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Three lawyers detained for defending Falun Gong practitioners

Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) learned in mid-July that three lawyers in different locations in north-eastern China were detained over several weeks by local authorities.

The three, Liu Ruiping, Wang Yonghang, and Wang Ping, who have previously been harassed because of their work defending Falun Gong practitioners, were seized between July 2 and July 8 in Shandong and Liaoning Provinces.

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Falun Gong survives assault by China

As some see it, Nostradamus’s most famous quatrain, predicting that the King of Terror would descend in July 1999, failed to come true, costing the prognosticator his credibility. To millions of Falun Gong practitioners in China, however, that prophecy has fulfilled itself with terrifying precision.

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Members of US Congress urge President Obama to support Falun Gong practitioners in China

Congressional letter calls Falun Gong plight “one of the most unjust and cruel persecutions of our times.”

“We applaud these members of Congress,” says Falun Dafa Information Center spokesperson Mr. Erping Zhang, “for articulating in no uncertain terms that the United States government will not tolerate the arbitrary arrest, torture and death of Falun Gong practitioners — peaceful, law-abiding citizens — as a result of a systematic Communist Party-run campaign. We hope President Obama and his administration will heed their call.”

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The Comment Factory: The story of William Huang, Falun Gong and human rights activist, imprisoned and tortured by the Chinese Communist dictatorship

William (Kui) Huang is one of the people who spent their youth cutting open [pistachio] nut shells with pliers. During an interview he told me that he had to work at least sixteen hours a day. The work was done in Cell No. 27 of Zhuhai 2nd Detention Center, which according to Huang was less than twenty square meters in size and was home to over twenty people.

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