November 24, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Heilongjiang Province
(Minghui.org) Tailai Prison has intensified its persecution of detained Falun Gong practitioners since November 2015, when a new mandate was issued to specifically target practitioners who refuse to give up their belief.
As no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong, the imprisoned practitioners never considered themselves criminals and thus refused to take part in forced labor. Their peaceful protest against the false imprisonment was met with this new mandate.
November 21, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province
(Minghui.org) A Dalian City resident was tried two days after her son, a resident of Washington, D.C., called for her unconditional release in front of the Chinese Embassy. Some of her supporters were also arrested for trying to attend her trial in Dalian.
Ms. Yuan Xiaoman was seized from home on May 12, 2016 for filing a criminal complaint against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for ordering the persecution of Falun Gong that resulted in her family’s ordeal.
Ms. Yuan, her husband, and their son practice Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The couple had been repeatedly arrested and tortured for their faith since the persecution began in 1999. Their son, Mr. Du Haiqing, later moved to the U.S. to escape the persecution.
November 17, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent Zhang Yun
(Minghui.org) The Bleeding Edge, a film exposing China’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, was shown as part of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) on November 5, 2016.
The film is a narrative feature by award-winning Vancouver-based director Leon Lee, who won a Peabody Award in 2015 for his documentary Human Harvest about the horrors of forced organ harvesting in China. The Bleeding Edge stars actress Anastasia Lin, winner of Miss World Canada 2015.