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Published on 3/20/2000 Inside the Media Club of UN
Published on 7/21/2000 Falun Gong practitioners hold a press conference on July 20, 2000 in Washington. DC
Published on 8/26/2000 August 23, Wednesday, over a hundred practitioners in Cambarra went to Chinese Consulate and held a picture exhibition of Falun Gong history
Published on 10/9/2000 "Falun Gong Practitioner Sue Jiang Zemin" press conference was successfully held in Hong Kong.
Published on 10/10/2000 Apple Daily: Suing President Jiang Zemin for violating the Constitution, two Falun Gong practitioners from Beijing and Hong Kong Arrested

Falun Gong practitioners Chu Ol Ming and Wang Jie arrested by Beijing police for suing Jiang Zemin. Hong Kong practitioners hold a press confernece to rescue them on October 8, 2000
Published on 3/20/2001 On the morning of March 19, over 1000 Falun Gong practitioners from more than 20 countries all over the world held a large-scale group exercise practice in front of the United Nations in Geneva.
At the same time, practitioners successfully held a press conference near the United Nations to expose Jiang’s regime’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
Published on 5/17/2001 San Francisco practitioners celebrate the World Falun Dafa Day and the Ninth Anniversary of Master’s introduction of the Fa to the public.
Published on 5/22/2001 They revealed the truth of Jiang Zemin government’s arbitrary violations of the Chinese Constitution and of human rights, and its persecution of about ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 5/31/2001 Photo Report: Tracking the Canada-Wide Campaign to Rescue Ms. Ying Zhu And Mr. Shenli Lin (I)
The campaign to rescue Ms. Ying Zhu and Mr. Shenli Lin was launched in several cities including Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. On May 31, practitioners went to the Chinese Embassy and Consulates to hold press conferences, which kicked off the nationwide campaign. Meanwhile, practitioners will go to the Chinese Embassy and Consulates every day to demand the release of Ms. Ying Zhu and Mr. Shenli Lin until they safely return.
Published on 7/10/2001 On the morning of July 6, practitioners in Japan held an urgent press conference in Tokyo, calling on Japanese media to pay attention of the human rights status of the Falun Gong practitioners persecuted in China and to help seeking assistance from all aspects of the society to stop China from killing and torturing Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 7/11/2001 On the afternoon of July 8, practitioners in Taiwan held a "Support the Falun Gong Practitioners Persecuted in China" press conference at the international auditorium at Taiwan University, calling on the world’s people and all segments of society to Help Rescue the Falun Gong Practitioners Persecuted in China.
Published on 7/12/2001 Ms. Zhu Ying recounts her 33 days of experience of being illegally detained, threatened and interrogated when she returned to China to visit her sick mother,because she practice Falun Gong.
Published on 7/14/2001 the press conference was very touching and moved both reporters and Falun Gong practitioners present.
Published on 7/20/2001 Radio Free Asia: Several thousand Falun Gong practitioners hold a press conference in Washington DC to condemn Jiang’s regime’s persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 2001
Published on 7/20/2001 Several thousand Falun Gong practitioners hold a press conference in Washington DC on July 20, 2001 to condemn Jiang’s persecution of Falun Gong. (Radio Free Asia reports)
Published on 7/20/2001 Radio Free Asia: Several thousand Falun Gong practitioners hold a press conference in Washington DC to condemn Jiang’s regime’s persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 2001
Published on 7/30/2001 Ireland practitoiners hold a press conference to protest Two-year persecution on July 20, 2001
Published on 8/21/2001 On August 20, the hunger strike of 10 US practitioners in front of the Chinese Embassy entered the fourth day. From 12 PM to 1:30 PM, a press conference was held at the Tiananmen Garden in front of the Chinese Embassy. Shean Lin from Birmingham, Alabama,read the statement on behalf of the practitioners participating in the hunger strike from five states,"Hunger Strike for Justice, Appeal for Peaceful Dialogue."
Published on 11/12/2001 On November 5, 2001 Austrian Falun Gong practitioners arrived in Cluj, Romania and held a press conference under the theme of "Stop the Killing! SOS Urgent Rescue Falun Gong Practitioners Persecuted in China."
Published on 12/22/2001 New York Practitioners Hold Press Conference To Insist that China Press Stop Slandering Falun Gong--At noon on December 21, 2001, around 40 Falun Gong practitioners from New York City held a press conference in front of the offices of China Press newspaper on 40th Street in Manhattan. Practitioners expressed their serious concern that China Press had published many articles regarding the "Fu Yibin Murder Case" echoing the false propaganda of Jiang Zemin’s regime.Practitioners presented an open letter to China Press, insisting it stop slandering Falun Gong.
