Gold Coast, Australia: Falun Gong Highlighted in Ormeau Lions Fair

September 19, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Zhao Lin

(Minghui.org) Since its launch in 2004, the annual Ormeau Lions Fair has attracted thousands of people every year and is now the largest community event in the region. Falun Gong practitioners joined the festivities this year, for the third time, on September 5 and 6.

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Practitioners demonstrate Falun Gong exercises during the Ormeau Lions Fair in Gold Coast, Australia.

Impressed by the gentle meditation and handmade paper lotus flowers, which represented peace and purity, many people came up to learn more information. “I really love these flowers!” exclaimed a young woman. “They are so pretty. And the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is something that goes to your heart.”

Upon hearing about the severe suppression of Falun Gong in China, a large number of attendees signed petitions calling to stop the brutality. “Harvesting organs from living practitioners? It’s insane, and it must stop,” said John, who came to see the fair.

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Practitioners give out handmade paper lotus flowers.

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One woman signs a petition to support practitioners’ peaceful resistance to the suppression by communist authorities in China.

Michael, who does martial arts as a hobby, had heard about Falun Gong in the past and how it is persecuted in China. He asked why practitioners would risk their safety and even their lives for a meditation practice. One practitioner told him how the practice changed her to a new person, both physically and mentally.

Another practitioner talked about his permanent knee injury, which occurred during wrestling many years earlier. His knee fully recovered after he began to practice Falun Gong.

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Fourteen Tianjin Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested for Suing Jiang Zemin in August

September 20, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Tianjin

(Minghui.org) Local police arrested 14 Falun Gong practitioners from the Xiqing District of Tianjin City during August 2015, for suing Jiang Zemin. The police ransacked the homes of eight practitioners, forced one to agree in writing not to sue Jiang, and threatened family members of one that they would detain their practitioner family member.

Arrested and Detained on August 6 and 7

Mr. Wang Yuhe was arrested on August 6 by officers from the Zhendong Police Station of Yangliuqing County. He is being held in the Xiqing Detention Center.

Ms. Pan Huifeng mailed her criminal complaint against Ziang on July 17, but it was held by the local post office. She told the post office staff twice the facts about Falun Gong, and was reported to the police. Officers from the Zhongbeizhen Police Station arrested her and ransacked her home on August 7. Ms. Pan is being held in the Xiqing Detention Center.

Arrest, Attempted Arrest, and Confiscation on August 19

Police broke into Ms. Yang Yanhua’s house on August 19, and confiscated her computer, cell phone, and other belongings. Ms. Yang was not home at the time, and cannot return to her home because of a probable arrest.

Mr. Gao Xuewen’s home was broken into by officers from the Houtaicun Police Station. Mr. Gao was not home at the time. The police questioned his family and video recorded every corner of the house on August 19.

The same police officers broke into his house again in the afternoon, with a search and detention warrant, but the officers refused to show the warrants. Mr. Gao was arrested and his family members were ordered to sign the “criminal detention form.”

Arrests, Attempted Arrests, Confiscations, and Detention on August 20

Ms. Zhang Lihua, 60, was questioned by the director and two policemen from the Xiyingmen Police Station on August 19. She was asked if she had filed complaints against Jiang and if she would continue to practice Falun Gong. She was arrested, her house ransacked and personal belongings confiscated on August 20. Ms. Zhang did not answer any questions. Her family was not allowed to see her at the police station. She was transferred to the Yangliuqing Detention Center on August 21.

Mr. Guo Jianzhong had his home broken into by officers from the Zhendong Police Station of Yangliuqing County, who tried to arrest him but failed. The police ransacked the home and confiscated his computer, printer, and other belongings on August 20. The police shouted that he would be punished for filing a lawsuit against Jiang.

Mr. Zhu Changjin was arrested and taken to the Liqizhuang Police Station on August 20. She was threatened by two police station officials, and forced to agree in writing that she would not sue Jiang.

Officers from the Xiyingmen Police Station broke into Ms. Yuan Mingzhen’s home and arrested her on August 20. Her house was ransacked and her Falun Gong books and other items were confiscated. The police demanded that she provide the names and addresses of other practitioners who joined her suing Jiang.

Mr. Zhang Zhishan and another elderly woman Falun Gong practitioner who lives in the same community were arrested by officers from the Xiyingmen Police Station on August 20. They were transferred to the Yangliuqing Detention Center the next day. Mr. Zhang’s mother and his wife went to the police station. Police threatened that he would be held for 30 days, or might be sentenced to prison, for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. The homes of bBoth practitioners were ransacked, and personal belongings were confiscated.

