Visit of Detained Practitioner Results in Arrest and Detention

August 26, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) When three people tried to visit a Falun Gong practitioner at a detention center last month, they were turned away, but then followed and forcibly arrested by the police.

The Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Li Zhiqiang from Dezhou City, Shandong Province, was recently sentenced to four years in prison after being illegally detained for one year and seven months for his belief.

Mr. Li’s son, nephew, and friend, Ms. Wang Yanzhi, tried to visit him on July 27, 2015. All three were arrested and taken to the Xincheng Police Station, where they were interrogated and mistreated. Ms. Wang was transferred to the Dezhou City Detention Center.

Arrested for Visiting Mr. Li Zhiqiang

When these three went to visit Mr. Li, they were told that he might be transferred to a prison and thus visitation rights were withdrawn. Therefore they caught a late afternoon bus back to the city.

Three plainclothes officers got on that bus at the Xinghelu Station. At the next bus station, the three people got off the bus. The officers followed and suddenly grabbed them. Mr. Li’s son asked that they show their identification. The police refused and instead video-recorded them.

Then, a car arrived with a group of police officers. The three were surrounded by officers who tried to force them into the car. Since the car did not have enough room, the police called a taxi. They resisted the police. The son’s glasses and bag were confiscated.

“My father is imprisoned by the police because of practicing Falun Gong,” he shouted. “Now you want to arrest us just because we visited him. Falun Gong is good.”

People surrounded them, the taxi driver refused to cooperate with the police and drove away. Eventually, the police called another police car, handcuffed the three and pushed them into the vehicle.

The three were taken to the Xincheng Police Station. The police confiscated all their personal belongings and separated them for interrogation.

Interrogated and Mistreated

Mr. Li’s son was taken to the interrogation room, handcuffed to the wall for more than two hours and interrogated for more than three hours.

The nephew was taken to another interrogation room. His hands were tied behind his back and his feet shackled. The interrogation lasted until past midnight. Then he was left in the interrogation room for the night with handcuffs on. His right arm was injured and the handcuffs left a mark on his wrist.

Ms. Wang began to throw up in the police station. She could not talk or even sit still. The police mocked her and said that she pretended to be sick. Then, the police called a doctor who did not treat her. The police turned the air conditioner to very cold and left her like this for the entire night.

A group of officers from the domestic security team and the Xincheng Police Station ransacked Ms. Wang’ home for three hours. They confiscated Falun Gong books and materials, banners and many other personal belongings. They did this in front of Ms. Wang’s mother-in-law and her granddaughter.

The police demanded that Ms. Wang’s daughter come to the police station and interrogated her for over five hours the next morning. They again interrogated Ms. Wang that morning. Ms. Wang’s daughter demanded to see her mother and was finally allowed to see her in the afternoon. The police refused to have her mother treated despite her poor health condition.

The police demanded that Mr. Li’s nephew provide his contact information and he refused. Therefore, they confiscated his cell phone to get his contact information.

The domestic security police released Mr. Li’s son and nephew at 9:00 p.m. However, not until they signed a guarantee statement that promised not to practice Falun Gong and their release forms. They also took blood samples and fingerprinted them.

The police took Ms. Wang to the Dezhou City Detention Center, although her daughter tried to prevent this transfer.

The police issued Ms. Wang’s official detention notice and a general letter claiming that Ms. Wang’s health was fine.

Participants in the persecution of Mr. Li:
Liu Zhong, chief of the Dezhou City Detention Center: +86-534-2187701, +86-13905342103
Yu Songyan, chief and CCP party secretary of the Dezhou City Police Department: +86-534-2292077
Zhang Baozhen, deputy chief of the Dezhou City Police Department and chief of Dezhou City Economic Developing Zone Police Department: +86-13705342656

Jia Zefeng, caption of the Domestic Security Team in the Dezhou City Economic Developing Zone Police Department: +86-15853452299

Related articles:

Shandong Court Denies Practitioner of Legal Representation During Trial
Mr. Li Zhiqiang Facing Trial
Mr. Li Zhiqiang and Ms. Shan Xiufang Arrested

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Category: Accounts of Persecution

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Torture and Rape Survivor Files Complaint Against Jiang Zemin

August 27, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent in Hebei Province

(Minghui.org) Having suffered unimaginable torture for remaining resolute in her belief in Falun Gong, Ms. Ren Jinping from Langfang City, Hebei Province recently filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former head of Chinese Communist Party for launching the persecution campaign against Falun Gong.