Published on 1/2/2002
Published on 1/7/2002
Published on 1/12/2002 Chicago, January 11, 2002 -- At 2 p.m., many practitioners from Chicago and the surrounding area gathered at the Chinese Consulate and held a press conference to condemn the recent torture and killing of Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 1/25/2002 At 1 p.m., January 24, Toronto Practitioners held a press conference in the Sheraton Center Hotel to urgently call on society to pay close attention to the condition of Canadian practitioner Connie Chipkar, who was detained by Chinese police in Tiananmen Square.  Canadian practitioner Connie Chipkar went to China to express her deep concern about the increased persecution and murder of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners and to appeal to the hearts of Chinese citizens. Wearing an "SOS" Falun Gong sash, she sang a song and extended her arms. She was arrested almost immediately and whisked away in a police van.
Published on 1/31/2002 Li Jinyu Holds Press Conference in Montreal to Thank Those in Canada Who Helped Have Her Husband Lin Shenli Released
Published on 2/15/2002 According to Reuters and BBC, over 40 Western Falun Gong practitioners from around the world held a peaceful appeal on Tiananmen Square to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Nearly one hundred police violently arrested them. --Among the Western practitioners arrested, at least three of them are U.S. citizens from Washington DC. To expose the Jiang regime’s terrorism, dozens of Washington DC practitioners held a press conference in front of Chinese Embassy, strongly protesting the Jiang regime’s atrocities, calling on all countries and people with righteous thoughts to pay attention to the matter and hoping that these innocent Western practitioners would come back soon.
Published on 2/16/2002 Colorado Practitioners Hold Press Conference on the Arrest of over 40 Western Falun Gong Practitioners for Appealing on Tiananmen Square
Published on 2/21/2002 At 11am on February 19, 2002, more than 30 Falun Gong practitioners from Washington DC gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy and held a press conference. They gathered to talk about the 60 practitioners from around the world who went to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to appeal to the Chinese government peacefully but were detained and brutally treated. Twenty-five of these Western practitioners from eight states of the U.S. who had returned from China accepted interviews from CNN, AFP, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, the Washington Times, World Journal and other media for more than an hour.
Published on 2/25/2002 US National Press Club Holds Special Press Conference for Falun Gong-On February 22, the Morning News group of US National Press Club (NPC) held a special press conference for Falun Gong. The topic of the conference was "US Falun Gong Practitioners Were Savagely Beaten and Illegally Detained". David Martin of NPC hosted the conference. Falun Gong spokesperson Zhang Erping gave an overview of the reasons that lead to the peaceful appeal by western practitioners on Tiananmen Square. He stressed that Falun Gong is not just China’s issue but an international issue as well. He also called upon the US and the world to pay more attention to the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Published on 2/26/2002 On the afternoon of February 18, Belgian practitioners held a press conference at Brussels International Media Center to further expose Jiang regime’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 3/11/2002 Australian practitioner David who returned from his peaceful appeal for Falun Gong on Tiananmen Square clarifies the truth at press conference--
Published on 3/28/2002 About a hundred New York practitioners held press conferenct in front of New York City Hall urgently calling for an end to Jiang Zemin’s massacre of Falun Gong practitioners in Changchun City.
Published on 3/28/2002 At noon of March 26, several dozen practitioners from the Washington DC area held an urgent press conference in front of the Washington Monument to call for the public’s concern for the recent escalated persecution against Falun Gong conducted by the Chinese regime. Practitioners from the Washington DC area would also hold a six-day candlelight vigil activity.
Published on 4/1/2002 On March 29, 2002, the National Press Club (NPC) held a Press Conference in Washington DC on Falun Gong and the recent Changchun Incident.
Published on 4/1/2002 On March 29, 2002, the National Press Club (NPC) held a Press Conference in Washington DC on Falun Gong and the recent Changchun Incident.
Published on 4/3/2002 The lawsuit was filed against Chinese Ministry of National Security and Ministry of Public Security and CCTV.
Published on 4/4/2002 The press conference announces the lawsuit against Chinese Ministry of State Security and Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Central TV Station CCTV.
Published on 4/13/2002 On the morning of April 10, 2002, during Jiang’s visit to the small town of Potsdam, Germany, over 200 Dafa practitioners from around the world held a press conference in the town.
