Congressional Caucus on International Religious Freedom Holds Panel on Falun Gong

[57 min]

On May 23, 2023, the International Religious Freedom Caucus hosted a congressional briefing on the persecution of Falun Gong. First-hand victims, experts, and caucus co-chair Rep. Bilirakis were joined by over 30 congressional staffers, China researchers, and media workers to discuss recent developments and key cases of persecution in China […]

Highlights from Falun Gong Panels, IRF Summit 2023

[17 min]

At the International Religious Freedom Summit, Executive Director Levi Browde discussed the challenges in documenting the persecution of Falun Gong, Grace Chen shared her story and called for the release of her detained parents, and Simon Zhang shared the story of his mother’s arrest, torture, and death in custody. Learn […]

Save Lucy Liu’s Mother

[2 mins]

When she was just four years old, Lucy was abducted from her daycare and held as ransom by Chinese police. They wanted to find her mother, Mrs. Liu Yan, and persecute her until Liu renounces her faith in Falun Gong.

Letter Campaign: Save Them For Grace

[1 min]

All Grace (Fayuan) Chen hopes for this holiday season is her parents’ safety. Her mother and father were arrested and detained by Hunan Province authorities in October 2020, on the grounds of attending a reading session of Falun Gong texts akin to Bible study. Grace hasn’t heard from them since. […]

Split by the State | Short Film

Facing persecution by the Chinese communist regime for their faith, Eric and his mother manage to escape to Australia by joining a tour group to the country. However, Eric’s father is not so fortunate. He is locked up in China’s notorious prison system, where he is brutally tortured and abused in solitary confinement…

Kidnapped and Sentenced to 16 Years of Chinese Prison—The Story of Zhiwen Wang

Zhiwen Wang was illegally detained on July 20th 1999, because he is a Falun Gong practitioner. Practicing Falun Gong in China had literally become a crime overnight, and he was one of the thousands of practitioners throughout the country targeted for immediate arrest. In a show trial, he was sentenced to heavy term of 16 years.