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Practitioners in Latvia Raise Awareness of Persecution of Falun Gong

Falun Gong practitioners in Latvia visited three cities–Ventspils, Liepaja, and the capital, Riga–to raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Latvia has a population of over two million and is located in northeastern Europe. Local practitioners first learned Falun Gong in 1997, and often do the exercises in…

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Portuguese Sign Falun Gong Petition to Stop Forced Organ Harvesting

Falun Gong practitioners in Portugal collected signatures on a petition in Lisbon on February 19, 2017. The petition called for an end to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit. Local residents and tourists from all over the world were very supportive. Every week, Falun Gong…

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Five Shen Yun Companies Deliver “Awe-Inspiring” Traditions to Five Cities

Five Shen Yun Performing Arts touring companies performed in five cities in North America and Asia February 18 and 19, 2017: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; and Taipei, Taiwan. Sold-out houses were common. The Merriam Theater in Philadelphia added two shows to the originally-scheduled ten performances due to the large demand. The…

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Italy: Forced Organ Harvesting in China Draws Criticism at Organ Trafficking Summit

“Right now, without free and independent inspection, there is no evidence that China has actually put an end to the cruel and illegal practice of forced organ harvesting, particularly from Falun Gong practitioners, and also Christians and other prisoners of conscience,” stated Italian Senator Maurizio Romani, vice president of the Health Commission during a press conference…

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Raising Awareness at New Zealand’s Waitangi Day Celebrations

Falun Gong practitioners participated in the celebration of Waitangi Day on February 6, a public holiday commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on that date in 1840. About one hundred thousand people attend the celebration in Waitangi every year. Practitioners took the opportunity to tell the public about the…

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Falun Gong Artworks Impact Employees and Visitors at Pennsylvania Capitol

Falun Gong practitioners held a “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” Art Exhibition in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg from January 4 to 30. As the state representatives initiated a resolution condemning the state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China, the art exhibition offered a chance for the lawmakers and staff members to learn about Falun Gong and the persecution of…

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