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  • Turkey: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition Comes to Istanbul

    Istanbul, Turkey was appointed by the European Union as one of the 2010 European Capitals of Culture. On February 19, 2010, the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition arrived in the city. This art show has toured the world, visiting over forty countries on five continents, and has received high commendations from the people of Istanbul.
  • France: Falun Gong Invited to Paris Chinese New Year Celebration

    On February 13, 2010, Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to the Chinese New Year celebration in Paris. They performed a "Celestial Maidens" dance, handkerchief dance, fan dance and Tibet dance, as well as zither solo "Song of the Lotus". In the end, the practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, receiving warm applause and kind remarks from the audience.
  • Germany: Rally Protests Hong Kong Government Interference with Shen Yun Performing Arts Show

    On February 4, 2010, a rally was held in Dortmund to strongly protest the Hong Kong Government's interference with the Shen Yun show. The rally also supported the march in Hong Kong with the theme, "Protect Shen Yun - Protect Hong Kong," which was held with hopes that Shen Yun Performing Arts would come back to Hong Kong as soon as possible.
  • United Kingdom: Visitors Impressed by Truth-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition in London

    On February 3, 2010, the International Truth-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition opened at the Hampstead Museum in Burgh House. This was the third time that the exhibition has been held in London. A total of 16 paintings were presented to show the beauty of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance and to depict the brutal persecution against Falun Gong in China.
  • France: Publicising the Lawsuit Against High Ranking CCP Officials

    In January 2010, the French Service Centre for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held several events to support the lawsuits in Spain and Argentina against five high-ranking CCP officials responsible for the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China. These events were held in Chinatown, at the Eiffel Tower and on Human Right Square in Paris.
  • Swedish MPs Support the Hong Kong People's Wish to See Shen Yun

    Two Swedish MPs, Ms. Cecilia Wigström and Mr. Andreas Norlén, who have seen Shen Yun performances in Sweden, were interviewed recently. Both were disappointed to learn that the Shen Yun shows were forced to cancel because the Hong Kong government, manipulated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), refused to grant visas to six technical experts on the Shen Yun Performing Arts staff.
  • French TV Station Reports Chinese Communist Regime’s Organ Harvesting from Living People

    The victims are Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong is a cultivation method in the Buddha school. Therefore they are all peaceful people. There are many Falun Gong practitioners in China. Since 1999, the Chinese Communist regime started its brutal persecution campaign against Falun Gong.
  • Belgium Leading Human Rights Lawyer: International Net of Justice is Closing

    Spain's National Court launched a lawsuit against Jang Zemin and other prime culprits who persecute Falun Gong. Leading human rights lawyer G. H. Beauthier said: “We are building an international net of justice, and going to do it step by step until these Chinese Communist Party officials who have committed crimes against humanity are eventually brought to justice.”
  • United Kingdom: Truth Compassion Tolerance Art Exhibition comes to Hampstead at the start of Chinese New Year

    At the heart of their artworks are the universal values of Falun Gong: Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance. The paintings reflect the positive life changes the artists have experienced from the practice, and at the same time, bring to reality the current persecution of Falun Gong in mainland China. Many of the artists themselves have endured this persecution first-hand.
  • Former Victim of Communism Supports Lawsuits Against CCP Officials

    “This is a beginning, we must give our full support for it.” said by Mr Siegmar Faust in Germany with an overwhelming Saxony accent. Here, the beginning stands for the two sentences separately made in both a Spanish court and an Argentine court. Five high-ranking officials of the Chinese Communist Party including the former leader Jiang Zemin were sued by Spain's National Court for genocide and the crime of torture.
  • Denmark: Peaceful Activities during the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009

    Outside the conference centre in the chilly wind, Falun Gong practitioners from different countries in northern Europe practised the exercises. They hung up banners and appealed to the conference participants to stop the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong. Their peaceful event moved the onlookers.
  • France: Exposing CCP Interference in Shen Yun Performances Worldwide

    Members of the Light of Asia Society - one of the organisers of Shen Yun Performing Arts shows in France, held an event at noon on January 29, 2010, near the Chinese Embassy in Paris, to publicly expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) interference with Shen Yun shows around the world. Upon learning of the situation, passersby condemned the CCP's actions.
  • Germany: Protesting the CCP's Interference with Shen Yun Performances in Hong Kong

    In Munich, Falun Gong practitioners protested peacefully in front of the Chinese Consulate on January 24. Shen Yun Performing Arts was scheduled to give seven shows in Hong Kong, but three days before their departure, the Hong Kong immigration department informed the hosting organisation that they refused to issue visas to six essential production staff members.
  • Short Stories from a European Resort

    Ms. Hao has been rising awareness about the human rights abuses against Falun Gong at a mountain resort in Europe to help tourists from China understand the truth and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organisations. As it turned colder and colder, fewer tourists came to the resort. However, many Chinese tourists still went to Ms. Hao to quit the CCP and its affiliates.
  • Poland: Promoting Falun Dafa in Lodz

    On January 23 and 24, several Falun Gong practitioners from Poland visited the second largest city, Lodz, to introduce Falun Dafa. Practitioners set up display boards and passed out flyers on Piotrkowska Street, telling people of the beauty of Falun Gong and exposing the brutal persecution against Falun Gong in China.