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Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter Condemns China: ‘Stop Murdering for Organs’
A Twitter post by professional basketball player Enes Kanter highlights the concerning practice of the Chinese government’s forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience and other detainees.  Kanter’s tweet, posted on Tuesday, Nov. 16, reads: ...
Falun Gong practitioners take part in a parade through Washington, D.C. in July 2017 to protest the Chinese regime's persecution of their faith. The U.S. Department of State (state department) led by Trump administration official Mike Pompeo has imposed the first U.S. sanctions on a CCP official for persecuting Falun Gong.
US Issues First Sanctions Targeting Beijing for Persecution of Falun Gong
The U.S. Department of State has sanctioned multiple foreign officials for their roles in politically motivated extrajudicial killings and severe violations of religious freedom, including the persecution of Falun Gong, the agency announced in the...
He Escaped China Over a Decade Ago, but Memory of Repression Remains Close
In late 2000, China Southern Airlines pilot Zhang Guoliang lost his right to fly — for reasons that had nothing to do with his skills or professional record. Rather, it was due to his spiritual...
The Lies That the Communist Party Used to Start 2 Decades of Persecution
In the early morning of April 25, 1999, crowds of people began filing into the roads leading to and around Zhongnanhai, headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing. They were largely silent, carrying...
German Legislators Back Falun Gong’s Resistance Against Persecution in China
Three members of Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, have expressed condemnation of Beijing’s 20-year-long campaign against Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual practice.  Michael Brand, Spokesperson for the Human Rights Committee of the center-right Christian Democratic Union...
US Sends Clear Message on Communist China’s 20-Year Persecution of Falun Gong
In 1999, China was entering a period of unprecedented economic growth. Yet for tens of millions of upstanding Chinese citizens, awaiting them in the 21st century was one of the most harrowing episodes of political...
In Portland Event, David Matas Confronts China’s Medical Genocide
In 2006, Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canada's longest-serving parliament member, David Kilgour, co-authored a report investigating allegations that thousands of innocent people were being murdered in Chinese hospitals for the extraction and...
Footage From Chinese Labor Camps Sheds Light on 20 Years of Persecution
It was April 1999 when Wang Yifei decided to look deeper into Falun Gong, the spiritual discipline practiced by her parents and tens of millions of other Chinese at the time. Working as a journalist...
The April 25 Appeal: The Calm Before the Storm in 1999
Most people are familiar with the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, when thousands of Chinese college students demonstrating for democratic rights and clean government were slaughtered en masse by the People's Liberation Army in the center...
‘Letter From Masanjia’ Receives Award at Portland Film Festival
In October 2012, Julie Keith opened a Halloween decoration that she had bought for her daughter, and in it found a letter written by an inmate imprisoned for his beliefs at Masanjia, one of China’s...