Ma Hui Under House Arrest
Last week, we urged you to take action on behalf of Chinese asylum seeker Ma Hui who had been deported from St. Petersburg, Russia along with her daughter Ma Jingjing. Ms. Ma has since been released from detention and reunited with her daughter, but is under house arrest in Harbin. On April 12, Falun Gong practitioners who had traveled from Russia appealed for Ms. Ma’s safety in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC. Friends of Falun Gong shares their concerns and will continue to monitor her situation closely.
Universities Host Organ Harvesting Forums
David Matas, Canadian human rights attorney and co-author of a report that links the boom in Chinese organ transplants to the persecution of Falun Gong, will speak at Columbia University an d Princeton University on Friday, April 20th.
The Columbia forum is scheduled for 11:00 AM-1:00PM. Click here for more information. The Princeton forum is planned for 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Mr. Matas will be joined by Dr. Charles Lee, who was jailed for three years in China, and Jingduan Yang, MD, whose sister was imprisoned for her belief in Falun Gong. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Chinese Embassy Exposed
Chinese Official’s wife defects and brings information to the public.
The wife of a Chinese diplomat stationed in Canada released a handwritten note detailing Chinese government efforts to prevent independent, Chinese-language network New Tang Dynasty Television from broadcasting in Canada. Jiyan Zhang defected to Canada when her husband’s tour of duty end ed. As a Falun Gong practitioner, she was concerned about her safety if she returned to China.
Message from Gao Zhisheng
After three attempts to write to his friend and supporter Hu Jia, intrepid human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng managed to make contact recently, according to an article in The Epoch Times. Mr. Gao is under strict house arrest with his family in Beijing and is being closely watched by CCP officials. In a telephone call to his friend, he described his August 15 abduction and imprisonment by Chinese police. He also described the toll that the Chinese government’s unconscionable actions have taken on his family.
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