A demonstration by Falun Gong
supporters in 1999 demanding legal recognition is widely seen as sparking the persecution that followed.
One area I would have liked the author to develop further is the question of what it means to call Falun Gong
a religion in relation to scholarly debates around the meaning of this word.
United by their experiences, the artists use their art to tell their stories, speak out and call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong
combine meditation and qigong – a strengthening, powering and relaxing healing system – but the Chinese Communist Party claim they are an "evil cult".
As the new qigong schools grew increasingly religious in their rhetoric, Falun Gong
chief among them, such movements drew increasing criticism in widely published newspapers, magazines, and television news broadcasts.
The group holds free Falun Gong
class at Huddersfield University on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.
The number of Falun Gong
practitioners was reported to have dropped from approximately 1,000 to an estimated 500 since the crackdown on the mainland began in mid-1999, although Government officials claimed that the number was lower for both periods.
He was accused of serious crimes against humanity committed during the persecution of Falun Gong
practitioners when he was Mayor of Beijing.
Most especially, though, the peace-loving FaLun Gong
practitioners are being illegally detained (in their thousands) then tortured, and are having their organs harvested while stilt alive.
The relentless but polite protesters cause was fueled by the release of a devastating report compiled by prominent civil rights attorney David Matas and former member of the Canadian Parliament David Matas entitled Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong
Practitioners in China.
Charles Lee: Not much until 1 became a Falun Gong
practitioner in 1997.
The 39-year-old man said that the alternative to leaving his crew and seeking asylum was to face political persecution and possible imprisonment in China, as he opposes the Chinese Communist Party and also follows the banned spiritual movement Falun Gong
The Epoch Times newspaper, headquartered in New York with an office in Toronto for its Canadian edition, has since March 10 been carrying articles exposing a newly discovered concentration camp for Falun Gong
adherents, as well as the organ harvesting system at work in China.
He identified her as a a Falun Gong
practitioner based in New York.
SUPPORTERS of Chinese meditation practice falun gong
acted out scenes of torture in Liverpool.