New York: Sea of Banners Calls for Bringing Jiang to Justice upon Chinese President Xi’s Arrival

September 28, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Caiju

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners continued to call for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping to bring Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), to justice during the 71st United Nations Summit in New York, on September 26, 2015. Jiang initiated the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, flagrantly abusing his power to orchestrate the persecution in China.

Practitioners held large banners across from the UN Headquarters and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where Chinese President Xi Jinping is staying while attending the summit. The banners were worded, “Falun Dafa Is Good,” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” “Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong,” and “Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice.”

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Falun Gong practitioners display banners calling for justice along the street near the Waldorf Hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping is staying for the 71st UN Summit.

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Practitioners do the exercises and hold banners calling for Jiang Zemin to stand trial.

Practitioner Jiang Jianxue is a former English teacher from Beijing, who arrived in the United States one month ago. She was held in forced labor camps twice for practicing Falun Gong. She was tortured by being forced to stand for 19 days straight, 22 hours per day, for a total of 418 hours. The torture nearly disabled her legs.

“My legs were very swollen and red like a balloon,” said Ms. Jiang. “Camp guards called it an anthrax infection to evade responsibility.” She filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court.

The Waldorf Hotel is located in downtown New York City. There are always crowds of people in the area. Practitioner Dorrin distributed flyers at an intersection. He said that people were happy to accept flyers though most were clearly busy hurrying along. Many expressed their surprise at the brutal persecution and stated their intention to help stop it.

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Category: Rallies & Protests

Special Forum on Organ Trafficking at European Society for Organ Transplantation Congress

September 27, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Belgium

(Minghui.org) A special forum on organ trafficking was held at the 17th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) in Brussels, Belgium, September 13 to 16, 2015. The practice of illegal organ transplants in China captured the attention of the forum participants.

More than 3000 people attended. Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) was invited to attend. DAFOH conducts investigations about China’s live organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, especially Falun Gong practitioners.

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Venue for the 17th Congress of ESOT in Brussels, Belgium.

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Forum on organ trafficking

Many medical professionals and representatives of the legal profession attended the forum on organ trafficking. Prof. John Forsythe, ESOT President, was the forum moderator. Convinced of the importance of this issue, he paid it special attention.

Interviewed by the media afterward, Prof. Forsythe said that the room was filled to capacity and there was much discussion on the topic, which all agreed must be solved. He indicated that organ trafficking raises concerns for all involved in organ transplantation. Concerning organ trafficking in China, the transplantation community has taken some measures to deal with it.

Canadian lawyer David Matas, an independent investigator of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s live organ harvesting, attended the congress. He said that transplant professionals might see their work as beneficial, but they cannot begin to imagine how technology is being used in China to kill prisoners of conscience on demand for their organs. He said at the forum that transplant abuse in China is a big issue and that the international community must take action to stop it.

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Harold King (on left), representative of DAFOH, in his booth at the congress.

Harold King, who was at the congress representing DAFOH, said that, for 16 years, the CCP regime has been trafficking in organs taken from prisoners of conscience without their consent. DAFOH wants to inform the medical community about this crime in China and stop it.

Many visited the DAFOH display. Doctor King said that, although quite a few doctors had already heard about the CCP’s practice of live organ harvesting, those who hadn’t were moved to tears to learn the gruesome details. Others were misled by the CCP’s propaganda and thought that it had already been stopped.

Prof. Forsythe indicated that he has known about China’s organ trafficking for several years and that just condemning it will not stop it. In his opinion, legal professionals should work with the medical profession to solve the issue.

Matas pointed out that the CCP regime tells people what they want to hear, such as promising to phase out organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. But, in fact, the problem still exists.

He said there is no transparency, so it is hard to trace the source of organs. In addition, the CCP regime declines to provide the number of death-row inmates and any organ registration data. He said it would be more effective to simply stop cooperating with Chinese doctors and that such a measure would have an impact in China.

Chinese version available

Category: Organ Harvesting

Falun Dafa Helped Me Become a Better Person

September 27, 2015 | By Anran, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Hebei Province, China

(Minghui.org) My husband works in a factory and is an alcoholic. When he drinks, his temper flares up. He often comes home drunk and hits me. I try to defend myself but he is stronger than me. Sometimes, when he’s asleep I would still be so angry over his abuse that I would hit him and bite him.

Over time I developed heart disease, lower back pain, and other ailments due to the stress.

Falun Dafa Changed Me

After I began to practice Falun Dafa, my ailments gradually disappeared and I began to tolerate my husband better. When he abused me, I kept quiet and didn’t fight back.

We went to visit one of his coworkers one day. While I was talking to the couple, for no apparent reason my husband began to abuse me. The couple tried to stop him, but he wouldn’t listen to them.

This couple’s daughter asked me why I remained quiet and didn’t fight back. I told her it was because I practice Falun Dafa and thus would not argue with him. My words seemed righteous, but deep down I still believed that was I being wronged.

On our way home, I kept thinking about the principles taught by Master Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa’s founder. I realized that, for a cultivator, nothing is by chance, but rather a xinxing test. I needed to behave like a true practitioner with higher moral standards.

To be afraid of losing face is an everyday person’s attachment. As a cultivator, I need to cast that off completely. Maybe I owed my husband something from my previous life, so I need to pay the debt back this time.

I started to calm down as I thought about this. When we got home, I apologized to him. I told him that if he thinks that I did something wrong, he should point it out to me so I can correct my behavior. My husband was very surprised to hear me say this.

I told him, “I am a cultivator and will not behave as I did before I practiced Falun Dafa. I will not fight with you anymore.” He was touched and has since changed his behavior towards me.

Whenever we have had conflicts since then, I have looked within to correct myself in line with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Growth on Bottom of Foot Disappears

My husband also benefited from my practice. There were growths all over the bottom of his foot that made it painful and difficult for him to walk.

He told me of his discomfort. I talked to Master in my mind, “Please help my husband. His behavior has improved.”

Several days later he washed his feet and was surprised to see that the growths were all gone. “Amazing,” he said, “Your master is truly great!” Master had removed his karma and cleansed his body.

My Husband Volunteers to Hand Out Dafa Flyers

After he experienced the wonderfulness of Dafa, he wholeheartedly supported me practicing it. He even helps with the household chores.

I went to a community building to hand out Falun Dafa informational materials one time, while he waited outside. Then he turned to me and said, “Give me some flyers. I’ll help you distribute them.”

He told his co-workers and neighbors that Falun Dafa is very good and that his wife had changed her bad temper. He said that, no matter how poorly he behaves, I no longer fight with him.

His co-workers also commented that they could tell I had changed and was now a better person. One of our neighbors urged his wife to learn Falun Dafa from me.

My husband and I would probably be divorced by now, if I hadn’t learned Falun Dafa. It has taught me to be considerate of others, treat everyone with kindness, and to always look within. Dafa improved my personality completely.

Chinese version available

Category: Improving Oneself