In 1999, the Chinese Communist Party initiated the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. At the time there, according to the regime’s own estimates, there were more than 70 million people practicing Falun Gong in China. Falun Gong was banned, with the goal to “eradicate” it in three months. False propaganda was spread to create distrust and hatred towards Falun Gong and to justify the persecution, which is still ongoing today.
Practitioners of Falun Gong lose their rights to employment and education. Countless families have been torn apart and many children have been orphaned when their parents were either incarcerated or tortured to death.
Brainwashing and torture is routinely used to force people to stop practicing. According to a 2006 report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Novak, two thirds of those tortured in Chinese prisons are Falun Gong practitioners.
The majority of the practitioner who get arrested are sent to labour camps, often referred to as a present-day Gulag, where they are subjected to slave labour and torture.
There are more than 3000 documented deaths among Falun Gong-practitioners as a result of torture, but the real figure may be many times higher than that. Furthermore, deaths among Falun Gong-practitioners are reported as suicides by the regime.
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