“I Won’t Go to China for an Organ Transplant”

October 02, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in the United Kingdom

(Minghui.org) “If I want to have an organ transplant, the organ must be from a consenting donor. It is unacceptable to get organs from donors without their consent. I won’t go to China for organ transplantation,” stated Louis, who is wheelchair-bound. Louis is planning to have kidney transplantation surgery. However, he was shocked after learning about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners who are under persecution in China.

Falun Gong practitioners were holding activities in downtown Liverpool on September 20, 2015, to raise awareness of the persecution in China. They displayed banners that read “Falun Dafa is good,” and posters exposing the persecution, especially the CCP’s live organ harvesting. Many local residents and tourists paused and read the posters and watched the practitioners’ exercise demonstration. A number of people talked to practitioners and shared their thoughts after learning about the brutalities taking place in China.

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Passers-by read posters and sign a petition calling to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

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Practitioners talking to people about Falun Gong.

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Passers-by pause to watch the Falun Gong exercise demonstration.

A Chinese Court Director Learns the Facts about the Persecution

A middle-aged Chinese woman read the posters carefully. She accepted informational materials from a practitioner and said emotionally, “This is quite different from what I’ve heard from the media in China.” She said that she was the director of a court and would read the information carefully.

There are many Chinese people in Liverpool. Many accepted the informational materials and renounced their membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Some expressed their appreciation to the practitioners.

Several Chinese tourists asked for information about software to circumvent the CCP’s Internet blockade.

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A Chinese passer-by (right) thanks a practitioner for her help in quitting the CCP.

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Ms. Ji Shouling Arrested and Beaten for Suing Jiang Zemin

October 02, 2015 | By a practitioner in Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) My name is Ji Shouling, and I am a Falun Gong practitioner in my 60s from Niugenshu Village in Shandong Province. I was arrested because I filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin with the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court.

Yu Zhenggao, the director of the Haiyang 610 Office and three police officers appeared at my home on September 26, 2015.

“You filed a criminal compliant against Jiang Zemin, and sued me as well,” said Yu.

He handcuffed me while the officers ransacked my home and confiscated four photos of Master Li, the founder of Falun Gong, along with Falun Gong books and truth-clarification materials. I was taken by force to the Xiaoji Town Police Station where I was held for a day.

They tried to take a blood sample, and I resisted. They then dragged me to a small cell, and shackled me. I could not move. They again tried to draw blood, and I continued to resist. It took them a half hour to obtain a blood sample.

Because I did not cooperate, Yu dragged me by my hair and threw me to the ground. He kicked and beat me. I did not answer any of his questions, so he punched me in the face. I still did not tell him anything.

After Yu left, an officer opened the shackles and told me to leave. I went to the yard of the police station. Yu was sitting in his car. I asked him for my confiscated items, but he shook his head no and drove off. I was 10 miles from my house. I walked home and arrived at around 10:00 p.m.

Background

In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other Politburo standing committee members and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.

The persecution has led to the deaths of innumerable Falun Gong practitioners during the past 16 years. Many have been killed so that their organs could be sold for transplants. More have been tortured for their belief. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.

Although Jiang stepped down as head of the Communist Party in 2002, he has exerted much control through corrupt officials he had appointed.

Under his personal direction, the Chinese Communist Party established an extralegal security organization, the “610 Office,” on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang’s directive regarding Falun Gong: ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.

Chinese law now allows for citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.

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Sweden: Falun Dafa Shines at Linkoping City Festival

September 25, 2015 | By a practitioner in Sweden

(Minghui.org) Thousands from the southern region of Ostergotland, Sweden visited the annual Linkoping City Festival “Linköpings Stadsfest” held on August 17-23, 2015 in Sweden’s fifth largest city.

Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the street events on August 21 and 22, along with folk dancers, martial artists, an international food market, a classic cars exhibition, and many other attractions.

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People talk with local Falun Dafa practitioner during Sweden’s Linkoping City Festival on August 22, 2015.

Many people were attracted to the Falun Dafa workshop featuring origami lotus flowers, peaceful meditation performed with the sound of pleasant Chinese music, and the human rights appeal to help stop the killing of Falun Dafa practitioners in China for their organs.

The local newspaper Corren featured Falun Dafa on its website in an article covering the festival highlights.

Lotus Flower Workshop

The workshop for making lotus flowers was crowded most of the time: children came and learned to make them, and some came several times during the day and stayed for hours. Their parents were also interested and learned the story of the lotus flowers and their connection to Falun Dafa.

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Children learn how to make origami lotus flowers at the Falun Dafa booth during the Linkoping City Festival on August 22, 2015.

In Eastern culture, lotus flowers represent the purity and resilience of the human spirit, which, like a lotus flower emerging from a muddy pond, overcomes all difficulties. Falun Dafa supporters around the world hand-make paper lotus flowers and give them to people, to illustrate the peacefulness of the ancient meditation practice despite the cruel persecution it faces in its homeland.

Harmonious Atmosphere, Beautiful Weather

One could feel a strong harmonious field at the Falun Dafa booth. Local media also quoted the police, who had announced that during the large festival there was no more violence than on a normal week. People were also friendly, curious, and open to learning about the beauty of Falun Dafa. In this way, they also learned about the persecution in a natural way.

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Practitioners demonstrate the second Falun Dafa exercise during the Linkoping City Festival on August 22, 2015.

People asked where they could learn the meditation exercises, and were happy to learn that locals do the meditation every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Tradgardsforeningen city park.

Human Rights Petition

After learning what Falun Dafa is, some signed a petition calling for an end to the oppression of Falun Dafa in China by the communist regime, as well as an immediate stop to the harvesting of organs from imprisoned Falun Dafa practitioners and selling them to transplant patients.

The petition is part of an international campaign sponsored by the non-governmental organization DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting). So far, more than two million signatures have been gathered in 54 countries. The petition will be handed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in November.

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