May 13, 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day and the 22nd anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. On this special occasion, US Senator John Cornyn from Texas sent the following greeting letter to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.
“It’s you who are committing a crime and violating the law,” said one of the defense attorneys to the judges during a trial against three Falun Gong practitioners on April 3, 2014, at the Decheng District Court of Dezhou City, Shandong Province, China.
My sister asked me to read the book Zhuan Falun. I agreed. What is written in Zhuan Falun is completely different from what the TV propaganda claimed.
As Falun Gong practitioners all over the world continue raising awareness of the persecution, they have found more and more support. For many, their support no longer stops at giving their own signatures. This was the case last weekend in Scotland, Germany, and Australia.
Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao has been drawing mass attention with his quixotic attempt to buy the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or another major U.S. media entity.
Falun Dafa practitioners from Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, Canberra, and West Australia held a grand march in Sydney on September 28, 2013 to promote the teaching of Falun Dafa and to help tourists and residents know about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. The massive procession drew attention from many passersby and was warmly received.
Falun Gong practitioners in Brisbane, Australia, held activities on Brisbane Square on July 20, 2013, to expose the brutal persecution of Falun Gong, launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fourteen years ago.
On May 9, at a council debate, David Shoebridge, John Kay, and Jan Barham, three Greens members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, submitted a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the council. The petition calls for action to be taken to stop the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners, to make laws to forbid Australian citizens to have illegal organ transplants in other countries, and to stop training surgeons from other countries for illegal organ harvesting.
A petition with more than 70,000 signatures was presented to David Shoebridge and Jamie Parker, Members of the Parliament for the State of New South Wales (NSW) at at press conference in front of the state Parliament building on April 24, 2013. The petition seeks an end to the illicit harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners by asking the NSW Parliament to amend existing laws regarding organ trafficking.
The Australian Senate unanimously passed a motion on March 21 urging the government to oppose the practice of organ harvesting in China. The motion was introduced before the 76-member Upper House of the Australian Parliament by Senator John Madigan from the Democratic Labor Party.