To bear witness to the relentless persecution and bring the main perpetrator to justice, Ms. Ren revisits the darkest moments of her life of 10 years ago and recounts the numerous occasions when she was targeted for her belief—nine arrests, illegal detentions, brutal torture, rape by a police officer, forced labor, and sexual abuse.

She also recalls the devastation of losing both parents in a span of five months and the guilt of causing pain and suffering to close family members. Painful as it is, she states, “My ordeal is only the tip of the iceberg of how Falun Gong practitioners in China have suffered in the past 16 years.”

“I only wish to file charges against Jiang,” she clarifies. “Though many public security officials were involved more directly in my persecution, I no longer bear resentment toward them—not even the police officer who raped me. They were all being used and are victims themselves.”

Ms. Ren is charging Jiang with illegal imprisonment, torture, organ harvesting, and genocide. Her complaint was sent on June 26, 2015 and received by the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate the next day.

Following is a summary of what Ms. Ren suffered.

Repeated Arrests

Ms. Ren started practicing Falun Gong in 1995 and soon regained her health. She became energetic and more considerate of others. Her family, friends, and neighbors were amazed by how much she had changed.

When Jiang Zemin launched the persecution against Falun Gong, Ms. Ren made two trips to Beijing between October 1999 and May 2000 to appeal for the right to practice. She was arrested both times, beaten, and fined. After the second arrest, she was sent back to Langfang and tied to a death bed for 45 hours at the city detention center.

Three police officers arrested Ms. Ren in June 2000 for doing Falun Gong exercises in public. They beat her for more than an hour in broad daylight until she lost consciousness, and then took her to the city detention center. She was beaten by director Xing with a shoe, which resulted in severe swelling and loss of hearing.

To escape an attempted arrest in September 2000, Ms. Ren left home to live in Beijing temporarily. During her 19-month stay in Beijing, she was arrested three times for telling people or posting information about the persecution of Falun Gong. Twice she was sent to a detention center, where she was tortured and almost became a victim of organ harvesting. Another time she was raped by a police officer.

We Could Easily Find a Match

Ms. Ren was arrested just a few months after she moved to Beijing in September 2000. While detained at the Chaoyang Detention Center, Ms. Ren was secretly given extensive physical examinations and various tests at the Civil Aviation General Hospital.

“The doctor looked at my results and said, ‘The results look great. We could easily find a match.’ At the time, I had no idea what he meant.”

The guards took her out of her cell after midnight the following day and cuffed her hands behind her and shackled her feet. She was put into the trunk of a car escorted by armed police officers. Curled up in an awkward position in the trunk with her hands cuffed and feet shackled, the pain quickly became unbearable.

After driving for an hour, the car’s engine died. The vehicle was towed back to the Chaoyang Detention Center. Ms. Ren was told not to speak about this.

Years later, she happened to be watching a TV program about state-sanctioned organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. It suddenly dawned on her what could have happened to her. “I still tremble with fear whenever I think of what could have happened that night.”

Raped by a Police Officer

While putting up posters with Dafa information in Beijing in May 2001, Ms. Ren was stopped by a police officer. He tried to grope her while giving her a pat down and when she did not allow it to continue, he beat her with a rubber club until she lost consciousness. He then dragged her to a nearby bridge and raped her.

“I felt a severe pain in my lower body and knew right away what had happened. After the deed was done, he inserted the rubber club into my vagina and sat on top of me. I am not sure how many hours had past before I finally regained consciousness.”

When she saw the officer sitting nearby smoking a cigarette, she shouted for help. He did not appear concerned at all. “Yes, I raped you. I could have killed you and thrown you into the river. We have directives from higher ups to treat Falun Gong however we want.”

