Indonesia: Exposing the Persecution of Falun Gong at International Endurance Competition

August 28, 2015

( Falun Gong practitioners from Indonesia are using various opportunities to raise public awareness of the 16-year long persecution of Falun Gong in China. The recent international competition, the Ironman 70.3 Bintan, offered such an opportunity.

The event was attended by 800 athletes from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Morocco, and included a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bicycle race, and a 13-mile run.

Along the major pathways of the event, practitioners demonstrated the exercises, held banners, passed out informational materials, and collected signatures on petitions that condemn the persecution.

Practitioners explain the recent wave of lawsuits against the former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Gong.

Demonstrating the exercises on the beach.

Athletes sign petition supporting Falun Gong’s lawsuits against Jiang Zemin.

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Jakarta, Indonesia: Rally at Chinese Embassy in Support of Global Efforts to Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice

July 07, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Jakarta, Indonesia

( Falun Dafa practitioners rallied in front of the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 4, 2015 to support the Chinese practitioners who have filed lawsuits against former dictator Jiang Zemin.

Copies of 34,581 criminal complaints from 43,404 plaintiffs sent to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court in China have been submitted to the Minghui website from the end of May to the beginning of July.

Falun Gong practitioners who had escaped to foreign countries filed 393 lawsuits as well. Two Falun Dafa practitioners who had moved to Jakarta from China to avoid further persecution brought copies of the complaints they recently filed against Jiang to the rally.

Falun Dafa practitioners rally to support efforts to bring Jiang Zemin to justice

“Jiang Zemin is the chief culprit,” read a banner sent from KRHN, a human rights organization.

Banner sent by Kontras, another human rights organization

Mr. Chen Handong was illegally detained in 2001 and again in 2003, for remaining steadfast in his belief in Falun Dafa. He was locked up in a brainwashing center during his second detention. He was deprived of sleep in an attempt to force him to give up his belief. He was also beaten until he vomited blood.

Another practitioner Ms. Liu Xiuyun was held in a forced labor camp for nearly two years. She was shocked with electric batons on sensitive areas of her body, deprived of sleep and subjected to other forms of torture and abuse.

Gatot Machali, spokesperson for the Indonesia Falun Dafa Association, speaks at the rally

Mr. Gatot Machali said that he believes justice will arrive quickly. He continued, “Falun Dafa practitioners are compassionate and tolerant towards others, but we cannot remain silent in the face of evil. We must come together to stop it, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.”

Antara News Agency interviews Falun Dafa practitioners

Antara News Agency and other media outlets filmed the rally and interviewed a Falun Gong practitioner who had filed a lawsuit against Jiang.

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Indonesia: Falun Dafa Practitioners Participate in South Jakarta Culture Festival

June 14, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Indonesia

( The South Jakarta Culture Festival, a vibrant event brimming with delicious Indonesian food, along with arts, crafts, clothing, and other cultural delights, attracted an estimated 70,000 visitors on June 6-7, 2015.

Multitudes of people were drawn to a simple, bright yellow-colored booth with the words: “Falun Dafa” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” printed on the outside. Inside the booth, Falun Dafa practitioners performed the gentle movements of Falun Dafa. Intrigued, many people read the information displayed both inside and outside the booth, which explained the physical and mental benefits of the practice.

Festival visitors observe three practitioners performing the Falun Dafa exercise movements.

Yellow banner above the booth reads “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” in Indonesian

Passerby read about Falun Dafa (Falun Gong)

Waist drum troupe, composed of Falun Dafa practitioners

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Indonesia: Demonstrating Falun Gong on Car-Free Day (Photo)

( After a few weeks of rain, March 16, another Car-Free Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia, was a bright sunny day. The main street was closed to cars, and pedestrians were encouraged to participate in more outdoor activities.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the exercises, bringing the peacefulness and beauty of Falun Gong to the busy city.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the exercises on Car-Free Sunday in Jakarta

Many people stopped by and spoke to the practitioners, and some of them followed along in doing the exercises.

An Indonesian-Chinese watched the exercises for an hour. He told the practitioners later that he really liked the peaceful movements, and that he would look for more Falun Gong information online.

