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China’s Persecution of Falun Gong Continues, With Over 1,000 Arrested and Harassed in Oct.: Report

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is continuing its nationwide persecution of adherents of Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual practice that the regime has heavily suppressed since 1999. According to October statistics reported on Nov.12 by Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong in China, police unlawfully arrested and harassed 1,077 Falun Gong practitioners in the month of October in 139 cities across 27 provinces and regions. Courts across the country sentenced 65 Falun Gong practitioners to jail for their faith. Chinese human rights lawyers have said such prosecutions are illegal, as it violates China’s constitution that guarantees freedom of belief. While China celebrated the traditional Double Ninth Festival in October, which emphasizes respect for seniors, 92 elderly Falun Gong practitioners aged over 65 were abducted from their homes and harassed, including two above the age of 90. Another 19 elderly Falun Gong practitioners also aged over 65 were unlawfully …

China’s Persecution of Falun Gong Continues, With Over 1,000 Arrested and Harassed in Oct.: Report

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is continuing its nationwide persecution of adherents of Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual practice that the regime has heavily suppressed since 1999. According to October statistics reported on Nov.12 by Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong in China, police unlawfully arrested and harassed 1,077 Falun Gong practitioners in the month of October in 139 cities across 27 provinces and regions. Courts across the country sentenced 65 Falun Gong practitioners to jail for their faith. Chinese human rights lawyers have said such prosecutions are illegal, as it violates China’s constitution that guarantees freedom of belief. While China celebrated the traditional Double Ninth Festival in October, which emphasizes respect for seniors, 92 elderly Falun Gong practitioners aged over 65 were abducted from their homes and harassed, including two above the age of 90. Another 19 elderly Falun Gong practitioners also aged over 65 were unlawfully …

China’s Persecution of Falun Gong Continues, With Over 1,000 Arrested and Harassed in Oct.: Report

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is continuing its nationwide persecution of adherents of Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual practice that the regime has heavily suppressed since 1999. According to October statistics reported on Nov.12 by Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong in China, police unlawfully arrested and harassed 1,077 Falun Gong practitioners in the month of October in 139 cities across 27 provinces and regions. Courts across the country sentenced 65 Falun Gong practitioners to jail for their faith. Chinese human rights lawyers have said such prosecutions are illegal, as it violates China’s constitution that guarantees freedom of belief. While China celebrated the traditional Double Ninth Festival in October, which emphasizes respect for seniors, 92 elderly Falun Gong practitioners aged over 65 were abducted from their homes and harassed, including two above the age of 90. Another 19 elderly Falun Gong practitioners also aged over 65 were unlawfully …