Media Release

Media Release

Media Release: Australian Immigration Hours from Sending Elderly Couple Back to Persecution

(SFDI) Two years ago, Mr. and Ms. Wang, escaped fatal persecution and joined their son in the safety of Australia. Three years ago, Mr. Wang’s brother-in-law was tortured to death for practicing Falun Gong. Three and a half years ago, Mr. Wang, himself, was knocked unconscious from electric-shock torture by Chinese prison guards. Today, however, the Australian immigration is poised to deport him and his wife back to the persecution in China.

Media Release: Discrimination Hearing Settled in Favour of Falun Dafa

(SFDI) – The discrimination complaint lodged by Dr. Michael Pearson-Smith on behalf of the Falun Fo Xue Association of Australia, following the exclusion of Falun Dafa from the Chinese New Year Festival of 2002, was today resolved at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The Hearing, which began on Tuesday, concluded with a settlement that guarantees Falun Dafa participation in future festivals up to the year 2008.

SFDI: Nancy Chen Returns to Australia Due to Australian Government’s Rescue Effort

(SFDI) 7 February 2003 — Following a 10 day ordeal in the custody of China’s notorious secret police, Australian citizen and Falun Gong practitioner Nancy Chen was finally released on the eve of the Lunar New Year. The voices of outrage raised by media and NGO’s throughout the international community were also contributory to the happy outcome.

Media Release: Update – Australian Mother and Daughter to Return from China After Ordeal

Thursday, 30 January 2003 (SFDI) – The Australian Embassy was able to confirm details about missing Australian – Ms Nancy Chen only after 72 hours after her disappearance in China. The National Security of the Chinese government claimed that they did not detain Nancy instead used the term “under surveillance” without giving any reasons to Australian officials.

Unwanted Christmas Wish

18 December 2002, (Sydney Falun Dafa Information Centre) – December 24 marks the end of a public appeal for the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, expression, association, and the right to peaceful assembly, currently being challenged in Hong Kong.