In great pain, she managed to get home after he left. She remained in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness for the next few days. She could not move at all. The physical pain eventually passed, but the psychological damage will haunt her for the rest of her life.

The Public Security Hospital

While distributing fliers with Dafa information in October 2001, Ms. Ren was arrested in Beijing. At the Sanjianfang Police Station. she was handcuffed and locked in a metal cage for a day and a night. Later, she was transferred to the Chaoyang Detention Center, where she was detained more than two months.

She was subjected to beatings, made to stand for long periods of time, and her face burned with cigarette butts. Because she refused to write a guarantee statement and renounce her belief, she was confined to a small cell. She was on the verge of death when she was transferred to the Public Security Hospital that December.

The basement of the Public Security Hospital was used to detain Falun Gong practitioners from all over the country. Most were brought there after being tortured to the verge of death. All of the practitioners were cuffed and shackled to a bed in the “spread eagle” position and were only let down when they ate or used the bathroom.

The medical personnel took blood samples from each practitioner every morning. Whoever resisted were shocked with electric batons. A blood sample of 60 ml was drawn from Ms. Ren almost every day during the 27 days she was there.

Authorities from the Langfang Police Department eventually found out where she was and transferred her back. She was sent directly to the Yuecheng Brainwashing Center upon returning to Langfang. During the month she was detained there, the guards beat her every day in an attempt to get her to renounce her belief.

Tortured at the Kaiping Women’s Forced Labor Camp

Ms. Ren was arrested in her own home in Langfang in March 2004 and taken to the Kaiping Women’s Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City, where she was held for two years. She was confined to a small cell for over a year.

She was made to stand 24 hours a day for three weeks in a row, which caused incontinence and her legs to swell. The guards abused her around the clock. They sometimes forced her to kneel down and shocked her on the bottom of her feet with electric batons. The window to her cell was sealed with tape during torture sessions so that no one could hear her screams. The temperature inside the cell rose above 100 degrees during the summer.

Four female guards once stripped her completely naked and yanked all her pubic hair out. They then forced her to stand, even though she was bleeding heavily. She eventually lost consciousness and fell to the ground.

Family’s Suffering

After Ms. Ren left home in September 2000, her non-practitioner husband, Wang Zhixin, was illegally arrested and detained for two weeks. With both parents gone and no place to go, their son slept on the street. The police also frequently harassed and threatened her husband.

The police often harassed Ms. Ren’s elderly parents at their home, almost always in the middle of the night. The couple was taken to the police station late at night one time and weren’t released until after midnight. Constant fear and anxiety took a toll on both her parents’ health.

After Ms. Ren was sent to the forced labor camp in 2004, her mother’s health declined rapidly and she passed away in less than a month. Five months later, her father passed away.

“When I learned of the deaths of my parents, I was so heart-broken and I passed out. The guilt tears me up into a thousand pieces every time I think of them.”

Background

In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.

The persecution has led to the deaths of thousands Falun Gong practitioners over the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.

Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organ, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang’s directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.

Chinese law now allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

Australian Legislator Proposes Legislative Amendment to Stop Unethical Organ Trade

August 26, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Li Zheng in Sydney

(Minghui.org) Australian Greens Party politician David Shoebridge, who serves in the NSW (New South Wales) Parliament, hosted a forum on human organ trafficking at the NSW Parliament on August 11, 2015. Attendees discussed the practice of unethical organ trade in the world and its impact on NSW. The consensus was that Australia should amend its legislation to stop such unethical organ transplants.


David Shoebridge, NSW Greens Party member

On the same afternoon, Mr. Shoebridge presented to the parliament of New South Wales the 2015 Human Tissue Amendment (Human Organ Trafficking) Bill, along with a petition that supports legislative change in NSW to stop residents traveling overseas to receive unethically sourced organs.

Proposed Legislative Amendment to Stop Unethical Organ Trade

Mr. Shoebridge explained his proposed legislative amendment aims to bring harsher punishment to unethical transplant tourism.

He said that in early 2013, his office received a complaint report claiming a NSW resident had initially planned to travel abroad to obtain an organ, but the friend found out the organ was unethically sourced.

