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Signature Drives for Falun Gong Continue, Despite Dangers

Five new petitions for individual Falun Gong practitioners—some with over 10,000 signatures—have been reported over the past two months, continuing a growing trend across China.


Inside China: Lawyer who Defended Falun Gong in Critical Condition

Zhu Yubiao, a lawyer in southern China, has been arbitrarily transferred to a brainwashing facility after serving a two-year prison term and is now believed to be in critical condition.


Inside China: Lives of Imprisoned Professor, Missing Wife in Danger in Chongqing

The health of a professor imprisoned in Chongqing for practicing Falun Gong has badly deteriorated and his life may be in danger. The 37-year-old Mr. Tang Jian (??) was abducted during an intensified crackdown on Falun Gong in the city led by former Communist Party official Bo Xilai. After requesting medical treatment for him, his wife has disappeared and is believed in police custody.


Inside China: Falun Gong Practitioners Abducted, Killed in Crackdown ahead of U.S. Governor’s Visit

At least one Falun Gong practitioner has been killed and another sent to a labor camp in Hebei province, as security forces cracked down ahead of an August visit to the region by Iowa governor Terry Branstad. The assaults came in an effort to identify who posted on the internet details of a petition signed by 700 villagers calling for the release of a Falun Gong neighbor.


Inside China: 47-year-old Woman Dies Hours After Abduction

A healthy, middle-aged woman from southern China who practiced Falun Gong died under mysterious circumstances within hours of being abducted off the street by police. With public support from neighbors and friends, family members are attempting to hire an independent pathologist to determine the cause of her death.


Inside China: 53-Year-Old Man Dead After One Day in Police Custody

Within a day of being abducted by police for practicing Falun Gong, a 53-year-old man from northeast China recently died in custody. The authorities notified his family members, who are attempting to investigate the circumstances of his sudden death.


Inside China: Dozens Form Human Wall to Block Abduction of Falun Gong Neighbor

At least 70 people in Hebei province formed a human wall and signed an appeal letter to oppose the abduction of a 58-year-old Falun Gong practitioner in mid-June. This is the latest in a string of cases of Chinese citizens publicly voicing support for Falun Gong, particularly in northeastern China. The petition is the fourth to come to light in the last two months.


Inside China: 15,000 Signatures Demand Justice for Death of Falun Gong Practitioner

At least 15,000 people in northeast China have signed a petition voicing support for a young woman's demand that Chinese authorities investigate the death of her father, a well-known Falun Gong practitioner.


Inside China: Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer who Defended Falun Gong in Danger

Wang Yonghang, a human rights lawyer from northeast China who was jailed for seven years for defending Falun Gong practitioners, is in serious condition. Authorities are denying him medical attention.

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