Falun Gong Suppression: Over 88,000 Signatures Submitted to UK Government

Jane Werrell
By Jane Werrell
July 21, 2019UK

LONDON—Twenty years ago, the Chinese communist regime’s appalling human rights record reached a new low.

On July 20, 1999, then leader Jiang Zemin ordered a brutal campaign to eradicate Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese meditation practice centered on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.

Falun Gong practitioners went London’s No. 10 Downing Street and submitted more than 88,000 signatures from people in the UK, calling on the Prime Minister to help end the persecution of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa.

In June, findings from a people’s tribunal lead by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, concluded that the Chinese communist party has—and continues to—forcibly remove organs from prisoners of conscience; with Falun Gong practitioners likely to be the main supply.

For two decades, practitioners outside of China have held peaceful protests to bring light to the persecution and to speak out for those in the communist regime who can’t speak for themselves.

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