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Truthfulness - Compassion - Forbearance

are the core principles of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa)

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Support Falun Gong Peaceful 24-hour Appeal Site In front of the Vancouver Chinese Consulate
Add Your Voice to the Petition

On June 8, Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan ordered local Falun Gong practitioners to dismantle the appeal site they've maintained outside the Chinese Consulate 24/7, rain or shine, for the past five years. Mayor Sullivan said the group's signs and booth erected by the consulate contravene a city bylaw.

The Falun Gong practitioners say they were initially given verbal permission to hold a constant vigil at the site in order to raise awareness of the persecution against Falun Gong in China, now in its seventh year. They say the site bears witness to the thousands of practitioners who have been tortured and killed as a result of the persecution, and believe they should be allowed to remain until the persecution comes to an end.

Please sign the online petition at www.globalrescue.net/van.htm.

It would also be very helpful and much appreciated if you would write an email or letter to Mayor Sullivan asking him to re-think his stance on the bylaw, as the site is not a safety hazard, and previous city councils were not averse to it. Letters should be sent by Friday, June 16 which is the date the site is to be dismantled.

Contact information:
Email: mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca
Mailing address: 453 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V59 1V4
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Falun Gong marks third year of protest - Practitioners, claiming
persecution in China, are a fixture outside the consulate

by Chris Johnson, Vancouver Sun, dated August 20, 2004


Falun Gong Practitioner in South Africa Shot
During Chinese Officials' Visit

Justice for Falun Gong press release dd June 29, 2004


Together, We Build a Better Toronto
2nd Forum in a series hosted by the
Truth-Compassion-Forbearance Advocacy Society (TCFAS)
Tues. April 13, 2004 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West

March 20, 2004
Falun Gong persecution spreads to Canada
Ottawa does little to counter campaign by Chinese envoys
by John Turley-Ewart - National Post

February 18, 2004
Chinese Deputy Consul General Found Guilty
in Canadian Court for Libel against Falun Gong Practitioner
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has awarded Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Joel Chipkar
damages for libel against a Chinese consular official who stated that the practitioner
was a member of a "sinister cult."

February 16, 2004
54 Jailed in China Over Internet Use
Country attempts to control online communication
Amnesty International has called for the release of 54 people imprisoned in China for expressing opinions on the Internet. In a report released today, the human rights organization says it has documented cases of 54 people jailed for using the Internet, but said the figure was likely to be "a fraction" of the real number.



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Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) is an ancient method of exercise, meditation and teaching from China. Falun Gong teaches universal principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" and has contributed to the health and well being of over 100 million people worldwide. It was introduced to the public in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi. Falun Gong has no political organization or intentions. To learn more about the practice of Falun Dafa, please check out www.falundafa.org.



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455 people have died as a result of police torture and brutality
since the crackdown began.

Over half of these have occurred
in the last 6 months alone.

Facts & Figures about the Crackdown

  • Over 100,000 practitioners have been arrested and detained.

  • At least 20,000 have been sent to labor camps without trial, for terms of up to 3 years.

  • An estimated half of all people in China's labor camps are Falun Gong practitioners.

  • Hundreds have been sentenced to extended jail terms - some up to 18 years.

  • More than 1,000 have been illegally sent to psychiatric hospitals, where they are given forced injections and subjected to inhumane treatment.

  • 455 people have been confirmed to have died while in police custody, or as a result of police torture. Gov't sources inside China have disclosed that the actual number exceeds 1,600.
 

Examining the Cases of Death

Accumulative Number of Practitioners Who
Have Died while in Police Custody

Accumulative Number of Practitioners


Escalating Number of Deaths of Practitioners Throughout Crackdown
Escalating Number of Deaths of Practitioners Throughout Crackdown

Other charts available
Distribution of Deaths by Gender
Distribution of Deaths by Age Group



The symbol of Falun Dafa is the Falun. The character in the center the wan character, a symbol that has been used in many cultures for thousands of years to denote good fortune

The Falun Emblem
- The symbol of Falun Dafa is the Falun. The character in the center ( ) is the "wan" character, a symbol that has been used in many cultures for thousands of years to denote good fortune. Read More

The lotus flower represents creative power and purity amid adverse surroundings. It is also a symbol of the seventh month, summer. In China, there are many poems about the lotus flower, often describing how they come out of the dirty mud under the water and yet retain their pureness, freshness and beauty

The Lotus Flower - The lotus flower represents creative power and purity amid adverse surroundings. In China, there are many poems about the lotus flower, often describing how they come out of the dirty mud under the water and yet retain their pureness, freshness and beauty.


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