Korea: Falun Dafa Group Performs at the 2015 Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival

October 15, 2015

(Minghui.org) The Falun Dafa group’s Divine Land Marching Band in Korea performed at the 2015 Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival from September 16 to 20.

More than 420 thousand tourists attended the festival, sponsored by the Wonju city government and local military troop. One hundred forty-four groups with altogether 120 thousand artists, performed at the festival, out of which 121 groups were from South Korea, and the other 23 were from Russia and China.

The Divine Land Marching Band performed in the opening parade on September 16, and later on the 360-foot long stage at Tattoo Theater.

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The Divine Land Marching Band performs in the opening parade.

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The band performs on stage for 4000 spectators.

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Who Is a Genuine Falun Dafa Practitioner?

October 15, 2015 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) A recent article on the Minghui website made me concerned about something. Even though more than 180,000 practitioners have filed lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, there are many many more practitioners who had been persecuted but not joined the movement of filing lawsuits yet. I am very worried about these practitioners, who I think are obstructed by notions of fear and attachment to self.

I remembered a vivid dream I had in 2006 when I was jailed in a forced labor camp. In the dream, many people were climbing in a huge cave. A few grand statues sat at the top. I knew the statue in the middle was Master. Many people, including people I believed to be practitioners in the dream, climbed up a hill. Then, the statue in the center leaned forward and asked, “Who is a Dafa practitioner?” Many people raised their hands cheering, “I am, I am, I am.”

However, a thought entered my mind, “No, I can’t step forward now. I still have important things to do.” I didn’t answer the call and turned my head away to continue my journey in a different direction.

But the path I took turned out to be a dead end. So I had to turn back and looked at what was unfolding in front of me.

The statue stood up and began to say something. I didn’t hear what he was saying, but my heart understood it was the truth.

The statue looked in my direction and continued to say something. Suddenly, I realized that he knew I was there and was talking to me.

A feeling of regret filled my heart. I knew I missed an important opportunity, so I began to cry.

Then the cave changed into white clouds floating in the blue sky. I woke up.

Shortly after the dream, practitioners in the labor camp organized a group hunger strike. Regrettably, I didn’t join them.

I found a job in 2011 and started to tell people the facts of Falun Dafa indirectly because of my fear and the memory of being persecuted.

In recent years, seeing many accomplices of Jiang Zemin being brought to justice lessened my fear and I had more courage to talk to people about Falun Dafa.

I realized that dark clouds might block sunlight for a while, but they are just a very low layer of clouds and the sun is always shining up above. The sun is Teacher and Dafa.

The old forces arranged “dark clouds” (harassment, detention, imprisonment, etc.) because of practitioners’ fear. Without fear, there will be no excuse for the old forces to persecute practitioners, so the “dark clouds” will simply disappear.

In my understanding, every stage in the Fa-rectification process, from appealing for Falun Dafa in Beijing, telling people the facts of the persecution, distributing copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and suing Jiang Zemin, Teacher has been asking us, “Who is a Dafa practitioner?”

Are you going to answer, “I am,” or hide away and walk down a dead end like I did in my dream?

I believe that only when we do what Teacher tells us to do, are we genuine Falun Dafa practitioners.

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation

Canadian Resident Files Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin for Her Detention and Job Loss

October 15, 2015

(Minghui.org) An entrepreneur currently residing in Toronto, Canada is suing Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Gong, which resulted in her being sent to a labor camp for 16 months and losing her job as a software engineer at Lenovo Computer Company. The persecution caused her husband to divorce her and her mother to suffer from depression.

Ms. Song Yufei was arrested 14 years ago for publishing an online post exposing the Chinese communist regime’s defamation of Falun Gong. Ms. Song mailed her criminal complaint on July 28, 2015 against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court.

Arrested on Christmas Day

Ms. Song, 29, was arrested on Christmas morning in 2001 after she posted a report online early in December about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax. To arrest her, the police used network technology and the assistance of her employer, Lenovo Group, to track her IP address.

The arrest was done secretly. No one showed their ID when they arrested Ms. Song and transported her to the detention center at the police department. They ransacked her home and confiscated her personal belongings. None of her colleagues or friends knew where she was.

The police interrogated Ms. Song until midnight. She was given no food or water, then made to sleep on a wet concrete floor. She went on a hunger strike when she was not given any basic necessities.

On the third day of her hunger strike, she was forced-fed and later sent to a cell holding felons. She ended her hunger strike when she realized that she would not be released.

Torture and Hard Labor at Forced Labor Camps

After spending 40 days at the detention center, Ms. Song was given 16 months of forced labor. She was transferred to a dispatch center, where she was made to work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. She packaged chopsticks, made candles for export to Germany, and put together promotional brochures for Motorola V70 mobile phones.

Ms. Song and the inmates were also restricted on how much time they had to eat each meal and the number of times that they are allowed to use the restroom. She was sent to Beijing Women’s Labor Camp 55 days later.

When Ms. Song first reached the Beijing Women’s Labor Camp, she was not allowed to sleep for three days. She was also sent for brainwashing in an attempt to make her renounce her belief. The tremendous pressure and heavy labor caused half of her hair to turn white.

The labor camp also restricted her contact with the outside world. Police read and vetted all of the mail that she sent or received.

Ms. Song was finally released in April 2003, after being imprisoned for one year and four months.

Her employer not only suspended her salary during her detention, but also refused to reinstate her following her release. Her husband divorced her shortly afterwards.

Ms. Song’s mother was so traumatized by her arrest that she developed suicidal thoughts. She became paralyzed in her lower body and is still suffering today.

Related reports:
Latest News from China – 01/09/2002
Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal to End the 10-Year Persecution as Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Canada (Photos)
Toronto: Falun Gong Practitioners Clarify the Truth Ahead of Hu’s Visit

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin