Friday, July 22, 2005

More than 2676 practitioners have been verified as being tortured to Death in over 30 provinces


"According to incomplete statistics, within the past five years beginning on July 20, 1999, more than 2676 practitioners have been verified as being tortured to death in over 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. However, according to the government's official internal statistics, the actual number of practitioners who died after being arrested had reached 1,600 by the end of 2001. In addition, there are at least 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners who have been illegally sentenced to prison. Over 100,000 practitioners have been sentenced to forced labor camps. Thousands of practitioners have been forcefully sent to psychiatric hospitals to be tortured with injections that are damaging to the central nervous system. Large groups of Falun Gong practitioners have been forcefully sent to local brainwashing classes, where they have been subjected to both physical and mental torture. Many more practitioners have been severely beaten and had large sums of money extorted from them by so-called "law-enforcement officials." When large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners are beaten to death, injured, and their families are broken up, when they have to leave home and go from place to place because of the persecution, millions of Falun Gong practitioners' families, relatives, good friends and colleagues are also implicated and brainwashed to varying degrees."
To learn more about situation, please visit: http://clearwisdom.net/emh/special_column/death_cases/death_list.html

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Free Charles Lee

PRESS ADVISORY

Radio, Free Charles!
What: National Event Invites Radio Stations Around the Country to Broadcast Message of Freedom for U.S Citizen Detained in China.
When: July 24th – July 31st, 2005
Where: Radio Stations Nationwide
How:
Broadcast "Free Charles Lee" song
Download song from http://www.rescuecharles.org/ website
Interview Charles Lee’s fiancée, Yeong-Ching Foo
Broadcast Public Announcement to Raise Awareness and help rescue Charles Lee back to America
Have listeners to call in with comments / Write to Charles Lee and Yeong-Ching Foo
Dr. Charles Lee has spent more than 900 days in a Chinese jail waiting for someone like you to help free him.
Dr. Charles Lee is a U.S. citizen who has been illegally detained for over 2 ½ years in China. Following his arrival to the country in 2003, to expose the human right’s atrocities taking place against the spiritual group Falun Gong Dr. Lee was forcibly abducted from the airport by Chinese police. Since being detained, Dr. Lee has faced countless abuses including brainwashing, force feeding, and forced labor. He is continually at risk of torture at the hands of his captors, and fellow inmates. Dr. Lee’s treatment is completely illegal, and must not be allowed to continue.
Why is your support so important?
Support for Dr. Charles Lee’s release does make a difference. Dr. Lee’s situation greatly improved through a series of van tours across the United States 2 years ago. This direct call to the American public in support of his immediate release from prison had a powerful effect. Though as public attention turned elsewhere his situation drastically worsened.
We can improve Dr. Charles Lee’s situation together. With our support and pressure not only will his conditions improve, but his release is certain. The government of China will not torture or harm him if they know people around the world are aware of the issue and support his release. It is a continued silence that allows this grave injustice against a fellow American to persist.
RADIO, FREE CHARLES! Is an event specifically created with the media in mind. RADIO, FREE CHARLES! is a national effort that seeks to raise the public’s awareness to the highest level. RADIO, FREE CHARLES! is our invitation to you to air a public announcement about Charles Lee current situation in China, interview Dr. Lee’s Fiancée Yeong-Ching Foo, play a song called "Free Charles Lee’" by Drew Parker, or produce your own spot to assist in Charles’s release.
Radio is a powerful tool, one that you can use to make difference. Join us during the week of July 24th and remember why you got involved in the media in the first place.
"My family, friends and I are fortunate to have so much help and support from you ever since I have been illegally detained and persecuted. We all appreciate it very much. As time goes by, I believe that the truth will be revealed to you. The persecution of Falun Gong is totally illegal and brutal. And also, as Dr. King says, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Thank you very much! Yours Very Sincerely, Charles Lee"
From a letter written in jail by Charles to US officials, May 16, 2003.
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