New York—A Falun Gong practitioner en route to reunite with his wife in the United States “disappeared” from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport over ten days ago and has not been heard from since, raising serious concerns over his safety. The Falun Dafa Information Center is urging the international community to take immediate action to discover his whereabouts and ensure his safety.
The beautiful and mysterious sound of the erhu floated through the theater as the musician’s fingers glided gently over the strings. The tempo of the music accelerated more and more, like flowers blossoming wildly in spring, until reaching its peak—and the music suddenly stopped. The audience was utterly silent for several moments before long and thunderous applause filled the hall.
Activist exposed radioactive contamination of Yangtze River
Sun Xiaodi, an environmental activist who exposed radioactive contamination of the Yangtze River, was sentenced to a forced labor camp along with his daughter. Groups supporting human rights in China are protesting the sentences.
China’s democracy activist Guo Quan was tried at Suqian Court in Jiangsu Province on August 7, 2009, on the charge of “subverting state power.” Guo is a former associate professor at the Chinese Language and Culture School, Nanjing Normal University. His mother, Ms. Gu Xiao, a renowned writer, attended the hearing. Ms. Gu did not understand Guo Quan’s conduct before the court session; however, she felt the court hearing was like an introductory class to democracy. She shouted loudly before leaving the court: “You are great, my child! I feel proud of you.”
“Chinese authorities arrested Ms. Yang and sentenced her to seven years in prison for her cultivation and practice of Falun Gong. This young woman, who only desires to become a good person of high moral character, will spend the best years of her life in jail simply because of her spiritual beliefs.”
Mr. Lu Yuping, born in 1958, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Daxinganling, Heilongjiang Province. Because of his belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. On May 30, 2009, he died in Tailai Prison, where he had been subjected to numerous tortures.