(For some reason, my mic isn’t working, so text shout out it is.)
I’d like to give a shout out to a lawsuit that just went to trial in New York where a group of persecuted Falun Gong practitioners are suing their persecutors, the Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance. The descriptions of the violence against the Falun Gong members are awful – both physically and emotionally. The charges include death threats, assault, battery, and mob violence. The videos of the protestors being persecuted in the streets of New York City are shown to people in prison for practicing Falun Gong as part of the brainwashing process. Despite delay tactics by the defendants, the case is finally moving to trial, which is a big step forward in the practitioners’ quest for justice. This article shows that this persecution that we’ve discussed in class is not limited to just China, but it has spread all over the world, even here in America.