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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners in Moscow

Apparently 22 more practitioners were detained and released yesterday and are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow at 10am Moscow time. Please appeal by writing to the embassies here and here.

Epoch Times: Russian police arrested eight Falun Gong practitioners who were holding a peaceful appeal in front of the Chinese embassy in Moscow on Saturday ahead of Hu Jintao's visit....

Participant Tamara Kim commented, "Later in the afternoon there was a Chinese delegation expected to arrive, so the tension immediately grew more acute. We crossed over to the other side of the pond, and sat in meditation, but the police did not hesitate to walk all the way over there to arrest us and take us away in their vans."

Kim said after a couple of hours spent in the Ramenki police division, most Falun Gong practitioners left without having been interrogated or accused of anything since the mission of removing them from the area had been accomplished.

The main activities for Hu Jintao's visit will be held in Moscow on March 26, 2007. (more)

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