Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Germany: Clarifying the Facts in a Radio Interview

    The hostess of the radio station decided to produce a forty-five minute programme about Falun Gong to be broadcast several weeks after our interview. So, several days ago, a practitioner from Karlsruhe and I went to the radio station. While we waited in the hall, we introduced Falun Gong to the receptionist who took a deep interest in Falun Gong. She asked us about the reason for the persecution. We did not have enough time to talk about the persecution in detail before it was time to hurry into the broadcasting studio...
  • Practitioners meet with United Nations Journalists in Geneva

    For the opening session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights at Geneva on Thursday the 11th of March 2004, the Swiss Falun Gong Association organized a meeting with United Nations journalists, to give them the latest news on the suppression of Falun Gong and on the peaceful means being implemented to combat it. Journalists of the major press agencies showed their interest by continuing a discussion with practitioners for the duration of the press conference.
  • Sweden: Falun Gong recieves Warm Support at Sweden's Largest Mind and Body Fair

    On March the 27th and 28th Falun Gong was displayed at Swedens largest body and mind fair in Liljeholmen, Stockholm. The fair, which is very popular amongst spiritual seekers and people who are interested in alternative health care, attracted thousands of visitors. Many payed a lot of attention to the Falun Gong booth where practitioners explained the facts and demonstrated the exercises.
  • A Successful Photo Exhibition in the University of Geneva

    During the 60th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the Falun Gong Association of Geneva University held an exhibition of photographs entitled, “Falun Dafa and Human Rights” on campus. Quite a few students already knew a bit about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, but the cruelty and barbarity were beyond their imagination.
  • Spain: Promoting Falun Gong and Explaining the Facts in Lerida City

    After attending the Health Fair in Lerida, Spain, practitioners from Madrid and Barcelona returned to Lerida City on March the 22nd to help local practitioners set up a new practice site. It was a fine day with a clear blue sky. Early in the morning, people came to the spacious area of grass in the centre of the city to learn the Falun Gong exercises.
  • Belated News from Geneva: Taking to the Streets to let People Know the Facts

    On March the 13th, two days before the Annual UN Human Rights Conference began, practitioners from Europe, Taiwan, the United States, Israel and Australia took to the streets in Geneva to let local people and the government representatives taking part in the UN Human Rights Commission know the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution in China.
  • UK: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Explain the Facts by a Local Amnesty International Group in Leeds

    Falun Gong practitioners were invited by Amnesty International in Leeds to attend their meeting on March the 18th. The practitioners introduced the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China to the participants at the meeting. The Amnesty members were deeply shocked by the practitioners’ personal experiences and the scenes of persecution shown in the Video-CDs.
  • Russia: Telling the Facts to the Precious Chinese People

    Many Chinese people visit Irkutsk. Most go to the shopping square downtown. In the beginning, they were not very interested in the truth-clarification materials that we had placed in the shops, but now it is much better. Most are willing to take the newspapers and Video-CDs that explain the truth about Falun Gong. We also hang up banners reading “Falun Dafa is good”, “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance” and “Falun Dafa will bring you a Beautiful Future.”
  • Before the Meeting of UN Human Rights Commission, International Human Rights Organisations Held a Human Rights Dinner and Dance

    Through beautiful music and dance, the human rights evening hoped to remind people of the continuous violations of human rights in other parts of the world. Taking place before the meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission, the human rights evening appeared more meaningful.
  • Swiss Members of Parliament sent Speeches to the Falun Gong Anti-Persecution Press Conference in Geneva

    On March the 15th, Mr. Ueli Leuenberger, member of the Swiss Federal Parliament, and Ms. Maria Roth-Bernasconi, councillor of Geneva State, sent speeches to the anti-persecution press conference held by Falun Gong practitioners at the Places Des Nations. In Mr. Leuenberger’s letter, he indicated his support for practitioners’ efforts to promote the value of human rights in China.
  • Poland: Falun Gong Practitioner’s Painting Exhibition Brings Brilliance to Ancient Warsaw

    At the beginning of March, Ms Zhang Cuiying, a well-known artist of traditional Chinese painting from Australia, held a two-day exhibition in the Polish capital. MP Paul Poslus made an opening speech at the exhibition. Many representatives of the media, including Polish National Television, TVP, RMF-FM radio, the Polish Daily and Journal, reported on the exhibition.
  • Switzerland: The Sounds of Singing Drift in the Geneva Spring Rain

    On the 14th of March, the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the streets of Geneva were busy with people despite continuous rain. From afar, I heard the sound of singing. Following the voices, I found a wonderful street-concert taking place in the rain. The song “Coming For You” attracted many residents, tourists and representatives participating in the Human Rights Commission.
  • Sweden: Introducing Falun Dafa at a Prison

    At first they gave an introductory class in which they demonstrated the exercises and told inmates about Falun Dafa and how in 1999, China’s former President Jiang Zemin banned the most popular qigong-practice in China’s history as he was jealous and afraid of losing people’s hearts, hearts that were his by fear and terror. The inmates could hardly believe the harsh situation for illegally detained practitioners in Chinese prisons.
  • Finland: Appeal at the Chinese Embassy to bring the Chief Criminals to Justice

    On March the 22nd 2004, Falun Gong practitioners in Helsinki appealed at the Chinese Embassy calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China and for the chief criminals responsible for instigating this atrocity to be brought to justice. Legal action has already been taken against them in several countries.
  • Sweden: Promoting Falun Gong in Uddevalla

    Recently, Swedish Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the small but beautiful city of Uddevalla to let the local people know about Falun Gong and the brutal persecution against the practice, which has been happening for almost five years in China. Practitioners handed out flyers and collected petition signatures from passers by.