The government’s use of mental hospitals and psychiatric misuse in the abuse of Falun Gong practitioners was the cause of great concern for international human rights groups, mental health organizations and professionals who are concerned with the development of psychiatry in China.
Month: March 2004
Traditional Chinese musical instrument audio mix.
The House of Representatives passed resolution H. Res. 530 (full text) urging the international community to rebuke the People’s Republic of China for a litany of human rights abuses. The vote on the resolution was 402-2.
The world will never be the same again.
Why are we here.
Zhen Shan Ren.
Adherents of Falun Gong define it as a traditional self-cultivation practice to improve mind and body. The Chinese government is among the worst offenders as it seeks to keep tight control over its citizens. In recent years, a rapidly growing movement called Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) has been a target of repression by the Chinese government, which banned it in July 1999.
I am writing to tell you about the enormous hardships my family and I have suffered and to ask you to please help us in our efforts to gain redress of these injustices. I have been deprived of the most basic human rights, including the freedom of speech, the freedom of belief, and the right to legal recourse. We have suffered from brutal persecution, both physically and mentally. I want to file a lawsuit against the chief criminal responsible for this injustice.
The annual “Day of Peace” celebration was held at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba on March 17, 2004. Organizers of this event had strongly hoped Falun Gong practitioners would again come to give a dance performance in Tang Dynasty costumes.
A family of Falun Gong practitioners have called on the Federal
Government to condemn China’s persecution of Falun Gong.
We are female Falun Dafa practitioners from the People’s Republic of China. With great indignation, we relate the inhumane torture we have been suffering over the past four and one-half years. We are seeking your help.
Throughout China’s labor camps and police stations, we have been subjected to torture and humiliation. Some female practitioners have been forced to stand still for days and nights while being denied food, the use of a restroom and sleep. Many have been beaten and shocked with high-voltage electric batons. Others have been sent to mental hospitals and injected with unknown substances. Many have been exposed to extremely hot or cold weather.
During the month of February 2004, details of 30 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in China were uncovered despite a continued black-out maintained by Chinese authorities on information about Falun Gong-related cases.