17 Jul 2006

Nine linked to Falun Gong group charged with illegal assembly

Found on Singapore Window...

Associated Press
July 15, 2006
SINGAPORE


NINE people linked to the Falun Gong spiritual group have been charged with illegal assembly for allegedly gathering without a permit last year, a newspaper reported Saturday, July 15.

The eight men and a woman who were charged Friday were involved in illegal assemblies on Oct. 22 and Oct 23 in the busy Orchard Road shopping area, the Straits Times reported. Eight of them are due back in court on Friday, and the court appearance of the ninth is scheduled for Aug 4.

If convicted, they face a maximum fine of S$1000 (US$630; €498).

Falun Gong is banned in China as an "evil cult."

Authorities in Singapore, which imposes tight curbs on freedom of speech and assembly, allow the group to operate but have previously arrested members on occasion.

Earlier this week, police arrested a Falun Gong member, a 40-year-old Singaporean woman, who was protesting outside the Chinese Embassy, the newspaper reported.

The group is allowed to operate in former British colony Hong Kong, a separately ruled Chinese territory that enjoys Western-style civil liberties. The group frequently holds street displays describing alleged atrocities Chinese authorities have committed against their followers.

15 comments:

akikonomu said...

Hey anonymous falungong poster, where are you when we need you? Singabloodypore will lose all credibility if you don't turn up to spam every post!

Anonymous said...

Ever wondered whay Singapore government allows the practise but still makes occasional arrests every now and then?

It's to show that the Singapore police force is doing some work, instead of just bumming around.

Matilah_Singapura said...

S'pore state apparatus ass-kissing and fellating the Chinese govt.

Can you dig the fucking irony man? HK is Chinese territory, and yet Falun Gong is allowed to express themselves there!

Anonymous said...

From The Epoch Times dd 21-27 Dec 2005

Gao Zhisheng has been praised as "the conscience of Chinese lawyers" and "a great hero". He and is one of only a handful of lawyers in China who will defend those persecuted for their religious or spiritual beliefs. On Oct 18, Gao wrote a letter to the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao calling for an end to the persecution of Flun Gong. In response, the government closed his law ofice and took away his law licenses. Gao is now in hiding and who wrote his following statement of his withdrawal from the CCP.

After working around the clock for more than 10 days, I can now take a break. I have finished this course of investigation into the truth about the brutalo persecution, ordered by the Chinese authorities, that those who believe in freedom have suffered the past few years.

Because my wife and child remain at home alone, and becuase they are being watched 24H a day by the most notorious and most immoral police - police who know no bad things that they dare not do -- every second of my spare time has been filled with agoinizing worry. May God keep them safe!

Over a dozen days' close touch with Falun Gong believers was a shocking experience to my soul. Together with Prof Jiao Guobiao* I stayed 24H a day with these Falun Gong adherents, a group that suffering inhumane persecution has won eternal life.

Prof Jiao said, "I feel like I am dealing with ghosts because everyone of them has died several times." I said, "Well, we are associated with a group of saints. Their indomitable spirit, noble character, and ability to forgive the violent perpetrator, are not only China's hope, but also the reason why we should continue to persevere!"

During these past 15 days, I have come to know of indescribable violence done to our kind people. Ms Wang Yuhuang, a peaceful old woman, was tortured for 6 years in body and in spirit hundreds of times by police and CCP officials with all the horrible methods. Each time, over 20 policemen kept torturing her for over 24H until they all got exhausted and desperately mad. The entire set of major torture instruments was used to torture the old lady Wang 3 times in only 17 days. She was once put on the Tiger Bench (a small iron stool used as a torture device by tying the victims' legs to it in painful positions) for 3 days and 2 nights.

Eventually these more than a dozen days ended! And I had lost my hope for the CCP completely. This CCP has employed the most barbarous and most immoral and illegal means to torture our mothers, our wives, our children, and our brothers and sisters. It has made this kind of torture part of the Party member's job and raised the political standing of torture. It continuously persecutes and torments the conscience, character, and kindness of us, the people!

From now on, Gao Zhisheng, a "Party member" who hasn't paid the membership fee for a long time and has been absent from the "Party activities" for many years, declares that he quits this cruel, untrustworthy, inhumane, and evil party.

It is the proudest days of my life.

The original Chinese article is at: http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/5/2/13/n1152477.htm

* Dr Jiao Guobiao, to which attorney Gao refers, a journalism professor at Peking University, was recently fired for his outspoken views on censorship. In an article posted on the website of Voice of America, Dr Jiao's describes China's censorship methods as an "information pigsty" surrounded by "stinking" stones that separate China from the outside world, and the Chinese news media from the Chinese people.