Four Arrests and Detentions Between August 21 and 31

Mr. Hanzhijin was arrested by officers from the Zhendong Police Station of Yangliuqing County on August 21. His computer and Falun Gong books were confiscated. Mr. Han is being detained at the Xiqing Detention Center.

Ms. Zhang Hongyan and Ms. Wang Rufang were arrested by officers from the Xinkouzhen Police Station on August 24.

Ms. Gong Yulan was arrested by officers from the Zhendong Police Station of Yangliuqing County, who ransacked her home on August 31. It is not known what was confiscated.

Over 176,000 practitioners and their family members from inside and outside of China have mailed their criminal complaints to the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, PRC as of September 12, according to the Minghui website. Despite efforts to block delivery of the letters, more than 100,000 complaints arrived at their destination.

Participants in the Persecution of the 14 practitioners:
Tianjin Xiqing Police Substation: +86-22-27396872
Dong Jingchuan (董景川), Xiqing District Party head of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-22-23737588
Yangliuqing Detention Center: +86-22-27917177
Xiyingmenjie Police Station: +86-22-27796309
Police officer with the surname Qi: +86-22-27796390, registration number 380845
Wang Ping (汪平), director of the Zhendong Police Station: +86-13752359735

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

Taiwan Politicians Support Lawsuits Against Former Chinese Dictator Jiang Zemin

September 20, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Zheng Yuyan

(Minghui.org) “Bring Jiang Zemin to justice!” said Councilor Liao Hsin-you, from Nantou County, Taiwan, “Reporting Jiang’s crimes is to safeguard human rights and justice. Jiang commits crime against humanity. I hope everyone will support the lawsuits of Falun Gong practitioners and their family members against Jiang, and participate in reporting Jiang’s crimes in the persecution of Falun Gong.”

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“Bring Jiang Zemin to justice!” said indignantly Councilor Liao Hsin-you, from Nantou County, Taiwan.

She also said, “I call on our government to give the mainland government a mandate to safeguard human rights.”

More than 180,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), between the end of May and September 18, 2015. They urge the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing to bring Jiang to justice for his abuses of power in orchestrating the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

There is widespread overseas support for the lawsuits. More than 350,000 people signed a petition in Asia supporting the lawsuits. County councilors in Nantou, Taiwan also signed the petition and participated in reporting Jiang’s crimes.

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Councilor Tseng Chen-yan said, “Bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Councilor Tseng Chen-yan said, “Bring the perpetrators violating human rights to justice. Human rights and life cannot be persecuted. I wish the regime in the mainland to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

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Councilor Chen Chao-yu condemns Jiang’s crimes and supports the lawsuits against Jiang.

Regarding the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong and live organ harvesting for profit, as well as the wave of lawsuits against Jiang, councilor Chen Chao-yu said, “The Chinese regime is totalitarian. There are no human rights. The persecution of Falun Gong is inhumane. The live organ harvesting is cruel. As a member of the global village, whatever race or country, everyone should support Falun Gong practitioners, and condemn Jiang’s crimes.”

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Councilor Chen Han-li encourages more people to report Jiang’s crimes.

Councilor Chen Han-li paid attention to the persecution of Falun Gong when he studied in New York years ago. He said, “The CCP regime must admit the persecution of Falun Gong, and release the facts. Persecution of human rights should not happen again.”

He encouraged more people to participate in reporting Jiang’s crimes, and called on Taiwan’s government to urge the mainland regime to respect human rights.

Legislative Council Member: Stress and Materialize Universal Values

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Member Chang Chi-ming of the Legislative Council calls on the CCP to respect and materialize human rights.

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Member Ma Wen-jun of the Legislative Council says each country should pay attention to universal values.

Regarding China’s rising in recent years, Member Chang Chi-ming of the Legislative Council said, “A country’s progress should not be judged only by economy and military, but materialization of democracy and human rights.” He called on the CCP to follow Taiwan to move forward.

Member Ma Wen-jun of the Legislative Council said, “The reporting of Jiang’s crimes is meaningful. Human rights are universal values. Each country should stress and safeguard these values.

“How to protect human rights and fairly treat those who were treated unfairly are what the CCP should pay attention to.”

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin