It’s been now over twenty years since the persecution of practitioners of Falun Gong started in China. The followers have been beaten and harassed, and some of them lost their lives through severe beatings by the police. Many have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Despite documented abuses and deaths, the reaction of the outside world has been largely ineffective. Politics interferes with human rights appeals, but followers persistently gather around the world each year to remind us of the plight of their brethren.
- The Chinese Communist Party has sought to eliminate the 70 to 100 million practitioners of Falun Gong.
- A rally was held on Capitol Hill on July 16, where Falun Gong practitioners raised awareness of their persecution.
- The Chinese Communist Party has also brutally tortured Falun Gong practitioners and has even harvested their organs.
“Fang, herself, was constantly harassed and detained by police in her hometown of Jilin, a city in northeastern China.”