Published on 5/18/2002 On May 13, 2002, 34-year-old French citizen and Canadian permanent resident, Mr. Martial Bachoffner, unfolded a Falun Gong banner reading "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and loudly chanted "Falun Dafa is good." Afterward, Chinese authorities quickly deported him. He stopped over in Japan en route to Canada on the night of May 14.On the afternoon of May 15, Mr. Bachoffner held a press conference in Tokyo.With a compassionate heart, Mr. Bachoffner told every Chinese person he met in China, including artists, teachers, drivers and policemen, that "Falun Dafa is good." One Chinese citizen, who does not practice Falun Gong, said to him, "We know that Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is in our hearts, though at present, we can’t openly say it."
Published on 5/26/2002 On May 21 2002, Falun Dafa practitioners of Washington DC and the World Organization Against Torture held a press conference regarding the lawsuit against Ding Guangen, Propaganda Minister of China, at the National Press Club.
Published on 6/16/2002 Successful press conference help media and people of Latvia learn the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong
Published on 6/16/2002 Report from Latvia: Successful Press Conference Help Media and People of Latvia Learn the Truth About the Persecution of Falun Gong
Published on 6/17/2002 Reports from Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania ---On June 11, 12, and 14, Falun Gong practitioners held press conferences at Riga, the capital of Latvia, at Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and at Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, respectively. Major local media including over 20 TV stations, radio stations and newspapers sent reporters to attend the press conferences. As a victim of the persecution, while carrying her 2-year-old daughter Ms. Dai Zhizhen told the story of her husband Mr. Chen Chengyong, who was beaten to death by the police simply for appealing for Falun Gong. She also talked about the story of her sister-in-law, who was sentenced to a forced labor camp for refusing to give up her cultivation practice. Dai’s father-in-law was not able to endure the emotional anguish and passed away shortly after his son’s death.
Published on 8/16/2002 Human rights and criminal defense attorney, Ms. Terry Marsh had just come back from Hong Kong, where she audited the trial. According to her observations, "The Hong Kong government provided no witnesses to prove the case. No one other than the police who carried out the arrest attested to any obstruction. The on-spot video footage taken during the incident showed that the walkway is fairly wide, spacious enough to let people pass without any obstruction." She said, "It is just as many people have observed, and it is indeed so, that the conviction of this trial was manufactured by the Beijing government."
Published on 9/2/2002 On August 30, 2002, their activity approved by the Paris Police Department, Falun Dafa practitioners held a peaceful protest in front of the Cambodian Embassy. They were there to protest that the Cambodian government had openly violated its international covenants and deported two Chinese Falun Gong practitioners who were under the protection of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The United Nations’ Covenant stated that the Cambodian government has the responsibility of protecting the applicants, but instead they sent them back to China.
Published on 10/9/2002 On October 7, 2002 between 12pm and 1pm, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate in Houston for the Global Rescue of the Family Members of Falun Gong Practitioners.
Published on 10/20/2002 Practitioners held a special press conference in a beautiful Mexican style restaurant to clarify the truth of Falun Gong and the brutal persecution by Jiang’s regime in China and overseas.
Published on 10/25/2002 The purpose of the press conference was to call on the Prime Minister to raise the issue of ending the persecution against Falun Gong in China. The press conference was hosted by the former Chairman of the Alliance Party and Foreign Affairs Critic, Mr. Stockwell Day. The MPs attending the conference included Mr. Irwin Cotler from the current ruling party, Mr. Scott Reid, and Antoine Dube from "Bloc Quebecois." Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Li, whose husband was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment for practicing Falun Gong, traveled from Toronto to attend the conference. Ms. Jeanette represented the Falun Dafa practitioners of Canada and delivered a speech at the conference.
Published on 11/19/2002 "Together, We Can End the Persecution!" -- Speeches from the Press Conference at Canada’s Parliament Hill Right before APEC-
Published on 11/20/2002 Falun Dafa Introduced in Mexico in October and November 2002--

On October 9, 2002, at the Western Hotel, Mexico City, a Mexican human rights attorney delivers speech at the first Falun Gong press conference
Published on 12/21/2002 European Falun Dafa Practioners clarify truth to the EU regarding  Article 23 Legislation in Hong Kong
Published on 1/15/2003 Nearly 50 Falun Gong practitioners from the Washington, D.C. area staged a peaceful, midday appeal in front of the Chinese Embassy in northwest Washington today. The gathering was part of a global call to action designed to raise awareness about the intensified persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China.