His friend’s doctor told him that a patient decided against getting an organ transplant, because the patient received confirmation from a Chinese doctor on the phone that the kidney they sourced for him was from an executed prisoner, which would be available next week for him for transplant.

He also learned that the research of two Canadians human rights lawyers, David Matas, and David Kilgour, concluded that live organ harvesting is rampant in China. Moreover, the Chinese regime and military have been involved in forced organ harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners.

Mr. Shoebridge gathered different opinions, and collected signatures online to support an amendment of the Australian legislation. As of today, he has received support from many residents in NSW. They hope to work together to stop the unethical organ transplants, and make laws to criminalize it.

240,000 Signatures in Support of Proposed Bill

In addition to the 170,000 signatures received by parliament two years ago, Mr. Shoebridge added an extra 70,000 signatures to the petition, bringing the total number to 240,000 signatures, making it the largest petition in the history of the NSW Parliament.

Mr. Shoebridge said that this represents the powerful wish of NSW residents. They hope and request the NSW government to act to stop the unethical human organ trade.

NSW Parliament should amend the law to criminalize unethical organ transplants, and therefore perfect the Australian law to curb international illegal organ trade. Pressure also needs to be put on the Chinese regime to stop their unethical practice of forced organ harvesting.

Mr. Shoebridge also presented to the NSW Parliament, the Human Tissue Amendment (Trafficking in Human Organs) Bill 2015. Once the bill is passed, the law will criminalize unethical trafficking of vital organs, and the law will charge such offenders with manslaughter.

Sydney Liberal Party Member: “I Really Hope that all Members of all Parties See it as a Human Rights Issue and Support it”

Human rights lawyer Andrea Tokaji, spoke at the forum and said the new legislation will ensure that Australia severs all links to unethical organ transplant tourism. Chinese organ transplant doctors should also be denied visas if they apply to come to Australia to receive organ transplant training. Tokaji also addressed the issue of China’s illegal imprisonment of thousands of prisoners of conscience. She hopes the Australian government can urge China to open all prisons and other facilities to allow international human rights organizations to conduct independent investigations.

Sydney Liberal Party member Andrew Bush commented: “The issue is absolutely vital. The issue of forced live organ harvesting should be above Party politics.” He said, “I really hope that all members of all parties see it as a human rights issue and support it.”

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Category: Organ Harvesting

CEO: How I Survived a Fatal Accident

August 26, 2015 | By Ar Qiang

(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has deceived people with propaganda against Falun Dafa for 16 years. When they learn the facts, many people choose to support Falun Dafa. Their courage in supporting the innocent in the face of this harsh suppression, often brings blessings and miracles. Below is a story that occurred to the CEO of a foreign firm last summer.

A Card vs. a Pendant

Last year I went to a fortune teller and he told me that my life may be in danger. Following his advice, I bought a pendant with the image of a deceased CCP leader and hung it next to my car’s rear view mirror.

One day a friend saw it. He is a Falun Dafa practitioner and often talked to me about the practice and explained why the Party spread hate-propaganda, including the staged self-immolation incident. He said, “We both know Mao and the Party have harmed a large number of Chinese through its political campaigns, such as the Cultural Revolution. The Party itself could face serious consequences for damaging traditional culture and Chinese moral values. Tell me, how could such a dead person do you any good?” He asked.

What he said did make sense. He recommended that I remove the pendant and carry a card with me instead. “Keeps these words in your mind and say them when your life is in danger, you will be saved,” he said.

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A typical truth-clarification card made by practitioners in China. The words say:“Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Repeat these words sincerely and your life will be saved when in danger”

We talked about this several times. I followed his advice, and I accepted the card and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations.

Flat Tire

Then a miracle happened.

The temperature was high last year before noon on June 16, close to 104 degree (or 40 Celsius). I was driving on a highway at about 80 miles (or 130 km) per hour. I had not quite recovered from a minor fever the day before. Nonetheless I kept driving because I had to return to work.

About 20 miles after I entered the highway, there was suddenly a loud noise. Before I knew what happened, the vehicle started to tumble wildly like a roller coaster. Realizing I had a flat tire, I stepped on the brake. With that, I totally lost control of the vehicle. The last thing I remember seeing was the highway guardrail.

