Finland: People of Helsinki Learn the Truth about the Persecution of Falun Gong

On August 9th, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Finland and Sweden held an information day at the Esplanade Park in Helsinki, where they informed local people, as well as tourists visiting Finland, about the persecution of Falun Gong taking place in China. By reading the information boards, people could learn what kind of evil torture methods are used on practitioners to force them to give up their practice and their belief in the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance.

Six years ago, on July 20th 1999, China’s head of state Jiang Zemin branded 100 million citizens as criminals. Fearing that Falun Gong’s widespread popularity was overshadowing his own legacy, Jiang ordered that this traditional Chinese practice should be “eradicated”. The Falun Dafa Information Centre has verified details of 2,676 deaths since the persecution of Falun Gong in China began. Hundreds of thousands have been detained, with more than 100,000 being sentenced to forced labour camps, typically without trial. During these six years countless families have been separated and children have lost their parents.

On this hot day many people had come out to stroll in the park. To support the end of this persecution, people had the opportunity to sign their names on a petition. When learning the truth, people signed their names willingly. A lady from an NGO organisation said she was happy that Falun Gong practitioners had taken the initiative to inform the public about the human rights situation in China and she was pleased to give her support. One gentleman came and asked how many members there were in the Chinese Communist party, when learning the truth he was horrified and said, “So few people do so many evil deeds against their own citizens. So terrifying”.

A practitioner shows the petition were people can sign their names to help to end the persecution. Kind hearted people support it by signing their names.

Lots of people stopped by to look at the photo exhibition People learn the exercises of Falun Gong
Radio Extrem interviews a practitioner On this very hot day Helsinki people come out to the park and learned the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong

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