Published on 2/16/2003 February 14 was Valentine’s Day. To rescue "American Hostage" in China, American citizen Charles Li, Falun Gong supporters in the Washington DC area held a press conference at the National Press Club urgently calling on the US government to rescue Charles Li from China as soon as possible.
Published on 4/4/2003 Germany: Falun Dafa Practitioners Hold News Conference Regarding the Lawsuit Against German Police’s Complying With Jiang’s Unreasonable Demands During His State Visit
Published on 4/4/2003 Germany: Falun Dafa practitioners hold news conference regarding the lawsuit against German police’s complying with Jiang’s unreasonable demands during his state visit--Plaintiffs’ attorney states that under Jiang’s pressure, German police officers acted inappropriately
Published on 4/16/2003 On the afternoon of April 14, 2003, Falun Gong practitioners in Canada held a press conference at Parliament Hill to inform the Canadian government and media about the lawsuit charging Jiang with genocide that was filed in U.S. District Court. They also appealed to rescue Falun Gong practitioners’ family members who are suffering persecution in China. Canadian MP Scott Reid spoke at the press conference.
Published on 4/26/2003 Missouri practitioners hold press conference at State Capitol commemorating four-year anniversary of April 25th Peaceful Appeal and exposing the Jiang regime’s brutal persecution--the resolutions are issued by both the Missouri House and Senate, and called for the release of Falun Gong practitioner and American citizen Charles Li, who is unlawfully detained in China. Two State Assemblymen attended this activity.
Published on 4/27/2003 On April 25 2003, Dafa practitioners from Belgium, Holland, and Germany held a peaceful appeal in front of Belgium’s Chinese Embassy to commemorate April 25th Peaceful Appeal and condemn Jiang’s faction’s persecution of Falun Gong.
Published on 4/28/2003 UK practitioners hold press conference in London to commemorate the four-year anniversary of April 25th Peaceful Appeal
Published on 5/15/2003 The press conference was held in Washington DC, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong provides new evidence on the staged Tiananmen Self-immolation incident directed by Jiang’s regime to frame Falun Gong.
Published on 5/18/2003 Washington DC Dafa practitioners hold press conference to protest Jiang regime’s imprisonment of Charles Li and call upon everyone to help rescue him--Dr. Li was arrested on January 22 of this year immediately after he got off a plane in the Guangzhou Airport. He has been imprisoned since then. His friends and family overseas are not allowed to call him, and the U.S. Consulate official is only allowed 30 minutes to visit him every month. Beijing denied that his arrest was related to his belief in Falun Gong, but his Falun Gong books were taken away and he does not have freedom to practice Falun Gong, even though he is a U.S. citizen.
Published on 5/27/2003 At the time of the visit of the Chinese Prime Minister to Thailand on April 29, a Swedish Falun Gong practitioner, Mrs. Pirjo Svensson, was arrested in her home in Bangkok. Immediately upon her detention, the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok demanded an explanation from the Thai Authorities. Sweden also forwarded an official protest against the detention to the Government of Thailand, demanding Mrs. Svensson’s immediate release, and that she should not be expelled but should retain the right to remain in Thailand for the duration of her present visa. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm has also summoned representatives of the Embassy of Thailand to deliver the Swedish demands.

Pirjo wanted to appeal but the Thai Government refused to consider her appeal. Pirjo left Thailand in the evening of the 5 June. The Swedish ambassador took her to Bangkok airport personally.
Published on 6/7/2003 UK Falun Gong practitioners have sustained a 24-hour peaceful protest in front of the Chinese embassy for over one year now. The present appeal to support Charles Li using this relay hunger strike, as well as the lawsuit against Jiang, have added a historic meaning to the anniversary of the 24-hour peaceful protest. A Falun Gong practitioner who has participated in this peaceful protest from the beginning, said: "To maintain a constant presence outside of the Chinese embassy has not been easy, but those of us who regularly go there become only more determined to continue. Come rain or shine, sleet or snow, we will be there - this persecution is wrong and must end."
Published on 6/30/2003 Violence Against Dafa Practitioners in New York City Shakes Overseas Chinese People--On June 26, 2003, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference at a Holiday Inn to clarify the truth about the assault directed by Liang Guanjun outside the Yidong Restaurant against Falun Gong practitioners on the evening of June 23, and to correct many media organizations’ false reports. They also displayed at the press conference enlarged photos, and showed a piece of video filmed by the media.
