaoyuan City Court. The lawyers jointly wrote a letter in December 2010 to the Yantai City Intermediate Court and Procuratorate, Shandong Provincial High Court and Procuratorate, Beijing Supreme Court and Procuratorate, Public Security Department, Political Consultative Committees and the People's Committees at all levels, accusing the Zhaoyuan Court officials, the Procuratorate and the police of jointly breaking the law, by preventing the lawyers from being able to meet with their clients, to have access to documents, and to attend court hearings.Mr. Kao, Ms. Song, Ms. Yang and five other practitioners from Zhaoyuan were illegally arrested by agents from the local 610 Office between May and August, 2010. They were held in separate cells at the Lingnan Gold Mine Brainwashing Center in Linglong Town for a long time, where they were beaten, tortured and interrogated. For the entire time of their detention, their families were denied visitation rights.
Into Thin Airwaves
How a handful of unknown Chinese martyrs aided the cause of freedom around the world ...More