Brasov, Romania: Principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Bring Hope

( Falun Gong practitioners residing in the city of Brasov carried out activities which raised awareness among people about the persecution of Falun Gong, aka Falun Dafa, practitioners. The persecution has been ongoing in China for over 23 years.

The celebration of Romania’s National Day brought many visitors to Brasov on December 1, 2022. There were crowds of people at the Christmas Fair on Brasov’s Council Square. The peaceful and harmonious music, as well as the brochures, calendars, bookmarks, and lotus flowers, invited people to reflect on kindness, compassion, especially since it was close to Christmas.

People stop to learn about Falun Dafa at the booth set up on Republicii Street in Brașov on December 3, 2022.


Signing Petition Against the Persecution in China

Practitioners in Brasov used the occasion to tell people about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. People’s reaction to the news was swift, as they signed the petition to the Romanian President calling for an immediate end to the organ harvesting.

Ms. Koseva and Ms. Palige, Bulgarian nationals working in Bucharest, said that they remembered the Falun Dafa booth and similar activities they had seen in the Netherlands. Both went to the booth, and said that they wanted to help bring an end to the CCP’s organ harvesting by signing the petition.

“It is inhumane to remove people’s organs simply because they want to participate in a spiritual practice,” said Ms. Koseva. “How could you do this to retaliate against a practice that is so peaceful and beneficial to people?”

Before they left, they had a group photo and thanked the practitioners for what they were doing and wished them continued success.

Ms. Ilka Koseva and Ms. Madina Palige of Bulgarian nationality hope their signatures will stop the forced organ harvesting.


Ms. Mirela Costache, a tailor from Brasov, and her son, came to the booth saying that they had learned about the organ harvesting atrocities in China on the internet. They signed the petition calling for an end to the organ harvesting.

Ms. Costache, a tailor from Brasov, signs to stop the CCP’s atrocities.
People accept calendars from Falun Dafa practitioners. A woman said: “I wait to receive the calendar every year to put it in my little girl’s room.”



Public Help Raise Awareness of the CCP’s Persecution

Many people asked how they could help save Falun Gong practitioners in China. They learned that passing on the information can help immeasurably. After two girls had come to the booth earlier and signed the petitions, accepted brochures, and lotus flowers, one of them returned bringing another friend to sign the petition.

Mr. Militaru from Brasov, a student in Cluj, went home for the December 1, 2022 holiday. He talked to practitioners and encouraged other Romanians to join the cause. “Forms of oppression like those practiced in China, by an oppressive regime that still exists, should stop. It should never happen, ever,” he said.

He said that the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance inspired hope for him.

Mr. Cosmin Militaru, from Brasov, a student in Cluj, encourages other Romanians to join this cause.


Wishing to Practice Falun Gong

Impressed by the calm music accompanying the Falun Dafa exercises, Ms. Stănescu from Brasov, mother of adopted twin girls, approached the practitioners and asked what the petitions represented. When she was informed about the ongoing persecution, she signed the petition on the spot.

Ms. Mihaela also wanted to know more about the practice, asking where the exercises could be learned, as she believes they are great for peace of mind and soul.

“It is fantastic,” she said, “that there is such a practice of meditative exercises which is accompanied by peaceful music. It’s so beautiful, so soothing, and it helps cleanse negative thoughts. It also gets rid of demons that weigh down the hearts and minds of these souls!”

She was given the brochure, and shown where the practice site for the exercises can be found in Brasov. She thanked the practitioners before leaving.

Ms. Stănescu Mihaela signs the petition to stop the persecution.


Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why is the CCP persecuting it?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.

Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.

Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa. has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.

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