Published on 7/3/2003 San Francisco: Practitioners Hold Press Conference Regarding Two Chinese Officials Found Guilty by US Court of Crimes Against Humanity-At 1:30 p.m. on July 2, 2003, Falun Gong practitioners and an attorney from the CJA (Center for Justice & Accountability) held a press conference in front of the Federal District Court of the Northern San Francisco. The press conference announced that San Francisco Judge Edward M. Chen recently denied foreign sovereign immunity to former Beijing Mayor, Beijing Party Secretary Liu Qi and Deputy Governor of Liaoning Province Xia Deren. In a report Judge Chen submitted to the court, both Chinese officials were found guilty of overseeing the torture of Falun Gong practitioners. The press conference also informed the media of the lawsuit underway against former Chinese leader Jiang for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Published on 7/5/2003 Ireland practitioners hold press conference in front of Chinese Embassy to support lawsuit against Jiang.
Published on 7/23/2003 On July 20, which marked the fourth anniversary of Jinag Zemin regime’s persecution of Falun Gong, some practitioners held a news conference in downtown, calling for justice and conscience in the world and requesting to bring Jiang Zemin to public trial and to stop the persecution against Falun Gong.
Published on 7/23/2003 On July 20, which marked the fourth anniversary of Jinag Zemin regime’s persecution of Falun Gong, some practitioners held a news conference in downtown, calling for justice and conscience in the world and requesting to bring Jiang Zemin to public trial and to stop the persecution against Falun Gong.
Published on 8/20/2003 Special News Bulletin: Jiang Zemin Sued for Genocide in Belgium--a criminal lawsuit charging the former Chinese Communist leader, Jiang Zemin with the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and state directed torture, was submitted to federal prosecutors by six Falun Gong practitioners residing in Belgium. Two of Jiang’s senior-most accomplices, Luo Gan (the head of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee) and Li Lanqing (the former director of the "610 office") are also named in the lawsuit.
Published on 9/2/2003 Spain: Practitioners Hold a Press Conference to Expose Jiang Zemin’s Crimes in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 9/22/2003  Exposing Chinese Diplomats’ Hate Crimes in Canada--On September 18, Falun Gong practitioners, Mr. Rob Anders, M.P., and the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) held a press conference on the hill to expose wide spread hate crimes and interference in Canada by Chinese diplomats.

For the past 4 years Chinese embassy and consulates in Canada are being used as tools to silence support for Falun Gong overseas by displaying hate pictures in their public visa offices, manipulating Chinese media to slander Falun Gong and pressuring our government officials and communities to not support Canadian Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 10/15/2003
Published on 10/16/2003 Falun Gong practitioners filed a criminal lawsuit with the Spanish Court against Jiang Zemin on charges of crimes of genocide and torture.
Published on 10/21/2003 Vancouver: Practitioners Initiate Falun Gong Cross Canada Tour for Justice--The goal of the car tour is to call upon Canadian people to express concern toward the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and work together to bring Jiang Zemin, the chief perpetrator that persecuted the people to justice.
Published on 10/22/2003 --On October 21 at 3pm, Taiwan Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in the Legislative Building to expose the illegal detention of Taiwanese Lin Xiaokai by the China Shanghai Public Security Bureau. Practitioners pointed out that the case of Lin Xiaokai is not an isolated incident. The Falun Dafa Association made three statements at the press conference.
Published on 10/26/2003 Taiwan: Press conference was held just prior to the release of Lin Hsiaokai.Lin Chongmo, Legislative Member of Democratic Progressive Party came to give his support. Lin Hsiaokai was detained by China’ national security bureau during his travel in China because he is a Falun Gong practitioner. News came Tuesday of his release and return to China.
Published on 10/30/2003 "Protect Taiwan’s Human Rights, Stop Savage -- Round Island Bike Tour" east route arrived in Keelung on the afternoon of October 28. The following day, participants held a press conference at Keelung Culture Center at 10:00 a.m. The Mayor of Keelung City, Legislative Committee members, council members and representatives from different walks of the society were paying attention to this event and eight representatives gave the supportive speech at the press conference. They affirmed the principle of Falun Dafa "Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance" and many expressed their interest in learning Falun Dafa.
Published on 11/8/2003 Dallas practitioners call for everyone to oppose the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners -- They expressed their desire to help the Mary Kay Corporation learn about Falun Dafa and the facts about the persecution, so that the Mary Kay Corporation can protect the rights of its own employees. Because Mary Kay’s Shenzhen branch in China was recently found to have requested its employees to sign a statement guaranteeing that they will neither practice nor advocate for Falun Gong, Mary Kay has attracted attention from the public.