I did not know how long I lay there before I regained consciousness. A burning smell filled my nostrils. Opening my eyes, I noticed my glasses were gone. The left side of my head was covered with blood, and the safety belt restrained me tightly.

As soon as I loosened the safety belt, I fell—it turned out the vehicle was upside down. I lay there for a while trying to figure out what happened. Looking around, I saw blood and smashed glass. I realized I survived the accident.

Card in a Wallet

I made my way out of the vehicle and found myself next to the center guardrail. It seemed my vehicle was bounced across the highway from side to side, turned upside down, and then slid forward. Scattered behind it was a trail of my things: a towel, cologne, and other small objects.

My shoes were gone and the ground was too hot to walk on. I tiptoed over to grab a towel and wiped the blood off my head. Thinking the vehicle might explode, I moved away from it. To avoid traffic that drove around my Jeep, I went to the side even further.

I waved to passing cars for help, but no one stopped. I reached down for my phone, but it was gone. Surprised, I noticed my wallet was in my back pocket. I clearly remembered putting it on the car seat—how could it end up in my pocket?

Opening the wallet, I saw the little card my friend had given me. Immediately I knew I survived the accident because of the card. And I was very grateful to Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.

You Are a Lucky Man

Finally a truck stopped. The driver talked with me and called the police, who came 10 minutes later. An officer handed me a phone to call my parents. An ambulance came. Before we left, my father arrived. He was terrified, but then excited to see me safe.

My father checked the vehicle and discussed the accident with the police. My Jeep was totaled: the body smashed, top caved in, tires damaged, all six airbags popped open, and the vehicle had slid nearly 60 yards.

“You are a lucky man,” one officer said to me, “In an accident like this, you could have died many times.” But I did not. Fortunately the drivers seat was intact and it protected me like a shield, the officer said.

The ambulance took me to a nearby hospital, where I underwent ultrasounds on my head, chest, and stomach. I was not injured at all. The doctor said, “You only have minor scratches on your head and arms. We will give you medicine to stop the bleeding, plus antibiotics, and then you are free to go.”

I worked at home for two or three days and then went back to work. I explained to my surprised coworkers how a little card miraculously changed a person’s fate.

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Category: People in China Awaken to the Truth

Artistic Expressions by an Israeli Falun Dafa Practitioner

August 24, 2015 | By a practitioner in Israel

(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa is the most remarkable thing that I’ve come across in my life. It is my way, my life, my happiness. In 2000, at a park near my house, I saw some people doing exercises, and joined them. On my way home, I felt so light, as if I weighed no more than 15 kg (33 pounds). I felt very happy and at ease. I was smiling, and there were no thoughts in my head, just a feeling of joy.

When I started reading Zhuan Falun for the first time, I kept falling asleep, but wanted very much to read further. There was a feeling that I knew all of it, but it was only I who knew it! I was happy that the book had been written for all, and that all can read it! I knew that the man who wrote it was not an ordinary person.

These 15 years of cultivation have been very difficult. I faced so many tests, but it was remarkable and wonderful at the same time! Many thanks to Teacher! There are no words to express my gratitude.

I have loved to draw since childhood. I was in poor health, so I stayed at home and drew. In my imagination, everything in the drawings came to life: people, birds, and ballerinas rotating on their toes in light, snow-white tutus. I saw people through the windows of houses. I was the creator of my small, pictured world.

I now practice Falun Dafa. On holidays, I draw congratulations for our Teacher. I work as an illustrator with the Epoch Times and at a Minghui school, where I teach practitioners’ children to live by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I teach them to draw using watercolors–they are transparent and airy.

Here are some drawings:

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A young mother meditates while her child crawls on her feet. In other dimensions, angels are gently touching the practitioner’s hands. The practitioner is shining and has a round halo around her head. While sitting in meditation, I saw a similar picture in other dimensions.

