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Japan-based Falun Gong follower ill in Chinese detention

BEIJING, Nov 30 (AFP) – Amnesty International on Saturday issued
an appeal on behalf of a Japanese-based follower of the Falun Gong
spiritual group detained in China, warning she was seriously ill and
could have been tortured.

Reference Article: Amnesty: State control of the internet in China

of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, banned in July 1999 as a ‘heretical
organization’, have used the Internet and e-mail to circulate information
about repression against the group. Some have been arrested as a result. The
Chinese authorities have now shut down the group’s websites and blocked
overseas websites. At least 14 Falun Gong practitioners have been detained
and imprisoned for Internet-related offences, several have died in custody
reportedly as a result of torture.

Hong Kong maintains blacklist of practitioners

LONDON, November 19, 2002 (European Falun Gong Information Centre) –Hong Yan, a Swedish Falun Gong practitioner, was travelling in the Far East for her own business (a travel agency). Yesterday she was prevented from entering into Hong Kong.

Australian Residents Submit Legal Case against Chinese Leader to United Nations

Violation of all 33 UN Human Rights Declarations Cited

Citizens and residents from Australia, Canada, USA, France, Ireland, Hong Kong and China have jointly submitted a legal case against Communist Party Head Jiang Zemin, and two other top Chinese officials, to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the International Criminal Court, for crimes committed in instigating and carrying out the brutal persecution of Falun Gong.