Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shows Concern Over the Persecution of Falun Gong

August 05, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Austria

(Minghui.org) Dr. Gerhard Doujak, Head of the Human Rights Department in Austria’s Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, met with representatives of the Society for Threatened Peoples International (STPI), the Falun Dafa Association, and Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) on July 20, 2015.

The three representatives had a discussion with Dr. Doujak about the persecution of Falun Gong and the state-sanctioned organ harvesting from unlawfully imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners in China.

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Dr. Gerhard Doujak, Head of the Human Rights Department in Austria’s Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, (right) learns about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting crimes, from Nadine Papa, representative of STPI.

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Katja Hausmann, representative of DAFOH, gives Dr. Doujak a copy of a petition with more than 2 million signatures calling for an end to forced organ harvesting in China.

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Nadine Papa, representative of STPI (left), gives Dr. Doujak (right) a copy of signatures collected condemning organ harvesting in the past year.

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Nadine Papa from STPI, Katja Hausmann from DAFOH, and Wang Yong from the Austrian Falun Dafa Association (left to right)

Mr. Wang Yong, Chairman of the Austrian Falun Dafa Association, gave Dr. Doujak an update on the recent wave of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP who is responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong. Dr. Doujak expressed his concern over the persecution and said he would do his best to help stop it through diplomatic channels.

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Category: Organ Harvesting

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Bin County Police Launch Large-Scale Arrests Amid Jiang Lawsuits

August 05, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Heilongjiang Province, China

(Minghui.org) More than 300 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members from Ningyuan Town of Bin County, Heilongjiang Province, have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), since late May 2015.

These practitioners are urging the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court to bring Jiang to justice for orchestrating the violent suppression of Falun Gong in China.

Arrests of Practitioners to Continue Until September

As ordered by the Heilongjiang Province Ministry of Public Security, Song Yi, deputy director of the Bin County Police Department and officers from different townships carried out large-scale arrests of practitioners on July 28, 2015, for suing Jiang.

According to inside information, the police will continue to arrest practitioners until at least September.

Over 100 officers and more than 20 police cars with fake plates gathered in the Ningyuan Town Police Station around 2 a.m. on July 28. They broke into practitioners’ homes and arrested 17 practitioners and 1 family member who does not practice Falun Gong.

Those arrested include male and female practitioners. The males are: Mr. Zhao Hongrong, Mr. Zhang Shirong, Mr. Wen Hai, Mr. Xiu Cai, Mr. Xiu Hongjun, and Mr. Li Jie.

The females are: Ms. Wen Jinglin, Ms. Lan Bo, Ms. Ji Chunxia, Ms. Xiu Hongyan, Ms. Xu Jinhua, Ms. Qu Xueying, Ms. Liu Shuhua, Ms. Man Lifen, Ms. Qiao Zhuhua, Ms. Chen Jian, and a practitioner whose name is unknown.

Mr. Xiu Gui was also arrested, although he is not a practitioner.

Sentenced and Fined

The 6 male practitioners were taken to the Bin County No.1 Detention Center, with 5 sentenced to a 15-day detention term. Mr. Xiu Gui was sentenced to 10 days.

The female practitioners were taken to Yaziquan in Harbin for 15 days of detention. Some practitioners’ families were fined 1,000 yuan.

Practitioners Ms. Sun Yan and Ms. Zhou Shuqin from Binzhou Town were also arrested on July 28. Ms. Sun was taken to Yaziquan, and Ms. Zhou was released the same day. Another practitioner, also called Ms. Sun avoided arrest because she was not at home. However, her Falun Gong books were confiscated.

Ms. Yu from Bin County was arrested and released that evening.

All practitioners were charged with the concocted allegation of “disturbing social order.”

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution

Goodness Can Bring Stability to Society

August 05, 2015 | By a Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) My husband complained of heart problems during the 2013 Chinese New Year, a problem he has had for several years and he looked very pale. He even had to ask people near him to call for an ambulance.

Because of the medication his face became swollen and his condition worsened.

The doctor told him that he could no longer take any medication, because it had poisoned him.

He had to stop for a breather after a few steps and needed to rest during a meal. He often secretly wept and worried that his lifespan would be short.

After I watched him for a while, I asked him if he would practice Dafa with me and he agreed.

He single crossed his legs, conjoined his hands and listened to the audio teachings of Dafa’s founder, called Master by practitioners.

After he listened several times he smiled, said that all he hears makes sense and wondered why he did not start to practice earlier.

He did not take any medication and yet he did not fall ill. He could go for a walk, his complexion became rosy and he was energetic.

He went back to work, was assigned a procurement job and purchased the goods at a much lower price.

His boss often said that if his company had another person like my husband, he would be very satisfied.

If more people come to practice Dafa, there would be more good, kind and healthy people. Society would be stable and people would feel less insecure. Human beings would hold hope if they were good people.

Chinese version available

Category: Health Benefits