Published on 11/10/2003 Taiwan: Hospital director says Falun Gong saves a fortune in annual health care costs--At the press conference, Director of County Hospital Doctor Guo expressed that from a medical perspective, patients’ health showed obvious improvement after practicing Falun Gong.
Published on 12/25/2003 Japan: Yoko Kaneko holds press conference in Tokyo to reveal her experience in China-After she was arrested, Yoko Kaneko said that she had then sufferedall kinds of physical and mental torture in jail, labor camp, and a hospital designated by the Jiang regime to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. In labor camp, she and other practitioners were forced to attend brainwashing sessions, in which they were not allowed to sleep for prolonged time. Some were only allowed to sleep for about 1 or 2 hours, some were deprived of the right to sleep completely, some were even not allowed to sleep for more than 20 days. Besides this, the guards used all kinds of torture methods. Everyday from about 5am to 10pm, she was put to work to produce slave products. In such a grim environment, her health situation deteriorated quickly. Her blood pressure skyrocketed, she later lost her eyesight for quick a while. Because her arms were tied from the back for long time, even 1 month after her return to Japan, she still can’t raise them high up. Hers eyes are still very sensitive to lights.
Published on 12/27/2003 European Falun Gong practitioners hold press conference in Strasbourg regarding the lawsuit against Jiang.
Published on 1/2/2004 Practitioners in San Francisco Appeal in Front of the Chinese Consulate for an End to Killing
Published on 1/4/2004 San Francisco News Conference Exposes that Jiang’s Mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency "Poisons and Kills People" (Photos)which was twisted by the Jiang’s regime to frame Falun Gong and deceive people.
Published on 1/4/2004 Falun Gong Practitioners Worldwide Commemorate Those Who Died of Torture for Tapping Into Cable TV Network in Changchun City to Broadcast the Facts about Falun Dafa
Published on 2/4/2004 On 2/2/04, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in front of the French Consulate in New York. They also delivered an open letter to French Consul Richard Duqu. The letter expressed their concern with the arrest of Falun Gong practitioners by French policemen and exposed the overseas extension of the persecution and framing of Falun Gong by Jiang’s regime.
Published on 2/6/2004 On 2/5/04, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference at the Canadian parliament to inform the media about the court’s verdict against Deputy Consul General of China in Toronto, Mr. Pan Xinchun. Toronto Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Joel Chipkar recently filed a libel lawsuit against Pan for libel and Pan was convicted by an Ontario Superior Court of Justice on February 3.
Published on 2/9/2004 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in front of the French Embassy in Japan for two days on February 5-6, 2004. They unfolded banners reading "Request the French authorities to give apologies to Falun Gong practitioners" and "Falun Dafa is great", urging the French government to immediately investigate the arrest incident in Paris, resist the interference and economic enticement from the Jiang’s group, and stop similar incidents of violating Falun Gong practitioners’ human rights from recurring.
Published on 2/15/2004 On 2/14/04, Falun Gong practitioners from Australia held a press conference outside the Chinese Embassy in Canberra to call for bringing Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang, the chief perpetrators of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, to justice.
Published on 2/16/2004 On 2/14/04, Canada Dafa practitioners gathered in Edmonton and held an outdoor press conference. They unfurled a banner that read, "Bring Jiang to Justice," and displayed posters imprinted with words, "Bring Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang to Justice".
Published on 3/11/2004 Prior to the 60th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the Austrian Falun Dafa Information Center held a press conference in Vienna on March 4,2004.
Published on 4/4/2004 On 3/31/04, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in downtown Philadelphia to call upon members of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights to support this resolution and help China to improve its human rights situation.
Published on 5/17/2004 On 5/15/04, Falun Gong practitioners in Vancouver held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate to mark their one-thousand-day appeal. Falun Gong practitioners restated that their appeal was to call for an end of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and to demonstrate their indomitable will of guarding their freedom of belief.
Published on 6/17/2004 On 6/15/04, Toronto Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference, and expressed their gratitude to the Ontario Provincial government and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) for their support over the past few years in rescuing Ontario resident’s family member,
Published on 6/19/2004 On 6/17/04, Falun Gong practitioners in Vancouver held a press conference in front of the Art Museum downtown to urgently call for help in rescuing their relatives in China. Mr. Roy Tyler Whyte, a candidate for Member of Parliament, gave a speech to help the rescue.
