Month: November 2005

Washington Post: China Shutters Prominent Lawyer’s Firm

Judicial authorities in Beijing have shut down the law firm of a prominent civil rights lawyer after he refused to withdraw an open letter urging President Hu Jintao to respect freedom of religion and stop persecuting members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement.

Stop Persecuting Spiritual Believers and Amend Your Ties with the Chinese People

An Open Letter to President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao from Lawyer Gao Zhisheng

Before I could sit down and send my greetings to you, my two fellow compatriots, out of solicitude for another group of our common fellow compatriots, Falun Gong believers, I went to several places outside Beijing to investigate the real situation about Falun Gong believers suffering a new wave of systematic, large-scale, organized illegal persecution. During my days outside Beijing, I was hiding, laying low like a thief. That’s why many in the outside world spread the hearsay that I was “missing.”

This new round of continued, systematic, large-scale, and organized brutal persecution targeting our fellow Chinese citizens who believe in Falun Gong is an ongoing reality, not only revealed in recent letters addressed to us from different regions, but also a reality we personally witnessed during our trip outside Beijing. As a Chinese citizen, and as a lawyer, I am willing to bear any legal responsibility for witnessing and publicizing these facts.

A True Story of Reincarnation: Sramana on Ganges River

At present, Falun Dafa is being persecuted in Mainland China. Dafa practitioners have withstood enormous pressure under this unprecedented tribulation and made it through several years. There are many heroic and inspiring stories of Dafa practitioners. This article is a review from the historical perspective and discovers how we had steadfastly cultivated ourselves in our past lives.

Remembering the Support for This Noble Cause

One day, everyone will offer the praise, “Falun Gong’s resistance to the persecution is a noble cause.” At that time, people will be glad to have given us their support, because we protected the universal values of humanity, and defended our faith.