(Minghui.org) The ICHRRF (International Commission for Human Rights and Religious Freedom) held a 1-day conference in Washington, D.C. on the topic of forgotten genocides of the world on September 23, 2023.

Dr. Sen Nieh, a professor at the Catholic University of America, described the genocidal persecution carried out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against Falun Gong practitioners. He cited historical data and photos to show that, through its various political movements, the CCP has killed 80 million Chinese people since 1949. The number of unnatural deaths exceeds the total number of deaths in the 20th Century’s two world wars. Participants were appalled and called on the international community to stop the CCP’s atrocities.

ICHRRF held a 1-day conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C on September 23, 2023.

Dr. Nieh, a professor for 40 years at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., has been an academic leader and served 5 terms totaling 14 years as the Mechanical Engineering Department Chairman. He has published over 100 scientific papers and was granted eight invention patents. He holds Honorary Professorship at six universities in Taiwan and China.

Professor Nieh addressed the conference.

Dr. Nieh told conference attendees that he began practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in 1997. He explained that Falun Dafa was introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in May 1992 and that within six years, 70 to 100 million people in China had taken up the practice. People were attracted to Falun Dafa’s amazing physical and mental health benefits. Dr. Neih said that a major component of Falun Dafa is that it teaches people to value virtue and abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives. Today, Falun Dafa is practiced in more than 100 countries and regions including the United States.

Dr. Nieh recounted the CCP’s brutal persecution over the past 24 years. “Seeing the rapid spread and popularity of Falun Gong in China, the then CCP leader, Jiang Zemin, insisted on suppressing Falun Gong out of paranoia and jealousy. On July 20, 1999, the CCP began a full-scale persecution of Falun Gong. Hundreds of thousands practitioners were imprisoned, tortured, murdered, and even killed for their organs [for sale to transplant patients]. This genocide of Falun Gong practitioners continues to this day.”

He showed the participants pictures of practitioners being tortured, as well as the various torture methods used by the CCP to force practitioners to give up their belief.

People from multiple social groups, experts and scholars, officials, media and others were invited to participate in the conference. Attendees were appalled by the CCP’s brutal persecution of the Chinese people, and some took photos of Dr. Nieh’s presentation.

An attendee takes a photo of the presentation.