Published on 6/30/2004 Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong was suspected of having hired gunman to kill Falun Gong practitioners bringing a lawsuit against him during his visit in South Africa. Vancouver practitioners held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate on 6/29/04. In the press conference Jiang’s political group was soundly condemned for extending its state terrorism beyond China’s borders and persecuting Falun Gong practitioners overseas.
Published on 6/30/2004 On 6/29/04, Falun Gong practitioners in Chicago gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate General to hold a press conference regarding the drive by shooting of Falun Gong practitioners in South Africa, and strongly condemning Jiang’s political followers terrorist act of employing hired assassins.
Published on 7/1/2004 On 6/30/04, Falun Gong practitioners and relatives of victims of the shooting incident held a press conference outside the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, revealing to the media the details of the shooting incident Australian Falun Gong practitioners encountered in South Africa.
Published on 7/1/2004 On 6/30/04, Falun Gong practitioners and relatives of victims of the shooting incident held a press conference outside the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, revealing to the media the details of the shooting incident Australian Falun Gong practitioners encountered in South Africa.
Published on 7/2/2004 On 6/30/04, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in South Africa. During the press conference, practitioners held the Jiang regime responsible for the shooting incident. About 15 members of the media attended the conference.
Published on 7/5/2004 On 6/26/04, the United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, Czech and British Dafa practitioners gathered on Prague’s Krizovnicke Square to honor the memory of those whose lives have been taken in Jiang Zemin’s 5-year campaign of genocide waged against Falun Gong in China.
Published on 7/7/2004 On 7/6/04, Taiwan Falun Dafa Association held a press conference at Taiwan Legislative Yuan’s Conference Room to strongly condemn the Jiang regime’s severe involvement in hiring thugs to shoot overseas Falun Gong practitioners, and to call on South African police to thoroughly investigate the case and punish all criminals found to have been involved with this incident.
Published on 7/9/2004 On 7/8/04, the Russian Falun Dafa Association held a press conference in the "Independent Press Center" of Moscow. Practitioners exposed that the Jiang regime hired thugs to shoot practitioners in order to avoid legal action against Zeng Qinghong. Zeng, the Chinese vice-president, was visiting South Africa when the shooting happened.
Published on 7/10/2004 At noontime on 7/2/04, North Carolina Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in downtown Raleigh to condemn the shooting incident in South Africa and to expose the exportation and escalation of the Jiang regime’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong overseas.
Published on 7/12/2004 On July 11, several groups including Falun Gong practitioners in the Bay area and the "Grand Global Coalition against the Chinese Party’s Extension of State-run Terrorism" held a rally and parade to raise awareness of the fact that members of Jiang’s political group hired gunmen to shoot Falun Gong practitioners in South Africa.
Published on 7/12/2004 On 7/11/04, about ten organizations, including Falun Gong practitioners, Global Coalition to Bring Jiang to Justice and Global Coalition Against China’s Export of State-Run Terrorism, held a rally and grand parade in Sydney, Australia. They gathered to protest the terrorist act of hiring gunmen to shoot Falun Gong practitioners during Chinese officials Zeng Qinghong and Bo Xilai’s visit in South Africa.
Published on 7/12/2004 [On 7/11/04, about ten organizations, including Falun Gong practitioners, Global Coalition to Bring Jiang to Justice and Global Coalition Against China’s Export of State-Run Terrorism, held a rally and grand parade in Sydney, Australia. They gathered to protest the terrorist act of hiring gunmen to shoot Falun Gong practitioners during Chinese officials Zeng Qinghong and Bo Xilai’s visit in South Africa.]
Published on 7/12/2004 After Falun Gong practitioners delivered a statement to the Chinese Embassy in Seoul regarding the South Africa shooting incident on June 30, 2004, practitioners held a press conference in front of the Chinese Embassy on 7/10/04 to strongly condemn Jiang group’s terrorist act of employing thugs to shoot practitioners.
Published on 7/23/2004 Since July 20, 2004, Falun Gong practitioners from around the world have been gathering in Washington DC to hold a series of activities including a public rally, parade and candlelight vigil to call for an end to the Jiang group’s state terrorism and the persecution and killing of Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 7/23/2004 Since July 20, 2004, Falun Gong practitioners from around the world have been gathering in Washington DC to hold a series of activities including a public rally, parade and candlelight vigil to call for an end to the Jiang group’s state terrorism and the persecution and killing of Falun Gong practitioners.
