It is my belief that the Chinese Communist Party has never had a legal basis for its eleven-year persecution of Falun Gong, because the Chinese government never officially banned Falun Gong. I won’t delve into the subject of the current Chinese government’s legitimacy itself since its inception in 1949 for now, but even according to the Chinese government’s own laws, the persecution by the CCP and Jiang Zemin’s gang is illegal.
In practice, the government organs that have tried to charge Falun Gong practitioners at the behest of the “610 Office” have never been able to legitimately accuse them of an actual crime. Even according to the Chinese Communist Party’s own laws, the persecution of Falun Gong is illegal.
In summary, the persecution initiated against Falun Gong on July 1999 was initiated by CCP leader Jiang Zemin’s letters, speeches, directives, followed by a series of CCP-issued documents. These were the driving force behind this political, persecutory movement, accompanied by the overwhelming slander and smear campaign by the CCP propaganda machine. This persecution is not a case of a legitimate government enforcing its laws. Of course, a government has no right to persecute its people this way, or it would be, in the process of doing so, removing its own legitimacy. The responsibility for the continuation of this persecution after Jiang stepped down, however, falls squarely on the shoulders of the current CCP leadership.
It was 2:00 am and we were sitting on the floor of a Bangkok slum. We had a flight to catch the next morning, but after interviewing Falun Gong refugees for a week we still couldn’t pull away from what they were telling us.
Often in the news but rarely understood, Falun Gong is regularly associated
with Chinese human rights issues. Leeshai Lemish gives his understanding of what
Falun Gong practitioners actually believe I would have laughed if ten years ago
you told me that my search for a meditation practice would land me on Beijing’s
If this persecution is so severe, why is it so rarely in the news and why isn’t more being done about it?
Leeshai Lemish looks at the history and causes of the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong.
More than 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to the Appeals Office of the State Council in Beijing to peacefully appeal on April 25, 1999.
Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) began to spread throughout the world in May 1992. It revealed the characteristic of the universe, “Zhen-Shan-Ren,” and people who began to practice quickly obtained better health while at the same time they strived to become better people. Falun Gong was spreading fast, by word of mouth, from one person to another. On April 25, 1999, after Tianjin police beat and arrested 45 Falun Gong practitioners, more than 10,000 practitioners went to the State Appeals Office near Zhongnanhai (they went to Fuyou Street) in Beijing to peacefully appeal to government officials. The appeal was handled by the premier of the State Council, who met with Falun Gong practitioners, and they reached a common understanding and reasonable resolution. The entire event went peacefully and it was over in the evening.
Recently, under pressure from the Chinese Communist regime, the Attorney-General of the Australian Government has filed three submissions with the Supreme Court of NSW to intervene in three separate lawsuits filed by Australian Falun Gong practitioners against officials of the Chinese Communist regime for torture and crimes against humanity.