India Falun Dafa Association registered as an non-profit organization in Bombay in September 2004, and the association then became a legal group recognized by the Indian Government. The founding of India Falun Dafa Association formally tells the world that the ancient nation with the second largest population in the world has formally embraced Falun Dafa.
At 8pm Eastern Time on October 4, 2004, the House of the Representatives in the U.S. unanimously passed H. Con. Resolution 304, expressing the sense of Congress regarding oppression by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of Falun Gong in the United States and in China.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s immunization of the former leader of China, Jiang Zemin, for alleged genocide, torture and crimes against humanity perpetrated against practitioners of Falun Gong in China.
Dr. Terri Marsh, attorney for the plaintiffs, commented, “[Former leader] Jiang Zemin does not enjoy immunity under US law or under the international standards created in the wake of Nuremberg and affirmed and re-affirmed by domestic and international courts around the globe.”
Plaintiffs will file an appeal to the US Supreme Court, and if necessary to the United Nations Commissions on Genocide and Torture.
On the afternoon of September 2nd a criminal lawsuit against Jia Qinglin was filed in the “Audiencia Nacional” of the National Spanish Court system, in Madrid, Spain. Jia Qinglin was accused of the crimes of genocide and tortures against practitioners of Falun Gong in China.
The thirty-two-year-old Austrian of Chinese descent has serious problems: At the beginning of July, he applied for a passport extension at the Chinese Consulate in Vienna, but was refused. He was informed verbally that this decision was made because he is a Falun Gong practitioner, but a written refusal was not granted.
Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners are traveling to Manhattan to conduct several large-scale events for the more than 45,000 people scheduled to attend the Republican National Conventional. Practitioners of Falun Gong are coming from as far away as Taiwan and Australia to show RNC attendees and the people of New York how tens of millions of Falun Gong practitioners in China are suffering under brutal persecution in China.
On July 29, 2004, Ms. Dai Zhizhen held media interviews in front of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. She described how her husband was persecuted to death in China for practicing Falun Gong. The following report is the interview of Dai Zhizhen with Zhengjian / PureInsight reporter Li Qingyun.
Due to our efforts in letting the public know about Falun Gong and the genocide that is taking place against practitioners in China, and thanks to the peaceful nature of Falun Gong cultivation practice, people who practice Falun Gong were the only group who received permission to hold events in Athens.
The lawsuit states that Bo Xilai has contravened Article 357 of the Russian Criminal Law in his crimes of genocide, torture and crimes against humanity.
On July 19th, Chen was summoned to appear before the Tanzanian court in reference to the case. This is the first time any Chinese official responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong has appeared in person at any of the legal actions filed in many countries.