“Reporters Without Borders” Condemns the Chinese Regime’s Arrest of Falun Gong Practitioners

“Reporters Without Borders”, an organisation based in Paris, declared on the 29th of December that they publicly condemn the Chinese Regime for arresting eleven Falun Gong practitioners. The reason the practitioners were arrested by the Chinese authorities is that they posted pictures of how they were tortured in prison on the Internet. Over twenty Falun Gong practitioners have already been put into prison for the same reason. “Reporters Without Borders” believes that Falun Gong practitioners have the right to use the Internet to condemn the violence against them in a country where there is no freedom of information.

“Reporters Without Borders” said that the Chinese authorities’ actions have severely violated human rights and freedom of expression. One well-known victim is Liao Yuanhua who was locked up in prison for four years because he practised Falun Gong. After his release, he was again arrested because he spread pictures showing how he was cruelly tortured whilst in custody. In September, a Falun Gong practitioners’ website carried photo re-enactments of Liao being cruelly tortured in Fajiadai Prison in Sayang of Hubei Province.

“Reporters Without Borders” states that at least thirty people have been arrested because they posted pictures on the internet, expressed their support for Falun Gong or criticised the cruel torture against Falun Gong practitioners.

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