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An illustration to a parable

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A practitioner with a child

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An illustration to a parable

Category: Art & Photo Exhibits

Postal Worker Listens to the Facts and Accepts Our Lawsuit Documents Against Jiang

August 25, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner from Shandong Province

(Minghui.org) Today, two fellow practitioners and I went to the local post office to mail our lawsuit documents against the former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin. The two of them went inside to mail their letters while I remained outside to send righteous thoughts.

A short while later, one of them called me inside. The postal worker had refused to accept our letters.

She said, “We received a notice from the police station to call them about the letters addressed to the Supreme People’s Court or the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. The police warned us that whoever approved the letters for mailing would be legally responsible.”

The three of us told the worker about the persecution of Falun Gong and why we were filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin. However, she still refused to accept the letters.

We were not discouraged. “Suing Jiang Zemin is a right of the citizens,” we reminded her. “It is the post office’s duty to accept and mail our letters. The policemen are breaking the law by forbidding us to send letters. They don’t know what is right and wrong. We know it is Jiang’s group who are trying to stop people from sending the lawsuits.”

We patiently told her that there had already been more than 120,000 Falun Dafa practitioners in over 30 countries who have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, who orchestrated the violent suppression of Falun Dafa practitioners. “We are not doing this for ourselves. Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance are universal values. Jiang’s lies have turned many people hostile towards the Buddha Fa. Committing crimes against the Buddha Fa will result in heaven’s punishment when the time comes. Jiang has, as a matter of fact, persecuted all Chinese people.”

One of the practitioners told her about how her healthy drastically improved after she began practicing Falun Dafa.

We had no objective other than to let her know the truth. We continued to explain while she listened quietly. Slowly, she gave our letters the stamp of approval and handed us the receipts.

We were touched, and one of my fellow practitioners burst into tears.

“We thank you for making the right choice out of morality and conscience,” I said to her. “We are deeply moved by your courage. You will be blessed.” We finally explained to her the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its youth organizations. She agreed to withdraw her membership in the Young Pioneers.

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Category: Clarifying the Truth

Australia: People in Toowoomba Align with “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance”

August 24, 2015

(Minghui.org) The city of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia, known as the “Garden City,” celebrated its tenth Languages and Cultures Festival on August 9, 2015. The variety of traditional cultures on display attracted great crowds and filled the air with harmony and liveliness.

This was also the third time Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the celebration and shared the beauty of the meditation practice with the local people, in particular its principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

Many people stopped by, showed great interest in the practice, and expressed their support for practitioners resisting the persecution in China.

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I truly love Falun Gong!”

An older woman walked straight to a practitioner and said, “I truly love Falun Gong. I saw your group in last year’s Grand Central Floral Parade. I felt deeply touched. I don’t know why, but I was deeply, deeply touched. I just love the message of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I truly love Falun Gong!”

A lady in her forties said, “I know Falun Gong is very good, and it has spread widely. I’ve just come back from a trip to Europe. I saw Falun Gong in several places. When I went to visit my friend in Finland, I saw people there practicing Falun Gong too. I also want to practice.”

A young man and his friend came to the information desk and asked, “I believe in Tibetan Buddhism. Can you tell me what Falun Gong is about, and what you focus on in this practice?” The practitioner explained that Falun Gong stresses the importance of “looking within” when encountering conflicts, drawing on the practitioner’s own cultivation experiences. The pair listened attentively and nodded. At the end, the young man put his hands together in front his chest and thanked the practitioner.

A fragile lady in her nineties looked at a Falun Gong flyer and said to a practitioner, “It’s a pity I’m too old for the exercises, but I will keep Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in my heart.”

Some people had already heard about Falun Gong and the persecution of the practice by China’s communist regime. They expressed their support for Falun Gong and said they hope that the persecution would soon come to an end.

Thank you for bringing beauty to Toowoomba!”

The mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council and the events manager visited the Falun Gong booth, had a friendly chat with practitioners, and posed for a group photo.

“I’m so pleased to see your group here. I just want to say thank you again and let you know just how much we appreciate your wonderful presentation in our annual Floral Parade. Thank you for bringing beauty to Toowoomba. Your presentation has always been outstanding!” said the events manager.

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Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises during the festival.

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