More details:

http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/32/

http://www.theepochtimes.com

http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-6-30/29943.html

http://www.falundafa.org

http://www.faluninfo.net

http://www.un.org

http://www.un.org/docs/ecosoc/

http://www.ohchr.org/english/issues/



Human Rights Abuse

Disgusted said...

Pity the Falungong.

We should take the lead from HK which is close to our system, though more democratic. Allow Falungong to practise here.

We do not owe China anything and sell off our souls. Remember China had supported communist terrorism and caused thousands of deaths in this region, and their proxy wars in IndoChina and their support of the Pol Pot regime with more than 3 million deaths. And their recent claims of islands (Spratly)which is so far from their country.

Why blame Japan for not acknowledging WW2 astrocities, as China's hands are not clean either. What about Mao's disastrous cultural revolution that caused many millions to die due to famine, etc..And about Maos' harem of girls and how they are banished to the inner provinces when they are already used. (read that book about him, Forgot the title. Author: Jung ?).

How does Falungong compare to state terrorism? How can our countries here forget their support of terrorism.

Incidentally, I am not sure whether HK has the same problems as us with the Study mamas who become mama-sans here. (competing with our poor local girls).

I am sure HK is much more strict in allowing students from China to study there.

Here, we are fooled by these study mamas.
Heard that many of them are actually coming here for prostituion, etc,, and they get a child to accompany them.

I wonder if DNA tests are done, how many Study Mamas are actually parents of these students.

Yes, we lick the ass of China and become suckers of the world and laughing stocks. Now we have a bigger problem - street peddlers selling counterfeit goods mainly by these China women. Obviously, they had to switch from mama-san to selling counterfeit goods.

To put in perspective, the Falungong are harmless. Pity them !

Anonymous said...

falungong is not really religious; it is a breathing exercise like yoga, but makes claims of much greater wonders; it tries to make similarly fraudulent claims about political freedom, operating itself in a highly authoritarian manner - its leadership worship is hundreds times worse than PAP's

those who use it to attack PAP are, again, barking up the wrong tree

Anonymous said...

falungong is not really religious; it is a breathing exercise like yoga, but makes claims of much greater wonders; it tries to make similarly fraudulent claims about political freedom, operating itself in a highly authoritarian manner - its leadership worship is hundreds times worse than PAP's

those who use it to attack PAP are, again, barking up the wrong tree

Anonymous said...

falungong is not really religious; it is a breathing exercise like yoga, but makes claims of much greater wonders; it tries to make similarly fraudulent claims about political freedom, operating itself in a highly authoritarian manner - its leadership worship is hundreds times worse than PAP's

those who use it to attack PAP are, again, barking up the wrong tree

akikonomu said...

Welcome back, anonymous falungong poster! You complete Singabloodypore!

Anonymous said...

"falungong is not really religious; it is a breathing exercise like yoga...." - this am aware of it.

However, from the point of view of human rights, the torture done to anybody is an abuse. Such torture is also done to the Tibetans. Unless, one does not have conscience of human beings, then one will not feel anything wrong such torture!

Anonymous said...

"falungong is not really religious; it is a breathing exercise like yoga...." - this am aware of it.

However, from the point of view of human rights, the torture done to anybody is an abuse. Such torture is also done to the Tibetans. Unless, one does not have conscience of human beings, then one will not feel anything wrong such torture!

Anonymous said...

"falungong is not really religious; it is a breathing exercise like yoga...." - this am aware of it.

However, from the point of view of human rights, the torture done to anybody is an abuse. Such torture is also done to the Tibetans. Unless, one does not have conscience of human beings, then one will not feel anything wrong such torture!

Anonymous said...

the Tibetans DO NOT AT ALL practice falungong but they are also being subject to such abuse by the Chinese govt.

Anonymous said...

Phuntsog Nyidrol, last of the 'Drapchi nuns', arrives in US

by Kate Saunders, International Campaign for Tibet
March 15th, 2006


"Phuntsog Nyidrol, a Tibetan nun who was imprisoned for 15 years after peaceful protests in 1989, arrived in San Francisco this morning more than two years after her release from Drapchi (Tibet Autonomous Region) prison, Lhasa. Thirty-four year old Phuntsog Nyidrol, who has suffered from
ill-health following torture while in custody............However it is
important to note that despite serious engagement between the US and China
over the years, there has been little or no progress on fundamental human
rights issues in Tibet. Tibetans like Phuntsog Nyidrol continue to suffer
torture and imprisonment simply for the peaceful expression of their
views."

For more details:
http://studentsforafreetibet.org/article.php?id=841



Climb for Tibet support the Dalai Lama's millennium message - "Let there be respect for the Earth, peace for its people, love in our lives, delight in the good, forgiveness for past wrongs, and from now on, a new start."

http://www.freetibet.org/events/climbfortibet.html

HUMAN RIGHTS

Anonymous said...

oh my; flying nun