Today in History - 2002: A Chinese court sentences 15 followers of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement to prison for broadcasting protests of the government's crackdown on the movement.
FDIC: Preliminary reports from Heilongjiang Province say that Luo Gan (appointed by Jiang Zemin to oversee the state-ordered extermination of Falun Gong) has already visited Harbin City and given local authorities the order to arrest 6,000 practitioners by the end of June. Jailed convicts are reportedly being turned loose on the street to free up prison space for the anticipated internment of Falun Gong practitioners. Sources also report that pressure from Beijing is so intense that police have been encouraged to drop all other investigations and focus on Falun Gong alone.
Harbin City residents have been "advised" to turn off their televisions in the event of any "interruptions" in the cable signal.
These broadcasts are the latest avenue used by Chinese citizens in their rapidly evolving efforts to expose the lies of Jiang Zemin’s anti-Falun Gong propaganda as well as reveal the regime’s persecution of those who practice or are sympathetic to the spiritual practice.
Dr. Zhou concluded:
"Sooner or later those who carry out this persecution will realize that coercion can’t change people’s hearts. The appeal for Falun Gong in China is stronger than ever because Falun Gong is something that has touched people’s lives. You can’t stamp that out. You can’t crush the essence of the human spirit: Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance."Read more...