No More Chinese Communist Party

April 23, 2009

10 Year ‘anniversary’ of the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 10:08 pm
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How this continues to be ignored out of convenience and comfort is really inhuman, but I hope eventually some people will do something about this…

BEIJING (AP) — Now entering its second decade, China’s relentless drive to obliterate the Falun Gong spiritual sect has left a human toll ranging from the deaths of followers in custody to the self-exile of others and the beatings of their lawyers.

Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of a protest by an estimated 10,000 practitioners in Beijing that alerted the communist government to the group’s strength and wide appeal.

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The April 25, 1999, demonstration was intended to show how Falun Gong believers had learned compassion, forbearance and tolerance, said practitioner Bu Dongwei in a telephone interview from the United States, where he fled six months ago.

But the size and discipline of those who gathered unsettled the communist leadership, ever wary of independent groups that could threaten its authority.

Two months later, the group was labeled an “evil cult” and banned, its leadership arrested, and a campaign launched to forcibly reconvert millions of believers. Anyone practicing Falun Gong or even possessing materials about it could be arrested.

Followers say the crackdown cost the lives of 3,200 practitioners, including 104 last year.

The government says some Falun Gong followers have died in detention because of hunger strikes or refusing medical help. But it denies any have been intentionally killed.

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2 Comments »

  1. This is a travesty

    Comment by P.M. — July 12, 2009 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  2. It breaks my heart to learn of this attrocity, when will the Chinese people be safe to have an opinion or the simple freedom to meditate and practise a faith? There have been too many crimes against humanity by the Chinese government, who are just bullies that strike out at anything and any one that they perceive as a threat. why do we allow our governments (USA & Canada) to do business with these monsters. why do we send our technology, engineers and teachers to help a government that has total disregard for humanity, for its citisens and most of all their children. Silence is condonance. When will these government primatives realise thata fear is not respect and killing and sending people to labour camps and starving them dishouners them and what they stand for. Who do we write to and what else can we do to make this an issue in the mainstream?

    Comment by Marina — June 12, 2010 @ 4:36 am | Reply


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