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  • Germany: People Learn the Truth on Information Day

    On October 17, 2009, Falun Dafa practitioners in Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle, Germany held an information day to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal persecution of practitioners in China. In a light rain, several practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises while others distributed fliers to every visitor.
  • Court Hearing in Paris Investigates the Reasons for Eutelsat's Interruption of NTDTV Broadcast Signals to Asia

    A Paris court held a hearing regarding NTDTV's lawsuit against Eutelsat on November 5, 2009. Eutelsat stopped NTDTV broadcast signals to Asia before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. If NTDTV wins the case, the court will appoint technical experts to conduct an independent investigation on Eutelsat's interruption of NTDTV's signals.
  • Ukraine: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition Held in Crimean Peninsula

    On October 23, the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition was opened in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. Lots of people saw the exhibition and wrote praise in the visitor book. Many parents brought their children to the exhibition. The kids love the handmade lotus flowers. Some Christians from a church nearby also came and brought some cakes for practitioners as an expression of their appreciation.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Introduced at the Zaragoza General Trade Fair

    This was the first time that practitioners participated in this event. They set up a booth to introduce Falun Gong and expose Chinese Communist Party's inhumane persecution of the practice. They also offered free Falun Gong classes. Many people who learned the facts signed a petition calling for an end to the persecution.
  • Germany: "What Can I Do for You?"

    On October 31, Ms. Ren, a Chinese lady living in Munich, Germany, happened upon Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful demonstration against the persecution and encouraging Chinese people to quit the Chinese Communist Party activity. She expressed her support and asked what she could do for them.
  • Switzerland: Visitors to a Falun Gong Information Table Are Appalled by the Atrocities Happening in China

    On August 15, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Switzerland held a Falun Gong Information Day in Bern, the capital, exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Gong. At the same time, they called for an immediate end to the persecution. People signed the petition to express their support.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Activity in Munich Attracts Many Visitors

    Munich is a well-known historical city. It attracts many tourists from around the world. The Marien Platz in the city centre is especially crowded. On August 9, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners from the German State of Bavaria held an activity at the Marien Platz, exposing the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Germany: Helping People Get to Know Falun Gong at Frankfurt Book Exhibition

    October 18 was the last day of the Frankfurt Book Exhibition. It was still crowded and lively, inside as well as outside the exhibition hall. Falun Gong practitioners held an information booth in the open-air exhibition area. They introduced the visitors to Zhuan Falun and the main teachings of Falun Gong, and demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises.
  • Sweden: Persecution of Falun Gong Highlighted at Human Rights Forum

    On October 22, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organised a human rights forum at the Swedish Parliament. The forum was hosted by Eva Selin Lindgren, Swedish Parliament member and vice chair of WILPF. Parliament representatives, China Experts, NGOs, and representatives from other persecuted groups attended the forum.
  • Denmark: Spreading the Facts about Falun Gong in Hans Christian Andersen's Home Town

    It is already chilly in October in Denmark. From October 15 to 17, Falun Gong practitioners in Denmark held three days of activities in five cities on the Island of Fyn to raise awareness about the human rights abuses against the practice in China. Many people learned about Falun Gong by talking to practitioners or reading the posters and information material they displayed.
  • Romania: International Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition Organised by the Falun Dafa Association

    During the week of October 12-18, 2009, the International Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition was held at the Anaid Art Gallery in Bucharest, near the Parliament. Despite cold and rainy weather, many visitors came to view the exhibition. The event started with a press conference attended by the main cultural TV station in Romania - TVR Cultural.
  • Finland: Introducing Falun Dafa at a Health Expo in Helsinki

    The twenty-seventh annual Spirit and Knowledge Expo was held in Helsinki, Finland in October 2009. More than two hundred groups participated in the Expo. Finland Falun Gong practitioners took part in the Expo by introducing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) and its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
  • Germany: "We Are with You, and We Support You"

    From October 1 to 4 2009, Falun Gong practitioners held activities to support the movement to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organisations on the square in front of the Cologne Cathedral. After finding out the facts, many people signed their names to support stopping the persecution of Falun Gong and to support those who have withdrawn from the CCP.
  • Turkey: First Middle East Experience Sharing Conference

    The First Middle East Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held on October 24th, 2009 in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Practitioners came from Turkey, Iran, Israel and the United Arab Emirates to participate in the conference.
  • United Kingdom: Promoting Withdrawals from the CCP in London's Chinatown

    October 1, 2009, was the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) rise to power in China. The Service Centre for Quitting the CCP in London held activities in London's Chinatown to give out copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, to urge people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organisations, and to support the 61 million Chinese people that had already renounced the CCP.