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931 Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced for Their Faith in 2018

According to information collected by Minghui, 931 Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced to prison for their faith in 2018. These sentenced practitioners come from 27 provinces and centrally-controlled municipalities. Liaoning Province led the list with 116 sentences, followed by 107 convictions in Shandong Province. Both provinces also topped the list of sentencing cases in 2017,…

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Canada: List of Communist Human Rights Violators Submitted to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, a forum was organised by the “Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance” office of the Canadian government on December 12, 2018. The forum was hosted by Foreign Affairs Minster Chrystia Freeland. The Canadian Falun Dafa Association was invited to the forum, and its chairman, Li Xun, submitted…

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Sao Paulo, Brazil: Exposing the Persecution of Falun Gong in Front of the Chinese Consulate

Over the past 19 years, Falun Gong practitioners in Brazil have persistently exposed the persecution of Falun Gong in front of the Chinese Consulate in Sao Paulo. They distribute fliers and talk to passers-by about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of innocent practitioners in China. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and…

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Five U.S. Cities Gifted with Shen Yun before Christmas

December 21 – 23, 2018, the weekend before Christmas, Shen Yun Performing Arts thrilled audiences in five U.S. cities: McAllen and Beaumont, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; Rockford, Illinois; and San Jose, California.   “This Brought People Together” “I’ve never seen a performance in all of my life equal to what I saw today,” said Ronald Bowers,…

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Independent Tribunal Affirms Large-Scale State-Sanctioned Forced Organ Harvesting in China

An independent tribunal has unanimously concluded that forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has taken place in China on a substantial scale. The interim judgement by the Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners Of Conscience in China (the China Tribunal) was delivered in London on December 10, 2018, following three days of…

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Ecuador: Increasing Awareness of the Persecution in China During Human Rights Week

Falun Gong practitioners joined several events between December 10 and 13, during Human Rights Week in Loja, a city in southern Ecuador. Highlights of these events included a practitioner being interviewed by a television news reporter, hundreds of people attending documentary screenings and learning the exercises during large-scale exercise demonstration sessions. During the human rights…

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Turkey: Falun Dafa Presented at the Mersin City Book Fair

Turkish Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the Mersin City Book Fair, which this year ran from November 24 to December 2, 2018. This was the fourth year that practitioners have been a part of this popular event. Many visitors at the fair, stopped by the Falun Dafa table and expressed interest and appreciation for the…

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