Published on 8/15/2004 On 8/13/04, Falun Gong practitioners in Australia held a press conference in Canberra and delivered an open letter to Mr. Downer as well as a list of Australian residents’ family members who are subjected to persecution in China for upholding their practice of Falun Gong. Practitioners called upon the Foreign Minister to openly condemn the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China during his state visit to China. They hoped that the Minister would request China to release those Australian residents’ family members.
Published on 8/30/2004 (8/10/04): Dafa practitioners visited the local TV station. We were interviewed by a reporter and a photographer. We started the interview by demonstrating the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Then we mentioned the widespread popularity of Falun Gong in China and the unlawful persecution of Falun Gong by the Jiang group. We also talked about over one hundred torture methods employed by China’s labor camps to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Finally we called on Jiang and his regime to promptly stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
Published on 9/2/2004 August 30, 2004, was the opening day of the US Republican National Convention (RNC), Falun Gong practitioners took this opportunity to clarify the truth to the public, and held a press conference at Madison Square Garden park. They informed the public about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
Published on 9/18/2004 On 8/27/04, the Falun Dafa Association of Japan was formally recognized as a non-profit organization (NPO), and this attracted attention from all circles. After the news was disclosed, there were many telephone calls to contact persons of the Falun Dafa Association and every practice site on the Japan Falun Dafa website. And Dafa Association held a press conference on 9/2/04 in Tokyo.
Published on 9/18/2004 Ms. Zhang Cuiying, a renowned artist of traditional Chinese paintings from Sydney, held a press conference on September 16, 2004 and disclosed her filing of a lawsuit in Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia against the former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity.
Published on 10/20/2004 On 10/19/04, Taiwan Falun Dafa Association held a press conference in Kaohsiung to lodge a formal complaint about Xinhua News Agency slander of Falun Gong. A written protest was delivered to Xinhua Deputy Director Xu Xi’an and others, exposing their crimes of polluting the university campus and disseminating and inciting hatred.
Published on 11/18/2004 Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China took the risk of being arrested and tortured and losing their lives to hold a press conference in Beijing in October 1999 to reveal the truth of Falun Gong to the world’s media.
Published on 11/18/2004 The photo is Falun Gong practitioner Lin Shenli’s wife and three Canadian MPs who have helped rescue Lin Shenli at the press conference.
Published on 12/6/2004 On 12/3/04, the Dutch Falun Dafa Association held a press conference regarding the legal action against Jiang Zemin, Bo Xilai and Li Lanqing for crimes of genocide. The practitioner’s attorney, Ms. Liesbeth Zegveld pointed out that national boundaries should not restrict the ability to ascertain responsibility for those who have committed genocide.
Published on 12/14/2004 On 12/10/04, World Human Rights Day, Falun Gong practitioners held an anti-torture exhibit in front of the High Court in Sydney to expose the brutal persecution of Falun Gong happening in China. The practitioners also held a press conference regarding Falun Gong practitioner Chinese artist Ms. Zhang Cuiying’s lawsuit against Jiang Zemin.
Published on 1/17/2005 On 1./15/05, Nearly 20 countries Europan practitioners gathered in London held a press conference. Exposed and to stop the persecution of Falun Gong that have been last for 5 years.
Published on 6/14/2005 Zhang Cuiying: Why I'm Suing the Foreign Minister of Australia (Photos)
Published on 7/18/2005 Taiwan: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Large-Scale Activities against the Persecution before July 20 (Photos)
Published on 10/21/2005 San Francisco, California: Practitioners Deliver Falun Dafa Association Statement To Chinese Consulate (Photos)
Published on 3/15/2006 Melbourne, Australia: Practitioners Protest the CCP's Outrageous Atrocities (Photos)
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Published on 4/5/2006 Australia: Wen Jiabao Visits Australia, Falun Gong Practitioners Call for An Investigation of Sujiatun - Media Pays Attention (Photos)
Published on 4/19/2006 CIPFG Holds Press Conference, Demands Complete Investigation of All Forced Labor Camps (Photos)
Published on 4/24/2006 UK: Parade and Rally Protesting the Persecution is Held in London before the Seventh Anniversary of the "April 25th Peaceful Appeal" (Photos)
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Published on 7/12/2007 Taiwan: Press Conference Held in Chiayi to Condemn Hong Kong Government's Illegal Deportation of Dafa Practitioners (Photos)