Ms. Luu was illegally sentenced to 19 years in a forced labor camp because she assisted in broadcasting Falun Dafa truth-clarification video programs on Chinese TV. She is currently held in the Jinan provincial female prison, Shandong Province.
Month: November 2003
Yoko was arrested in Beijing on May 24, 2002 for distributing flyers to passers-by in Beijing to call for an end to the persecution. She was sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp. During her imprisonment, her husband, friends, and fellow Falun Gong practitioners strove to rescue her all the time.
A “confinement cell” is about 8 by 8 feet with no windows. There is a wooden plank in the center of the cell surrounded by about 3 feet of floor space. Practitioners are laid on the plank with both hands tied to the rings 24 hour a day. The cells are dark, damp, and bitterly cold. They have to sleep without blankets.
I told them that there was a website that is devoted to collecting the names of those who have committed crimes against Falun Gong in order to expose them and bring them to justice when the time comes. The policemen were surprised to hear.
Even after Les Presses Chinoises was sued in 2002 and ordered to stop its defamation, it continued to carry full-length articles from mainland China that demonized Falun Gong. Then, two questions still exist; what kind of role has Les Presses Chinoises played in defaming Falun Gong, and what harm has it brought to the plaintiffs?
I visited several countries and everywhere saw a similar scene: all kinds of foreigners practicing Falun Gong, telling people how Jiang’s regime deceives people by spreading lies to incite hatred against Falun Gong.
Commencing with Universal Childrens Day, Petals of Peace is an ongoing project launched by Sunshine Coast Falun Dafa practitioners as a gesture of friendship to all children.
According to Agence France Presse’s report from Washington on November 11, 2003, a few days ago, a high-powered US congressional trio advised the Dallas, Texas based cosmetics giant Mary Kay Inc. to stand up to China’s demands that sales associates swear not to join the banned Falun Gong spiritual group.
On November 23, 2003, Dafa practitioners from South Australia participated in the Christmas Parade held in the Adelaide Glenelg area.
Chinese authorities have released a Chinese woman living in Japan who was
detained in China from May last year for her activities in the Falun Gong.