"During the year  over 100 Falun Gong practitioners were reported to have died in detention or shortly after release as a result of torture, denial of food or medical treatment, and other forms of ill-treatment."
-- Amnesty International 2008 Annual Report, May 2008
CHILDREN ARRESTED OVER PETITIONING FOR PARENTS’ FREEDOM
Several reports from China have recently revealed that young Chinese are being beaten and arrested after petitioning for the release of their parents, who are being jailed simply for their belief in Falun Gong. Below are a few examples:
THE (GEORGETOWN) HOYA: WORLD CANNOT IGNORE CHINESE PERSECUTION
“China’s grotesque practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners has been known of for years, but these reports suggest that Falun Gong practitioners have been detained and killed expressly for their organs…in many other Chinese hospitals, doctors openly admit that they use Falun Gong practitioners’ organs in transplants, and both photographic evidence and testimony from family members of the deceased confirm this practice.”
Full article: http://www.thehoya.com/viewpoint/091506/view5.cfm
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: ASIA FOUNDATION STAFF MEMBER A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE
“Bu Dongwei, also known as David Bu, was assigned to two-and-a-half years’ ‘Re-education through Labour’ (RTL) on 19 June in connection with his activities as a member of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. He is detained at an undisclosed location, and Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience. He is at serious risk of torture or ill-treatment. Bu Dongwei had been working in Beijing for the US aid organization, the Asia Foundation, before he was detained by around seven police officers at his home…” In its call to action Amnesty asked its members to urgently write to Beijing and express concern.
US STATE DEPT. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT: TORTURE, KILLING OF FALUN GONG CONTINUES
In its annual report on international religious freedom released September 15, the U.S. Department of State claimed that in China, “Falun Gong practitioners continued to face arrest, detention, and imprisonment, and there have been credible reports of deaths due to torture and abuse.” It also stated “There were continuing revelations about the extra-legal activities of the Government's 610 office [link] including torture and forced confessions, a state security agency implicated in most alleged abuses of Falun Gong practitioners.”
Link to the report: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71338.htm