Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

A Peaceful Appeal 20 Years Ago and Efforts to Oppose the Persecution

April 25, 1999, was a special day in modern Chinese history. About 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Beijing to peacefully appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. There were no conflicts, banners, slogans, or yelling. Police officers were at ease, and the traffic continued as usual. After then-premier Zhu Rongji met practitioner representatives…

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The Historic April 25 Demonstration

Eighteen years ago, more than 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful demonstration at the National Appeals Office in Beijing on April 25, 1999, seeking the release of several practitioners unjustly arrested days before. Many thought that the large scale demonstration directly triggered the brutal nationwide persecution campaign launched a few months later by then…

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Beijing Prisons Prevents Falun Gong Practitioners from Filing Appeals

This year marked the 18th year of Falun Gong being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Many practitioners and their families want to file appeals for their prison sentences. However, the Beijing prison system applies several tactics to stop their appeal efforts. Falun Gong practitioners usually present several legal arguments. The authorities cannot win…

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