China: Virus doesn’t slow down persecution of Falun Gong, it speeds up! Over 5000 targeted in 2020!

5,313 Falun Gong Practitioners Targeted for Their Faith in First Half of 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intensified the persecution of Falun Gong in the first half of 2020, which recorded 2,654 practitioners being arrested and 2,659 harassed for their faith. Among these practitioners, 1,687 had their homes ransacked. At the time of writing, 1,246 (47%) of the arrested practitioners remain in custody.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. It has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since 1999.

Although most provinces in China were locked down in the early months of 2020, there were more practitioners harassed each month in 2020 than the in same period in 2019. There were also more practitioners arrested in February, March, May and June 2020 compared to last year.

en.minghui.org/html/articles/2020/7/17/185913.html

Even during lockdown, the CCP snatched practitioners out of their homes, and detained them, and confiscated their property during these raids. This does not paint the glorified picture of China under the CCP that China wants to project to the world.

 

Although most provinces in China were locked down in the early months of 2020, there were more practitioners harassed each month in 2020 than the in same period in 2019. There were also more practitioners arrested in February, March, May and June 2020 compared to last year.
en.minghui.org/html/articles/2020/7/17/185913.html

Don’t the police have anything better to do?

 

 

h/t Lily