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Beijing Jailed at Least 100 Falun Gong Practitioners in September: Report

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sentenced at least 100 Falun Gong adherents to prison in September, according to Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that documents the Chinese regime’s persecution of Falun Gong. An Oct. 5 article on the site enumerated 101 individuals who were given prison terms for their belief in Falun Gong in September, including 25 people aged 65 or older. At the same time, the CCP courts fined them a combined amount of $77,600, and local police officers extorted $7,767 from them. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice consisting of slow-moving exercises and moral teachings that promote truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance in everyday life. Its popularity peaked in the late 1990s in China, with 70 million to 100 million adherents, according to official estimates. The September persecution involved 19 provinces, ethnic minority regions, and municipalities under direct administration of the central CCP. …

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