Last Friday, Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a decision of the lower court and reinstated Falun Gong practitioners prosecution for Contempt of Court Charges.
In order to support the Hong Kong anti Article 23, the Global Coalition Against Article 23 in marched down the street of Auckland in the rain on 29th of June in New Zealand.
The proposed legislation would give Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security, an appointee of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, broad authority to ban organizations it deemed in opposition to the national interest, thereby threatening religious organizations such as the Falun Gong and the Roman Catholic Church.
On Sunday morning in Chicago, under a sky filled with brilliant sunshine, nearly 3000 Dafa practitioners from around the world gathered in the Fairmont Hotel located in downtown Chicago on the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. Master Li Hongzhi arrived and gave a lecture on the Fa.
At 10 AM CST of 12 June 2003, the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois concluded its hearing and ruled to accept the Amicus brief signed and submitted by more than three dozen members of U.S. Congress, asking the Court to continue proceedings for the case.
U.S. Courts Deny Immunity to Chinese Officials Charged with Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners.
“I don’t know if these materials will get into your hands. What I am going to do is to restart the hunger strike… if I don’t hear from you by 5pm on 5/21/2003.” — Dr. Charles Li
In a joint letter to Illinois Members of Congress, 80 Illinois state representatives urged their federal counter-parts to “vigorously support” the class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois against former Chinese leader, Jiang Zemin.
Dr. Charles Li, a U.S. citizen and practitioner of Falun Gong, has been on hunger strike since May 27, and was force-fed since May 31 in a hospital inside the Nanjing Prison, China.
Mr. T. Kumar, Director of Amnesty International, Asia Pacific Affairs, said that AI recently learned about the lawsuit charging Jiang Zemin with genocide that was filed in Chicago. They have contacted the plaintiffs and will work with them to prosecute Jiang.