Try typing “Falun Gong” into your Internet search engine in China and you will not get far. What is now known as the “Great Firewall of China” comes into action and you get a notice saying: “This page cannot be displayed.”
Month: October 2002
On Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at 12:00 — 2:00 p.m. in Washington, DC, a diverse coalition of non-governmental human rights, religious freedom, and women’s organizations, labour unions, and student groups will hold a rally to focus attention on human rights atrocities in China and to protest Chinese Communist leader Jiang Zemin’s upcoming visit to the United States in October.
The Tang Dynasty Dancers with their beautiful costumes and graceful movements were particularly popular, with dozens of people taking photos and videos whilst they performed.
The Chief of Police stated unequivocally, “We have investigated Falun Gong and it has no problem. Falun Gong is legal in Indonesia.”
I am not a Falun Gong practitioner, but I know them well. I understand what they are thinking and doing. At the same time, since I am also a police officer and a civil servant. I know clearly what the police and civil servants are thinking and doing. I can say that Jiang’s persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, using the whole Party and state apparatus, is a huge mistake. To put it simply, the persecution can be called an outrageous crime.
I write on behalf of Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) practitioners in New South Wales, Australia.
We respectfully ask for your consideration to the plight of Yoko Kaneko, resident of Japan and wife of Atusi Kaneko of Niigata County as she is now suffering in a labor camp in China.
“The Falun Gong practitioners in my factory are honest, hardworking, good people. But the police want to arrest them. Jiang’s regime has gone too far in abusing Falun Gong practitioners, I cannot bear it. So I asked them, ‘Falun Gong practitioners are good people, why do you only arrest those good people?’ Just for those comments, they detained me for two days and interrogated me three times.”