Two gentlemen traveling from Sumatra had seen Falun Gong practitioners in their hometown. “Falun Gong teaches people to be truthful and compassionate,” one of them said, “The teaching of forbearance is very important, too.”

The other one indicated interest in learning the exercises, and said that he would look for his local exercise site upon returning home.

A local resident who had worked in Hong Kong commented: “I saw Falun Gong there, and I know that it’s being persecuted in China. People have no freedom of belief there.” He took a variety of Falun Gong materials before he left.

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Indonesia: Introducing Falun Dafa at a Family Welfare Program (Photos)

( Practitioners from the Indonesian cities of Cibubur and Depok introduced Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) at the Family Welfare Program in Depok, West Java, on Sunday morning, January 12, 2014.

The program is a national government effort aimed at improving people’s quality of life by improving their morality and health.

The program committee learned that Falun Dafa teaches people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to better themselves and that the five exercises have a remarkable effect on improving health. This motivated them to invite practitioners to introduce Falun Dafa to the local residents.

Indonesian people learn the Falun Gong exercises

At 6:30 a.m., dozens of local residents came out to learn the exercises.

Two practitioners demonstrated the movements at the front, and the residents followed along. Despite a short pause due to rain, they managed to finish all five of the Falun Gong exercises.

Some residents said that they felt the presence of a strong energy and expressed their desire to come again to practice. A local Family Welfare Program committee member proposed to set up a practice site in the area. Practitioners will support the new practice site on Saturday afternoons.

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Indonesia: Introducing Falun Gong at a Shopping Mall (Photos)

( After well-received performances by the Falun Gong group’s Divine Land Marching band at a shopping mall in Jakarta last December, the manager invited the group to return on January 5 to introduce the practice.

Demonstrating the exercises

People in the audience follow along to learn the exercises

The mall allotted two hours for practitioners to introduce the exercises and the teachings of Falun Gong. Practitioners gave a brief overview of the spread of Falun Gong around the world. They also demonstrated the exercise movements and shared experiences of how they personally benefited from the practice.

A good number of people watched the presentation and followed along with the demonstration to learn the exercises. Some audience members asked questions. Some bought the book Zhuan Falun , and asked for the contact information of the local exercise sites.

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Indonesian Practitioners Join Local New Year Celebration with Uplifting Music

December 25, 2013 | By Falun Gong practitioners in Malaysia

( Falun Gong practitioners in Batam Island, Indonesia brought uplifting music to a series of local events to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with locals on December 14 and 15. The Divine Land Marching Band, composed of practitioners in Indonesia and from Malaysia and Singapore, played uplifting and peaceful music. The performance and Falun Gong exercise demonstrations were well received by local residents.

Practitioners demonstrated Falun Gong exercises outside of the Alun-Alun Pemko Batam City Hall.

Batam Island is a northern island in Indonesia and the nearest island to Singapore. Many Singaporeans like to visit the island for shopping and entertainment.

The performance locations of the Divine Land Marching Band included outside of the Alun-Alun Pemko Batam City Hall, Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal, and shopping malls such as DG Mall (Diamond City), Harbour Bay Mall, Kepri Mall, and Penuin Market.

Locals were happy to take Falun Gong materials during their morning exercise.

Divine Land Marching Band performance in a shopping mall

Divine Land Marching Band performance in front of a department store

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the first to fourth exercises outside of the Alun-Alun Pemko Batam City Hall prior to the Divine Land Marching Band performance in the morning of December 15. The performance then further displayed the beauty of Falun Gong and extended the practitioners’ New Year greetings to spectators.

Before the performances, practitioners also gave a special introduction of the Divine Land Marching Band – It is not only a band popular in Asia, but also performs regularly in North America, Australia and Europe.

Zulkifli (right), a Falun Gong practitioner who lives in Batam Island, benefited a lot from the practice. Therefore, he wanted to let more people know the beauty of Falun Gong.

Mahadi Capah saw the practitioners during his morning exercise. He appreciated that the practitioners exposed the lies of the Chinese Communist Party and enabled him to know the facts of Falun Gong, something that he didn’t know for the past 10 years.

He acknowledged people’s basic human rights and that qigong exercises are good for health.

Mahadi Capah appreciated that practitioners exposed the lies of the Chinese Communist Party and enabled him to know the facts of Falun Gong.

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